Top 10 Lofts For Rent In Oakland, California - Updated 2021

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A sprawling and vibrant city, Oakland tends to get overlooked because of its high-profile neighbor, San Francisco. Just 12 miles (19.3 kilometers) east of the town that boasts the Golden Gate Bridge, Oakland is a bustling urban hub with plenty of interesting things to see and do. Stretching from a breezy coast to beautiful redwood-topped gentle hills, Oakland offers a wide terrain of unexpected pleasures such as a lively art scene and a brackish downtown lake called Lake Merritt that showcases 70 species of gorgeous native birds. If visiting Oakland is on your agenda then you need lodging. To stay in style and comfort you must read on to see the top lofts for rent in Oakland, California.

1. Centrally located and trendy artist loft (from USD 130)

A gorgeous space that’s worthy of an uptown New York City address, this loft oozes style from every angle. A former creamery, this warehouse-style structure has been transformed into a chic living quarter. The neighborhood is bustling with everything from handy grocery stores to gritty pubs. The touristy Jack London Square Waterfront District is moments away and you can reach lagoon-like Lake Merritt on foot. If you’re a foodie this locale is prime, with a large assortment of eateries from fast food to fine dining.

Hip Large Lake Merritt Loft | BART & Highway Close
Oakland, California, United States
170 reviews
Entire loft 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities and beautiful apartment
the apartment is comfortable and had all the amenities i needed for my stay
cool stylish place to stay love all the amenities of the chef style kitchen bed was super comfortable too
amazing espresso machine in the kitchen to q-tips in the bathroom
i loved staying at renzo’s place very comfortable and stylish loft with some fantastic amenities
Cleanliness:
the whole place was sparkling clean
the loft itself was clean and well decorated
but it is a well-appointed and clean home
the loft was clean organized and modern
very nicely organized & clean
Host:
renzo was a brilliant host
renzo was an awesome host
host was super responsive and helpful
stylish space great to host guests
lovely renzo is an amazing host and his pad is simply fabulous
Location:
great location and beautiful place
brilliant space ideally located a short walk from the bart
conveniently located walking distance from bart and includes secure parking space
the apartment is within walking distance of the lake marritt bart station which is awesome
safe close to food and easy to access entry
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2. Spacious comfort in top-floor Victorian (from USD 160)

Boasting a roomy layout, this three-bedroom loft-style abode is great for a group of friends. This Victorian-inspired triplex offers cozy furnishings throughout, a cushy queen-sized bed in each bedroom, and a first-rate kitchen with high-end appliances. No cable TV is on hand but there is a smart TV so you can access streaming services like Nextflix. The neighborhood is active with tasty restaurants, charming coffee shops, and interesting art galleries. It’s just a quick stroll to the grocery store and tranquil Lake Merritt as well.

Top Floor Uptown 1-6 Guests, one parking
Oakland, California, United States
282 reviews
Entire loft 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
worked out great for the conference we were attending -- space is very comfortable
the place is super clean the amenities are amazing and the beds are unbelievably comfortable
the unit's heaters were perfect tooffset a rather chilly visit to oakland
big space and very comfortable
beds & linens were so comfortable
Cleanliness:
clean and well furnished
clean spacious and very comfortable bed
this flat was very clean and easy to access
first all the good: this place was very clean and comfortable
the house was big clean and comfortable for our group
Host:
great host
host is very responsive
david was an accommodating and helpful host
david is very responsive and a great host
david was attentive responded quickly and made everything so easy
Location:
great location near the lake
the location is awesome
the location is great near lots of restaurants and close to bart
quiet location only a short walk to many good night spots
very close to san francisco and ideal for visiting the bay area
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3. Splendid coziness near city action (from USD 150)

Possessing shiny hardwood floors, colorful accent rugs, and easygoing furnishings, this three-bedroom accommodation in a bygone-era structure is a nice home away from home. Though very spacious, this Victorian-style dwelling still exudes a nice intimacy. This lodging is in an enviable locale: close to a convenient market, aromatic coffee houses, delicious eateries, thought-provoking art galleries, and more. If you want to enjoy some outdoor activity Lake Merritt is easily within walking distance.

Urban Uptown, 1-6 guests; one parking
Oakland, California, United States
421 reviews
Entire loft 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
huge space excellent facilities including washer dryer
the bed was extra comfortable and the kitchen had all of the amenities needed
could fit double and be comfortable
heated toilet seat was a pleasant surprise
the living rooms were large and comfortable
Cleanliness:
nice and clean
very clean roomy and exactly as listed
the unit was both clean and tidy
the house was clean cozy and lovely
incredibly clean huge space very comfortable
Host:
david is a great host
david was a great host
david was very responsive
great host that communicates well
david is very responsive and helpful
Location:
parking location was safe and close
easy walk to the bart station
easy walk to train station
location is fantastic close to lake merritt for a walk close to the bart station also
good location close walk to the 19 th street bart station
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4. Private bedroom in quiet loft-style condo (from USD 72)

Residing alongside lovely Preservation Park and the grand Pardee Mansion, this serene accommodation is a dream for architectural buffs. The room in this contemporary condo is intimate and inviting with a cushy double-sized bed and a private, nicely stocked bathroom exclusively for guests. The well-appointed and shared kitchen is fully stocked and the living room offers a relaxing spot at the end of the day. Luxuries include speedy WiFi, cable TV, a washer, a dryer, and more.

2Stops2SF - Modern space next 12thStBart
Oakland, California, United States
359 reviews
Private room in loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi worked perfectly
comfortable and cosy room with all necessary amenities
we appreciated the shampoo soap and lotion in the bathroom
the room was smaller than we had expected from the photos but was clean and well presented
the apartment is nice and the energy in the space is gentle
Cleanliness:
extremely clean and chic loft
very clean and tidy
it was a nice clean private room
the apartment was clean and very stylish
quiet clean and comfortable
Host:
regina was a wonderful host
regina was an amazing host
she was quick to respond and an amazing host
host is friendly and approachable recommended
she was also kind enough to allow me to drop off my luggage when i arrived early
Location:
regina’s place is conveniently located in a very cute building
it’s close to bart and downtown which is an ideal location
good location within walking distance of bart and several good restaurants in downtown oakland
the location is just 4 blocks from bart so it is super easy to get
the location is great if you are working in oakland or need to access bart
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5. Sleek private room in great open space (from USD 92)

Awash in a cool gray color scheme and captivating artwork, this huge converted garage is now a handsome private room ideal for couples or solo travelers. No kitchen area or even a microwave is on hand but you may not miss these items given the selection of yummy restaurants in the neighborhood. A convenient coffee machine is provided so you can get your morning cup of fresh java. Retail fiends can get a nice fix at the shopping available in the area and the locale offers easy freeway access.

Modern Bedroom and Bath
Oakland, California, United States
20 reviews
Private room in loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is much bigger than the pictures would show and our overall experience was a positive one
Cleanliness:
very clean with designer's touch
place was clean and is beautifully designed
room was absolutely spotless and stylish and tina was a great host & had great communication
Host:
tina is an excellent host and a lovely person
tina is a helpful gracious and friendly host
thank you so much for hosting
great host great space highly recommended
tina was very responsive to all our questions and gave us just the right amount of privacy
Location:
the room is in a nicer part of oakland close to alameda and it’s many restaurants
this place is amazing to stay in
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6. Sun-filled loft with artist flair (from USD 123)

Once a lightbulb factory, this wonderfully renovated space is now an in-demand accommodation in West Oakland. The moment you walk through the door you notice the fantastic exposed-wood ceilings with impressive steel beams. With the amount of streaming sunlight, your attention is easily drawn to the huge windows. The concrete floors are pristine and the custom-made furnishings - along with the accent lighting - add a laidback sophistication to the surroundings. The collection of greenery is also a nice, delicate touch.

Light-filled Modern Designers’ Loft
Oakland, California, United States
6 reviews
Entire loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
nick's place was great convenient location and clean
Location:
there is a great coffee shop just 2 blocks away which was perfect for the morning
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7. Swanky art-filled rental with plush amenities (from USD 300)

Constructed with great care, this spacious three-bedroom loft displays an industrial feel yet with lots of cozy appeals. This former factory is replete with many eye-popping features such as eclectic decor, stylish furniture, and massive windows for lots of natural light. Situated in the center of West Oakland, this accommodation is packed with high-end features from a top-tier chef’s kitchen to a wildly fun photo booth with props! A convenient grocery store is within walking distance and public transit is also nearby.

Z-Place
Oakland, California, United States
111 reviews
Entire loft 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apt is architecturally stunning
the space gets great light and the kitchen has all the toys and tools for a home chef
the kitchen was open and inviting and we all agreed that the artwork was epic
access to nice strong wifi is a big plus
a well-provisioned kitchen and lots of space make this a perfect spot for business or pleasure
Cleanliness:
it is spacious clean and fun
super comfortable and clean
the place was clean and complete with what you need for a stay
this place was not only really clean and comfortable but also really interesting and fun
it was everything that i love; quiet comfortable and clean
Host:
david is a great host
david is a great host
david is very nice host and i really like his place
the owner is very helpful and quick to respond
david was a great host and was a pleasure to deal with
Location:
location was perfect to uber around
the location is great in terms of getting around the bay area and beyond
easy to get to easy to park
the place was out of this world unique in a great way
the other good thing is that it's two train stations from downtown san francisco
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8. Dazzling loft with great extras

Once you set foot in this marvelous one-bedroom loft you may never want to leave. The main living area is an architectural dream featuring high ceilings, huge windows, beautiful furnishings, and a nice breakfast bar. The outdoor deck is a fantastic spot to unwind: possessing a relaxed Bohemian flair. Guests are welcomed with healthy fresh fruit, indulgent chocolates, and other tasty snacks by the friendly host. Public transit is within easy reach if you want to explore beyond the immediate surroundings.

Two-story Loft With Trees + Deck and Lounge
Oakland, California, United States
28 reviews
Shared room in loft 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
huge king bed was comfortable
we appreciated a variety of choices that add ‘breakfast’ to bnb
nice big tv with netflix in living room and beautiful farmer’s sink in the kitchen
the big dining room table was perfect for getting work done during the day as well
Cleanliness:
the place was extremely clean and beautifully furnished
the windows bring in all the natural sunlight & the place was very clean
Host:
he was super responsive and attentive to all of my questions/needs
absolutely amazing place loved it - and carlos is such a great host
fantastic carlos is the best such a wonderful house which has a fabulous owner
Location:
we had easy street parking very close to front door
beautiful place great location and easy check in/out
this place is so beautiful and was perfect for my quick trip to visit family
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9. Dramatic two-bedroom condo

Awash in chic furnishings, deep-hued hardwood floors, and eclectic decor, this accommodation is a true gem. The towering ceilings and the collection of large windows add to the dwelling’s expansive feel. The full-service kitchen is an open space with many top-notch appliances and gadgets to prepare a hearty meal. For absolute convenience, there’s a washer and dryer so you don’t have to search for a laundromat. Guests are welcome to utilize everything from the TV with streaming services in the living room to the dish soap underneath the kitchen sink. Be aware two of the tenants of this lodging are cats.

2Br/2Ba Bright- airy loft - near SF
Oakland, California, United States
118 reviews
Entire loft 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely loft style apartment with a lot of space and all the necessities
i parked my new car and had no issues the space feels good and comfortable
this place was amazing big open lots of light and very comfortable
very comfortable and a lot of space
chris’s place was great it was a very neat space and quite comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean and stylish home with 2 docile cats
so clean stylish and cool
very clean modern and comfortable
bathroom was super clean and bed mega comfy
the place is big clean and nicely decorated
Host:
the furry hosts are absolutely adorable
great and responsive host
he was very responsive and helpful throughout our stay
christopher was responsive to questions and checked in regularly when we were there
christopher was prompt with all his communications and very kind when we met him and got the keys
Location:
great central location in oakland
definitely recommend this location
best transportation to sanfran we found was ubering to the bart station
beautiful and unique place
it's also "gated" so definitely a great location for the city
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10. Conveniently located artist dwelling with edgy vibe

This impeccable two-bedroom loft is only a short stroll to downtown Oakland and so many diversions such as intriguing galleries, lively bars, and delectable restaurants. The sleep options are numerous with a cushy queen-sized bed in the main bedroom, a soft single-sized bed in the second bedroom, and a nice sofa bed in the common area. This space showcases cool art and fine-looking musical instruments to go along with its chill atmosphere. If you’re a musician or music fan you’ll love this lodging choice.

West Oakland Artist Loft
Oakland, California, United States
54 reviews
Entire loft 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space was large and very comfortable
the beds were comfortable and the artwork was so cool
we didn't have any trouble preparing meals as the kitchen was well stocked
very spacious comfortable beds cool art and instruments
Cleanliness:
very spacious and clean
it was clean and a unique space with everything we needed
check in was easy and everything was clean
josh prepared a pristinely clean place for us with fresh flowers in every room
Host:
the host is thoughtful and attentive
josh was an amazing host
josh was also an amazing host
josh was an incredible host and was attentive and responsive
josh was extremely accommodating and responsive and had great recommendations for local fun
Location:
such a cute place located smack-dab in central west oakland
a perfect place to somehow take a break from the city while being in the city
super stylish space that's close to everything in oakland
great location very spacious and clean
loved the location as well as the awesome artist loft
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Oakland's loft retreats

Oakland’s cityscape offers a diverse travel adventure and is filled with fabulous lofts for a pleasant stay. From snazzy high-end lofts to cozy basic lofts, this town knows how to make visitors feel at home while away from home.

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