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Peaceful room is ideal for non-smoking verified adult guests who want a rest from studies, sightseeing, conferences, meetings, or visiting family & friends. Enjoy the quiet view, organic breakfast & easy transit to UC Berkeley, San Francisco.

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A sprinkling of twinkle stars to start your dreaming!

A sprinkling of twinkle stars to start your dreaming!

The Space
Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s)


Cleaning Fee: $35
Security Deposit: $150
Weekly Price: $330 /week
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

Whether you are coming for business, study, sightseeing, or to visit family or friends, I want your stay to be peaceful and restorative.

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Welcome home!
Spacious, sunny room in quiet home and neighborhood. Furnished for 1 non-smoking guest with European-style double bed, down comforter, sitting area and desk. View of San Francisco Bay from house.

Weekday breakfast offerings include tea or coffee, juice, fruit, bread or cereal, jam, and yogurt. Weekend breakfast may include homemade biscuits, coffee cake, pancakes, buttermilk waffles, crepes, omelettes or other egg request.

Towels, terry bathrobe, and organic sheets
TV in living room
Lots of books to read (mysteries, non-fiction, fiction, nature, art-photos, architecture, classics, business)

Parking on the street

Close to famous University of California with 7 living Nobel laureates
Close to parks for walking and hiking
Easy transit to San Francisco

Easy public transit via BART (local train) from San Francisco and Oakland Airports. Public bus to your sunny room in the hills. Easy public transit to the famous University of California at Berkeley, Chez Panisse, Lawrence Hall of Science, and San Francisco. Silicon Valley is 75 minutes away by car. Grocery store, restaurants, shops, banks nearby. Regional parks, tennis courts, hiking trails are very close by. Car rental agency 1 mile from my home.

I've hosted visitors from many countries and other states, worked with people from 81 countries, and traveled a lot myself. I was the Foreign Scholar Advisor at the University of California at Berkeley, and worked at a startup high tech magazine. For over 20 years I have been an executive coach and management consultant to leaders and professionals, which is very rewarding. I enjoy meeting people, walking, traveling, cooking and knitting. I am keen on environmental stewardship, grow a few tomatoes, blueberries and citrus fruit. I used to make one-of-a-kind fused glass serving plates.

I have two small poodles who love people.

Before booking, please email with requested dates, the purpose of your trip, and indicate whether you want BART pick up included. I accept guests who have been verified.

I understand that sometimes your situation may change. Please note the cancellation policy before booking.

Welcome to Sunny B&B!

Guest Access

Kitchen for simple non-meat meal preparation.
Wash & dry small load of laundry $10

Interaction with Guests

Mocha, Sammy and I will welcome you, and provide information about getting around, and things to see and do. Weekday breakfasts are sometimes shared if I'm not heading off to work. Other days breakfast fixings will be laid out for you and you will clean up after yourself. You'll have your own key to come and go per your own schedule. I'll ask for estimated time of departure from and return to the house so I keep lights on for you.

PICK UP from BART station by advance request, depending on host's availability

DINNERS sometimes available with advance notice for $10 each, payable to host

PROFESSIONAL COACHING sessions available upon request for discounted fee

The Neighborhood

Quiet, walkable neighborhood with great neighbors and parks nearby.

Getting Around

Public transit to University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco or BART train is 1 block away. Enterprise car rental is 1.25 miles away. If arranged in advance, host can take you there to pick up a car.

Other Things to Note

It's okay if you eat seafood, poultry or meat in the dining area, however, we request that you do not cook it in our kitchen.

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House Rules

I want you to feel refreshed and rejuvenated when you leave.
Please bring your mobile phone as there is no phone available for guest use.
Quiet after 10PM.
No smoking, recreational drugs, excessive alcohol consumption, parties or overnight guests.
We do not wear shoes in our home.
Please clean up after yourself.
No food or beverages in the bedroom, except water.
If there is something you need, please ask. I'll do my best to accommodate you.

Enjoy your stay!

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher
Lock on Bedroom Door

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Large sofa for lounging in your room. Brought too many suitcases? Don't worry, we have 4 drawers to store your things.

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About the Host, Barbara

California, United States
Member since October 2011
Response rate: 100% (past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour


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