Amy
Entire home/apt
10 Guests
5 Bedrooms
10 Beds
$475
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Per Month
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Vacation home near UC Berkeley - perfect for graduation, conferences, students' family visits, reunions, wedding lodging, and professional retreats. Last minute bookings okay!

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The Wildcat Canyon Room

The Wildcat Canyon Room


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Property type: House
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 10
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM

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Extra people: $25 / night after 8 guests
Cleaning Fee: $150
Security Deposit: $725
Cancellation: Strict

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The Wildcat Canyon Room

The Wildcat Canyon Room

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March 2015
Amy
Response from Amy:

Translation: "The host is very enthusiastic. The house layout is very workable and pleasant. Each room has its own special design and features. Bedding is particularly nice. That said, with 19 people, it could be crowded." Since this group's booking was for 10 people, the reference to 19 people is either a typo or a projection of how many guests would be too many. We have a maximum of 10 single travelers, 14 if the group includes couples with children.

March 2015

March 2015

December 2014
Amy
Response from Amy:

Richard and Sharon's family was great to host! When the individual rooms of the house aren't rented out, groups can rent the entire main house as a private vacation rental. During those rentals, I still go all out with the prep: making up the beds beautifully and tying up individual, color-coordinated towel sets with bows; stocking soaps, coffee, teas, cooking oils and spices; dressing the dining room with tablecloths; and setting out a basket of goodies. I live in a separate apartment attached to the house, but with its own private entry, so these group rentals are completely private. Since I'm nearby, though, if you need something, I can help. Now we have a second attached apartment available to add to a group rental, in case someone in your group would like more privacy.

December 2014

December 2014
Amy
Response from Amy:

I enjoyed hosting Ellen and her family very much. I do regret that I can't provide washer and dryer access to guests, and this is a good opportunity to explain the situation to folks who wonder why. But first, I'll clarify that the laundromat is only a short city block away (450 feet, a 2-minute walk, visible from the house). To make it super easy, we provide a good-sized wheeled laundry cart, laundry bags, and laundry soap. Next to the laundromat is a cafe and a neighborhood grocery store, so folks usually let the laundry trip double as a nice coffee break or shopping trip. Since you can use multiple washers and dryers there, it's actually much quicker than doing it at home.

Now, we do actually have a washer/dryer in a utility room at the house. But because we host large groups, often for short stays, we have to keep the washer and dryer going with the house linens, towels, kitchen cloths, etc., 24/7 in order to have everything washed in time for the next group. Also, when we allowed guests to use it in the past, we encountered too many disasters due to carelessness: wax crayons melted to the dryer; glitter throughout the washer which kept coming out for weeks; a flood of the entire washroom and kitchen when someone moved the washer to retrieve something they dropped behind it and didn't realize they had pulled out the hose; another flood when someone washed a stuffed toy and its stuffing came out and clogged the drain pipe; and more. Aside from the ordeal cleaning up these disasters, not having use of our washer and dryer while we waited for the repairs was a disaster for us: hauling 10 beds worth of blankets and sheets, and 10 sets of guests towels, 10 sets of slippers, dozens of kitchen towels, and 1/2 dozen bath mats to the laundromat and back in time for the next guests. Expensive, draining, and stressful. We simply can't leave our little Airbnb operation (and the guests who come after you) vulnerable to that kind of chaos. So we do the next best thing by providing the conveniences to make your laundry trip super easy.

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About the Host, Amy

Amy
Berkeley, California, United States
Member since September 2010
Response rate: 98% (past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

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