The garden cottage was PERFECT for our stay in the bay area. The house is completely private and very charming. It is situated at the back of a nice shady garden. The house itself was a one bedroom with a comfortable queen size bed, living room with a nice futon and couch, flat screen TV, and then a separate kitchen. My favorite part was the private deck off the kitchen - perfect for a glass of California wine and enjoying the sunset!
The cottage is within walking distance of the BART, and San Francisco, Berkely, etc are all a short cheap ride away. There is a convenience store within a 2 minute walk, a coffee shop with awesome bagels a 4 min walk away, and then grocery stores, restaurants, movie theater all within easy walking distance.
This is a perfect cottage for a romantic weekend getaway, a visit to the East Bay, or if you want to see San Francisco but want to stay somewhere a little sunnier and different.
El Cerrito is a great town with awesome food and really nice neighborhoods to walk through. There are great views of San Francisco a few minutes hike from the house.
The hosts were very receptive to any questions I had, and they happily provided a travel crib and a few toys for my son. I would definitely stay here again !