Another view of the exteriorQueen size bed and leather loveseat
Urban Oasis @ Urban Farm-Grand Lake
Urban Oasis @ Urban Farm-Grand Lake
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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Our comfortable Urban Oasis is located a short walk from the Grand Lake and Lakeshore business district. Nearby you'll find upscale restaurants, an independent bookstore, and hip coffee shops. 1 mile from Bart and easy access to the freeway.

The space

This newly built, well lit, spacious in-law unit is self standing and in the middle of our backyard urban farm. The unit has one Queen bed (firm) with a memory gel foam topper.
From the unit's window one can see (and sometimes hear) chickens and a vegetable garden. Kitchenette includes electric kettle and mini refrigerator. Complementary coffee and tea.
This Urban Oasis is located in the heart of Oakland's vibrant Lakeshore District, with a walk score of 97! No car needed. A few gems very nearby include the hip coffee shops such as Boot & Shoe, a fabulous cooperative bakery, Arizmendi, great restaurants, an independent bookstore, Walden, the beautiful art deco Grand Lake Theater, and the natural lake, Lake Merritt, where we have occasional stingrays and jelly fish come in from the Bay! This is also a child friendly neighborhood with two playgrounds within walking distance, a local library with story hours, and Fairyland at Lake Merritt.
Easy access to downtown San Francisco one block away. One can catch the NX or NL bus or ride casual carpool. Another option-- catch BART which is a 35 minute pleasant walk past Lake Merritt. Commute time is 10 minutes from 19th street downtown Oakland to S.F downtown.
We look forward to hosting you at our unique urban farm!

Guest access

Guest access to wifi and a shared Patio.

Interaction with guests

I am respectful of your privacy. I'll keep my interaction to a minimum, unless your interested in a conversation. I'm easily accessible by text or phone. I encourage you to reach out if you need any information about the space, neighborhood, city, etc.

Other things to note

Check in is after 2 p.m. This gives me time to clean if there is a checkout the same day.
If you have a car, make sure you do not park between 8 am- 6 pm (Mon-SAT) on the west side of the Walker Ave-- same side as property. The city is prompt to hand out tickets. Opposite side and most other side streets are fine.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the space, neighborhood, city, etcetera.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

The cottage is self contained, come and go as you please. We do ask that you are respectful of our nearby neighbors.

Quiet hours after 8 p.m.

If not too much of an inconvenience, we ask you remove your shoes inside the guest house.

No smoking in the unit, but smoking is allowed on the adjacent Patio.

No animals allowed.

If you have a car, street parking only.

No cooking allowed, so leave those hot plates at home. :-)

You must also acknowledge
No parking on property - Street parking only


288 Reviews

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Meghan User Profile
November 2017
So helpful and a great location!

Taylor User Profile
November 2017
Amazing location, great amenities, very clean and excellent hospitality. Very impressed with everything and will definitely return!

Lisa User Profile
November 2017
This place was perfect! Very close to the Lakeshore/Grand area of Oakland, so walking distance to plenty of good restaurants and shops.

Rob Kaye User Profile
November 2017
The host was a great communicator and was always quick to respond. The bed is comfortable, there was plenty of space, and the bathroom was large. Most importantly, the WIFI worked like a charm. The location is right next to the main street with plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafes. I had a great stay and definitely recommend this for anybody looking to chill in Oakland.

Beth User Profile
October 2017
perfect space for a several-day visit; comfortable, clean and in a great location right near the lake and great restaurants def will come back again when I visit my daughter in Oakland!!

Sarah User Profile
October 2017
This little house was more then we expected. It's close to public transportation, and very clean. Dipak was very accommodating we would stay here again for sure.

Anna User Profile
October 2017
What a great location! Beautiful walk to the lake, super cool movie theater down the street and great restaurants. We slept well, had our privacy and comfortably fit a pack and play in the room for our babe. Recommended for the single traveler or a cozy couple with a wee one. Dipak was super nice, accommodating and printed our NFL tickets for us!

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in January 2012
Dipak User Profile

I live in the beautiful city of Oakland, CA. I enjoy the diversity, creativity and the temperate climate this city. We have a vibrant foodie scene and I love to explore the new food spots popping up. In addition, I love listening to live music, especially jazz.
I enjoy running around our beautiful Lake Merritt and biking the hills of Oakland and Berkeley-- some of the best bike rides in the country, I'm told!

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