The Mather Street Residence

oakland, san francisco & bay area
3 bedroom - 2 bath
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$531 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This light and sunny family home is a short walk from local restaurants, shopping and playgrounds in a quiet and family-friendly part of Oakland. It has a great set up for a family stay, with a full kitchen and family-sized dining area. Along with a stylish and spacious master bedroom, there is a separate master bathroom with a big clawfoot tub. The kids' bedroom and the office bedroom share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom with tub and shower for the kids. The living room is a great hang place for the whole family and has beautiful space and light, especially in late afternoon and sunsets.

Why Kids Love it

Kids love to play in this house, which has lots of toys and books for all kids under 10. It is a great family space with a living room large enough for big, imaginative play with the whole family. The kitchen is perfectly set up for family meals and has a small kids table in it. The home is a short walk to local restaurants, shopping, and playgrounds. The kids room is bright and colorful, with a bunk bed and crib. Baby toys and a baby bath are also provided. There is a fenced in front yard for play and relaxation, with chairs and a firepit for roasting marshmallows and s’mores.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights. The house is on a slightly sloped hill, and is accessible by a dozen stairs from the sidewalk. The yard is accessible from the front door of the house down a small flight of stairs on the porch. The house is safe and secure with keyed access, and comes with a home security alarm for use when unoccupied. The railing on the front porch is not built for people weight, so shouldn't be sat or leaned on for support. The living room fireplace is not functional. The stove is an antique and the burners require lighting with a match, provided. Note that there is no TV.

About the Location

The house is in a quiet, friendly Oakland neighborhood, centrally placed between 3 distinct commercial strips: Piedmont Avenue, with restaurants, cafés, bookstores, and a movie theater; Temescal Alley, with stylish restaurants and shopping, and College Avenue, with more restaurants, stores, a public library, bookstores, and a fantastic grocery store, Market Hall. All of this is a 10-15-minute walk from the house. Oakland airport is a 20-minute drive away; San Francisco is around 20 minutes away by car. Car rental is useful for this destination and there is parking at the property.

Accommodation Details

This 3-bedroomed one-floor house has an open plan kitchen-dining room, big living room for play, and front yard for lounging. There is a master bedroom with queensize bed, an office/bedroom with optional double air bed, and a children's bedroom with crib and bunk bed, suitable for ages 5 and up. The master bathroom has a free standing tub; the second bathroom has a shower over a tub. There is no backyard.

Style Notes

Sunny and colorful. The house is a charming mix of old and new features, and is very light and open, with a ton of sunlight. The house has playful art hung high and design touches everywhere. We love the huge ficus plant, towering over the living space, the supersweet wooden playhouse, and the fantastic family kitchen, with a wall of glass blocks and mini table for kids.

  • 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 queen
1 bunk bed
1 double air bed
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
Kansas W.
Member since September 11, 2017
Hello! Kansas and Britney are native mid-westerners who have lived all over the country and world, and now call beautiful Oakland home. Kansas has had a professional career in the US bike sharing industry, and Britney is an experienced film editor, yoga instructor, and most recently a student of Chinese medicine. We enjoy traveling as much as possible, visiting friends in Portland, LA, Chicago, or Brooklyn, and also exploring the California wilds and beyond. We love our neighborhood and are sure that you will too!

Oakland, San Francisco & Bay Area

Culture, countryside and a cute 50's theme park

San Francisco’s biggest port and the third largest city in the Bay Area, Oakland is big and diverse. Spend a calming morning down at Lake Merritt, boating, feeding ducks or walking around the water, then get hands on at the Chabot Space and Science Center in the afternoon. Take a nature trek in the hills, then return to the city center for people watching, coffee and shopping in Jack London Square. Visit Children’s Fairyland with your tots, a theme park dating to the 1950s, or use the city as a base to explore the wider area, from the beautiful countryside of rural California to the sightseeing spots of San Francisco.