Roses  in the merry month of May. Jupiter and Pepe in the doorway. Your sunny bedroom.
Oakland/Berkeley Light and Color
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Centrally located on the Berkeley border my 107 year old North Oakland home is filled with light, color, art and handcrafted furniture. Convenient to UCB, San Francisco and downtown Oakland via all public transportation.

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CHARMING and Tranquil 107 year old North Oakland Home

Colorful home filled with light, art and handcrafted furniture, located on a peaceful street in North Oakland, a coins throw from Berkeley.

Your south facing bedroom has a glass door which opens to the deck and garden. Fresh cotton linens, a comfortable single bed, shared bath, deck and garden are yours to enjoy.

The house is located in a residential neighborhood conveniently close ( 6 min walk) to the Ashby Bart Station, and several bus stops. Cafes, restaurants, Whole Foods Market, Berkeley Bowl Market and one of the best weekly farmer's markets are all within a short walk away.

This household includes two wonderful indoor/ outdoor cats. Although the house is kept very clean and cats are easily kept out of your room, if you have allergies or harbor an aversion to felines this probably isn't the right situation for you.

Guest access

You're welcome to enjoy the garden and deck. The kitchen is available for cooking between 8-10am and 5-7pm. The living room and TV are available when I'm not working in my office space which is adjacent.
The painting studio, a separate and private space in the garden is off limits to guests.

Interaction with guests

What seems comfortable. Sometimes quite a lot, other times just a little. I value my privacy, work and quiet time and respect yours.

Other things to note


If you have a car, give me a heads up so I can order a permit which can take up to a week. There is plenty of street parking.


Although we experienced a lot of rain last winter, the drought has yet to be declared over.

Respect water restrictions!
Short showers only ( 5 mins )
Don't let the faucet run!
Turn water off while washing dishes, brushing teeth and shaving.
Try to keep as much water from going down the drain as possible.
Grey water (dish washing and shower water) is collected and used in the garden.


Turn off lights when you leave a room or go to sleep!

Please recycle all plastic, metal, glass and paper (even small pieces).
Recycling and composting is the law.
All food leftovers, food soiled paper, take-out containers, napkins, paper towels, etc go in the stainless steel compost bin.

Be mindful that this is an urban area.
Be cautious, particularly at night. Look up from your phone, unplug earbuds and be aware of your surroundings.

If you've opened a window or door make sure you lock up before leaving.

****Miscellaneous ***

There is no microwave or automatic coffee maker.
A toaster-oven, french press or expresso maker are available or you may drip coffee by hand. There are several cafes with good coffee just a short walk away.

Dancing in the kitchen is always encouraged!

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed

Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Cleaning Fee $49 NZD
Security Deposit $351 NZD
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 7PM
Check out by 11AM

This is a quiet, non-smoking, drug free property. Smoking of anything is not permitted inside or out, alcohol in moderation and absolutely no weapons allowed on the premises ..not even a slingshot!

No visitors other than yourself unless arranged beforehand.

No cooking after 7:30 pm.

Quiet time is between 9 pm and 8 am. The house is small so being quiet is essential. If you wish to watch a movie or listen to music, please use earbuds. If you come in late, do so quietly.

Please conduct private phone conversations in your room.

Although I love animals, unfortunately pets cannot be accommodated.
This is a rule set by the cats.

Please keep your room and common clean. Wash your dishes.
Please don't feed the ants by leaving out food.

No burning of candles in your bedroom.
(Yikes, fire!)

Thanks for being a considerate guest who follows the rules of the house!

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


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

75 Reviews

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Doug User Profile
September 2017
I enjoyed my stay here, the house is charming and the deck and garden area with the smell of jasmine make for a calming environment. I made good use of the coffe shops nearby and the BART station within five minutes walk.

Wen User Profile
September 2017
Victoria was a great host, very sociable and nice. The room was comfortable as well. Cats weren't a problem at all, very friendly and fun!

Charisma User Profile
July 2017
This is the perfect place to stay if you're in the Bay Area. The room opens onto a gorgeous deck overlooking a luscious garden. The smell of jasmine greeted me every evening when I came home. Victoria is a superbly gracious host and her house is a dream!

Matt User Profile
July 2017
Staying at Tori's home was a treat. She has a beautiful place with loads of character and stuff you cannot find anywhere else. She was a wonderful host and made sure that I had everything that I needed. I could not have asked for anything more. Thank you!

Jeremy User Profile
June 2017
Victoria has a beautiful, sunny, brightly-decorated home. The room was comfortable, and included some very thoughtful amenities. Victoria was friendly and hospitable, especially when she let me extend my stay at the last minute when some plans changed.

Jeremy User Profile
June 2017
A considerate host with a lovely home. Would happily stay here again.

Yupu User Profile
June 2017
I came here in flower season whichToru's house was so fragrant and birds was singing with beautiful early summer melody. The location is convenient for taking both BART and bus. Tori is great and quite help. She is a five stars host.

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in January 2013
Victoria User ProfileVictoria is a superhost.

I'm an artist and educator with a familly of wonderful friends here in the Bay Area and around the world. I'm passionate about the environment, flora and fauna, the natural world and wild places ....and to be at (in) the ocean.
Love sharing conversation over good food and drink. When the season permits, I enjoy filling the house with vases of fragrant blossoms.

I've traveled a lot, speak a little Spanish, like to laugh and discuss ideas. Generally, I'm busy. I've a couple of different teaching gigs so I'm in and out during the day.
On weekends and in the summer I'm in my studio, hiking, working in the garden, at the beach or traveling.

The San Francisco Bay Area is a rich and wonderful place to live or visit and I enjoy sharing my knowledge of favorite places for you to see and explore.

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

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