Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
The bedroom area has one queen sized bed and the living area has one queen-sized sofa that opens to a very comfortable queen sized bed.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed - We do not have childproofing. We do not have childproofing.
No smoking - This is a no smoking building by ordinance.This is a no smoking building by ordinance.
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- People are not permitted to step onto the adjacent roof garden
- Must use the labeled refuse containers for different types of trash - recycling, land fill, and compost. No food scraps in other trash.
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
Follows industry health association: SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
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About Sheila K. Collins
My husband and I have always wanted to live in California but our families and work have kept us in the Midwest and East. We currently live in Pittsburgh on the Allegheny River but we come to California every chance we get, and we're still involved with the non-profit in the building. Fortunately we have a friend who is a skilled property manager who lives nearby and handles the day to day chores for us making it possible to share this unique space with others when we aren't here.
Sheila K. Collins purchased this condo in 2012
Why Sheila K. Collins chose Oakland
The historical building where the loft is located was purchased in 2000 by an art-based non-profit that my husband and I have been involved with for many years. As a volunteer I operated the loft as a corporate apartment for several years for the benefit of the organization until the building became a condo and the small apartments in the building were put up for sale. We bought and renovated the space and stayed in the loft when we came for workshops and retreats. Guests have always come from many countries to participate in classes and trainings in the building, and when that isn't happening, we rent it to people not associated with the organization.
What makes this condo unique
Ease of getting to most anywhere in the Bay Area is one of the best advantages of the loft's location. We're 3 blocks from the 19th St. BART Station and buses run often on Telegraph and Broadway. Our visitors often have business in the area and find the loft a comfortable and convenient place to stay. Other guests have family in the area and need a place to stay nearby to participate in family celebrations like weddings, new baby births, and holidays. We are near several medical facilities so family members and even patients have stayed with us while undergoing treatment or getting periodic check-ups.