The ROSE GARDEN ROOM is one of 5 rooms in the gorgeously updated DERBY CREEK GUESTHOUSE. We operate our Airbnb like a luxury Bed & Breakfast. Nothing else happens here, so it's all about YOU! See the other rooms here: www.airbnb.com/s?host_id=240790
THE ROSE GARDEN ROOM
13 ft x 10 ft (130 square feet)
The Rose Garden Room is one of 5 bedrooms available for rent in my large Craftsman home.
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The Rose Garden Room furnished with a gorgeous and comfortable queen-sized bed (sleeps 2), an antique Victorian reading chair, a Queen Anne desk, an antique wooden dresser, end tables and lamps, a closet with hangers and hamper, your own iron and ironing board, and extra blankets for cool nights.
Named and decorated after the Berkeley Rose Gardens, its floral decor and antique furnishings are soothingly reminiscent of Grandma's house.
See all of the home's five bedrooms here:
When you rent a room in Derby Creek Guesthouse, you have access to:
- Your private room with locking door.
- Free self-serve, organic breakfast provisions (breakfast-only, not for other meals or taking out as snacks): fruit, hot and cold cereals, breads, spreads, milk, juice, yogurt, eggs, pancake mix, coffee, tea.
- Two clean and newly remodeled, shared bathrooms, each with a shower (and one with a clawfoot tub). None of the rooms in the main house have a private bathroom.
- The large, well-equipped kitchen where you can cook and store your food. We also supply cooking oils and spices, baking supplies (for pancakes, etc.), and condiments.
- The comfortable and beautifully furnished living room with TV & music player.
- The large dining room.
- The front porch with its patio seating and ample windows to view the neighborhood
- The pretty front yard garden with its teak outdoor seating and charcoal barbecue grill (backyard garden is private).
Note: there is no on site laundry access, but we supply a wheeled laundry cart and laundry bags you can take to the coin laundromat just a block away.
Interaction with Guests
IMPORTANT: Guests need to set a check-in appointment at least a week ahead. For everyone's peace of mind, I meet and greet my guests at check-in for your first booking.
At check-in, I'll show you where to find the things you'll need and the quirks of the house, deliver your keys, verify your ID, get a liability waiver signed, and answer your questions. I'm also happy to make restaurant, transportation, and sightseeing recommendations.
I'm available by phone, email, or text if you need anything during your stay or if you have any questions or problems.
When we all have time, I enjoy getting to know travelers who are sociable, but to respect your privacy, I will go about my own business unless you reach out.
The house is located approximately 1/2 mile south of University of California, Berkeley between the Southside and Elmwood neighborhoods. This neighborhood is a quaint, walkable, safe, and quiet residential area, just a few hundred feet from the popular Telegraph Ave, College Ave, Claremont Ave shops and restaurants. Public transportation, shops and restaurants, and Zipcars are abundant nearby. San Francisco is just 10 miles away and easily accessible by BART train or by car.
BUS STOP: An AC Transit bus stop is just one block away, at Derby & Benvenue, with Bus 51 B getting you to campus in 5 minutes and to the Downtown Berkeley BART station in 10 mins.
BART: Two BART stations are exactly one mile away - Ashby BART and Downtown Berkeley BART. A third BART station (with plentiful parking) is 2.5 miles away: Rockridge BART.
CAR: You'll find an Enterprise Rent-a-Car just a few blocks away. You can also easily get rides from Uber or Lyft most anywhere in the Bay Area.
FREEWAYS: It's an easy jaunt from here to I-80/I-580, via California 13 (Ashby Ave). Ashby Ave intersects with our street just 4 blocks south.
PARKING is limited and regulated, so avoid bringing a car if you can. If you must bring a car, you can park on the street in my neighborhood overnight and for up to two hours during the day (8 am - 7 pm) without a permit. If you wish to park your car all day, you have three options: 1) park it at the nearest BART station for around $2/day; 2) park it in a nearby public parking garage for around $15-20/day; or purchase a street parking permit from me for $10/'day (as available, by advance request, supplies are limited). But if you plan to park your car all day, you will be much better off without one in Berkeley, since public transit is convenient, taxis are easy to find, Zipcars, Lyft cars, and Ubers are plentiful, and parking is expensive and hard to find. I'm not responsible for securing or managing your parking or for guest's parking tickets. If your plan is to park your car all day, you will be much better off without one in Berkeley, since public transit is convenient, taxis are easy to find, Zipcars, Lyft cars, and Ubers are plentiful, and parking is expensive and hard to find.
Other Things to Note
After you book, Airbnb will email you a booking confirmation. In addition to the address, directions, house rules, and wi-fi passcode, it contains a link to our House Manual, which tells you where to find things and other important info.
PLEASE PRINT THIS CONFIRMATION and bring it with you so you can easily find the address, directions, wi-fi passcode, and our contact information in case you can't access the Airbnb website while you're traveling. You'll need it to review the house rules, which we do expect our guests to know and observe.
CLEAN AND GREEN: We provide green living supports (recycling, composting, chemical-free bath products, etc.). Each person cleans up after themselves immediately after meals. Before you check-in, we have the entire house professionally cleaned, including laundering all of the linens, towels, pillows, and blankets. We also clean the common areas of the house at least twice weekly during your stay. For stays of more than a week, we will replace your linens and towels, and dust and vacuum your room weekly. Cleaning products are chemical-free and unscented (Seventh Generation and Dr. Bronners), so you'll smell only the fresh air. We ask you to preserve our indoor air quality and other guests' health & comfort by not bringing bleach or other toxic products into the home and by storing perfumes only inside the bathroom drawers (not inside guest rooms).
LAUNDRY: We don't have on site laundry facilities for guests, but there's a coin operated laundry just 200 feet from the house (a 1 minute walk), and we provide laundry bags, eco-friendly laundry soap, and a wheeled basket to get you there easily.
WHOLE HOUSE VACATION RENTAL: When the individual rooms are not already booked, you can rent the entire main house for your family reunion or other group getaway. Whole main house listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/662523
OPTIONAL SERVICES: Whether you're renting the house or individual rooms, we also offer (with 1 week advance notice and extra fee):
- laundry service
- daily maid service
- catering, picnics, and lunches to-go
- beach kit
- camping gear
- rides (for shopping, etc)
- bike rentals
- baby gear
The gear items were purchased for your convenience at considerable up front expense. Please don't be offended when we ask you to help cover the cost of providing, maintaining, and replacing them through a rental fee (averages 1/2 what you'd pay a gear rental company).
NOT A PARTY HOUSE: If your group is looking for a house where you can hold loud parties or stay up through the night, this is not the place for you. Night owls should stay elsewhere, since normal household sounds (doors closing, footsteps, shuffling around) travel easily in houses with wooden floors. I consider a good nights' sleep a sacred commitment to my guests and if you're disruptive at night, you'll be asked to leave.
The calendar is always up-to-date, so the step of asking if it's available and waiting for a reply isn't necessary. If the calendar shows dates as available, they are, and you can go ahead and book them.
APPROVING YOUR RESERVATION
Understand that Airbnb hosts are allowing total strangers into their homes and this merits a certain level of care and caution. Airbnb is a community of trust, and your profile and verifications make that trust possible. If your profile is not complete, please include in your inquiry your name and address, place of employment, and the reason for your stay in the Bay Area. If your booking is for a family member, friend, or employee, include their info when you reach out. I won't accept anonymous bookings. Best approach: take a moment to complete your profile so you don't need to repeat this info with each host.
Ask away! Or ask for my complete Q&A.
SEE ALL OF THE ROOMS HERE:
- USE WITH CARE. Care for the furniture, bedding, floors, appliances, etc., through common sense, respectful usage.
- QUIET HOURS. This is a shared living space with 5 guest rooms, where a good night's sleep is the main objective. Respect quiet hours 10 pm - 7 am. During these hours, keep voices and media volume low, close doors and cabinets gently, walk softly on the wood floors, shower downstairs only, and close the sliding doors between the common areas and upstairs if you'll be socializing in the living/dining room areas after hours. If you're a night owl who stays up through the night, or if you allow children to run, play, and shout after 10 pm, please book elsewhere. Guests who disrupt others' sleep will be asked to leave. Outside visitors must depart at 10 pm or book an available room.
- Remove shoes indoors (slippers are provided) and ask your visitors to do the same.
- Use the provided recycled paper towels to wipe the bathroom countertop (and toilet seat, if needed) after your use so that it's clean and dry for the next guest.
- Use coasters or placemats underneath drinking glasses on wood surfaces.
- Prepare adequately at bedtime to avoid damage to sheets. Supplies are provided in bathroom cabinets.
- No smoking, illegal drugs, pets, chemical toxins, or incense-burning. Store perfumes/colognes in bathroom, not in guest room.
- Please pick up after yourself in the common areas.
- Wash your dishes thoroughly, put away food, and wipe countertops, stove, and other surfaces immediately after meals.
- Lock entry doors when you enter and when you depart, even if someone else is present in the house. Do not loan out, copy, or hide keys.
- Visitors are fine, but you must notify your host in advance, since this is not a hotel, and strangers in the house are a security concern. No on-site events, parties, or dinners involving non-registered guests without advance arrangement & permission of your host.
- Communicate right away if you have any needs, questions, or problems. Give your caring host the opportunity to remedy a problem during your stay rather than first mentioning it in a review.
Wonderful!! Amy is very accommodating and detail oriented. Super comfortable bedding and very clean.
The Rose Garden room was just perfect! It exceeded my expectations as listed on the website, and was clean, comfortable, and cozy. The bathroom was spacious and every guest maintained the cleanliness of the facilities.
I had the opportunity to share breakfast with Amy, and she was such a wonderful, gracious host. She provided wholesome, delicious food for breakfast, and it was greatly appreciated!
The location was great as well: close to food and activities. I highly recommend Amy and her space. If I am ever in Berkeley again, I will absolutely try to stay with her again! Thank you!
My mom and I stayed in Amy's apartment, but my mom's friend stayed at the rose room in the guest house. My mom's friend really enjoyed her stay in the room. She is from Japan so it was an interesting experience for her to stay in someone's house and not a hotel. The location was great and convenient. The room was clean and accurately described. Amy is super nice and communicates with you quickly if you have questions or need something.
I love Amy's house very much. I liked everything when I lived here. My room was sweet and comfortable.she is a nice lady.She had many kinds of bread and fruits for guests. I like her and I wish I can live here someday.
Amy is a great host and the house is amazing. It was my 2nd time staying here for a business trip. Great place to meet other travelers or keep to yourself for work the next day. The location of the house less than 1 block Resturants, bars and groceries. Amy keeps a supply of healthy breakfast foods for all guests which is included in the price. She responsive, precise and was able to make last minute arrangements for me. It doesn't get any better then this.
We enjoyed our stay in the Rose Garden room. Amy was very helpful and she accommodated us with the time of our arrival. The whole house is beautiful and clean. Comfort is important to me and I was very comfortable during our stay. I was pleasantly surprised to find the bed so comfortable.
The location of this place is awesome.
Thank you Amy for being such a great host! If we come to Berkley again, we will stay with you.
I really enjoyed staying here! Amy was very nice and the bed was incredibly comfortable. It was awesome to have access to a full kitchen, so I didn't have to buy 30-ish meals from restaurants during my stay. The other guests were all very friendly as well. Everything was very clean, the WiFi was dependable, and there was a much wider variety of provided breakfast foods than I expected. Would definitely recommend, and I'll be keeping it in mind should I ever need to stay again!
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I truly enjoy sharing my comfy, warm, and welcoming home with good people from all over the world. I host guests in my 5 BR/2 BA guesthouse and its attached studio apartment near UC Berkeley, and I manage a friend's 2 BR Airbnb in West Berkeley.
I'm a writer, advocacy professional, and a public relations consultant growing green and socially responsible businesses and nonprofits. Presently, I'm taking time out from my career to study psychology at UC.
In my advocacy career, I've directed campaigns to protect wild forests and coastal areas, co-founded the Green Party USA, worked on a presidential campaign, helped build socially responsible businesses, and raised millions for environmental and social justice causes.
In my downtime, I live a quiet, low-key, healthy lifestyle, and relish the simple pleasures: music, the great outdoors, learning, and friendship. I'm a bit of a foodie, enjoying foods from all over the world, especially healthy, organic foods. I also really dig science (all kinds, from microbes to galaxies), animals (wild and tame), motorcycle-riding, outdoor adventures, philosophy (my undergrad major), and psychology.
I enjoy sharing my friends and interests with travelers who look forward to interacting with the locals. If you stay in my place, or host me in yours, you'll find me warm, friendly and helpful. But I'm entirely unobtrusive to those who prefer their privacy.
Since I'm entrusting you with my home & things, I need to know about you before accepting a booking. What I need to know: full legal name, current address, and place of employment. Taking a moment to complete your profile with this information will speed things up.
Thanks, and see you soon!
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