About This Listing
Dining room space is available for your use. Breakfast room and well equipped kitchen and shared bathroom for guests.
One large, comfortable upstairs bedroom with a twin bed and 2 beautiful desks. There is a second bed that pulls out for an occasional guests ( $20 per night for guests) WiFi everywhere. Two windows looking out to the side and back garden allow great daylight. Guests share the main bathroom with shower and tub.
The house is conveniently located one block from a small neighborhood market, with a good taqueria and within easy walking distance of shopping center, the art center, city hall , library and weekly farmer's market. Other shops and restaurants, and the Bay Area Rapid Transit are within one mile.
The side and back gardens are perfect for enjoying morning and afternoon coffee or tea parties and the gas barbecue is ready for your use.
Cable TV in the living room and good wifi everywhere. Including the garden. There is a cat in the garden, but not in the house.
This is the perfect room for a visiting teacher or grad student, close proximity to UC Berkeley via BART or by car or bus, easy to SF, and fast internet connection for everyone.
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 am sometime available for a ride to BART during bad weather or unusual circumstances and also offer bikes for their use.
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. The city has just put in new bike lanes for an easy ride and you van now ride or walk almost all of the 32 miles of shoreline- beautiful! Richmond is also a national historical Rosie the Riveter park and has great local rangers and city staff.
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, rooms, and laundry. There is plenty of free, on the street parking, in front of the house. Check before inviting an overnight guest who will pay an additional fee.
Lana is the best host anyone could ever ask for!
Lana's place is fantastic. I was in the San Francisco area for a week and stayed with Lana. She is an incredible host. She is not only personable and friendly, but well connected in the community. If you want to know what is going on in the Bay Area, or if you want to know about little places or events you should check out during your stay, Lana can tell you. The room is comfortable with a desk and a good bed. The house is about a mile from the BART rail system with quick access to Berkley, Oakland, and San Francisco.
The next time I am in the Bay Area, I will be checking with Lana to see if this room is available again. You cannot ask for a better experience.
Lana has a little dollhouse, in the neighborly hood of Richmond, moments from Oakland, SF, and the rest of magical Bay Land. The authenticity of Richmond, a community of people of which Lana is a fundamental part, is apparent in her loving, victorian-inspired home. Its a real home with a past and a future and a present that welcomes you with tea and warmth and native hospitality. Lana is a beautiful host, stay here and find yourself inspired pursue the perfect Bay Area things and the perfect moment.
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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.
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