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The Essentials: comfort, style, art, coffee.

SuperhostNorth Oakland, Oakland, California
Entire guest house hosted by Leslie
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
Clean and tidy
12 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Leslie is a Superhost
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Stylish, light, modern studio with all you need for a basic overnight or a leisurely stay. You can cook with the Breville oven, burners or microwave, but really, why, when there is so much good food in nearby Temescal. For me, the studio calls out to read in the comfy chair, work at the West Elm breakfast bar or curl up for a good night's sleep. If none of those appeal, just sip some wine and stare at the art!

EZ street parking.

Hosting 4 guests is an experiment. Pls read 'The Space' if ur>2.

The space
BECAUSE OF COVID-19, I ASK THAT YOU CONTACT ME BY PHONE AS SOON AS YOU BOOK TO DISCUSS PROCEDURES. THANK YOU.

Also, please contact me about booking longer term.

Note - If you are considering booking the place for more than two people, pls read the last paragraph in this section.

PARKING - Easy street parking can fill up late at night, so if you plan to arrive late, please let me know and I'll make room for you in the driveway.

OUTDOOR SPACE - Right now, the area directly outside the studio has a table and chairs for hanging out. It also has a bit of an overflow from my woodshop/work area, though there is no noisy work going on. When the weather is nice, you are welcome to hang out at the table and chairs, but please keep in mind that I haven't "set up" this area for guests yet, so you'll be dealing with a less pretty space than the interior of the studio. Think of it as aesthetically "at your own risk," caveat visitor, etc. But, you can enjoy the sun from there.

LOVING CANINE GREETER - I have a medium-sized dog. I promise that you won't ever find a warmer, more loving, gentle soul. Pure bred Oakland Street Dog. She is rarely in the studio, but there's a good chance she may be part of your greeting party as you come and go. She will be happy to see you and to be pet and well-received. She also understands "no" and is definitely better behaved than I was at her age.

BOOKING FOR MORE THAN TWO - The space is luxurious for two and really super tight for four. I'm offering it to four people as an experiment. I've got a comfortable cot with an inflatable mattress. With two beds in there, there will be very little floor space to walk around. It would be a great, cheap spot to crash, but not to hang. If you are booking for more than two, please check in with me so we can be clear on your expectations. I want you to be happy and to be clear on what your experience will be.

Guest access
Studio is accessed from the driveway. Walk to back of the building and it has a white door.

Other things to note
The main house is being renovated. This shouldn't impact your stay, but I feel self-conscious that I won't be able to make the driveway look as pretty as I would like to for a while. Currently, there is very little, if any, construction-related noise. As long as you are okay with blocks of wood here and there, a few contractor bags neatly (as neatly as possible... they don't really lend themselves to neatness) stashed next to the house and a stray screwdriver or drill intruding on your plane of view, I am confident you won't be bothered by the construction. If you are super OCD, leave yourself some extra time because this place will probably make you want to organize. :)
Stylish, light, modern studio with all you need for a basic overnight or a leisurely stay. You can cook with the Breville oven, burners or microwave, but really, why, when there is so much good food in nearby Temescal. For me, the studio calls out to read in the comfy chair, work at the West Elm breakfast bar or curl up for a good night's sleep. If none of those appeal, just sip some wine and stare at the art…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 airbed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
Dryer
TV
Washing machine
Iron
Hair dryer

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4.85 out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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Location

North Oakland, Oakland, California

Located a few blocks from the Berkeley border, three blocks from Children's Hospital and six blocks from Oakland's buzzing, hip Temescal District. There's a great cafe a block away for your morning cappuccino. After that, just walk or drive six blocks to Temescal district where you have your choice of Burmese, Korean, Thai fusion, Japanese, Caribbean, Italian, Fried chicken and more ... and more food and shopping. Hang outdoors at Temescal Brewery.

Walking or driving north from my place, you will find Sweet Adeline, one of Berkeley's sweetest cafes, fresh baked goods, yum, etc. Also, there is an amazing Farmer's Market Tuesday afternoon/evenings. Half a mile after that is Ashby BART and a little further is Berkeley Bowl, Berkeley's famous grocery store for everything you need. Whole Foods is about the same distance, up Ashby St from BART.
Located a few blocks from the Berkeley border, three blocks from Children's Hospital and six blocks from Oakland's buzzing, hip Temescal District. There's a great cafe a block away for your morning cappuccino.…

Hosted by Leslie

Joined in December 2012
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I have been in the Bay Area for 20+ years. I have worked predominantly in social justice and the environment. I really like for people to be happy. So, whether it's at work, or in my airbnb, I try hard to please. Good communication is important to me. I love traveling and talking to strangers. I am a big camper/backpacker and have a Buddhist practice. I have enjoyed both staying with Airbnb hosts and being a host. Most recently, I have stayed in Airbnbs from Tehachapi, CA, USA to Jerusalem, Israel. I founded a company called Prosper Street Technologies to market the Wave, a computer keyboard I invented.
I have been in the Bay Area for 20+ years. I have worked predominantly in social justice and the environment. I really like for people to be happy. So, whether it's at work, or in…
During your stay
I live on the property and I am also obsessively attached to my phone, so I am generally available for your questions. I have lived in the area since almost before time began - well, since I ran here after college anyway - and I love sharing information about the Bay, local restaurants and things to do. I'm also happy to leave you to your own adventure. It's up to you!
I live on the property and I am also obsessively attached to my phone, so I am generally available for your questions. I have lived in the area since almost before time began - wel…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to €177