Stay just a few blocks from downtown Berkeley and the University of California, and less than 30 minutes from San Francisco, by public transportation, in an elegant just-remodeled one-bedroom apartment. The large kitchen, dining, and living area features a gourmet kitchen, stocked with all the basics. There are two delightful garden sitting areas, one with morning sun for breakfast, and the other with afternoon sun for tea or drinks. Guests are invited to pick from our extensive vegetable garden, as we always grow more than we can eat. The downstairs unit is completely private, with a separate entrance and private bathroom. The bedroom has a queen size bed, but we also have a very comfortable queen size sofa-bed in the living area. The apartment has a flat-screen T.V., wi-fi, available washer & dryer, and off-street parking. We also have two city bikes available for guest use. And because we are avid cycle tourists, we offer a 10% discount to all guests traveling by bicycle.
Carol and Stephen's garden apartment was a lovely, serene place to stay -- a spacious, nicely decorated one bedroom with a pull-out couch that was well-equipped (with a full kitchen, comfortable sitting area, TV, wifi). Carol and Stephen were also the most gracious and helpful hosts -- available when we had questions, but leaving us to come and go. Their garden was lovely -- filled with sculptures (made by Carol), flowers and a lemon tree. The location was convenient by car (and by foot, to a good place for breakfast, and, I imagine, by bike) to various neighborhoods in Berkeley. I would most definitely recommend this to others and return there myself.
This was our first experience with airbnb, so we were not exactly sure what to expect. This experience totally exceeded our expectations. The location was great and the apartment was well equipped and very clean. Stephen and Carol went the second mile to make us feel at home and were so hospitable. There was a beautiful lemon tree outside the kitchen window and we were invited to help ourselves. We appreciated all the amenities that were included in this rental and highly recommend it to anyone looking for easy access to the Berkeley campus or convenient transportation to San Francisco.
Stephen and Carol were most welcoming and incredibly kind. All aspects had been considered and taken care of. Thoughtful touches, such as arranging breakfast supplies due to a late arrival the night before and lending the use of a bike were much appreciated. I truly couldn't have asked for anything more! The apartment was clean, well equipped and perfectly located. I would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone wishing to visit Berkeley - without hesitation. Communication was excellent. Many thanks Stephen and Carol!
Stephen and Carol were the best hosts we could find: they welcame us warmly and were helpful in every way whenever we needed. They lent us their marvellous bikes that made our house-hunting-tour very easy and convenient.
The apartment was spacious, established tastfully and full equipped with everything you need to feel like at home. The bed was very comfortable, also the sofa in the living room. The location of the apartment was great - close to BART and Berkeley Downtown either on foot or by bike. (Stephanie and Thorsten)
Dies ist ein sehr schönes und gepflegtes Apartment mit perfekt ausgestatteter Küche, sehr zentral und doch ruhig gelegen. Stephen und Carol sind ungemein hilfsbereit und hatten alles wunderbar vorbereitet. Das Apartment ist auch für mehr als zwei Personen zu empfehlen; unsere fünfjährige Tochter war im kleinen Zimmer untergebracht, während wir beide auf dem schönen ausziehbaren Sofa im großen Raum schlafen konnten.
Stephen and Carol were true ambassadors for AirBnB. Their kindness and generosity was incredible. Stephen provided his bike so I could ride around Berkeley with My son. This was the highlight. Carol on the last day gave us a ride to the Bart when our Taxi did not show. Your house too was perfectly clean, newly decorated and most importantly very comfortable. We are so grateful and would love to return the favour should you ever find yourself peddling around Ireland.
We had a WONDERFUL stay at Stephen and Carol's lovely apartment! The apartment was clean and beautiful and the hosts went above and beyond with every detail to ensure we were comfortable on our first family trip as a family of 4 (with our 3 yr old son and 7 month old daughter) to visit with Auntie and Grandma in CA. It was such a super experience and we can't wait to go back! The apartment has everything you need to feel at home and the fresh smell of citrus will always remind us of the lemon tree we enjoyed each morning outside the apartment. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!! Thank you SO much Stephen & Carol! ~J, M, E, and baby S
There has been so much obvious consciousness placed into preparing this apartment that I can think of nothing at all that was lacking. The space was pleasant, quiet and beautiful and Stephen and Carol are gracious and accommodating hosts. Even the pull out couch was comfortable! The sculpture gardens make a pleasant outdoor space to dwell in. The kitchen facilities are outstanding and they even offer use of their washer and drier. It has everything one could want or need. I definitely recommend this to anyone wishing to visit in Berkeley.
Stephen and Carol were excellent hosts and their apartment exceeded our expectations!
The apartment was well appointed, the kitchen modern and well equipped, and our hosts provided free trade coffee beans for our morning coffee. The kitchen and dining table was great for preparing and hosting meals.
Stephen and Carol were gracious and thoughtful. They welcomed us with champagne on ice and a lovely clean apartment with a beautiful garden.
We will look forward to returning whenever we visit our family and friends in Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay area. We recommend it to all of you looking for excellent value and kind hosts.
The best complement I can give Stephan and Carol is that we would and will return without hesitation. We had a great three weeks in their apartment. It is clean, modern, fully appointed and cozy. It is walking distance to downtown Berkeley and BART.
Stephan and Carol were perfect hosts, both warm and welcoming. We even were invited to their annual tamale/holiday party and got to meet friends and family. Their homemade tamales were the best we have ever had.
If you are going to Berkeley or SF, this is a great way to travel!
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