37º 48.257" N, 122º 14.551" W,
elevation approximately 350 feet above sea level.

(Our thanks to Dave Hankins and his GPS for this measurement.)


555 montclair avenue, oakland, ca 94606,
call 510 499 4743 if you get lost.


Our guests come from all over, including such places as San Francisco, Berkeley, San Jose, or the Oakland Airport. Some don't have cars, so they'll use the Transbay bus or BART.


From San Francisco

  1. 80 East across Bay Bridge
  2. 580 East towards Hayward
  3. Exit on Park
  4. Immediate right on Park
  5. Past high school
  6. Right on Montclair
  7. Uphill two or three blocks to 555


From Berkeley or points East

  1. 80 West towards (but not across) Bay Bridge
  2. 580 East towards Hayward
  3. Exit on Park
  4. Immediate right on Park
  5. Past high school
  6. Right on Montclair
  7. Uphill two or three blocks to 555


From San Jose

    (Peninsula: take 237 East, 84 East/Dumbarton Bridge, or 92 East/San Mateo Bridge to 880; if you prefer 80 East/Bay Bridge, follow the San Francisco directions.)
  1. 880 North
  2. 238 towards 580
  3. 580 West towards Oakland
  4. Exit on 14th/Park
  5. Straight through two intersections
  6. Left on Park (just before 580 on-ramp)
  7. Right on Montclair
  8. Uphill two or three blocks to 555


From Oakland Airport

  1. Follow signs to 880 North
  2. Exit on 5th/Embarcadero -- SHARP TURN!
  3. Right on Embarcadero
  4. Right on 5th (first stop sign), under freeway
  5. Wait for way too many red lights
  6. 5th will dump you onto Park
  7. Second left is Montclair
  8. Uphill two or three blocks to 555


Trans-Bay Bus

  1. Take the NX1 or NL across from San Francisco
  2. Either bus will exit 580 close to the Grand Lake movie theatre, then go uphill up a one-way street
  3. After the road passes an exit to 580 East on the left and becomes two-way, watch for three streets close to each other on the right. The center one is Athol; that's the stop you want.
  4. Walk for two blocks on Athol, and turn left up Prospect
  5. The next street is Montclair; turn right
  6. We're near the end of the block, number 555


BART

We're over a mile from the Lake Merritt BART station, and we're up some very steep hills. I don't suggest walking, though some have reported having good luck using bicycles or inline skates. Instead, either find a cab (which can be difficult around there) or call us.

If you must take BART

  1. Go to the Lake Merritt station and take the 18 bus Easbound along Park Blvd. The bus stop for the 18 is at 11th and Madison, you have to walk one block north (towards downtown) and two blocks east (towards the big white courthouse) to reach the stop.
  2. Get off at Montclair Ave, and go left up Montclair two steep blocks until you reach Cleveland.
  3. Houseness is on the left just past the corner of Cleveland and Montclair, number 555.

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