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You can talk with me in English, German, or French; and I also manage to connect, with a bit of struggle, in Spanish.
Ich spreche Deutsch. On parle français. Se habla un poco de espagnol.
This listing went online on April 3, 2011.
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My parents stayed in Martin's place when they visited town and had a wonderful time.
The apartment is exactly as described on its listing and Martin left very detailed instructions and explanations and was always available for any questions.
The location is great, the apartment is exceptionally quiet and private and it is very well equipped with anything you might need or want.
We highly recommend Martin's apartment to anyone who is coming to Berkeley.
We stayed two month in Martin's apartment and enjoyed it every day. All descriptions were hundred per cent correct and Martin is a wonderful host, helping newcomers with tipps and fixing anything which needs repair. We only can recommend Martin and his nice place to everyone who wants to spend time in Northern Berkeley.
After having a little bit of difficulty finding the apartment entrance door and gaining access, we ultimately had a lovely stay. The apartment was neat and clean, with a comfortable bed, and had everything we needed for a wonderful visit in Berkeley. The apartment was a 10-minute walk to BART, so affordable transportation was available to downtown Berkeley, the airport, or San Francisco. There was a wonderful market and coffee shop about a block away, and the "Gourmet Ghetto" was walking distance, with many wonderful restaurants, including Chez Panisse. Martin provided a very detailed binder filled with information on-site, which we found very helpful.
Martin's place is cozy and fully equipped. The location is perfect with a market within 5 minutes' walk. Martin is very thoughtful and we were given full privacy. Check in and check out was very convenient. In a word, it was a very pleasant stay.
We had a very pleasant stay at this lovely apartment over the Christmas holiday. Martin even provided a tiny Christmas tree in keeping with the holiday spirit. Anything you could possibly need is supplied in this conveniently located home-away-from-home. We plan to return the next time we need accomodations.
This was the most delightful Airbnb we have ever stayed in. It is a lovely neighborhood, close to a great produce market and the Bart, and safe for walking at night. The accommodations are excellent; Martin has thought of everything a guest could need.
This was my second stay here, so that says a lot already. Please see my review from 2 years ago. And in the interim 2 years, Martin made refinements. So I had very good stay again. Top notch.
Martin was an excellent host! The location of the apartment is nearly perfect for access to the Berkeley area. It is very well appointed and extremely clean, surpassing even my greatest expectations. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking to stay in the east Bay area.
This is probably the best place for a short stay in Berkeley! Martin's appartement is exceptionally well equipped and has everything you may want. He really thought about everything - kitchen is well equipped with decent utensils, really good matress in the bedroom, comfortable sofa, even a backpack for day hikes! He was also happy to provide anything we needed. The neighbourhood is very nice and we appreciated being close to the market which offers fantastic choice of vegetables and fruits. We spent two months there (two people and a toddler) and felt at home.
Our stay was very comfortable. Martin is an excellent host. He provided everything for a comfortable stay and also came by to check on us if we needed any thing. Will definitely stay there again.
It was a pleasure hosting Martin on his visit to Big Sur. He and his wife stayed in the Pilot House for six nights, a long stay by most standards, and were quiet, tidy and respectful. They left my property clean and orderly and I would welcome them back.
I've stayed at Marty's B&B when it was still a an office. It's very comfortable and Marty and Sheila are great company! I always have fun talking to Marty - it's fun because he's both deep and shallow ;-), and it's true that he can be both in three languages! He has a good sense of personal boundaries, which makes him a good travel companion in my book! One of the best cafes in the the world is walking distance from his house.
Good to travel with. Quite house-trained.