About this listing
Specifically designed for airbnb guests, with a breathtaking view, surrounded by Eucalyptus and the occasional good morning deer, this is a special getaway perfect for relaxation and peace.
Nestled in the Berkeley Hills, with breathtaking views of Golden Gate Bridge, is a wonderful large 2 room, 1 bath bedroom. Complete remodel December 2011, it's now ready for guests, with numerous unique advantages.
1. Bay view, including Golden Gate Bridge. Makes for amazing sunsets, and a deck from which to relax and take it in.
2. Private room, private bath. Designed with luxury in mind, just check out the bathroom pics. Marble counter. Travertine shower and floor, with hand shower head. And plenty of closet space, with a full length mirror. A cute brick walkway from the driveway to the downstairs entrance keeps this private for you, along with a locked door to the rest of the house.
3. Tempurpedic King size bed. The bed set retails for over $6500, but is yours to try in this getaway space. Careful--you might not want to go back after sleeping in this. Includes 42" HDTV, DVD player, cable, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax.
OTHER: No problem with parking. It's about a $12 cab from downtown Berkeley, or a $2 bus (drops off 2-3 blocks down from the house).
A quick 30 min BART ride into SF to explore the city, or just miniutes from downtown Berkeley. Tilden is a short hike/walk, almost our backyard. Wine country (Napa, Sonoma) 1 hour to the North.
Of course, fresh linens and towels. Even a mint on your pillow to welcome you to the house. Recent additions include small fridge/freezer, and Keurig coffee machine with regular and decaf provided (feel free to bring your favorites). I provide a bar of soap and shampoo and conditioner, along with clean towels and sheets.
Guests have their own private entrance to the house. So not only to they not have to worry about intruding on anyone in the home, they have the privacy of their level all to themselves.
Interaction with Guests
The host is always available via phone and email, and tries to welcome everyone. But also respects guests privacy in the airbnb room.
The Berkeley Hills is full of magnificent views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, the city, Oakland, The Bay Bridge. It is a quiet community, with many hidden hiking paths to explore. The locals let the plants live freely, giving a nature getaway feel to the area.
There is a bus stop 2-3 blocks from the house. A quick 5 min cab/uber can get you to downtown Berkeley (and BART) for $10.
Maximum guests: 4.
No parties or insanity. No smoking inside: outside only. No 420 inside. No illegal drugs otherwise.
Please take off shoes inside, as carpet is new.
Respectful sound, as 4 other people live in the upstairs of the house.
Parking available and easy to find
. Please don't park in front of our house, or in front of the houses next door as residents need the spaces. Anywhere else on the street is okay.
Our stay at Larry's was great. The bed was huge and very comfortable; the place was very clean, and as you can see, the view is gorgeous. Larry has an eclectic set of books shelved in the apartment too which we enjoyed.
The room (more like two rooms and a spacious and beautiful bathroom) was large and comfortable and the view from the deck was spectacular. Though I never met Larry he checked in often to make sure I had everything I needed. It was hard to really explore San Francisco when it meant leaving this beautiful place and the charming neighborhood of Berkeley Hills. All told--a little bit of Heaven. Thank you, Larry and Airbnb.
Great neighborhood. Very quiet. Outstanding views of the bay. Easy to get to.
Very comfortable, windows allow for a a lovely breeze at night. Everything just as described. Comfortable bed, great shower. Very private.
What a nice stay! Great room full of all kinds of interesting books and such a comfy bed. Everything was well put together and the view is stellar! Larry was easy to contact and had typed up a great helpful guide for us to use upon arrival. Only con is that we didn't stay two nights!
Wonderful neighborhood with great views of the Golden Gate. Accommodations were good, especially the fabulous bathroom.
This was my first time using Airbnb and I could not have had a better experience. I did not plan ahead, but was still able to make a reservation for this room on the same day. The price for the view of the bay is unbeatable and the bed was extremely comfortable. I will definitely be returning to this listing.
Larry's place in the Berkeley Hills was so wonderful! The view was incredible and the space was so comfortable. Everything felt so open and airy! The faraway feel is perfect for some time away. We had such a lovely weekend!
About the Host, Larry
From Kansas City, I live in Berkeley, CA, and work in Northern California as an ER and hospital doctor.
December 2011, I renovated my lower large studio and bathroom with the intention of making it a great place for guests. I like home improvement projects, and I'm learning I like home decorating as well (getting in touch with my feminine side, I guess). I've been surprised how much I like hosting people--while different from what I do as a doctor, it is taking care of people just the same. And it gives my OCD a nice outlet for compulsive cleaning.
As one can see from the book collection in the room, I love foreign languages and traveling. Getting to know randoms entertains me. I'm trying to work hard now to travel more later. But I did get to go visit a friend in Hong Kong for a week in December.
My toddler daughter lives in Southern California with her mother, and I'm often down to visit them, staying at an airbnb place as often as possible.
I've recently gotten into bicycle riding and running, and am trying to learn to surf, skim board and body board. I like to salsa dance, travel and explore.