Employed at UC Berkeley.
Ordained Minister and Community Organizer.
Born in Korea.
Family of 5
Andrew and Alex were very warm and welcoming hosts. They would always ask if I needed anything before I needed anything and check to see that I had food to eat. They are a young family with fun and active children, making their (email hidden)ly place. They are also very involved in the local community and church so if you enjoy meeting new people and seeing new faces throughout the week, this is a good place for you. If you prefer more privacy that's fine too, you will not be bothered.
The room I stayed in was clean and simple. I like to pack light and live simply so this fit me well. The back of the house opens to a spacious wooden deck which is great for relaxing in the sun during the day or seeing the stars at night. On a random note, their laundry washer and dryer work very well.
I have always felt safe in their home and walking on their street but common sense is important especially in Oakland. Just pay attention to your surroundings and make sure you know how to get where you're going before it gets dark.
Andrew and his wife Alex were very welcoming and thoughtful. They have helped me with my move. They were always available when I had questions! I didn't have any difficulty finding a parking spot for the time I was there. The house was clean, has a fun back porch. The washer and dryer were nice!
I had such a lovely stay with the Parks! Such a kind, generous, and welcoming family...and clearly very involved with the local community. This (email hidden)ly and happy household in the late afternoon and evenings, and quiet like a mouse during midday. It was fun to experience the local youth group stopping by, the family's Halloween plans, and the amazingly talented band that lives in the rear part of this large house. Best wishes to the Parks and their extended community.
Great experience. Highly recommended.
it was a great pleasure to stay with Andrew. Everything is well organised and Andrew is very helpful.
Thank you for the family atmosphere.
I highly recommend Andrew's place. I stayed there for several nights. Andrew and his wife are very easy to communicate with, welcoming and really friendly hosts. Room is very neat and tidy, location of the house is right next to bus station. Highly recommended!
I stayed with the Parks for a month while rotating at Highland Hospital as a medical student. The whole family is great, very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. The room is comfortable and the in-law suite mostly private from the rest of the house. The house is very safe and I walked to the hospital every day (a 7 min walk). There is a free shuttle that runs from the front of the hospital to the Lake Merritt BART and I would often take it and walk to nearby Chinatown to explore. Parking on the street is free but can sometimes be limited depending on the street cleaning days.
In general a great place to stay in Oakland! Convenient to the freeway and close by to shopping centers and Trader Joe's.
Staying with the Parks was simply put, perfect, could not have been better. They are welcoming and really amazing hosts. Airbnb works because of great experiences given by such hosts. Room is very neat and tidy and location of the house is right next to bus station. Highly recommended!
I had a wonderful stay at "Park Place". Andrew and Alex are warm and friendly hosts., they provided a safe and comfortable environment.The in law unit is ideal for privacy and the room was neat and clean. I loved sitting on the back porch and soaking up the sun.The location is close to bus lines, Bart and downtown. I definitely would stay with them again.
Andrew and Alex are really wonderful people and hosts. They are very welcoming. accommodating, and fun to chat with. My room and shared space were comfortable and bright, and I really enjoyed basking in the afternoon sun on the back porch. The house is a hub of activity, but was very quiet during the day, allowing me to work in my room with ease, and at night. Street parking is easy, and the house is a 5 minute drive to great shopping, restaurants, coffee houses, etc. If you want a big happy family experience, this is the place! I would definitely stay with Andrew, Alex, and their three adorable kids again.