Perfect apartment for exploring the Bay Area- enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the 3 mile walk around Lake Merritt, take in the hipster restaurants and bars of downtown Oakland and a short seven block walk takes you to the BART station, only 2 stops to SF!
Lake Merritt is the "happiest place in Oakland" and you are able to easily walk to explore the restaurants and bars that make it a burgeoning gastronomic scene. There is also the Oakland Museum 2 blocks away with a free music/food truck outdoor party every Friday night. Jack London Square is also right at hand and a walk around the Lake completes the tour of Oakland with the Grand Lake Theatre and its surrounding milieu of cafes/restaurants- I like Boot and Shoe for morning pasteries and the Grand Lake Kitchen for Brunch.
BART is right around the corner- easy access to SF (two stops away to the Embarcadero) and the airport transport from both Oakland and SF via Bart is easy. Of course Uber and Lyft are right there as well. I will even let you borrow my bike for an easy cruise around the lake. Street parking is not as easy as there are many areas that are 2 hour parking only. But there are some affordable garages close by in downtown Oakland that I can direct you to.
No noise after 10pm, the building is a quiet and respectful place.