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Entire home/apt

1 guest

1 bedroom

1 bed

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A small brown shingled creekside cottage is located in a sunny rear garden with lots of birds and a little dog. The bathroom is in the main house. It is within walking distance to restaurants,coffee shops. 15 minute walk to North Berkeley BART.

The space

My home and cottage stand on the last remaining parcels of Christiana tract, a former Berkeley farm which is along Cordornices Creek.. It is a place of restful beauty with a large cottonwood tree adjacent to the cottage and two great redwoods across the creek. For solitude, peace and quiet, and a bit of wilderness in a busy world, it is perfect. It is also only 13 houses from coffee shops, fine dining, Berkeley Natural Foods and transportation.

Guest access

The large Bathroom with windows looking into the garden is shared with the owner. It has a claw foot tub and includes a shower. The vanity has two sinks, one for the guest.The bathroom can be entered from the garden or through the kitchen. There is a washer and dryer but, it is available for weekly guests only..The guests have access to my home, garden room and living room and dining room. The upstairs is off limits.

Interaction with guests

I have been a host to students from abroad for over 10 years. I enjoy meeting people and this is my home. I welcome people to the area and will be happy to answer questions about the Bay area. Small breakfast is included. I will be present during the listing.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM



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2 nights minimum stay

90 Reviews

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Linlin User Profile
July 2017
The little cabin is in a quiet neighborhood but very close to transit as well as a busy street with shops and restaurants. Katie is a gracious host. The cabin offers privacy in the back yard and is comfortable to stay in. Early morning you can hear squirrels scurry access the roof and birds chirp. I saw deer every right! Street parking is available but you you may need to walk a block.

Hannah User Profile
July 2017
A lovely setting, great location, and Katie is wonderful.

Sanela User Profile
July 2017
Great stay! Lovely host.
Katie User Profile
Response from Katie:
Wonderful guest! Senela, How is your job and your little apartment? Did you get all you needed to furnish it? Call me, so we can chat. Katie
July 2017

Katie User Profile
July 2017
Lovely for a quiet get-away :)

Andrew User Profile
July 2017
As advertised, a peaceful little cottage in Katie's backyard. She was very friendly and welcoming.

Michelle User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful cottage! Lovely, informative, and sweet host! I highly recommend!

Horizon User Profile
June 2017
thank you!

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Albany, California, United StatesJoined in November 2013
Katie User Profile

I am a retired educator who loves to travel. Originally from the Midwest,I came to the Bay area in the 60's. attended Cal , have two children who live in the area. Bought my creek side brown shingled house in 1970 and have lived here ever since. The house is charming. It was built in 1896. Since I retired I have hosted students from abroad through LSI, an English language school in downtown Berkeley. Hosting students from abroad has been one of the greatest gifts of my life. I keep in touch with many of them. l love history, art, architecture, music, and San Francisco. I went to the University of Colorado, but graduated from Indiana. I also attended Columbia University. .I try to go to Europe annually. I love travel, gardening pets, and children. Currently my favorite places in Europe are Varenna on Lake Como and Murren in Switzerland. My motto is "Life is good!"

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