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Great place! Pet friendly area!! Great location to go for walks. Amanda is wonderful. Would definitely stay here again.
We stayed in Amanda's cottage for a month. The best thing about it is its location -- it's on a beautiful, peaceful street in a great area of Berkeley, near wonderful shops and parks (and off-leash parks for our dog). The cottage is comfortable and cozy. The king-sized bed is luxurious and comfortable, as is the one in the second bedroom. The kitchen is very well equipped, and Amanda left us fresh flowers, oranges and lemons and pomegranates and chocolate, as well as orange juice, milk and coffee, so we were set right away. She is very responsive to any request, e.g., we said we couldn't find oven mitts and the very next day she bought and delivered a set. She was helpful and kind in every way and we enjoyed our stay there immensely.
Amanda is a super sweet person. The garden cottage was immaculate and very cozy. Being able to walk to shops, restaurants and a fantastic walking path made the stay even more pleasurable. An added bonus is the incredible Community Garden adjacent to Amanda's property. Our Shar-Pei, Tallulah was in doggy heaven for the entire 5 weeks of our stay. Richie and I would stay there again Ina New York Minute! Don't hesitate- BOOK AMANDA'S COTTAGE
Amanda was extremely accommodating and everyone enjoyed their stay at her adorable cottage. I had arranged for 4 visiting researchers to UC Berkeley to stay at the cottage. Two shared the large king-sized bed, 1 stayed on the queen-sized bed, and Amanda provided an air mattress so one person could stay in the living room.
The price was excellent for their two week stay, Amanda was very nice about us having an extra person, and we loved the convenience to North Berkeley BART, the Ohlone Path, the stores on Gilman and Hopkins and Monterey Market. It was actually close enough that my visitors walked every day to UC Berkeley campus, they really enjoyed the pleasant walk and the wonderful neighborhood. I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone who wants to stay in Berkeley to rent this cottage. It was great; Amanda, her kids and her dog are extremely friendly and accommodating and the neighborhood is perfect, especially for visitors to take BART or for UC Berkeley campus. My visitors thanked me multiple times for arranging such a nice place.
Great little place in a great location. Amanda was a terrific host! Very clean and well cared for, and in a terrific location. Easy access to the freeway to get anywhere. Thanks again.
Amanda's garden cottage was great! It was a peaceful retreat for my family. It had everything we needed to stay for 2 weeks. It had 2 real bedrooms and the beds were really comfortable. The cottage was well stocked and very clean. I would highly recommend Amanda's cottage for your stay. Amanda was easy to communicate with and always quick to respond to my e-mails or calls. The parking is easy and it is a great location for Berkeley.
The house worked out well for our small party of 2 couples and 2 children (1 newborn and a two year old). Usually she rents to partys no bigger than 4, which would probably be more ideal being that the place is a 2 bed, 1 bath, The house was very clean and Amanda was very easy to communicate with. She went out of her way to set up the house so that my kids had toys and other items. The wall between the two bedrooms is rather thin so it is more ideal for a couple and their kids than 2 couples. I would stay here again with my kids and husband for sure!!! There is also a park near by.
We spent 3months at Amanda's sweet garden cottage (while working at Berkeley lab): my husband and I, our 1.5 years old daughter and a baby sitter. Amanda was here to welcome us at 10 in the evening, which we appreciated after a long journey from France. She proved to be the perfect host: discreet and friendly.
The place was perfect for our little family: enough space for all of us, very clean, comfortable and quiet. Our kid greatly enjoyed the small backyard and all the great parks at a waking distance. Besides, this is a nice neighborhood, with good restaurants, all necessary stores... at walking distance, and Bart station to San Francisco less than 15 minutes away.
Amanda was a great host. She was very friendly and she recommended some good places to eat and visit. Her property was very cozy and had a lot of character. Everything was clean and orderly. We enjoyed exploring the neighborhood, the city and the rest of the Bay area. The Bart was only a mile away so we didn't have to drive anywhere! It was great. I would most definitely recommend this place for anyone looking to explore the Bay area.
My family and I needed a place to stay during my graduation. We were lucky to find Amanda's Cottage. It's lovely. The larger bedroom's bed is a big as it looks and both rooms are comfortable.
She doing renovations to the back yard and I suspect it will look amazing if the front yard is any indication.
Amanda made her self available to us at all times. She's a very sweet and kind woman. Her dog Joey (who never goes into the cottage) is also adorable.
We had a perfect time. My mom almost didn't want to leave. Thanks for everything!!
Amanda was a fantastic guest! She is nice, clean, and communicates well. I would recommend her to all hosts and hope to have her over again in the future.