This is the nice, spacious Muir Woods Room at Derby Creek Guesthouse, with sleeping space for 3 (queen bed, twin futon).In the daylight, the room is plenty bright for work, reading, or relaxing.
MUIR WOODS ROOM (Professional Superhost x 6 years)
MUIR WOODS ROOM (Professional Superhost x 6 years)

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

PLEASE MESSAGE HOST BEFORE BOOKING. The MUIR WOODS ROOM is a large (14 ft x 12 ft), private guest room in Derby Creek Guesthouse. Run like a traditional B&B by an Airbnb Superhost who delivers a hassle-free experience based on hospitality best practices. Cleaning is by professionals. Supplies are well stocked. Simple systems keep things tidy & organized. Bathrooms are clean. Nights are quiet. Breakfast is organic. Guest rooms are private, with keyed locks. Guests are mostly UC Berkeley scholars.

The space

THE MUIR WOODS ROOM has a comfortable queen-sized bed and a twin-sized futon (for reading or sleeping). It also has a desk and chair, a dresser for your clothes, end tables and lamps, a closet with hangers, your own iron and ironing board, an in-room landline phone, and extra blankets for those cool nights. The room can sleep up to 3 people. For guest-count purposes, each person counts as a guest, regardless of their age.

Derby Creek Guesthouse is operated by a PROFESSIONAL AIRBNB SUPERHOST who has been hosting for more than SIX YEARS. My reviews show my devotion to creating a seamless, comfortable, and hassle-free visit for you. I have diligently applied guest feedback and researched hospitality best practices to make my place 100% supportive of a short term stay. Nothing is left to chance. As so many of my reviews report, a stay at Derby Creek Guesthouse is a traditional Bed & Breakfast experience at an unbelievably low price.

Guest access

Guests share a spacious, clean, green/non-toxic, organized, and beautifully decorated house, with two spacious, clean bathrooms.

Access to the kitchen is privilege-based: as long as you tidy up after yourself and respect kitchen access hours, you're welcome to store your food in my fridge/cabinets and cook to your heart's content. Kitchen hours are 6 am - 9 pm.

There's no laundry access, but we supply a wheeled cart and laundry bag, which you can take to the coin operated laundromat just one block away.

Interaction with guests

For everyone's comfort, safety, and peace of mind, we meet new guests for check-in, by appointment, on their first visit. Return guests can let themselves in. When I'm home, I use the kitchen and living areas alongside guests. I enjoy getting to know travelers who are sociable and respect the privacy of those who are not.

Other things to note

WE EMBRACE DIVERSITY. People of all races, nationalities, religious or non-religious affiliation, gender identity, and sexual orientation are welcome and appreciated here.

You're being invited into your host's private home, not a hotel, so please behave accordingly. You'll be expected to tidy up after yourself, respect quiet hours, don't steal or handle my things roughly, be polite to the neighbors, and treat your host and other guests considerately. Tell me about yourself before requesting a booking, so I know who I'm inviting into my home. Let's follow the neighborly principle of reciprocity: if you seek a discount or other special accommodation, offer a trade or a helping hand.

Airbnb will email you a Booking Confirmation/Itinerary with the House Guide. It includes the address, directions, parking details, host contact info, house rules, wi-fi password, restaurant recommendations, and other important and helpful info. I invested a lot of time in preparing this guide to help you. Please review it, bring it along with you, and consult it first when you need help.

CLEAN AND GREEN: House is professionally cleaned, and all bedding laundered between guests, using organic, fragrance-free cleaning supplies. Each guest cleans up after themselves (no maid). Green living supports are provided: recycling, composting, chemical-free bath products, etc. Furnishings are natural materials (no particle board or other off-gassing materials).

PETS. The upstairs (where all of the bedrooms are located) is a NO PETS ZONE (for the sake of allergy-sufferers). Two cats live with me in my separate, downstairs suite. There's a HEPA air filter outside my door, and we sweep daily and mop weekly.

NOT A PARTY or NIGHT OWL HOUSE: I consider a good nights' sleep a sacred commitment to my guests. If you tend to be a night owl, please choose another Airbnb. Sleep is valued and protected here.

QUESTIONS?: Ask away!

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 2 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 4PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $25
Security Deposit: $250
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 9PM

CHECK-IN is by appointment, between 4 pm and 9 pm. Contact me at least one week before your arrival to schedule your check-in. -|- COMMUNICATION. Use the Airbnb website's messaging feature, download the app, or establish cell phone contact well before your arrival day. -|- COMMON SENSE CARE. Care for my things as if they were your friend's, through common sense, respectful usage. -|- QUIET HOURS 10 pm - 7 am: Bedroom doors closed (gently), voices low, media with headphones only, take phone calls and showers downstairs, close doors and cabinets gently (don't slam), walk softly on stairs & wood floors, turn alarm off immediately when you wake. -|- NO FOOD IN ROOMS. Store food in kitchen to prevent pests. -|- REMOVE SHOES INDOORS. Ask your visitors to do the same. -|- HANG TOWELS ON PROVIDED METAL BARS/HOOKS, not on wood or upholstered furniture. -|- USE COASTERS or placemats underneath drinking glasses on wood surfaces. -|- PREPARE at BEDTIME to avoid damage to sheets (feminine, bedwetting, special pillow cases for hair dye, and first aid supplies in bathroom cabinet and upstairs hallway drawer). -|- DISALLOWED. No smoking, illegal drugs, pets, chemical toxins, hair dye/bleach, bleach, scented candles, or incense-burning. Store personal care products and perfumes/colognes in plastic bin (provided), not on furniture or bed, so they don't absorb into fabrics and wood fibers. -|- TIDY UP AFTER YOURSELF immediately in the common areas. -|- WASH OWN DISHES, put away food, and wipe countertops, stove, and other surfaces after meals. -|- LOCK DOORS when you enter and when you depart for the day, even if someone else is present in the house. Do not loan out, copy, or hide keys. -|- DO NOT REMOVE MY POSSESSIONS from the home, not even to "just borrow" them, loan them, or use them for an outing. -|- VISITORS/GATHERINGS. No events/parties without advance arrangement & permission of your host. -|- end



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
First aid kit

4 nights minimum stay

104 Reviews

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Ade Irma User Profile
May 2017
Amy is great! She is really helpful and her house is perfect for stay! You get pretty much everything you need in a house, or even more than you usually need, in her house. The location is just wonderful, there is a coin laundry, small market, and coffee shop within a less than 2-minute walk from the house. It is also really close to the UC Berkeley campus. I definitely recommend Amy's place when you visit Berkeley and UC Berkeley.

Ivana User Profile
April 2017
Amy's house is well-located in a really nice neighborhood and she was an accommodating host!

Ramya User Profile
March 2017
My team and I have stayed with Amy once in the past, and we loved the place so much, we decided to stay here again. I would highly recommend this house to fellow travelers. The rooms are spacious with every possible amenity you could think of, and the house is warm, welcoming and very quiet. Amy went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and bended her rules quite a bit to accommodate our requests. I would definitely reconsider booking here again.
Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.
Response from Amy:
Hi, Ramya: Thank you for the glowing review. I'm happy to go above and beyond for considerate folks like you. I always look forward to seeing you and your team.
March 2017

Marianna User Profile
March 2017
Our stay was so enjoyable. The space was wonderful and comfortable and Amy was very hospitable.

Mark User Profile
March 2017
Great place!

Danica User Profile
March 2017
I stayed at Amy's place for 2 weeks and it was great. The house is huge and there is really place for everyone. My room (the Muir Woods room) was a bit dark though (there are some trees outside), which is enjoyable when it comes to sleeping, but meant I couldn't work there. However, the dining room and living rooms were quite cosy and I worked there sometimes. Also, Berkeley is full of cafes where most of guests work and study... I found Amy's breakfast delicious and ate it almost every day. It was convenient not to have to think about getting groceries myself. I could also help myself with coffee or tea any time of the day. Everything else was perfect - bathrooms, cleanliness, quiet hours... Well done, Amy!
Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.
Response from Amy:
Thank you for the detailed feedback and nice compliments, Danica. I'll be sure to add a brighter desk lamp in the Muir Woods Room and to make sure guests realize that the main overhead lights have a dimmer switch that allows for brighter or dimmer settings. It was lovely meeting you and hosting you.
March 2017

Han User Profile
February 2017
Her house is greatly located in a quiet community around UCB, huge, vintage and super clean. Amy is very nice to talk to. Love my days there!
Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.
Response from Amy:
Thank you, Han! It was lovely meeting and hosting you. So glad you were comfortable here. :)
February 2017

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Berkeley, California, United States · Joined in September 2010
Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.

I'm both a host and a traveler on Airbnb.

I'm a writer and advocacy professional making a career change to psychology. I'm intellectually inclined, politically informed, and culturally sensitive. I love science (from microbes to galaxies), animals (wild and domestic), gardening, outdoor adventures, philosophy, writing, and the mysteries of "life, the universe, and everything."

As a HOST, I truly enjoy sharing my comfy, warm, and welcoming home with good people from all over the world. To me, a stranger is just a friend I haven't met. Sometimes a visiting family member or friend stays here, too, and participates in welcoming visitors or helping with projects around the house.

As a TRAVELER, alone or with friends, I'm self-sufficient, quiet, upbeat, and respectful of the homes and privacy of my hosts. I read and follow the house rules ahead of time, and research public transit, etc., so I'm easy to host. My travel style is to relax and plan in the early morning, explore all day, and come back at a reasonable hour so I can get a good night's sleep and have energy for the next day's adventures.

Looking forward to meeting you!
Amy B.

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