About This Listing
The room has a king size bed, with a comfortable chair and lamp for reading, and a table and chair for computer or other needs.
A lovely older Berkeley Home on a quiet, tree lined street; 3 blocks from the Ashby Bart Station; AC bus close by; one mile from UC Berkeley Campus; walking distance from Elmwood Shopping District with a wide variety of restaurants and coffee and tea shops; book stores, clothing stores, art boutiques, and a movie theatre. 3 blocks from the Berkeley Bowl and Whole Foods.
Quiet restful room to return to after sightseeing or studying.
Great for Cal Football Game weekend
No kitchen use or laundry
Expect to eat in wonderful restaurants and cafes in the area.
No microwave or tv.
Movie theater, boutiques, cafes, book stores within 8 block, lovely walking distance and closer.
What makes my place unique is that it is a quiet, peaceful place to return to after a busy day touring, studying, or attending a social event, or performance.
I have three other rooms listed at the same location on airbnb; feel free to check them out, Cozy Comfortable, Simple Sleeping Space, and Garden View Studio
I offer individual sessions in T'ai Chi Chih and counseling using the Enneagram as a tool for understanding. This can be done in my garden or living room. Price can be negotiated.
Interaction with Guests
Depending on my academic schedule, very little during the Fall and Spring Semesters, more so in the summer time when I am home a lot more
Ashby Bart station is 3 blocks from my house; bus lines are about the same. My house is pretty centrally located, walking distance from downtown Berkeley and UCBerkeley.
Other Things to Note
Parking on the street is 2 hour parking Monday through Friday from 10 am until 7 pm. Unrestricted parking on weekends, holidays and all night from 7 pm until 10 am. I have a longish driveway in which people have parked, also, a limited number of all day parking permits.
There are a number of units in my house so I expect guests to be relatively quiet after 10 pm in consideration of others and me; speaking in lower tones, coming in as quietly as possible, closing doors carefully.
no kitchen use
If possible, I would like to meet the guests the 1st day and go over the general schedules, just so we're on the same page.
No other guests in the house than the ones booking the room; unless we have discussed it ahead of time, and come to agreement
So far, for the most part, things have worked out very well, it's a relaxed and flexible atmosphere.
I booked Judith's place for my dad's visit to Berkeley and he loved the location and the place so much. We will definitely come back here!
Judith was great and flexible in arranging a time to meet on the first day! I needed to get in pretty late and she was super accommodating. The place is just as described and quite roomy for a room! It has a closet too! It's very quiet and a great place if you need to have somewhere to retreat and sleep and recover after a busy day. It's also about 3 - 1 long blocks and 2 short blocks - from the BART station.
The bathroom which is shared was super clean and overall I felt the house and the room was great. It fit what I wanted perfectly which was a quiet place to come back to.
I didn't get a chance to check out the kitchen and other areas as I basically woke up early and came back very late every night.
I would totally stay here again! The commute to downtown SF is not very long either, maybe 20 minutes, which is very close to taking MUNI from sunset or richmond, which would be the comparable choice for staying at this price point.
Everything is old in this house: house is old, towel is old, door is old so when you open/close, it make noisy, you have to share bath with 2 other tenant, and no kitchen access at all. Not going to use this host next time.Clos
This was my first experience with airbnb. Judith was a very welcoming hostess. The room was large and the bed was comfortable. The shared bath was equipped with soaps and face wash, in case you didn't bother to bring your own. The location was very convenient.
The room is nice and clean in a little old house. However, its just a bedroom with a table. Please keep in mind that you don't have access to the living room or kitchen. Plus the bathroom is shared between 3 rooms (so up to several people which can be annoying in the morning). You also cannot have a shower after 10pm. I like to have a night shower so this annoys me. I didn't read the description thoroughly so was very disappointed when we arrived.
If you're looking for a place to stay for a couple of nights, it's fine. But longer than that, it could be annoying with no laundry, no TV, and no kitchen.
I was staying in the area to be near my daughter after her surgery, and had to stay longer than planned; so Judith was kind enough to accommodate me for 2 nights when my other airbnb room was unavailable. I never met my hostess, but the room was clean, spacious and comfortable. The neighborhood is convenient and worked well for my purposes. There are three rooms to let that share a very small landing and bathroom. The first night, I was all alone, so it was super quiet. The second night, all 3 rooms were full, and every bathroom visit during the night by my fellow lodgers was a rude awakening. You can hear everything that goes on in the bathroom from my room - everything. I don't mind sharing a bathroom, but don't really want to feel like I'm actually IN the bathroom with someone else. I would suggest installing a light/fan combination (separate from the expensive-to-run heat lamp that exists now). It also didn't help that one of my fellow lodgers liked to use the bathroom without closing the door - come on.
I think next time I would prefer to stay in my previous location - $20 less per night, AND a private bath, AND kitchen privileges. This situation will be fine for some, but now I know it wasn't my cup of tea.
Judith was a wonderful host. She knows her neighborhood and had great local recommendations. I loved being walking distance to both Whole Foods and Starbucks! On the way to Starbucks, i noticed a darling cafe and ended up having coffee there instead.
the accomodations were comfortable, the wireless worked great, and the neighborhood was quiet for great sleeping. She also rents other rooms to other guests, I never saw them, it was like I had the shared bathroom to myself. It was clean and spotless!
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About the Host, Judith
I am a College Professor, teaching at City College, S.F., in the Older Adults Department. I teach T'ai Chi Chih and Mind/Body/Spirit Health. I have a Private Counseling Practice in Berkeley, out of my home, where I counsel people with an emphasis on Holism. I teach a system called the Enneagram which describes 9 different personality types. It is a wonderful tool for deepening ones understanding of oneself. I conduct groups with this orientation.
I love gardening and spend many hours in my luscious garden, meditating, doing T'ai Chi Chih and teaching classes, as well as pulling up the perennial little weeds which want to overwhelm my sunflowers, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, rose, cosmos, etc plants. I am basically, but not strictly, a vegetarian enjoying eating food from my garden, as well as the organic boxes of food delivered by FarmFreshToYou.
I am working on a book and find the garden the perfect place to be writing.
I am a Mother and a Grandmother, spending time with my very large extended family less than before. Everyone is growing up and very involved in their own wonderful lives! I'm grateful for the abundance of family.
I have traveled extensively, Europe; from Turkey to India by land, when that was possible; Africa; Israel; Mexico, almost all of the 50 States. I love different cultures and meeting people and learning about their lives. My three favorite cities in the world are San Francisco, Istanbul, and New Orleans.
I am an avid reader, as well as an amateur musician, picking up the clarinet and sitting at the piano periodically.
I enjoy watching dvds from Netflex, my favorites so far have been West Wing and Treme. I don't watch tv. Dislike the commercials. I listen to NPR, KQED, KALW, KPFA, and KCSM, the 24 hour jazz station. I also enjoy the classical station.