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.
The inside was accurate, however not the outside which made you hesitant of what you were getting into. I had a great stay but the outside made it creepy. The view was beautiful, make the grounds just as beautiful!
Staying at Larry's was such a great time! The room was very nicely put together, and the bathroom was phenomenal. This was all on top of such a beautiful view. Anything that was needed (and that was very little, even for a 2 week stay) was taken care of quickly and easily. And oh my, the bed was all it is talked up to be and more!
Travel to the apartment does certainly require a car if you are going to be staying for a few days or traveling out much. The trip to downtown Berkeley is very easy (I suggest using a GPS if you dont want to get lost in the hills. Or do, the views are beautiful everywhere!) Getting into San Francisco or other parts of the Bay Area are equally as easy.
Overall, the stay was extremely relaxing and quiet, and I would highly recommend staying at Larry's!
Larry was great. I had a last minute request for a place to stay and he got back to me right away. The bed was very comfortable. Lovely coffee K Cup machine. Very private setting. The bathroom was beautiful. It is a little far up the hill, but the view makes it all worthwhile. Larry always got back to me quickly with any question. I would stay here again.
Larry made my experience very inviting and relaxing.
The view is incredible and the neighborhood is quiet and peaceful.
I wish we could have stayed longer!
This will be our go-to spot next time we visit the bay area!
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.