About this listing
Sunny garden studio w/ private patio & off-street parking in Castro Valley ~ a centrally located village in the SF East Bay Area. The 300 sq ft of living space has real queen bed, kitchenette, private street level entrance & is handicap accessible.
This sunny garden studio comfortably accommodates 2. It is your “home away from home" and offers needed respite after a magical day in “the city by the Bay” where you added your heart to the millions that have been “left in San Francisco” ~ and ~ you are exhausted and find yourself thinking “there’s no place like home”.
Your east facing room has a sliding glass door out to your private garden patio overlooking a serene and beautiful garden. Outdoor seating includes a garden swing and is the perfect place to eat and/or drink a good California made wine or beer.
Your self-selected complimentary continental breakfast items will be waiting for you in your kitchenette. You can “eat in” at your breakfast bar, or “eat out” on your patio table with umbrella shade.
Castro Valley, a centrally located village just 25 miles from San Francisco in the greater East Bay Area, offers a good variety of restaurants, shops, a movie theater, bowling & miniature golf. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is just 1.5 miles away; in just 30 minutes, you can be walking along the Embarcadero in SF en route to the Ferry Building Market Place, SOMA, Little Italy, Fisherman's Wharf or Ghirardelli Square.
The Oakland International Airport is only 3 BART stops from Castro Valley.
If you enjoy wine tasting, you'll be just a short drive to the Livermore Valley wineries which date back to the late 1800’s. Many of these wineries have garnered a multitude of prestigious awards.
If you decide to take a "day off", you can lounge in the garden under the tall California cedar trees or take a hike in several neighboring East Bay Regional Parks or paddle a kayak on nearby Lake Chabot.
Your private studio is equipped with high speed wireless internet (18Mbps), a TV monitor & DVD player. Your real queen bed is fitted with Egyptian cotton sheets, a hypoallergenic microfiber comforter and down pillows. Your private bathroom has all of the amenities, including luxurious bath towels, cozy bath robes, toiletries and a hair dryer.
The kitchenette has a compact refrigerator, drip and French press coffee makers, an electric kettle for hot water, a bake/broil/convection toaster oven and a blender.
The lower garden area is yours to explore. The upper garden area with sauna is private and off-limits.
Interaction with Guests
You’ll find a basket filled with ample information about restaurants and near-by attractions as well as maps of local Castro Valley & the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Use these references to plan further exploration and adventures during your stay
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chat with your host, Cheryl (a world traveler who enjoys hearing and telling a good travel story over a glass of wine), who can help you design a memorable stay to meet your needs. Cheryl lives upstairs and is accessible during your stay via text or phone call. She will never enter your space during your stay, unless invited or prearranged.
This centrally located studio will allow you to easily reach a multitude of Bay Area attractions. Castro Valley is surrounded by the East Bay Regional Park District with miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature study. If you enjoy wine tasting, you will be just a short drive to the Livermore Valley wineries which date back to the late 1800’s, many of which have garnered a multitude of prestigious awards. Berkeley and Palo Alto are within easy reach if you want to visit the world renowned UC Berkeley and/or Stanford campuses. Silicon Valley and the South Bay can also be easily accessed by car.
Public transportation via BART (1.5 miles away) and AC-transit (1/4 block away) are the best ways to get around. The Oakland International Airport is only 3 BART stops from Castro Valley. You can reach San Francisco via BART in just 30 minutes without having to change trains.
Other Things to Note
This studio is also accessible from either the San Francisco or San Jose International Airports.
Maximum 1 week stay; 1-2 additional nights can be booked by special arrangement with host and will be billed at the nightly rate of $89. One child, 7-12 years, can be accommodated by pre-arrangement. Maximum occupancy = 3 at any time.
No smoking indoors or outdoors.
Quiet hours 11 pm to 7 am.
Refundable security deposit ensures that you will take good care of the premises "treating it as your own" during your stay.
Check-in at 3pm or later (pre-arranged with host). A photo ID will be required upon check-in. The key will be supplied at check-in. Check-out is by 12 noon on the day of departure and the key must be returned at that time.
Cheryl was a great host and made sure we felt welcome and comfortable during our stay. The small things (e.g. a private entrance to the room, an ice pack in the freezer, hair dryer, first aid kit, DVDs) go a long way! This trip was one of our best in California just because we knew we had a nice home base to which we could return.
We loved our stay at Cheryl's garden studio. The studio was very well equipped with all necessities required, as well as being located in a quiet neighbourhood. The continental breakfast was also very satisfying.
Cheryl was very friendly and the perfect hostess, greeting us with a glass of wine upon arrival and explaining the sites to visit close by.
We really loved the private garden/patio area where we could relax at the end of the day.
Thanks so much Cheryl for a very pleasant stay in Castro Valley.
My husband & I really enjoyed our stay at Cheryl's. The room was well appointed and the amenities top class. She provided ample & high quality breakfast items which we enjoyed every morning. The location was perfect for our needs & was close to BART & shopping areas. Cheryl was a friendly & helpful host. Thank you for making our 1st Air BnB experience memorable!
Cheryl was a wonderful host. This private unit is peaceful, cool and comfortable. The bed is like sleeping on a cloud with fine linens; lots of storage space, good lighting and a nice little kitchenette. Close to Lake Chabot in a quiet safe neighborhood. We really enjoyed our stay. I would highly recommend this property.
My husband and I stayed for 3 nights and everything was great. The location was very convenient to anywhere we wanted to go. It's only a short walk to Bart and about 45min drive to San Fransisco. The room was very clean and private. I absolutely loved everything about the room and my stay. I would definitely stay there again even if it is 45min from San Francisco I would rather stay here then in the city.
My parents' stay at Serenity was very nice. They enjoyed everything. Cheryl was very considering and provided everything that we needed. Definitely recommend.
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time here! The room is great: spacious but cozy, with a great bed and a nice little kitchen area. Cheryl's breakfast was exactly what we were looking for - much better than you'll find at any hotel's continental breakfast. Getting in and out of the room with our own key was easy. Cheryl was very welcoming and totally responsive. She also did a great job of being very available when we needed her (with info about getting to San Francisco that we wouldn't have otherwise known) but not being at all overbearing. We had a great time!