I'm a professor at a nearby arts college.
I was raised in Oregon, but have lived in Iowa, Italy, Wales, Texas, Illinois, and now here in California.
Look forward to meeting you.
Chaz is a wonderful host! If you need to stay in Berkeley, I really recommend this listing.
Chaz's place is the perfect spot in Berkeley. Right in the center of the best restaurants in town. His space is comfortable and although I only crossed paths with him once, if I were to stay again I'd ask him to go grab a pint.
Chaz was a great host. Easy to communicate with and a splendid location!
I was attending the Edible Schoolyard Academy, and it was perfect for what I needed. I was able to walk through the charming neighborhood to the school, and then was right around the corner from Chez Panisse and gourmet markets and other wonderful places for food. The room is comfortable, functional, clean, and I like Chaz's penchant for eye-catching found objects.
Chaz's home is spacious and very comfortable, close to shopping, restaurants, and the Bart. Chaz made himself "available" even though he was out of town. A great place to "hang your hat" at the end of a long day. Thanks Chaz!
Chaz was waiting for us when we arrived, he showed us arround the apartment. He was gone for the most of our stay and so we had the house for ourselves (his house mate was suppose to be around but we hardly saw him). We had a great stay, we went out, came back in the afternoon for a nap then had coffee and sat reading in the sunny room overlooking the back of the resturant. The house has a great feel to it, like a loft in a former industrial warehouse area with a 1940s charm and character. Both my husband and I loved it. The bedroom overlooks the side of the street so it is slightly noisy (nothing that would keep you up all night but if you are a light sleeper come prepared..). We would recommend this place.
Friendly host. Great location. Within a block radius are Cheese board, the Original Peet's, Chez Panisse, eclectic boutique shops. Safe Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood.
Chaz's place is a visual feast. He's a master of the found art object and everywhere you look there are poetic touches. Even the way the dishes sit in the cabinet are photo-worthy. And yet it all has an inviting casualness that is easy to interact with, relax in, and enjoy. Chaz himself is a wonderfully laid-back host and my partner enjoyed many long conversations with him. Chaz was also very accommodating about me arranging for a Thai massage in my room and even found a space heater to make things more comfortable. We loved staying here and hope to again.
great location, proximity to nice restaurants and nice walks to downtown and UC berkeley. Cosy and cool interior :)
Great location, nice room.
Chaz and a friend Matthew spent 3 nights at Thoreau cabin and we were lucky to have them. Perfect guests – warm, respectful, neat-as-a-pin and great communication. They were also quite self-reliant which was a good thing as it happened to be a very busy moment for us. Even so, a pleasure spending the little time we had to visit. It was a last-minute booking and Chaz took great care to get all the details right. He's wonderful and we;d welcome him (and Matthew) back anytime. Highly recommended to other airbnb guests. A++++
Chaz was an outstanding guest. Please keep me in mind next time you need a place Chaz. Ciao!
Very nice couple, it was my pleasure meeting them.
Chaz is a lovely guest, a real pleasure to have around. He is welcome back anytime.
Chaz is an incredibly interesting and interested guy--makes lovely pasta, knows strange European card games, collects the odd and beautiful.
Hospitable and easygoing, a great host and friend.