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Looking at the cottage from the kitchenWelcome inside!
Private backyard cottage
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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The space

Cozy 8 X 15 North Oakland cottage. Just several steps away in the main house are your private full bathroom with sink, toilet, shower, fresh towels, and a lovely, large shared eat-in kitchen. There is complimentary tea and coffee for you in the kitchen. The cottage has a mounted flat screen tv, a very comfortable queen sized bed, wireless internet and cable, plenty of books and New Yorker magazines if you feel like reading, a comfy leather chair, and a full sized dresser for your clothes. Enjoy the sunny, plant filled backyard deck just outside your front door. There is a private entrance alongside the main house that leads back to the cottage.

If you like community gardens, the lovely one acre Dover Street Park is just around the corner. You can also walk the few blocks to Temescal shopping, excellent restaurants and cafes, art spaces, public library, post office, etc.

We do offer instant booking, but please contact us prior to arriving.

Please note that we have a moderate cancellation policy, full refund when cancelling 5 days in advance:

Guest access

Guests have access to their cottage, their own private full bathroom in the main house, a shared kitchen and laundry room.

Interaction with guests

Whatever seems natural. Sometimes quite a lot, other times not nearly as much. This is often dictated by how much our guests are even here at the house. They generally spend a great deal of time enjoying the Bay Area.

We are working most days, very easy to get along with, enjoy meeting new people, but also happy to respect our guest's privacy.

Smoking allowed
Wireless Internet
Extra people ₹334 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee ₹1337
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
House Rules

Outdoor smoking is fine - please not in the cottage, kitchen or private bathroom.

Please be sure to lock the cottage every time you leave the premises and to activate the alarm system.

If you use the kitchen (it is shared) please clean up after yourself ( we promise to do the same!).

Please leave the cottage and private bathroom as you found them.

Enjoy yourself!

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house
2 nights minimum stay

321 Reviews

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Maria User Profile
November 2017
Clean, in a nice and safe area, and pretty much how it's described. Its a nice walk to Telegraph where the restaurants are. Maybe a 25 min walk to the Bart station. The room is perfect. Small, but has a heater, a tv, and is clean. Would recommend to anyone.

Jasmin User Profile
November 2017
My stay at Chris and Babara’s backyard cottage was comfortable and relaxing. The cottage is as pictured, the bed was comfortable, and they have a bedroom heater that cozies up the room quickly when it gets a tad chilly. The location is perfect to explore Oakland and take Lyft rides costing less that $8. The backyard cottage is a truly a retreat and both Chris and Barbara are lovely people and have the cutest prancing dog.

Stephen User Profile
November 2017
Chris and Barb are very gracious hosts (thanks very much to you both). The little garden cottage as well as the kitchen and bathroom in the main house were very clean. I think that the description in Airbnb is quite accurate - the cottage is small but I found it comfortable for sleeping - I was on my own, so the single chair was fine for me for the occasional read, but a couple might find things a bit sparse. The kitchen is very well-equipped, though I only made breakfasts there - they're very good about cleaning up after themselves, and if the guest(s) does the same then all works very well. The bathroom just off the kitchen is for the exclusive use of the guest(s) and is perfectly adequate. However, I found the little trek in the middle of the night a bit inconvenient as you have to go outside a short way across the deck and into the house (obv, not everyone needs the loo during the night). This is all made clear in the description, so not a complaint. All told, a good Airbnb experience. Many thanks!

Peter User Profile
November 2017
Great location, great room, great hosts. Very accommodating and personable. Would book again without hesitation.

Sean User Profile
October 2017
Thanks for a great trip. Easy location to public transit and touring around SF. Never felt unsafe. When we left a new door was installed which added more security to this location. The stand up shower is small so if you are tall please know some ducking will be involved.

Jess User Profile
October 2017
We loved our stay in Oakland! Transport in and out of San Francisco was easy and convenient, and it was great getting out of the city and resting each night in a super comfy bed. If staying with Chris and Barbara make sure you venture around Oakland - we were able to experience First Friday’s which we highly recommend! :-)

Sarajane User Profile
October 2017
Our little backyard cottage oasis was great! Chris met us at the front door when we arrived and shows us around and was very helpful. The cottage itself was great, cozy, comfy bed, and a tv to watch when we weren’t exploring the area! We used their kitchen once to cook some food and the bathroom inside was easily accessible! Didn’t feel like we bothered them at all! The morning we left Barbara was there to say goodbye and we handed her the keys! Would come again and spend more time! So much to see in 2 days we were there!

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in September 2012
Chris And Barbara User Profile

Chris and Barbara Vernon, we've lived in North Oakland for 20+ years and love meeting new people.

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