About this listing
This large room with private entrance and bath is located in a quiet, family friendly neighborhood in North Berkeley. Patio doors open east onto a wood deck with hot tub. A peaceful retreat space close to downtown Berkeley, Bart and UC Berkeley.
This private room is located in a safe, quiet, centrally located neighborhood. Five blocks from the "gourmet ghetto" with great restaurants and cafes, 20 minute walk to UC Berkeley and a minute walk to both the downtown Bart station and
North Berkeley Bart.
Large space with very comfortable king size bed, pull out leather couch and hot tub in the garden.
I enjoy meeting my guests and chatting but often times we cross paths and never get the chance to meet face to face. I like to give my guests privacy so I stay out of the way and appreciate when they come knocking at my kitchen door to introduce themselves.
Backyard, hottub, wifi
Interaction with Guests
The space is very private and there is potential for little contact but someone is always in the main house so if you need something you can always knock on the front or kitchen door.
We are five blocks from excellent restaurants and cafe's of all different sort, representing the great diversity in the Bay Area.
North Berkeley Bart is about 10 blocks and Downtown Berkeley Bart is 15-20 min walk. Bus lines run one block away on MLK.
Other Things to Note
The room is most comfortable for two but there is a comfy queen pullout. I do charge an additional $20 for additional people to take care of extra linens and towels etc.
Great stay! Everything as described, no problems. Quiet, comfortable, close to Berkeley downtown. Very roomy space, and private.
I thought the place was really great - good neighborhood. It has a real northern-california-cabin-in-the-woods feel (and woodsy smell) to it that I appreciated. It was quiet and comfortable which is all I was really hoping for. I had a week of meetings at UC Berkeley and the walk was ~ 30 minutes or so. The place is close to really good restaurants and the best coffee (Philz) in Berkeley.
We enjoyed our stay at Julia's studio. Though I would call it a 'no frills' rental it offered a lot of positives. It is in a very quiet neighborhood, the room is large and airy (with a wood floor which we like), and there's an open feeling with the glass doors to the greenery outside. Julia was attentive and friendly. We would definitely stay here again.
Julia was a nice host... very easy to communicate with before and during the stay, and she was flexible when I needed to change my reservation.
It was a nice, comfy, roomy space in a nice neighborhood, with a bakery, convenience store and restaurants nearby. The wooden hottub was a nice feature, as was the sitting area in the garden. Wi-Fi was sketchy and street parking was scarce but doable.
I would stay here again.
The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The hot tub was exactly that and wonderfully private as well! I was a little dismayed at the lack of wifi anywhere in the cottage except the bathroom, the lack of a microwave, power issues and zero hot or even warm water from the bathroom faucet. I brought up each of these issues via text and only the power outage was addressed.
I stayed here for six nights and found the studio very comfortable and private. As I was busy throughout the day it was great to have a quiet place for a good nights sleep. There were a couple of minor issues with the towels and internet but they were taken care of very quickly. As I was busy I didn't get an opportunity to use the Hot tub or enjoy the deck in the back. I enjoyed my stay and would definitely stay here again.
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About the Host, Julia
I am originally from New York but happy to call the Bay Area home.
I have three grown children, one off to college, one up in Northern CA and the middle child living at home and working in the Bay Area. I graduated from Lewis and Clark College where I studied photography and recently finished a masters in fine arts degree at California College of Art where I studies social practices. I am a freelance cinematographer and editor who loves to follow the multitude of political movements in the streets. I am interested in independent film and alternative media. I love to explore new places and always up for an adventure. Hosting people exposes me to new and interesting people all the time and is one of the perks of being an Airbnb host.