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About this listing

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
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


Weekly Discount: 8%


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.

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.

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.

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.

I love the variety of my neighborhood and also being able to walk to everything. It's an active multicultural neighborhood with bustling businesses and a variety of ages,. At the corner one can buy coffee, bagels, out-standing sweets, and even organic groceries. There is a beautiful nursery that is a treat to visit.. Curtis and Gilman is the crossroads of the Ohlone trail which is the name of the BART path
and is filled daily with bicyclists, commuters, walkers,strollers, people exercising and dog walkers. There are several neighborhood restaurants - La Limes is a high- end excellent restaurant. There is a delicious Sushi Place.. Coming in late March is the Westbrae Bier Garden with the Brazilian Food Truck. They will serve beer and wine Tri tip. Also various food trucks will be there weekly.. The Berkeley Natural Grocery is across from La Limes. If my guests want to visit Berkeley, and the University, it is 20 minutes away. This is the perfect location. San Francisco is also very close, about 40 minutes by Bart. Once in San Francisco, One can explore the city neighborhoods or visit the Museums using public transportation.

Yes, there is parking on the street. It is a 15 min. walk to North Berkeley BART Station with trains to Berkeley, San Francisco, Oakland, and Fremont. There is a bus stop at Curtis and Gilman to downtown Berkeley and also a bus that goes to San Francisco. From the San Francisco Airport, take the BART to the North Berkeley Station. One can either walk to my house on the BART path or if you prefer, take a cab. A cab is 7 or 8 dollars.

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



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2 nights minimum stay

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76 Reviews

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Candy User Profile
April 2017
Katie is a great host. She provided a clean, quiet place of rest. Katie offered coffee, tea, and cereal. She provided suggestions and directions to places in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. The cottage is a small room just outside the main house, near the garden. The bathroom is in the main house, a short walk (about 10 steps) through the garden. It is shared, clean and towels provided. The neighborhood is quiet. There are a few dining options within a 5 minute walk from the house. It is about a 15 minute walk to BART to travel to San Francisco and other cities. Highlights of my stay at the cottage include the beautiful smell of flowers, the babbling creek, twirping birds and conversations with Katie.
Katie User Profile
Response from Katie:
You are more than welcome. It was my pleasure! Blessings on you, my dear!
April 2017

Marnie User Profile
March 2017
The location is excellent. The cottage is very sweet and cozy. The yard and garden are lovely. Katie is a very warm and interesting person. Sharing one bathroom inside the house is the only downside.

Russell User Profile
March 2017
Katie is a wonderful host and made me feel welcome from the moment I arrived. She share her kitchen so it was great to be able to make a quick breakfast before leaving for my day activities. But if you don't want to cook, a neighborhood coffee house that makes great cappuccinos is just down the street. I look forward to staying at Katie's Air BnB next time I'm in Berkeley.

Lynda User Profile
March 2017
A small, quaint and comfortable cottage. The bathroom is in the main house but I had no problem sharing space with Kate. She's lovely. I wanted to be in a space away from main streets. It was perfect and cozy. The view of the yard was delicious and supported my daily meditations.

The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Kendra User Profile
March 2017
Katie is a warm & welcoming host, and her creek-side cottage is a perfect little haven! It is good know before you arrive that you will share a bathroom in the main house, which is not connected to the cottage. I had a wonderful stay & felt totally taken care of!

Shawn User Profile
February 2017
Katie provides a country setting in the heart of Berkeley. Easy walking to eats and the train. Enjoyed my stay and conversation with Katie.

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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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