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Prime location!! 2-Bdrm- West Berkeley Garden Flat

Jane User Profile

Prime location!! 2-Bdrm- West Berkeley Garden Flat

5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
Self check-inCheck yourself in with the lockbox.

This charming 1904 garden flat offers the character and simple amenities that an early 20th century bungalow provides. This is a cozy and light-filled 2BR/1BA lower flat of a private home located near Berkeley Marina and the 4th St shopping/dining district of West Berkeley. The owners are long time Berkeley residents, professionals who live upstairs and love hosting quiet, respectful guests. Hosted by Evan :)

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Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12) and pets - Children age 9 and above are fine. We maintain quiet hours. 10:00pm-7:00 AM
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM and check out out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


83 Reviews

Barbara User Profile
October 2018
This is a LOVELY apartment located in West Berkeley with easy access to the University Avenue buses, a 15-minute walk to good restaurants, and an easy 25-minute walk to a BART station. The kitchen is extremely well-outfitted with dishes, pots, and cutlery as well as a large vari…
Martin User Profile
October 2018
It's a cute apartment, little outdated. Feels a bit like staying in a care home. At night the flat got cold and not all the rooms had heating. Not recommended for light sleepers as the trains honk very loudly at night and there is also noise coming from upstairs.
Jane User Profile
Response from Jane:
Thanks Martin, it is a cute flat with charm and character ;) It sounds like perhaps you left some windows open. This could explain both the cold and the amount of noise from the trains? Sorry if the heating was unclear for you. For future guests: We do have heat in every room. There is a large heating unit in the open living room/dining room/kitchen, which is connected to the thermostat. If you keep the thermostat at your desired setting it will heat the whole house quite well. For extra heat in the bedrooms, we have provide each room with large space heater. Also there is a built in heating unit in the bathroom that works quite rapidly. Every room has heat.
October 2018
Melanie User Profile
July 2018
It was a lovely place to stay in and very cozy. Sometimes rooms in photos look nicer in than they do in person. However, that was not the case with this home. It was as pretty in real life as in online photos.
Elena User Profile
July 2018
We had a lovely stay! Very homey and cozy. Garden out back is beautiful and the beds are very comfortable. Having a full kitchen was great, too. Bathroom could be updated and we found a few spider webs in there, but the shower has great water pressure and the bathroom is nice and…
Hana User Profile
October 2018
A quiet cosy place close to the coast of Berkeley, with comfy beds and kitchen equipped with whatever you think of :) (including spices, oil, tea, coffee etc., no dishwasher though). Well connected with downtown Berkeley via buses. Jane and Evan are very caring and are very happy…
Penny User Profile
July 2018
We loved our stay here! It is a perfect location if you want easy access to Berkeley and San Francisco. The kitchen and dining area are open and airy, the garden area in the back is beautiful. The beds are comfortable. It is a wonderful place for a quiet getaway, or home base whi…
Rosanne User Profile
June 2018
Loved staying at Jane’s. It has a lovely garden in back and the interior is very clean. It reminded me of the places we’ve stayed at in England. Loved it!!!

Hosted by Jane

Berkeley, California, United StatesJoined in September 2013
Jane User Profile
84 Reviews
Jane is owner of West Berkeley Garden Retreat, with her husband, Gil, who both live upstairs in a separate unit. We share strong interests in sustainability, gardening, health, and the state of the world. You'll see this reflected in the recycling and compost bins, the organic te…
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