A Bed and Breakfast on Fairmount

600 block of Fairmount Avenue , Oakland, CA 94611 USA (Show map)


Conveniently and charmingly serving many of Oakland, Berkeley, and Piedmont's residential communities, A Bed and Breakfast on Fairmount has hosted hundreds of happy new grandparents, graduate's families, business travelers, sight-seers from all over the globe, and "locals" since 1996. Hosts Nancy and Jason, with origins in the Midwest and Australia, share their "green" lifestyle enthusiastically, incorporating seasonal produce and fresh eggs from the organic backyard into various healthy breakfasts. The large garden, always a work in progress, has been called a Bird Lover's Paradise. Atop our hill we have city and western views (including Mt. Tamalpais). Morning sun can flood the breakfast table. This is an historic.Craftsman style, 1907 home that accommodates three B&B bedrooms upstairs (all ensuite private baths) and larger parties in the spacious and attractive downstairs. There are 29 stair steps to the front door. Oakland is experiencing a Renaissance with new places to savor food and drink, discover art and enjoy entertainment. In 2012 the New York Times featured Oakland as the 5th top place to visit in the world. Atlantic Monthly says, "... Oakland is the Brooklyn of the Bay Area. It's the next stop on the train, it's cool, it's where young people go now." Centrally situated for further exploration, guests reach San Francisco in 16 minutes on BART (use Kaiser's free shuttle 2 blocks away); 45-minute drive to Napa wine country; Santa Cruz 1.5 hours


Location Type



Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) 11 miles

Directions to property:

Near Piedmont Avenue, Grand Lake, Rockridge, Piedmont, Uptown Oakland, Close to Hwy 580, 24, 980, 13; Close to MacArthur BART, Rockridge BART and Amtrak (Emeryville and Jack London/Oakland); Call for exact address and directions

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Homestay

On-site amenities

CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Radio, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Fine Dining, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: after 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: by 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum, 2 week maximum
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 2-night minimum deposit or 1/2 total for 5 nights or more; Visit our website for details
  • Cancellations: Please visit our website for details.



Nancy Lovejoy

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

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Healthy, various

  • Time Served: 8:30ish or arranged
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Needs advance notice