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Step into the Urban Solar Beach House and you'll feel like you've been transported to a tropical island. The Beach House is very clean, nicely decorated, and close to everything you need including being steps from Whole Foods and the subway to SF.
Welcome to the Urban Beach House!
- 3 bedrooms, 2 bath house
- 2 bedrooms and 1 bath are available on a nightly basis
- I have a bedroom and private bath towards the back of the house
- The house was totally remodeled in 2001
- Very clean, calm, and relaxing - Like you're at the beach
- House is at the top of a dead end street - very quite, no traffic
- There's free street parking, no permit required. Easy during the day but can be hard at night. If there's no street parking, you may park in the driveway behind my car
- You can see the lights of the Paramount Theater in downtown Oakland from the house
- 10 by 8 foot room
- Queen Tempurpedic memory foam bed
- Lots of pillows
- Private closet
- Window facing the backyard
- Bedroom is down the hall from the kitchen
- Full bathtub
- Great water pressure
- New fresh towels
- Private medicine cabinet and drawer
- Bathroom is private to you unless there is another guest(s) in the other guest bedroom
- 3 chickens: Liala, Carmencita, and SweatyPants
- Apple, fig, and peach tress
- Marble countertops
- Private cabinet for your food
- Plenty of space in the very clean refrigerator
- Access to stove, pots, appliances etc to cook
- Washer and dryer
- Leather sofa and chair
- Dinning table that seats 8
- We share tools, baking ingredients, and small talk on our porches
Within Walking DistancMinute Walk
- Whole Foods - Organic health food
- Lake Merritt - Soccer players, farmer's market, live music
10-15 Minute Walk
- Downtown Oakland, Lakeshore and Grand Ave, Piedmont Ave
- Cafes, Restaurants, Cinemas, Bars, and Clubs
- BART Station with subway train to San Francisco, Berkeley etccall my home The Urban Solar Beach House because every time that I come home, I feel like I'm on vacation at the beach. Whether you're coming for work, to relocate, or for fun, I want you to feel the same.
Accès des voyageurs
Living room, dinning room and kitchen are all shared. Please make yourself at home.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I will likely be home during your stay and am happy to recommend places to eat and things to do. I love hosting and enjoy getting to know amazing guests.
Camera: There is a camera facing the front door and entry way to help me monitor when people come in and out of the house.
Sound: The street and house are generally very quiet. However, if noise like a flushing toilet, running shower, or chickens clucking at 6am (no rooster!) might wake you up, I recommend bringing ear plugs.
Light: The window curtain in the bedroom is light filtering but not light blocking so if you are sensitive to light, I recommend bringing an eye mask.
Bathroom: As mentioned in the description, the bathroom is private unless there are other guests staying in the other guest bedroom. If you would like to know if there will be other guests, please ask prior to booking. Guests may book at any time so there is no guarantee the bathroom will be private. Thanks for understanding.
Parking: Re parking, as mentioned in the description, there's free street parking, no permit required. It's easy to get parking during the day but harder at night. If there's no street parking available, feel free to use the driveway (if there isn't another guest's car here already). If you need to leave the house and are leaving the car parked behind mine, please leave the car key on the counter so I can move it if needed.
Dog: My pup Meili loves people, kids and other dogs and has never bitten anyone. She will bark when you're outside and, if I'm not here when you arrive, she will continue to bark when you come in. However, if you pet her, she will stop barking and hope you pet her. Also, she will take food off the dinning table and counters if given the chance so please be sure food left on the counters can't be reached.
Neighbors: Three of my neighbors, all women, have keys to my house. They come over midday occasionally to let Meili out to pee and take her on walks or take care of the chickens in the morning and evening if I'm away. They are all very friendly and enjoy meeting my Airbnb guests. Please don't be surprised if they come in! Lastly, my neighbor Gretchen has a dog named Bear who is Meili's best friend. I bring Bear over to play with Meili a couple times a week. They rough house and may bark when they're playing but I try to keep the noise to a minimum when guests are present.
Key: You need just one key for the top and bottom lock. If there are two keys in the lock box it is because someone else is also arriving that day. Please take just one key per person or couple.
All of your questions on where things are or how they work are probably answered here. These will also be printed in your room so you don't need to memorize them (I know there's a lot!). My goal is to give you everything you need to know to make your stay as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Wifi is in the house manual which you will have access to once you book.
Your room (Room 2) is just past the kitchen on the left. The door will be closed when you arrive so Meili can't sleep on your bed.
- Door Lock: Lock the top lock when you leave the house (do not lock the bottom lock or we’re screwed)
- Door: To lock the door hit the top middle button of the keypad and turn the lock to the left.
- Check Out: Check out is at 11am. Please remove the sheets and pillowcases (only of the pillows you used) and leave them on the bed along with your towel. You don’t have you take off the blanket cover unless necessary.
- Outside Guests: Those not staying at the house are not allowed unless confirmed in advance of arrival
- Alcohol and Drugs: No heavy drinking, no drugs of any kind, no smoking on premises (including outside)
- Fire Extinguisher: Under the kitchen sink in the back on the right
- First Aid Kit: In guest bathroom under sink on the right in a red bag
- Shoes: Please remove shoes in entry way and bring them into your room so Meili (May-Lee) doesn’t eat them
- Placemats: Use them on dining and coffee table for dishes. Mats are behind the kitchen curtain above washer / dryer
- Coasters: Use coasters for all drinks when using the dining or coffee table. - Coasters are on the kitchen counter.
- Hot Food: Place any hot food on cork pot holders, located in the bottom right cupboard closest to the bathroom. Hot dishes on cloth placemats alone will burn/stain the dining table with white marks
Heating (no air conditioning): Nest thermostat to the right of the bathroom door; don’t set temperature higher than 68
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
- Make Up: If applicable, remove makeup before using towels and pillows. Free makeup wipes in bathroom cabinet
- Stains: Charge for permanently stained towels, pillowcases and sheets (only if they need to be replaced)
- Door: Keep bedroom door closed so Meili, the dog, doesn’t take your socks
- Lights: Please turn off lights when not in use and especially before you leave
- Whisper: Please speak softly and limit unnecessary noise before 7am and after 10pm
- Luggage: Keep luggage and personal belongings in guest room unless when in use in the living/dining room
- Shower: Turn knob to desired temperature, then pull down hard on round tip of faucet where water is coming out
- Fan: Turn on fan (outside switch to left of door) and open window before showering - leave open after showering
- Hair: If applicable, remove hair from shower drain after every use
- Curtain: Close shower curtain after showering; it prevents mold from growing on the curtain
- Door: Leave bathroom door open when not in use so other guests know if it’s available
- Dishes: Wash dishes after use and before leaving the house or going to bed
- French Press for Coffee: In cabinet to the right of the cabinet under the sink
- Stove and Counters: Please wipe down all surfaces and stove top after every use
- Cabinet: Private empty cabinet for your food in kitchen (you can use any one that’s empty)
- Washer and Dryer: $5 per load; please ask prior to using
- Ironing Board: To the left of the dryer behind curtain; iron is in the cabinet under toaster oven
- Garbage: Paper bag under the sink on the right
- Recycling: Paper bag under sink to the left of the garbage bag
- Compost: Plastic green bin under the sink on the left (for fruit pits, citrus, and cardboard)
- Fruit and Veggies Scraps: White ceramic bucket on counter - for banana peels, bread (no citrus or pits)
Thank you for following the house rules and keeping the house looking beautiful. If there’s anything I can do to make your stay more comfortable, please let me know. I’m happy to host you and hope you have a fantastic stay!
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % et les frais de service vous sont remboursés intégralement.
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My name is Emily. Welcome to my profile.
*Born in San Francisco
*Raised in Marin (just north of San Francisco) where the Redwood trees are
*Lived in Oakland 10+ years
*Love the Bay Area with all my heart
*Anything that involves good people, food, wine and dark chocolate
*Hosting! Love getting to know new people
*Attention to detail
*Laugh often and hard
*I work in the solar industry with tech entrepreneurs
*Previous work included local and state policy solutions for climate change
5 Best Travel Experiences:
*Samba in the streets of Bahia Brazil
*Gay pride on the canals in Amsterdam
*White water rafting on the Zambezi river in Zambia
*Climbing up waterfalls in Costa Rica
*Fashion and art at the Met in NYC
*I bought my first motorcycle when I was 19 - sold my last bike 2 years ago
*I went skydiving from the highest jump in the world for my brother's birthday
*I have chickens (for the eggs)
As a host:
*I keep the house and guest rooms VERY clean so you can enjoy the peace of a lovely home
*I'm happy to give you tips on the best restaurants and activities near by
*Most importantly, I want you to feel happy and comfortable