Lovely Berkeley Hills Cottage Near UC
|Address||A Cedar Street, 94708 Berkeley, United States|
|Acceptance rate||< 50%|
|Response time||A few hours|
Lovely private cottage located in the big, serene backyard behind my home in north Berkeley's exclusive and beautiful tree-lined "Gourmet Ghetto" neighborhood, within easy walking distance to downtown Berkeley, just 4 blocks to the University of California campus, and a quick 20-minute drive to downtown San Francisco. Best neighborhood in north Berkeley.
This quiet, secluded cottage with rear deck and fragrant garden has no steps, and is within easy walking distance of the famous Berkeley Rose Garden, a vast array of wonderful restaurants (including world-renowned Chez Panisse; the very popular Cheese Board pizzeria; Asian, European, Indian, Mexican, and other international cuisine; delicatessens; cafes and coffee shops), grocery shopping, the Berkeley Farmer's Market, banking, post office...and more!
Downtown Berkeley is an easy 10-minute walk, and just several minutes by car or bicycle. Public transportation is convenient and abundant, with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations and AC Transit bus lines nearby.
There is plenty of available on-street parking, and you also receive an off-street space in the driveway for your parking convenience.
For long-term stays that are more than a week, we will provide you with a set of clean sheets and pillow cases, each week. In this way, you will be able to make up your bed with fresh linen.
The cottage includes full kitchen, full bath with shower, tv with local programming, dedicated Internet, and offers a quiet, safe, secure place for studying, visiting friends and/or touring.
For long term stays, guests are welcome to wash and dry their bedding in the laundry room so they always can sleep on clean sheets.
There are spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge from this property. And the Educator/Teacher neighbors are very friendly and nice!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Thank you for your interest. I look forward to your visit!
- Clean up after yourself in the bathroom and kitchen
- Lock the front door when entering and exiting the cottage
- Remove your shoes when entering the cottage
- Don't bring shellfish into the cottage
- No smoking
- Be respectful of other guests
- Keep noise down after 10:00 p.m.
- No loud noises and parties
- Don't overload the washer and dryer
- Label your food in the kitchen
- Feel free to ask for help when needed
...Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, and have a wonderful stay! - Joyce
|Monthly rate for up to 2 guests||$ 2580 US|
|Price for > 2 guests||$ 20 US per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||3 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
Reviews for this host's other properties
Beds are good and the internet is excellent and Greg is a nice man. Thanks for the donuts, Greg!
You rent a room in a house with very quiet students but the downside is that you have no space for your things in the kitchen. None whatsoever. The room could be cleaner and the place is a little bit messy with clean laundry stacked in piles on the floor in the hallway. The walk from the BARTstation is quite a walk uphill. Beware!
Bed very comfortable and good views of Golden Gate. well located.
Kitchen was OK, but there was not almost any space for your food and even other guest took mine despite it was a stick with my name.
Bathroom cleanliness depends on the other guest, but someone cleans it al least twice a week.
This was my first ever booking with Wimdu. and the first time I'd stayed in a home environment while on holiday. I came to Berkeley when the area was experiencing some of the coldest weather it had had for some time. However, my room - though I'd say it was, ideally, a 3-season room: lots of windows giving on to a panoramic view of Marin and a distant Golden Gate bridge - was nevertheless provided with extra heating that did the job very well. The rest of the house had a warm-air system (which probably becomes air-conditioning in summer months). There was copious hot water from the showers that provide a Niagara flow which always comes as a shock to me in America after my trickle watering-can flow at home. Lovely wooden floors, a fine kitchen, a HUGE washer and dryer... and all kept very clean by people I did not see as I was out all the time. I was only asked to 'leave the place as I would wish to find it', which I happily did (I hope!). I met a couple of lovely people there, though I had to be out visiting with an ailing friend most of the time.
A minimum of formality and an atmosphere of multinational harmony prevails. Had I had more time I think I could have had a great holiday just sitting in the sunny garden and talking. But I did manage to explore further into the Berkeley Hills and found at the top of Cedar street great views over San Francisco and the Berkeley main campus just down Euclid to the right. Turn left and after a couple of hundred yards on the right you'll see 'Rose Walk', built by a one-time resident. A small walk, but really exquisite in design and miniature perfection. My short forays made me think that the Berkeley Hills might repay more time. I didn't even get near to finding out, though.
If I had one gripe it was probably that I could not easily find a place in the fridge for my iron rations. But I just elbowed my way in and things worked out. A lovely place to stay and, were I to come to Berkeley in future, I would look to Joyce's place first.
Had I gone to a motel - the probably alternative - I doubt I would be thinking now - still jet-lagged - that 2422 Cedar contributed as much to my enjoyment as did my visits to old friends, a trip to Muir Woods and beach, and to the Golden Gate bridge. Thank you, Joyce and Greg, very much. You deserve to prosper in all that you undertake.
We had a great time! Joyce and her son Greg were always very helpful and very kind. It is a lovely place. Especially the Cozy Room where you can see the Golden Gate Bridge. Just imagine: You wake up and see the Bridge. Amazing! Thanks a lot!
The view from my room was excellent! Very comfortable bed! I had privacy and yet enjoyed talking with other guests while in common areas. There's a great seating area in the back porch where we had a delicious lunch and California beer! Close to great restaurants, Berkeley campus and a market to buy groceries. What a wonderful stay!
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