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.
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.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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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.