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.
Stephen and Carol's appartment was an excellent place to stay. We felt welcome and at home. The well equiped kitchen was an extra plus.
This is as near a perfect rental as possible. The place is great, the neighborhood is great and the hosts were great. Nuf said
What a lovely apartment! This was even nicer than expected. I was in town for business, but coming here at the end of the end of the day made it feel like vacation. Very new appliances and furniture, very spacious for a one-bedroom, and they provided all the amenities we needed. Stephen and Carol were gracious and very available for any questions we had. Highly recommended. Oh, and just a few blocks from Trader Joe's or BART, a good location.
What a fabulous place in Berkeley! Stephen and Carol are clearly both talented and caring people who put thought and expertise into their home. we feel lucky to have been able to stay in their fabulous and spacious home/apt.
We had a wonderful stay at the apartment. It is big and well equipped. Stephen and Carol are friendly and helpfull people and it was nice talking to them. We liked to sit outside in the sun with the morning coffee and the afternoon wine.
Especially for us it was a good place to stay because our daughter an her husband live only three minutes away.
We should like to stay there again some other time.
Peter and Nel Oosterbaan
Carol and Stephen are wonderful host. We stayed in their beautiful apartment for two weeks and enjoyed every moment. It is very nicely designed and perfectly equipped. The living room is huge and spacious, the kitchen has everything one might need and the bathroom has a wonderful strong shower. With its beautiful settings it is a perfert place to stay if one wish to be in Berkeley itself or in the Bay aria in general. The BART is a bout 10 minuets easy walk.
Very much recommended.
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.
I had an extended stay in this lovely apartment. Carol and Stephen were absolutely wonderful hosts, but beyond that, they were welcoming, interesting, and warm people. The apartment is spacious and comfortable and has a bright, modern look. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, which was a nice luxury to have for my long stay. I was alone during part of my stay and my family joined me for part of it. The apartment was spacious enough to accommodate all four of us for cooking, dining, hanging out, and sleeping. The garden is dotted with Carol's metal sculptures and is beautiful. The location was also very convenient. I found it to be an easy walk to the UC campus but there is also a bike for the guest's use. I would very highly recommend this apartment for all stays in Berkeley!
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!
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