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.
The host was great, welcoming and helpful. The neighborhood is great and the unit is great. I really recommend staying here
Cheryl was a wonderful hostess! The space was very quiet and serene, clean and comfortable. Cheryl has obviously put some thought and effort into providing a fantastic experience for her guests, from the breakfast options to the comfy robes for everyone in the family (including a junior sized one for our daughter). Non-locals especially will appreciate the binder full of detailed information on local attractions. All in all this was a great experience for us and we would certainly recommend this Airbnb to anyone staying in the Castro Valley area.
Cheryl was accommodating and pleasant. The space was exactly as described and pictured, complete with an extremely comfortable bed and bedding. (Like a CLOUD)! You could hear some noise from above and the space is basically the built-out back part of a garage, but very nicely appointed. The continental breakfast was wonderful. It was a very quiet neighborhood. I don't think I'd have been quite as comfortable there with my husband (two people), but it was perfect for me.
Point of clarification: The space is NOT a "built-out back part of a garage", but rather a separate downstairs 300 sq. ft. room with full bath at the bottom of the center stairwell. You must walk through a short hallway to reach the separate 2-car garage. The doorway from the room to the hallway is kept locked for privacy, both for guests and for us who live in the main house upstairs. The Airbnb space has been created to have a separate and private entrance, which is entered via a private patio entrance bordered by the outer garage wall.
Serenity is my new favorite spot! When I come to town this will be my go to if available. Cozy, private, perfectly located. Cheryl is an amAzing host. Her place has every amenity. The bed is absolutely amazing and the sheets are super soft. She even has a cozy portable heater that looks like a fireplace! Love this place!!!
The place was great; as advertised and then some. A few days before our arrival, Cheryl emailed us to ask our breakfast preferences. She had coffee, fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, english muffins each day. The unit was clean and well-stocked and worked out perfectly for us. I would definitely stay there again.
Cheryl, needs to ranked as a super host of AirBnB. She was outstanding in welcoming us. It was our first time trying out AirBnB and it was a very great experience. The description of everything listed for "Serenity" was precise. A hidden gem in the quality of the lodging and host in Cheryl. Thanks again Cheryl, would highly recommend this place.
You can't get a better host than Cheryl. She's warm, welcoming and eager to help. She goes the extra mile and give helpful advice about commute and interesting places in the area. The studio is lovely and well furnished. Castro Valley is lovely and within reasonable distance from SF. The only thing that I wish to be changed in this almost perfect picture is the air mattress bed.