About this listing
Welcome to Berkeley CA! Up for offer is a lovely and comfortable guest room in a casual and congenial home, conveniently located in North Berkeley right by the BART station. Read on for more!
Our comfy guest room is furnished with a firm double bed, work table, dresser, TV, and sitting chair. The closet is generous, all linens are provided, washer and dryer are available, and there is wireless internet. It's a perfect situation for travelers and visiting scholars (we host many).
The house and bathroom (with tub and shower) are shared with a 66 year-old woman, who is friendly, tolerant, and eco-conscious, and 2-3 other guests of varying ages. The kitchen is well-equipped, you'll have your own space for food, and the large garden is available for your enjoyment. There are a friendly cat and 2 friendly dogs in the household.
The room is located adjacent to the bathroom, which means that there is occasional night noise. Most guests don't experience a problem, but if you are a light sleeper you will want to bring ear plugs. While this is generally a fairly quiet household, we do enjoy socializing and it is a small house and sound travels.
Because of the limits of one bathroom, we can only accommodate one person in the room at this time, though that may change in December 2015, so please inquire.
You will have full use of the house and garden, and be free to come and go at any hour.
Interaction with Guests
I much enjoy hosting and am always happy to answer questions and help you feel at home. We have a casual and congenial household, and hope you'll feel like making yourself a part of it. Your privacy will be respected.
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 to rent.
Other Things to Note
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. The guest room is conveniently located right next to the bathroom.
I ask guests to be eco-conscious in their use of water and other utilities, to use what is needed and to not waste. To this end, and because California is experiencing a drought, please be aware that we do not flush the toilet for just pee.
Guests are responsible for cleaning up after themselves during their stay, for washing their own bedding, and for leaving the room clean and tidy on departure.