Centrally located (7 min. to downtown on BART/25 min. to SF), but quiet, peaceful home, can sleep 7+ (3 BR/1BA) with Hot Tub/Trampoline/BBQ, high walking score
We have an adorable home in the Richmond Annex, which borders on the City of Albany and El Cerrito, 5 minutes from Berkeley, 20 minutes from SF. There are 3 bedrooms: The Master bedroom has a California king bed, the second bedroom has a full size bed (Also another full size mattress) and the Third bedroom has a twin (3 fold out twin futons are also available). We also have a comfortable sectional in the Living room that creates a full size bed. We do have two additional twin-sized folding futons. Our bathroom has a full tub with dual shower heads. The kitchen has a gas stove, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, electric kettle, toaster and all the pots, pans, dishes, etc, that one would need to cook a feast. We love our sweet garden and so do the hummingbirds. You may use the gas BBQ, Trampoline, etc. We are within walking distance to a slew of restaurants, movie theater, cafes, library, shopping, a farmer's market and a biking trail. Our neighborhood is a quiet, residential gem with ample parking and friendly neighbors. BART, the subway servicing the Bay area is a 10 minute walk. We are close to the Redwoods, the bay, Tilden park, Sausalito and Marin. We also have two sweet cats, who would love to hang out with you and play. They do need to be given water daily, if you choose to stay here, please.
We look forward to hosting you and sharing info on local favorite spots.
Hot tub, BBQ, Laundry, trampoline. awesome garden!
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little interaction with you as you'd like!
We love that our neighborhood is a secret, quiet gem in the middle of a bustling metropolis. We can hear and see the birds and the stars, interact with our super-friendly, community oriented neighbors and have access to diverse cuisines, cultures, architecture, geography, natural habitats and entertainment that surrounds us.
BART, our subway, is a ten minute walk from our place. There are several bus lines. We are at the intersection of hwy 80 and 580. If you feel like taking a ferry to SF, you can do so from Larkspur or Oakland and we are very close to the train station as well.
Other Things to Note
Please let us know if you have any special consideration (i.e. small kids who might need a high chair or playpen; elderly folks or others with different abilities, etc.)
Absolutely NO SMOKING of any kind inside or on the property! Our cats need to be given water daily and must have access to the house and their food. They have a cat door. If you are allergic to cats, we can create a cat free space in two of the bedrooms. Please be respectful of neighbors in regards to music volume before 9 AM and after 10 PM.
Up to seven people.
They were available at all times to answer my queries about stay.
We had a wonderful time staying at Limor's Holiday Retreat. The location is incredibly convenient to access BART, and the freeway. There is a beautiful view of the SF bay & the Golden Gate, just over the hill on the next street over. The house was warm and inviting, we felt right at home. The kids really enjoyed the trampoline in the back yard, and really did not want to leave. Probably one of our favorite things was the loving big orange cat that greeted us on arrival, and enjoyed our company our entire stay. He even walked us out to the car when we left. Would definitely stay here again!
A very positive, helpful host. We came to town a bit late, and the host was very helpful, even at the late hour. Comfortable, cozy home, in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to the highway. The house had everything we needed, and lots more. The only thing was that the backyard was overgrown and in bad shape, but that did not affect our stay as it was too cold during our stay to sit outside anyway.
Everything was fantastic! The host was incredible! The house was in a very good location and met our needs for our large family. I would definitely stay again!!!
Great spot. Worked out very well for my group.
If you are looking for a warm, comfortable HOME to stay in, not just a place to sleep, my family strongly recommends this home. It is easy to get to and from almost every location
in the Bay Area and surrounds, including San Francisco. There is nearby shopping for anything you might need. And you will also have the friendliest, most considerate hostess ever. Neighbors also were friendly. Thank you, Limor, for sharing your lovely home with my family!
I and a couple friends rented Limor's house for a weekend getaway, and were extremely happy with our stay there! The place was very clean when we arrived, and very stylish/ charming.
I made the mistake of not fully reading before booking and was worried because I am allergic to certain cats. Luckily, Limor's cats turned out not to be any of the kinds I'm allergic too, which was good because Gingy, the large orange one, definitely wanted to be around us anytime we were in the house. Although a cleaning woman does come before new guests arrive, (I know because we met her as we were leaving and she was cleaning for the next guests,) Gingy did seem to shed fairly regularly while we were there. You are able to keep the cats out of 2 of the bedrooms, bathroom, and the living room if you keep doors closed, but not the 3rd bedroom, hallway, kitchen, or TV room. Since not allergic though, it was not a problem as she (I think it was a she) was a very sweet cat we all fell in love with. The second cat preferred to stay outside most the time.
We definitely took advantage of the hot tub to relax after a very long bike ride, and it was very nice. Limor left us some coffee, orange juice, and a lemon loaf for breakfast, as well as a packet with helpful info, and was super-nice and easy to reach when we needed her.
All three of us agreed we'd love to stay here again on future visits to the area!
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