About this listing
This location is oh so very convenient! Quaint, quiet neighborhood located less than one minute off of Highway 80. In 15 minutes driving you can be in Berkeley, or on the San Rafael bridge. Just a 25 minute drive away, find yourself in San Francisco. The Bart station is only a 3 minute drive away, or a 20 minute walk. Our home has plenty of free street parking!
The guest room includes a full sized futon with an extra mattress topper for added comfort, and a large sunny window. A dresser, desk, closet, extra blankets & pillows, space heater, alarm clock and towels are all included.
Please make your self at home! Use the kitchen and all it provides! Help your self to the washer and dryer, or the T.V and Wi-fi. The backyard has tons of sitting and stretching space, and a beautiful garden. Smoking is okay outside.
During your stay, you can expect a heart healthy breakfast along with all you can drink tea, and Peets coffee If time permits, we offer a yoga class, or a tour of the area and all of our favorite secret places not found in guide books.
Due to our serious drought, and my increase in water rates please limit your showers to 5 min.Recycle recyclables, compost compostables, and smoking outside only!
No pets please.
Shelly was very nice in accomodating us in such short notice. She was very friendly and she immediatly entrusted us with her house. It is a very cozy house, decorated with colorful elements that gave us the 'at home' feeling. There's also a large terras that we could use to enjoy the sun!
It was a pleasure to stay at Shelly's clean and pretty home. She offered a nice breakfast, which hasn't been common in my experience. Quiet neighborhood, plenty of parking, though the noise form the freeway about a block away bothered me a little. The tea selection was great!
Shelly was great. She's a quietly spirited and intelligent woman who exemplifies the best of the Berkeley kind of person, who seems engaged and interested in living and in interpersonal encounters. I found her very approachable and easy to talk with.
Her home is super charming. First of all, it's very convenient as it's very close to the freeway off ramp. Second, she's really created a nice home for herself. Third, she leaves you a nice breakfast in the morning. I got two boiled eggs, one of her amazing health bars, english muffins, and black tea (which i asked for).
You have to try her health bars, which I think she usually gives one of for breakfast (I got a bonus one when I arrived since I hadn't eaten dinner and it was too late to go get something)! I usually don't like those sorts of things, and I generally have disdain for the kind of food you find at whole foods (healthy yuck!), but these were amazing! Without a doubt, the best I've ever tasted.
The room itself is very comfortable. She left the windows open for me, and I could hear the rain at night. It was very nice!
I would stay here again if I was visiting the area.
My host Shelly, was probably the most perfect in every way. she was helpful, kind and engaging and was also very astute in knowing when i wanted my privacy. Because i am dealing with a debilating on going disability she was supportive all the way to making arrangements so she could unload and load my car for me!!! She had a healthy breakfast set out every morning and also invited me to share dinner with her.
Shelly was very accommodating from the get-go. Communication wasn't an issue as she would respond promptly. The house is located near the freeway. The house is clean. The room has a queen sized bed with a desk, drawer and closet. Neighborhood was quiet. The bed is firm. I would do another AirBnb with Shelly again. Her homemade bars are AMAZING. We didn't really get a chance to talk with her, but she's nice and easily approachable. 10-15 mins from Berkeley.
About the Host, Shelly
My daughter and I have been hosting travelers in our home for about 5 years now. We love to meet and visit with everyone who comes to our home. Each individual enriches our lives and teaches us something new. We look forward to the lovely people we will meet through air bnb!
We enjoy making healthy food, music, gardening, henna, yoga, hula hooping, being outdoors, and being happy.