Living room in frontSofa can be opened to a double bed
Master suite / convenient location
Hosted by Wendy/Dick
Wendy/Dick is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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A cozy master suite has a desk, a comfortable queen size bed, a private bath room with a shower. Guests share the spacious kitchen, formal dining room & living room in the 4 bed, 2 bath residence.
The ideal location is 4 blocks to MacArthur Bart Station, easy access to Berkeley, San Francisco. Major freeways entrances are nearby.
You will find free street parking & our side yard tandem (3 cars) parking space. In house laundry facilities are provided.

The space

Separate living room has a sofa bed in front for your convenience. The dining room has a desk and TV set, where can be used as an office.
Spacious kitchen is fully equipped. Laundry facilities is in the hall way at the back of the house.

Guests normally use our front entrance, a lock box will be provided on the front door if you check in later evening.
Please lock the two front doors at any time when you leave the property.

Guest access

Guests please use our front entrance. There are some slippers inside front door for your convenience.
A lock box will be provided if you have to check in by yourself or after 10pm.
Make sure you lock both front doors when you leave the house.
Let me know your arrival time 40 minutes in advance on your way to our property. Wendy's cell number will be provided in your welcome emails.
Looking forward to meeting you at the property.

Interaction with guests

We will be available if you need any help. Please email or text Wendy at anytime before 10 pm.

Other things to note

There is coffee maker, toaster in the kitchen for making your-own breakfast.
Please clean up your plates, cups in the sink after each meal immediately for benefit other guests. Keep the stove, counter top area as clean as possible all the time. Do not use laundry and watch TV after 10pm in order to provide the quiet environment.


Amenities
Internet
Free parking on premises

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $37 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

Please keep the house as quiet and clean as possible.
Do lock the front doors and your room door whenever leave the house.
No TV and Laundry operation after 10PM.
Wash your dishes and plates after meal immediately, keep the kitchen sink space, dining table available at anytime for others.

You must also acknowledge
Some spaces are shared - Guests will share the living, dining room and kitchen together. Hall bathroom as well, except the master suite.

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

21 Reviews

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Shawn User Profile
October 2017

Ollie User Profile
September 2017
Wendy was kind, generous, incredibly helpful and communicated very clearly. She had many useful tips and hints about seeing San Francisco and the Bay area. The place is cheap and cheerful, in a quiet neighborhood but with easy access to the city via a 5 min walk to Macarthur Bart station. Local restaurants and shops are only a few blocks away. It was everything I needed for my stay. Thank you!

Matan User Profile
September 2017
Wendy is kind and helpful, and the place is minutes from BART and pretty comfortable. The kitchen allows basic meal preparation and has a few essentials. Wendy allowed us to store a bicycle in a safe place which made a big difference in how well we slept at night :) The place could use a few repairs, but for the price that is perfectly acceptable. Will happily recommend it.

Bart User Profile
August 2017
We would not come back. The neighbourhood was very sketchy, the house was run down or in the middle of reno's. It felt more like a hostel with a private room than a B&B. Our host was nice but there was a lot of traffic in the house in the evening and made it hard to fall asleep.... we had to use our headphones.
Wendy/Dick User Profile
Response from Wendy/Dick:
I understand that It's normal to see mean person once a year. The guests in the back room response to your complain: He just came to the kitchen to grab a glass of water, and had a shower after 10pm in the back hall way bathroom. Why you complained like a big deal? The house is old, but cleaned well before each guest come, no dust, newer carpet with dark color. One star you gave us is unbelievable. You wanted to pay a cheap place to stay, but had the highest expectation of 5 start hotel. Thank you!!!
August 2017

Jonathan User Profile
August 2017
All was good, Wendy was always easy to reach and very helpful!

Jye User Profile
August 2017
Wendy was great. She made sure we were settled in and treated us very well. Would love to stay there in the future. Recommend to anyone and everyone

Aay User Profile
July 2017
If you are willing to spend a little extra on a private bathroom, easy check-in, and unbeatable location, this is the place for you. Everything else was not worth the value. Housing prices in Oakland must be even more on the rise than I thought! Reminded me of somewhere I would have lived when I was slumming it in college. Again, nothing particularly _terrible_ about the place, just felt too expensive for what I ended up getting. The pictures somewhat accurately show a humble room, the bedroom and bathroom are clean but drab, especially walls and carpet. Loose shelf in the closet, jerry rigged shower, window screwed shut in bedroom (I guess for safety? but still). Pieces of broken down furniture, random shrink wrapped electronics and burnt out light bulbs in the common room made the place seem uncared for, which I think was magnified by the fact that the building is not owner occupied. "Enjoy the backyard"....not when it's dominated by an open shed full of junk and a fallen satellite antenna. The listing said "quiet" but it's right off the kitchen in a busy house with several other guests around, it was very noisy and did not feel private at all. When I checked in to the house was filled with fried food smells and five folks having a loud dinner for hours (I mean, that's what my house is like sometimes, but not what I'm looking for as a paying customer). Although the private bathroom was a bonus, I wouldn't call this a "master" suite because it was quite small. The listing should also describe how many other guests are in the house. There were a lot coming in and out. In general, host was super fast at responding and very friendly/welcoming. We did not get to meet face-to-face because of schedules, but she made it work! Check-in and check-out were a total breeze. My major communication issue was that the host did not contact us before entering the (locked) room while we were gone, it was not an emergency situation, just to put up a painting on the wall. The host did not apologize nor seem to think it was a problem even though we stated displeasure. Could have sent a little notice as courtesy. Again, I've stayed in places similar to this and have been quite happy, but at those times, the price better reflected what I got. Also, some of the issues could be equally as much an AirBnB policy problem: remember, hosts are not required to list square footage, a privacy policy, or whether or not the home is owner occupied or the exact volume of occupancy in the rest of the house. Found out the hard way! This is basically a pricey boarding house/dorm in a cool neighborhood. Meh.

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Piedmont, California, United StatesJoined in April 2014
Wendy/Dick User Profile

Dick has Happily retired, Wendy is a real estate agent.
We used to travel a lot, and know that how important for visitors to have a comfortable place to relax after long days walking for sightseeing.
We also love to meet people all over the world and to learn lots unique, amazing cultures and customs form our guests.

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

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