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Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Who would choose a pricey hotel when you can have all the comforts of a home-away-from-home in your own private, cozy, fully-equipped, centrally- located studio?

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $90
Security Deposit: $250


The space

This attached apartment is located in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood. There is ample parking or a 10 minute walk to the SF Bay area rail system (BART). Fabulous biking and walking trails, as well as a movie theater, a farmer’s market, cafes and restaurants await your arrival. We are your friendly hosts who want nothing more than to make your stay wonderful and memorable. Yes, it is an AWESOME deal!

Where is this great neighborhood and this lovely home, you ask? The Richmond Annex is a gem of a place, tucked between the borders of the cities of Albany and El Cerrito. From this location you can hop a train to most anywhere you’d like to explore in the Bay Area (check out or you have easy access by car to popular destinations like Berkeley (5 mi to downtown/UC), SF (15 mi), and Marin County hotspots like Sausalito or Muir Woods (15-25 mi). The apartment is fully stocked with all the basics you’d expect in the full kitchen and bath, plus cable TV and free high speed internet access, so you can feel at home in our home. We invite you to consider staying with us for a day or a month…it’s up to you!

Guest access

Outdoor amenities including: Gas BBQ grill, trampoline, lovely garden, high speed internet, laundry facilities, Hot tub and anything else that I have that they might need.

Interaction with guests

We are the folks from Book A Nook, a relational property management outfit. We love to meet our guests and see how we can make their stay a stellar experience, which is why so many of our guests return!

The neighborhood

We love the diversity of homes, gardens, cuisines, artists, families and the quietness. I appreciate the friendliness of my neighbors. I love how close it is to everything in the city, and that I get to interact with nature.

Getting around

Bart is 15 minute walk a way. Ample Bus lines all within a 10 min. walk. Ferry to SFO , 20 min drive.

Other things to note

We do charge $50 per pet, so if you plan on bringing yours, we will alter the reservation to add that fee.
We just got another router and the internet is super fast! This apartment is attached to our home. It has a separate entrance, bathroom, kitchen, but shares a wall with us. You may share the garden with us or another renter who books our home (though usually we are in the home!)

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

We will add a 10% Transient Occupancy Tax per the City or Richmond Regulations via the Airbnb resolution Center, which you will need to accept before we send you the lockbox combination.

Smoking anywhere on the property will result in the immediate loss of the security deposit for liquidated damages.
If you’d like to book for longer than 28 days, you will need to request the rest of the desired length of stay in 28 days increments or less. We will waive the additional cleaning fees. This assures that you will be renting as a short-term renter and that you agree to only occupy the place as a short-term renter.
We have a $50 per pet fee, which we will add to your reservation and that you must accept if you are bringing your furry friends.

Check in: After 4PM
Check out: 10AM unless prior arrangement.
A $30 per 30 minutes charge will accrue, if you leave after 10 AM.
Please don't move the furniture. There will be a $75 fee for failure to comply.
Quiet hours:10PM -9AM.
No unregistered guests allowed on premises without prior consent.
There may be an additional fee for gatherings.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Safety card
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

113 Reviews

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Marianne User Profile
April 2017
Limor's place was clean and very nicely decorated. The location was great for us because we wanted to go to San Fran and Berkeley so this was perfect. We brought our dog who enjoyed it although we didnt have time to visit the very well rated dog park nearby. Limor was a great host.

Melissa User Profile
April 2017
Exactly what we needed and hoped for. Trampoline was an extra perk for the kids! The place is so clean and it's such a sweet little place. Would come again!

Nadya User Profile
April 2017
This is a good place for couples, but probably best to avoid if you have a young child as it is too small, and the child's bed not great. We found the space (a converted garage) a little chilly with the heater on full blast. We enjoyed the generous basket of goodies left and the location but were a little disappointed by a few other factors. We come to airbnb for a more personal experience than can be offered at a hotel, but this experience fell short in this regard. It felt like the exchange of money was of utmost importance, and we found the various threats of fines 1. $30 for every 30 minutes past 10am 2. $75 fine for not moving back furniture, and the pet fee of $50 excessive, punitive and unlike any hotel or Airbnb we have stayed in. Needless to say, we hurriedly packed away to be out of the door by 9.57am.

Cindy User Profile
April 2017
Limor's place was convenient,clean,accomodating, peaceful,and has everything you need!
Limor User Profile
Response from Limor:
Hi Cindy! It was a real pleasure to have you guys stay here. You are both delightful! Have Fun! Blessings,Limor
April 2017

Dianna User Profile
April 2017
Limor's place was lovely. The welcoming basket was cute and comforting. The place was clean, and quaint with attention to detail and the kitchen was well stocked. The place is a little bit smaller than anticipated, but that is just the wonder of the camera. Otherwise, it was a great stay and I would recommend this place to the next traveler.
Limor User Profile
Response from Limor:
Thank you Dianna for your lovely review. Hope we get to host you next time you are in town. If you need a bigger space, let us know. We love to place folks in a perfect place for them! Blessings, Limor and the Folks at Book a Nook
April 2017

Vania User Profile
March 2017
This was a wonderful spot in a great location. It is walking distance to the BART and shopping but in a quiet residential neighborhood. We would stay here again.
Limor User Profile
Response from Limor:
Hi Vania, We'd love to have you anytime! Blessings, Limor and the Folks at Book a Nook
March 2017

Katie User Profile
March 2017
We had a fantastic stay at Limor's place. The location was a 15 minute walk from the Bart station, which was very convenient for us. The kitchen is stocked with all kinds of things for us to use - though we only made breakfast in the apartment it was great to know that we could do much more. It's a cozy little place that was perfect for our trip and quite cute. We got to meet Limor on the way out and she was very friendly and had lots of tips for things to see on our last day. I would definitely stay at Limor's place again if I was in the area!
Limor User Profile
Response from Limor:
Hi Katie, Thank you for your lovely review and for choosing to stay with us. We would host you again any time! Blessings, Limor and the Folks at Book A Nook
March 2017

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Limor User Profile

Hi there!
I am Limor, founder and owner of Book A Nook, LLC, your vacation rental optimization and booking team. I am so happy that Airbnb has given us the opportunity to connect. We have been both hosts and guests and are very pleased to be able to provide a nurturing, comfortable and carefree home away from home experience. We are available to share with you what we love about the Bay Area and tell you all the local, secret gems that make our neighborhoods so fabulous. We are passionate about creating places where people and communities thrive, making this world even better than it is, and doing so with a positive attitude. Here's to exploring and grand adventures!

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