Enjoy the tranquility of a custom build trophy home with a large sun deck on the third floor, two balconies and a sweet garden with a barbecue deck and native California plants. We lavish in guests who are on a mission with their lives yet have time to stop to chat. I love to lavish in the classics and we own books i.e. as The Grapes of Wrath, Crime and Punishment, Anna Karenina, Moby Dick, My Travels with Charley, Oliver Twist, Main Street, and more. We subscribe to the New Yorker. We have boatloads of friends in a wonderful community and prefer guests who are flexible in their room choices. I will always take your wish into consideration yet due to logistics I can not always adhere to my promises. This is to guarantee prices under market value. For the special busy budget traveller we keep our linen room as an overnight possibility. Please inquire about it if you are traveling with only "overhead" baggage. Please keep your showers short and dry your feet before you step out of the tub. Please look at all your lights in the room when you leave so that you turn them off. We keep fantastic Peet's coffee and a drip filter around. Also fresh fruit, cereal, orange juice is for you to enjoy.
Thanks for your enthusiasm,
Free local bus i.e. McArthur Transfer station with Emery-Go-Around sponsored by Pixar to Bart/Metro, easy access to downtown San Francisco as well as Berkeley and Oakland. The 49 leaves from San Pablo and Dwight to UC Berkeley.
We travel a lot and enjoy times away trekking and camping. Often on extended stays in Europe. So if we do not get back to you right away it is because we are beyond WIFI. We are also very health conscious and therefore keep shoes off in the house and wash our hands often especially every time we enter the house to keep germs at bay.
A piano and a full kitchen (place your food in brown bags and mark your items w black marker you will find in the drawer under the gray donation box) . Our kitchen is mostly crystal clean and ready for you to use. There is a small bathroom off the living room and extra supplies behind the door to the left. We are wireless, cook mostly organic foods and grocery at the award winning store Berkeley Bowl West and at our local Farmer's Markets. We live sustainably, dry our laundry on a line in the garden, separate compost (right to kitchen sink), place recyclables into big green bin right to fridge and trash into a brown paper bag. The compost can go outside the garden gate into the big green bin and to the right of out parking pad you find a huge gray bin for recyclables and a deep red colored one for the trash.
Please let me know when you need to have your laundry washed, I will do it for you (place $6 per load into the gray box).
Always contact us before you come so we can get ready for you and can make arrangements to have someone open the garden gate. Check in time 3 pm and check-out time 12 noon.