Tucked within a beautiful and historic residential neighborhood and just doors away from Lakeshore Avenue, one of Oakland’s most vibrant shopping streets, this garden cottage makes a perfect, restful get-away that affords easy access to boutique retailers, top-rated restaurants, public transit and Lake Merritt, one of Oakland’s true gems. The space is airy and open, with patio doors that showcase a garden view. It features Saltillo tile floors, a very comfortable queen-size bed, down-alternative comforter and pillows, well-appointed kitchenette & eating area, armoire, flat screen TV, and a pleasant work-station alcove. There is not a stove or cooktop in the unit. In addition to the garden cottage space, guests share access to the backyard, which features a fire pit for cozy evenings outdoors using 3-hour burn logs, provided. Parking information: Free street parking is available on a side street about 50 yards from the property. Guests will have access to their own space. The Cottage is located behind a house that is occupied by other residents. For up to 2 people only. No pets permitted of any kind. No smoking anywhere on the premises. Quiet hours between 10pm and 8:00 am on weekdays, and until 9:00 am on weekends. Use of the garden for larger gatherings by host’s permission only. The neighborhood was originally designed in the 1920s as weekend homes for wealthy San Franciscans. The meandering streets in the area were designed by the Olmstead brothers, whose famed father was the landscape architect responsible for the layout of New York City’s Central Park and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. There are numerous enjoyable routes to walk in the area. Stop along the way to appreciate the neighborhood’s historic homes and pocket parks. Easy access to top restaurants and cafés. ‘The Perry’ Garden Cottage earns a Walk Score of 93 and is considered a “walker’s paradise”, and a Bike Score of 69. Public access to numerous buses in the area earn your stay a Transit Score of 50. Just footsteps away are stops for San Francisco-bound express buses and the nearby “Casual Carpool” (a $1.00 private rideshare hub used by locals during the morning commute), both of which run during commute hours. For further information see specific BART and AC Transit schedules available online.