Kensington Accommodations

Accommodations in Kensington

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    Beautiful studio, in quiet and woody neighborhood, with decks, charming garden with fountain and independent entrance in our house located in Kensington, near Tilden Park. The studio's Mediterranean style architecture features wood floors, French door and large open wood-framed windows overlooking the garden, bathroom with full tub, full closet, and kitchenette with all appliances (microwave, refrigerator, trash disposal, coffeemaker, and stove and more). It is fully furnished with full size bed, night tables, flat panel TV and cable, Ipod doc, rugs, chest of drawers, desk, table and floor lamps, book-shelf, sitting area, dining table, garden bistro table, and all dinnerware and kitchen appliances. Wi-Fi. Bed linens and towels provided. Housecleaning and access to washer and dryer for stays over 30 days only. Close to San Francisco and any point of interest in the Bay Area. Easy access to UC Berkeley by bus or bike. 10 minute drive to Campus. Convenient to public transportation: 1.5 block for bus stop and 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive to Bart (subway). Short distance (7 minutes) to freeway. All utilities included. Non-smokers only. No pets. On-street parking. Maximum of 2 persons. Tax included in all rates. A short term lease agreement to sign at booking. We offer additional seasonal discounts for stays longer than 2 weeks, feel free to ask.
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    The SpaceOur charming, quiet cottage is located on 1/2 an acre (email hidden) part of Kensington on the Berkeley Hills border. We've lovingly decorated it with our own original textile designs, art objects from our travels to India and Kiran's photography. Within a short distance are Kensington cafes, markets, restaurants on Berkeley's Solano Ave, major bus lines and Bart. The cottage features a large living/dining area with vaulted wood ceilings, a bank of windows looking out on a majestic 5-trunk oak tree and at the Bay Bridge. The large light-filled bedroom features a window seat next to a creek and a desk looking out over a eucalyptus grove. The bed is a queen-size, high quality, super comfortable, European Sleepworks mattress. There is a dresser and large closets for storage. The hot tub deck is exclusively for the guests and has a bistro table for outdoor dining. You can take a private hot tub under the stars. Dressing gowns and slippers are provided. The living room features a 42 inch TV with cable TV, Netflix, a DVD player, surround sound, an Ipod loaded with music, a comfy sofa and swivel club chair. The bathroom has a standing shower stocked with shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and a hair dryer. The full kitchen has a real gas stove, a microwave, a toaster oven, a toaster, a instant tea kettle and a full size refrigerator plus a full set of pans, dishes and kitchen tools. The kitchen is stocked with basic spices, oil and vinegar, condiments, coffee and and assortment of teas. WIFI is included. We are at the end of a cul du sac with ample safe parking. The cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway or a quiet retreat after busy days visiting Berkeley or the many other wonderful places in the Bay Area. Surround yourself with nature with lots of cultural activities minutes away. Guest AccessThe lower deck off the cottage has a hot tub and a bistro table and chairs that is reserved for the guests. It is fenced in for privacy towards the house and open towards the eucalyptus forest so you can be surrounded by nature. The washer and dryer are in the basement of the main house and are available to the guests, if they ask. Interaction with GuestsThe cottage is very private. We are available to answer questions or help you plan your visit according to your desires or you can have your privacy. We leave it up to you. The NeighborhoodYou can walk 10 minutes up the hill from our house (depending on your fitness level) to the Kensington village. It features a full-size market You can have a yummy breakfast, lunch or dinner at Inn Kensington. You can drive or walk down (if you don't mind coming back up the hill) down to Colusa Circle for delightful cluster of local businesses. Colusa Market has everything you need including an organic section. In one block you can have a pizza at Benchmark, a latte, fresh baked bread, pastries and sandwiches at Semi-Freddis, (email hidden) and bangers and mash at the Pub. There are many lovely walks and hidden paths around Kensington. We are next to the Sunset View Cemetary with panoramic bay views. A great place for jogging. Tilden Regional Park is a 5 minute drive with many hiking paths, wilderness views, a botanical garden and lots of activities for children- a working farm, a carousel, a lake and a miniature steam train, plus the Lawrence Hall of Science Museum. Downtown Berkeley and UC Berkeley is a 10 minute drive. Solano Ave with numerous shops, gourmet restaurants and an art movie house is a 5 minute drive. Kensington has a organic farmers market on Sunday mornings at Colusa Circle with many local food stands. Getting AroundBuses are walking distance (up a steep hill). Bart is a 10 minute drive away. It's best to have a car. It's hilly so biking would be difficult. Other Things to Note2 night minimum stay. Not suitable for parties or special events.
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    The SpacePrices for this room range from $50 (slow time of year) to a maximum of $95 (busy time of year). There is no microwave. We have a Keurig coffeemaker to start your day. We provide water and nosh to welcome you to Albany! You are welcome to use the kitchen to prepare any meals. You may use one shelf in the fridge. We do not discount for long term rentals. You will be staying in a room in our home with our family. There is a dedicated hall bath for the exclusive use of the airbnb guests(we have two rooms so sometimes it's shared and sometimes it's private) We have 2 cats. The cats come in and out and are not allowed in the guest rooms, but if you are not a cat lover, you may feel more comfortable staying somewhere else. Our family lives in the house and for the most part it's a pretty quiet stay, we try to honor a quiet-zone from 10pm-8am, but there may be some noises from a guest returning from a dinner at 11pm or another adult fixing themselves some breakfast at 7:30am. We have some ear plugs in the bathroom with other free amenities if you need them. This home was completed in February, 2008. It is all new construction with lots of green improvements. You'll be greeted with a tour of the home and a tutorial on how to use our keyless entry system. In your room, you’ll find maps and guidebooks of the area. Sleep comfortably with a high quality mattress, down comforters and pillows, extra blankets and throws/quilts. This is a quiet family neighborhood with plenty of street parking. There is no daily maid service, the room and bathroom are cleaned for your arrival and after you leave, we do not charge a cleaning fee or require a deposit. HOUSE PRIVILEGES Enjoy house privileges and use of all of our equipment and supplies, including: -the house is not heated during the summer and when the heat is on during the day it's never set above 68, so if you need it warmer, please wear a sweater. - A spacious dining room with seating for 10. The French doors open up to a large back deck. - A well-organized, fully equipped kitchen with a Viking 6 burner oven/stove, fridge, stainless steel pots and pans, utensils, serving dishes, wine glasses & corkscrews, a blender & food processor, spices and cooking oils/vinegars, with an extra large island for food prep. Starbucks and Peet’s are less than a mile away. Please leave the kitchen as clean as you found it. There is NO microwave. - A laundry room with front loading washing machine and dryer. YOUR ROOM The Luxurious Queen is located on the 1st floor of the house. It has a Queen sized bed, a dresser and closet space. High thread count cotton or flannel sheets. - Hall bath with extra large shower, hair dryer, plush bath and hand towels, extra soap, shampoo, and conditioner. Forget to pack; just ask, we might have extras. We have two airbnb rooms, so it's possible that it will be shared. GREEN LIVING The tankless water heater saves energy by not storing 30-50 gallons of hot water, but instantly heating it and sending it to you (takes about 30sec to flush out the cold water, you never run out of hot water while showering). California is in a drought, so showers should be about 5-8 minutes. We support recycling and composting and will happily explain how it works. LOCATION/NEIGHBORHOOD This quiet neighborhood with tree-lined streets makes it a pleasure to walk to nearby shops and walking paths (ask about them). The house is located just 3 blocks from Solano Ave where there is plenty of retail shopping, groceries, restaurants etc. It’s also short walk to El Cerrito Shopping Center and a mere 3 miles to CAL (University of California, Berkeley). You may also want to explore Tilden Park, the Gourmet Ghetto, or the Berkeley Marina. GETTING HERE El Cerrito Plaza BART is .8 mile away. We are a 20-30 minute BART trip to downtown San Francisco. For those renting a car, there is plenty of street parking. We are also 3 blocks to the bus line #18 on Solano Ave. CHECK-IN Check-in is anytime after 4 pm; late-night check-ins are fine with prior arrangement, we may be able to accommodate early drop off of luggage. At check-in, we will meet you, explain how the keyless entry system works, tour the bathroom and learn about our tankless water system and show you to your room. BART stops running at midnight. for an extra fee, we can arrange airport pick up and drop off, just inquire. APPROVING YOUR RESERVATION REQUEST Please complete your airbnb profile with a picture of yourself (not half your face, or from a qtr mile away; we have a minor child in the house, I want to know that you don't look like a creeper;-) I wonder who actually reads down this far. PETS If allergies are a concern, I should warn that we have two indoor/outdoor cats. Guest AccessYou may use the kitchen, living room/piano and laundry facilities without extra charge, we just ask that you clean up after yourself. You may use one dedicated shelf in the fridge. Interaction with GuestsIf there is a problem, or a question, please ask, we can't fix that which we don't know is a problem.
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    The SpaceThe cottage is ideal for a couple or individuals who are looking for a comfortable, attractive place to stay.. There is a comfy queen size bed in the bedroom as well as a futon in the living area which can be used as a bed for one adult or two small children. The cottage can serve as a retreat, a romantic getaway or a place to stay for parents and grandparents who are coming to visit their children and grandchildren. Designed by the architect owner, the space is flooded with soft, natural light via a skylight which spans the length of the building. Visitors to U.C.Berkeley will have an easy commute of about 20 minutes. A bus stop is located only a short 2 blocks away. A bus to San Francisco stops there as well. Alternately, one can catch the bus to the Berkeley Bay Area Rapid Transit station, which is the best way to get to San Francisco without a car on BART Guest AccessGuests will have access to the gardens and both outdoor sitting areas. There is ample off-street parking right in front of the cottage. The owners' home is located at the back of the property so guests approach the cottage first and not through owners' yard. There are views from the cottage and gardens. Walking along the ridge of the canyon behind the property is also a pleasant activity. Views are abundant in every direction. Interaction with GuestsGuests may be entirely private or may choose to interact with the hosts, who enjoy meeting and socializing with visitors. The NeighborhoodOur property is adjacent to the town of Kensington, which has a quiet village feeling. There is a village shopping center about 1 mile away which contains a grocery store, the Inn Kensington Restaurant, a very nice family style restaurant with excellent food, a Thai café, the Country Cheese Store, which has specialty cheeses, coffees, ice cream and assorted other treats, and The Arlington, which is a deli/café. There is also a liquor store, specializing in fine wines, Mechanics Bank with ATM, a nail spa and an Ace Hardware. Across the street is a gas station. All within a 1/2 hour walk or a 5 minute drive. The neighborhood is a safe, friendly and comfortable place to live. Most residents have been here for 20 or 30 years. The owners' house has been on the property since the 1920's when it was built by the original owner. Getting AroundThere is a bus stop within two blocks from the cottage where one can catch the #7 bus to Berkeley. It typically takes about 15-20 minutes to get to the downtown Berkeley BART station where the train to San Francisco and other destinations may be gotten. A quick car trip down the hill to the El Cerrito Plaza BART station takes about 5 minutes. There is also the H bus to San Francisco which stops here. By car, it is a quick 7- 8 minute trip to the freeway, and we are conveniently positioned between the Bay Bridge, which connects to San Francisco, and the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge, which connects to Marin County and San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. It is an easy trip of about an hour, or so, to the wine country. Shuttle bus service from either San Francisco International Airport or Oakland Airport is available to the property. S.F. Airport and Oakland Airport both connect with BART as well. Other Things to NoteAlthough we generally do not serve breakfast, we do provide juice, coffee, tea and milk. In addition, there is oatmeal, granola and cold cereal available in the pantry. Guests are also offered Kent's famous Banana Rum Bread. For a special treat, at an extra charge of $15, a hot breakfast of either Creme Brulee French Toast, which is truly delicious, or Egg, Sausage and Cheese Bake may be arranged. For special occasions, sparkling wine and chocolates may also be ordered at additional charge.
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    Our mid-century modern house is one of three identical homes on a private street. Nestled an a wooded east bay hillside with a view of the bay, the wood lined interior has a double height living room, two upstairs bedrooms and indoor-outdoor planning
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    The Spacemax 2 pers. We will ask a extra $30 for the second guest. Guest AccessAccess to washer and dryer. Kitchen is shared but the bathroom is privet. Interaction with GuestsWe can talk about it and figure out what works for everyone. The NeighborhoodKensington is located next to North Berkeley, a little town in the hills. Getting AroundYou can walk to the bus to get to San Francisco or coffee shops and grocery stores. Other Things to NoteTilden park and Blake gardens is in walking distance to us. (website hidden)
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    The SpaceCome enjoy the convenient stroll-abilty of Kensington in Berkeley CA. Just a short walk to Solano Ave. and you have over 100 4/5 star restaurants to choose from. The Farmers market, botanical shops, cheese shops and clothing boutiques make for a full day. If you want to head into SF, we are just a few minutes from the El Cerrito Plaza Bart Station. Parking in our neighborhood is easy, plentiful and free all the time. The El Cerrito Bart is 6 mins away by car and a beautiful stroll if you enjoy walking. In addition to the queen size master bed, we have a new Pack N Play available if you are traveling with a little one. A new Scandinavian Designs sleeper sofa (full size bed - sleeps 2) has been added. As well as a new queen air mattress for those with bigger kids or an extra guest(s). The listing works best for groups of 4 or less however, we allow up to 6 adults and 1 child but only if you like sleeping like sardines with your loved ones or friends ;) Folks have happily done it - it just depends on your travel style. The apt. has a private entry along a stone pathway through the outside garden. Check in is at 3pm. Check out at 10am. Kensington is home to many families, Berkeley professors, writers and artists. No shortage of folks to talk to! We have two children, 12 and 9 (girl and boy) who have busy days but our family quiets at around 9:30 each night. We are happy to quiet earlier in the evening if our guests require it (for infants etc). The space is 550 square feet and consists of a kitchen stocked with dishes, silverware, pots, and pans. A full-sized refrigerator, new 4 burner stove-top & oven, microwave, coffee maker, and convection/toaster. Just off the kitchen, there is a table that seats 2 (and 3 extra folding chairs). There is a closet to hang your clothes, an empty dresser, extra sheets and pillows for the air-mattress and plenty of fresh towels and kitchen linens. Lastly, there's a stand up shower as well as a hair dryer so you can leave yours at home. This space is bright and comfortable. We also provide Free Cable TV and super fast WiFi. We can provide as much or as little guest interaction as you prefer. We are busy professionals but are always available by phone or text. We live in the top 2 levels of the home (In-law is in the bottom level) and work in the Bay Area - so nearby whenever needed. We can at times offer a later check out depending on the next reservation so please - just ask! The El Cerrito Bart is 6 mins away by car. Easy 15 minute stroll if you enjoy walking. Guest AccessThe apt. has private entry at the back of the main house, at the end of a stone pathway. The apartment has 2 doors that exit to the outside garden. One on the kitchen and one french door off the master bedroom. Check in is at 3pm. Check out at 10am. Interaction with GuestsWe can provide as much or as little guest interaction that you prefer. We are busy professionals but are always available by phone or text. We live in the top 2 levels of the home (In-law is in the bottom level) and work in the Bay Area - so nearby whenever needed. The NeighborhoodKensington is home to many families, Berkeley professors, writers and artists. No shortage of folks to talk to! We have two children, 13 and 10 (girl and boy) who have busy days but our family quiets at around 9:30 each night. We are happy to quiet earlier in the evening if our guests require it (for infants etc). Getting AroundThe El Cerrito Bart is 6 minutes away by car. Easy 15 minute stroll if you enjoy walking. Other Things to NoteKids very welcome too! Small dogs too. We are at times able to allow for a later check out depending on the next reservation so please just ask.
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    The SpaceKensington is a lovely, hillside community surrounded by nature, with the charming amenities of a small village. It is in close proximity to the magnificent Tilden Regional Park, yet only a 10 minute drive or bus ride to Downtown Berkeley. Guest AccessGuest has a private bedroom with a queen size bed on the second floor of my home. A large bathroom with double sinks is shared with one other person. The kitchen can be used by guests as well. Enjoy a morning latte or espresso in lovely, backyard. Interaction with GuestsI work from home and have a small mini-poodle. I have lived in the Bay Area for over thirty years and can direct you to activities, good restaurants and cultural attractions. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is great for hillside walks, visiting the Blake Gardens, hiking in Tilden Regional Park and serious cycling. The village is 2 blocks away. It has a cafe, a small grocery store, one restaurant, a wine shop and a cheese shop. All these amenities as well as easy access to Berkeley and surrounding areas. Getting AroundMinutes away is a direct bus line to the downtown Berkeley, UC Berkeley, and a BART station. (AC Transit Bus Line 7) On week-days there is a commuter bus to San Francisco in the morning and evening. (Bus Line H) There is also easy access by car to highway 80 and the El Cerrito BART station which contains ample parking.
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      The SpaceSmall, light-filled private room with large private bathroom, semi-private garden entrance with kitchenette in beautiful residential neighborhood, close to public transportation. This is a studio-type unit in the ground floor of our family home, there is a garden entrance, with a small patio in a lovely garden, private light-filled room with adjoining private bathroom. Kitchenette is off the laundry room which we will occasionally pass through to get to the laundry. This is a nice place to rest after a day at the University, or touring the sights of San Francisco and Berkeley. It is in a lovely residential area and is close to the gourmet ghetto, a 5 minute walk to a market. There is a kitchenette which is equipped with a fridge, microwave, toaster oven and hotplate and many fabulous restaurants within a 5 minute drive, and one within a 5 minute walk.Location is Santa Barbara Rd. and the cross street is The Arlington, located in the N. Berkeley Hills close to Kensington Village and 5 minute drive from the lovely Solano Avenue shopping district. Guest AccessPrivate bedroom and bath, semi private kitchenette. Shared garden space with patio, shared laundry facilities. Interaction with GuestsAvailable to answer questions, offer tips on local resources, and to help you feel at home. The NeighborhoodBeautiful quiet serene neighborhood, tree-lined streets with a peek at Bay Views, lovely neighborhood for walking, mom and pop food-store, cafe and restaurant within a 5 minute walk. Getting AroundBest for someone with a car, easy and safe street parking, 3 minute walk from the #7 AC Transit bus which will take you downtown Berkeley and BART. The bus runs around 1/hr and stops in the early evening. 8-10 minute drive to UC Berkeley, 25 minute drive to San Francisco, 8 minute drive to BART. Other Things to NoteIncludes Wifi
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      The SpaceIdeal setting to relax after a long day of meetings or touring the wonderful San Francisco Bay Area, just like being at home! This is in a residential neighborhood, a short walk to a market and two cafes. Transportation, especially late evening can be a problem if guest does not have a car. SINGLE OCCUPANCY ONLY unless arranged with host. Guest AccessGuests are welcome to share my home, including the kitchen, outside deck, laundry room, and living room. Interaction with GuestsI do live in the home. I value my privacy as well as my guest's and am flexible about sharing space. I enjoy meeting new people and sharing my knowledge of the wonderful San Francisco Bay Area. The NeighborhoodKensington is a small community that borders Berkeley and is home to many UC professors and staff as well as San Francisco commuters. Quiet and safe, my home is in a lovely garden setting. Grocery store and restaurants within walking distance. Getting AroundThe AC Transit #7 bus is less than one block away and goes to and from downtown Berkeley BART and UC (less than 3 miles or a ten minute ride). 7 bus does not run after 7 or 8 p.m. Taxi would be the next option. The morning and evening commuter H bus goes to San Francisco weekdays. There is safe and ample street parking.
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      The SpaceOur home is unique in its peaceful setting and location, is near to the park with hundreds of miles of trails, and yet so close to Berkeley and beyond. Guest AccessThe whole house and outside garden is available to guests except for a storage room. Interaction with GuestsWe will not be present when the guests are there. The NeighborhoodWe love that you can walk out of the house and in five minutes be in a park that extends for 25 miles. If you don't feel like cooking or need to pick something up, you can walk down one of the many footpaths and find yourself at the local Young's Market where Larry has a fabulous deli and meats. The homemade biscuits are warm and buttery at the Kensington Inn, our local diner. Getting AroundThe #67 bus stops just across the street and takes you to Downtown Berkeley where you can walk to Zellerbach Theater, The Aurora Theater, the movies, or hop on BART and go into San Francisco and see the sights there. Other Things to NoteNapa Valley is just an hour north of us-wine tasting abounds. Point Reyes National Seashore is a must to see and is just over an hour from us-Abbot's Lagoon is a not too hard 3 mile hike out to the dunes and fun in any kind of weather. Stop on the way home for fresh oysters at Tomales Bay Oysters.
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      The SpaceOur oasis in the oaks lets you unwind in a peaceful, relaxing setting that feels like being in a park, but is only minutes away from gourmet restaurants, markets, hiking trails, and the cultural riches of the Bay Area. Our 1,000 square foot apartment is all on one level, with a queen sized bed and a sizeable bonus room that can be used as an office or a second bedroom with a foldout couch. It is almost all west-facing with lots of windows and natural light. The modern and recently remodeled kitchen has a bar with counter stool seating ,with dishwasher, oven, full sized refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, and washer and dryer. The main living area and kitchen share one open space, with new hardwood floors and leads out to your own private deck with patio table and chairs, and an unobstructed 2-bridge bay view (Bay and Golden Gate bridges). Being only 3 miles from UC Berkeley, we get lots of longer term guests who are visiting professors or on sabbatical (not all through Airbnb, which is the reason for the relatively few reviews on here). The space is very conducive to working, with the separate office room and high speed Wi-Fi. There is also a 40" LED flat screen TV with premium cable. We always have it professionally cleaned in between bookings. Guest AccessParking area and private deck. Interaction with GuestsWe (owners/landlords) live in the upper unit, and are happy to provide you with recommendations on things to do in the area, but you aren't required to interact with us unless you would enjoy it or need our assistance. Please note that the only common space is our shared parking area, so the apartment offers LOTS of privacy. You may occasionally catch glimpses of our two dogs, who don't have access to your space, but will keep the yard free of lions. The NeighborhoodKensington is a small community adjacent to Berkeley, in the hills. Kensington has its own little village within a 10 minute walk from the apartment, with a food market, butcher, and several cafes in one direction, and another food market, excellent restaurant (Benchmark Pizza), pub, bakery, cobbler and dry cleaner in the other direction. It is quite a hilly area and a car is recommended for trips further afield. Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and the locally-famous Monterey Market are all within a 10 minute drive. Some local highlights include hiking in Tilden Park, exploring the Fourth Street shopping area in Berkeley, Solano Avenue, and the Gourmet Ghetto (including Chez Panisse). Getting AroundThere is one space for parking in the driveway and ample street parking. Having a car here is ideal, but it is possible to walk from the apartment 10 minutes up the hill to Arlington Ave., one of Kensington's main business district, where you can catch the #7 bus line that connects to BART stations and provides access to downtown Berkeley and the campus, or the express bus to downtown San Francisco in the mornings (the AC Transit H bus).
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      The SpaceLocated in the quiet and woody neighborhood of Kensington in north Berkeley hills,the studio's Mediterranean style architecture features wood floors, French door and large open wood-framed windows overlooking the garden and deck. You will enjoy a comfortable space with seating area, work desk, Wi-Fi, all linens and towels provided. The bathroom has a full tub. The kitchenette has a dining table that extends out if you have guests and it is equiped with all dinnerware and appliances (microwave, refrigerator, gas stove, trash disposal, coffeemaker, and more). It is fully furnished with queen/full size bed, night tables, flat panel TV and cable, rugs, chest of drawers, floor lamps, book-shelf and a bistro table on the deck. The studio faces a charming garden and has an independent entrance in our house just a few steps from Kensington Community Park and Tilden Park/East Bay Regional Park. Access to washer and dryer. Non-smokers only. Minimum stay: 1 week during winter season; 28 days the rest of the year. Guest AccessIn-law unit, with independent, private entrance. Access to deck and backyard garden. Access to washer and dryer. All linens and towels provided. Interaction with GuestsMy husband and I are in the main house but we rarely see our guests because the studio is a private unit with independent entrance. The NeighborhoodKensington is located in the north Berkeley hills area. It is a sought out area by faculty and researchers associated with the University of California.The residence of the UC President is in this neighborhood. The studio is located at a 2-3 minute walk from major parks including Tilden Park, the larges regional park in the area ((website hidden)) and Blake Gardens ((website hidden)_id=13). Kensington Park is at the end of our block. Kensington Village is a shopping district at a 3 minute walking distance where you will find restaurants, bank, groceries, nail services, wine store, hardware, pharmacy, gas and more. Solano street is the largest nearest shopping district in Berkeley and is only a few minutes away also. Getting AroundClose to San Francisco and any point of interest in the Bay Area. Easy access to UC Berkeley by bus or bike. 10 minute drive to Campus. Convenient to public transportation: 1.5 block for bus stop and 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive to Bart (subway). Short distance (7 minutes) to freeway. On-street parking. Other Things to NoteWe make exceptions for one week stay depending on calendar availability during the winter season. We provide complimentary housekeeping for over 30 days stay. Hablamos Español también.
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      The SpaceQuiet and private in-law apartment situated on one side of the house. Using separate entrance. Living/dinning room, and bath upstairs, and kitchenette downstairs. Panoramic views of San Francisco city and Bay from your own rooms. Fully furnished with a new comfy/firm queen bed in the bedroom. A roll out twin size bed can be set in the sitting room for up to 3 guests staying. Free wireless internet access. Private kitchenette is located downstairs from the living area, with a refrigerator, built-in cabinets, microwave, an induction cook top, toaster oven, pots, dishes, and glass ware. An additional room size refrigerator, coffee maker and tea kettle are in the living room area. Located only 10 min drive (3.5 mile) to down town Berkeley, UC Berkeley campus; 5 min to subway stations (BART), 40 min drive or taking the subway to San Francisco. On bus line to down Berkeley and San Francisco. However, having a car is highly recommended for living in this place. Free on street parking is always available. Guest AccessEntire in-law apartment including one living room, one bedroom, one bath and a private kitchenette, using separate entrance. Interaction with GuestsOwner is on site and will provide any assistance guests need The NeighborhoodSafe and quiet hills neighborhood with panoramic view of San Francisco city and bay. Beautiful neighborhood to walk around, tennis courts, golf, biking and walking trails in state park (Tilden Park) are within a minutes drive. Nearest restaurants, cafe shops, grocery store and gas station is about 1 mile away. Getting AroundTwo blocks walk to public buses. 5 min drive to subway stations. Having a car is much convenient and highly recommended while living in this area. Plenty free on street parking available. Other Things to NoteThe living room, bedroom and bath are located upstairs, and kitchenette is downstairs. There are 14 steps in between. Please be aware this especially if you have concerns in climbing stairs.
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      The SpaceCharming getaway secluded garden cottage with a roof top deck with amazing views of the Bay and beyond. Close to UCB and downtown Berkeley and a short walk to tennis courts and parks. Buses (#7 and H express) to Berkeley and San Francisco stop right on the corner. Easy auto access to freeways to the Napa Vally or south to Monterrey. A tranquil place to call home surrounded by flowers, trees and birds. Fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer and a full bath with tub and shower. WIFI, DVD, 32" flat screen TV, everything you need for a relaxing stay. One full bed and a sofa can accommodate a total of 3. Linens and towels provided. The place is set up in an open plan with 12" high ceilings, oak plank floors and pine wood furniture. Double insulated windows keep the place warm and quiet. The front entry terrace is great for morning breakfast or afternoon al fresco dining under the sun umbrella. Then go up to the private roof deck for amazing views of the Bay and bridges. Welcome to Kensington with charm and comfort. Warmest wishes from Gaby and Gawain PS this is where we stay when we are in town PPS if you have any questions feel free to ask
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      The Space Charming 2 bed, 1 bath for rent in Berkeley Hills/Kensington just two blocks from Colusa Circle shops in Kensington with easy access to all the Bay Area has to offer with a BART station close by and bus stop in front of the house. The 2 bedroom one bath house is bright with multiple skylights and large windows. The hardwood floors and the fireplace makes the house warm and inviting. There is a brand new kitchen fully equipped and ready for use. The house has one comfortable queen sized bed and one trundle that has two twin beds and 2 extra mattresses. Washer and dryer in the house. The house opens up to a patio and yard. There is a hammock between trees in the backyard perfect for California style relaxation. The house is best suited for four to six people. The guest have full use of the house, patio backyard and driveway. The driveway provides convenient off street parking. I don't live on the property. It is a private residence. There is cottage that shares the backyard. I am happy to provide information to guests on good local restaurants, site seeing and activities. The house in in a great location in Kensington close to Colusa Circle and walkable to shops and stores surrounding Colusa Circle. Walkable mile to Solano Avenue shops and restaurants. The house is 2 blocks from Saturday farmer's market. Downtown Berkeley is a 20 min bus ride away. Easy drive to great hiking trails, Tilden Park (has a carousel, train, and farm which kids love!). One hour drive to Napa and Sonoma for day trips. Bus stop in front of house, BART 0.7 miles away. Easy ride to downtown Berkeley, downtown San Francisco and Oakland. Saturday farmers market, pub and stores walkable. Solano Avenue shops a mile away and is walkable. Great location! There is one queen bed, two twin beds (trundle) , one adult size extra mattress and one kid size extra mattress. The guest have full use of the house, patio backyard and driveway. The driveway provides convenient off street parking. I don't live on the property. It is a private residence. There is cottage that shares the backyard. I am happy to provide information to guests on good local restaurants, site seeing and activities. The house in in a great location in Kensington close to Colusa Circle and walkable to shops and stores surrounding Colusa Circle. Walkable mile to Solano Avenue shops and restaurants. The house is 2 blocks from Saturday farmer's market. Downtown Berkeley is a 20 min bus ride away. Easy drive to great hiking trails, Tilden Park (has a carousel, train, and farm which kids love!). One hour drive to Napa and Sonoma for day trips. Bus stop in front of house, BART 0.7 miles away. Easy ride to downtown Berkeley, downtown San Francisco and Oakland. Saturday farmers market, pub and stores walkable. Solano Avenue shops a mile away and is walkable. Great location! There is one queen bed, two twin beds (trundle) and one extra mattress suitable for a child. The house shares the garden with a cottage that is rented separately. Guest AccessThe guest have full use of the house, patio backyard and driveway. The driveway provides convenient off street parking. Interaction with GuestsI don't live on the property. It is a private residence. There is cottage that shares the backyard. I am happy to provide information to guests on good local restaurants, site seeing and activities. The NeighborhoodThe house in in a great location in Kensington close to Colusa Circle and walkable to shops and stores surrounding Colusa Circle. Walkable mile to Solano Avenue shops and restaurants. The house is 2 blocks from Saturday farmer's market. Downtown Berkeley is a 20 min bus ride away. Easy drive to great hiking trails, Tilden Park (has a carousel, train, and farm which kids love!). One hour drive to Napa and Sonoma for day trips. Getting AroundBus stop in front of house, BART 0.7 miles away. Easy ride to downtown Berkeley, downtown San Francisco and Oakland. Saturday farmers market, pub and stores walkable. Solano Avenue shops a mile away and is walkable. Great location! Other Things to NoteThere is one queen bed, two twin beds (trundle) and one extra mattress suitable for a child. There is wifi and cable TV available
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      The SpaceOur home is on a very quiet street and is very comfortable and full of warmth and light. We have fabulous views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. We have 3 nice bedrooms, Master bedroom with a queen bed, one with a double bed and one with a trundle bed (2 twins). Relax on our deck with a glass of wine or eat dinner while you enjoy the the best views. Use the BBQ on the deck-there should be plenty of gas in the tank. Perhaps you'll see deer clopping or down the street. You will see stars (looking east) on a clear night. You're only 5-7 minutes to all the action on Solano Ave or downtown Berkeley. Guest AccessKitchen, Washer, Dryer, TV, Stereo, Books. Interaction with GuestsWe won't be here during your stay--the house is all yours. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is very quiet as we are on a cul de sac. Our neighbors are wonderful. We are only minutes to UC Berkeley and Downtown Berkeley. You can walk or bike (2 bikes available) to fabulous Tilden Park with great hiking & biking trails, Lake Anza, Inspiration Point, Steam Train and more. Getting AroundThere are 2 buses a few blocks away that go to downtown Berkeley and BART stations. Nevertheless, availability to a car is still best in our area. Other Things to NoteOur cat Simba will be here. If you don't mind feeding him we will refund you the cleaning fee. If you would rather not feed him and let him in & out of the house it's not a problem, we will have a neighbor come in once or twice a day to feed him.
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      The SpaceCharming bedroom and sitting area in a lovely Berkeley craftsman home. It has its own spacious bathroom with a great shower, a comfortable queen size bed as well as a pull out sofa bed. There is also a kettle, a small refridgerator and a portable space heater. This room has its own separate entrance so you can come and go as you please. Parking is free, unlimited and right outside the house. Located in the Kensington Hills ( on the border line with Berkeley ) with a beautiful view over the bay and the city beyond. It is a 5 minute walk to shops either up or down the hill from our house. Down the hill there is a bakery, a pizzeria, a pub and the fabulous Colusa market where you can buy pretty much anything you might want to eat. Up the hill, there is the popular Inn Kensington, an ice cream parlor, a pharmacy and a great little cafe. 2 mins in the car to Solano Avenue where there are numerous restaurants, movie theaters, bookshops and clothes stores. 10 minute bus ride to UC Berkeley, 15 minute walk to BART to take you into San Francisco. Minimum two night stay. We don't serve breakfast but there is a great bakery at the bottom of the hill where you can buy the perfect bun and coffee or up the hill for a fully cooked breakfast at Inn Kensington should you be really hungry. We have wi-fi service and shared laundry room facilities.
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      The SpacePrices for this room range from $50 (slow time of year) to a maximum of $72 (busy time of year). There is no microwave. We have a Keurig coffeemaker to start your day. We provide water and nosh to welcome you to Albany! We do not provide breakfast, but you are welcome to use the kitchen to prepare any meals. You may use one shelf in the fridge. We do not discount for long term rentals. You will be staying in a room in our home with our family. There is a dedicated hall bath for the exclusive use of the airbnb guests (we have two rooms so sometimes it's shared and sometimes it's private). We have 2 cats. The cats come in and out and are not allowed in the guest rooms, but if you are not a cat lover, you may feel more comfortable staying somewhere else. Our family lives in the house and for the most part it's a pretty quiet stay. We try to honor a quiet-zone from 10pm-8am, but there may be some noises from a guest returning from a dinner at 11pm or another adult fixing themselves some breakfast at 7:30am. We have some ear plugs in the bathroom with other free amenities if you need them. There is no microwave. This home was completed in February, 2008. It is all new construction with lots of green improvements. You'll be greeted with a tour of the home and a tutorial on how to use our keyless entry system. In your room, you’ll find maps and guidebooks of the area. Sleep comfortably with a high quality mattress, comforters and pillows, extra blankets and throws/quilts. This is a quiet family neighborhood with plenty of street parking. There is no daily maid service, the room and bathroom are cleaned for your arrival and after you leave, we do not charge a cleaning fee or require a deposit. HOUSE PRIVILEGES Enjoy house privileges and use of all of our equipment and supplies, including: -the house is not heated during the summer and when the heat is on during the day it's never set above 68, so if you need it warmer, please wear a sweater. - A living room with baby grand piano, comfortable seating. - A spacious dining room with seating for 10. The French doors open up to a large back deck. - A well-organized, fully equipped kitchen with a Viking 6 burner oven/stove, fridge, stainless steel pots and pans, utensils, serving dishes, wine glasses & corkscrews, a blender & food processor, spices and cooking oils/vinegar, with an extra large island for food prep. Starbucks and Peet’s are less than a mile away. Please leave the kitchen as clean as you found it. There is NO microwave. - A laundry room with front loading washing machine and dryer. YOUR ROOM THE COMFY SINGLE ROOM is located on the 1st floor of the house. There is an antique twin bed frame(new mattress), an armoire and closet space, pillows. comforters and a dedicated airbnb hall bath (shower, no tub) GREEN LIVING The tankless water heater saves energy by not storing 30-50 gallons of hot water, but instantly heating it and sending it to you (takes about 30sec to flush out the cold water, but on the upside is that you never run out of hot water while showering). We support recycling and composting and will happily explain how it works. LOCATION/NEIGHBORHOOD This quiet neighborhood with tree-lined streets makes it a pleasure to walk to nearby shops and walking paths (ask about them). The house is located just 3 blocks from Solano Ave where there is plenty of retail shopping, groceries, restaurants etc. It’s also short walk to El Cerrito Shopping Center and a mere 3 miles to CAL (University of California, Berkeley). You may also want to explore Tilden Park, the Gourmet Ghetto, or the Berkeley Marina. GETTING HERE El Cerrito Plaza BART is .8 miles away. We are a 20-30 minute BART trip to downtown San Francisco. For those renting a car, there is plenty of street parking. CHECK-IN Check-in is anytime after 4 pm; late-night check-ins are fine. With prior arrangement, we may be able to accommodate early drop off of luggage. At check-in, we will meet you, explain how the keyless entry system works, tour the bathroom and learn about our tankless water system and show you to your room. APPROVING YOUR RESERVATION REQUEST Please complete your airbnb profile with a picture of yourself(not just your chin or forehead, think mug shot;-) PETS If allergies are a concern, I should warn that we have two indoor/outdoor cats. Getting AroundThe house is less than a mile from the El Cerrito Plaza BART station. We are three blocks north of Solano Avenue, famous for myriad restaurants and merchants.
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      The SpaceTraditional Mediterranean tastefully restored and completely remodeled with original red-oak hardwood and period hardware. This unique Arlington Ave. property offers hospitality with beauty, charm and comfort. The house is furnished although it may be available unfurnished as well. There are 3 ample bedrooms, a living room with fireplace and a formal dining room. The sunny spacious sunny remodeled kitchen has stainless steel counters, recessed lighting and new appliances along with a dishwasher and garbage disposal. The large bright eat-in kitchen gets lots of sunlight and is the homes natural gathering point. The outdoor terrace through the kitchen side door is ideal for brunch, coffee or simply relaxing while enjoying the view. The bathroom has been recently remodeled and has new classic fixtures with new ceramic tile on the floors and walls. There are also a full size washer and dryer New double pane windows through out keep the house warm and quite. The setting is private with many birds and trees for neighbors. There are shops with just about everything including a bakery, cafe, grocery store, hardware and gas station within walking distance a few blocks away. The AC transit bus stop on the corner that links to Bart provides good public transportation options. Award winning public schools, exceptional police and fire protection and friendly small town feel are hallmarks of life here. The location is quiet with lots of trees yet close to UCB and Solano Ave shops. One queen and one double bed currently occupy two of the three bedrooms. The third bedroom is currently used as a office although is would be a fine media or guest room. The home is fully equipped with a washer, dryer, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, TV, DVD, High speed Internet. Please call me for more information or to schedule a viewing. Thanks for your interest, Gawain (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Located north of the University of California Berkeley campus on the Berkeley-Kensington Border, this unique Arlington Ave. property offers hospitality with beauty, charm and comfort. This Traditional Mediterranean is well situated on the tree lined Arlington Ave. in the town of Kensington. Quiet and peaceful, the hills setting provides Bay and wooded views.
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        The SpaceView of SF Bay. Walkable retail areas. Near good public transportation, bus and BART. Quiet, bucolic. Gardens. Guest AccessWiFi, TV, DVR, appleTV, inc. netflix. gas stove and appliances, including toaster, coffeemaker gas heaters in both bedrooms and living room. Interaction with GuestsI will be in the east. Daughter in nearby home will host. The NeighborhoodRight at the bottom of the hill, two blocks away is a small retail area with a bakery, small pizza/salad and wine restaurant, food market and Sunday farmers market. Solano Avenue, one long street of retails stores is about 7 blocks away, walkable. My exact neighborhood is quiet with gardens. Getting AroundBART is a bus ride or a walk of half a mile away. Bus at the bottom of our hill, two blocks.
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        The SpaceThe apartment is self-contained, with its own front door. The bed is queen-size with European-style single mattress that rests on a frame and is not a futon. The kitchen is well appointed and includes a gas stove with four rings and an oven, a microwave, an electric kettle, a coffee maker, and a toaster. Interaction with GuestsPlease let us know if we can do anything to assist you during your stay! Getting AroundThere is free street parking outside the apartment. Bus stops to take you directly to San Francisco and Berkeley are in walking distance, and the BART station is some 20 minutes away on foot.
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        The SpaceThis is a 1400-square foot house. Living room, dining room, kitchen, and office with futon (which folds out to full bed) located on first floor. kitchen opens up to bar, dining area, and beautiful backyard great for entertaining. Second floor has 2 bedrooms with modern bath. First bedroom has queen-size bed. Second bedroom is twin bed. Basement comes with full washer and dryer. We also have views of the bay from the living area and bedroom. Ample street parking and one driveway space available. This is a free-standing house highly desirable in St. Jerome District. The NeighborhoodFarmer's market around the block on Sunday. Local pub, market, pizzaria also 2 blocks away. Super family friendly and in great location to walk to Solano Avenue, local parks, and BART. We're in the flats so driving not necessary. Getting AroundYes. BART is 0.7 miles.
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        The SpaceA sunny 600 square foot private apartment that is your platform to view and experience the San Francisco Bay Area. Enjoy the BIG Golden Gate view (even from your new queen bed). This apt has a private entrance, hardwood floors, full kitchen, dish washer, washer & dryer, large closets, cable TV, weekly housekeeping, Wi-Fi, one block from direct SF bus and downtown Berkeley BART, a grocery store and restaurants. Everything is new and it is set up as a clean/minimalist stylish design that is easy for you to sink yourself into. Plan to visit the regional nature park, walk the Bay Trail, relax in the spas, visit the wine country and Pacific beaches, and the great San Francisco. Enjoy all of the Bay area’s unique cities, but if nature Is your thing, you will not be let down. Minutes away is total wilderness, good for hiking, biking and fishing. It's a three minute drive to Tilden Nature Area. Lake Anza has a 1 mile walking loop. Wild Cat Canyon Trail is 9 miles around, and Sky Line Trail is about 10 miles around. Three-bridge Bay Area View, visible from the kitchen, living room and bedroom will amaze you every moment. Enjoy it through your new huge windows. When the sun has set, rest into your new queen bed, keeping the curtains open for the light of the sunrise, or closed to ensure darkness until you are ready to face the day. You can expect to have the whole sparkling-clean apt to yourself with no other person’s personal items to live around, yet you will still have all the home amenities provided. I will leave you ample linens and towels, hair dryer and shampoo, coffee and tea maker, sugar, salt, spices etc. You have a brand new washing machine and dryer, Wi-Fi for your computer and cable TV. Bring your IPod because there's a dock with speakers. Guest AccessPrivate access to your apt which has full kitchen, bathroom, large closets, and living room and amazing three bridge views. You have your own private laundry room with washer and dryer and ironing board/iron. Feel free to enjoy the front yard that has an amazing view and patio and garden. Interaction with GuestsAsk me for help! I'm happy to be there for you! I enjoy meeting new people and sharing my knowledge of the wonderful San Francisco Bay Area. I am available via phone, text, or email, I am happy to answer questions, advise on site-seeing, or solve problems, and I will not be traveling while you are visiting, so I look forward to greeting you to town. The NeighborhoodThe lovely small hillside community of Kensington borders Berkeley and is home to many Berkeley professors and San Francisco commuters who love the endless three bridge views. Grocery store, restaurants, coffee shops, nature parks, public transportation and a library are all within walking distance. Getting AroundHiking and biking paradise! One block from the direct San Francisco H-bus, and a #7 bus to downtown Berkeley and the BART Station. It is good to have a car if you will be out past 8pm. Other Things to NoteTransportation, especially late evening can be a problem if guest does not have a car. And there is plenty of street parking. There are lots of deer. Endless views and sunsets. All utilities are included.
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        The SpaceThis is a home that has color, light and personal touches throughout in a safe and easy to access area of the Berkeley Hills. Women only because of the shared aspect of the house. Guest AccessYour rental will include a private bedroom, a bathroom, a small refrigerator and a living room/reading/meditating area adjacent to your bedroom downstairs. Also a private deck. Interaction with GuestsI live in house but am usually working in my office upstairs or out. You will have your privacy while here. The NeighborhoodThousand Oaks is a coveted neighborhood because it is safe, quiet, easy to walk to markets and stores, on the Berkeley bus transit #7 which brings you to Bart downtown. Getting AroundParking is on street but there is rarely a problem. Fourth Friday of each month is street cleaning which means car is moved across street. Bus stop is very close. Bart is a good walk as is campus with up and down hills. Other Things to NoteI have a small 12 pound Maltipoo. Not a problem with shedding or allergens. These dogs have "hair" like poodles. Friendly and warm he stays with me all day. Very loving. You must care about animals however to live here. Shared spaces or use require both of us to be considerate and aware.
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        The Spacethere is a choice of either a bedroom with a queen size bed or the other bedroom has 2 twin beds. Pictures of both on the listing. I will have coffee, tea and muffins available in the am and great seating in the garden! Guest AccessBerkeley is a colorful town with endless good food and events. Tilden park is within a short walk or bike ride. It is known for scenic hiking, picnicing, swimming and fishing...also golf and riding. The Neighborhoodthe neighborhood is quiet as we are surrounded by the reservoir and Tilden park. Getting Aroundthe bus line is just around the corner. Also the Bart is a quick way to get to different areas ie Oakland, SF and the airports. Other Things to Notethere is a choice of either a bedroom with a queen size bed or the other bedroom has 2 twin beds. Pictures of both on the listing.
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        The SpaceThe room has views to the hills behind the house. We are the very last populated street in the Berkeley area, we back up to miles of natural park. The bed is firm, and comfortable, with clean sheets and clean, crisp duvet cover. Guest AccessGuests are welcome to use the deck to watch the sunsets and take in the view. Guests have a private bathroom. Interaction with GuestsAbsolutely, we are available to chat, help with directions and suggestions of things to do in town, where to eat, drink or listen to great music. The NeighborhoodThere is an adorable street nearby with a country market and a great breakfast place. Farmers market on Sundays. A plethora of restaurants and shops are close by on San Pablo avenue. Getting AroundIts best to have a car in this area, although there are buses that run up from the BART station, which is only about a mile and a half away. Other Things to NoteWe have a baby and a large lab-mix dog. He is extremely friendly and not scary at all. He will want to be your best friend and try to rope you into throwing the ball for him.
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        The SpaceOur guesthouse is under one roof with a free-standing garage (don't worry, we do not use the garage part except to store a convertible), well away from the main house. The property is gated and has guest parking. The private accommodation was originally remodeled to accommodate visiting family and friends. The space is architect designed and comfortable with windows, skylights, heating, full bathroom, and two bedrooms with two beds - a queen in one bedroom and a single bed in the other. It can comfortably accommodate 1, 2 or 3 guests. The first bedroom has a dresser and coffee/tea set up. The second bedroom has a table, chairs, dresser with mirror, tv, microwave and mini fridge. 6/18/15 New laminate floors in the guesthouse. 9/30/15 Cable service added. 8/14/16 Treadmill removed due to major repairs. Guest AccessLarge garden with multiple seating areas where you can read a book, enjoy your morning coffee/tea or a drink in the evening. Our lawn is now a heavily mulched dry lawn because of the drought. For longer stays (3 + days): the washer and dryer are in the main house and I will be happy to accommodate laundry needs by arrangement. Interaction with GuestsHost will do her best to be present when you arrive and will be very pleased to meet with you to answer questions and provide information but will also let you be as private as you wish to be. In case that we are not able to meet you we will arrange entry for you. The NeighborhoodGreat views, lots of trees, quiet. A 20 minute downhill walk to BART (uphill coming back which makes for a nice workout) and 10 minutes to the charming little town of Kensington. A 'walk around the block' is one of our favorite things to do. Getting Around20 minute walk to BART (Bay Area Rapid Transportation), easy access to bus routes. You can take BART to and from the airport and San Francisco. Having a car is recommended since we are in the hills and if you want to fully explore the area. We have parking available for you on our property. Other Things to NoteBreakfast items like oj, cereal, milk are provided, as well as coffee and tea. 100% cotton sheets and towels. Hair dryer. Iron available upon request. Bathrobes. Chess set. Monopoly game. Table, chairs, coffee maker, hot water boiler for tea, microwave, mini fridge. For longer stays we are happy to arrange some kitchen/bbq and washer/dryer use. The garden is always in a state of being worked in (by me) and sort of wild but I hope you will enjoy the hummingbirds, the butterflies, the ripening of fruit and for some the picking of the fruit. Guests should be comfortable with big, friendly dogs, we have 2 Bernese Mountain dogs.
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        The SpaceA unique little house in the woods, set back from the street in a forest of bay trees and oaks and down in a canyon next to a little creek. There is a long, curving fairytale staircase down to the house (53 steps - not handicap-accessible) From inside the house you can view a wide variety of birds who visit the secluded, wooded creek - you might also see deer who frequent the surrounding canyon. The NeighborhoodYou'll be a short 2-block walk from the Kensington restaurants, cafe, market, and bus stop, and a short trip to the gourmet ghetto of North Berkeley, downtown Berkeley and UC Campus, and the dining oasis of Solano Ave. It's a quiet, beautiful and friendly neighborhood in the East Bay Hills! Getting AroundThe bus stop is 2 blocks away - you can take the 7 to downtown Berkeley BART, and the H to San Francisco (weekday mornings only.) One driveway parking space is provided, and it's also free parking on the street (left side only.)
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          Beautiful home in Berkeley, close to public transportation, plenty of street parking, media room, laundry room, spacious kitchen, smoking in designated areas, cable and internet included with satellite and premium channels, cleaning service upon request, well lighted and security system with video surveillance, land line phone available for use (local and long distance calls only) and free non alcoholic drinks when available. ONLY two people per bedroom. The neighborhood has a beautiful view of the Bay Area and surrounding cities. It is very quiet and safe. Lots of street parking.
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            Beautiful home in Berkeley, close to public transportation, plenty of street parking, media room, laundry room, spacious kitchen, smoking in designated areas, cable and internet included with satellite and premium channels, cleaning service upon request, well lighted and security system with video surveillance, land line phone available for use (local and long distance calls only) and free non alcoholic drinks when available. ONLY two people per bedroom. The neighborhood has a beautiful view of the Bay Area and surrounding cities. It is very quiet and safe. Lots of street parking.
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              Beautiful home in Berkeley, close to public transportation, plenty of street parking, media room, laundry room, spacious kitchen, smoking in designated areas, cable and internet included with satellite and premium channels, cleaning service upon request, well lighted and security system with video surveillance, land line phone available for use (local and long distance calls only) and free non alcoholic drinks when available. ONLY two people per bedroom. The neighborhood has a beautiful view of the Bay Area and surrounding cities. It is very quiet and safe. Lots of street parking.
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                Beau studio, dans quartier calme et boisé, avec terrasses, jardin avec fontaine et entrée indépendante dans notre maison située à Kensington, près du parc Tilden de charme. Du studio style méditerranéen architecture caractéristiques des parquets, Français porte et grandes fenêtres bois ouvertes donnant sur le jardin, salle de bains avec baignoire pleine, pleine placard et coin cuisine avec tous les appareils électroménagers (micro-ondes, réfrigérateur, élimination des déchets, machine à café et poêle et plus). Il est entièrement meublé avec grand lit, tables de nuit, téléviseur à écran plat et câble, doc Ipod, tapis, commode, bureau, table et lampadaires, étagère, coin salon, table à manger, table de bistro jardin et tous les appareils de cuisine et vaisselle. Wi-Fi. Linge de lit et serviettes de toilette fournis. Ménage et accès à la laveuse et sécheuse pour séjours de plus de 30 jours seulement. Près de San Francisco et tout point d'intérêt dans la région de la baie. Accès facile à l'Université de Berkeley en bus ou en vélo. 10 minutes de route de Campus. Pratique pour les transports en commun : bloc de 1,5 pour l'arrêt de bus et à 15 minutes à pied ou 5 minutes en voiture de Bart (métro). Courte distance (7 minutes) à l'autoroute. Toutes charges comprises. Les non-fumeurs seulement. Pas d'animaux. Stationnement sur rue.
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                  Beautiful home in Berkeley, close to public transportation, plenty of street parking, media room, laundry room, spacious kitchen, smoking in designated areas, cable and internet included with satellite and premium channels, cleaning service upon request, well lighted and security system with video surveillance, land line phone available for use (local and long distance calls only) and free non alcoholic drinks when available. ONLY two people per bedroom.
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                    Beautiful home in Berkeley, close to public transportation, plenty of street parking, media room, laundry room, spacious kitchen, smoking in designated areas, cable and internet included with satellite and premium channels, cleaning service upon request, well lighted and security system with video surveillance, land line phone available for use (local and long distance calls only) and free non alcoholic drinks when available. ONLY two people per bedroom.
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                      Beautiful home in Berkeley, close to public transportation, plenty of street parking, media room, laundry room, spacious kitchen, smoking in designated areas, cable and internet included with satellite and premium channels, cleaning service upon request, well lighted and security system with video surveillance, land line phone available for use (local and long distance calls only) and free non alcoholic drinks when available. ONLY two people per bedroom.
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                      The SpaceYou may check-in from 3 pm - very late. I will send a code to the key lock-box. Your space includes a modest bedroom with comfortable queen bed, a shower bath, and a large living room with double doors to a patio. You'll have your own entrance and a kitchenette with pantry. Because the living room is spacious, a third person can be accommodated on a comfortable mattress set up on the floor. There is an additional cost for a third person. Guest AccessYour entrance and patio are private to your use. The laundry room with washer and dryer is available for your use. Just ask me for the door code. Interaction with GuestsI work from home on the upper floor so I am often available and willing to share items you might need. I enjoy connecting when guests are interested. The NeighborhoodKensington is a delightful community right next to North Berkeley. We have a few restaurants and a good grocery store and deli just a block from the house. There are interesting walking paths and the fabulous Tilden Regional Park with hiking trails, a botanic garden, and a swimming lake nearby. Getting AroundYou can catch a bus to downtown Berkeley, UC, BART, or San Fransisco just a few steps from the house. BART is our regional rail service. Taxi and Uber are reliable as well. Other Things to NoteTilden Regional Park is nearby with many miles of hiking trails and great views of the Bay. I have info in the room on nearby shops and restaurants and local music. I also have current guidebooks and flyers of the Bay Area. San Francisco is across the bay only 9 miles away.
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                      My place is close to The Arlington Avenue Kensington shopping area and bus stops. Just a 1/4 mile north of the Berkeley border. You’ll love my place because of the ambiance of a 1925 bungalow, the outdoors space, the neighborhood, the light, the comfy bed! Easy and free on street parking. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers.
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                      Large bedroom in Kensington close by Berkeley. Private bathroom. Short commute to Downtown Berkeley BART. The house is recently renovated and has amazing views of the City.
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                      The SpaceIt's a very pleasant quiet home, with a beautiful view, and the guest room is clean and attractive. The double bed is comfortable, and is dressed in good quality linens. Guest AccessThe kitchen may be used for morning coffee and it's o.k. to use backyard to sit and relax. The living room is available at certain times for reading or relaxing. Interaction with GuestsHappy to recommend local places of interest and restaurants. Getting AroundWe are within a couple of blocks from a bus station, and about a 5 minute drive to the local rapid transit station. There are great restaurants within a two mile radius.
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                      Lovely neighborhood easy public transportation to San Francisco, downtown Berkeley, and all nearby Bay Area neighborhoods. Near Bart. Easy parking on street, access to parks, regional park trails and 10 minutes from local beach. Views.
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                      The SpaceStay in our cozy 2 bedroom (additional bedroom/study), 1.5 bath house in Kensington, just north of the Berkeley Hills. The house is our full-time home, so it's only available when we are traveling. Small pets allowed. Small but beautiful view of the Bay; very quiet and tranquil (especially at night); minutes to Tilden Park- trails, Lake Anza, the merry-go-round, Little Farm, and more. Sleeps 4. Suitable for family of 3-4; 2 couples; 2-3 single adults. Baby grand piano (please no food or drinks on it), tv with basic channels and Hulu access. 2 minute drive to Young's Market (small grocery store), Inn Kensington (delicious breakfast), and Arlington Wine and Spirits. 8 minute drive to Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley and 8 minute drive to Solano ave. and its many shops and restaurants. The house is conveniently located two blocks from a stop on the 67 bus line, which can take you to downtown Berkeley/BART in about 15 minutes. Guest AccessGuests can park in the carport and driveway. One note: parallel to our driveway is a longer one that leads down to a gate- this is our neighbor's driveway, so please don't block it. Access to our small backyard and deck. Interaction with GuestsDon't hesitate to call me during your stay for any reason. The NeighborhoodQuiet area with moderate car traffic during rush hour. If you are into hiking, biking and trails, they're literally minutes away. Getting AroundOne minute walk to the bus stop, then a 15 min bus ride to downtown Berkeley. It's best to have a car.
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                      We have a beautiful and modern house with a garden, a hardwood floor,2 bed rooms and living room. Our kitchen is fully equipped. We have a stunning view of the Golden Gate Bridge, close to UC Berkeley and excellent restaurants and shopping centers
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                      My house is sanctuary in the Bay Area on a little dead end street, it's quiet, you can't see any streets from inside the house- just trees and the Bay, yet you are moments from world class restaurants, farmers market, theater and movies, and all that the Bay Area has to offer. My place is good for couples, business travelers, families (with kids), and big groups. Stay in and cook in the amazing kitchen or read a book, or walk to one of the great eateries near by or go up the hill for a hike.
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                      The SpaceLarge downstairs bedroom and adjoining living room area with TV, and a small kitchenette-housekeeping area for coffee and beverages, as well as a small refrigerator for snacks. Lovely separate bathroom. Guests who stay longer are welcome to use the upstairs kitchen for cooking and eating in the dining room as well as the living room. These are common areas. The common areas are accessed by an interior stairwell which enters into the kitchen. Host's areas are on second floor, as is the kitchen, but are separated from the common areas. Guest Accessguests have their own space, but are welcome to share the kitchen and living and dining rooms upstairs. There's also a hot tub in the backyard and a large deck that guests can use. Interaction with GuestsGuests have their own coffee/tea maker and refrigerator and dishes, so you can be as separate and private as you like. But I Always make a large pot of freshly brewed coffee in the morning which is also available for guests. The NeighborhoodRight in the neighborhood there are two small local markets, with take out food. Also, there are a number of good local restaurants, and, of course, the "Gourmet Ghetto" of Berkeley is approx 2.5 miles away. This area is also very close to the entrance to Tilden Park and all the regional trails. It is a hiker's dream, and also great for cycling. Getting AroundThere are two bus lines (one uphill, one downhill from the house) nearby which go directly to downtown Berkeley and UC Berkeley campus. Also El Cerrito BART station is approx 1 mile away, with direct access to Oakland and SFO airports and to San Francisco and Berkeley. To walk to Solano Ave. in Berkeley with lots and lots of shops, cafes and restaurants, it's a pleasant 1 mile walk. Other Things to NoteI have two cats who are mostly outside. And I have a dog who is a very nice dog, but who I will keep separate from the downstairs living area. For guests who stay for longer than a week, I supply fresh sheets and towels as part of the service, and will do your personal laundry for an additional fee of 10$ per load.
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                      Guest AccessThe garden deck adjacent to the cottage is available for guest use Interaction with GuestsI'm glad to be of help when not otherwise occupied. Leave VM or a text message and I'll reply at my earliest convenience. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood, while fully populated by single family homes, is bucolic and there's a good chance of seeing deer during the evening/night. One of the cafes has great fish and chips and live music on Saturday night. Interesting shops, cleaners, bakery. Getting AroundBuses are a 5 minute slow down hill walk and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is a 15 minute walk, (down hill and level) or less than 5 minutes by car. Taxis to and from BART. Other Things to NoteThe exteriors on the property are protected by security video cameras
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                      The SpaceWelcome to my 1920s showcase garden home. Quiet and secluded with Bay views, balcony, luxury gas fireplace and vintage teahouse. Multiple scenic gardens and Moon Garden Courtyard invite you for morning coffee and afternoon drinks. As a professional landscape designer and avid plant collector, I look forward to hosting you in my Italian inspired villa. My indoor space has the gracious atmosphere of a traditional home complete with original details and all modern amenities. There is one large bedroom appointed with brand new queen-size bed, mattress, luxury linens, pillows, duvet and Nepalese antique blankets. There are also 4 twin-size folding futon mattresses that are available to use with guests' sleeping bags. Daily price increases by $25 for every guest after the 4th guest. Place will accommodate a maximum of 6 guests, 2 guests in queen bed and 4 guests on futon mattresses in common area. All guests must use the upstairs bathroom solely for guests' use. The private bathroom, located just outside the private guest bedroom, contains a large man-size tub and shower combination with a brand new American Standard toilet. Two unisex robes, towels, soap, shampoo, bath products, etc. are provided. The rest of the top floor contains an open floor plan with family room, dining room with table that seats six, balcony off the dining room, breakfast nook that seats four and fully remodeled kitchen with natural soapstone countertops. The kitchen is shared with me, but I will work around your needs. Guests may NOT use the stove or cook, but may use the refrigertor, mircrowave, coffee makers, dishes, flatware, dishwasher etc. Kitchen countertops are made of natural soapstone so all acidic substances such as lemon juice, coffee, vinegar must be wiped up with soap and water immediately. Cutting boards are provided for your convenience. Guest will be provided with high quality, cordless Bose bluetooth speaker for their personal music needs. Back garden contains an environmental, surround-sound speaker system that turns this space into your personal concert hall. Host will show you how to download Sonos application to your laptop or smart phone to access outdoor sound system. There is off-street parking for two cars in front driveway. Enjoy your stay! Guest AccessGuests will have use of the top floor of the home (see details about kitchen use), the back garden and the Moon Garden Courtyard off the kitchen. I live on the bottom floor of the house. Interaction with GuestsYou will be given a personal code to enter the front door during your stay (no keys necessary). I will give you a personal tour of the house and gardens upon your arrival and at your convenience. I am always available by phone or text. I have an intimate knowledge of the area and can provide you with any advice or guidance you may need during your stay. The NeighborhoodSee "Getting Around" section for overview of neighborhood. General atmosphere of immediate neighborhood is peaceful, friendly and luxurious. I can provide you with any information you may need during your stay. Just let me know what you need. Getting AroundIt is a five minute walk to the upper town of Kensington located on the Arlington where there are gourmet restaurants, coffee, tea, shopping and groceries, public transportation to Berkeley and San Francisco. Lower Kensington is a 1/2 mile challenging walk to groceries and restaurants. Solano Avenue is 1.5 miles away and contains a one mile long commercial street packed with restaurants, major grocery stores and boutique shopping. The El Cerrito Plaza BART station is 1.4 miles away and can take you into San Francisco. Freeway access to all parts of the Bay Area is a ten minute drive. A car is recommended, but not necessary. Other Things to NoteRefundable damage deposit of $1,000.00 USD Cleaning fee of $150.00 USD Minimum 3 night stay Every guest after 4th is an extra $25 dollars a night. Maximum of 6 guests: 2 in queen bed and 4 on fold-up twin futon mattresses with guests' sleeping bag. I can provide a pillow for each guest sleeping on futons. Noise alert: Garbage and recycling pick up is 7-9 am on Wednesdays (except major holidays) handled by host. Gardener comes every Thursday from 8:30-9:15 a.m. (except major holidays) Tea House in back garden is closed December through February
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                      This house has the charm of its period, the 1920s, with tasteful updating of kitchen and baths. In the upper North Berkeley hills, you can walk to stores while enjoying the quiet and beauty of the area.
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                      10 minutes from downtown Berkeley, this house in Kensington has WiFi, washer/dryer, use of kitchen, fireplace, privacy and freedom to do what you like. Car service, guide and chef are options.