About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Artsy, Light, Private 1200sq ft Upper Apt- Central to Oakland, SF, Berkeley
Guests say this private upper flat in a duplex feels like home and has all the amenities of home, too! (I live below and tried to create a space I'd love to rent.)
This light, quiet vacation rental has a beautiful vintage look and is a bargain if you need space, at 1200 sq ft. It is decorated with a mix of furnishings like an orange leather Design Within Reach sofa, midcentury furniture, and ethnic crafts.
INSTANT BOOKING? PLEASE READ: This flat is in a quiet area and located above my home, a separate unit. It is only for the max # and age of people listed in rules. Not for business meetings, "filming," or use other than as a lovely place to stay. Please contact me first if you have questions. Thanks!
A COLORFUL HOME WITH GREAT REVIEWS:
More than 100 vacation renters have given this flat amazing reviews. If you like being in a central location to explore Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco and beyond, this is the best neighborhood.
Our quiet residential neighborhood is surprisingly central, in the one that people envy -- located equally close to Temescal and Rockridge and near Piedmont and Elmwood. Walkable to Kaiser too.
You'll have multiple restaurants to choose from and can easily get to SF by nearby freeways or hop on BART.
Very popular for Fancy Food Show visitors as an affordable place to stay for SF conferences, travel nurses, UC Berkeley / CCA visiting professors, business travelers, and family visiting family in the neighborhood.
* Built in early 1900s, offering lots of charm
* Upper floor give you lots of privacy and light all day.
* 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with nice cotton sheets, duvets and towels provided.
* WIFI + Smart TV - Lots of great channels & log into your Amazon Prime & Netflix accounts
* One bedroom has a very comfortable queen bed; the other has a queen sized sofabed people love.
* Living room and dining room have an open floor plan - very comfortable for working, relaxing and internet surfing
* Fully equipped kitchen with new stainless steel gas stove and refrigerator
* Lots of coffee and espresso making equipment!
* Washer / dryer
* STEEP stairway (see pics)
* Free street parking (no permits needed). Possibility of using the driveway.
I live below and am on hand for any questions and tips unless I'm off traveling too. :)
NOT FOR KIDS <9: The apt is not child proofed and has many delicate items, as well as non-child friendly furniture. The sound of running and yelling carries straight down. For those reasons it is not a good fit for younger kids. Thank you for understanding.
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- english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
I'm a long time Bay Area resident with deep ties into Berkeley, arts and craft scenes, artisan / craft food makers and restaurants, and a lot of knowledge of Internet startups and destinations all over the bay area. Open minded, I love to live the good simple life and enjoy the spirit of travelers who love connecting with new folks. I've traveled to lots of countries and have friends around the world. My work involves Internet marketing, self-help and business writing, optimal living coaching and creating awesome entrepreneurial projects to make the world a happy place. Making sure guests enjoy their stay to the fullest through clear communication and expectations is super important, and I've had some wonderful experiences meeting people from all over the world. I love the Bay Area, Oakland and Rockridge and hope my guests love it as well. Hablo Espanol. Parlo un puo Italiano. Falo Portugues. Parles en peu Francais.
Why Susie chose Rockridge
Location location, on a street lined with Craftsman bungalow homes. This private flat is decorated with arts and crafts to stir creativity yet with the comforts of home. The upper floor offers lots of light, from dawn to dusk, and when you wake up you see only sky from the bedroom window - lots of privacy. You can walk between Oakland's two hot neighborhoods, Rockridge and Temescal, with easy access to Berkeley and SF, and revel on Sunday mornings at a fantastic farmers market. It's especially great for people considering moving to the East Bay wanting to get a feel for the area or as a visiting professor / remote worker (or nomad !) or if you're remodeling their home in Oakland and need a temporary home.
What makes this House unique
This flat has really great energy and most people who stay there want to come back. Built in 1907, it has good bones and a nice layout where you can be together with whoever else you're staying with or separate to do your own thing. Your food and adventure concierge and local expert lives below, ready to make sure you have a great stay and will enjoy the Bay Area to the fullest (or leave you alone if that's what you prefer)
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Eclectic upstairs apt. Very convenient to transport and shopping.
Comfortable beds but no dishwasher.
Thanks Melinda. I'm glad you enjoyed the beds and location. The listing doesn't say there's a dishwasher, though I appreciate the feedback. Happy trails!
Comfortable apartment in great location
Will be happy to have the opportunity to return and stay at Susie's apartment. Parking was easy, and BART is close and convenient and lots of goodies to eat on College Avenue. Thanks, Susie.
Excellent location, Just like home.
We needed a home away from home when we visited with our daughter's family recently. This house was perfect. Not only was it a ten minute walk from her house, but it was a fifteen minute walk from the BART station and only a few minutes from any kind of restaurant we could think of. On a lovely tree shaded street, we were kind of surprised that we never had a problem finding on-street parking within a few houses. The neighborhood is quiet, and the bed was wonderful for us. Just like our one at home. Not only was there all of the cooking equipment anyone might need, but the owner even had a nice selection of fruits, dairy products, cereals, bread, coffees and teas to get anyone started before a food shopping trip. And grocery stores are close by as well. The apartment is decorated with unusual and fun art work which we gather has been in the family for a while. We had a great time looking at some of the unusual pieces and at some really amazing art work. Next time we are visiting our daughter, we'll be back.
Totally delightful to meet you and host you! Looking forward to your next visit.
Wonderful property & owner
My wife and 2 kids (15 & 9) recently stayed here for 8 days. The owner couldn’t have been better to work with, and left us everything we needed for our stay. Plus, the place is very conveniently located, minutes from San Francisco and Berkeley. The neighborhood was great, and parking wasn’t an issue for us at all.
In short, we felt extremely comfortable at the property, and enjoyed our time there. Having a fridge, range and washer/dryer really came in handy for us. Should we decide to come back to the Bay Area, this is definitely a place we would stay at again.
Thanks Scott. It was a delight to host you all! :)
Worked out great for us.
The property was very comfortable and welcoming. Great location, and the owner was friendly and helpful.
Great location and comfortable vacation rental with a friendly and helpful owner.
This is a very comfortable well-furnished vacation or longer term rental. The location is very convenient to the Rockridge area and only a 3-4 minute walk to the restaurants and shops on College Avenue and the Rockridge BART Station. Susie, the owner is friendly and helpful. She has furnished the apartment with all the comforts of home. Everything you need to make your own meals is provided except for the food of course, but Trader Joe's is only a short walk away on College. There is plenty of parking, but you will rarely need your car since so much is within easy walking distance. We come to Oakland often to visit our son and daughter-in-law and have stayed in several vacation rentals over the last couple of years. We have found a favorite and will always check the availability of Susie's first now.
And you are the perfect guests! Glad you enjoyed your stay so much. :)
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Located in foodie central, an easy walk to Temescal restaurants and farmers market, walk to Rockridge shopping and BART, lovely drive, walk or bike to Berkeley and campus and the Grand Lake / Lake Merritt area. The flat is a 5 minute walk to the CCA college and a great central location when exploring the bay area and beyond.
Lots of folks have loved staying here when visiting friends and family or wanting a quiet place to focus on writing or sabbatical projects.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
This rental is perfect as a quiet getaway or a launching point for outings. Because there isn't good sound insulation between the rental and my place, dinner parties or gatherings are not allowed without previous discussion. The rates are low with this idea in mind...that it isn't a spot for ongoing gatherings of local friends and family. If you would like to visit and use the spot for entertaining, please let me know and we can arrange a special price. Please, no pets at all. IMPORTANT: Please tell me if something gets damaged so I can decide whether to replace it, ask for $, or do nothing. This is a quiet residential area. Although it's very close to a few universities it isn't a party pad. Before renting let's chat about your plans to make sure we're the perfect fit. Thanks :)