Traditional Japanese Tea House
Traditional Japanese Tea House
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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.

The space

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 available for use.

Guest access

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.


Amenities
Spa
Family/kid friendly
Indoor fireplace
Essentials

Prices
Cleaning Fee $52 NZD
Security Deposit $148 NZD
Weekend Price $192 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 10AM

Please no shoes inside 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.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are stairs and an uneven path to the tea house

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

408 Reviews

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Rose User Profile
October 2017
Truly a magical little getaway in the middle of the city. Loved my stay here.

Victor User Profile
October 2017
It’s such an amazing getaway ... totally worth it

Javier User Profile
September 2017
Such a cool and beautiful place. Very clean and unique. Would definitely come back again. Hosts are accommodating and loving. Thanks again Zan and Rainbow :)

Miriam User Profile
September 2017
A little oasis of calm for me as I was in town doing research on the UC Berkeley campus. The skylights are lovely, and the space is quiet. I took advantage of the soaking tub one evening after a run, which was great! Zan and their adorable daughter were very welcoming and kind. Overall, a very pleasant experience! (Also, a tip for any yogis out there: there is a WONDERFUL vinyasa-based studio called The Green Yogi 2 blocks away from the tea house that offers 3 classes for $25 to new clients. Check it out!)

Divya User Profile
September 2017
The Japanese Tea House is a beautiful space with excellent quality of workmanship and details! The hosts Zan and Rainbow were very responsive and had taken great care to ensure a wonderful stay. It was very unique to experience Japanese architecture and way of living during those 2 days we spent there.

Sergio User Profile
September 2017
Zan and Rainbow's tea house is literally a gem on air bnb. It made our NorCal roadtrip feel so much cooler, and the stay itself offers a feature to whatever your trip may be. A little pricier than most rooms, but definitely something you have to experience!

Casey User Profile
September 2017
This place is amazing. Unreal level of attention to detail. From the tatami mats to the sliding room dividers, to the decorative wall paneling. The charming low table has a hollowed-out space underneath to put your legs. Mind-blowing!! All in all, a very relaxing space to meditate, read or work. Highly recommend soaking in the tub. Wish we could have stayed longer!

Berkeley, California, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Zan And Rainbow User ProfileZan And Rainbow is a superhost.

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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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