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Blissful Cottage Close to Downtown and Lakes

Bedrooms 2
Space 640 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

This blissful cottage is close to the hills, lakes (Lake Merritt & Lake Chabot), yet is close to restaurants and nightlife (15 mins to downtown Oakland & 25 mins to SF) and airport and Bart stations (10 mins away).

Very safe location but car dependent. You can walk to the hills but you need a car to reach the lakes or restaurants even if they are just few mins away. But Uber/Lyft is ubiquitous and in few minutes, you're in downtown Oakland or SF.

Come, relax and recharge in this private blissful cottage, all your own for the duration of your stay.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018


Oakland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Surveillance or recording devices on property - For safety of guests, there is one camera in the driveway ONLY. The host does NOT record, but MAY do so in cases of crimes or rules violation.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Blissful Cottage Close to Downtown and Lakes
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Lovely, quiet, lots of space, indoors and out.

  • 5 of 5

"Blissful cottage" was blissful. My favorite part was...well, everything. The 2 bedrooms, plus living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry, lots of space in the yard and an additional table. Spacious, warm and welcoming. We had 2 family members come for breakfast, They brought pastry, we provided coffee and comfort. There are lots of wine glasses for evenings. Bring your own silverware. It's not set up for making a big meal, but does have fridge. We made cereal too.

Thanks so much for a really wonderful stay. I would do it again.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for the stay, Beverly and Peter - happy to know you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. I will be sure to add silverware (thanks for the feedback). :-). I truly enjoy hosting knowing that my guests appreciate the effort I put in keeping the cottage clean, cozy, blissful and welcoming.
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san antonio tx

1st impression not good

  • 3 of 5

Arrived to an unkept front entrance... unswept, dirty and cobwebs on stairs and door. 1st impression, we felt "scammed". However, the inside was better, tho dusty. We did have a pleasant stay and did enjoy the cottage location, coziness, and the relaxation it offered. Detergent and cleaning supplies were available. Perhaps a new professional cleaning crew is needed.

1st thing we did was sweep front entrance, cleaned coffee maker, toaster , micro, and swept inside. The backyard was also bad; unkept, nasty grill and sitting area. It would have been nice if cleaned. Same for dirty washer, dryer; we cleaned before using.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, and I am sorry you feel this way, Mr. Martinez. We try hard to maintain the property as sparkling clean as possible, and this is reflected by a number of guests who rated the cottage highly when it comes to cleanliness, not only in this platform. But I understand we cannot please everybody, it is just an impossible task. And when the trees are shedding (front and backyard), sometimes leaves are everywhere again even just few hours after cleaning. And as people with backyards can attest, dust can gather on the patio furniture just few hours after they are cleaned, especially if the place was cleaned up in the morning, and the guests did not show up until the afternoon. As to the inside of the house being dusty - if true, of course is not acceptable. I maintain the property myself, if I am available, and strive for its utmost cleanliness. But sometimes when I am unavailable, then yes, I rely on cleaning crews. But I will make sure that the cleaning crew do a better job/and or find another one that can do the job better.
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Quaint, tidy cottage felt cozy and safe. Comfy for two and our 7 nite stay.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the garden flowers and fruit trees. Good off street parking. Adequate kitchen, stocked with coffee, tea, spices, and items left by previous renters. Key pad access meant no keys, yay! Roku TV and good wifi, Blu-ray DVD, CD player. Never met Jan, but appreciated her prompt messaging via text and email. Some street noise at times during morning and late afternoon/early evening. Cottage sits at top of street intersection and bright street light. Front bedroom could use light blocking curtains. Location is car dependent but has convenient access to freeway.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cute and new condition!

  • 4 of 5

This location was perfect, as it was convenient to the airport. This property is very nice and in excellent condition.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place convenient location, quiet

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Convenient location. Nice relaxing backyard and the lighting in the house is great.

Peaceful, clean and was perfect for out stay.

I would recommend this property.

We are planning to return.

The owner is very gracious. It is a blissful cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allenspark, CO

Small but comfortable

  • 4 of 5

This little cottage was small, but met our needs for a long weekend. Because we were out and about doing Mother's Day and graduation events, we only slept at the cottage. We didn't do any cooking, and weren't even able to take advantage of the yard. There appeared to be cookware and adequate flatware, plates and glasses. Some spices in the cupboard and things like mustard and ketchup in the 'fridge, so a "use something, leave something" process, which I always like. The two bedrooms are joined by a bathroom. Shower had plenty of water pressure. There's some street noise, as the larger bedroom is right on the street. Everything was very clean. Jan is very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.8 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Jack London
Nearest Beach
5 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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