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.
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 RetreatOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewsvery stylish apartment with excellent amenitiesmany unexpected touches: generous assortment of food (both fridge and pantry) picnic supplies complete bathroom amenities (shaving cream )great fully functional apartment that has been interior designed to a high levelthe bed and linens were comfy and of nice qualitymodern yet homey airy with tons of light yet private and comfortablesparkling clean and comfortableit was spacious clean and cozyabsolutely stunning immaculately clean and very spaciousthe unit is spectacular clean comfortable - luxuriousit was as fresh clean and comfortable as it was several years ago
Host:lovely place great hoststhey are perfects hoststhe host was very helpful and quick to respond to any questionshosts are very very goodthe hosts are nearby and very responsive if there are questionsRead more reviewsthe location is fantasticand the location is greatwe really liked the locationplus it’s an easy walk to dining and shoppingmass transit is close and easy both bus or bart
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!Oakland, California, United States
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Host:jon is great host and make sure that everything is in order before we arrive
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-LawOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewsbed and pullout sofa were comfortablethe bathroom is great has a heater and air conditioner also the shower is greatthey have great amenities; my favorite being the television and bathroomwe like the addition of a new flat screen tvgreat atmosphere plenty of supplies comfy and cozyvery clean and organizedsuper clean and comfortableit was clean and comfortablevery clean and lovely scenerycomfy sheets and bed clean space
Host:they are very kind hosts and respond very quickly to questionshosts were extremely accommodating and friendlygeorge and colleen were amazing hostshosts were friendly professional and very responsiveevery need anticipated and provided for by creative thoughtful hostsRead more reviewsbeautiful locationthe location is nice toothis is the best location in oakland - close to trails and the highwayhere is a great location to be near the city but far enough away for piece of mindfantastic location checked all the boxes for us
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 gardensOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewsbeautiful natural light shined through the garden in the mornings making chilly mornings nice and cozythe space is cozy and airy at the same time with lots of natural lighta nice quiet spot to unwind on an extremely comfortable mattressthe cottage has everything you need to feel comfortable when you're away from homethe cottage is adorable and the bed and bathtub were an absolute dreamvery clean and fun spotvery clean and comfortable spacethis sparkling clean space was exactly as advertised spacious and privateeverything is very cleanalways clean peaceful and relaxing place to stay
Host:they are great hoststhe hosts were great as wellwonderful hosts we would definitely go backben and jacqueline are great hoststhey are great hosts and easy to communicate withRead more reviewsthe location was greatplus easy access to redwood regional park and the chabot science centergreat location — close to everything but felt quiet & secludedsuper cozy and quiet place located in a nice garden providing everything you needit had everything we needed and the location is great
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 Kitchenette and DeckOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe heater worked extremely well and kicks on very fastwe had a nice room with all amenities you can have for this pricethe bed was super comfy and the kitchen space had everything we needed for our short staythe bed was very comfortable and she had plenty of sheets/ blanketsthis is room was perfect for our needsclean nice and affordablevery clean very organizedclean and nice big roomthe space is clean cozy and quietamy's place was very clean and comfortable
Host:amy is a wonderful host :)amy was a wonderful host and was very prompt with her responsesthe hosts were responsive and nicevery responsive and hospitable hostamy is by far the best host i’ve ever hadRead more reviewsperfect location perfect instructionthe location is good being next to a main freewaygreat place and great locationgreat safe location with easy access to freewaysgreat location if you want to be close to everything in oakland but not downtown
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.
2Stops2SF - Modern space next 12thStBartOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe wifi worked perfectlycomfortable and cosy room with all necessary amenitieswe appreciated the shampoo soap and lotion in the bathroomthe room was smaller than we had expected from the photos but was clean and well presentedthe apartment is nice and the energy in the space is gentleextremely clean and chic loftvery clean and tidyit was a nice clean private roomthe apartment was clean and very stylishquiet clean and comfortable
Host:regina was a wonderful hostregina was an amazing hostshe was quick to respond and an amazing hosthost is friendly and approachable recommendedshe was also kind enough to allow me to drop off my luggage when i arrived earlyRead more reviewsregina’s place is conveniently located in a very cute buildingit’s close to bart and downtown which is an ideal locationgood location within walking distance of bart and several good restaurants in downtown oaklandthe location is just 4 blocks from bart so it is super easy to getthe location is great if you are working in oakland or need to access bart
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 cottageOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewssky light heater and security systemmy stay at chris and babara’s backyard cottage was comfortable and relaxingthis is a lovely room opening out to deck with flowering bushescottage was stylish with a very comfortable bedsmall but has a heater a tv and is cleanamazing space clean and thoughtfulnice clean place to stayroom was quaint and cleanthe place is super clean and the bed is very comfortabletheir place is very clean and cozy
Host:the hosts are lovely people i specially enjoyed barb’s hospitalityfriendly & nice host & the place was amazingbarbara and chris were wonderful hostsvery hospitable and gracious hostsgood security helpful hostsRead more reviewsvery close to the macarthur bart station which was great for melocation was good with loads of places to eat not far awayvery confortable and great locationcute little place in oaklandbart was a great way to get around though the station seemed more than a mile away
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
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
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 & bright inlaw/ easy access to Oakland, SFOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewscozy and well appointed with thoughtful amenitiesloved the large windows to look out to her beautiful yard and for natural lighting in the roomthe bathroom necessities like the soap shampoo and conditioner were a very nice touchthe apartment is so quaint and cute having all of the amenities provided is also greatbed is a full sized mattress fyi for couples with large/tall partnersit was clean and nicevery clean stylish and tidygreat kitchen appliances and dishes all very cleaneverything was super clean and comfysuper clean and the shower was amazing
Host:she was an excellent host and very helpfulangelique is an amazing hostvery welcoming angelique as hostangelique is a fantastic hostgreat accommodation and excellent hostsRead more reviewsgreat location - very close to oaklocation is pretty convenient to get to oakland downtown or san franciscobeautiful spot in a great locationgreat apartment with easy check in & good locationwe loved staying here it is close to everything in the bay
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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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