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We were extremely pleased and satisfied by our stay with Cynthia and her son. The house is spacious and very comfortable, with a lovely modern private bathroom for the guests with an excellent shower. Cynthia is a warm and gracious host who permits as much privacy or interaction as you choose, and the breakfasts were good. We particularly enjoyed the delicious coffee and the home-made jam.
The guest bedroom is in a loft one level above the study and bathroom, and is reached by a ladder. It's important to understand how this works before booking the unit, particularly for anyone who has trouble climbing or needs to go downstairs during the night. .
This is a lovely house in a terrific neighborhood. Cynthia is a gracious host who I now view a s a friend. The guest quarters are comprised of a comfortable office space on the second floor from which you climb up a ladder to an ample bedroom in the skylit converted attic. There are many architectural details, perhaps the best of which is the wall of windows across the back of the ground floor so that it seems to extend into the robust garden (with fruit trees).
The house is ideally located in a quiet residential neighborhood at most a 10 minute walk from both the North Berkeley BART station and the heart of the Gourmet Ghetto.
I will definitely try to stay with Cynthia again on any future trips to the area.
Cynthia and her husband were very nice hosts and everything went well.
I used to work with Cynthia in the last millenium. We remain good friends. She is a thoughtful and creative person that shows in her home, conversation, cooking and the airbbnb experience she offers. Great home, location and experience for sure.
Para quem procura um ambiente confortável e descontraído para se hospedar, com certeza vai encontrar isso e muito mais na casa da Cynthia; Uma pessoa muito legal e receptiva que faz toda essa energia boa refletir no ambiente em que vive! Residência próxima ao metrô e fácil de ir a São Francisco a pé.
Cynthia and I met while working together in San Francisco in 1999. Our friendship grew alongside our professional relationship, given so many shared interests. Since moving from the Bay Area, I have stayed with her often when I've come back to visit. Cynthia is warm and generous, and you will feel at home (or better) in her beautiful surroundings. Her talents run deep and wide and her eye for design equally so. And, all that starts before you have even stepped inside! The garden is reflective of her and her son’s peaceful nature and love of plants. They have a great mother-son relationship; he makes you feel and want to be young again. The location is unbeatable...you will be surrounded by inspiration and positive energy. Cynthia has truly captured here the highlights of sharing her inviting space. You should experience it for yourself! Once there, you will not want to leave.
I have known Cynthia since 1998 when I lived in Berkeley. I love to stay with Cynthia everytime I go to Berkeley: her home is so warm and beautiful, a perfect combination for people who loves peaceful places, gardening, cooking and art, without being bored. Cynthia is a caring and loving person, her company is always fun and rejuvenating, we used to go together to local markets for fresh food and the local nursery for new seedling, making pottery or other artwork, like jewerely, I always learnt something interesting and new with Cynthia at her place. Another plus point about her great home is location and great neighborhood, nearby food gourmet restaurants and all the facilities by foot, and if you enjoy a bikeride, closeby bikepaths and nice gardens and super friendly neighbors for sunday barbecues at Cynthia's place.
If you are a happy, nice and friendly person enjoying a nice living environment, if you are interested in socializing but also value a certain amount of privacy (own bathroom, 2 rooms for yourself and a quiet bedroom under the roof), then this is it! I had great 4 month there while working as a postdoc at UC Berkeley. I highly appreciated the perfect mixture of relaxed living, calm for working/being at one's own and joyful time spend together chatting, cooking dinners, sitting in the garden etc. It is a very beautiful place in a nice neighborhood, situated close to everything by bike (shops, cafes, restaurants, UC Berkeley, BART,...). The only bad thing to say: I could only stay for 4 month ;-)
I am staying at Cynthia's house during my scholarship for about six months. It is a beautiful house in a really nice neighbourhood. Additionally, there is a pretty garden, where we have some great BBQs. There are lots of very good restaurants and markets in this area and it is close to the UCB (10 minutes bike ride). What I really appreciate is the private bathroom and the bed under the vaulted ceiling with much privacy. I really enjoy my time here, Cynthia's generosity and the respectful personality of her pre-teen boy. Cynthia always whips up delicious and above all healty dishes, what a great chef! She is such a warm and friendy person, very caring and cheerful. I am very glad that I met her and would come whenever again!
I've stayed at Cynthia's place when I moved to Berkeley for school. It's very comfortable and Cynthia is warm and sweet! I always have fun talking to her. Also, she makes great coffee and takes care of me :). I had a fantastic experience staying here. It was incredibly beautiful house. In addition, I love the combination of private study room + bathroom + attic. Everything was clean and tastefully decorated. ❤