Comfortable single trundle bed, or twin   beds, or ...Single beds with foam mattress cover makes king size bed.
Large studio next to Lake Merritt
Hosted by Jo
Jo is the host.
3 guests
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 beds
1 bath
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Perfect location for travellers, business travel, and students, our independent studio is across the street from Lake Merritt, and its running path. A 12 minute walk to BART, a 3 min walk to grocery stores, restaurants, and laundry, and 5 bus lines run within one block. A great landing pad for any Bay Area adventures. Families and students welcome!

The space

This is a large ground floor studio across the street from Lake Merritt. It comfortably sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 young children with 2 single trundle beds or a king size bed, and one double air mattress. The large main room (over 240 square feet) has wood parquet floors, a trundle bed (2 separate mattresses or a king size mattress), a small writing desk (and a large well lit kitchen table), and a separate seating area. The kitchen is brightly colored, sunny, and fully equipped with a gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, pots, blender, and cooking staples (salt, oils, coffee and tea, full spice collection. The large table seats 4. The bathroom has a claw-foot tub, good water pressure for showers, and nice natural light. The layout of the studio, with a closing door between the kitchen and main room, and a hallway separating the bathroom, makes it easy for two or more to share this studio without feeling crowded.

Guest access

The apartment is completely independent.

Interaction with guests

We live in a neighboring apartment and will check you in when you arrive. We will be happy to give you any touring advice about Oakland, San Francisco, or the Bay Area, should you wish, or help solve any problems if they arise. We also understand many travelers have a very independent agenda, and prefer privacy, and we respect that also.

Other things to note

Parking is free on the street, and we post a schedule for street cleaning times. This apartment is great for those who love vibrant city locations, but those needing extra quiet surroundings may not find this the best fit as there is daytime urban noise.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Laptop friendly workspace

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No smoking in the building.
No pets.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - Located on city street


31 Reviews

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Susie User Profile
August 2017
Jo is an excellent host! Her studio has a lot of character and charm. If you're looking for an ultra modern space, this is probably not for you. It was a great space to have a comfortable bed and fully equipped kitchen for the late evenings and early mornings we were around. A great first Airbnb experience.

Robert User Profile
August 2017
Jo and Pat are great hosts and the apartment is wonderfully located with a view of Lake Merritt. A very good value. We had good luck parking on the streets for three nights. The street noise might be a bit loud for light sleepers.

Angie User Profile
August 2017
Jo's place was wonderful. It is exactly as pictured and described. The place was much larger than I expected, and accommodated having a quiet space for our child to sleep, while we were able to be awake and hanging out in the kitchen. The bed is comfortable and cozy. The hosts went above and beyond by also helping us secure close street parking in which we didn't need to move out car for the duration of our 4 day stay. Jo's place made our work related trip to Oakland a vacation! We hope to stay at Jo's place again the next time we are in town!!!

Dotty User Profile
August 2017
The hosts are very gracious and their studio is worth the price they charge. The only thing that prevents from giving them a 5* rating is the area the studio is located in. It is obvious that Lake Merritt was once a beautiful location that has fallen into disrepair and a Haven for the homeless.

Elias User Profile
July 2017
Very nice location. Jo was very hospitable and allowed me to have privacy.

Yvonne User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful view of Lake Merritt. All basic needs were met. The bed was a bit soft, the little couch needs a good shampooing and there is a bit of a cat smell, but the apartment is overall quite satisfactory and Jo is a very helpful host.
Jo User Profile
Response from Jo:
Yvonne, we have never had a cat, but the guests who left 2 days before you arrived cooked seafood several times a week, for 3 weeks. And we are still trying to eliminate the smell. Hopefully this cleaning will take care of it.
July 2017

Yevgeniy User Profile
April 2017
We had a great stay with Jo. Great location and a very charming space. She and her husband were very sweet hosts, helpful and accommodating. Two thumbs up!

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in April 2014
Jo User Profile
My husband and I moved to Oakland 5 years ago, after many years of travelling, It's an exciting and vibrant place to be, and we would love to share it with you. We co-host our apartment with our daughter and enjoy the experience.
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

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