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More lake view from the front bay windowJogging, biking, walking, all right across street!  3.2 miles around the lake perimeter, a 30 minute jog or 1 hour walk.
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Large Studio with great Lake View

Monica User Profile

Large Studio with great Lake View

3 guests
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bed
1 bath
Great value90% of recent guests gave this home’s value a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Outstanding hospitality8 recent guests said this host offered outstanding hospitality.

Our charming, large, upstairs studio offers an awesome lake view in a convenient location. A quick walk to BART, a block from grocery stores, laundry, and restaurants, it can be a great landing pad for any Bay Area adventures. Families with kids welcome, too!


Laptop friendly workspace
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 couch, 1 air mattress

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
Check-in time is 4PM - 1AM (next day)
Check out by 12PM (noon)


102 Reviews

Renaud User Profile
May 2017
Monica is a friendly and easygoing host. Check in / check out was very easy and she provided useful tips about neighbouring stores and activities. We found the apartment to be more spacious than the photos suggested. We had ample space for a playpen for our baby in the "breakfas…
Ramon User Profile
May 2017
Location was perfect for what we were in town for. Very lively area, as it was right by Lake Merritt, so we felt safe walking around. Being a lively area, though, meant there is quite a bit of noise from traffic and people walking by -- it didn't bother us, but it was noticeable…
Amal User Profile
November 2014
Monica was wonderful as was her place. We booked very last minute and she still managed to have the place ready and spotless for us. The location is amazing, right across the lake with a coffee shop, grocery store etc within a very easy walk and the famous (and very yummy) late n…
Amy User Profile
May 2014
We had a lovely time at Monica's studio! Monica was very welcoming and helpful with information about the area. The studio was great; spacious and clean with everything we needed. It is conveniently located for trips into San Francisco and the neighbourhood is beautiful and safe…
Andrew User Profile
August 2013
Had a wonderful stay at Monica and John's place in Lake Merritt. They readily accommodated our late arrival. The place itself was well stocked with clean linens and a full kitchen - they even left us some great coffee from Trader Joe's. Location was fantastic. Morning runs aro…
Donna User Profile
August 2013
Perfect location close to Bart, busses, restaurants & groceries. No car needed. Cosy but very roomy accommodation with lovely views.
Christina User Profile
July 2013
My friends and I really enjoyed our stay at Monica’s. The apartment was very clean, in a great location and Monica was very helpful. She provided an air mattress if our third guest wanted it ( though the couch was very comfortable) and offered to drive us to the Ferry when BART (…

Hosted by Monica

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in December 2012
Monica User Profile
135 Reviews
I am a long time Oakland resident who loves Lake Merritt. I am nearby to help with anything. On weekends I enjoy exploring all corners of the Bay Area and am happy to be a resource for those new to this part of the world.
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Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day
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