The Goldfinch Cabin is nestled behind The Green Dragon. Home to the Dragon's Eye Commune in the 1960's and 70's, the houses remained communal for about 40 years. Michael Rossman, a leader of the Free Speech Movement, was one of the early members.Living room has a small fold out couch suitable for one adult or two kids.
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The Goldfinch Cabin has history

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Our charming garden cottage is located in the heart of Berkeley's historic McGee-Spaulding district. It is the perfect place to unwind as it is safe, quiet, and tranquil, yet only a few minutes by foot to downtown Berkeley and the UC Berkeley campus.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $100
Weekly Discount: 10%
Cancellation: Moderate
Weekend Price: $150 / night


The space

Known since the '70's as the "Dragon's Eye" and more recently as the "Green Dragon" this property has turn of the century charm with lots of interesting architectural details and Berkeley character.

The winsome, one-bedroom Goldfinch Cottage is situated in our backyard garden, sleeps 2-4 people, has a full kitchen, living room, full bath, 2 small decks, and lots of warmth. It is ideal for 1-2 adults or a couple with 1-2 kids. The bedroom has a queen size bed. There is a foldout couch in the living room with a "higher end" air mattress so is probably best for 1 adult or 2 kids. The cottage has radiant heat under the floor, cable TV, wifi, and laundry facilities.

Depending on the time of year, there may be plums, figs, strawberries, raspberries, or other delights growing in the garden and waiting to be eaten. Oh and hummingbirds!

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire cabin which is completely separate and across the yard from our house up front.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to give you recommendations about our neighborhood, city, and the Bay Area in general. We are just a stone's throw away in the front house so your visit can be as interactive or private as you like.

The neighborhood

Perfectly situated in central Berkeley, we are a 6-7 minute walk to BART, downtown Berkeley, Trader Joe's, movies, BAM/PFA, and many multiple star restaurants Comal, Gather, Ippiku, Corso, to name a few. Our favorite grocery, Monterey Market, is about 20 minutes walking and we have a Farmer's Market three blocks away on Saturdays.

Getting around

We are in a very walkable neighborhood and we are minutes from public transportation. If you have a car, there is a space in our driveway for you to park or we have guest passes for the street, if that is preferred. We also have a few bikes for borrowing. Just let us know how you would like to get around and we will accommodate you!

Other things to note

We have listed check-in/out times however we are often able to accommodate early check-ins or late check-outs, or hold bags, etc. Please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

We also have a "moderate" cancellation policy, but we do realize that things come up and can often be flexible, especially for shorter stays, should something come up last minute.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is after 3PM

Please be respectful of neighbors, but most importantly...make yourself at home!

The cottage works best for small families or 1-2 adults. We've had plenty of groups of 4 stay who weren't family and loved their stay however, the space is small. If you are not a small family of 2-4 or 1-2 adults, please email us for more detail before instant booking. Just want to make sure larger groups are ok with the sleeping layout. We have never told a group no, just like to make sure they are ok with cozy!!

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

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Berkeley, California, United States · Joined in July 2013
Anne & Chris User ProfileAnne & Chris is a superhost.

I have mid-western roots and California branches, and my background includes cooking, gardening, renovating, sewing, designing, calculating, photographing, painting, and mothering. We love sharing our cottage, which has a lot of warm character and Berkeley history, with travelers young and old.

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