Quiet, tasteful, large, clean, private room in a lush garden with your own private entrance. In cool and quiet North Oakland, near the Bay Bridge - a drive, or bus and train to SF. Outdoor shower and toilet - "glamping" at it's best! Safe, fun, neighborhood. Gorgeous private garden for hanging or sunning. The room is Sleep Heaven!
A private, stand-alone large room in a lovely garden with a comfortable queen bed and modern-retro furnishings. With greenery outside the two windows, it's a light room in a beautiful yard. Please read the whole description before booking especially in the winter as the toilet/shower are about 20 steps away, outside, under the stars, but enclosed behind a fence. (Check out the pix, please!) We try not to rent if it's raining.
Three of us live in the "Compound." We are queer and gay, from 35 to 58, in our own homes which are not attached to the Garden Room. The garden is between the four structures, and is fenced.
The neighborhood is walking distance to great cafes, bars, restaurants and local transportation. Easy parking on the street within a block. We are NOT in SF; there is public transportation to SF by bus, train, or by car or Lyft. The free Emery-Go-Round to the BART train runs during the work week.
Please note that there is no kitchen access, and that we are in the East Bay, near the Bay Bridge.
The neighborhood is quiet and the room is a real "sleep shack."
We cannot accommodate pets; we have a cat (named Lucky) who does not go into the room. The room accommodates 2 people, maximum.
When requesting a booking, please let us know who is coming and what you're looking for. Also, we are very protective of our awesome home so please have a full profile which includes where you are from and your full names, be verified, and/or have reviews.
The yard is available for resting or reading. There is no kitchen or cooking, but there is a kettle and tea fixings in the room.
I love to meet my guests and I'm flexible beyond that - if you want someone to tell you favorite haunts, I'm in! If you want to be on your own, you have your own access to the private room. I like hanging with folks, too, but sometimes life gets in the way.
The garden room is part of the small "community." We like the vibe of friendly but not invasive. I always will share info on Oakland - I love my city and love living here.
Please take note of the outdoor toilet and shower - and read reviews. It's not for everyone, but we totally love it.
Please provide first and last names and full bio - our security and serenity is super important to us.
No smoking in, on, or around the property, or on the street, and no cooking in the room.
To fully respect our quiet neighbors and our compound community, please arrive on the first night BY 9 pm. Quiet hours are between 10pm and 8am - no late nights with noise but you can come in late if you are ninja-like after your first night.
If you need anything at all, please text.
Our outdoor shower is awesome, but please be aware we all share the hot water. Also, only paper in the toilet - thank you!