A bundle of matching towels, color-coordinated to the room, is provided to each guest.Bedding is goose down (unless you request alternatives), and there's a spare blanket or quilt for each bed.
SUNNY BAYSHORE ROOM by Professional Superhost
SUNNY BAYSHORE ROOM by Professional Superhost

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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The BAYSHORE ROOM (21 ft x 10 ft) is a private, locking room in Derby Creek Guesthouse near UC Berkeley. It is a bright, airy, tranquil upstairs room with wrap-around windows that overlook the neighborhood. Furnished with a comfy queen sized bed (sleeps 2), high quality cotton and down bedding, a teak desk and chair, cabinet and drawer space for clothes, end tables and lamps, a closet with hangers and hamper, your own iron and ironing board, and extra blankets for cool nights.

The space

You'll share the house with other Airbnb travelers and your host. Since there's no daily maid service, and your hosts work outside the home, guests clean up after themselves in common areas (kitchen, bathrooms, living rooms, etc). Professional housekeepers visit twice weekly. Since common sense consideration and sleeping hours can vary by culture, generation, and other factors, we ask that you read the house rules and quiet hours before booking, so you know what to expect. Your accommodations are prepared by a professional Airbnb Superhost with a consistent 5-star rating for more than six years. My reviews show my devotion to creating a seamless, comfortable, and hassle-free visit for you. The photos are an accurate representation of the rooms, and they are kept as clean and organized as pictured, so you don't have to worry about any unpleasant surprises.

Guest access

Guests share a spacious, clean, green/non-toxic, organized, and beautifully decorated house, with two large, clean bathrooms, and a well-stocked chef's kitchen. Kitchen access hours are [6 am - 11 am] and [5 pm - 10 pm]. As long as you treat our equipment, cookware, floors, and surfaces with care, and tidy up after yourself completely, you're welcome to use the kitchen for light meals (no all-day cooking extravaganzas or deep frying, please). The Bayshore Room is allotted one small fridge shelf and one small pantry shelf. If you need to bring more food than that, we can lend you a cooler and ice packs. It's wise to check-in and assess the available space before shopping. There's no on site 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. Check-in takes just 5 or 10 mins. Returning guests don't need to meet the host for check-in. When we're home, we use the kitchen and living areas alongside guests. We enjoy meeting guests when our paths cross, but we respect your privacy and autonomy, and you're not expected to socialize.

Other things to note

ETIQUETTE: IT'S A HOME, NOT A HOTEL A shared Airbnb is your host's home (not a hotel), so please respect it as such. Our guests tidy up after themselves; respect quiet hours; don't steal, borrow, or handle household items roughly; let us know if they've damaged or lost something; and treat their host, other guests, and neighbors considerately. Let's follow the neighborly principle of reciprocity: if you seek a discount or other special accommodation, offer a trade or a helping hand in return. WE EMBRACE DIVERSITY. People of all ethnicities, nationalities, religious or non-religious affiliation, gender identity, and sexual orientation are welcome and appreciated here. Due to the many stairs, we may not be able to accommodate certain physical disabilities. Due to pet allergies, we cannot accept service animals. BOOKING CONFIRMATION Airbnb will email you a Booking Confirmation and House Manual the day you book. It includes the address, host contact info, wi-fi password, and other important info. Please review it, print it, bring it along with you, and consult it. SAFETY: Guests are kept safe with fire extinguishers, smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors, a First Aid kit, and lock & key rooms. BABY GEAR is available so parents don't have to schlep it onto the plane. CLEAN AND GREEN: The house is professionally cleaned, and all bedding laundered between guests, using organic, fragrance-free cleaning supplies. Green living supports are provided: recycling, composting, chemical-free bath products, etc. Recycling, composting, and energy conservation are expected. PETS. No pets allowed, including support animals. 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, or suffer jet lag routinely when you travel, please choose another Airbnb, since even ordinary activities of living are too disruptive in a shared home in the middle of the night. QUESTIONS?: Ask away!


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 toddler bed

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

Amenities
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people $25 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $35
Security Deposit $150
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 a week before your arrival to schedule it. -|- COMMUNICATION. Use the Airbnb website's messaging feature, download the app, or establish cell phone contact, and respond to communications about check-in/out. -|- 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, close doors and cabinets gently (don't slam), walk softly on stairs & wood floors, turn alarm off immediately when you wake. -|- NO FOOD IN BEDROOMS. Store food in kitchen to prevent pests. -|- KITCHEN. Wash your own dishes & cookware, wipe/sweep your spills, put away food. Respect kitchen hours. Check in and assess available space before buying groceries. |- REMOVE SHOES INDOORS. Ask your visitors to do the same. -|- HANG DAMP TOWELS ON PROVIDED METAL BARS/HOOKS in your room, 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, first aid supplies provided in bathroom & hallway cabinets). -|- DISALLOWED. No smoking, illegal drugs, pets, chemical toxins, hair dye/bleach, bleach, scented candles, or incense-burning. -|- TIDY UP AFTER YOURSELF immediately in the common areas. -|- 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, abscond with, or hide keys. -|- DO NOT REMOVE MY POSSESSIONS from the home, not even just to "borrow" them, loan them, or use them for an outing. We inspect and inventory everything between guests, including pillows, so take care if you've brought your own pillow that you pack yours and not ours on checkout day. -|- VISITORS/GATHERINGS. No events/parties, and no more than one visitor without advance arrangement & permission of your host. Overnight visitors require advance booking/payment. MAILING/SHIPPING/MOVING. Do not use our address for your drivers license, shipments, mail, bank accounts, etc. We cannot manage your mail and packages. There are easily accessible public and private drop boxes, post office boxes, and general delivery in Berkeley (just ask). If relocating to Berkeley, you will not be able to store your belongings here. Guests are allowed 3 suitcases each. -|- END

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 8 steps to front door; 16 steps to second floor (where guest rooms are located)
Pet(s) live on property - Cats live outdoors and in my private suite (but not in the main house)
Some spaces are shared - Kitchen, living room, dining room, and yard are shared.

Cancellations

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

Availability
4 nights minimum stay

141 Reviews

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Yang User Profile
September 2017
A great location, a very nice host, an organized household, a clean room. What else do you want?

Kathleen User Profile
July 2017
Amy's place has a great location, is open and friendly, clean and organized. A great place to stay!
Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.
Response from Amy:
Thank you for making my place your home away, Kathi & Bob! It's always delightful to see you!
July 2017

Chris User Profile
July 2017
One of the friendliest, warmest, and sweetest hosts I've ever had in a great, cozy, comfortable home and delicious breakfast. Don't stay anywhere else in Berkeley.
Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.
Response from Amy:
Thank you, Chris! You two were great and you're always welcome!
July 2017

Kathleen User Profile
July 2017
Amy is a very attentive, present host. Here place is a pleasure to stay at!!
Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.
Response from Amy:
I'm typically too busy with school and work to be very present and attentive in person, unless my guests reach out (as Kathi and Bob do), and I happen to have time off (as I did during their stay). But I'm always promptly responsive by phone and text if my guests need anything, and am happy to get to know sociable visitors. But those who prefer their privacy & space will find me completely unobtrusive.
July 2017

Lakshmi User Profile
June 2017
I stayed at Amy's place in the lovely, bright Bayshore room while attending a training at Berkeley. The house is a short 15 minute walk from the University. Amy is very organized and picks ( I think) like minded guests because even though there were 4 or 5 other people , I never felt any crowding or inconvenience. The kitchen is well-stocked and I loved returning to my room in the evening. The bathrooms are large and bright. All in all, it made my Berkeley stay very enjoyable. Thank you , Amy, for making my stay very comfortable.

Alexandra User Profile
June 2017
Any has turned a commodity (a room) into an experience that I look forward to as much as I look forward to visiting my son. Her place is beautiful, clean, airy and sunny. And interactng with Amy and her guests is a delight!

Debbie User Profile
June 2017
Amy's place is the best AirBNB in Berkeley. Her beds and linens are clean and comfy. The kitchen is the best. Amy is a delight if you get lucky and run into her. She respects everyone's privacy yet is so nice to visit with.

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Berkeley, California, United StatesJoined in September 2010
Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.

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

I'm a writer and environmental & social justice 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 operate my Airbnb very much like a traditional Bed & Breakfast, but a bit more self-serve to keep prices affordable. 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. I'm committed to creating a shared living space where people of any age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and can feel safe, respected, and completely at home.

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.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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