Our garden cottage the perfect private hideaway for your stay in Oakland or SF. We are close to Mills College, the Oakland Zoo, Laurel District, Dimond District, Redwood Regional Park, Fruitvale. A 10 minute ride away is a Bart station, from which you can travel anywhere in the Bay Area. You’ll love our place for the privacy, the cleanliness, the fresh air, the comfortable bed, and the friendly hosts! Our place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers and small families.
This secluded backyard cottage is set in a quiet, safe Oakland neighborhood. The backyard is home to many mature fruit trees and space to relax in a lush garden atmosphere. You are welcome to take advantage of the backyard space, or stay cozy in the cottage and enjoy your private patio. The bed has a brand new queen memory foam mattress and soft cotton sheets. The leather recliner is perfect for relaxing with a book, or watching your favorite TV show at the end of the day. The mini kitchen has a refrigerator/freezer, large toaster oven, a microwave, a hot water kettle, and a Keurig coffee maker. We supply everything you need for your coffee and tea in the morning. The bathroom will always be clean and well ventilated, with clean white towels for each guest. The armoire has hangers for your clothes and room to store your suitcase to keep it out of the way. The television has streaming internet content through the Roku, and there is also wireless internet in the cottage.
You will have a private side entrance next to our home. We can arrange to either meet you with a key, or leave it in the lock box for you to retrieve.
Interaction with guests
We are available if needed, but wish to respect others' privacy. You have the option to call or text us 24/7. If there is something you forgot before your trip and we have it, we will be happy to help.
Other things to note
We have a young child, so our strictest rule is that there are no additional guests that have not been agreed to in the initial listing. Please let us know about anyone who will accompany you during your stay.
You are welcome to bring small children with you! We have a pack 'n' play to lend if you need it.
We welcome guests of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexes, abilities, styles, sizes, ages.... the only requirement is that you are respectful :)
- We have a child on the property, so please no drugs (includes pot, too smelly), no loud noise, and no guests other than those already agreed to in the booking.
- We do not allow any kind of outside kitchen appliances, such as camping stoves. If you need to do more cooking than our equipment will accommodate, this may not be the right place for you.
- Please do not use the white towels to clean up make-up or other things that stain. We have provided paper towels for that purpose.
- Please do not leave food in the refrigerator when you leave.
-Please know that we have done our best to light the pathway to the back with solar lights, but it is still dim. If you do not have a flashlight on your phone, we would be happy to lend you one upon request.
Hello! I am a midwife and my husband is a Nurse Practitioner. We live in Oakland, CA with our son, and we love to travel internationally. Our favorite trips have been to India and Oaxaca, Mexico, and after our wedding in September, we can't wait to continue our travels to new places. Our style of travel is to just be in a place. We don't have to see every site or every old church, but we want to spend time seeing how others live and taking in different cultures. Airbnb is perfect for us because we can stay in a home instead of of a hotel. Can't wait to meet you!