A beautiful place to wake up in the morning!Skylights lend soft, filtered light to the space.

Entire home/apt

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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Private, quiet setting on a hilltop near Berkeley. Separate from owner's home, sheltered by tall trees, near woodland trails, guests will enjoy beautiful bay views Amenities include washer/dryer, full kitchen, off-street parking, cable TV, Wi Fi .

The space

The cottage is ideal for a couple or individuals who are looking for a comfortable, attractive place to stay.. There is a comfy queen size bed in the bedroom as well as a futon in the living area which can be used as a bed for one adult or two small children. The cottage can serve as a retreat, a romantic getaway or a place to stay for parents and grandparents who are coming to visit their children and grandchildren. Designed by the architect owner, the space is flooded with soft, natural light via a skylight which spans the length of the building.

Visitors to U.C.Berkeley will have an easy commute of about 20 minutes. A bus stop is located only a short 2 blocks away. A bus to San Francisco stops there as well. Alternately, one can catch the bus to the Berkeley Bay Area Rapid Transit station, which is the best way to get to San Francisco without a car on BART

Guest access

Guests will have access to the gardens and both outdoor sitting areas. There is ample off-street parking right in front of the cottage. The owners' home is located at the back of the property so guests approach the cottage first and not through owners' yard. There are views from the cottage and gardens. Walking along the ridge of the canyon behind the property is also a pleasant activity. Views are abundant in every direction.

Interaction with guests

Guests may be entirely private or may choose to interact with the hosts, who enjoy meeting and socializing with visitors.

Other things to note

Although we generally do not serve breakfast, we do provide juice, coffee, tea and milk. In addition, there is oatmeal, granola and cold cereal available in the pantry. Guests are also offered Kent's famous Banana Rum Bread. For a special treat, at an extra charge of $15, a hot breakfast of either Creme Brulee French Toast, which is truly delicious, or Egg, Sausage and Cheese Bake may be arranged. For special occasions, sparkling wine and chocolates may also be ordered at additional charge.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Property type: Other
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 60
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

We ask our guests to take off their shoes when in the cottage out of consideration for all our visitors so that everyone may enjoy a cleaner and healthier environment.

We are sorry, but due to past unhappy experiences, we cannot allow pets.

Ours is a non-smoking B&B.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

173 Reviews

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Megan User Profile
July 2017
Kent was a warm and gracious host! Wonderful stay!!

Kristina User Profile
July 2017
So cozy with everything I needed.

Christian User Profile
June 2017
Excellent airbnb-experience. Beautifull cottage in a good neighbourhood with nice view on the Bay. Friendly, communicative hosts, who arranged everything for a perfect stay. Thank you a lot!

Maruchi User Profile
June 2017
I stayed for 2 weeks at Kent's place along with 20 year old daughter and husband. We cooked big breakfasts in the well stocked kitchen and spent the day traveling around San Francisco. Napa was an hour away! We also went to Carmel and Muir Woods. Morning in El Cerrito where beautiful! Quiet, foggy and cool! Kents house is way up in the mountain with breathtaking views of the bay! The area is safe and easy to get to. Our studio was very clean, very comfortable bed and nice area for breakfast or an evening drink outside, Kent was welcoming and very helpful when asked about places to go. You have lots of options of restaurants and markets with Berkeley and Oakland close by. I highly recommend this place for a couple or 3 people. We look forward to return soon!

Kelly User Profile
June 2017
We had a great (too short) of a visit! Thank you again for the snacks and such a warm welcome. We had a great time.

Ann User Profile
May 2017
A lovely cottage in a quiet neighborhood. We were very happy with our accommodations which included a very cozy bed, a kitchen with everything we needed, and plenty of other amenities.

Andrea User Profile
May 2017
Kent's cottage was beautiful; everything was exactly as described, and it was very well appointed. He even left fresh strawberries for us! Check in/out was a breeze, the view was great, very close to nice hiking in Wilcat Canyon, great proximity to Berkeley. Extremely peaceful! Highly recommended!

El Cerrito, California, United StatesJoined in March 2014
Kent User ProfileKent is a superhost.

My husband, Dan, and I have been living in our house since 1976 and had been renting out our separate cottage since the 80's as a long term traditional rental. We feel very fortunate to have been able to live here in this special place and now would like to share it with as many other people as we can for as long as we can. It is a joy to meet so many interesting people from all over the world! My husband is an architect, and I am a retired social worker with 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren. I was not expecting to begin working again as an innkeeper, but I love it!

Languages: English
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