2 guests

1 bed

2.5 baths

2 guests

1 bed

2.5 baths

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About this listing


Cleaning Fee: $20
Security Deposit: $100


Welcome to my home...

This lovely white sofa located in a living room with hardwood floors is located on the first floor adjacent to a lovely lemon tree in my spacious, peaceful 4-bedroom house 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!

The room includes a sofa, piano, fireplace, a cable television and wireless internet for your working/studying needs. You also have access to the spacious table located in this living room, for eating or studying. This room is primarily a place to sleep and to have access to all the other benefits of staying in this great location, such as use of the deck located next to the lemon tree that provides a nice view of the bay, and that has a table with an umbrella, telescope, and barbeque pit.

The house 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 about 1 mile away for both North Berkeley and Downtown Berkeley BART stations, and an AC Transit bus line just 1 block away. There are ZipCars available at the North Berkeley BART station, as well.

You have convenient access to two shared full bathrooms and one shared half-bathroom. You also receive an off-street space in the driveway for your parking convenience.

The room and house offer a quiet, safe, secure place for studying, visiting friends and/or touring.

The house features wireless internet, living room, laundry, and a large, serene rear deck with scenic bay views that also overlooks the big backyard with its lush avocado and lemon trees.

The living room has a comfy sofa and cable television, so you can relax and catch up on your favorite programs at your leisure.

For long-term stays that are more than a week, you are welcome to help yourself to sheets, pillow cases, towels, etc. that are located in the linen closet next to the upstairs bathroom. Just put the dirty linen, towels, etc. in the dirty clothes hamper next to the washing machine downstairs when you change your bedding and/or change your towels. (Try not to overload the washer and dryer.)

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!

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

- Clean up after yourself in the bathrooms and kitchen
- Lock the front door when entering and exiting the house
- Remove your shoes when entering the house
- No smoking
- Be respectful of other guests
- Keep noise down between 10pm and 7am
- 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



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84 Reviews

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Maelle User Profile
April 2017
We were 2 french students arriving for 5 months, this airbnb was a warm welcome, we felt at home! It is like a higher class version of an hostel! Greg was very friendly and often available to give us a ride when we needed

Jules User Profile
March 2017
Had a great time there!

Bridget User Profile
March 2017
Gregory the main host is so nice and amazing!! Super hospitable and accommodating! Definitely a place for people looking to settle in the Berkeley area, which I was. An upscale hostel type place but in a house!

Siyu User Profile
February 2017
Overall it's a forest place to stay. But sometimes can be a little bit noisy if you get some piano or cooking lover

Aldo User Profile
January 2017
Me and a frind spent around seven weeks in this room. It was a beautiful and comfortable room. The house has a lot of people but there is space for everyone to make their things. Greg was really aware of everything that was going on in the house and very kind and respectful.

Jiil User Profile
November 2016
I really appreciate Greg's kindness and hospitality. He is a wonderful host caring his guests very well. I'm really thankful for a safe atmosphere, convenient location, and kind host. I'd like to strongly recommend.

Anna User Profile
November 2016
Bart takes you conveniently to SF major attraction. If you are senior get clipper card at Lake Merritt Bart Station for discount. You can also use it for buses. Shattuck Ave 5mins walk is dotted with eateries.

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Berkeley, California, United States · Joined in February 2010
Joyce User Profile

A graduate of Stanford University, I am a retired professor and teacher at several educational institutions, including the University of Tennessee and Purdue University.

I have authored more than 30 books, and have received the National Book Award, the American Book Award, three Coretta Scott King Honor Awards, and numerous other awards and honors.

When not at home, I tour the country giving speaking presentations at colleges and universities.

Please feel welcome to visit my website, (URL HIDDEN) for more information about my books and speaking engagements.

Should you have any questions about my Airbnb listings, please contact me at your convenience and I will gladly reply as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your interest...I truly look forward to your visit!

All best wishes,

Joyce Carol Thomas

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Response time: within an hour

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