Lovely Berkeley Hills Garden Flat

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing


Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $150
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: $100 / night


The space

This lovely, comfortable garden studio is fully furnished. It has a small kitchen with gas stove and a hand-made tile bathroom. The flat is one block from beautiful Tilden Park. Parking, internet are supplied. Please contact me for more info! Looking forward to seeing you soon!!

House Rules

No smoking indoors. Sorry, no pets. Turn off lights when leaving the studio.
Respect privacy. Leave key on table if I'm not here when you depart. Thanks.



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1 night minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Sultan User Profile
May 2016
Lawanda could not have been more welcoming. It is a unique place and an easy place find, get setup and crash in relative privacy
LaWanda User Profile
Response from LaWanda:
The sheets were freshly washed, as I do any new tenant arrival. I shopped for fruit, fresh loaf of bagels and bread. Why he looked me in the face and said nothing of these complaints makes me wonder what kind of person he is. I have had nothing but positive feedback from all guests who have stayed in my studio. I am sorry for such a bad response to someone that was here for two nights in clean linen. I even bought dates for him, which was a first.
May 2016

Yvonne User Profile
April 2016
Studio appt is situated in a lovely location just a few minutes walk from Tilden Park or short drive to Berkeley main shops, restaurants and university. It is compact but comfortable with a range of facilities incl cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. The host, LaWanda, made us very welcome. She is an artist and potter and fine examples of her work are evident around the studio and garden area. We were under the impression that the rate included breakfast but this was not the case. However, on our last day LaWanda treated us to her famous sour dough waffles made from a traditional 100 year old recipe. Yum!

Todd User Profile
October 2012
LaWanda's place in the hills is great. I relocated to the Bay Area and was looking for a place to feel at home away from home. Her place made that happen in more ways than one. First the studio itself is a work of love. She is, among other things, a very accomplished artist and the room was full of her handywork, including the tilework in the bathroom and kitchen. The views from her home are breathtaking and her place is one block away from Tilden Park... hardly a Park, more like a great wilderness adventure. Needless to say, if you are looking for special and memorable, this is it. LaWanda is a wonderful artist, musician, singer and hostess!

Eugen User Profile
October 2012
I had the pleasure to do a summer internship at LBNL and spent three months in LaWanda`s beautiful, fully equipped (WiFi, Washing machine/dryer, TV, Bed, Shower, Sink, Fridge, Oven, enough room for clothes) and quiet studio. The studio is very well located to the campus, which was very important for me as I had no car. You can reach the UC Berkeley North Gate in 25 minutes by either walking downhill or taking the bus number 65 which stops almost infront of the door. The same bus will also bring you to the Berkeley downtown (BART to SF, many restaurants, Trader Joe's shopping) and back. Finally, you will get a gorgeous view on the golden gate bridge during a sunny Berkeley day and enjoy a lot of nature. The Tilden regional park is just a few streets away. Even if you dont manage to visit the Tilden park, with some luck you might see some small dears crossing the street (impressive!). Enough about the studio and its great location, now a few words about the owner. Short version: LaWanda is a wonderful person. Long version: I was impressed by the warm atmosphere which I have experienced in LaWandas house right from the very first day of my stay. LaWanda is not only a wonderful person but also a very talented artist (musician, painter, sculptor) whose results can be seen almost everywhere in the house which is nicely decorated with own paintings and sculptures. Yes, even the stylish tee cup which I was drinking from every day was built by LaWanda (not mentioning the self-made sink). LaWanda is a friend of many artists in the area and organises a music event once a month where you can meet many interesting people and enjoy all kinds of music (e.g. jazz, country) with a glass of wine. I was happy to be invited to this events and enjoyed them very much. Thank you LaWanda for making my stay in Berkeley a pleasure. I will be very happy to stay at your place next time I am visiting the beautiful Berkeley area.

Sunghun User Profile
June 2012
The house is very cozy and comfortable. Host family is an artist. They occasionally have musical gethering You will be invited there and enjoy listening live music and meet people. It was really enjoyable.

Sunghun User Profile
May 2012
Very nice house and kind and frendly hose family. You will never find a house like this with this price. I highly recommend this house to those who have a car.

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Berkeley, California, United States · Joined in March 2012
LaWanda User Profile

I'm an artist, mother, grandmother. I am a family affair. Widowed since 1993 , so made the kids room into a rental to suppliment my income. Thanks you airbnb you are there for people like me.

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