Comfortable, clean & spacious private room in quiet, cozy, classic Northern California home with lots of charm. A+ location - best Oakland neighborhood - safe, beautiful, and walk to everything - shops, bars, great restaurants! Sandwiched right between SF Bay, UC Berkeley/Elmwood (5 minute drive) and Piedmont (also 5 minute drive), and downtown San Francisco (12 minute drive, or 20 minutes direct service on BART, which is right across the street from the house).
Spacious, classic craftsman style triplex from the 1920s in the heart of Rockridge, the best neighborhood in Oakland and one of the very best in all of the Bay Area.
Our house is complete with a very cozy and functional living room, a spacious and very well-equipped kitchen, and a very clean and updated bathroom with a full sized tub and high-efficiency, anti-overflow toilet. Your room is directly across the hall from the bathroom.
We have a cozy living space overlooking a beautiful large tree outside and decorated with an assortment of books, magazines, music, a vintage piano, toy piano and a comfortable chaise-couch. It also has a working fireplace! It is the perfect oasis for those wanting to spend the day in relaxing and having meals/tea or those who need a place to sip coffee and get some work done.
Our kitchen has just about anything you might need from tools to appliances; it gets plenty of light and it is the main area where the roommates like to congregate - if they're ever around! We also have a downstairs floor - really an unfinished basement - that features a new-ish washer and dryer.
Your room is the largest in the house - it is the same size as the living room, and equipped with a pillow-top bed, lots of pillows, down comforter, full closet space (for your hanging and folding clothes), full-length mirror, towels, toiletries, and everything else to make your stay comfortable, cozy, and enjoyable. Since it's a large room, it can also accommodate plenty of luggage and anything else you might bring along with you without obstructing or crowding the space. It gets a nice amount of sun light - not too much, not too little.
Zugang für Gäste
Please feel free to make yourself at home! Feel free to watch movies, read books & magazines, etc. with the only stipulation being that you return everything to its original location.
Please be considerate of the roommates who live here when using the space (no extra guests, for example). You will likely run into them maybe once if you're staying a few days - we all frequently travel due to work (none of us happen to be in the same line of work, somehow) so you will have plenty of privacy and opportunities to enjoy more than just the bedroom. I ask that guests stay out of the roommates' private spaces (their rooms, the pantry in the kitchen, drawers in the bathroom) and my personal things (my dresser, the locked wardrobe, drawers, etc).
Interaktion mit Gästen
Please let me know if you need anything, have any questions, or encounter any problems - any time, although I am generally traveling during your AirBnB visit and may not be able to respond right away. My housemates' contact info are provided upon arrival as well, as they are occasionally around if you require immediate assistance. Since my housemates and I work out of town frequently it's also possible that you may have the house to yourself during the stay.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Please be advised that you are renting a room on AirBnB. Often times it seems that guests expect a hotel-like experience. Please accept that some personal items will be around, and that I won't be able to provide you with the same services as a 4 star hotel, and I may not be able to answer your calls and messages urgently (I also work as a musician so I can't be near my phone often). Please keep the key with you until your departure, and you should leave it where it was left for you upon departure, and please be respectful of my belongings, space, and return everything exactly as you found it... except for any used bedding/linens, etc.
-Respect the house, the housemates and house manual
-No extra guests unless previously agreed upon.
-No smoking in the house
-Recyle and Compost EVERYTHING! (see house manual for details). It's 2017 and our planet is sick :( help out!
-Return everything exactly to where you found it (INCLUDING THE HOUSE KEY!)
Have lived mostly on the west Coast. Long-time San Franciscan, now based in Oakland - I live in Rockridge, one of the finest neighborhoods in America - here we embrace local & sustainable eating, enjoy the beautiful nature (Redwood and Eucalyptus trails, the ocean, rolling hills), tons of cultural diversity, and beautiful architecture unique to this part of Northern California. I travel a lot to work, and I work to travel, as a violinist (most of my work is classical). I really enjoy meeting people of all different backgrounds and learning something new from every different experience, as well as bringing people together through the things I'm most passionate about - music, food, and great stories! I'm open-minded, adventurous, laid-back, and super friendly, and love using AirBnB to connect with people and places.