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Light-filled Oasis by Lake Merritt 2 Bdrm, balcony

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Light-filled Oasis by Lake Merritt 2 Bdrm, balcony

5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Nestled on a quiet street a block from the Lake Merritt and Children’s Fairyland this condo is close to everything fun in Oakland and offers a light-filled oasis amidst the bustle. Location is ideal with incredible access and peace. Lots of restaurants are a few blocks away and so is the vibrant art scene of Oakland. A quick ~7 min stroll by the lake or a Ford bike or scooter and you are downtown Oakland. Moreover, San Francisco is right over the Bay bridge a ~ 20 - 25 min trip by car or Bart.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


Step-free access to the bedroom
Step-free access to the bathroom


44 Reviews

Lin User Profile
September 2016
This is a family home that is still in use, and so good for a family too. Brian was responsive and accommodative to our needs. The location next to Lake Merritt was a huge plus as we took walks in the morning, as well as the availability of free overnight parking at Brian's reser…
Jeff User Profile
September 2018
This apartment was clean, comfortable, and quiet, with many nice personal touches - it felt like being in your own home. The location is quite convenient for getting to the BART and commuting into San Francisco, and is in a pleasant neighborhood very close to Whole Foods and nume…
Brian User Profile
Response from Brian:
Thank you Jeff for a lovely review- we are so grateful to have you as our guest. You are always welcome back! Best!
September 2018
Kevin User Profile
September 2018
Brian's place is centrally located in Oakland, a 2 minute walk to lake Merritt, near to shops and restaurants and close to public transport. Brian's place has plenty of space and all the amenities you need to have a comfortable stay. The apartment was clean and tidy and there wa…
Morgan User Profile
August 2018
We had a very pleasant stay for our trip to Oakland. It was perfect for us. We wanted to be close to Lake Merritt, and it was bonus that we got to meet the host. Their space is very comfortable, kitchen was used every day as we had athletes getting ready for their competition. …
Matt User Profile
July 2018
Brian's apartment is clean, in a great location, and the hosts go way out of their way to accommodate guests with incredible communication and attention to details. The apartment is in a great community close to a playground, FairyLand, Whole Foods, and has a parking spot. We loo…
Lauren User Profile
July 2018
This apartment is in a great location (walking distance to lake, to BART, and many restaurants) and the hosts were excellent communicators and very nice. I will say that the apartment is a lot smaller than it looks in the photos. We were 5 people total (including a 2 year old), s…
Brian User Profile
Response from Brian:
Hi Lauren, thank you for commenting on the great location, and our hospitality and communication. We appreciate that. We are disappointed that your expectations for storage and space were different than what we offer. Kindly remember that Airbnb started with people opening up their homes for others, and hosts are not hotel business people but people welcoming you in their home. Along with of the charm of Air BnB sharing is the expectation that, unlike a hotel, the family actually lives and not every drawer/closet will be empty, unlike a hotel. We did provide a spacious drawer in the dresser in each of the bedrooms, plus one third of our master bedroom hanging space. If you needed additional space, all you’d have to do is ask us, and our helper would have emptied additional more drawers. We take pride in our work and offer our guests the best we can.  We have been more than understanding and accommodating hosts and feels like our kindness has been met with cruelty. When you accidentally took cutlery and a toy, and let us know that you would get them back to us, we didn't hold it against you. Your child also torn a little drawing (irreplaceable and very dear to us) that my mom and daughter painted together when she was three. We’ve communicated about but I never thought that you would throw out the pieces rather than keeping them. That was unexpected and cruel. Please think about how your words and actions impact others. Also for the record, your booking was for 5 people, 4 days and Airbnb portal shows $1115 for your visit not almost $1500 as you stated (excerpt below is from the Airbnb portal). Please kindly discuss any fees with Airbnb directly if you feel appropriate. Best wishes! --- Reservation Accepted · 5 guests · 4 nights Lauren Beilin Oakland, CA View Profile·Message Lauren Check-in Thu, Jul 19 Checkout Mon, Jul 23 Total coming 5 adults Total Payout $1,115.50
July 2018
Patty & Larry User Profile
Patty & Larry
July 2018
Great location. Very clean and comfortable. Off street parking in a secure garage. Excellent and easy communication with host. Very pleasant experience.

Hosted by Brian

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in September 2013
Brian User Profile
50 Reviews
Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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About the home
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This is Brian’s place.
Mirela and Kirla help host.

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