Couldn't ask for more!
We stayed here with our 3.5- and 1.5-year old children and couldn't have asked for a better place for us. From the moment we expressed interest to well after our stay, the owners have been nothing but wonderful. She called after I submitted the information request and left a really long message describing the house and neighborhood and just sounded sweet and helpful. I had the best feeling about staying there. Then we thought we had a friend's house to stay at on our trip, but it fell through at the last minute. When I called and left a message to see if it was still available, she got back to me immediately and we were staying there the next day. I love Oakland (and am from Oakland), so the mix of dog owners and grandparents/grandchildren and young people walking by felt warm and familiar. The house was clean and well laid out. We had originally planned to all sleep in the bedroom together and just put the kids down first while the adults hung out in the living room. The way the house was laid out allowed us to put the kids down in the living room and hang out in the dining area and bedroom instead. It was perfect and private! Our kids munched on apples from the apple tree in the yard and what could have been the last plum of the season. They were happy campers! What was clear to us from the beginning was that they truly cared to make sure all members of the party staying there were happy and taken care of; they will go the extra mile to make sure of it. I was excited to see all the movies that were available, though we didn't end up having time to watch any. The washer and dryer were a fantastic (and necessary) benefit of staying there. There are dishes for adults and kids. Thought has been put into what's in this house. We will for sure stay there again should we need a place. I don't hesitate in recommending both the home and the owners. Thank you for everything!!!!
Lovely Laurel District Sanctuary-Spacious One Bedroom Duplex/Flat With Parking