Share our spacious, sunny and welcoming home with us in the hills of Montclair. My husband and I would love to host you! Relax in our quiet neighborhood, surrounded by nature. Here you are steps away from regional forests and bike trails. If you'd like to see more of Oakland, we are a 5 minute drive to Montclair village, filled with cute shops, great restaurants and two supermarkets. Downtown Oakland is just a 15 minute drive, while San Francisco (depending on traffic) is 40 minutes away.
This is my first foray into hosting. My husband and I are looking forward to having you visit us, and are happy to do what we can to make your stay a pleasant one. Additional details on the space:
Your spacious and sunny room is located on the upper level of the house, facing the street. You will awake to the sound of birds chirping, and may, if you are lucky, spot the occasional deer.
This room is one of 2 bedrooms that we are offering through Airbnb. If both are occupied, the spa-like bathroom with granite countertops, expansive mirrors, and glass walled shower is shared. Otherwise, it is all yours.
If you like to cook, please feel free to use our chef’s kitchen. We ask only that you clean up after yourself, and put your dishes in the dishwasher. In addition, we have a washer and dryer in the house which you are welcome to use.
Hardwood floors line all of the common spaces. Because noise travels, and to help keep the floor clean, we ask that you take off your shoes while in the house. Please, no excessive noise after 11pm.
Please, no lighting candles, incense or open flames. All areas indoor and out are non-smoking. Because of the recent drought, we ask that you be mindful of conserving water as well as electricity when possible.
While inside, please feel free to relax in the living room, family room and kitchen. Make yourself comfortable outdoors on the balcony off of the living room (complete with table and chairs), or on the patio outside of the kitchen (with outdoor seating and a fountain). Both the balcony and the patio are perfect for a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening.
As entrepreneurs, my husband and I often work from home. Depending on our schedules, one or both of us may be on the premises during the day.
We currently have a friend staying with us. He works long hours, and lives on a different floor of the house, so we rarely see him. You will not share a bathroom with him (you have your own, as does he), but may run into him in the kitchen.
If you’d like to have visitors, please arrange with me beforehand. No overnight visitors.
We will leave a list of our favorite local restaurants in your room, but please feel free to ask us for additional suggestions and /or let us know how we can help you. We hope that during your stay, you see the Oakland that makes us feel so lucky to live here.
Our quiet and hilly neighborhood offers plenty of free street parking. While safe, it is always best not to leave any items in view when parking the car.
Regional trails are minutes away. Whether you explore them by foot or by bike, they are a great way to explore Oakland’s natural wonders.
We are comfortable with whatever level of interaction our guests prefer.