My 1912 Craftsman-style bungalow. Entrance to guest suite is through the back yard. Driveway reserved for my guests.Private entrance to guest suite.

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $45
Weekly Discount: 12%
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The space

Welcome to one of the Bay Area's most popular Airbnb accommodations. For the past two years I've maintained Superhost status, based on an overwhelming majority of 5-star reviews.

This is a private guest suite on the lower level of a Craftsman-style house in the sunny, popular Rockridge neighborhood.

Cozy bedroom with queen-size bed, four goose-down pillows and high-quality linen. Small bathroom with shower (no tub). Large living room/kitchen combination.

Private entrance. Peaceful, fully landscaped back yard with patio table, umbrella and chairs. Great for eating outdoors.

Wi-fi. Washer/dryer.
Your own parking space in my driveway.

The kitchen is equipped with refrigerator, microwave, gas stove, toaster, tea kettle and coffee maker. You'll have complimentary orange juice, bagels, cream cheese and butter, oatmeal, a pitcher of cold filtered water. Tea and coffee, half-and-half.

Rockridge is on the Oakland/Berkeley border. My house is two blocks from College Ave., which has dozens of restaurants and cafes, two bookstores, hair salons, gift shops, Trader Joe's market, a yoga studio and great transportation (BART station two blocks away).

You're a 5-minute walk from Market Hall, a great food emporium with a bakery, coffee house, gourmet deli, wine shop, produce market, florist, fish market and meat market.

You're two blocks from a BART train that takes you to San Francisco in 20 minutes or downtown Oakland in 8 minutes; and a bus that takes you directly to the U.C. Berkeley campus in 10 minutes. Easy freeway access to San Francisco, Marin County, Napa Valley, Silicon Valley.

I also provide lists of suggested restaurants and sights, guide books on San Francisco Bay Area for you to borrow. I've lived in the Bay Area 40 years and I know the area very well.

Full disclosure:
-- The ceilings in the guest suite are low: 6 and a half feet.
-- There may be a small amount of noise coming from upstairs where I live.
-- Living room sofa is 4.5 feet long, not big enough for sleeping.
-- No television.
-- I have a 4-year-old Labrador Retriever who will be in the back yard occasionally. She's the friendliest and prettiest dog on earth.

Interaction with guests

My first priority is to give my guests as much privacy and quiet as you need. I'm also happy to be the concierge and share info about getting around the Bay Area, finding good restaurants, etc. I've traveled a lot and know what it's like to be a visitor in an unfamiliar place.

The neighborhood

So close and accessible to San Francisco, but less expensive and a lot more manageable. We're also 5 to 10 degrees warmer. Rockridge is a wonderful neighborhood for strolling. Trees, beautiful gardens. Great shops and restaurants.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

-- Number one rule: Relax and enjoy yourselves!
-- No extra overnight guests. Two people maximum.
-- You'll be entering the guest suite through the back-yard garden. Make sure back-yard gate is closed tight at all times, so Lucy the dog doesn't get out.
-- No music or loud noise after 10 p.m.
-- No pets, tobacco or rowdy behavior.
-- Respect the property and keep it clean -- especially kitchen and bathroom.
-- Wash any dishes you use.
-- No red meat cooked in the house.
-- No dental floss, paper towels or feminine napkins in toilet. Only toilet paper.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

212 Reviews

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Lesley User Profile
May 2017
Had a great stay in this charming space! A very convenient location, close to public transportation, freeway entrance, shops and restaurants. We were very pleased with the accomodations and Edward was a warm and thoughtful host.

Liz User Profile
May 2017
Edward's place had everything we needed and was in a fantastic location. We really enjoyed our stay!

Scott User Profile
May 2017
Lovely place to stay in Rockridge

Sarah User Profile
April 2017
Edward's place is great. Excellent location for walking to coffee shops, bookstores, etc, and right next to rockridge Bart. The bed has very cozy pillows and sheets. There were bagels, cream cheese, teas, coffee, and fresh orange juice and everything we needed to cook in the kitchen. We loved it.
Edward User ProfileEdward is a superhost.
Response from Edward:
Thanks, Sarah. I appreciate this and was very happy to host you.
April 2017

Lynn User Profile
April 2017
Edward and Lucy were there to greet us when we arrived. Yes, Lucy may be the most beautiful dog in the world. She is certainly the sweetest. Edward was a fantastic host. In addition to being there to greet us, he left treats for us like fresh flowers, bagels, coffee, orange juice and more. He also checked in with us after our first night to make sure we had everything we needed. The neighborhood is fantastic. It is quiet and residential yet only two blocks from College Avenue with all the restaurants you could want. It is also and easy walk to a large grocery store and BART.
Edward User ProfileEdward is a superhost.
Response from Edward:
Thanks, Lynn! So glad you enjoyed your visit here.
April 2017

Mike User Profile
January 2017
Excellent location and super clean, comfortable and quiet unit. Edward is a great host. Highly recommend this spot for easy access to everything in the Bay.

Jim User Profile
January 2017
Great place - roomy, comfortable, well appointed, and oh-so-convenient to Rockridge commercial district and BART. Edward was a AAA-grade host - communicated well, left me something to eat, had fresh flowers in the place - all around a fantastic experience.

Oakland, California, United States · Joined in July 2012
Edward User ProfileEdward is a superhost.

Longtime resident of the San Francisco Bay Area. Books, movies, theater, geography, world cultures and dogs are major interests. Have traveled to Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Australia, Antarctica and the South Pacific.

I became an Airbnb host in June 2013 and I'm surprised by how much I'm enjoying it. I get a lot of satisfaction from creating a comfortable, peaceful home-away-from-home for my guests.

Response rate: 100%
(last 10 contacts)
Response time: within an hour