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Gas fireplace for chilly eveningsQueen-size bed with Tempurpedic mattress in master bedroom
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Lovely 1915 duplex (1300+ sf) near Lake Merritt

Linda User Profile

Lovely 1915 duplex (1300+ sf) near Lake Merritt

3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean13 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

We're only two blocks from Lake Merritt with three miles of walking/running paths. It's an easy walk to restaurants, farmers market, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, historic Grand Lake Theater, and more. The upstairs apartment is private and large–over 1,300 sf. The master bedroom has a queen bed and the bath was recently remodeled. The fully equipped kitchen has a new stove, fridge, and dishwasher. Uber, Lyft, BART, and buses make getting around the East Bay and SF easy.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM


42 Reviews

Francis User Profile
August 2018
You won't be sorry that you chose Linda's place! Great location right next to Lake Merritt. Immaculate, spacious apartment that is tastefully decorated. Lots of little personal touches that I have never had at any other vacation rental. If you need to contact her, she respond im…
Lori User Profile
July 2018
This location is very comfortable and very spacious with a lot of amenities. Linda was a great host. Lake Merritt is at the end of the street in addition to many delicious restaurants. Ubers always came within 2 minutes and it's 15 minutes from the Oakland airport and BART Th…
Linda User Profile
Response from Linda:
Thanks, Lori! I hope you and your daughter return! I was delighted to host her first trip to the Bay Area!
July 2018
Kate User Profile
July 2018
Linda's apartment is in a fantastic location in the Lake Merritt area. Within walking distance to restaurants, a Whole Foods, and a great farmers market. The apartment is very stylish and a great home away from home. We found it quite comfortable, except for one issue with the fl…
Linda User Profile
Response from Linda:
HI Kate. Thanks for the heads up. Our housekeeper is meticulous; she vacuumed and mopped all the floors a few days before your arrival. I think the problem was that we left the windows open, so dust and pollen from the garden blew indoors. The California fires may also have contributed to the particulates in the air. From now on, we'll keep the windows closed between guests. Again, thanks for the feedback. And in the future, please let us know how we can make your stay more comfortable while you're here. As you said, a quick mop would have been an easy fix!
July 2018
Adam User Profile
July 2018
Linda's place is one of the best Airbnb experiences we have ever had. Great location. Clean, well-equipped apartment with a great kitchen and wonderful cookbooks. Can't say enough good things about this place!!!
Linda User Profile
Response from Linda:
So glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again!
July 2018
Cookie User Profile
June 2018
Very private spacious upper level of house in vital active neighborhood close to many coffee shops, markets, restaurants, specialty shops, walkable Lake Merritt and plenty more! We had easy access to our large apartment, that felt as comfortable as home. Fully appointed kitchen…
Adrian User Profile
May 2018
The second time we've stayed (check out our May 2017 review.) Obviously, we love staying here and hope to do so again!
Linda User Profile
Response from Linda:
You're welcome anytime! Thanks so much!
May 2018
Dana User Profile
May 2018
Gorgeous apartment. Linda was very attentive and helpful with my grandmother who was staying there. Would definitely book again for guests visiting from out of town.

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Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in July 2011
Linda User Profile
43 Reviews
Linda is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I'm a writer who works from home for a marketing communications agency. My husband, Gordon, is a retired child psychiatrist. Our travels typically revolve around food and cycling. On our last trip to Paris, Gordon took his folding bike and cycled to the French Open. Meanwhile…
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