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Recent Oakland reviews

  • The best place to stay in Berkeley

    "My husband and I stayed at the "Kiwi Cottage"' for twelve days. It was the most delightful stay We have ever had at a VRBO. Absolutely wonderful! The cottage was so clean, comfortable and warming. We just loved it as did my grandson too. We picked fresh tomatoes off the vine barbecued in the beautiful garden and enjoyed the friendship of Sharon and John. Thank you for such an enjoyable stay for us and my grandson. You are awesome!!"
    Guest: Jackie O. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 27, 2016
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  • Charming, near-perfect house for 4

    "My family and I had a lovely time staying in this charming house over the Thanksgiving holidays. The architecture, door frames and other 20s era elements are unique and give off good vibes. The interior furnishings are warm and personable; it is clear they have been chosen with care, from the opposing couches and large family table to the comfy master bed. We're sorry it was too rainy and cold to enjoy the small outdoor space in the back. Great kitchen and large oven made cooking enjoyable. Wonderful book collection - some quite dated but that added to the charm. Great neighborhood and perfect perch from which to explore Oakland. Only a few, minor criticisms (NONE of these were deal breakers in anyway - we had a lovely stay. I only point them out in hopes of being helpful): 1. Very dark inside, even during the day (with exception of bedrooms - see point 2): The interior lights are dim at best, which made us struggle with navigating the hodgepodge of small steps, random corners and blind spots quite a struggle, especially since one member of our party has limited vision. 2. Early sunshine wakeup: Main bedroom and second bedroom/office windows lack curtains, so the sun shines (way too) bright in the morning. An inexpensive and helpful touch would be to add curtains to the windows (instead of the white translucent cloth currently in place). We jury-rigged some dark sheets in the office using existing hooks and were able to get by. 3. Second/bedroom office is cluttered with papers and packages - this is only an asthetic criticism and not a big deal, but could be nice to tidy up and remove/hide some of the papers, manilla envelopes, etc. 4. Murphy bed offers passable comfort for two medium-to-small sized individuals, but would start to get uncomfortable for a longer stay. 5. Landscaping has seen better days - some plants are overgrown, especially in the backyard, and the driveway was swamped with leaves (we imagine this was probably due to wintertime and it did not affect us in the least since we didn't use those spaces). 6. A bit musty in certain parts of the home (i.e. office, kitchen near cellar door, etc) - but this is too be expected in an older home. Overall we had a great time.. can't underestimate the charm of this place. Owner was extremely kind and flexible - she was very responsive, answered all our questions and made are check in and out extremely easy. Would highly recommend to friends. Would not recommend for the visually impaired."
    Guest: Cort P. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: December 7, 2016
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  • Great home for our wedding celebration

    "Our family had a wonderful stay for my daughter's wedding and your home was the perfect place for us to stay during our celebration. We felt very much at home and the location was perfect. Thank you for a great time!"
    Guest: Patty D. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 19, 2016
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  • Great way to visit the Bay

    "Beautiful, spacious spot with a lovely deck area perfect for sipping morning coffee or evening wine. So nice to have 2 bathrooms when you have more than 3 people. Hosts were terrific and showed us around quickly, and even had some nice treats waiting for us. One nit that most people won't care about - the main living room area doesn't have a TV, though each of the bedrooms do. It's not a big deal, but during football season it was a little odd for us not to be able to watch a game as a group. You're likely going to have too much to do in the area to much care, though. Easy walking distance to some restaurants/coffee and close enough to BART as well. Recommended."
    Guest: Erik W. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: November 17, 2016
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