My technique for choosing vacation homes is based on first impressions of the pictures and then on reviews. I had been looking for a place in the Oakland/Berkeley/Albany area for several days when the yellow walls and bright interior of this cottage caught my eye. The reviews all emphasized how clean it was. When I arrived I was absolutely charmed by the place. I stayed here with my 13 yo daughter and she oohed and ahhhed her way around the studio. And bonus, there is a delightful hang out area just outside with a very comfortable seating area that is charmingly decorated including a string of lovely outdoor lights. The cottage was bright and super clean and had everything we needed to be comfortable. The owner is delightful and easy to get a hold of if you have any questions. I found the listing description accurate. There is no washer and dryer but there is a very nice little laundromat on Solano St. just a few blocks away. This location is very close to too many to count lovely places to eat and shop. Little Star Pizza was a favorite of ours, and be sure to make reservations at Chez Panisse, an experience not to be missed. Also be sure to visit Mountain View Cemetery. I will for sure be coming back here at some point. I would highly recommend this place for 1-2 people.
Pretty studio cottage in quiet neighborhood just blocks to Solano shops, BART.