About This Listing
Cozy, warm and cheerful. A home away from home. The open lay out and the fireplace make this little gem shine. The washer and dryer are a great plus. The proximity to El Cerrito Bart station is ideal...too many features to list...Just come & enjoy it
This beautiful in-law has been tastefully remodeled. Located in Richmond Annex. Great open lay out. The sunny bedroom has a lovely peak-a-boo view of San Francisco. It has a queen bed with all the necessary linens. The full kitchen with its wood burning fireplace is a great place to sit and hang out with a glass of wine.
The living room offers a sofa double bed, cable ready flat screen TV, magazines and books.
The darling bathroom is the perfect place to soak in the tub or use the "rain" shower head.
On-site washer and dryer.
Wi-Fi Internet access.
This is not a sublet nor a roommate type of space. Completely separate.
We live on the main house with our beloved cocker spaniel "Frida".
Plenty of street parking on a quiet street.
Proximity to Tilden Park, Wild Cat Canyon and many more.
To backyard to relax.
Interaction with Guests
We like to give the guest privacy. Though will be open to interaction if they wish.
We love the Richmond Annex, a quaint little neighborhood on a hill overlooking San Francisco Bay. There is a cute little park with a playground just up the street.
We love the area for its proximity to Berkeley (15 min), San Francisco (30 min), Napa Valley (45 min).
El Cerrito Community Center with a great pool and tennis courts within walking distance.
Nearby El Cerrito Plaza and Solano Ave. in Albany with shopping, cafes and restaurants.
Close by to the Natural Grocery store and a Farmers Market.
Easy access to HWY80, walking distance to public transportation and casual carpool. El Cerrito Bart Station just 5 minutes away by car. Nearby El Cerrito Plaza and Solano Ave. in Albany.
No pets or parties. We are asleep generally by 11pm.
We believe in recycling, composting and helping the environment.
Please be aware of energy consumption.
Cleaning fee and deposit subject to change for long term stays.
Garbage Collection. Garbage is picked up every wednesday early morning.The bins are located by the garage.The burgundy bin is for garbage. Blue bin is for recycle only (paper, bottles, cans etc.) Green bin is for food scraps and compost.
We don’t have a garbage disposal. Please collect food scraps and throw them in the round compost bin underneath the kitchen sink. Some compost bags are provided for your convenience. It’s also ok to use it without the bags.
When possible use the metal clothing rack (by the laundry) to line dry in the bathroom instead of the dryer.
Don’t forget to clean dryer lint.
Only toilet paper in the toilet.
Shower. There is no need to turn the shower head all the way to enjoy it. Please be aware of water consumption.
Turn lights off before you leave the premises, only leave the outside light on if you are planning to come in the evening. Small flash light attached to the house keys in case you forget to leave outside light on.
The kitchen light switch is behind the microwave.
Use only soft side of sponges to clean wipe the kitchen cabinet fronts.
The iron is inside a cabinet on top the fridge.
Iron board and broom by the laundry.
Once in a while one of the cooktop pilots acts funny. Is ok, just let us know and we’ll fix it. (we just need to turn a breaker on and off)
If you want to use the fireplace open the damper by releasing the latch. Never leave the place unattended when using. Be aware of Spare the Air Warnings.
We start using the central heat around late November. It comes on automatically around 7am until 9am. Then in the afternoon around 6 until 10pm. There is also a space heater if (website hidden) turns on with the black remote. Gray remote for volume and channels. To use the DVD, press COMP on the black remote.
Park in front of the house if available or across the street.
Books, magazines, maps and movies are for all guests to use. Please do not remove from the premises.
If interested in a housecleaner, the fee for service twice a month is $100 or once a month is $75.
Finest Cleaning Service (phone number hidden)
There is a toaster oven inside the right bottom cabinet. If you prefer to have a microwave please ask. We do have one available.
Please let us know right away if something is not working.
We hope you have a pleasant stay and we welcome you again in the future.
Claudia and Pierre
Pierre and Claudia are very welcoming and friendly. They were very welcoming to me in their home. The apartment I stayed at was perfect. It is the nicest place I have ever stayed at in all (5) the visits I have made to California. I hope I get lucky enough to stay with them again next year.
I had a wonderful stay with Claudia and Pierre. The apartment is so cute, comfortable and very well thought out. They have made every effort possible to make one's stay their home away from home.
The location of the apartment is perfect for many area activities. Not too far from Oakland, San Francisco or any of the surrounding cities.
I loved being there and really did not want to leave to come home. It was so great to be able to open windows and have the cool California breeze and fresh air in the apartment the whole time I was there.
I hope when I return to the area that apartment will be available so I can enjoy not only the area, but the warm hospitality of two very considerate and truly nice people. Thank you so much.
My parents stayed here for 4weeks when they visited us in the summer and they really enjoyed their stay. The apartment was a perfect fit for them, it is quiet, clean, has many amenities and is nicely decorated. The kitchen is quite complete and it was great to have a washer and dryer in the unit. The neighborhood was very good and shops and restaurants nearby. Claudia made herself accessible but otherwise the hosts were very respectful for my parents privacy.
We can highly recommend the apartment and would happily book it again.
Thank you very much Claudia and Pierre!
Claudia and Pierre, thank you for opening the little casita to Tim and I. It was a perfect base for our ten day stay. It was very well equipped, homey, and ample space. Location was excellent; accessible to many store, restaurants, parks and the freeway. We most appreciated the privacy and safe quiet neighborhood.
We hope to stay with you in the future.
Tim and Antoinette
My family and I had a great week at Claudia and Pierre's in-law unit while visiting friends and family in the Bay Area. The neighborhood is a quiet respite from some of the busier areas nearby and offers easy access to I-80, I-580, the El Cerrito BART station, and a range of eating and shopping options. The in-law unit is on the first floor of their two-story house, but has its own entrance and feels very private. The TV room (with a fold-out double bed) was a great semi-private place for our daughter to sleep. The kitchen is well-equipped with new appliances and the bathroom has wonderful fixtures. We heartily recommend Claudia and Pierre's place!
Nice apartment, everything you need for a pleasant comfortable stay. Nice size kitchen with fireplace. Great TV and sitting area. We used sitting area as a second bedroom and worked fine for us. Great bathroom, plenty of closet space.
Everything on 1 floor, no steps. Beautiful backyard with a view of the bay and San Francisco (on a clear day).
Hosts were very gracious with little details. Welcomed us with fresh oranges from the backyard and a pitcher of orange infused water waiting in the fridge.
Very convenient shopping (grocery, and other necessities) within a mile or so.
Will definitely stay here again.
About the Host, Claudia & Pierre
Hola and Bon Jour....This is Pierre and Claudia .
We have made San Francisco bay our home since 1982.
Our house reflects our different backgrounds, Pierre is from France and Claudia from Colombia. English, French and Spanish are spoken fluently in our house and we look forward to share our intimate knowledge of San Francisco and the bay area.
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