Light Charming Comfy 1200sq ft Upper Apt - Central to Oakland, SF, Berkeley
- english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
I'm a long time Bay Area resident with deep ties into Berkeley, arts and craft scenes, artisan / craft food makers and restaurants, and a lot of knowledge of Internet startups and destinations all over the bay area. Open minded, I love to live the good simple life and enjoy the spirit of travelers who love connecting with new folks. I've traveled to lots of countries and have friends around the world. My work involves Internet marketing, self-help and business writing, optimal living coaching and creating awesome entrepreneurial projects to make the world a happy place. Making sure guests enjoy their stay to the fullest through clear communication and expectations is super important, and I've had some wonderful experiences meeting people from all over the world. I love the Bay Area, Oakland and Rockridge and hope my guests love it as well. Hablo Espanol. Parlo un puo Italiano. Falo Portugues. Parles en peu Francais.
Why Susie chose Shafter
Location location, on a street lined with Craftsman bungalow homes. This private flat is decorated with arts and crafts to stir creativity yet with the comforts of home. The upper floor offers lots of light, from dawn to dusk, and when you wake up you see only sky from the bedroom window - lots of privacy. You can walk between Oakland's two hot neighborhoods, Rockridge and Temescal, with easy access to Berkeley and SF, and revel on Sunday mornings at a fantastic farmers market. It's especially great for people considering moving to the East Bay wanting to get a feel for the area or as a visiting professor / remote worker (or nomad !) or if you're remodeling their home in Oakland and need a temporary home.
What makes this House unique
This flat has really great energy and most people who stay there want to come back. Built in 1907, it has good bones and a nice layout where you can hang out with your travel buddies or retreat to your own area of the flat. Your food and adventure concierge and local expert lives below, available with tips for enjoying the Bay Area to the fullest, if you like.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Only booked guests; local family drop-in ok
Smoking only allowed at the top of the back stairs
Sorry no pets allowed.
Children not allowed
Ok for 9+ years old
Minimum age of primary renter:11
Unlimited parking on the street; driveway use upon request
Does not include use of back yard, unless previously discussed
Not OK to leave kids under 16 unattended for more than a couple hours.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great Oakland stay
This place was perfect for out stay. Close to our daughter's place, close to all types of restaurants, close to the BART. Best stocked pantry we've ever come across. Susie was generous and wanted to make sure we were comfortable and had any kind of info we needed. We will definitely return.
The pleasure was all mine! You were perfect guests. I look forward to your return. :)
Perfect place and host
Susie’s great apartment was a perfect base for our week of exploring Oakland. It was clean, comfortable, well stocked, and situated in a lovely neighborhood. We would absolutely stay here again. Thanks again Susie!
Thank you, perfect guests! :)
The place was very cosy and homey. Susie has pretty much everything we needed for our stay
We had a wonderful time. Thank you very much Susie for your hospitality and detailed guide/info about the local areas and transportation, much appreciated especially for first timers.
Graduation stay in May
Great location, very nice owner. The floorplan was awesome; as were amenities; however, there was no central heat and the weather was chilly so difficult to regulate space heaters for comfort. Also bathroom is very small, especially given that we had 4 guests. The space, otherwise, easily and well accommodated our group.
Thanks Caroline. Nice meeting you all. I would have been happy for you to keep the heat on during your visit which was why I asked about the temp when you arrived and checked to see if everything was ok (and you said it was). Sorry for any discomfort!
Opera singers in the house
Super flexible and supportive of our special needs in a truly special Bay Area way.
Happy to host your group!
was as advertised
The place was clean and exactly as advertised
Thanks so much. You were wonderful guests!
Get a nearly free trip from SFO or Oakland airports with my Lyft and Uber promo codes:
LYFT - susie1
UBER - lillianw16
Located in foodie central, an easy walk to Temescal restaurants and farmers market, walk to Rockridge shopping and BART, lovely drive, walk or bike to Berkeley and campus and the Grand Lake / Lake Merritt area. The flat is a 5 minute walk to the CCA college and a great central location when exploring the bay area and beyond.
Lots of folks have loved staying here when visiting friends and family or wanting a quiet place to focus on writing or sabbatical projects.