We Wanna Cook Here: Luxury Casita in Rockridge Garden

We Wanna Cook Here: Luxury Casita in Rockridge Garden

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Lisa Freedman
Jan 25, 2017
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Vacation Rental: Luxury Casita in Rockridge Garden, Oakland, California
Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Price: from $159 per night; 2-night minimum
Why We Wanna Cook Here: Our reason for loving this place is less about cooking and more about grilling. Scroll down! Did you see that patio?

We know what you're thinking: "This isn't a kitchen! It's a bedroom!" But look at the far wall and you'll see a cute kitchenette with a mini-fridge, a tea and coffee bar (with a French press and free locally roasted coffee and teas), and a sink (thank goodness!). The best part isn't in this photo, though — it's the grill.

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Who Should Go (and When)

If you and bae know another couple in Oakland, this is the spot for you. Book a stay here as soon as the weather warms up and make plans to cook them dinner.

What We'd Cook Here

Our favorite part of this rental is the backyard deck with a BBQ and a lemon tree, which is up for the picking. The kitchen might not have a stove, but the ability to cook outside opens your options to all sorts of possibilities.

Another Thing We Love

If you feel like going out, this rental is centrally located and just four blocks from BART. If you feel like staying in, open up all the doors and lounge around with the fresh California breeze.

What to Instagram

Anything with good light. This place gets so much natural light that it actually comes with a disclaimer: "If you are a light-sensitive sleeper, please consider staying elsewhere, as its bright in the morning."

When we travel we believe in staying in real homes as much as we can; to really taste a place means cooking local food in a local's kitchen. We Wanna Cook Here is our series devoted to our favorite vacation rentals, each with a kitchen worth savoring.

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