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Lovely Laurel District Sanctuary-Spacious One Bedroom Duplex/Flat With Parking

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Duplex/Flat, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

Lovely Laurel Charmer...Enjoy a serene environment in our spaciously stylish, large one-bedroom flat, conveniently located in the lovely Laurel District. Relax and revitalize in the living room in either a comfortable, contemporary sofa that easily converts into a sofa bed or sink into a soft sectional sofa that includes a comfy chaise lounge. Entertainment is easy with a large, flat screen TV, DVD player and a mini DVD library. Work is a breeze with an excellent, ergonomic office chair and desk, and WiFi Internet connection to ease your workload and Internet surfing. Curl, cuddle up, read or take a nap in comfort in a cozy, comfy queen size bed with lots of pillows and natural light. Making it easy and convenient for Baby is a lovely Graco Play~n~Pak Portable Crib/Playpen. Create tasty treats in the well-appointed kitchen, complete with dishes, glassware, utensils, serving plates, pots & pans, a wonderful Wedgewood gas stove with a grill and broiler, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and even a toaster. The charming dining area is the perfect place to create memorable meals with family and friends. Enjoy the sun in our large backyard, complete with a gas barbeque to grill to your heart's content. There is also a Security Entrance and Secured, Gated, Off-Street Private Parking.

Located in the lovely Laurel Business District, you are just two short walking blocks away from a wonderful selection and variety of local neighborhood stores and businesses, including Coffee Shops, yummy restaurants (Chinese, Cambodian, Mexican, Italian, West African, American, Fish & Chips, Hot Dog & Hamburgers, Gourmet Pizza), Donut and Sandwich Shop, a fabulously cool Toy Store, a new Kettle Corn Shop, Boutiques, Dollar Store, Print & Copy Shop, Pet Food Store, Feed & Tack Store, Children's Ballet & Dance Studio, Martial Arts Studios, Yoga Studios, a Bike Shop, Beauty, Barber & Nail Salons, Safeway Grocery/Supermarket, Farmer Joe's Flagship store & House of Produce (two great produce stores), Food Mill (organic, bulk and health food), Bank of America & Citibank, the Post Office, Doctors, Dentists, Optometrists, Veterinarians, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Subway Sandwiches, Domino's Pizza and Walgreens Pharmacy. Just a mile away are Peets Coffee, La Farines, Farmer Joe's second & an extremely large produce market location, CVS Pharmacy, Office Depot, Radio Shack, McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy Burgers and Starbucks.

Enjoy the Laurel Street Festival, held annually on the second Saturday of August, with over 100 street vendors, food booths, musical performances, Carnival Games, a Petting Zoo, Rides and many other Children's activities. Join the Chinese/Lunar New Year Lion Dance, Easter Egg Hunt and Halloween Trick-or-Treating annually.

Conveniently located 5 minutes away from the Dimond, Fruitvale, Lakeshore, Grand, Piedmont, Temescal and Rockridge Shopping Districts, Lake Merritt, the Rose Garden, the amazing Chabot Science & Observatory, hiking in the Redwoods, Oakland Knowland Park Zoo, the famous Children's Fairyland, Grand Lake Theater & Dimond Library. Only a quick 10 minutes away from Jack London Square, Downtown Oakland, Oakland Chinatown, the Oakland Convention Center, the Paramount Theater, the Fox Theater and of course, the Oakland Coliseum and Oracle Arena, home of our beloved Oakland Raiders Football Team, World Championship Golden State Warriors Basketball Team, Oakland A's Baseball Team and San Jose Sharks Hockey Team.

Just 10 minutes to Emeryville, San Leandro & Castro Valley. A quick 15 minutes drive to UC Berkeley, Richmond, Hayward, Fremont, Union City, Orinda, Moraga & Lafayette. A short 20 minutes drive to Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill & Concord. A hop, skip and a jump with a 20-30 minute drive away from San Francisco, San Ramon, Dublin and Pleasanton.

Only 15 minutes drive away from the Oakland International Airport. 5 minutes drive to BART. 2 Block walk to AC Transit Bus Service. Just 45 minutes drive from the San Francisco International Airport.

Keywords: Flat, Duplex, Apartment, Home, House, Condo, One Bedroom, Casa, Casita, Bungalow, Oakland, Walk to Restaurants, Stores, Banks & Services.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

Why The Owner chose Oakland

We love the diversity and so many cultures in this wonderful neighborhood. It's cool to be so close to so many fabulous areas, attractions, restaurants and activities in the Laurel and just a few minutes away to the many other awesome neighborhoods and tourist areas in Oakland. It can be hard to choose what to do, see or eat on a given day and that's what makes the Laurel District and Oakland such a cool place to visit. We also love being only 15 minutes away from the University of California, Berkeley, Emeryville with it's trendy Emery Bay Shopping Plaza, just 20-30 minutes away from San Francisco, Fremont, Union City and an hour from San Jose. There are so many choices to eat whatever type of food you might fancy, great music venues, concerts, Silicon Valley, movie theaters, shopping, site-seeing, waterfronts, fantastic festivals and an amazing selection of whatever tastes, hobbies or activities anyone of any age would enjoy!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Lovely Laurel District Sanctuary-Spacious One Bedroom Duplex/Flat With Parking
average rating of 4.678571 based on 28 reviews

Very clean! Perfect location for our family and all the things we wanted to do while in town!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 loved this place! Neighborhood was safe, and we loved that we could park our car in the back every night. Easy access to the freeway, but very quiet neighborhood. Lisa was incredible to work with, very kind and helpful. Her place is immaculate and well stocked of anything we may have needed.

I often come to the Bay Area to shop for art supplies, this trip was no exception. I bought so much stuff I couldn't get it all home in my suitcase, so I drove about 5 minutes away or less to find an incredible Goodwill there and bought a nearly new suitcase to get it all home. Trader Joes was super close off the freeway and our regular church was only 8 minutes away.

We are already planning to return over and over again. I feel like we found our second home in an area we love to visit. Our second daughter is leaving us for 18 months and this was our last hurrah trip before she leaves in October. Thank you for helping to make it so memorable!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family vacation to the bay area! Very gracious and helpful owners who provided everything we needed at the property as well as great information about the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nice, Clean, safe place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I was a little bit worry about the location before I stayed because we have two small kids with us. Actually the unit location is quite safe, we walked out few times and felt very comfortable.

The unit itself is clean, big living room, has everything we need. And it's safe to park our car in a semi-private garage. Landlord is very friendly, easy to reach, provided us so many information for our trip. High recommend to stay in this unit for a San Fran Bay Area trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Fully equipped with lots of room inside and off-street parking.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay here. Lots of room inside for six people. Our host was very considerate of all aspects of our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great value and location

  • 5 of 5

We recently visited Oakland for a friend's wedding. There were three adults and a four-year-old. One of the best things about this property is how family friendly it is. There were toys, both indoor and outdoor, for the 4-yr-old. We also appreciated having bottled water to take along on our day trips. The bed was really, really comfortable! This property also features a washer and dryer for use, which was nice, because we didn't arrive back home with tons of laundry to do. The property owner is very nice, sending out useful information about the area ahead of time and checking in to make sure we had everything we needed once there. The kitchen was well stocked even with ziploc bags, which came in handy a few times when we needed to take snacks along on our outings. I feel like this property owner anticipated any need we might have had and made sure that we were taken care of. We really appreciated how close this property was to everything we planned on doing. And the gated parking was nice, even though I don't think it was an area where it was needed. The added security just made us feel more comfortable. We would stay at this location again when in Oakland. Thanks to the property owner for everything and making our trip easy!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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nice place to stay while in oakland

  • 5 of 5

A real find for us, The location right off Exit 35 on the 580 made quick access to downtown, ferry, Bart and SF. The space is much larger than depicted on line. Plenty of storage, well stocked. Lots of amenities ....can't name them all. The back yard and parking pad were fantastic. The property backs up to the 580, but the beautiful dense trees and shrubs diffuse the noise, (Definitely not a deal breaker). We enjoyed the BBQ while our granddaughter rode her trike around the massive parking pad. We have rented several places in Oakland, and dealt with many property owners. The Wongs were the most attentive and gracious of all. WILL BOOK AGAIN

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Chabot Observatory Space & Science Center, Children's Fairyland, Oakland Knowland Park Zoo, Lake Merritt, Jack London Square, Oakland Chinatown, Mormon Temple, Joaquin Miller State Park (Hiking Trails, Redwoods,) Rose Garden, Paramount Theater, Fox Theater, Oakland Ice Skating Arena, Oakland Raiders National Football Team, Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball Team, Golden State Warriors Basketball Team, Multiple MoviePlexes, University of California, Berkeley


Rates & Availability

Laurel House Rental Rates

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Low Season
Jan 16 2017 - Feb 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Nonrefund Cleaning Fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 14.0%

➡️ There Is A 14% City Occupancy Tax For All Stays 30 Days Or Less.
➡️ There is a $80.00 Cleaning Fee.
➡️ Guests May Substitute A Nonrefundable $59.00 VRBO/HomeAway Property Damage Insurance Policy In Lieu Of Our $250.00 Security Performance Deposit (Refundable).
➡️ You will also be required to sign our rental agreement.
➡️ Please let us know if you will have a rental car and need a parking space.
➡️ Sorry...Pets are not allowed at this time.
‼️ This is a NON-SMOKING Property. Please, ABSOLUTELY, NO SMOKING is allowed anywhere on our property.
‼️ Quiet Hours: 10:00p.m.-7:00a.m. Please keep noise to a minimum after 10:00p.m. (City Noise Ordinance)p
‼️ This is NOT a Party House. Please treat our home gently, and with respect.
‼️ No illegal use of drugs or excessive alcohol drinking.
Non-compliance with any of our House Rules will automatically result in forfeiting your entire Security Performance Deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Laurel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large Bathroom with Bathtub and Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Convertible Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin Size Convertible Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Size Bed W/High Quality Tempurpedic Mattress
  • Queen Size Bed (1), Baby Crib (1) Graco Pack and Play Portable Crib/Playpen, Sofa Convertible Bed (1) Sofa Converts To A Twin Size Sofabed, Additional Mini-Sectional Sofa With Chaise Lounge (1),
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Mini Security/Lobby Entrance, Secured, Gated, Private, Off-Street Parking, High Efficiency Stainless Steel Front Loading Washer & Dryer Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster Gas Barbeque Large, Private, Flat, Fully Enclosed, Fenced Backyard

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