History and charm in a great location.. In Short This lovely B&B is nestled into the historic Adams Point district of stately downtown Oakland. It is housed in a perfectly restored 1907 C.W. Dickey-designed Victorian mansion and is located just a block from picturesque Lake Merritt. A grand wooden staircase provides a dignified focal point. The guest rooms offer perfect examples of early 20th-century style with period furnishings, Oriental carpets, original artwork and wood-burning fireplaces.