Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Welcome home ! This is a private room with private bathroom that is located close to BART, UC, Whole Foods , Berkeley Bowl , and The Elmwood neighborhood. All the conveniences of urban living with country like calm.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $20
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 5%
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The space

This home was actually built in the 1800's. While the outside makes it look like a classic Berkeley Brown shingle, It has been completely renovated .

As far as location, we are close to everything . It's walking distance to Whole Foods , and Berkeley Bowl. A simple 10 minute walk to Ashby BART will take you to San Francisco. There are also many delicious restaurants also in easy walking distance.

I am offering a bright,clean and private room with a simple closet and queen bed. You will have your own bathroom which is just down the hall. You are welcome to share the large open living/dining room as well as the kitchen. I spend a lot of time cooking/entertaining . If it works out, maybe we'd even get to share a meal.

I've had so many rich experiences as a guest around the world. It's a pleasure and joy to be able to open my home in this way. Welcome!

Guest access

You're welcome to use the kitchen, and you have you're own private bathroom. Feel free to hang out in the garden as well.

Interaction with guests

This is my home and I will likely be here while you are. It's fine with me if you prefer to keep to yourself. If it feels right, maybe we will grow to be friends.

The neighborhood

This neighborhood is walking distance to Ashby BART, Whole Foods, Berkeley Bowl, UC Berkeley, Temescal, and College Avenue in Elmwood.

It is clean and pretty safe.

Getting around

BART is about a 10-15 minute walk and there are buses up and down Telegraph.

Other things to note

There is one person who lives downstairs from the room you would be staying in. She has a separate entrance. You will not likely ever see her but occasionally, you might here some sounds from below.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible

Please , do not bring pets or other people into my home.

Kindly refrain from smoking indoors or on the front stairs .

I would prefer you not use strong perfumes or colognes as they will permeate the entire home . Essential oils and more subtle, natural fragrances are welcome .

Quiet after 10:30 is appreciated.

There are tenants who live below so please step lightly and do not allow doors . They and I will both appreciate it !

If you use your iPhone on vibrate mode , please set it on a towel rather than leaving it on a windowsill or the night table as the sound will spread through the house .

I try to keep the kitchen and home very clean. While you are here , please clean the things in the kitchen that you dirty or put them in the dishwasher .

Enjoy yourself and please ask if there is any way I can make your stay more comfortable and or enjoyable don't hesitate to let me know.



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2 nights minimum stay

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43 Reviews

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Michelle User Profile
April 2017
David's South Berkeley home was indeed a sanctuary. Not only was he a warm and gracious host, I also got to enjoy his delicious cooking and meet some of his friends and family. The location is very convenient, with nearby food and transportation options. The bed was comfortable, the room was sunny, and having my own bathroom was great. I would definitely stay here again!

Ali User Profile
February 2017
Nice and clean place..David is an easygoing person and he is quite welcoming...This is my first time using this App. :) and I enjoyed it

Luca User Profile
August 2016
I have enjoyed my stay at David's house. He has been always available for any question. I would definitely recommend his place if you come to visit Berkeley.

Barry User Profile
August 2016
David was very open and welcoming. Sat down and had breakfast together and learned about each others lives.

Stephanie User Profile
August 2016
David was a wonderful host with a comfortable place. When I arrived he offered me some amazing soup that he'd made, and in general was very considerate during my stay. He has fruit trees in the backyard and is in a lovely, quiet neighborhood. Definitely recommended.

Laurie User Profile
June 2016
The ideal host! David went above and beyond in taking care of my friend John from New Zealand. He has a lovely home; is a gracious, generous host, and a wonderful local tour guide to boot. You'll be lucky to stay with David while you're in Berkeley, so grab your spot quickly!

Tracey User Profile
June 2016
David was a wonderful host, very welcoming, fun to chat with, available when needed yet still offering privacy. He was helpful - showed how things worked, where everything was both inside his home and the area. The house was clean, spacious and comfortable, use of a bathroom to myself - fantastic, and the bed was great. It was easy to get to from Ashby BART and close to supermarkets. Definitely a place I would come back to :). Thank you David for such a pleasant stay.

Berkeley, California, United States · Joined in September 2010
David User Profile

Aside from hosting with AirBnB, I'm also a Massage Therapist.

I love the outdoors, cooking , cycling, gardening , and being a host to travelers.

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