Walk past the garden beds and through the gate to your private apartment entrance.The ruby red counter top sparkles like Dorothy's slippers.
Studio Apt. in Sunny N. Oakland

Entire home/apt

2 guests


1 bed
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This renovated basement studio under my lovely Victorian boasts comfort and privacy in vibrant North Oakland. It comfortably fits two, though there's room for up to 4 with the couch and a floor mattress, and it is located on a quiet block, close to freeways and public transportation.

The space

This studio basement apartment is renovated with a new, fully-equipped kitchen. It has a private entrance and is comfortable and cozy.

Guest access

Guests have access to the side and back yards, and have free wifi. The apartment is under the main house, and guests do not have access to the main house.

Interaction with guests

My partner Dane and I live right upstairs with our three teenage daughters, two dogs, and a cat. While I prefer not to intrude and mostly leave guests to themselves, we are always available to answer any questions or concerns that may arise during your stay. We are happy to offer recommendations!

Other things to note

1) The entrance to the apartment is funky-- you need to go through a dim, LOW ENTRYWAY (duck!) and then into the basement. Once you are in the apartment, you will be dazzled by the comfort and cheer!

2) This is an old house, and we are right above you. Noise carries in old houses! You will definitely hear our footsteps and pawsteps. You may hear our daughter singing show tunes.

3) Our big friendly dog loves people. Our little one can be more skittish and might bark but warms up quickly. You may meet them in the back yard when you enter and leave. Our pets are not allowed in your apartment, but if you are highly allergic, it's probably not the best fit.

4) The apartment is not child-proofed, but there aren't a lot of dangers and kids are welcome. I can provide comfy folding futon-type mats and bedding for up to two extra people.

5) If you are booking the apartment for someone else, please share the link to this listing with them so they can see it and understand the rules. For instance, you may like dogs but your parents may not. Remember that if your friend smokes in the apartment or breaks other rules, I will be writing about that in your review if you booked the apartment on their behalf.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace

Cleaning Fee $42 NZD
Security Deposit $140 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 couch, 1 floor mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

There is no smoking at all in the apartment (outside is ok), and no candles (fire hazard) or incense (carries right up to us). Sorry, but no pets please. Because we are right upstairs, we ask that you be mindful of noise after 10pm.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

142 Reviews

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Erwin User Profile
September 2017
Tawnya is an excellent host. She does a great job of communicating all the details regarding checking in. As advertised, the room is tucked away underneath the main property and if you're not careful, you will hit your head (which was also clearly communicated). The room is also perfect for our needs: wifi is strong, room is clean and comfortable, the price is reasonable, and towels and other amenities were also provided. I would encourage others to give this room a visit.

Elias User Profile
September 2017
Place was clean and well located! Tawnya was exceptionally helpful and even let me store my bags for a few hours after check out. Easy access to public transportation and other fun pets of oakland. Very private. Would stay here again!

Jonathan User Profile
August 2017
We enjoyed staying at Tawnya's place. The descriptions of the place is quiet accurate. And the location is convenient. And Tawnya is a great host and very accommodative.

Maxime User Profile
August 2017
The apartment is clean and we got everything we needed during our stay. Located closed to the BART station so it's convenient if you want to go to SF or Berkeley. There are some restaurants and nice coffee shops in Temescal, it's like a 10 min walk.

Hailey User Profile
July 2017
This place was comfortable and not too far of a drive from anywhere. Wouldn't recommend walking. We enjoyed our stay! Cute and comfy.

Rebecca User Profile
July 2017
Tawnya & Dane's place is a gem in the middle of authentic Oakland, walkable to the train, a good beer, and a mean burrito. It may not look like much when you get to the door, but it is a nicely appointed apartment just right for two. I'll definitely be back! Dane & Tawnya are both genuinely welcoming and helpful. And happy dogs are a plus!

Sonal User Profile
June 2017
Affordable place close to the BART. Tawnya is a thoughtful host and leaves guests with milk / coffee / cereal etc. We were woken up every morning at 6a by the sound of the dogs overhead. Keep that in mind if you are a light sleeper.

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Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Tawnya User ProfileTawnya is a superhost.

A native of Oberlin, OH, I've lived in CA for the last 27 years. For the past sixteen I've made the North Oakland neighborhood of Longfellow my home, and I think it's a mighty special place. My boyfriend and I live with our three teenaged girls, two dogs, and one cat.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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