A very private tranquil healing space, full of interesting details, an ultra comfortable bed, lovely books and the sound of birds in the morning. The shower looks up to the eucalytus trees , open the door onto your private entry patio. Enjoy !!!
A special retreat-like setting; private and detatched, newly renovated cottage. Easy parking and street level entry into your own lovely courtyard. Inside, large windows look onto a red plum tree and hills in the distance.
The main room has a very comfortable queen size bed with fine linens and down pillows and comforter, a beautiful travertine covered gas fireplace with lit sculpture niche, a sheepskin rug, totally controllable lighting dimmers, and top down - bottom up shades. The bathroom is unique and artistic. A number of people who've stayed with us have named this serene space, "The Sanctuary".
We provide filtered water, breakfast breads and cereals,on request, fruit, coffee and tea in the room. There is a small refrigerator and toaster and an induction cooktop for light cooking
We are minutes from Montclair Village, close to downtown Oakland, Berkeley, and the Berkeley campus. Approximately 20 minutes to downtown San Francisco and 70 minutes to Napa Valley.
2 night minimum generally required .
Please note, a $25 cleaning fee is charged for each stay.
The property is strictly non-smoking
We welcome you and we know you'll enjoy your stay here.
Here are some comments from our guest book
"loved staying up here in the hills. . ...delightful place to wake up in the morning"
" Your place is so peaceful. Thank you, everything was just wonderful."
( From a guest who proposed to his girlfriend in the sanctuary. She said Yes!! ) "What a beautiful place to spend a special night. It couldn't have been more lovely . So serene. "
" We enjoyed our stay immensely . The setting and privacy was perfect for a romantic night and morning ."
(From a friend )" thank you for opening your home to allow us to be filled by the peace ,beauty and inspiration of this magical abode ."
Through a private courtyard
Interaction with Guests
We are delighted to help visiting guests explore this area , which we love deeply .Please let us know if we can help in any way , other wise we respect your privacy just checking in with you as seems appropriate , to check that you have everthing you need .
Our street is super freindly, lots of kids and dogs , a 15 min loop walk will take you up to great sweeping views of the bay .Little montclair has a few great restaurants and most things you need and , count em 4 coffee / tea shops .
Sunday we have a super farmers market
Its best to have a car. The roads in the hills here are charming and winding so your first drive may take a little extra attention , We save you the parking space right in front of the space
Other Things to Note
Lately we've had some owls in the evening .
The room is very unique with lots of creative details by Ted a long time stone artist. My home recorded CD of bansuri music is always always by the cd player . I hope you enjoy it .
strictly non smoking , 2 guests maximum. Please remove shoes in room with rug . have a great time
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This apartment is a sanctuary, both inside and out! Ted and Stefanie go above and beyond. Communication was easy, and the space is both private but close enough that you can reach them easily. Everything is clean, cozy, and has all the conveniences you'll need. The bed is comfortable and the lighting and decor create a beautiful ambiance- it's a very uplifting space to be in.
Ted and Stefanie have put a lot of care and thought into things, and added their own contributions of gorgeous artwork.
I loved going for walks around the neighborhood and taking in many kinds of trees and flowers and views of valleys and peaks. I cannot emphasize the warmth and beauty of this place~ I highly recommend staying here!
My parents were visiting and they stayed with Ted and Stefanie. Absolutely loved the location, the environment and the hosts were exceptional. Made my folks feel very welcome and helped them find their way around town.
The sanctuary was such a fantastic place to stay, and Ted & Stephanie were so wonderful and pleasant. Hope to get a chance to stay there again!
Ted and Stephanie were very gracious and their space was lovely! Stephanie was particularly helpful by offering great, practical suggestions for my transportation needs. Ted gave a great orientation to the space, the yard and the neighborhood. I was very comfortable and would highly recommend this beautiful hideaway!
Wonderful tree covered hillside location with handmade fixtures, and a bed to beckon you back for more delicious sleep. Missed our naps. Hectic extended weekend but what a Splendid perch casita with nice music, comfortable abode to relax in. Great bath, nice bright and airy window portals to the canopy of large growth limber. Small refrigerator has no ice maker. No TV but it surely was not missed. Will come back. Montclair egg shack is great, we had 3 breakfasts there and it's nearby. Ted makes nice rock work pieces'd' art. Wish we had overlapped to acquaint one another. Next time. Thx Ted and Stephanie.
Ted's place is fantastic. Bed is comfy and the location is to die for. Yes you need a car but its worth the drive up the winding roads. Convenient location and super cute (AND CLEAN!) I would definitely stay again.
We are a couple of happily transplanted New Yorkers who love the abundant nature and culture of the bay area. We share a love of art and the spiritual path, Stefanie adds yoga and fashion,
Ted, architecture and music .
Our motto is all religions are one.
Favorite travel destinations, Italy and India