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10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals You Don't Want To Miss Out In Oakland, CA - Updated 2020

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The largest city in California, Oakland’s territory was once a mosaic of coastal terrace prairie, oak woodland and north coastal scrub. Widely known for its sustainability practices, Oakland has proved to be a conservative and eco-friendly ethnically diverse area with many different races coming together as one. A carefree and easy-going city with much to discover, step inside these top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals for a pleasant stay.

1. Convenience meets tranquility: architect-designed modern apartment (from 143 USD)

Located within a couple of blocks of everything you might need during an enjoyable stay, this smartly designed peaceful and modern urban retreat is fully equipped with a kitchen, separate bedroom with a queen size bed and a tub/shower combo perfect for two. The brightly lit living room is filled with large windows and natural sunlight, a comforting and homely sight. If that still isn’t enough and you are craving for some sun, head down to the secluded garden patio outside. Enjoy nature at its best; for a fresh cup of coffee can never go wrong amidst such lush and tropical greenery!

Modern Urban Retreat

Address: Crocker Highlands, Oakland, CA (see map)

Price: from 143 USD

Number of Guests: 2

2. Sunny & cheerful: bright 2 bedroom apartment (from 119 USD)

Just a 20 minute walk from West Oakland or 12th Street BART and you will see a sunny and vibrant Victorian home that sleeps four. The apartment is bright with big windows ushering in the soft, natural sunlight. As seen in the photos, the kitchen and living room flow together into one large space, which is a great way for everyone to communicate and hang out freely. The master bedroom consists of a California king bed featuring a Keetsa mattress and Feathered Friends down comforter. The second bedroom is also an office, and includes a desk that is electronically adjustable for comfort and flexibility. To add on to the vacation vibes, be sure to enjoy the company of the 15 indoor plants located in every room.

Bright Two Bedroom Apartment!

Address: Oak Centre, Oakland, CA (see map)

Price: from 119 USD

Number of Guests: 4

3. A unique combination: single bedroom wooded in-law (from 113 USD)

Nature lovers will love this wooded in-law, for it is located in a rustic and carefree countryside neighbourhood. Even the path to the front entrance of the house is bucolic and all-natural; expect a lot of loose gravel that can be dangerous for ladies in heels. A car is strongly recommended for exploring this part of Oakland - free parking is included during your stay and the unit is completely private and quiet. There is a fireplace in the living room and electric heaters are installed in bedrooms. The bedroom consists of a queen bed and a sofa that doubles up as an additional bed if needed. Enjoy this tranquil stay that provides you with a unique combination of urban and rustic - stargazing here is strongly recommended!

Wooded In-Law

Address: Sequoyah, Oakland, CA (see map)

Price: from 113 USD

Number of Guests: 3

4. A relaxing oasis: private cottage surrounded by gardens (from 108 USD)

Relish in a world of your own with this lovely and cosy cottage, a private and intimate hideaway located in a quiet part of Oakland hills. Take a three block walk to Laurel shopping district to enjoy new restaurants, coffeeshops, and a yoga studio that has just popped up recently. Enjoy the queen bed, clawfoot tub and shower, fridge, and stove. The clean, simple indoors open onto full gardens. Take a dip in the hot tub and lounge on a deck with hill views. Feel free to use the shared outdoor table for eating and working off the main house; it’s shaded by a wisteria-covered pergola and has a power outlet for computers, specially made for business travellers that prefer an intimate setting amidst the all-loving nature.

Private cottage in enclosed gardens

Address: Redwood Heights, Oakland, CA (see map)

Price: from 108 USD

Number of Guests: 2

5. Comfortable & private: charming studio with deck (from 92 USD)

A sunny and charming studio in a well-established, friendly neighbourhood close to the best East Bay for hiking and all major freeways, enjoy a fully-stocked kitchen, full bathroom with tub, wi-fi, and flat-screen TV (Netflix and HBO included). Get some fresh air and splendid hill views from the deck out front, and a hot mug of chocolate and some slightly toasted bread in tow are what we strongly recommend! As the studio is located below the living room of the lovely hosts, do expect to hear some foot traffic from above. The house was built in 1924 so creaking and vibrations are unavoidable. However, the rest of the neighbourhood is really quiet and peaceful, which is great if you are looking for an intimate stay.

Charming Studio In-Law with Kitchen and Deck

Address: Redwood Heights, Oakland, CA (see map)

Price: from 92 USD

Number of Guests: 2

6. Near Oak Airport: single bedroom private in-law (from 90 USD)

Located in an easy street parking and out-going neighbourhood filled with mature trees, enjoy this newly-renovated cosy apartment near Oak Airport. This one-bedroom apartment consists of a double size bed, couch, kitchen with tons of natural light, newly furnished and spacious bathroom, sufficient closet space, and an outdoor space with tables and chairs. Guests are given access to the parking space in front of the private gate, as well as a furnishing-in-progress backyard. They are welcome to relax and watch the birds and squirrels as they laze around the backyard. Also, a comfy roll-away bed is also available if you have a third guest coming over; just let your lovely hosts know in advance!

Private inlaw near OAK airport, ORACLE, BART to SF

Address: Central East Oakland, Oakland, CA (see map)

Price: from 90 USD

Number of Guests: 3

7. Modern & stylish: private room with bathroom (from 82 USD)

A serene space located in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the hectic city, surround yourself with calm views of the garden of the Pardee Mansion, accompanied with the setting of 20-foot cathedral ceilings in the main living room area, which brings abundant natural light into the living area. The private bedroom that you will be residing in has a double/full sized bed next to a private bathroom just for you. Feel free to use the common kitchen and living room - this tranquil space offers a lot of privacy for its guests. A five-minute walk and you will end up at 12th St Downtown Oakland BART station, where you will see many new cafes, restaurants, clubs and shopping areas.

Modern Space

Address: City Centre, Oakland, CA (see map)

Price: from 82 USD

Number of Guests: 2

8. A calming haven: private room with backyard cottage (from 57 USD)

This cosy 8 X 15 North Oakland cottage is the perfect spot for couples/solo travellers yearning to escape the hustle and bustle of the hectic city. Just several steps from your main home is a private full bathroom that consists of a sink, toilet, shower and fresh towels. Feeling hungry? The lovely and large sit-in kitchen is just perched beside it! Treat yourself to some complimentary tea and coffee in the kitchen - the lovely hosts have been so kind to prepare it all. The pretty cottage consists of a mounted flat screen TV, a very comfortable queen sized bed, wireless internet and cable, plenty of books and New Yorker magazines (if you feel like reading), a comfy leather chair, and a full sized dresser for your clothes. Enjoy the sunny, plant filled backyard deck just outside your front door if you are craving for some sun and fresh air. Do note that there is a private entrance alongside the main house that leads back to the cottage.

Private backyard cottage

Address: Bushrod, Oakland, CA (see map)

Price: from 57 USD

Number of Guests: 2

9. Charm & comfort: private room in a 91-year-old historic house (from 48 USD)

This historic 91-year-old charming home has been recently renovated to give travellers the ultimate comfort they need. Just 2.2 miles to light rail (BART) and 10 minutes from the Oakland Airport, enjoy this cosy private room with two separate beds (great for two people who don’t wish to sleep with each other). Also included is a luggage rack, closet with hangers and a chest of drawers. A reading light is located next to your bed in case you need it, and the full bathroom is all yours as the host only uses the shower. Guests have entire access to the house, including the kitchen and laundry (1.38 USD/load).

Charm and Comfort

Address: Elmhurst, Oakland, CA (see map)

Price: from 48 USD

Number of Guests: 2

10. Shout out to the couch enthusiast: plush comfy couch for 1 night only (from 37 USD)

Exclusive only for couch surfers and adventurous travellers who need a space to sleep but don’t really care where - here’s a potential spot for you. Make new friends and mingle with other travellers, as there will also be other travellers staying in this apartment. Ear plugs are upon request, as this couch surfing spot is right next to Amtrak train Station. Allow your heavy head to lie on this plush convertible couch till you figure out where to go next… for who says being impromptu is a bad idea?

For the couch surfer

Address: Produce and Waterfront, Oakland, CA (see map)

Price: from 37 USD

Number of Guests: 1

You are always welcomed!

And we hope you have spotted something you like with these top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals in Oakland; for in this down-to-earth city with activities lurking at every corner, it is never too early to start planning a second trip when you are still at your first!

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