About this listing
This well furnished, large bedroom includes a full sizebed, dresser, 2 executive style desks and windows looking out to the garden. It is comfortable and private with a homey atmosphere. Perfect for long term student/ business stays
One large, comfortable upstairs bedroom with a full size bed and 2 beautiful desks. WiFi everywhere. Two windows looking out to the side and back garden allow great daylight. Guests share the main bathroom with shower and tub.
The house is conveniently located one block from a small neighborhood market, with a good taqueria and within easy walking distance of 10 blocks to the art center, city hall , library and weekly farmer's market. Other shops and restaurants, and the Bay Area Rapid Transit are within one mile.
The side and back gardens are perfect for enjoying morning and afternoon coffee or tea parties and the gas barbecue is ready for your use.
Cable TV in the living room and good wifi everywhere. Including the garden. There is a friendly cat in the garden.
This is the perfect room for a visiting teacher or grad student, close proximity to UC Berkeley via BART or by car or bus, easy to SF, and fast internet connection for everyone. Walk or bus to BART.
The well-equipped kitchen, breakfast area and dining room are cheery and available for your use.
Breakfast foods and beverages are available daily. Guests are welcome to store their own foods and prepare their own meals. They may use either the breakfast room or the dining room, or take their meals in the garden.
Interaction with guests
I live in the home and enjoy meeting my guests in the kitchen, to share a cup or tea or coffee and offer information about local sights and activities.
I am sometime available for a ride to BART during bad weather or unusual circumstances and also offer bikes for their use.
I have lived in my home for 40 years and know the neighbors and neighborhood well and have always enjoyed it. We have block parties and walk around our neighborhood regularly.
The mass transit station, BART, is 1 mile to the west or 1.4 miles to the south and is convenient and safe to use. Bikes may go on the BART. The bus stop is two blocks from the house. The train station is also located by BART for longer trips.
Other things to note
The public swimming pool is beautiful and inexpensive, just one mile away. The local gym is half a mile ($10 a month!), an easy walk or bike ride. The city has just put in new bike lanes for an easy ride and you can now ride or walk almost all of the 32 miles of beautiful shoreline. Richmond is also a national historical Rosie the Riveter park and has great local rangers and city staff. City hall, the library and art center are all an easy walk of 10 blocks. The historic are of Pt Richmond includes music events and a small town community feeling.
No smoking. There is a cat in the garden who sometimes visits us in the house if no one is allergic. Laundry facilities are available for once a week use. Breakfast foods are provided for you to prepare and enjoy and you are welcome to use the kitchen any time to prepare your own food for other meals. Guests cook and care for their own dishes, rooms, and laundry. There is free street parking for one vehicle. Check before inviting an overnight guest who will pay an additional $25 fee per night.
I am a retired teacher and am involved in grass root community activities. I enjoy living here in the SF Bay Area where there's always something new to do. In fact, I even conduct tours for teens around the city's "green places", focusing on environmental actions and career awareness adventures, in partnership with the community college, city hall and our local national and regional parks. I am passionate about the community and love to invite my guests to explore with me.
I have lived in my home for 40 years so I know the area well. The local indoor swimming pool, the nearby fitness center, the shopping and the neighborhood art center are my favorite places to be. Come join me and meet the neighbors or ask for directions and I'll be glad to tell you about the local goings-on.
I do enjoy cooking and baking and frequently prepare dishes to share with my guests. Of course I can also introduce you to the local shops and wonderful local restaurants of every ethnicity. Being so close to Berkeley and San Francisco means that you can find everything you can think of to buy and wonderful entertainment and adventures. At my Airbnb, we have our own International House and sometimes host dinner parties for close-by AirBnBs to join us. We enjoy lively discussions in the kitchen around the breakfast table and respect the privacy of guests who prefer to eat in their rooms. We have blocked off the streets for community barbecues and at the same time, have quiet rooms, surrounded by a church and a meditation garden with lots of hummingbirds and flowers. You are welcome to join me in the garden - relaxing or gardening. We get plenty of bird nests in the Spring.
There's a piano and a guitar and sheet music for fellow musicians if you care to entertain. You may even host your own dinner party in the dining room. Just let me know. I especially enjoy long-term guests. Some have stayed up to 18 months and we frequently invite former guests to join us for holiday meals and celebrations. Come make new friends here in Richmond, California.