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    OAKLAND, CA 94618

    VRBO/TripAdvisor Reviews

    Comfortable rental in great location

    My husband and I really loved this rental. The owner was friendly and accommodating. The rental is located above their garage and separate from the main house. It's comfortably furnished - modern, yet cute and quirky. It was just the two of us but a family of 4 could easily be comfortable in this space. The location was great for walking and commuting to/from SF. BART is walking distance but we rented a small car anyway. We parked on the street in front of the house and had no issues finding space. We'll definitely book this rental again if the opportunity presents itself. We flew into/out of OAK, which we highly recommend - about a 25 min drive without rush hour traffic.

      • Stayed: November 2016
      • Submitted: December 16, 2016
      • Source: VRBO

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

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    ·  ·  Globetrotter San Francisco

    Bright unit, serene setting. Perfectly appointed.

    A great Oakland location. Ideal for families.

    • Stayed: December 2016
    • Submitted: December 11, 2016
    • Source: VRBO

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Age 55+, Families with teenagers

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    ·  ·  Cindy L.

    Rockridge with views of SF

    Very comfortable and spacious apartment. My girlfriend and I used the two little bedrooms to each have our privacy and used the studio area for eating and relaxing. The apartment has it's own entrance with a patio to enjoy. We loved the neighborhood and views of SF. Rockridge is on a rock ridge so there are some hills to walk. Our 12-15 minute walk to & from the BART was a good workout...We did use Uber twice. I would definitely stay here again.

    • Stayed: June 2016
    • Submitted: August 12, 2016
    • Source: VRBO

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Families with teenagers

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    ·  ·  Anonymous

    Lovely bright Oakland flat with beautiful garden

    Vicky's flat was an excellent choice for our family of four. Our 2 teenage boys loved having their own private spaces and the rest of the setup was spacious and inviting. The retro kitchenette was cute and very functional. Vicky's private garden space was bursting with colour and lovely to relax in after exploring the busy San Francisco Bay area. We lived her Oakland neighbourhood, which was within easy walking distance of cool independent shops, cafés and restaurants on the vibrant College Avenue. Although Vicky was away during our stay, she left excellent instructions regarding the flat, neighbourhood and transportation into San Francisco proper. We will definitely stay here again when we return to the Bay area!

    • Stayed: July 2016
    • Submitted: August 5, 2016
    • Source: VRBO

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

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    ·  ·  Griswold NY

    Lovely alternative

    We were in SF for a wedding and were booked into a hotel, but our son decided to attend as well and there were no more rooms. So we looked for an alternative and found this one, close to the couple to be married. The owner is lovely, the unit is sweet, and it was a great place to crash after the festivities and added vacation. Although directly attached to the owner's home, we didn't feel crowded. Fairly convenient to BART and freeways. Our only suggestion is to get screens for the windows--I don't care for mosquitos buzzing in my ears when I'm trying to sleep (though not as many bugs as back home). Would stay here again if we're back in the area.

    • Stayed: June 2016
    • Submitted: July 8, 2016
    • Source: VRBO

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    ·  ·  MB Midwest, USA

    Wonderful place to stay!

    My friends and I stayed at Vicky's place when we came to the area to attend the BottleRock music festival in Napa. It was a great fit for us due to its close proximity to the Rockridge BART station which was the Oakland pickup/dropoff location.nThere were several great restaurants within a 15 minute walk (near the BART), and the views to San Francisco were fantastic! It was very comfortable for the 3 of us, and Vicky was so nice and accommodating to our early arrival time! She provided everything we needed - and even a little wine and water too! I would definitely stay here again!

    • Stayed: May 2016
    • Submitted: June 28, 2016
    • Source: VRBO


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    ·  ·  Frequent travelers Colorado Springs, CO

    Great place to stay with beautiful views

    We really enjoyed staying here. It is clean and neat. There are great views to the outside. There was plenty of room for my husband and me. We enjoyed using the kitchenette for our breakfasts. We could relax in the evenings and watch some TV. It was convenient to College Ave and for visiting our family. We look forward to staying here again!

    • Stayed: June 2016
    • Submitted: June 20, 2016
    • Source: VRBO

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Age 55+

    Owner response: It was a pleasure hosting you. I look forward to welcoming you next time you visit your family!

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    ·  ·  Anonymous

    Lovely apartment with wonderful garden view

    We had the opportunity to stay in the apartment in February, 2016. The accommodations were very nice with wonderful views and a private garden entrance. The garden area was gorgeous with nice seating areas for morning coffee or an evening cocktail. I was traveling with my 82 year old mother and spoke with Vicky several times about the accessibility of the apartment and the availability of mass transit and she was so helpful in steering us in the right direction. We typically only ate breakfast in the apt. so the small kitchen was not a problem and adequately served all our needs. I would highly recommend staying here!

    • Stayed: February 2016
    • Submitted: June 17, 2016
    • Source: VRBO

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    ·  ·  SophieCharlotte Berlin, Germany

    Hidden hill gem

    If you can stay at Vicky's guest apartment, you're in luck! Not only is she the loveliest host ever - her place is one of the best private accommodations I've ever had. The apartment is bright and airy with windows all around - and views of all the bridges across the Bay. There are two small bedrooms - with a comfy twin bed in each of them - divided by a small, all-inclusive bathroom. The master bedroom is a studio, serves as living-dining and has all you need. What I like so much is the personal, tasteful touch of it - there are paintings on the wall and (good) books on the shelves - it's like being at home. In addition you have access to a small, secluded courtyard, both shady and sunny on any given day. Rockridge itself - no longer a secret - is one of the most cherished neighborhoods in the entire SF Bay Area - a treat for gourmets and shoppers. Vicky's guest book will point you to all the recommended spots. This time we were on a five-day business trip and we will be back.

    • Stayed: May 2016
    • Submitted: May 31, 2016
    • Source: VRBO

    Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Age 55+

    Owner response: Thank you so much for your glowing and detailed review, Sophia. As always, it was a pleasure to have you as a guest. See you next time you are visiting from Germany! Vicky

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    ·  ·  F Wa


    Looks just like the photos; great location. Vicky was great- straightforward, responsive and pleasant; easy to work with. Unit was well stocked With extra, thoughtful items; beds were comfy! Pretty outdoor garden setting.

    • Stayed: May 2016
    • Submitted: May 24, 2016
    • Source: VRBO

    Owner response: Thank you, Ellen. So glad you enjoyed your stay and found everything to your liking. Come back soon. Vicky

    Reviewed by: Pamela M from

    Reviewed on: 07/20/2015 for their stay in 07/2015

    300968 - Oakland-Rockridge. Views. BART/Bus/SF/UC. Sleeps 4

    This place looks like the pictures, but better. It is full of light, everything was clean and comfortable. You are on top of a house which sits on top of a hill. The view was great. The trees below make it feel like you are staying in a luxury tree house. The courtyard was beautiful and full of fragrance with lots of flowers blooming. We were in town (Oakland) to visit our daughter who lives there. Four adults stayed, it was cozy but not cramped. We did a lot of sightseeing all over the bay area. This apartment was the perfect oasis to return to after a hectic day. Location was great for BART and places to eat and shop. The owner Vicky was friendly, helpful and accommodating. We LOVED IT! We hope to be back.



    Oakland-Rockridge. Views. BART/Bus/SF/UC. Sleeps 4


    Reviewed by: Rosana F from Oakland, California

    Reviewed on: 05/17/2015 for their stay in 04/2015

    300968 - Oakland-Rockridge. Views. BART/Bus/SF/UC. Sleeps 4

    This is a sweet little apartment in a great location. It's comfortable and quiet, and has nice views outside of trees -- and even a bit of San Francisco. The landlady, Vicky, is very nice and accommodating. My husband and I stayed at this apartment for a month and a half while selling our San Francisco home, so we were not the usual travelers. He needed to work at home many days, so it was great to have the desk and wifi. I was able to take BART to work, and perhaps because I come from San Francisco didn't find the walk up the hill from it too steep at all. It depends what you're used to. Cooking in the small kitchenette was challenging, but for simple meals for people traveling, it would be okay. Again, our situation was unusual. The location is excellent -- not only close to BART but also restaurants, shops, and all kinds of amenities.


    Reviewed by: A TripAdvisor Member from Portland, Oregon, USA

    Reviewed on: 09/01/2014 for their stay in 08/2014

    300968 - Oakland-Rockridge. Views. BART/Bus/SF/UC. Sleeps 4

    The apartment is lovely, clean, and quiet, up a steep hill in a very nice neighborhood. We felt quite safe. Although the apartment is in a residential area, you are close enough to major thoroughfares to be able to drive around the east Bay easily. For the price, the apartment is a very good value. There is a bit of a view of San Francisco over the roof of the house that the apartment adjoins--pretty at night. There's a handy desk in case you have to work while traveling. The kitchen and its appliances are small, not really suitable for cooking family meals, but fine for small meals and snacks. We recommend using the apartment as a studio--i.e., not using the second bedroom unless the additional guest is on the small side.


    Reviewed by: Marilyn Hazelton from Allentown, PA

    Reviewed on: 08/12/2013 for their stay in 07/2013

    300968 - Oakland-Rockridge.Views.Nr BART/Bus/SF/UC.Sleeps 4

    The photos for this site really indicate how cheerful and bright this small but surprisingly spacious apartment is. Vicky was very welcoming and very helpful. She gave us all the information we needed. There was also a helpful guide we could read and consult. Our son was being married at Lake Temescal and relatives were staying at the Claremont Resort. Because of my food allergies, we needed to have a kitchen available, and be near both sites. The location was perfect; and the kitchen was a great support. When we were not involved in wedding activities, my husband was able to watch his soccer games, and I was able to relax in the garden. Maps of the area were available. We used them to access the Bart and go into San Francisco. When we arrived, my husband and I were very impressed by the intelligent and careful design of the apartment. Vicky has organized the living space for maximum comfort. We felt very much at home and are very grateful for that. On future visits, we would not hesitate to stay here.


    Reviewed by: QB Traveler from Qualicum Beach BC Canada

    Reviewed on: 05/15/2013 for their stay in 04/2013

    300968 - Oakland-Rockridge.Views.Nr BART/Bus/SF/UC.Sleeps 4

    This accommodation was just perfect. We stayed 8 days and it felt like our own private residence as we had zero interaction with the home owner. Kitchenette is a bit archaic (might have been built before The War) but it worked fine. Bed was comfortable. Sure beats a motel.

    Reviewed by: Glen C. from Alexandria, VA

    Reviewed on: 06/21/2012 for their stay in 05/2012

    300968 - Oakland-Rockridge.Views.Nr BART/Bus/SF/UC.Sleeps 4

    This vacation rental is very comfortable and situated in a lovely neighborhood called Rockridge. Very convenient to both freeways and public transportation. The rental unit is well equipped, very clean and private.

    Reviewed by: L.A.H. from Princeton, NJ

    Reviewed on: 03/17/2012 for their stay in 03/2012

    300968 - Oakland-Rockridge/Berkeley/SF. View apt. Sleeps 4

    We had a pleasant and comfortable stay at this Rockridge-Oakland apartment. We were visiting family in the area. It is in a lovely neighborhood and convenient to the Rockridge neighborhood. The apartment was large enough to give our teenage son and ourselves a little space and privacy. It is nicely decorated and immaculate. The little kitchenette proved useful. We used the microwave and the fridge. Vicky was very friendly. We would definitely like to stay here again.

    Reviewed by: filmshrink from 60763

    Reviewed on: 06/13/2012 for their stay in 03/2012

    300968 - Oakland-Rockridge.Views.Nr BART/Bus/SF/UC.Sleeps 4

    Lovely, light, airy, spacious and immaculately clean in-law apartment with a view of San Francisco. Located in an upscale and very hilly neighborhood. Entrance to the apartment is through a large inner courtyard with lush garden and up an external flight of stairs. House rules include taking your shoes off when entering, which was fine with us. Vicki accommodated our need for a fragrance-free environment and was otherwise efficient and pleasant in her dealings with us. The queen-sized bed was extraordinarily comfortable and decked out nicely. We were happy to focus our attention on spending time with our family who live nearby and checking out the Bay area. We enjoyed our stay at Margarido apartments, have recommended it to family and friends, and look forward to staying there again.


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