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Quaint quiet creekside cottage
Hosted by Katie
Katie is the host.
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

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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
Check out by 10AM

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Dog(s) live in the house


2 nights minimum stay

95 Reviews

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Giulia User Profile
August 2017
Katie's cottage was SO wonderful and comfortable. I felt very safe and the quiet backyard was such a nice break from the bustle of the city. The house is in a great little neighborhood within comfortable walking distance to food/coffee/drinks. I had a car for the three days I was in Berkeley and always found parking right in front of Katie's home. Katie is by far the most wonderful part of this- she was such a joy to talk to and I loved hearing stories about her early days in Berkeley. Overall, I had a perfect three day stay here.
Katie User Profile
Response from Katie:
Thanks Giulia! Your whole visit was wonderful. It was my pleasure. Looking forward to seeing you again! fondly, Katie
August 2017

Kenny User Profile
August 2017
Great place. Thanks for everything.

Cassandra User Profile
August 2017
Such a great place to stay! Katie is a wonderful host and the little cottage nestled in the backyard garden is lovely. It is a great neighborhood with a walking trail that takes you straight to the BART station (less than 1 mile away). Very welcoming and very cozy, I miss it already!

Kristina User Profile
August 2017
I liked staying at Katie's little house. It was comfortable and clean and a good location for me. On street parking was full but I always found a good spot. I cooked a little in the house, she has a well furnished kitchen.
Katie User Profile
Response from Katie:
Thanks Kristina, I loved meeting you. Your visit was wonderful. See you soon I hope. katie
August 2017

Ji Yeon User Profile
July 2017
Staying in Katie's cottage is a magical experience. The cottage is nestled in the corner of her beautiful backyard garden. Her property is situated right next to Codornices Creek which babbles day and night and is full of steelhead trout. A path takes you down to the creek if you wish to explore. The twin bed was just the right firmness and I was quite comfortable under the provided sheet, blanket, and quilt without using the electric heater. Summers in Albany are cool at night, going as low as 55 degrees Fahrenheit. But I was warm and I slept blissfully which was a surprise because I often have trouble sleeping anywhere besides my own home. The surrounding neighborhood is walkable. Less than half a block away is Gilman Street where there are many lovely bakeries, restaurants, cafés, a grocery store, and a biergarten. I wasn't able to try every place but I did enjoy spending time at Coffee Conscious. Most of all, Katie was a joy to meet. She was so kind to my parents who insisted on dropping me off. And she was generous with her wisdom and wonderful stories. I look forward to future stays with Katie in her enchanted cottage.
Katie User Profile
Response from Katie:
Ji Yeon, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was my pleasure to meet you and your mom and dad. At one time when composer's name came up, she started humming. Oh, if only I could do that! It was my good fortune! Katie
July 2017

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.

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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