About this listing
We love this house and this neighborhood, which is close to all the action in the Bay Area, but quiet, safe, and surrounded by open space.
Mid-century home with hardwood floors and sunny spacious rooms.
-We have a large fenced in backyard, with a sandbox, a gas grill, raised beds full of flowers and veggies, and a big deck.
-The front yard has fruit trees and a big herb garden.
-the house has a gas fireplace, is very cozy in the winter and cool in the summer due to a whole house energy retrofit that reduced draftiness and improved home comfort.
-We have a new dishwasher and a new refrigerator
-Chemex and stovetop italian espresso pot with stovetop steamer for making coffee.
- we use paint with zero-VOC, chemical-free cleaning products, and organic cotton sheets.
-We have high speed wireless internet, but no TV.
-We are across the street from 90 acre park with hiking trails and expansive views of the bay, SF skyline, GG bridge, etc.
-We are two blocks from huge park/new playground/soccer field/ball field/lit tennis courts, community theatre, and community center with a beautiful outdoor pool and splash park for the kids
-very close to dozens of authentic and delicious Asian food restaurants, Trader Joes, Natural Grocery Store, movie theatre, and microbrewery.
-25 minute walk (1.2 miles) to El Cerrito Plaza BART. 30 minute BART ride to downtown San Francisco
-1 master bedroom with natural latex foam king bed
-1 kids room with convertible crib and toddler bed
-1 room full size bed, desk, and empty dresser
-1 bathroom with bathtub and shower
-washer/dryer are available
We live here and only rent the house when we are out of town. We try to keep the calendar up-to-date 3-4 months in advance.
Guest can access the whole house, but since we live here, our clothes and personal items are in the closets and dressers, which we ask that you do not disturb.
Interaction with Guests
We are available by phone, and neighbors are available to answer questions as well.
Public transportation is easily accessible, parking is never a problem.
Other Things to Note
We have neighbors come to water the garden every few days.
no smoking, no pets
The cleaning fee covers basic cleaning.
The damage deposit will be returned in full if everything is tidy, in its place, not excessively dirty, and otherwise undamaged. Please see specifics below:
All dishes, pots, and pans must be washed clean and put away.
Toys need to be put away, with no parts lost or broken.
Beds must be stripped of used sheets.
Shades must be drawn and all doors and windows locked.
Washing machine use requires you use only the laundry soap provided. The drain water goes to the garden and soaps and bleaches kill the plants.
The stove is an induction range and must be used with the pots and pans provided. Aluminum foil can adhere to the stovetop damaging it. Do not have aluminum foil near the stove.
Great place to stay. All my families enjoyed staying there . They gave great great nabourhood. Everything is good. Thank you.
We chose this house because it was so near our son's home that we could walk back and forth. Our host immediately picked up on that and I felt we were dealing with someone we almost already knew. The house was comfortable and was well represented by the photos and written description on the website. There were no surprises and it met our needs entirely. The host provided a useful list of additional information on how things worked. The one thing we would suggest is the addition of a bench or luggage racks for your suitcases while you are there.
We really enjoyed our stay! The home is very comfortable and has a wonderful back yard, garden and deck. We enjoyed several meals outside in the sunshine. Betony was a wonderful host. She was very responsive and easy to work with. I would certainly ask to stay there again.
About the Host, Betony
Like to hike, backpack, ski, read, cook, travel, love music of all kinds.
I work in the field of sustainability, social enterprise, clean energy, and green jobs.