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Secluded luxury cottage & hot tub

SuperhostKensington, California, United States
Entire guesthouse hosted by Laura & Kiran
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
Clean and tidy
12 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Laura & Kiran is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Surrounded by trees on 1/2 acre, our cottage in Kensington/ Berkeley Hills is a perfect country house in the city. Our relaxing light-filled retreat is decorated with our original textile designs, Kiran's fine art photography and has a hot tub under the stars.

The space
Our charming, quiet cottage in Kensington on the Berkeley Hills border.

We've lovingly decorated it with our own original textile designs, art objects from our travels to India and Kiran's photography.

Within a short distance are Kensington cafes, markets, restaurants on Berkeley's Solano Ave, major bus lines and Bart.

The cottage features a large living/dining area with vaulted wood ceilings, a bank of windows looking out on a majestic 5-trunk oak tree and at the Bay Bridge.

The large light-filled bedroom features a window seat next to a creek and a desk looking out over a eucalyptus grove. The bed is a queen-size, high quality, super comfortable, European Sleepworks mattress. There is a dresser and large closets for storage.

The hot tub and hot tub deck are exclusively for the guests. The hot tub deck is outfitted with reclining chairs and a bistro table with chairs for outdoor eating. The rest of the property is private including the main deck.

You can take a private hot tub under the stars. Dressing gowns and slippers are provided.

The living room features a 42 inch TV with cable TV, Netflix, a DVD player, surround sound, a comfy sofa and swivel club chair.

The bathroom has a standing shower stocked with shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and a hair dryer.

The full kitchen has a real gas stove, a microwave, a toaster oven, a toaster, a instant tea kettle and a full size refrigerator plus a full set of pans, dishes and kitchen tools. The kitchen is stocked with basic spices, oil and vinegar, condiments, coffee and and assortment of teas.

WIFI is included.

We are at the end of a cul du sac with ample safe parking with no parking restrictions.

The cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway or a quiet retreat after busy days visiting Berkeley or the many other wonderful places in the Bay Area. Surround yourself with nature with lots of cultural activities minutes away.

During this time of social distancing we ask that you do not have any visitors.

Guest access
The lower deck off the cottage has the hot tub and a bistro table and chairs that is reserved for the guests. It is fenced in for privacy towards the house and open towards the eucalyptus forest so you can be surrounded by nature.

Kiran uses the hot tub occasionally in the mornings from 6-8 am (clothed and quietly) to do the regular maintenance on the hot tub. All other times the hot tub is exclusively for the guests.

The washer and dryer are in the basement of the main house and are available to the guests, on request.

Other things to note
2 night minimum stay.
Not suitable for parties or special events.
Not suitable for guests who are allergic to cats.
Not suitable for children under 3 years old because the cottage had not been made child-safe.
Surrounded by trees on 1/2 acre, our cottage in Kensington/ Berkeley Hills is a perfect country house in the city. Our relaxing light-filled retreat is decorated with our original textile designs, Kiran's fine art photography and has a hot tub under the stars.

The space
Our charming, quiet cottage in Kensington on the Berkeley Hills border.

We've lovingly decorated it with our own…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 couch

Amenities

Hot tub
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Pay TV
Breakfast
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
Dryer
TV
Washing machine

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Location

Kensington, California, United States

You can walk 10 minutes up the hill from our house (depending on your fitness level) to the Kensington village. It features a full-size market You can have a yummy breakfast, lunch or dinner at Inn Kensington. You can drive or walk down (if you don't mind coming back up the hill) down to Colusa Circle for delightful cluster of local businesses. Colusa Market has everything you need including an organic section. In one block you can have a pizza at Benchmark, a latte, fresh baked bread, pastries and sandwiches at Semi-Freddis, (email hidden) and bangers and mash at the Pub.

There are many lovely walks and hidden paths around Kensington. We are next to the Sunset View Cemetary with panoramic bay views. A great place for jogging.

Tilden Regional Park is a 5 minute drive with many hiking paths, wilderness views, a botanical garden and lots of activities for children- a working farm, a carousel, a lake and a miniature steam train, plus the Lawrence Hall of Science Museum.

Downtown Berkeley and UC Berkeley is a 10 minute drive.

Solano Ave with numerous shops, gourmet restaurants and an art movie house is a 5 minute drive.

Kensington has a organic farmers market on Sunday mornings at Colusa Circle with many local food stands.
You can walk 10 minutes up the hill from our house (depending on your fitness level) to the Kensington village. It features a full-size market You can have a yummy breakfast, lunch or dinner at Inn Kensington.…
Getting around
41
Walk Score®
Most errands require a car.
35
Bike Score®
Minimal bike infrastructure.

Hosted by Laura & Kiran

Joined in October 2011
  • 359 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
We are designers of handwoven furnishing fabrics from India. We own our own company, Laura & Kiran. Kiran is an avid gardener and Laura loves cooking Indian and Thai food. We love to travel especially to Asia. Last year we visited Thailand, India and Russia. Our motto is Make life beautiful.
We are designers of handwoven furnishing fabrics from India. We own our own company, Laura & Kiran. Kiran is an avid gardener and Laura loves cooking Indian and Thai food. We love…
During your stay
The cottage is very private. We are available to answer questions or help you plan your visit according to your desires or you can have your privacy. We leave it up to you.
Laura & Kiran is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, हिन्दी, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 11:00 am
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm