Relax in a darling saltbox-style home in our urban neighborhood, while visiting the beautiful east bay, SF area or UC Berkeley campus -- all close by.
Nice and bright attic room with partial city view in 2-story, cozy and quiet home, occupied by owner and long-haired cat. Shared bath, full kitchen, laundry available. Lovely front porch, easy street parking, wireless high-speed internet and breakfast. Room is suitable for one person, no pets. Discounted long-term rates without breakfast are offered for weekly and monthly stays.
This charming, traditional 1910 wood siding home is situated in an urban setting in a neighborhood comprised of a combination of live-work warehouses, light industrial and traditional residential buildings. We are nearby to everything by foot, bike, vehicle or public transport. 15-minute drive to downtown S.F., 10-minute walk to BART, 1 mile to Bay Bridge, 2 miles to UC Berkeley campus and downtown Berkeley, 1 mile to shopping at Emeryville centers.
The former Key Line (passenger trains to SF) travelled along adjacent streets before freeways were expanded, and the gardens of older homes here were often used to grow produce for sale at farmer's markets in the early 1900's. Originally settled by large numbers of immigrants (many of Italian and Portuguese descent), the area was originally named "Klinkerville" after an early developer. It is now generally referred to as the Golden Gate or Lorin District. The area is up-and-coming with development merging from nearby Emeryville, with walkable dining, cafes, and gallery spaces.
Full kitchen, food storage in pantry, laundry (soap provided), bath with shower/tub. Front and backyard / porch areas. Living and dining room are preferred for quiet activities only. No TV use, but high speed internet is available.
Interaction with Guests
I like to learn about people and cultures. I do better with some quiet time after I get home from work, but am always happy to help with basic directions on how to find transit info; suggest local spots for food and entertainment.
The area is up-and-coming with development merging from nearby Emeryville, with walkable dining, cafes, entertainment and shopping. Diverse, urban, with beautiful older homes and new live/work developments. Its a changing young hipster and older family area with great neighbors, art galleries, knitting shop, urban re-use store, coffeehouses, new cool restaurants.
Sustainability-minded, beekeeping and chicken-coop-hosting locals. Urbanly renewing, sometimes gritty, always interesting.
The former Key Line (passenger trains to SF) traveled along adjacent streets before freeways were expanded, and the gardens of older homes here were often used to grow produce for sale at farmer's markets in the early 1900's. Originally settled by large numbers of immigrants (many of Italian and Portuguese descent), the area was originally named "Klinkerville" after an early developer. It is now generally referred to as the Golden Gate or Lorin District.
BART Train to city and airports, local and transbay buses just blocks away. Downtown SF or Berkeley in 30 mins by bus. Bike to central Berkeley/UC in 10 mins; walk there in 40.
Shoes-off interior, clean plates after kitchen use (dishwasher available). Fresh linens such as bedding/towels are provided. Please bring your own personal items/consumables and soap/shampoo. Be aware of the seasons and temperatures -- though we have mild temperatures, as with many older California homes the house doesn't have central heating. We wear warmer clothes around the house when needed (Nov - Feb), with the downstairs fireplace lit for heat in common areas in the evening.
I stayed with Kendall for about six weeks after moving to the Bay Area for a new job, and to look for a more permanent place to live. She made staying at the Farmhouse easy from day one--from clear communication at the start, making sure I was able to get in and make myself at home (I arrived before she returned from work), to providing some shelves in the kitchen/fridge for my use, since I like to cook. Kendall has plenty of experience hosting people at her house and it shows... While our schedules didn't always coincide, Kendall was always the perfect balance of friendly, easy to talk to, and yet respectful of my privacy and space. In just 6 weeks, she became my new Oakland family, and it was strange and sad to leave and move into my new apartment in San Francisco.
Kendall hat mich sehr gastfreundlich aufgenommen und alles getan um meinen Aufenthalt angenehm zu machen. Sie stand jür Auskünfte jederzeit zur Verfügung und hat mir immer wieder von sich aus Tipps gegeben wo ich einkaufen könnte und was ich mir anschauen könnte.
Kendall und ihre Katze Lana sind rasch zu guten Freunden geworden.
Ich würde jederzeit wieder bei Kendall wohnen wenn ich in der Bay Area zu tun hätte.
Kendall was great!
The house is nice and comfortable, and I was able to walk to work every day. It was a very convenient location for me, with a host that is absolutely fantastic. She made extra food for me on numerous occasions, and when I accidentally left some things at the apartment after my stay she went out of her way to drop them off for me. I would definitely recommend the Farmhouse Room for longer stays, as I had an amazing 4 weeks.
I have stayed with Kendall for 3 nights. Her home is clean and exactly as described. She is friendly and helped me with public transport direction. She even cooked me a beautiful breakfast on Saturday morning. Thank you very much Kendall.
Great experience. I had a 2+ month stay, and Kendall was very accommodating. She's a great, friendly person, wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
1st airbnb experience and quite the success. You meet Kendall and after the first 5 minutes you cant believe you haven't known her for a long time.Same goes with her home.You walk in and it's like your returning to a place you loved visiting before. Cozy,comfortable,and comforting;how's that for ambience.And Lana the cat...well if I don't mention her she'll turn her bushy tail up at me when I visit again.After the initial and obligatory kitty cat dirty looks Lana is a love and adds more to the wonderful of Kendalls's Farmhouse airbnb experience.
I had a great experience in Berkeley. I was there for a month, visiting UC Berkeley. Kendall is very friendly, and her cat too. Her house is very nice and cosy. It was very convenient to cook there. It is easy to go in the center of Berkeley or in the university by bike or bus, and in San Fransisco with the bart. To conclude, I highly recommend to stay at Kendall's,especially for a long stay.
I'm a mid-career professional who works at UC Berkeley. I'm quiet and friendly as a host and housemate, and enjoy cooking, gardening and entertaining -- you might get some good meals and meet fun folks along with your stay.
I ride a motorcycle and enjoy touring the country -- and sometimes other countries -- with friends. Lana the house cat is very friendly, and loves men in particular, so be ready for some white fur.