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one bedroom near Lake Merritt
one bedroom near Lake Merritt
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The space

Discount for single occupants: $5.00 per night less than the listing. Just let us know, we will make you a "special offer."

Guest access

Feel free to cook in our well-stocked kitchen; just be sure to clean up after. Washer and dryer available in the basement.

Interaction with guests

We have active lives, but one of us is usually around to answer questions.

Wireless Internet

Extra people $7 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $29 NZD
Weekly Discount: 18%
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House Rules

No smoking, please.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

46 Reviews

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Pascal User Profile
May 2017
It was great! Thanks very much.

Ido User Profile
April 2017
This was a very satisfying stay. The room was clean and comfortable. Great location and Dean and Susan were great and very hospitable. I would definitely reccomend staying with Susan and Dean!

Aubrey User Profile
March 2017
Susan and Dean are wonderful hosts and their dog Callie is really sweet. They were welcoming and always fun to chat with. We played board games a few times, which was great fun. The house has a lot of charm and history. You can walk to the lake and many great restaurants/ cafes/ bars in the area.

Angelina User Profile
February 2017
Everything was Great ,very clean and comfortable room as described. Quiet neighborhood and good connection with. Susan is a very nice host, helpful and friendly. I definitely recommend this accomodation. Thanks again Susan.

Keith User Profile
October 2016
Susan and Dean are truly cool people. Loved this victorian home. Would love to stay again.

Anna User Profile
October 2016
We stayed 4 days here in Oakland, visiting from overseas for a friend's wedding. It's a family home with a lived-in feel. It was super easy to come and go, Dean found us an extra key. We provided our own food but Dean made us coffee in the mornings and we really enjoyed our conversations with him. He was really helpful and willing to answer any questions we had about the area. Beautiful old timber house, in rather poor repair but charming nonetheless. Mattress was firm, good for one person I think though with two people in the bed I found it dips towards the heavier person a bit. Usual suburban noises during the day (dogs barking, children shouting, car traffic) but was always quiet and peaceful at night. Bathroom was shared with a family guest but there was never any competition for it... Room has cupboards and drawers to store your things. No coathangers, but we had brought our own. Wifi worked well. Interesting neighbourhood to walk around in, close to Lake Merritt and local shops. The number 40 bus is pretty close and goes to downtown Oakland. (Recommend Uber if you don't have a car, we never had to wait more than a minute for one....) We enjoyed staying here, would recommend to airbnb guests who are looking for a homey ambiance rather than a hotel ambiance.

Nadia User Profile
October 2016
Cozy, hospitable, easy to communicate with and very clean. Thanks so much !

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in September 2014
Susan User Profile

We are a family of 3: two professionals and our college student daughter. We have traveled to Europe and Africa and love to meet people from other countries. Our daughter is majoring in Japanese (and apparently speaks the language fluently) and intends to travel there in the future. We are avid bicyclists and love to meet other cycling travelers. Susan runs the trails in the Oakland hills with our puppy and will happily bring guests along for hiking or running in the hills.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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