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Garden cottage, great location

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Sarah And Alexis

Garden cottage, great location

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Great location95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sarah And Alexis is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

The space

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.)


Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 crib
Common spaces
1 crib

House Rules

No pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


151 Reviews

Kay User Profile
November 2018
The little cottage is perfect and within walking distance to everything we needed. Sarah and Alexis are superb hosts and we enjoyed every second of our stay.
Sarah User Profile
November 2018
Sarah and Alexis’s cottage was one of the most thoughtfully created spaces I’ve ever experienced via AirBnB—and super clean and smelled fresh! I didn’t realize it would be such a well stocked kitchen, so we really delighted in making our own breakfast. Th neighborhood is super qu…
Erica User Profile
October 2018
We were delighted to discover this special little gem in a fantastic neighborhood that was close to everything we needed. The hosts, Sarah and Alexis, promptly responded to our communications and provided excellent local recommendations. The space was immaculate with plenty of ex…
Geoffrey User Profile
October 2018
This is a charming rear cottage that is clean, light and airy. Loved the little touches including delicious coffee and bourbon! Great location for a brisk walk to College Avenue restaurants! You will love it.
Christine User Profile
September 2018
Love that it’s a private cottage- and charmingly decorated. Great bed and nice kitchen. By the way , they provide fresh beans from Bicycle Coffee - Yum.
Nicole User Profile
September 2018
This is such a charming place to stay in an absolutely great neighborhood. We had everything we needed and were more than comfortable here. The kitchen is great (well stocked and clean) and the bed is really cozy. We loved the aesthetics of the whole studio. I've lived in this n…
Sally User Profile
August 2018
The ‘cottage’ is located in a lovely neighborhood, close to great coffee houses, specialist shops and transportation. It is secluded and quiet, the hosts are friendly, and I would stay again!

Hosted by Sarah And Alexis

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in December 2011
Sarah And Alexis User Profile
180 Reviews
Sarah And Alexis is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We are both editor/authors working for national media companies and writing books. We have lived in the Bay Area for many years and are fervent partisans for East Bay life. We have two small kids, so we spend lots of time at home and walking around the neighborhood.
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