Traditional Japanese architecture tucked away in a great Berkeley neighborhood. Peaceful and quiet but just a few blocks to UC Berkeley, all the restaurants of the "Gourmet Ghetto", and the North Berkeley Bart station.
Traditional Japanese building with Tatami mats, organic queen size futon, and an "Ofuro"- a deep and luxurious soaking tub (similar feel to a hot tub). Entering the tub requires agility as it is high and you have to stand on a bench, sit on the edge of the tub, and swing your legs around. If you have any questions about that please ask (and see pictures). Lots of natural light with five skylights. Older wooden building with a somewhat rustic feel. The woven grass tatami mat floors have a noticeable smell of dry grass which we find to be lovely, but may not be for everyone. Comfortably sleeps 2 in new all natural foam mattress. Minimal kitchen with small fridge, tea kettle, and small toaster oven. We use fragrance free and non-toxic cleaning materials and provide Dr. Bronners hand soap. There is a fan and an air purifier available for use.
Cottage and garden and WIFI
Interaction with guests
We are available and friendly but tend to let guests have their private retreat unless they want tips or to share a talk in the garden.
Other things to note
Tranquil setting in a lovely neighborhood. Two hour parking on our street and no-permit (limited) parking one block away.
Please no shoes in the cottage and be delicate with fragile Japanese furnishings. If you would be more comfortable with slippers, please bring some along. No pets allowed (sorry!) and no smoking anywhere inside or outside on the property. Please respect our neighbors by being quiet after 10pm. No parties and no extra guests without talking with us first.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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Love traveling and have been fortunate the last few years to work on rivers around the world: Colorado, Sacramento, Mekong, Brahmaputra and more. We think Airbnb is fun and look forward to meeting you.