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Private Room with Queen Bed.

This spacious 1905 apartment building is directly across the street from the Ashby BART station in Berkeley, a 20min train ride to Downtown San Francisco, a 15min walk to Downtown Berkeley and 20min to UC Campus.

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Historic Apartment by Ashby BART
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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $24 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $9
Weekly discount: 17%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

Our groovy apartment was described by some guests as 'A Very Berkeley Experience'. Whatever that means, come see for yourself, and stay in the comfort and luxury of an Edwardian era South Berkeley apartment. Very conveniently located across from the Ashby BART station (20 min to downtown SF, 15min walk to downtown Berkeley, 20min walk to campus). We live in one of the oldest apartment buildings in Berkeley, above an antique store. The room is large and private with a queen bed and french door sliding to the dining room. You're welcome to use our porch, kitchen / kitchen appliances + supplies and dining room.

We are a couple of artists & writers in our early 30s. We are also pretty low-key, Lauren mostly stays at her pottery studio and James sleeps in his office, so you get the quiet, dark master bedroom to yourself.
Our classy, bohemian and eccentrically decorated apartment is often ooh'd and ahh'd over by friends and visitors, & you're invited to come stay here too!
Max 1 dog!

Guest Access

Free Wifi, coffee maker and other kitchen supplies. I will program the coffee maker to have coffee ready when you wake up if you want it.

Interaction with Guests

We'll mostly stay out of your hair, but James is usually down for a beer if he's not working. Lots of local knowledge from living here for 9 years. Many board games on premises: Catan, Carcassonne, Takenoko, and more.

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood has a park with lots of grass and tennis/ basketball courts just two blocks away, and a library branch. On weekends we have a big flea market across the street, and on Sundays the Thai Temple has an open air brunch one block over. Great local food/amenity stores: Berkeley Bowl Grocery, Crixa Cakes Bakery, Sconehenge Diner, La Familia Taqueria, Flaco's Taco's, Ashby Stage, The Starry Plough (Irish bar with live music), and a Walgreens amongst others.

Getting Around

BART station across the street, buses galore into SF and Alameda County.

PARKING: There is free street parking, sometimes you have to drive around for a minute to get a space, but it usually materializes.

Other Things to Note

If there are two guests, you must share the Queen bed.

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House Rules

Please do your own dishes.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Fire Extinguisher

1 night minimum stay
Historic Apartment by Ashby BART
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About the Host, James

Berkeley, California, United States
Member since September 2011


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