Bright, tranquil, spotless suite, completely refurbished, in inviting 1926 Craftsman home. Private salon and bathroom, also completely new. Friendly neighborhood, walk to shops, restaurants, and public transportation. Easy street parking. Free wifi.
This space is supremely relaxing, with lovely bright bamboo floors, and sponge-wash painted walls in tranquil calming colors. It has a nice closet with shelves and clothes hangers. The bathroom also is all new, with nice shelves to put your toiletries etc. Linens and towels are provided. The salon has a kettle, coffee maker, and everything you need to make a nice morning or evening cup of restorative herb tea, black tea, coffee and decaf.
Also: this is a real guest room, with useful surfaces to put your things on, drawers, and a closet to hang clothes in, not a room already full of stuff with some flimsy fold-out bed. You will be comfortable and feel at home, not like you're camping in someone's living room!
Guests have a whole suite to themselves: a lovely quiet bedroom, the completely renovated spacious bathroom, and a pleasant salon with comfortable chairs and the makings for coffee and tea, with a refrigerator and microwave.
Guests can also sit in the organic garden, with many wild birds as well as our chickens.
We're happy to provide advice and help finding your way around, and getting to all the great things there are to do in this area--many beautiful parks for walking, hiking, and biking; bayside parks for taking in the sea air; and the many amenities of Berkeley and the greater Bay Area.
The suite can be made expanded to include an office (contact us for details). It has its own entrance and garden sitting area. For a $40 fee we can set up a queen airbed in the extra room.
Note: we also have a sweet, hypoallergenic Goldendoodle. She will not be in the rental space at all, only in the upstairs area that we live in, and in the garden/yard.
Please note that the listing price includes a 12% occupancy tax collected by the city of Berkeley.
We expect guests to be considerate to our neighbors. We put a lot of work into redoing this suite and we hope guests will enjoy it and treat it with care.
Absolutely no smokers!
No smoking is allowed anywhere on the property; and unfortunately we cannot permit pets.
Also, we are a no-shoe house and we do ask guests to remove shoes. (Warm slippers are provided!)
My husband, Gary, and I live in Berkeley, California, I am a linguist and a potter, and he is a professor at UC Berkeley. I like to cook -- which he enjoys -- and we both like to take long hikes while reading to each other. We have an extensive organic garden and three chickens, providing fresh eggs daily (except in winter).