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North Berkeley Backyard Cottage

4.88(576 reviews)SuperhostBerkeley, California, United States
Entire guesthouse hosted by Jenn & Paul
4 guestsStudio2 beds1 bath
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A detached studio cottage behind a single family home. We are located in North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto Neighborhood, close to famous restaurants, Chez Panisse and Cheeseboard Pizza, as well as UC Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley, and public transit.

zoning permit: ZCSTR2017-0001

The space
The private studio cottage is located behind a larger single family home. This cottage is completely separate from the main house and is accessed through a rear gate into a shared backyard.

The cottage features a King-Sized Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme Mattress. There is also a small futon that folds out into a full-sized cot. Extra pillows, sheets, and blankets are stored within the cottage.

The space is just under 400 square feet and consists of a kitchen stocked with dishes, silverware, pots, and pans. A full-sized refrigerator, stove top, oven, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster oven. Just off the kitchen, there is a table that seats two. There are two closets with a dresser, room to hang your clothes, extra sheets for the futon, an iron and ironing board, and two bath robes. Lastly, there is a small bathroom with plenty of towels, a hair dryer, and a stand up shower with soap, shampoo, and conditioner.

This space is bright and comfortable. In addition, there is DSL Wi-Fi and a 27-inch flat screen TV with YouTube TV.

Please note that in the winter, if/when it rains, we sometimes get ants in the cottage. We can set up ant traps and do our best to minimize the problem, so please let us know if and where you do see ants.

The backyard is shared with a small dog and a toddler.

Guest access
Guests have access to the cottage and the shared yard, which includes lawns chairs, and a table with two chairs on the deck. If you enjoy dogs, you may get a chance to meet the friendly and lovely, King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, named Harold or our toddler, Sydney.

Other things to note
We live with a small dog named Harold, who often frequents the shared backyard (so please let us know if you have an allergy). Harold is good with kids and is not a dog to fear.

Once you book a reservation, we will send you information on how to access the cottage, including a key code to do so. Furthermore, there will always be someone available to answer your questions or provide advice. If you forget something or if there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable, please ask!
A detached studio cottage behind a single family home. We are located in North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto Neighborhood, close to famous restaurants, Chez Panisse and Cheeseboard Pizza, as well as UC Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley, and public transit.

zoning permit: ZCSTR2017-0001

The space
The private studio cottage is located behind a larger single family home. This cottage is comple…
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Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

TV with Standard cable
Pay TV
Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Heating
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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Berkeley, California, United States

This cottage is located in the Gourmet Ghetto Neighborhood within North Berkeley. Walk two blocks and find yourself in a popular shopping/restaurant district that features famous dining experiences including Chez Panisse and the Cheeseboard Pizza Collective.

We are just under one mile from the North edge of U.C. Berkeley's Campus. One mile from Downtown Berkeley and BART (Bay Area's Rapid Transit system). Twenty minutes into San Francisco driving or via the BART system.

Other close-by amenities include popular hiking in Tilden Park, the beautiful Rose Garden, Live Oak Park, or additional shopping and restaurants on Solano Ave.
This cottage is located in the Gourmet Ghetto Neighborhood within North Berkeley. Walk two blocks and find yourself in a popular shopping/restaurant district that features famous dining experiences including C…

Hosted by Jenn & Paul

Joined in May 2013
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We, Jenn and Paul Rubin, are a young married couple. We love our baby girl, Sydney, our King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, Harold, and living in Berkeley! We enjoy hiking and playing sports, going out to eat, and spending time with friends and family. Airbnb is one of our favorite ways to visit new places. It feels good to have a home base to wonder around from in a new city. Jenn is creative and enjoys making things with her hands and Paul loves watching sports, mostly basketball. We both love eating ethnic foods, coffee shops, watching TV shows/movies, and spending time together.
We, Jenn and Paul Rubin, are a young married couple. We love our baby girl, Sydney, our King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, Harold, and living in Berkeley! We enjoy hiking and playing s…
During your stay
We do utilize the backyard, so we may or may not naturally run into each other, but we are always available to answer any questions you have. Other than that, we leave it up to you on whether you would like to have a planned meeting with us!
We do utilize the backyard, so we may or may not naturally run into each other, but we are always available to answer any questions you have. Other than that, we leave it up to you…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy