Stay in the popular Temescal neighborhood of Oakland! Tons of restaurants, cafes, and stores within walking distance. 5 min walk to BART train station, and short 10 to 25 minute BART or bus ride into San Francisco/Berkeley/Oakland.
The space is cozy and homey, and we absolutely love the location. We think you will too! It's a breeze to get almost anywhere in the Bay Area, especially downtown Oakland, San Francisco, or Berkeley.
You'll have access to the entire apartment, as well as the washer/dryer downstairs (which is coin-operated). You're welcome to use any of the kitchen pantry items and cookware.
The Temescal neighborhood is one of the absolute best places to live in the Bay Area in our humble opinion. There are so many awesome restaurants and cafes to try. Some of our favorite restaurants include Burma Superstar, Geta Sushi, Pizzaiolo, and Pyeongchang Tofu House. Just around the corner, there's a gourmet mac and cheese restaurant called Homeroom. 3 great coffee shops (Arbor, Subrosa, and Cafe Underwood) are within walking distance, and Blue Bottle Coffee is within a 5 minute drive. There's also a fun farmer's market on Sunday mornings (Temescal Farmer's Market) that we highly recommend you check out.
We are just a 5 minute walk from Macarthur BART station. You can be in SF within 20 minutes. We're also down the block from a bus stop where a bus can take you straight to Berkeley's campus or to downtown Oakland.
There is plenty of street parking in the neighborhood, although some of the streets require permits so it's important to pay attention to signage. On weekdays, our particular block is restricted to 2-hour street parking, but nearby (within 2-3 minute walk) there are streets that do NOT enforce a 2-hour limit so you can park there all day without a permit. We will leave you a map highlighting the streets where you can park all day for free.
Uber and Lyft are also always around!
Other Things to Note
Please remember that you will be staying in a home, not a hotel. Therefore, we ask that you treat our space with the same respect you would show your own. We travel often and have help managing guest services for our home while we are away.
Our home has an electronic lock or lockbox located on or near the entrance.
Thank you in advance for respecting our house rules, they are very important to us. Please keep a reasonable volume so as to not disturb our neighbors, and do not invite other guests or have parties. We would appreciate it if you wash any dishes you use during your stay. Please leave the house in the same condition you found it as when you first arrived.