Beautiful, secluded garden cottage offers privacy and convenience. Easy walking distance to Rockridge shops, BART, and Temescal. Featured in the May 2009 Dwell Magazine. LR, kitchenette and full bath downstairs. Queen size bed upstairs.
Entire private cottage and shared side and backyard with patio seating.
We are happy to suggest hikes, restaurants and other activities. We've compiled an extensive list of our favorite spots, both right in the neighborhood and also farther afield.
The bedroom of the cottage is located up a short flight of stairs, so it isn't ideal for anyone with compromised mobility.
The bathroom shower is fully functional but some particularly large/tall people may find it a little tight.
No smoking inside or outside please.
Where possible, please remove shoes at the door. We recommend bringing slippers to wear in the cottage.
Please keep the front gate locked.
If you are expecting a visitor or a delivery, please meet them at the gate. Guests often knock on our door looking for airbnb tenants. Entertaining more than 1 or 2 guests at a time is discouraged (the cottage is simply not spacious enough).
Upon check-out, please lock both the cottage and gate and put the key into the mail slot of our front door.
If you are booking for someone other than yourself (a parent, spouse or friend) please let us know in advance to insure that the actual guest and our cottage are a good fit.
Please take precautions if you use face soap containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, which bleaches fabric and towels. We have had to replace several new towels b/c of these bleach stains. If you use these products, please bring your own face towel and try to keep the product off the cottage towels/linens.
Perfumes or other heavily scented home/body products are discouraged.
I am an artist and interior designer born and raised in the Virginia foothills. I traded the east coast for the wild west in 2013. I've loved discovering Oakland and welcome the opportunity to share my favorite hikes, restaurants and shops in the area with guests.