About This Listing
Top floor garden cottage with view, separate kitchen, and bath. Close to everything - great food, shops, transportation, and university. Cozy, quiet, and comfortable. Good for cat lovers! Visiting kitty who loves to be pet.
This top floor cottage studio is nestled in the backyard of a North Berkeley character home. Apple and fig trees fill the yard, birds buzz past the windows, and light fills the space all day long. Studio is about 330 square feet, with small separate kitchen, bath with shower (sorry, no tub!), and small balcony. There's a very comfortable double/full bed with organic cotton bedding, and the space is filled with original art inspired or made with natural objects.
The property is in a great and highly walkable location. Although the view is mostly of trees and gardens, it's within 3 blocks of Berkeley's famous 'gourmet ghetto' and local buses; 10 minute walk to UC campus, or downtown Berkeley and BART (regional transit) to San Francisco; one block from beautiful bike route that traverses city; and only 15 minute drive from Tilden Park (with wonderful trails, swimming lake, golf, and other attractions there). If you want to soak, the Berkeley Sauna has beautiful redwood tubs just a few blocks away, and the immediate area is filled with amazing restaurants, shops, bookstores, galleries, and parks.
This is a wonderful place to land in one of the most appealing areas of Berkeley. Guests are welcome to browse and borrow (while staying) from the book collection, including novels in English and Spanish, poetry, myths and childrens' stories, non-fiction including psychology, natural healing, and buddhism. There is a copy of Jung's Red Book you can take a look at if you promise to be careful! Art supplies can also be made available to those who are interested.
Please note - there is no wifi in the suite. This is made clear in the 'amenities' section but I've still had people be surprised! If internet is really important to you, let me know and we can arrange to get you access for a small extra fee. For those who need parking, I have day passes I can offer if you ask ahead of time.
Also, we recently replaced the carpet in the suite with wood floors and did some redecorating. We hope you like it!
Garden, full private kitchen and bathroom, deck, views
Interaction with Guests
The suite is self contained so our only interactions are in getting you settled and taking care of any problems that arise.
This is a highly walkable neighborhood with tons of options for eating out (the 'gourmet ghetto') and shopping.
15 minute walk from BART, which will take you to the airport, into San Francisco, Oakland, and throughout the East Bay. Two blocks from bus routes and one block from major North-South and East-West bike routes
Other Things to Note
There's a very handsome outdoor cat named Milo who will likely visit you at least once during your stay. :)
Shoes off in the house! It's a great space and we hope you treat it as such. :)
It was fine.
The garden is quiet.
We didn't meet Normandy in person but Joshua was welcoming.
The neighbourg downstairs was a little grumpy when we arrived because he thought we were too noisy unpacking...
Neighborhood was great and easy walking distance to BART as well as many great restaurants - it's called the Gourmet Ghetto for a reason. Good communication from the host.
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About the Host, Normandy
I'm a therapist, dancer, and love spending time in nature. For me, Berkeley is the ideal place to live in a vibrant community, yet still have lots of open space nearby.
I travel a lot myself and know how important it is to find the right place to land, so I love hosting people and creating a welcoming environment for guests. My hope is that staying at my place helps people to have the most comfortable, relaxing, and nurturing experience of Berkeley possible.