Beautiful private SEPARATE ENTRANCE flat with new modern appliances, new cabinets, spacious AND cozy space. Surrounded by trees, 6/7 block tree lined walk to campus or gourmet restaurants, shops and groceries. Golden Gate Bridge and bay view.
This is a beautiful in-law, SEPARATE ENTRANCE flat. Renovated, furnished and well appointed for visiting scholars, sabbatical, relocation, short-term visitors to Berkeley who want a comfortable and private home away from home.
Located 7 blocks north of the UC Berkeley North Gate, 6 blocks east of the North Berkeley restaurants (Cheeseboard, Chez Panisse, Cesars, Gregoire's, Sauls Deli) and groceries.
800 square feet, gas fireplace, dishwasher, refrigerator, gas stove top, european oven with convection feature.
Wireless network access (WiFi), LED lighting, washer/dryer in basement (free laundry, yet shared washer/dryer is included in rental $). Heat is provided by your thermo-statically controlled 30,000 BTU gas fireplace insert, super cozy.
2nd bedroom is set up with a futon, but modifications can be made. Queen bed in main bedroom, full compliment of kitchen supplies (if you need something, please ask! ).
A bus stop (AC Transit line#65) is just 3 doors away, but house is quiet since it is 100 feet from the street.
Filtered view of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate bridge with beautiful sunset view.
NOTE: path plus 20 STEPS DOWN to entrance of this flat. Very private, but know there are steps. HOST will ASSIST with bags as necessary :)
I tend to rent space on semester, monthly and occassionally weekly. I rarely rent out for less than a week.
Clothes washer and dryer in basement, soap provided.
Full kitchen in this flat, I get questions on this as pictures don't do this space justice. Refrigerator, oven, gas cooktop, dishwasher...
Deck railing has been replaced! So, we are more kid friendly.
Interaction with guests
I live next door, we call the space: "paradise next door."
I will help with bags as needed (20 steps down from street to home). I can answer questions about the space, restaurants, neighborhood(s), activities.
I have had guests I see often during their stay, and others I rarely/never see, depending on schedules.
As a freelance carpenter, I am available to make sure your visit is wonderful. Please tell me if anything isn't working perfectly for you.
Text, email, phone call. If it is urgent, text or phone confirmation is best.
Other things to note
I live with two very friendly cats (unless you are a mouse) that run around the yard but NOT in this flat.
For multi week stays, you are charged $80 for weekly cleaning, performed by a trusted house cleaner. This is to change linens, vacuum flat, and clean bath. This is over and above charges run through airbnb, there is no method to charge this fee on airbnb site. This cleaning fee is due upon arrival, at monthly intervals.
Recently, a guest had a "few people over.".. it turned out to be 20 people until after midnight on a Tuesday evening. His party got a bit out of hand... I am a big believer in: There is a time to turn up the music, and a time to turn down the music. That said. If you are inviting friends over, More than 6 visitors is not allowed unless guest and I have a discussion.
This is a wonderful private space in my home, i live in a separate home next door .
Separate entrance, private self-contained unit, control your own heat.
There are other people living in this building, but not in your space.
It is best to remove your shoes to keep the shiny oak floors happy, as well as the rest of the folks in the house.
Do not run laundry after 10 PM. No tobacco smoking allowed on property.
Self employed carpenter and craftsman. I am a former corporate geek, and a printer before that. Good food, old cars, making sawdust.
I have built out this space for friends and families that want to spend some time in paradise.