About this listing
Quiet restful room to return to after sightseeing or studying.
There are three other rooms at this same location if the calendar is full, or if you prefer another space; Chez Juditte, Simple Sleeping Space, and Garden View... Chez Juditte is $90.00 a night, and Simple is $80.00, Garden View which is a separate studio unit is $110.00 a night. Click on my public profile picture, scroll down, and hit all listings under my site, and you'll see the other rooms.
Cozy, Convenient, Comfortable has an IKEA type couch which opens to a double foam bed; a real single bed; with table and 2 chairs, comfortable chair and lamp for reading;
No kitchen or laundry use
Expect to eat in wonderful restaurants and cafes in the area.
Movie theater, boutiques, cafes, book stores,art galleries, bank, post office, restaurants, within 8 blocks, lovely walk through beautiful neighborhoods with great gardens and architecture
Ashby Bart Station is three blocks from my house; bus lines run on Shattuck and Telegraph Aves
Their room and the bathroom; in the summer time the garden by arrangement
Interaction with Guests
Very little from Sept until June; more so in the summer time
I love my neighborhood because it is residential and quiet, but, a block of two away, there are cafes, restaurants, an Irish pub, a wonderful art garden, post office, bank, boutiques, library, movie theater, Whole Foods and Berkeley Bowl, galleries, book stores, and shops
Ashby Bart station is 3 blocks away; bus lines, likewise. Walking distance to UCBerkeley, downtown Berkeley, Elmwood shopping district
Other Things to Note
Parking is free and easy on weekends, overnight from 7 pm until 10 am, and holidays. During the week, Monday through Friday from 10 am until 7 pm it is 2 hour free parking. I have a longish driveway in which people can park, by arrangement, and I also have a limited number of one day parking permits
This room has real double Sealy bed and a real Sealy twin bed
I expect guests to be relatively quiet especially between the hours of 10 pm and 9 am, there are other people in the house; . No curfew, but, aware that I and others will be sleeping later in the evening.
No kitchen or laundry use
No other guests than the ones who have booked, unless, we discuss it ahead of time and come to agreement as to who and what times.
About the Host, Judith
I am a retired College Professor from City College, S.F. where I taught in the Older Adults Department. I taught T'ai Chi Chih and Mind/Body/Spirit Health. I have a Private Counseling Practice in Berkeley, out of my home, where I counsel people with an emphasis on Holism. I teach a system called the Enneagram which describes 9 different personality types. It is a wonderful tool for deepening ones understanding of oneself. I conduct groups with this orientation.
I love gardening and spend many hours in my luscious garden, meditating, doing T'ai Chi Chih and teaching classes, as well as pulling up the perennial little weeds which want to overwhelm my sunflowers, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, rose, cosmos, etc plants. I am basically, but not strictly, a vegetarian enjoying eating food from my garden.
I am working on a book and find the garden the perfect place to be writing.
I am a Mother and a Grandmother, spending time with my very large extended family less than before. Everyone is growing up and very involved in their own wonderful lives! I'm grateful for the abundance of family.
I have traveled extensively, Europe; from Turkey to India by land, when that was possible; Africa; Israel; Mexico, almost all of the 50 States. I love different cultures and meeting people and learning about their lives. My three favorite cities in the world are San Francisco, Istanbul, and New Orleans.
I am an avid reader, as well as an amateur musician, picking up the clarinet and sitting at the piano periodically.
I enjoy watching dvds from Netflex, my favorites so far have been West Wing and Treme. I don't watch tv. Dislike the commercials. I listen to NPR, KQED, KALW, KPFA, and KCSM, the 24 hour jazz station. I also enjoy the classical station.