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

Rooms & Rates

Plum Room

The Plum Room has a very comfortable 1930′s double bed. 6’5″ between head and foot boards. This sunny corner room features three windows and coved ceilings. The full, private ensuite bathroom has a 29″ x 46″ shower with skylight. Approximately 12′ x 12′ plus bathroom. Tax is an additional 14%.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Charlie’s Queen Suite

Charlie’s Queen Suite bed is extremely comfortable with no foot board. High atop our hill, this front room’s many windows catch sunsets and views of Mt. Tamalpais. A gas fireplace, sofa and chair, the French door to the ensuite bath and the glassed-in tub/shower set a romantic mood. Charlie’s Queen can accommodate a 3rd person on a floor mat: add $30 per night. Approx. 19′x 14′ plus bathroom. Tax is an additional 14%.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $158 - $158

Twin Peach

Twin Peach has two elaborately framed comfortable twin “single” beds. 6’5″ between head and foot boards. A corner, eclectic and peachy room with two windows (plus one in the ensuite bath) that overlooks the back garden. Bathroom has a long claw foot tub and a 29″ x 46″ shower. Approx. 15.5′ x 11.5′ plus bathroom. Tax is an additional 14%.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

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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

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Piano, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Radio

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: 3 night minimum, 2 week maximum
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 3-night minimum deposit or 1/2 total for 7 nights or more; Visit our website for details
  • Cancellations: Your exact reservation dates are important to this small Bed and Breakfast business. While your room(s) and nights are being held for you, other prospective guests are usually being turned away. Please let us know as soon as possible if and when your reservation becomes uncertain. If you have to cancel any part of your reservation in less than the cancellation deadline (21-­60 days from that part of your reservation depending on how large and when the booking is), your deposit will be refunded ONLY if ALL cancelled dates can be rebooked. Thank you for your understanding and compliance.
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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

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