Secluded backyard cottage
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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 :)

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $57 NZD
Security Deposit $287 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

- 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.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - about 5 stairs up to the deck
No parking on property - easy parking on the street or in front of our driveway


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

43 Reviews

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Cydney User Profile
October 2017
Wonderful retreat, Laurel and Sky were extremely accommodating. Cottage was outstanding!

Tim User Profile
October 2017
Really cool little cottage house in their backyard in a quiet neighborhood. Easy entry via walkway off of the driveway. Walkable to a few restaurants and shops and not far from BART. I'd definitely stay here again!

Cameron User Profile
October 2017
Such a cozy, comfortable Airbnb. It's really true to photos. The garden and natural light is great. It was clean and well appointed. And treats in the fridge were lovely bonus. The bed was comfy and were it warmer, we would have eaten in the deck as there is a nice touch of a table and chairs. It felt like plenty of space for a couple - my wife and I didn't feel crammed. Street parking was always available. Overall very pleasant experience.

Joshua User Profile
October 2017
Laurel and Sky's place was perfect for me. Tucked in their backyard complete with privacy and quiet. Very easy to checkin and check out. One of my favorite features was the shower hourglass timer: I beat it every time!

Ivy User Profile
October 2017
My husband and I stayed here for a few days while visiting family. This was our favorite air bnb to stay in on this trip! Very clean, private and at a great location. We really liked the way it was decorated/designed too! Hosts checked in regularly to make sure we had what we need. Thanks so much for opening the cottage to us.

Lorenzo User Profile
September 2017
The cottage was very clean and beautiful, the pictures on the profile respect the real situation.

Felix User Profile
September 2017
The cottage was just as it was pictured. It was clean with plenty of essentials. The hose was in contact with us during our checking to make sure we had everything we needed. The neighborhood was really quiet and there was plenty of parking out front. We will definitely stay here again when we are in town if they will have us back.

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in September 2012
Laurel And Sky User Profile

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!

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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