Big suburban house with pine trees and plenty of parking.Big living room with yoga inversion swing, room to move.
Quiet Furn Bdrm Tree Views Near 8,000 Acres Trails
Quiet Furn Bdrm Tree Views Near 8,000 Acres Trails
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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[All Carpets Freshly Steamed & Shampooed! Please ignore recent bad reviews regarding pet odor, my ex-housemate has moved out with her animals!]
Good-sized quiet carpeted upstairs bedroom with regular sized double bed. Windows on north and west sides, peek-a-boo view of San Pablo Bay through the trees. Right next to shared bathroom with tub. Share kitchen for coffee/breakfast and use washer/dryer. Adjacent to the northern ridge of Wildcat Canyon, across the street from trailhead to 8,000 acres.

The space

House is on top of the ridge, with a view of the hills, house is adjacent to 8,000 acres of open space, East Bay hills, Wildcat Canyon. A short walk gets you up to the most amazing views of the Bay Area, and you could hike for miles if you want.

The room is fairly well appointed. Nightstand with reading light, leather covered desk for writing and half of the closet available to hang clothes. There is a chest of drawers that is empty if you need it. There is no TV.

Only 1 mile off of Hwy 80, less than 10 minutes by car to nearest Bart. Downtown SF 20 minutes driving w/out traffic, 10 to West Berkeley. Also pretty easy to get to Marin or Wine Country. This is not great if you are on foot, we're at the top of a big hill. BART train station is about 7 minutes away in a car, and usually about a $15 cab ride home from the station.

We listen to a lot of vinyl records and like almost everything - soul, funk, jazz, reggae and dance music. I have a full DJ set-up in the living room... I am a long time Bay Area resident, know the ins-and-outs... Single dad, 8-yr old daughter here about half the time. Very mellow vibes, no TV. We have WIFI, laundry, etc. We have a cat, who is small and cute. And we have a dog, who is young and friendly. [Please note, all carpets have been recently steam cleaned, some of my reviews mentioned pet odor, that was due to my housemate moving and her rooms were very funky from her animals, she's gone and everything is fresh as a daisy now!]

Our neighborhood is quiet and safe. Even though we are not far from the flats of Richmond and San Pablo, (which are more urban and lower income) this area at the top of the hill is very mellow, no crime on our street in the 5 years that I've been here. Parking is always easy.

Chances are that we might share coffee in the mornings and share Bay Area tips and travel stories. I'm also fine with you taking over the kitchen to make a feast on occasion, or just keeping some basic goodies on hand. Great farmers markets in the area.

Here's a (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Map with a lot of places I like on it:

I look forward to hearing from you!

Good luck and happy travels,


Guest access

Kitchen, dining room, living room, laundry room, etc.

Interaction with guests

I'm here a lot, with my daughter half the time, mainly weekends during the school year. As long as I'm getting my work done I like to socialize a bit, although keeping it minimal is fine too. We're very easy going. I have a (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Map with cool places near here to visit and eat.

Other things to note

Rather see healthy food and not a bunch of sugary processed junk in the kitchen. Not that I care personally, but things like frosted donut holes are definitely not on my daughters staple diet, so it keeps the controversy down.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Be cool! Be quiet, respectful, mindful, easygoing, and NO TOBACCO!!! Otherwise we're civilized, don't drink personally but not opposed if it's within reason, and 420 is ok with discretion and outside only.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


34 Reviews

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Daniel User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful location and very accommodating!

Kassady User Profile
August 2017
I received a very warm welcome into his household. Thanks for the stay Mark.

Elyse User Profile
July 2017
Quiet place to rest.

Tim User Profile
May 2017
A very homey home, a great location and a great host. The views!! Literally less than a minute's walk from the front door are some of the greatest views of one of the most beautiful part of the country. Mark is a great guy, very welcoming and friendly. Stay here!

Brandon User Profile
January 2017
Good value for the area. Host was polite and responded to my communications.

David User Profile
December 2016
Mark is great! And this is a very comfortable accommodating laid back space. The location is super, right near highway and bridge to Marin, down the block from Wildcat Canyon park. I loved my stay here, and would recommend it highly!

Aspen User Profile
December 2016
Gracious host with excellent communication skills. Delightful room in a fabulous location right next to hiking trails. The house was clean, tidy and smelled great! I highly recommend this host and room if you are visiting the bay area.

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Berkeley, California, United StatesJoined in December 2011
Mark User Profile
Hello, I am an artist, DJ, and entrepreneur, not necessarily in that order. Dad to 6 yr old girl on weekends, self-employed during the week. Life at home is a blur of crafts and a wide variety of music from the many records we gather. ( I am a serious student of the history of di…
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