Our upstairs, light-filled, 3 bedroom flat is centrally located in Oakland, and is only 3 blocks away from Piedmont Ave's numerous restaurants and shops. Our place is the top floor of a two-story duplex, which we own with our good friends who live downstairs. It comfortably fits 4-6 people, and has a large deck with views of the Oakland Hills - a great setting for nice meals outside!
Our flat is a perfect fit for a family: bedroom #1 has a king-sized bed; bedroom #2 is our older children's room and has bunk beds; bedroom #3 has a sleeper sofa and a crib where our baby sleeps. Our common area is an open floor plan and the living room (with a second sleeper sofa) opens onto our large deck, where we enjoy many meals. We also have a pack n play that can be set up for babies in any room.
We have TONS of kids gear (strollers, slides, kiddie pool, etc) that we are happy to share. We also have lots of bikes and can discuss lending them out during your stay. There is a washer & dryer that is shared between the two units of the duplex.
We will be away on vacation during your stay, but our good friends and co-owners of the duplex will be home in their downstairs flat and are happy to help with anything you need.
Piedmont Avenue is a wonderful commercial strip centrally-located in Oakland. It has managed to escape chain stores, and has a very neighborhood/community feel. Piedmont Avenue ends at the entrance to the Mountain View Cemetery, a beautiful place to go for a walk and take in views of the entire Bay.
We are located in the Piedmont Ave neighborhood, right next to Oakland Kaiser Medical Center and Alta Bates, and a nice walk or short bike/car ride to Uptown Oakland, Lake Merritt and Grand Ave, Temescal, Rockridge, and Downtown Oakland. We are a 15 minute walk to MacArthur BART, and have numerous AC Transit stops within 1 block of our house. We are also located about an 8 minute walk from Casual Carpool, and a 3 minute walk to the Transbay Bus stop. Parking in our neighborhood is pretty easy to find.