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Spacious, Light-filled Urban Condo - 15 min to SF

Oakland, California, United States
Preferred Destination: New York, New York, United States
Alternate Destinations: Portugal | Czechia | Open to any destination

Apartment or Condo | House Sitting Requested
Available Dates:
From May 26, 2024 until June 2, 2024
Additional Dates:
From October 5, 2024 until October 16, 2024


Our home lies in the heart of an urban, walkable neighborhood with a vibrant social scene. The condo is centrally located so that you can easily explore all the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. Step inside and you're greeted with a sweeping view of Uptown Oakland! The unique circular living/dining area affords a breathtaking view of city lights and street life and provides a comfortable spot to people-watch, catch up on your favorite TV show, or read a book. Home is set up to accommodate two workstations in separate rooms equipped with adjustable sit/stand desks, ergonomic chairs and wireless printer. Gourmet cooks will appreciate the large fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a wine refrigerator. Both bedrooms are set up for a peaceful night's rest with comfy king-sized beds with black-out blinds or curtains, and the main bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with two sinks and a shower. The office/den can serve as a third bedroom with a futon that converts to a double bed. Please note, the futon can accommodate one adult or two small children. Guests also have access to our building’s lovely shared courtyard with benches, water fountains and lush surroundings. About our neighborhood: We live in Foodie Paradise surrounded by acclaimed chefs and local favorites, with cuisines representing every corner of the globe. You're steps away from dozens of restaurants, bars and coffee shops, most of them locally-owned. Two major entertainment venues - the Paramount and Fox theatres - host a myriad of world-renowned music, dance, and comedy performances. Other smaller clubs and venues offer live jazz, hip hop and more. We're also three blocks from the city's crown jewel, Lake Merritt. This tidal lagoon with a three-mile shoreline serves as the city's central gathering place to picnic, walk, run and take in nature. Lake Merritt is home to the United States' oldest designated wildlife refuge (great for bird-watching) and Children's Fairyland (amusement park for little kids). Getting around is easy; our condo is just three blocks to the rail station (BART), bike and scooter sharing is readily available, and numerous bus lines serve the neighborhood. We are also within walking distance of grocery stores and ethnic markets. Oakland is one of the most diverse cities in the US. Rich in history and architecture, there's much to explore about the place affectionately nicknamed The Town.




2,000 ft2

Suited For

Property Type
Apartment or Condo


From May 26, 2024 until June 2, 2024

Additional Dates

From October 5, 2024 until October 16, 2024

Minimum Stay

7 Days | Dates are flexible for this listing | Open to non-simultaneous exchanges

Comments: Open to proposals on your dates of stay for an exchange. For rental we request a three month minimum.


Apartment or Condo in Oakland, California, United States

Closest University

University of California, Berkeley

Nearby Universities
Samuel Merritt University | Mills College | Laney | University of California San Francisco | San Francisco State University


Nearby Cities

Berkeley | San Francisco | Alameda

Comments: We are just 4 miles from UC Berkeley, 15 min to San Francisco. Walkable neighborhood with great transit options. BART (subway) station is 3 blocks away, several bus lines nearby. Three blocks from beautiful Lake Merritt, the heart of Oakland!

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Urban
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Exchange Terms

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: All utilities included in an exchange. For rental - internet, gas and water included - electricity paid by tenant.


The home is suitable for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with my pet(s)

We have a 14-year old male Burmese-Korat named Sasha that needs to be fed and would love some social time with you. He can be very talkative and meow loudly. For rentals we would take him with us.

I would like help with plants or garden

We have a few easy maintenance plants around the house that would need watering.





High Speed Internet





Dedicated Parking



Wheelchair Access

Temperature Control

Air Conditioning









Comments: In-unit washer and dryer. Broadcast channels and streaming services available on large LG flat screen and high-end audiophile speakers. Kitchen features a new Bosch refrigerator and dishwasher, and a new LG microwave. Stove has gas cooktop.

Our Travel Preferences

Who's Coming?

Party of
2 Adults

Our Destinations

Preferred Destination

New York, New York, United States

Alternate Destination


Alternate Destination



Open to a home exchange in any destination

What We Are Looking for





I prefer smoking not allowed in the home


I would like a car if possible

Comments: We might be interested use of a car if available, but not necessary.


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