THE GUEST SUITE:
The 2-room guest suite has its own private entrance, (1) King Size Sleep Number bed and a murphy bed in the living room. It has a kitchenette with stove top, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and small refrigerator. Shower in the bathroom along with a full-size washer/dryer, hair dryer, towels and some toiletries. We have a toddler size inflatable bed and a pack-n-go crib for guest use also.
New in October, 2013: Guests can access our fitness room with weights and medicine ball. The room is a shared space with the occupants, but we'll try not to use it when we have guests.
There's a small outdoor deck to relax on & maybe spot a deer or wild turkey going by. The path to the guest suite is rather steep, so please take note if you have mobility issues.
Nob Hill drive is located less than a mile from downtown Walnut Creek and walking distance also to Shell Ridge Open Space which connects to Mt. Diablo State Park. Great for hiking and mountain biking, also dogs are allowed off leash in Shell Ridge. Downtown Walnut Creek is a vibrant shopping/dining hub of the East Bay with National (Neiman-Marcus/Nordstrom) & local retailers, great bars and restaurants. Walnut Creek has a Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and Safeway all downtown.
Bart is nearby - about 2 miles. Conveniently located to 680. San Francisco is 45 min on Bart, about 40 min by car without traffic. We're 40 minutes to the city of Napa & almost 2 hrs to Monterey/Carmel.
Safe parking available in our driveway for one car. We do allow dogs. Our yard isn't fenced. There are parks nearby and I have directions in the suite on how to walk there.
Great place to stay for St. Mary's College & Cal visits/parents weekend. Also a good spot if you are doing business along the 680 corridor.
We loved staying in Kathleen's guest suite and hope to stay there again when in the area. The suite was very comfortable, with lots of extra touches. It's in a beautiful location and we saw many wild turkeys and deer during our stay.
We really enjoyed our stay at Kathleen's beautiful apartment. The location is perfect and convenient to downtown while providing privacy and beautiful views. The well designed furnishings are very comfortable and met all of our needs and more... Including very comfy bed and kitchen stocked with necessities and goodies!
We definitely hope to return on our next visit to Walnut Creek.
We were highly impressed with both the accommodations and the hospitality that Kathleen provided. The guest suite was gorgeous, roomy, comfortable, clean, and cozy. Their house is on a hill with a great view, very quiet, a great way to get out of the hectic city life, yet it's super close to downtown Walnut Creek. Very convenient! Kathleen left toiletries, extra towels, sheets, and blankets, snacks, drinks, coffee/tee, it was more than we could have asked for. Our two dogs enjoyed the place as well, there was plenty of outside room for potty for them. The only negative were the wild turkeys make gobble gobble noises in the morning right outside our window, which was actually pretty funny and entertaining!
I have truly enjoyed my stay in Kathleen's suite....honestly I can say that it doesn't get any better than this :) Lovely host and accommodations!
What a great stay! This guest suite is very cozy with all the amenities you need, and Kathleen is quite hospitable. We loved our weekend away with our dog, and there's lovely hiking within walking distance. Plus, with the convenience of downtown Walnut Creek nearby and San Francisco not a far drive either, we felt this was the perfect location for a CA getaway! It was truly the quintessential, lovely Airbnb experience. We loved it, and plan to return in the future! Thanks to Kathleen!
OMG! Never in my dreams did I expect such a wonderful experience in a "quasi" Bed and Breakfast! Kathleen is the epitome of what every guest would expect; gracious, caring, and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. Her guest studio was immaculate, comfortable, and well decorated. Loved browsing through the album collection of classic rock! Even had a chance to strap some vinyl on the phonograph! Wonderful stay and highly recommended. Awesome bed! Nice location, close to town and 12 miles to Berkeley! Highly recommended!
I have now stayed in Kathleen's suite several times and it has really become my home away from home! The suite has everything I need and Kathleen is a great host! She always makes sure that everything is perfect for my stay and is easy to reach if needed. You can't beat the location either...just a few minutes away from downtown Walnut Creek! I think I may have mentioned the bed before....but I think it is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in I also appreciate the little snacks she stocks in the suite, it is exactly what I need after a long flight or just something to munch on after work. This is a wonderful place to stay and I would highly recommend!
Kathleen and her husband Jeff were so welcoming and accommodating. My husband and I drove cross country from FL and we needed a place to stay while we found an apartment. It was wonderful to see their Smiling Faces when we arrived. We were so grateful to be able to extend or stay while out new apt was being finalized. Traveling with our 16month old son was a adventure. He had so much playing in the sandbox. He also enjoyed the toys Kathleen so graciously provided. It was truly very thoughtful. The amenities are lovely a Quaint cottage style retreat with a lovely porch overlooking the stars. Great for relaxing after a long journey. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay or vacation in the Bay Area. Great experience :)
Three of us stayed at this wonderful little apartment for two nights. Everything was sparkling clean and the amenities were just amazing. Kathleen has absolutely thought of everything. The view is amazing and the bed is so comfortable. The wildlife in the area was so fun to observe.
There is no place like home and that is exactly how you feel at Kathleen's guest suite. It is cozy, comfortable, quiet and clean. I would highly recommend to all.