Bright and quiet Southwestern room

House - Private room · Panama Ave, Richmond, CA 94804, United States
Your host, Chas
25 Reviews
Response rate: 93%
Response time: within a day

The Space

“Green living" home with costal temperate microclimate.~100sq.ft with Queen futon bed, mirrored closet and storage. Quiet,safe street with ample parking and close public transport. Only one bathroom,dual sinks.
Everyone cleans up right away and takes responsibility for weekly cleanup. 2 stairs limit wheelchair access to ambulatory only.
I'm looking for responsible, quiet, & clean folk.
Book this room through ark and Airbnb will donate 3% to your favorite cause at no extra cost to you! 8-D

Guest Access

WiFi + fridge space, use of oven,stove and utensils. Also,laundry is free to do once a week. Also a commuter/mtn bike available for $2/day rent.

Interaction with Guests

Lots of printed info and I'm available for questions but busy with Ark.

The Neighborhood

Safe street parking. Close to everything! 2 1/2 blocks to El Cerrito Natural Food & Pacific Asia Mall. library, BART, transbay bus, El Cerrito plaza, supermarkets, shopping. Point Isabel 3/4 mile away with 8mile bike path along SF bay to the marina.

Getting around

El Cerrito Plaza BART 3-5 min.on bike;10-15 min. walk.There is also a #71 bus 1 block away going to BART.#72 bus to the Berkeley Shuttle is free for all students and the AC transit is free as long as you remember to get a sticker for your ID which permits free rides on the bus system.Check app:511 mobile schedule.El Cerrito Natural Food 2 blocks; Pacific Asia Mall 1 mile. Public library 3 blocks.SF transbay bus- 5 block walk to San Pablo bvd
#72 Bus stops 2 1/2 blocks away togoto BART & SF"trans-bay";also thru Berkeley (10 min);Qakland (20 min) & downtown areas,with many bus lines connecting to BART/AMTRAK station.
Point Isabel bike/walkway @3/4mile West to SF bay.
Getting to San Francisco:#71 bus or 12 minute walk to El Cerrito Plaza BART station. From there it only takes 30 minutes to get to Downtown SanFrancisco.1/2 hr + $7 toll if driving.
Cheap Alternative: You can also use carpool as a passenger to get to San Francisco. From 7-9 AM It is $1 a person. $1 carpool available from SF to albany.

Other Things to Note

El Cerrito Plaza, Asian supermarkets for fresh produce,live fish,etc, & shopping close by. An amazing variety of restaurants are also within walking distance! 8-D

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $280 /week
Monthly Price: $1096 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Great stay !!! Highly recommend comfortable bed and room. Thank you for all the help. I really enjoyed Richmond. Chas is great host and very quite, never had problems with him during one week stay.

    June 2014
  • Chas is a nice guy with a super cool car, haha. I have to say that I was hoping the room can be a bit better in the begining. But it turned out to be OK. The neiborhood is great. Definitely recommended.

    May 2014
  • Very friendly host, nice location. I had a good time exploring Berkeley and SF. Thanks Chas!

    May 2014
  • I was up from LA working in SF all week, and Chas was able to accomodate my last minute request for a place to stay. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here. The location was perfect for me. It is nestled in a quiet neighborhood in the Richmond Annex, but still very close to both El Cerrito BART stations. I enjoyed being able to get into downtown SF quickly for work. I enjoyed the area so much that I will definitely be considering the neighborhood as I move to the Bay Area permanently. Chas was a great host and I enjoyed staying in his home. I enjoyed talking about various issues related to sustainability with him. I'd highly recommend to anyone.

    November 2013
  • Cool relaxed space, though the bed was a little squeaky. Cool house. Nice kitchen. Quiet area. Would recommend.

    November 2013
  • I felt like at home, thank you very much Chas, you're a great host and your house is very nice and located in a beautiful, quiet area!

    August 2013
  • Chas was a superb host. His house is clean, comfortable, it emitted a good, relaxed vibe, and has really nice decor. He's a great person to talk to, knows the area very well, and can give you any type of recommendation. He's helpful, he helped my boyfriend and me a lot. Great to have conversations with, he has explored the and done a lot and he's open to share his stories with us.

    The neighborhood is quiet and safe, easily accessible to streets and freeway. There is a Bart station nearby, which facilitated going to San Francisco and Berkeley.

    We'd love to come back whenever we're around the area.

    Thank you Chas!


    Wei & Daniel

    July 2013
  • Chas's offering worked just fine for my stay in the area. He's easy-going, generally available but mostly off doing his own work, and he is a bit of a good-food-afficionado, to boot.
    The bedroom is small, but there's ample room to dress, do desk work, store effects, and sleep. The bed is a bit modest: firm, though not hard, and, again, it worked just fine for me. The kitchen & dining area are little used by Chas and thus pretty-much completely available.
    The area is safe, quiet, modest, and attractive. It is definitely a good value, and I'm glad I chose it.

    July 2013
  • Chas was a great host. Very familiar with the area as well as friendly. Was my first experience with airbnb and I would recommend Chas's space to anyone looking for a place close to many restaurants and shops on in the El Cerrito and Albany area.

    July 2013
    Response from Chas:

    Thanks! Stop by and visit anytime.

    July 2013
  • I spent a really nice week at Chas'. The room is nice and quiet, the neighborhood is calm and cute and Chas is a lovely and caring host. He has a lot of stories to share, he is really proud of his area and he wants you to really enjoy it !
    I am really happy having meeting him.

    August 2012
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