Garden setting.
Unique Garden Apt. in Berkeley
Unique Garden Apt. in Berkeley
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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Cozy ground floor studio in classic Berkeley Victorian surrounded by amazing gardens. Quality Queen bed, living room, kitchen/bath, all within walking distance of BART, Berkeley Bowl, Whole Foods, UC Berkeley and more. Comfortable for 2.

The space

The home is owned by a family of artists and the gardens are something to behold: sculpture, koi pond, chickens, bees and the some of the most amazing flora you will see in an urban setting.

Common area with large desk and sofa looks out onto a lovely patio and green foliage. The high-end bed in a small bedroom nook is your cozy place to sleep. Kitchen, shower and toilet complete the amenities that make this a perfect place to stay in the East Bay. Wireless internet included.

This tranquil studio is a true urban oasis. Please be aware that the bantam chickens make chicken sounds all day dawn to dusk. Late sleepers may want to use earplugs. Except for the chickens, it is quiet here.

Guest access

The studio has its own entrance. You can come and go without disturbing house residents.

Interaction with guests

We are available to check guests in, but we leave our guests alone to enjoy their peace and quiet.

Other things to note

Parking in front of the property is limited to 2 hours on weekdays. Weekends are fine. You can use our 1 car driveway if you have a car.

Wireless Internet

Cleaning Fee $57 NZD
Weekly Discount: 13%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We expect quiet and courteous guests. Please be VERY quiet after 10pm.


2 nights minimum stay

125 Reviews

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Shirley User Profile
October 2017
This is my second time staying at Marcia's place. And it is still a pleasure ... It is a very comfortable and peaceful little place. And we find the beautiful garden totally worth a 6 hour plane ride.

Robert User Profile
October 2017
This place was awesome! Very chill and quiet (hardly noticed the chickens). Awesome night sleep on the bed, and bigger than the pictures make it look.

Matt User Profile
October 2017
We had a wonderful time in this truly unique and relaxing oasis in Berkeley! Would love to stay again

Daniel User Profile
September 2017
Beautifully decorated and wonderfully tasteful. Amazing garden. Perfect for my purposes.

Daniel User Profile
September 2017
Marcia provided all of the elements for me to have an amazing stay. Comfortable bed, beautiful living/dining area, great kitchen, and all of the comforts of home! She was available whenever you needed her and her garden is absolutely stunning. The setting warm and inviting and I felt at home immediately and during the entire stay. The neighborhood is very quiet yet close to public transportation, cafes, shops and a super supermarket. I look forward to returning. Thank You Marcia.
Marcia User ProfileMarcia is a superhost.
Response from Marcia:
My pleasure, Daniel! I am basking in your positive regard and so is the garden!
September 2017

Roger User Profile
September 2017
Stone quiet. An amazing intersection of privacy, access to public transportation, and walkability to all things Berkeley. For the discerning, Marcia's home and gardens display a life time of compassionate creativity and attention to the power of landscape to nurture the soul. For those who crave a cloistered environment that is minimal, elegant, and whimsical, look no further.

Jane User Profile
September 2017
Marcia is a gracious hostess and her garden apartment is delightful. Between the lush garden and unique apartment decor we almost felt as if we were vacationing in gorgeous Thailand again. The location is perfect, with the Ashby BART station less than a 10 minute walk, as well as several coffee shops, restaurants and the Berkeley Bowl grocery a short walk. The apartment contains everything needed for a short stay. Marcia is warm and charming. Additionally she also helped us with a check-in/out schedule that accommodated our flights. We recommend Marcia's garden apartment for a beautiful, serene stay.

Berkeley, California, United StatesJoined in December 2013
Marcia User ProfileMarcia is a superhost.

I'm a sculptor, gardener and grandmother. My daughter Sara and I work together to host guests in our Garden Apartment. (My friend Aaron had worked with me on this until recently). We enjoy meeting a variety of people and have hosted people from all over the world.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Marcia’s place.
Sara helps host.

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