Your Charming South Berkeley Flat 2

Apartment - Private room · Fairview Street, Berkeley, CA 94703, United States
B. Truman

Please note that the reason this room has significantly fewer reviews than my other room, is likely due to the fact that I created the listing one year after the first room. Additionally, I recently, (from the end of November, 2013 through February 1,2014), sublet the room and did not have any airbnb guests. Finally, check out time actually depends on whether or not the room is booked after you.

This is a charming three-bedroom flat that is a stone's throw from the Ashby BART (subway) station. On weekends, you can attend the flea market there and find all sorts of wonderful treasures. The neighborhood is almost entirely residential. There is a great breakfast spot one block away and a fantastic coffee/sandwich/pastry shop three blocks away. Over the course of 2013, several new restaurants and coffee shops have opened along Alcatraz Avenue, which is a mere two blocks from the flat. There (email hidden) right around the corner and the post office is at the top of the street. Other than that, you'll have to walk about 15 minutes to get to Telegraph Ave or head over to Downtown Berkeley or the Gourmet Ghetto for some amazing cuisine. The Cal campus is just one stop on BART and North Berkeley is two stops ($1.75 each way), and you can get to downtown SF in less than 25 minutes on BART as well ($3.50 each way). You can't park in front of my home on the first Tuesday of the month from 9a - noon or across the street on the first Monday of the month from 9a - noon. Other than that, parking is plentiful and free.

Your bedroom is mid-sized, but there is no t.v. There is a queen sized bed, a small side table, a desk and hangers for your use in the detached wardrobe. This room is directly off the living room and shares a wall with the flat screen. Typically, if you are at home sleeping, I will watch t.v. in my room. There will be clean sheets and towels for your use in this room.

The primary room is modest-sized and comfortably sleeps two in a queen-sized bed. There are two matching night stands, a matching three-drawer chest and a closet (with hangers). There's a 19" flat screen with DirecT.V. hook-up. The room is at the back of the house so you don't hear any of the (almost non-existent) street noise. There will be clean sheets and towels available for your use.

Check the calendar for my other listing to find out if both rooms are available at the same time.

Please note that I have some things stored in the closets of the rooms. I ask that you leave them alone.

In general, the apartment is nicely appointed. There's a comfy sofa and loveseat in the living room. A good-sized t.v. is mounted on the wall. If you want to have movie night, there's a surround sound system for our entertainment.

The kitchen is quite large and you're free to use anything that you need to cook and serve a meal. You'll be able to get fresh ingredients for any creation that you come up with at Berkeley Bowl, which is less than 1/2 a mile from the flat and is quite possibly the BEST market on earth, (think Whole Foods for less than half the price).

Also, if you are visiting from another country, I have a pre-paid T-Mobile phone that you can load up and use during your stay.

Important side note: This is a queer/queer-friendly household. We won't tolerate intolerance.

Your host, B. Truman
47 Reviews
Response rate: 94%
Response time: within an hour

Please note that the reason this room has significantly fewer reviews than my other room, is likely due to the fact that I created the listing one year after the first room. Additionally, I recently, (from the end of November, 2013 through February 1,2014), sublet the room and did not have any airbnb guests. Finally, check out time actually depends on whether or not the room is booked after you.

This is a charming three-bedroom flat that is a stone's throw from the Ashby BART (subway) station. On weekends, you can attend the flea market there and find all sorts of wonderful treasures. The neighborhood is almost entirely residential. There is a great breakfast spot one block away and a fantastic coffee/sandwich/pastry shop three blocks away. Over the course of 2013, several new restaurants and coffee shops have opened along Alcatraz Avenue, which is a mere two blocks from the flat. There (email hidden) right around the corner and the post office is at the top of the street. Other than that, you'll have to walk about 15 minutes to get to Telegraph Ave or head over to Downtown Berkeley or the Gourmet Ghetto for some amazing cuisine. The Cal campus is just one stop on BART and North Berkeley is two stops ($1.75 each way), and you can get to downtown SF in less than 25 minutes on BART as well ($3.50 each way). You can't park in front of my home on the first Tuesday of the month from 9a - noon or across the street on the first Monday of the month from 9a - noon. Other than that, parking is plentiful and free.

Your bedroom is mid-sized, but there is no t.v. There is a queen sized bed, a small side table, a desk and hangers for your use in the detached wardrobe. This room is directly off the living room and shares a wall with the flat screen. Typically, if you are at home sleeping, I will watch t.v. in my room. There will be clean sheets and towels for your use in this room.

The primary room is modest-sized and comfortably sleeps two in a queen-sized bed. There are two matching night stands, a matching three-drawer chest and a closet (with hangers). There's a 19" flat screen with DirecT.V. hook-up. The room is at the back of the house so you don't hear any of the (almost non-existent) street noise. There will be clean sheets and towels available for your use.

Check the calendar for my other listing to find out if both rooms are available at the same time.

Please note that I have some things stored in the closets of the rooms. I ask that you leave them alone.

In general, the apartment is nicely appointed. There's a comfy sofa and loveseat in the living room. A good-sized t.v. is mounted on the wall. If you want to have movie night, there's a surround sound system for our entertainment.

The kitchen is quite large and you're free to use anything that you need to cook and serve a meal. You'll be able to get fresh ingredients for any creation that you come up with at Berkeley Bowl, which is less than 1/2 a mile from the flat and is quite possibly the BEST market on earth, (think Whole Foods for less than half the price).

Also, if you are visiting from another country, I have a pre-paid T-Mobile phone that you can load up and use during your stay.

Important side note: This is a queer/queer-friendly household. We won't tolerate intolerance.

Guest Access

You may use anything in the common areas except for the China on the kitchen table and the black glasses in the kitchen cupboard.

Interaction with Guests

I take my cue from my guests as to the level of interaction.

Getting around

BART as well as the F and #12 busses are within a five minute walk from the house. Go to (website hidden), for specific details. If you are using a smartphone, you can go to (website hidden) or (website hidden) for real-time arrivals.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $65 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
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  • Truman was a terrific host! Very communicative and easy to talk to. The place is very clean and spacious. The room was large with plenty of closet space, as well as a TV. The location is great, very close to the BART and only a short trip to either SF or Berkeley, where there is a ton of great food options. Would definitely stay again, thanks Truman!

    July 2014
  • Truman's place was great as was his hospitality. Everything was as advertised. Loved the location. The room was comfortable. The apartment was spacious and nice. We had fun chatting with him and his friends. Overall an excellent travel experience. I'd def stay with Truman again!

    June 2014
  • Thank you very much! Everything clean and nice!

    June 2014
  • I had a week vacation at Truman's, and it was nice. Felt free to cook, had clean towels and so close to walk to the bart station. Ok size for two person to share the one room. :)

    June 2014
  • Truman is a great, friendly host! He has a beautiful home with a spacious clean, private room and we could not be more happy with our stay. Very close to the Ashby BART with some nice coffee shops in the area. Highly recommended!

    May 2014
  • This is a great place to stay if you are in the East Bay.

    Room & Apartment: The room is private, clean, and comfy with ample closet space to hang shirts, plastic drawers to put items and folded clothes, and a desk. Bedding is nice with extra pillows and blankets to adjust for however warm or cold you want the room. The bathroom is also nice and clean and the water pressure is really, really good in the shower. I also liked that Truman has a lot of towels for use. The kitchen is very nice, big table to sit at, nice stove. The living room is cozy, couch is comfortable, and the back porch is very cute. All in all, I enjoyed the place.

    Host: Truman is very nice, approachable, and respectful. He lets you have your space when you need it but is also great at small talk. I felt very comfortable during my stay. He was quick to respond to texts or emails relating to my arrival or any concerns I had during my stay. Overall, I enjoyed staying with Truman.

    I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to travelers!

    May 2014
  • Truman is a caring and clean host who made most aspects of his abode available to guests, including bacon, eggs and coffee for breakfast. Comfortable bed and bathroom and a late check-out, recommend him!

    May 2014
  • It was my first time using airbnb and I don't think I could have picked a better host than Truman. The room was great, and had everything that someone traveling needs. Having a W/D unit at the house was really useful.

    May 2014
  • I had a wonderful stay at Truman's place in Berkeley. Although he wasn't actually home during my stay, he was readily available by phone/ text and made sure we had everything we needed readily accessible. He even labelled the various cabinets in the kitchen to make sure we were able to find pots/ pans/ dishes/ silverware/ etc.

    His house was centrally located near downtown Berkeley and Oakland and we had no problem finding nearby restaurants and shops.

    I would definitely recommend Truman to other guests looking for a clean, comfortable yet affordable place to stay in the Bay Area.

    April 2014
  • Truman has a lovely apartment - both rooms were big and comfortable and it was in a great location for the Ashby BART station to get to the city or Oakland. Truman was helpful and courteous - a good host!

    April 2014
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Archbishop Stepinac High School, Providence College
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I'm a 40-year-old guy who moved to Berkeley from San Francisco in February of 2012. I'm outgoing and personable, or so I've been told. That being said, I like the idea of having time alone for myself at home, which is why I'm using (website hidden), rather than getting a full-time roommate. I keep a neat house, but I'm not anal retentive about cleanliness. I suspect that we'll get along just fine as long as you respect me and my home. Reserve the room and come find out.
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