Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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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 and an air purifier 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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 5PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 49
Security Deposit: 141
Weekend Price: 183 / 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

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.

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

1 night minimum stay

388 Reviews

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Jocelyne User Profile
August 2017
We loved our stay at Zan and Rainbow's place! The Japanese tea house is exactly as pictured, with so many little features that make you feel like you are in Japan! Soaking in the tub felt like a treat and the bed was heavenly. Added bonus, their home is a pleasant walk away from so many great eating spots. I would 10/10 recommend their home to my friends and would be disappointed if they didn't book here. Thank you, Zan and Rainbow!

侃悦 User Profile
August 2017

Tina User Profile
August 2017
This place located within walking distance to UC Berkeley. It is very quite place to stay. The decoration is unique. We enjoyed our stay and would like to come back again in the future!

Yutaka User Profile
August 2017
This is a great place if you want a peaceful retreat but don't want to leave the convenience and comforts of the city. I loved the Japanese tatami mats and shoji doors.

Iaroslav User Profile
July 2017
Lovely place in great neighborhood! Would recommend to everyone I know!

Karl User Profile
July 2017
This little place is very nice and cozy. I love the Japanese dojo style & design. Hosts are great with excellent communication.

David User Profile
July 2017
Amazing beautiful calming escape

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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.

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