I am a young professional living in Berkeley.
Rachael was a fabulous hostess who was kind, informative and generous with her time and apartment amenities. The room was everything I could expect...with lots of outlets for many devices and a high-speed internet connection that allowed me to work unimpeded. The 'shared bathroom' was nearly private and the rest of the apartment was open, welcoming and so homey. Despite both our busy work and play schedules we saw each other enough to stay engaged while sharing our activities and upcoming events. I've learned that access to public transportation is critical for my needs in an airbnb stay. And that BART is a short 10 minute walk up the street, made the entire Bay Area accessible during my visit. Without a doubt, I would recommend staying here and hope I get the opportunity when back in the Berkeley area.
Great stay. Stayed for 3 weeks when I moved from LA to SF while looking for a place to live. As others have said looks just like the photos. Rachael was very accomadative to any issues. Also notified me if/when she was coming by. Super close to the Bart, for me was about a 7min-8min walk. Good Creole place around the corner. Parking on the street was easy. I found a place to live and was able to cancel/change my stay a few days early with no problems.
Nice stay close to relatives of mine, and close to a very convenient small store.
The house was just for the two of us, so very comfortable !
A very pleasant bedroom, and very well equipated and decorated house...
The only thing is that I didn't know where to park sometimes, but I didn't ask Rachael, I certainly should have !
Hope I can come back soon...
we had such a great stay at Rachael's place! it looks exactly like the pictures, (i'd even say nicer!) and she was out of town so we ended up having the place to ourselves and her assistant was nearby in case we needed anything at all. sweet deal! it was nice to have the parking available in the back and a very quick walk to the BART (10 min). great location. I arrived around 8pm and felt safe walking alone down the street. would definitely stay again! thanks again, Rachael! :)
The outside of Rachel's home makes you want to knock on the door and go inside. The inside of Rachel's home is very clean, lovely, and comfortable so you feel very welcome. We were visiting relatives in Berkeley and would have used Rachel's kitchen more if we had not eaten with family most of the time. Her kitchen is well equipped for even fancy meals and expert cooks. Her bedroom and bathroom linens are so luxurious they make a great night's sleep a sure experience even after a dusty day of exploring Berkeley and surrounding areas. We will stay there again.
Rachael was more hospitable than i could hoped. She, greeted me and my party on arrival and quickly made us feel as though we were walking into your second home. The warmth she showed us was amazing and then, to top it off, the actual house was amazing as well. Super clean and neat and just located in the right part of town. Will definitely stay here again when i'm in the area.
We had a great stay at Rachael's place. Rachael was away while we were staying, but we had a very nice contact who even sorted us out quite late one night when we had a little key-snapping emergency. The apartment is very nice and Rachael has done a good job of setting up the room for guests.
The apartment is very handy to BART and close to Berkeley. We had access to bikes which made it easy to ride into the Berkeley Hills and enjoy getting around the area.
I loved Rachael's apartment, it was exactly as the pics. The bed was super comfortable! I didn't get to meet Rachael as she was on a trip but one of her friend's gave me a tour of the house. I was lucky to have the place to myself and was able to cook as well. The apartment is conveniently located, just a 5-10min walk to the Bart station. Overall, a great stay.
I'm so grateful to Rachael for making my stay in SF as welcoming and comfortable as it was. A better host would be hard to find, and the room was perfect for me. A big warm bed, nice light, big wardrobe, drawers, and a desk to work at. The bathroom was clean and worked well. The house itself is also just as nice - big rooms, very sociable, with a back garden and a patio to sit on.
BART is literally at the end of the street - 5-10mins walk. Downtown Berkeley 15-20 mins walk. Berkeley Bowl 10-15 mins walk.
Nothing was a problem for Rachael, who was so considerate. She's from the area and is a library of information and tips.
We had such a great time staying with Rachael! The place was exactly as described - this house is *amazing* and our room was clean, comfortable and spacious. I think the kitchen was the best part. It was huge and well stocked and we made a delicious dinner with groceries from Berkeley Bowl. Overall the house was very clean and well-maintained and I would recommend it to anyone.
Rachael was also a great host. She was friendly and helpful and had lots of advice for where to get groceries and where to go out to eat, but also knew how to stay out of the way, something I always worry about with airbnb.
I really can't say enough good things about Rachael's home, she knows how to make guests feel comfortable and welcome and you should totally stay here.