Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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The space

Charming getaway secluded garden cottage with a roof top deck with amazing views of the Bay and beyond. Close to UCB and downtown Berkeley and a short walk to tennis courts and parks. Buses (#7 and H express) to Berkeley and San Francisco stop right on the corner. Easy auto access to freeways to the Napa Vally or south to Monterrey. A tranquil place to call home surrounded by flowers, trees and birds. Fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer and a full bath with tub and shower. WIFI, DVD, 32" flat screen TV, everything you need for a relaxing stay. One full bed and a sofa can accommodate a total of 3. Linens and towels provided. The place is set up in an open plan with 12" high ceilings, oak plank floors and pine wood furniture. Double insulated windows keep the place warm and quiet. The front entry terrace is great for morning breakfast or afternoon al fresco dining under the sun umbrella. Then go up to the private roof deck for amazing views of the Bay and bridges. Welcome to Kensington with charm and comfort.

Warmest wishes from Gaby and Gawain

PS this is where we stay when we are in town
PPS if you have any questions feel free to ask

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12AM (midnight)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 75
Security Deposit: 2500
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Check in time is flexible

So sorry but we do not allow pets due to hygiene and allergy concerns



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10 nights minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Peter User Profile
May 2017
Super peaceful! Lovely views, everything you need to be comfortable and happy. The host Gawain was a pleasure. I shall return.

Vanessa User Profile
May 2017
My partner and I stayed for a week at Gawain's place. First of all, the view was AMAZING. We got to see Karl once or twice, the golden gate bridge, deer, and the beautiful bay. The neighborhood was really cute and inviting, with a couple of nice restaurants nearby and friendly people. Great distance from SF and other main bay area cities.

Drew User Profile
April 2017
Gawain's gorgeous adobe-styled studio apartment is perched at the top of a hill in picturesque Kensington. It is modest but tastefully decorated with all of the basic amenities a traveller needs. It has stunning views over the bay with glimpses of the Golden Gate Bridge on a clear day. Watch the sun set over the bay from the patio(!) It is very quiet and set in abundant gardens. A great location with buses to Berkeley and San Francisco at your doorstep and a short walk to Kensington Village. (There are many steps to walk up to the apartment). Gawain is super friendly and communicative and met us at the apartment to explain everything.

Bryan User Profile
November 2016
The neighborhood was beautiful, quiet and safe! The listing is what the description explained.

Huan User Profile
September 2016
Gawain was very friendly and accommodating. The cottage is absolutely beautiful and in a great location!

Wend User Profile
September 2015
We loved our month- long stay here! It was very comfortable for the two of us and we had everything we needed. The views are amazing and it is totally private. We used to live nearby and it was so wonderful to be back in the neighborhood. Gawain was the best - a great guy - right there when we needed him, which was only once or twice. I would mention that there are quite a few stairs that might be a challenge for some. We loved the exercise! It was great to have the bus stop right there to save us from driving when we went to the city. Wonderful stay!

Antti User Profile
April 2015
Gawain was very kind to us when we arrived late after the long flight from Finland. He went to shop breakfast for us and wanted even to know what kind of coffee we want. The house and the neighbourhood were quiet and we enjoyed to read in the garden. The place is small but has everything necessary for two. A perfect place to those who need a retreat to study for a longer period and need an easily access to the university campus. We stayed there 7 weeks and had a wonderful time.

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Berkeley, California, United StatesJoined in May 2012
Gawain User Profile

Gawain is from Berkeley, California and he doesn't surf but he's a builder who likes to travel and cook for friends. Gaby is originally from Moquegua, Peru, she loves the outdoors and has a passion for gardening and loves animals. They got married and set up house in Arequipa where you can visit and enjoy a relaxing and interesting home stay.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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