About This Listing
Convenient and private single room in a comfortable home atmosphere in a good neighborhood.. Great for a log term stay and perfect for a semester or school year .
Enter through your own private door from the garden. Both windows look out into the garden areas. The twin bed has underbed drawers and shelves on the wall offer additional storage. Six steps up to the shared bathroom with tub and shower. The kitchen is well-equipped so you can prepare your own meals. Enjoy both the breakfast room and the dining room, living room areas. Lots of in the street parking and a barbecue in the garden. Wifi everywere. Cable tv available in the front room.
The location is very convenient. With a market less than two blocks, a shopping plaza 5 blocks, library, art center and more 10 blocks away. Easy freeway entrance, less than a mile to the Bay Area Rapid transit for access to Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco.
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 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. The local gym is half a mile ($10 a month!), an easy walk or bike ride. Shopping and finding anything you want is easy on the two main roads. Local coffee shop is the best!
No smoking. No pets. Laundry facilities available once a week. Breakfast foods are provided for you to prepare and enjoy and you are welcome to use the kitchen any time to store your own food for other meals. Guests cook and care for their own dishes, and laundry. A housekeeper comes every two weeks. There is free, on the street parking. Overnight guests pay an additional fee.
Lana was a wonderful host. She is upbeat, positive and vivacious. I enjoyed her positive attitude. I felt very much at ease in the beautiful house which is in a safe and quite neighborhood. My room felt comfortable and private. There was always fruit and snacks available in the kitchen along with tea and coffee. Lana and I had a few very enjoyable visits at the kitchen table over morning coffee or evening tea. I enjoyed a great home cooked meal one night with her and another younger guest who was great to visit with. I felt as if I were at home. We both teach art to kids and teens so that was a pleasant surprise! I will most certainly be contacting her again next time I visit the Bay Area. This was my first airbnb experience and it was perfect! It has inspired me to do the same in my home.
Lana is a very friendly, caring, and gracious host who makes you feel like you are staying with a family member. Her home is cozy and warm. I enjoyed the breakfasts, the always-available fruit and the occasions when Lana shared her dishes with all the guests.
She is very knowledgeable about the area and a wealth of information about what to do and where to go. I spent a lovely week at Lana's house and enjoyed my occasional interactions with the other guests.
I enjoyed staying with Lana. The house is always welcoming and the company is enjoyable. She knows the area well and is always full of tourism recommendations as well as a positive attitude.
I was welcomed with open arms to this wonderful household. Lana is just the most gracious host you will ever meet and truly a dear to spend time with. The neighborhood is fine, and the house is a little gem. The room is clean and well decorated. After visited I decided to stay for six months more and I couldn't be happier.
Lana is an incredible host. She knows so much about the Bay Area, and she has excellent recommendations for just about anything you'd like to do! She's welcoming, helpful and accommodating. The house is clean, spacious and beautiful, as well as in a good neighborhood. I'm so happy I'll be leaving the Bay Area having made a new friend! Lana showed me around and helped me become acquainted with the area, and I've been so pleased with my stay.
I stayed at Lana's house from August through October 2013. It was a great experience and it was a good deal for the price. The private entrance is nice, but the rest of the house was open to me and Lana was very accommodating, helpful, and generous. I would highly recommend this room to anyone looking for a month or more living in a friendly, relatively peaceful atmosphere with nice people where you and your property will be safe and secure. Everything you need is in walking distance, the neighbors are generally friendly and quiet. I would have stayed longer but found a job while living here and I'm moving closer to that location.
I did a lot of cooking, spent a lot of time on the internet and hung out with the others here and generally enjoyed my time. There are 4 other tenants in separate rooms, from various backgrounds, and they were interesting and respectful. I have no complaints about anything, as everything was as described or better.
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About the Host, Lana
I am a retired teacher and the producer of a local television show for teens. I serve on the boards of local non-profits and am involved in grass root community activities. I enjoy being a tourist right 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 11 months and we frequently invite former guests to join us for holiday meals and celebrations. Come make new friends here in Richmond, California.