The Essex Residence

emeryville, oakland
2 bedroom - 1 bath
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$354 - $472 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This colorful, charming family home with a petting zoo in the back yard is conveniently located between Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco near the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Located in Emeryville, a sought-after spot for its proximity to the city, it is close to parks and restaurants, shopping malls and movie theaters along with waterfront bike trails, hiking and picnicking. The house is well stocked to keep children of many ages happy and includes art supplies, toys, puzzles and a petting zoo with 4 chickens and 2 baby goats.

Why Kids Love it

The urban farm/petting zoo in the back yard has 4 chickens and 2 baby dwarf Nigerian goats. Children love collecting the eggs and playing with the friendly, child-loving goats. A caretaker comes twice a day to tend them via a separate entrance, so there is no responsibility for you. The kids room is bright and colorful with bunk beds. There are 2 parks and a new skate park within 2 blocks of the house and many other parks a quick drive or bike ride away. Child and adult bikes available for your stay. A high chair, pack’n’play and crib are available. Delicious kid-friendly restaurants and treats (bakery and ice cream) are just 2 blocks away. There is a basketball hoop in the driveway.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 4 nights. There is play equipment in the back yard and 1 stairwell. There are steps going to the front door but also a ground level entrance on the side of the house. There are 2 driveways for parking cars. The MacArthur BART station is a 10-minute walk or a very quick bike or car ride away, and there is a free Emery-go-round shuttle that takes you to BART and many other stops. Car rental useful but not essential. The residence is as little as 18 minutes from SF by car, depending on traffic. The farm dad lives in the lower unit and may or may not be here. If he is, he will be away during the days and only home to sleep or gather tools from his attached shop. The host will confirm whether or not he will be around before you check in.

About the Location

The residence is in Emeryville, California, very close to IKEA and the Bay Street shopping mall with major stores, movies and restaurants. It is also very close to hip Old Oakland, Temescal Alley, Lake Merritt, Berkeley and the waterfront bike trails, hiking and picnicking. There are restaurants and parks very near the house - the best pastries and pizza are only 2 blocks away. Emeryville has excellent transport connections with San Francisco. SFO is a 30-minute drive away.

Accommodation Details

This 2-story residence has 2 sunny decks, a backyard playground and petting zoo, barbecue and garden. Inside, there is a primary bedroom with a double bed and a children's bedroom with bunk beds. The family bathroom has a tub for kids. The kitchen includes a breakfast bar, dishwasher and full refrigerator.

Style Notes

Colorful, eclectic global decor. The home is owned by a furniture shop owner and residential/restaurant contractor and is full of interiors flair. Custom concrete sinks and countertops sit beside unique accents, art and furniture collected from world travels. We love the joyful bohemian mix of textures and colors, the beautiful outdoor decks and the quirky and quite wonderful dwarf goats.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 full / double
1 bunk bed
Susan D.
Member since July 29, 2016
We are a creative, diy family that loves to celebrate all the beauty the world has to offer. We have traveled as a family to Indonesia, Germany, Amsterdam, New York, Chicago and up and down the West Coast. We love exploring the different parks, playgrounds and museums in other cities - Germany is winning for playgrounds! We joined Kid & Coe to share our kid-friendly home with other travelers - we know what a difference a great home can make to a trip. The only drawback to ours is that your kids might not want to leave ;)

Emeryville, Oakland

Home to Nemo, Dory and The Incredibles

Right between Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco in the East Bay, Emeryville’s biggest claim to fame (certainly if you’re a child) is that Pixar is based here. Under 20 minutes from San Francisco, it is known locally as a big box store mecca and offers toddler-friendly playtimes at the Bay Street Mall, family-friendly restaurants and plenty of great playgrounds including Temescal Creek Park.