A Merriewood Retreat: A Gentle, Tranquil Getaway


Private room in guest house hosted by Marilyn

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bathroom
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The Merriewood Retreat is a lovely detached room with high beamed ceilings and a special ambiance. It is nestled in a serene garden setting.
Due to increased Covid
risks, we now ask that our guests be vaccinated.
There are various seating areas outdoors to relax.
It's truly one of a kind!
Dogs are welcome. Do let me know if you're bringing one, but also
BE AWARE if you have allergies that could make your stay uncomfortable
due to our furry friends.

The space
A most comfortable queen bed in a spacious room. There's a work table and an ergonomic chair. Tea & coffee are provided, frig & microwave.
Private bathroom with soaps, towels, etc.
Walk-in shower.
Sit out in a level garden or walk the tree-lined streets in the area.
It is shared with birds and squirrels, deer and an occasional raccoon!
Easy, convenient parking.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Free on-street parking
Pets allowed
Shared patio or balcony
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace


Lit path to the guest entrance

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4.93 out of 5 stars from 259 reviews


Where you’ll be

Oakland, California, United States

Montclair Village 1 mile down the hill offers restaurants, take out, coffees and services.
Lake Temescal 1.5 mile: A lovely wooded walking trail around the lake
College Ave 2.5 mile: famous for its beers and wine, coffee and eats as well as shops. It ends at UC Berkeley campus at one end and leads to Lake Merritt and China Town at the other end.

Hosted by Marilyn

  1. Joined in August 2012
  • 259 Reviews
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  • Superhost
In the wooded hills of Oakland, Rich and I enjoy sharing our home. Both of us are doubly jabbed and hope you are as well. We love it up here! the walking trails and starry skies are so tranquil and yet we appreciate the convenient access to Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, Walnut Creek when we do leave the hill. Taking BART to The City (SF) and to either airport is convenient and quick . At home we 'love on' the garden, read in the peaceful out-of-doors, and take walks with our enthusiastic co-host, a long-haired Chihuahua . Having lived and worked internationally, we welcome visitors from home and abroad. I do my best to welcome you in Spanish, Thai, Hindi or Bangla if that makes you feel more at home. I'm here to make your Retreat at Merriewood truly comfortable and special as i understand how a brief "away" time can feed the soul for months to come. That said, we look forward to welcoming you to The Merriewood Retreat! Stay Healthy! Marilyn, Rich & Kaji
In the wooded hills of Oakland, Rich and I enjoy sharing our home. Both of us are doubly jabbed and hope you are as well. We love it up here! the walking trails and starry skies ar…

During your stay

Easy Self Check-in.
Walk up the driveway and through a closed, unlocked gate.
Key available on arrival.
I am often home and available by texting for any necessities.

Marilyn is a Superhost

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  • Languages: English, Español, ภาษาไทย
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy