Lovely Millsmont Cottage in Oakland

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

Room for 2 guests in sweet Oakland house. Master bedroom, shared bath, living room, lovely patio, kitchen available to guests and breakfast included. Owner is knowledgeable of Bay Area restaurants, museums and Napa/Sonoma. House near freeways.

The space

Small 100 y.o. Millsmont Cottage with hardwood floors and built in hutches. The decor is a combination of antiques and modern pieces with art and books adorning the space. There is no TV in the house and it is pretty low-tech, but free wi-fi included.

Breakfast consists of homemade baked goods, fresh fruit, yogurt and coffee.

Friendly cats too!

Guest access

Access to entire, house, use of kitchen, laundry facilities and outdoor patio.

Interaction with guests

Initial meet and greet, but generally leave breakfast for guests to enjoy on their own. I enjoy interacting with my guests and have at times cooked with guests, invited them to dinner parties at the house, etc.

Other things to note

This listing require having a car as there is no public transportation nearby. Very close to 580 and a 10 minute drive to Oakland BART, giving access to San Francisco.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 35 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 14
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

Quiet hours start are from 10pm - 7AM

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Charlie (Great Pyrenees) Dog, Schroeder, a cat you may never see. : )



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

22 Reviews

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Lori User Profile
August 2016
Vivian and her cottage are very charming! I had a two night stay while I visited Mills College which is only a couple of blocks away. All of my needs and beyond were met. Breakfast was very fresh and perfect! My check-in and all communications were smooth. The extra help in navigating the city was invaluable! The accommodations were a perfect fit for my visit.

Caroline User Profile
August 2016
Vivian is a great hostess, everything was like in the pictures and she welcomed us with her puppy which is amazingly sweet. Very accommodating and a healthy breakfast.

Fernando User Profile
September 2015
She's excellent, accommodating and easy to work with. Responsive to the schedule.

Hillary User Profile
September 2015
Staying with Vivian was a wonderful experience! She was incredibly welcoming, and her house is lovely. Vivian puts a lot of care into the experience of her guests -- her breakfast is delicious, and little things like Ghirardelli chocolates and New Yorker magazines in the bedroom were very thoughtful. She also had some great recommendations of places to check out nearby that really helped the area come alive. Oh, and her cat is very sweet! I would highly recommend staying with Vivian.

Diane User Profile
August 2015
Even though we were a bit early, we were warmly welcomed by Vivian, and loved meeting her, her very cute kitten, and enjoying the delicious breakfast prepared for us the next morning. We hope to return sometime!

Lois User Profile
August 2015
Very lovely cottage and wonderful host.

Teresa User Profile
August 2015
Host is very warm and conversational, knowledgable about surroundings and accommodating!

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Vivian User Profile

I have been hosting for several years and love meeting diverse guests while sharing my Oakland Cottage. We often take advantage of the California outdoors with hiking, swimming, and sampling all of the great restaurants and farmers' markets in Oakland and beyond. We are hard core foodie, so if you're looking for tips on great Oakland restaurants , in SF, or in Napa, we can help you out. The house is small, pretty quiet and low-tech. We have a one-year-old Great Pyrenees Dog (Charlie) and he is a gentle giant. Our recent guests adored him and dogs that have stayed with us all got along very well. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen and it is has everything one could need.

If you're new to the Bay Area, we offer many brochures about local excursions, parks, etc. Just ask and I'm sure we can help you out.

Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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