This private cottage is situated in a beautiful rear garden behind a historic craftsman house, off one of the main bike boulevards that runs between Berkeley and Oakland. San Francisco is 20 minutes away on BART, and UC Berkeley is 10 minutes away on a bike or by bus (or about a 20-minute walk through great neighborhoods).
The cottage has a queen bed, large closet, full bathroom, well-equipped kitchen, sitting area, and lots of daylight through big front windows, French doors, and two skylights. It opens onto a brick patio with outdoor furniture, a grill, vegetable garden, fruit trees, and a big hammock. We'll provide wifi, cooking supplies, locally-roasted coffee, a small library, and fresh garden produce. (Everything was just redone: walls freshly repainted, carpets cleaned, brand new bed and linens.)
We are both writers and work from home in the front house. We absolutely love the location of our place and we walk almost everywhere. It's a short walk to Rockridge BART and the Temescal district, and an even shorter walk to Whole Foods, Safeway, coffee shops, an excellent bakery, butcher shop, artisan ice cream, small movie theater and loads more. You can also easily get to a number of open space parks and beautiful hiking trails.
This is a great place for anyone coming in for meetings or guest teaching, or visiting friends/family in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Please email us with any questions!
We had a great stay at the garden cottage! It's a perfect location and feels private and cozy. The cottage itself is spacious, clean, and comfortable. We didn't see Sarah and Alexis except for a brief hello, which is totally fine with us- everything we needed was already set up and they checked in throughout the week electronically. Thanks for a great stay!
Sarah and Alexis's place was really nice - good location, super easy in and out, comfortable and private. I particularly liked their little neighborhood guide - remarkably good travel writing!
Adorable cottage with everything you need. Kitchen is fully equipped; there's even coffee to get you going in the AM. Perfect location in Oakland and easy to get into SF.
Hosts were very helpful before arrival and answered questions during our stay.
Would definitely recommend.
We loved our experience at this precious, sun-filled, peaceful, cottage! Great location (10 min walk to BART) and lots of great food and coffee nearby. We were left to our own devices with the super easy key pick up/ drop off which was perfect as we got in quite late. We will absolutely be back!
What a sweet little cottage! Sarah and Alexis went out of their way to make sure my parents felt comfortable during their visit. Thanks so much guys!
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Sarah and Alexis have been great hosts both times my dad has stayed in their garden cottage. It's the best location, and close to my house, so my dad feels very comfortable in the safe and serene environment.
We are both editor/authors working for national magazines. We have lived in the Bay Area for many years and are fervent partisans for East Bay life. We recently became parents, so we spend lots of time at home playing with our baby, cooking, and walking the neighborhood.