Our diverse neighborhood is 20 minutes to SF by car or BART (20 minute walk to BART). It comfortably fits 4 adults and one child in private rooms and two people on the queen size sofa bed in the living room. I also have a large full size air mattress that can be used to accommodate extra guests. Enjoy a wood-burning fireplace and exotic palm and fruit trees. The loquat trees bear fruit in the spring. Help yourself!
I live in my house and I think it has that lived in feeling. Because we live in the house and are undergoing a garage renovation, THERE IS VERY LITTLE DRAWER SPACE. CUPBOARDS HAVE SOME ROOM FOR HANGING UP CLOTHES BUT IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR STORAGE SIMILAR TO A HOTEL, THIS PLACE IS NOT FOR YOU!!! But I do have professional housekeepers so the space will be clean- it's not too fancy so ideal for children. There is NO AIR CONDITIONING. Most homes in Oakland don't have air conditioning because it cools off considerably most nights. But ON OCCASION, IT IS HOT AND IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WON'T BE SAFE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD WITH THE WINDOWS OPEN (THE MASTER BEDROOM HAS BARS ON WINDOWS BUT ALL OTHER BEDROOMS DON'T), THIS IS NOT THE PLACE FOR YOU!! If you want to make a fire, I have wood located in cubby to left of fireplace or in wooden box to right of fireplace but you will need to purchase your own wood to replace it for the next guests.
Travelers can access all parts of the house except the garage.
Общение с гостями
I am available by cell phone when in range and by text. If my cell phone is not in range, I will provide a land line to contact me. From July 5-August 15, 2017, and again, from August 29-Oct. 4, I'll be in Maine (Eastern Standard Time). My mother's home phone number will be provided after you confirm your reservation. Please consider the time difference and try my cell phone first. My housekeepers are very responsive by text, if you have housekeeping issues. Please address any cleaning complaints directly to them as I am not always local and often 3000 miles away in the summer. Their contact info will be made available once you have a confirmed reservation. I will also provide the local number of my handyman who can address any minor repair issues. Neighbors are friendly and helpful:)
Другие важные подробности
The sofabed was rated the most comfortable sofabed. BUT You do need to BLOW UP THE MATTRESS with an electric pump, located in the desk in the living room. The drawer is marked. Please return pump to same place:)
Sheets, washcloths and towels are provided. SOMETIMES, CLEAN TOWELS WILL BE LEFT IN DRYER. PLEASE CHECK IF YOU'RE RUNNING SHORT. There are plenty of towels for 7 guests. And several washcloths and hand towels. If you are a group of more than 7, you might want to bring an extra towel or washcloth if you need both. Thanks!
GARBAGE PICK UP IS WEDNESDAY MORNING. PLEASE PUT OUT TRASH BINS After 5pm on Tuesday. They are LOCATED BEHIND FENCE TO THE LEFT OF THE GARAGE, ACCESSED FROM THE LAUNDRY AREA. YOU WILL BE RATED ON HOW WELL YOU RESPECT RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING REGULATIONS. If you arrive on Wednesday, please bring in bins and put them behind fence to the left of garage. The latch of fence can be opened from inside. It's not locked.
PLEASE CONSULT GUIDE ON FRIDGE OR MESSAGE ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS about recycling or composting. IF YOU WANT TO BE RATED 5 STARS, FOLLOWING THE TRASH BIN RULES IS PROBABLY THE MOST CHALLENGING REQUEST I MAKE. The Bay Area and California pride themselves on being environmentally conscious!!!
Although having events or parties are allowed, I've upped my deposit to $2000 based on the recent purchase of a sofabed and also to encourage respectful use of my home. You will not be charged unless damage is done to my home. It will simply put a block on your credit card similar to when you check into a hotel.
I'm from Weare, New Hampshire. I love cycling, windsurfing, and hiking in the hills in the Bay Area. I also love walks on the beach and swimming in the ocean. I will soon be an empty nester so I look forward to having people from around the globe broaden their horizons as I do the same.