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Villa Barbara - Double room

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Villa Barbara - Double room

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Sparkling clean3 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Barbara is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

The space

Beginning May 1, 2013, I will be renting a second room in my beautiful Berkeley home on a quiet tree-lined street. This is a home that is filled with sunlight, fine art, and flowers. There is already a listing for a single room with a twin bed which rents for $65 for one person. This is a second larger bedroom with a queen-sized bed which lists for $80 per night. I have just installed a new McCrosky mattress for this bed. These are the top of the line mattresses hand-made in San Francisco. Both bedrooms are across the hall from a recently remodeled bathroom with shower and tub. Fresh designer linens and towels are supplied for each guest. The entire house has been remodeled with gorgeous bathrooms, fresh paint, and decor. Wifi is also available. The Mermaid Garden is perfect for relaxing after a busy day. A light breakfast is included. We are 6 blocks from downtown Berkeley, 8 blocks to UC campus, close to BART, Amtrak, and bus lines. Within walking distance you will find three theaters, three cinemas, and many varied restaurants. I can recommend many activities in Berkeley and San Francisco. If I am available upon your departure, I would be happy to drive you to the nearest BART station.


Free parking on premises
Cable TV

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events


45 Reviews

Gwen User Profile
December 2017
Barbara's place was excellent for my semester-long stay. The house is beautiful with comfortable furniture, recently remodeled bathrooms (with beautiful linens), and a nice patio in the back. All of this is kept in very clean and orderly condition both by Barbara and an extra cle…
Barbara User Profile
Response from Barbara:
You would be most welcome!
December 2017
Tianyao User Profile
August 2017
First, I have to say I was so glad that I made the choice to stay in Barbara's house in the first place. Compared to subleasing a room in an apartment for two months, Barbara's place provides you not only the great convenience and cleaness but also the comfort. Honestly, as a pe…
Alice User Profile
May 2017
Barbara's house was convenient and comfortable. She was extremely accommodating and I had a great stay. I would definitely recommend her.
Timothy User Profile
December 2016
When staying somewhere for a long period it's easy to overlook the little things, but Barbara makes the little things the most important and best part about staying. I always had what I wanted for breakfast and the home and my room were always in tip-top shape. You can't really a…
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Response from Barbara:
As any homeowner knows, we don't live in a perfect world. Wish we did. I had no control over a leaking toilet. However I had two plumbers try to fix it, before my son, the plumber who installed the toilets, was free to try to correct the issue. As described in my airbnb description, I am renting two bedrooms with a shared bathroom. My guests have kitchen and laundry privileges. But this is my residence and I must feel free to receive phone calls and to entertain socially. I have no garage, but do offer my driveway and back patio for auto and bicycle usage. For all the years and all the people that I have hosted, there have been minimal complaints and mostly five star ratings. However, I am constantly trying to improve my service.
December 2016
Cathy User Profile
October 2016
My husband and I stayed at Barbara's for three nights. We were in town for a wedding and could not have chosen a better location. Barbara was exceptionally welcoming: she left clear instructions for our arrival, encouraged us to eat breakfast at her home (even making eggs Ben…
Terry User Profile
May 2015
From the moment I contacted Barbara and we discussed the possibility of my coming to Berkeley, there was a nearly instantaneous feeling of being welcomed into her home. Surprisingly, that feeling only intensified and increased over the past month, as I came to realize that Villa …
Barbara User Profile
Response from Barbara:
Terry, I am overwhelmed by your beautiful review. All I can saw is that it is my pleasure to host such nice guests as yourself.
May 2015
Carlos User Profile
April 2015
This was our first Airbnb experience and we can describe it all with one word: OUSTANDING. The location is fantastic: close to the Bart station, to the University of Berkeley and to downtown. Barbara's home is a reflection of herself: warm, full of light and color, comfortable…

Hosted by Barbara

Berkeley, California, United StatesJoined in October 2012
Barbara User Profile
107 Reviews
Barbara is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I am a retired school teacher who likes to read, exercise, travel and take part in the many cultural activities available in the Bay Area. I like people and it makes me feel good to be able to offer travelers a beautiful, homey, safe, and affordable place to stay in Berkeley. …
Response rate: 89%
Response time: within a few hours
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