The Summer Guest TentThe Winter Guest Tent
Private room
1 Guest
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
1 guest maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Greetings adventurous travelers!

Welcome to our guest tent, the perfect stopping place for the outdoorsy traveler. Our congenial home is conveniently located, & we love to host visitors from around the world. Come visit us & enjoy the SF Bay Area!

Please read the whole listing before requesting to book, and tell me a bit about yourself when you write. Questions before booking? Use the "Contact Host" link just to the left below.


The space
Accommodates: 1
Bed type: Airbed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

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Prices
Cleaning Fee: $15
Cancellation: Strict

Description

Greetings adventurous travelers!

Welcome to our guest tent, the perfect stopping place for the outdoorsy traveler. Our congenial home is conveniently located, & we love to host visitors from around the world. Come visit us & enjoy the SF Bay Area!

Please read the whole listing before requesting to book, and tell me a bit about yourself when you write. Questions before booking? Use the "Contact Host" link just to the left below.

Our new winter tent is the biggest and best yet! It's officially for four people- 7’ x 8’ x 66" high- and it makes a very comfortable amount of space for one person (I can only accept reservations for one as our bathroom can't accommodate any more people) . It’s situated in the back of our lovely and quiet garden, tucked into a private corner. We've just added a translucent roof over the tent area for sun and rain protection- pics to come!

Inside the tent, you’ll find a rug on the floor, and a twin size airbed made up with flannel sheets, pillows, warm blankets, wool mattress pad, and a down comforter. Towels are provided. There is wireless internet that reaches to the tent and a battery operated lantern sits on a crate by the bed. Please note that there's no power in the tent, but you're welcome to charge your electronics in the house.

Important! If you are traveling with a large suitcase please be able to carry it by yourself up and down our steps (3 in front, 10 in back) as there may not be anyone available to help you. A gigantic suitcases may not fit through the tent door and you may damage the tent trying to get it in (it's happened). Please- do not book the tent if your luggage is oversized!

For spring-fall guests, the temperatures are typically in the 50s-60s at night and 60s-70s during the day, though it can get colder or warmer. Year-round it's chilly at night, so be sure to pack a scarf and jacket!

Our household includes two friendly critters: Omar, a sweet orange tomcat, and Bodie, a middle-aged and loving dog.

You will have 24/7 use of the house and garden- including kitchen for light cooking- shared with 2-3 interesting, friendly, open-minded, and independent people of varying ages. There is a washer and dryer available for a small fee, and a bicycle is available to rent.

I enjoy hosting and am always happy to answer questions and help you feel at home. Your privacy is respected, you can join in the household to the degree you desire, and you're free to come and go at any hour. In the summer we host an occasional barbecue for current and past guests, and in the winter we may gather and play cards.

Our neighborhood, composed of vintage houses from varying eras, is safe and quiet. The location is great- just a block to BART and buses, and easy walking distance to the Monterey Market shopping area, Berkeley Natural Grocery, University Avenue, and several cafes.

The North Berkeley BART station is literally one block from our house. It's about a 25 minute walk (or 5 minute BART ride) to downtown Berkeley and the university, and BARTing to San Francisco takes about 30 minutes. We're in the Berkeley "flatlands", so walking around is easy, and the Ohlone Greenway, an extended bike/pedestrian path, crosses our block. Inquire about our bike rental.

• If possible, please try to arrive before 10pm. If not possible, we will do our best to accommodate you. If you need to arrive before check-in you're welcome to drop off your bags and hang out.
• Although the tent has a 4 day minimum stay, I occasionally can accept 3 day bookings when I have a short gap in the calendar, so please contact me to inquire.
• The maximum tent stay is 10 days, but I can sometimes make exceptions if you need a few extra days.
• Please do note that you will be sharing one bathroom with up to 4 other people, which works just fine as long as everybody is considerate and communicative (we're not generally a 9-5 household, so rare morning shower back-ups). A chamber pot for pee is provided so you don't have to trek to the house at night.
• Weather in the Bay Area can vary a good bit in all seasons and nights are always cool to chilly, so be sure to pack a jacket and scarf.
• We're located about 1.5 miles from railroad tracks, and at night we sometimes hear the sound of train whistles. Most guests are either pleased or not bothered by the toots, but if you're an especially light sleeper you might want to bring earplugs.


House Rules
Check-in is after 3PM

• You will be expected to conscientiously clean up after yourself and to leave the tent tidy. If you opt to use the chamberpot, you MUST empty and rinse it daily.
• No food is allowed in the tent as it could attract ants or wildlife (we have possums, raccoons, and an occasional skunk in the neighborhood)
• Smoking is permitted outside, absolutely no smoking or candles, etc, permitted inside the tent.
• I ask guests to be conscious in their use of water and other utilities- use what you need and don't waste. To that end, and because we are experiencing a drought, please be aware that we do not flush the toilet just for pee.
• Kindness and respect toward our cat and dog are required.
• Please keep noise in the tent to a minimum.


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

Availability
4 nights minimum stay

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Cece

Cece

Berkeley, California, United States · Joined in July 2010

I'm an older woman with a young spirit who loves hosting and being hosted, and I've made some wonderful lifelong friends in the process. I work from home as a garden designer/landscape contractor, much enjoy the natural world, and care deeply about ecological issues that our world is facing. Animals are always a part of my life, and these days I'm guardian to Omar, the sweetest orange tom you'll ever meet, and Bodie, dog with a heart of gold. Our household is casual, congenial, and fun, and we welcome visitors of all ages, colors, shapes, and sizes. Come enjoy our peaceful haven in the city!

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