Welcome to Berkeley CA!
Our comfy guest room is furnished with a firm double bed, work table, dresser, TV, and rocking chair. The closet is generous, all linens are provided, washer and dryer are available, and there is wireless internet. With a two week minimum stay, it's a perfect situation for longer-term visitors. We also much enjoy hosting visiting scholars and people in transition.
Because of the limits of one bathroom, we can only accommodate one person in the room.
The house and bathroom (with tub and shower) are shared with a 65 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 two independent but friendly cats in the household.
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 3 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.
The listings of the place was accurate absolutely. It was amazingly clean and comfortable and you can govern your level of privacy. Cece is a gracious host who was always happy to help and chat. A very convenient distance from the BART and the food places on University Ave. Highly recommended!
Cece was a great host and I spent a perfect time at her place. The room is very nice and clean and the area quiet.
I highly recommend staying at Cece's to anyone visiting Berkeley or the Bay Area.
Cece is a very kind host and very eco-friendly. The place is nice and quiet in a residential area. Conveniently close to BART. Easy stay.
The location is great: 1 block away from bart, 25 minutes walk from Berkeley campus, 5-10 minutes walk from Monterey market, the best fruit and vegetable market probably in the whole Bay Area! Cece's house is also great: cosy and furnished with every sort of kitchen stuff which you are allowed to use. The garden is amazing (she is a garden designer), and if you have time to stay out and read a book it is also a great resoruce! The room is big and comfortable and bright. Cece is a nice and special person which will be soon your friend. Living in her house I also met many nice and interesting persons, who also became good friends! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
I am eternally grateful to Cece for making my orientation to life in Berkeley so pleasant. The room is indeed comfy and only a block from the North Berkeley BART. The off street parking accommodations have been perfect and have given me the chance to have my Illinois-registered car successfully smog checked and ready for a trip to the CA DMV. In fact, after a 5-day drive from Chicago to Berkeley with all my stuff, I found myself in comfort heaven with the room's queen-sized bed, organic sheets, an exquisite comforter and light-filled, clean space. This is my first AirBnB experience, and I am thrilled that the photos of the room matched the reality! I highly recommend Cece's comfy guest room and her hospitality.
Cece is a gracious host who provided me a wonderful place to stay. I felt bad having arrived in the wee hours of the morning because I missed a connecting flight but she made me feel truly welcomed. The room is so well furnished, I felt like I was coming home to my own room. The area is nice, quiet and safe. Lovely garden with several fruit trees.
Berkeley is a very walkable city but if you don't feel like walking much, the N. Berkeley BART is a mere 3-minute walk from the house. There is a great Mexican bakery/cafe, Andronico's, farmer's markets, Trader Joe's, Popeye's (for fast food lovers), Gourmet Ghetto and the Monterey Market within a 20-minute walking radius. Great, great, great location!
I would highly recommend Cece and her wonderful abode!
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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 presently I'm owned by 2 very independent cats. 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!