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This host offers flexible cancellation: Full refund 1 day prior to arrival, except service fee.

About This Listing

After reading the description, I encourage you to also read my reviews. Check out time is actually dependant on whether or not there is a new guest arriving after you.

This is a charming three-bedroom flat that is a stone's throw from the Ashby BART (subway) station. On weekends, you can attend the flea market there and find all sorts of wonderful treasures. The neighborhood is almost entirely residential. There is a great breakfast spot one block away, a fantastic coffee/sandwich/pastry shop three blocks away, a karaoke bar right around the corner and the post office is at the top of the street. Other than that, you'll have to walk about 15 minutes to get to Telegraph Ave (and did I mention that BART is only FIVE minutes away?). The Cal campus is just one stop on BART ($1.75 each way), and you can get to downtown SF in less than 25 minutes on BART as well ($3.50 each way). You can't park in front of my home on the first Tuesday of the month from 9a - noon or across the street on the first Monday of the month from 9a - noon. Other than that, parking is plentiful and free.

Your modest-sized room comfortably sleeps two in a queen-sized bed. There are two matching night stands, a matching three-drawer chest and a closet (with hangers). There's a 19" flat screen with DirecT.V. hook-up. The room is at the back of the house so you don't hear any of the (almost non-existent) street noise. There will be clean sheets and towels available for your use.

The second bedroom is larger, but there is no t.v. There is a queen sized bed, a small side table and desk and hangers for your use in the detached wardrobe. This room is directly off the living room and shares a wall with the flat screen. If you are at home sleeping, I can always watch t.v. in my room. There will be clean sheets and towels for your use in this room as well.

Check the calendar for my other listing to find out if both rooms are available at the same time.

Please note that I have some things stored in the closets of the rooms. I ask that you leave them alone.

In general, the apartment is nicely appointed. There's a comfy sofa and loveseat in the living room. A good-sized t.v. is mounted on the wall. If you want to have movie night, there's a surround sound system for our entertainment.

The kitchen is quite large and you're free to use anything that you need to cook and serve a meal. You'll be able to get fresh ingredients for any creation that you come up with at Berkeley Bowl, which is less than 1/2 a mile from the flat and is quite possibly the BEST market on earth, (think Whole Foods for less than half the price).

Also, if you are visiting from another country, I have a pre-paid T-Mobile phone that you can load up and use during your stay.

Important side note: This is a queer/queer-friendly household. We won't tolerate intolerance.

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Front of the house on a rainy day.  I'll post better photos on a sunny day.

Front of the house on a rainy day. I'll post better photos on a sunny day.

The Space
Property type: Apartment
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check Out: 11:00 AM


Extra people: $65 / night after 2 guests
Cancellation: Moderate


House Rules

3 nights minimum stay
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About the Host, B. Truman

B. Truman
Berkeley, California, United States
Member since March 2012
Response rate: 100% (past 30 days)
Response time: within a day

  • B. Truman
  • Vault Cafe

    Not the fanciest, but the food is great and they serve you with a smile. Great for breakfast and be sure to try the mimosa!
    Adeline Street Berkeley CA 94703-2439
  • Sweet Adeline Bakeshop

    This sweet little coffee shop/bakery is usually where I start my Saturday. Definitely worth visiting while you are at Fairview House.
    Adeline Street Berkeley CA 94703
  • South Berkeley Farmers' Market (TUESDAYS 2-6:30PM)

    This is close to the house. If you are looking for fresh produce, this is a great find. It is more expensive than Berkeley Bowl, but it is super fresh.
    Berkeley CA 94703
  • Ashby Bart

    (website hidden) To SF: SFO/Milbrae line into the City or Fremont line, one stop to MacArthur, and then transfer to the SFO/Milbrae line. To Campus: Richmond line and get off at the first stop.
    Adeline Street Berkeley CA 94703
  • Berkeley Flea Market

    This is in the parking lot of the Ashby BART station on weekends. Great new and used stuff as well as food vendors. Theres a drum circle that goes pretty much all day. Closed if weathers bad.
    Ashby Avenue Berkeley CA 94703
  • Berkeley Bowl

    Think Whole Foods for half the price. Youre free to keep stuff in the fridge and cupboards to cook while you are at Fairview House, so I highly recommend shopping at Berkeley Bowl.
    Oregon St Berkeley California 94703
  • Walgreens Pharmacies

    If you forgot your toiletries, heres the place to get them.
    Adeline Street Berkeley CA 94703
  • Cafe Colucci

    If you like Ethiopian food, check this place out. Theyre trendy so theres often a line Across the street is Ahadua. Not quite as trendy but food is good and you wont have to wait.
    Telegraph Avenue Oakland CA 94609
  • Rockridge BART Station

    (website hidden) Fremont or SFO line from Ashby BART one stop to MacArthur. Go downstairs and transfer to the Pittsburgh/Bay Point line, go one stop. Theres tons to do and see in the area.
    College Avenue Oakland CA 94618
  • Downtown Berkeley

    Six minutes away via BART and youll be surrounded by TONS of restaurants. I cant tell you one in particular as there are many kinds of cuisine. Just check it out!
    Berkeley CA

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