Looking at the cottage from the kitchenWelcome inside!
Private backyard cottage
Hosted by Chris And Barbara
Chris And Barbara is the host.Chris And Barbara is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 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
Cable TV

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


316 Reviews

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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!

Beth User Profile
October 2017
Such lovely people that do a wonderful job making you feel at home. :)

Katja User Profile
September 2017
We felt very comfortable and had a nice stay. Chris and Barb are great hosts. Would come back any time!

Huong User Profile
September 2017
Chris and Barbara are such nice people! We arrived pretty early in Oakland and it wasn't a problem for them to let us checkin early. The same flexibility with the checkout. Our flight home was in the late afternoon and since we didn't want to drag our large suitcases along to explore Oakland, we could just leave them in the cottage until we left for the airport. That made things so much easier for us! Also, we loved the little cottage! The interior is bright, welcoming and clean with a very comfy bed. There was just everything we needed. Even a heater since it does get a little cold in the evenings. The place is just a 10-minute walk away from the Transbay bus station to San Francisco or 20 minutes away from the McArthur Station to catch a "bart"-train to the SFO airport. To sum it up we really enjoyed the hospitality and the place. We would love to come back again someday!

Laura User Profile
September 2017
The little cottage is exactly as cute as we expected it from the pictures. You are close to downtown oakland and use the Bart to go to San Francisco! It was quite and clean and really cosy. Chris and Barb are really nice and offered us a check in that fits to our timetable. Chris even came from work to hand us the key. We can recommend this cottage :)

Tara User Profile
September 2017
Great location if heading in and out of SF daily!

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in September 2012
Chris And Barbara User ProfileChris And Barbara is a superhost.
Chris and Barbara Vernon, we've lived in North Oakland for 20+ years and love meeting new people. Phone number:
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Response time: within an hour

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