Environmental attorney and former marine biologist now loving life in San Francisco!
William has a lovely little apartment only a few minutes away on foot from UC Berkeley. Clean and cosy with plenty of natural light and no loud neighbours. I only stayed 1 night so didn't test out the kitchen but he has plenty of fridge space and equipment.
William was available at the time of my arrival and delivered the key in person at Berkeley Downtown BART.
For those who have certain travel priorities here are some further details:
Access - the room is in an apartment block without a lift - you will need to carry your luggage up I think 3 flights of stairs.
Washer/dryer - coin operated machines available in the building. Pay per use using quarters.
Internet (WIFI) - easy to get onto, instructions provided by William. Fast.
Rooms - Bathroom/toilet (combined room), kitchen with small dining area (1 small table, 1 chair), Bedroom (double bed, desk, wheeled highback desk chair). Bedroom and kitchen windows open out onto an alley between buildings with minimal noise from the street. No noise when windows closed.
Location - extremely close to UC Berkeley (cross campus to get to Telegraph), 10 minutes or so from Berkeley Downtown BART (slight uphill walk), also extremely close to the Gourmet Ghetto neighbourhood (5 minutes walk) and the well respected Chez Panisse restaurant (highly recommended).
Great location for walking to campus or the "Gourmet Ghetto." Older building, but all the apartments near campus are going to be like that.
William left the place in great shape.
William and his friend were very nice and took great care of my house and cats. I was a bit surprised to find they left a sink full of dishes for me however. Other than that, I was happy to have them. They really appreciated my home. Stacy Lininger