About This Listing
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.
No pets. No smoking indoors. Quiet after 10:00. Leave the kitchen clean. Enjoy yourselves and please ask if there is any way we can make your stay more comfortable and successful.
Stephen was a great host. Everything was perfect for our visit. The kitchen was fully equipped. Stephen and Carol's house is so roomy and comfortable. Everything we need for household is ready and available.
Unsere 8 Tage bei Carol und Stephen hätten wir gern verlängert! Das Haus ist ruhig gelegen, die Wohnung geschmackvoll eingerichtet, großzügig geschnitten und sehr sauber. Die Küche ist mit großem Herd und Kühlschrank, sowie allen nötigen Utensilien praktisch eingerichtet und direkt vor der Tür darf man Zitronen ernten. Die Gastgeber sind sympathisch und hilfsbereit und stellen zwei Fahrräder zur Verfügung, mit denen man Berkeley wunderbar auskundschaften kann. Sehr zu empfehlen!
We loved our stay in Berkeley. Stephen was a great host. Everything was perfect for our visit. The location was close to the campus, BART, and our son's apartment. The kitchen was fully equipped with high quality appliances and utensils. We had plenty of room to have the rest of our family visit with us between activities. The beds were very comfortable. This listing certainly lived up to its name. The landscaping, flowers and sculptures were amazing. We really enjoyed spending time in the garden.
My husband and I went to attend our son's graduation ceremony at Berkeley. We used to check in a hotel nearby campus but are so blessed to find Stephen and Carol's house this time. It is so roomy and comfortable. Everything we need for household is ready and available. It is like a home away from home. As for the price, we probably can only book a two-star hotel during this time. But this townhouse (a remodeled basement) is nice and located in a quite neighborhood. Stephen and Carol are very friendly and nice. Highly recommended.
The apartment was spacious, beautifully decorated, very comfortable and in a convenient location. Our hosts were available when needed and very welcoming. A great place to stay in Berkeley!
We couldnt have asked for a better air bnb experience. Stephen and Carol are the perfect hosts and the accommodation was really well equipped. The photos dont do the property justice at all. The neighbourhood was quiet and safe, it was just a short walk to Downtown Berkeley and getting around on public transport was simple to do. I shall miss sitting under the lemon tree drinking my morning coffee whilst watching the hummingbirds. We all had a fantastic holiday - Carol and Stephen are there if you need them with helpful advice but otherwise you sort of forget they are there!
This property is highly recommended.
Thank you Carol & Stephen
I'm so happy that I finally had a chance to stay in this fantastic apartment. The place was spotlessly clean and very comfortable for my sister and I over our 6-day stay.
Stephen and his wife Carol were very welcoming and helpful - they even supplied a bottle of wine after we arrived as we were too tired to venture out to get one.
The location was perfect - more so after we had our rental car. But even without a car you can walk to the shops and restaurants in downtown Berkeley as well as the BART for an easy ride over to San Francisco.
I look forward to staying here on my next visit to the Bay area.
About the Host, Stephen
My wife Carol and I have lived in Berkeley for 20 years. I teach elementary school in the Berkeley public school system and my wife is a screen printer and sculptor. Together we tend a large organic garden, growing much of our own produce, which our visitors are welcome to. We love to travel by bicycle, having cycled in the Canadian Rockies, Iceland, France, Vietnam, Laos, as well as locally. We offer a 10% discount for all bicycle tourists staying with us. We also love to show visitors the best local roads for cycling.