We stayed at the Lovely Laurel Flat for four days while we visited our daughter in March. The location of the flat (lower half of a duplex) was in a good location, right off the highway, 10 minutes from Lake Merritt where our daughter lives. The location was convenient for getting to San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel. The flat was well stocked with items we typically don't see in a vacation rental - bottled water, tea and coffee and extra linens and towels. The kitchen was well stocked with pots & pans, dishes, knives, coffee maker, toaster and the bed was comfortable. The property was clean and the owner was helpful and attentive. The off-street parking behind the house was nice and we felt safe in the house. It is a small unit, however, and would be cramped for more than 2-3 adults. We struggled to get the heaters in the house to work and never did get the one in the living room to work. As we were there in March it was chilly in the house. The internet was spotty - it worked ok with our Mac Air but not with our tablet. Although a lot of work has been done to improve the unit it still has a tired feeling to it like it has seen better days. Still, it was appropriately priced and it met our needs.
Lovely Laurel District Sanctuary-Spacious One Bedroom Duplex/Flat With Parking