Welcome to the Solar House. Your guest home is clean, bright, and tranquil. We're a 5 minute walk from Whole Foods and Lake Merritt while also being just a 15 minute walk to the subway into San Francisco.
Welcome to the Solar House.
The house is 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. My bedroom and bathroom are towards the back of the house. The house was build in 1918 but totally remodeled in 2001. The house and my care are solar powered. I take pride in my home being clean and relaxing. We're at the top of a dead end street so there's little traffic and it's quiet. There's free street parking and if you can't find parking on the street, you can park behind me. My dog Meili loves guests but is shy and will bark at first.
The room is 12X9 feet, super comfortable memory foam mattress, and the guest bathroom is next to the bedroom. The bathroom is private unless there is another guest staying in the other guest room. You're welcome to cook and use the washer dryer ($5 per load). We're a short walk to downtown Oakland, restaurants and bars.
Living room, dinning room and kitchen are all shared. Please make yourself at home.
Общение с гостями
I will likely be staying at the house during your stay unless I'm traveling for work and am happy to recommend places to eat and things to do. I love hosting and enjoy getting to know guests. I also have a very busy work schedule so am out of the house more often than not.
Другие важные подробности
Camera: There is a camera facing the front door and entry way to help me monitor when people come in and out of the house.
Sound: The street and house are generally very quiet. However, if noise like a flushing toilet or running shower might wake you up, I recommend bringing ear plugs.
Light: The window curtain in the bedroom is light filtering but not light blocking so if you are sensitive to light, I recommend bringing an eye mask.
Bathroom: As mentioned in the description, the bathroom is private unless there are other guests staying in the other guest bedroom. If you would like to know if there will be other guests, please ask prior to booking. Guests may book at any time so there's no guarantee the bathroom will be private.
Dog: My dog Meili loves people, kids and other dogs and has never bitten anyone. She will bark when you're outside and, if I'm not here when you arrive, she will continue to bark when you come in. If you are comfortable with dogs, she will be comfortable with you.
All of your questions on where things are or how they work are probably answered here. These will also be printed in your room so you don't need to memorize them (I know there's a lot!).
My goal is to give you everything you need to know to make your stay as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Wifi is in the house manual which you will have access to once you book.
Your room is straight ahead when you walk in the front door; just past the bathroom. The door will be closed when you arrive so Meili can't sleep on your bed.
- Door Lock: Lock the top lock when you leave the house (do not lock the bottom lock)
- Door: To lock the door hit the top middle button of the keypad and turn the lock to the left.
- Check Out: Check out is at 11am. Remove just the sheets and pillowcases (only of the pillows you used) and leave them on the bed along with your towel. You don’t have you take off the blanket cover.
- Outside Guests: Those not staying at the house are not allowed unless confirmed in advance of arrival
- Alcohol and Drugs: No heavy drinking, no drugs of any kind, no smoking on premises (including outside)
- Fire Extinguisher: Under the kitchen sink in the back on the right
- First Aid Kit: In guest bathroom under sink on the right in a red bag
- Shoes: Remove shoes in entry way and bring them into your room so Meili doesn’t eat them
- Placemats: Use them on dining and coffee table for dishes. Mats are behind the kitchen curtain above washer / dryer
- Coasters: Use coasters for all drinks when using the dining or coffee table. Coasters are on the kitchen counter.
- Hot Food: Place any hot food on cork pot holders, located in the bottom right cupboard closest to the bathroom. Hot dishes on cloth placemats alone will burn/stain the dining table with white marks
- Heating (no air conditioning): Nest thermostat to the right of the bathroom door; don’t set temperature higher than 68
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
- Make Up: If applicable, remove makeup before using towels and pillows. Free makeup wipes in bathroom cabinet
- Door: Keep bedroom door closed so Meili, the dog, doesn’t take your socks
- Lights: Turn off lights when not in use and especially before you leave
- Whisper: Speak softly and limit unnecessary noise before 7am and after 10pm
- Luggage: Keep luggage and personal belongings in guest room unless when in use in the living/dining room
- Shower: Turn knob to desired temperature, then pull down hard on round tip of faucet where water is coming out
- Fan: Turn on fan (outside switch to left of door) and open window before showering - leave open after showering
- Hair: If applicable, remove hair from shower drain after every use
- Curtain: Close shower curtain after showering; it prevents mold from growing on the curtain
- Door: Leave bathroom door open when not in use so other guests know if it’s available
- Dishes: Wash dishes after use and before leaving the house or going to bed
- French Press for Coffee: In cabinet to the right of the cabinet under the sink
- Stove and Counters: Please wipe down all surfaces and stove top after every use
- Cabinet: Private empty cabinet for your food in kitchen (you can use any one that’s empty)
- Washer and Dryer: $5 per load
- Ironing Board: To the left of the dryer behind curtain; iron is in the cabinet under toaster oven
- Garbage: Paper bag under the sink on the right
- Recycling: Paper bag under sink to the left of the garbage bag
- Compost: Plastic green bin under the sink on the left (for fruit pits, citrus, and cardboard)
- Fruit and Veggies Scraps: White ceramic bucket on counter - for banana peels, bread (no citrus or pits)
Thank you for following the house rules and keeping the house looking beautiful. If there’s anything I can do to make your stay more comfortable, please let me know. I’m happy to host you and hope you have a fantastic stay!
My name is Emily. Welcome to my profile.
*Born in San Francisco
*Raised in Marin (just north of San Francisco) where the Redwood trees are
*Lived in Oakland 10+ years
*Love the Bay Area with all my heart
*Anything that involves good people, food, wine and dark chocolate
*Hosting! Love getting to know new people
*Attention to detail
*Laugh often and hard
*I work in the solar industry with tech entrepreneurs
*Previous work included local and state policy solutions for climate change
5 Best Travel Experiences:
*Samba in the streets of Bahia Brazil
*Gay pride on the canals in Amsterdam
*White water rafting on the Zambezi river in Zambia
*Climbing up waterfalls in Costa Rica
*Fashion and art at the Met in NYC
*I bought my first motorcycle when I was 19 - sold my last bike 2 years ago
*I went skydiving from the highest jump in the world for my brother's birthday
*I have chickens (for the eggs)
As a host:
*I keep the house and guest rooms VERY clean so you can enjoy the peace of a lovely home
*I'm happy to give you tips on the best restaurants and activities near by
*Most importantly, I want you to feel happy and comfortable