The living room looking back at the kitchen dining area and a sleeping nook with a queen sized bed.The queen sized bed is good for both sleeping and lounging
Beautiful Two Bedroom Private Suite
Hosted by Aliyah
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4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Enjoy a tranquil private suite for up to 4 people in the Berkeley Hills surrounded by greenery and fabulous views. Near beautiful walks, unique shops, the" Gourmet Ghetto" restaurants, UC Berkeley, and transportation to SF and nearby attractions.

The space

This lovely, spacious suite is the lower half of a classic midcentury home that was previously owned by a former UC Berkeley Chancellor. The home has spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco and you need only to share the main entrance and go down the steps to a private living area.

The guest suite has a large separate bedroom with a comfortable full sized bed, chair and armoire. The room is complemented by a walk-in closet with ample shelving and a chest of drawers. The bedroom is decorated by a Picasso lithograph, an antique doll-house, book shelves filled with travel books, and a wrap-around window that looks out onto a romantic tree-house like deck bedecked with little lights hanging from the ceiling. Here's where you can begin your day with complimentary morning coffee (from the original Peet's coffee store in Berkeley!) or end the day with a glass of complimentary California wine.

The adjoining living area is nicely appointed with glass faced armoires filled with guidebooks about Berkeley, the Bay Area and beyond. A large comfortable sofa and chaise (with a soft throw to snuggle up in), a brand-new flat screen TV, and a Turkish rug compliment the living room space. Behind this area is a round table and colorful chairs, (a place to eat or work on your laptop) and a kitchenette. The kitchenette does not have a stove but is equipped with a microwave, coffee/tea maker and a compact refrigerator. Attractive dishes, silverware, napkins, coffee, tea, milk, hot chocolate and sugar are all supplied.

Adjoining the sitting and eating space is a charming second sleeping area with bookshelves and queen sized bed decorated with deep turquoise linen and colorful folk art. Hanging behind the bed is an antique tapestry from a Mongolian yurt and on the shelves many treasures the host brought back from her travels.

The suite's private bathroom has one room with two sinks and a large vanity and mirror. A second room houses the toilet, shower and tub. There's even an antique scale that you need not ever use! Linens, towels, shampoo, soaps and lotion are all provided.

This magical flat, decorated with interesting art work, many by local artists, is perfect for a renewing retreat, a romantic getaway, or for a family of up to four to enjoy the excitement of the San Francisco Bay Area, and then return to a remarkably serene and beautifully appointed place to stay. Whether you are a visiting scholar or visiting a student at nearby universities or colleges, this Berkeley Hills guest suite will enhance your stay.

Guest access

While many homes in the area do not have off-street parking, the guest suite has ample parking in the home's private 4-car driveway.

The suite is complemented by an adjoining deck with a table and chairs and strings of lights overhead. You also have access to your own thermostat so you can turn up the heat if you get chilly when the famous SF fog rolls in!

Interaction with guests

You will have a key and can come and go as you please. You only need to share the main entrance and go down the steps to a private living area that has its own door to shut if off from the upstairs. At sunset the host may invite you for a glass of wine and to share the beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. The host will provide information and materials about visiting the Bay Area and can answer questions when available. During your stay you can have full privacy or interact as you wish. Since the owner works at home, please maintain a quiet entry and exit at all times.

Other things to note

Minimum stay 4 days.
Please, no children under seven years old.


Amenities
Internet
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No smoking is allowed. Please enter and exit quietly at all times.


Cancellations

38 Reviews

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Bart User Profile
October 2017
There is no other place like this. Its spacious, comfortable, views to die for but most importantly the Host is par excellence; warm, generous, so interesting and interested. Aliyah is one in a million

Bart User Profile
January 2017
Everything about Aliyahs place is fabulous. The beds, the location, the view is amazing, spacious, cozy, but most of all the host. We have left having made a new friend in Aliyah as has our daughter who is starting her first semester at Cal. we cannot recommend Aliyahs place more highly.
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Response from Aliyah:
Dear Bart, Thank you not only for your lovely review but for the absolute pleasure of knowing you and your family. What a great time we had sharing stories, meals, travel tips and observations of the world at large! I'm so happy you'll b e back to visit (EMAIL HIDDEN)e soon!
January 2017

Henrik User Profile
September 2017
Aliyah's place is one of the true gems of Airbnb, and I have nothing but good things to say about both Aliyah and her place. It's simply wonderful.
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Response from Aliyah:
Dear Henrik, Thank you so much for your beautiful review. It was a pleasure meeting you, and you are welcome back anytime. All the best, Aliyah
September 2017

Rona User Profile
September 2017
The suite was wonderfully spacious, clean and well equipped in a quiet nice neighbourhood. It had a lovely decking area, surrounded by trees off the bedroom, which we took advantage of to sit on and relax and read. We found it easy to travel down into Berkley. Communication with Aliyah was always quick and easy and we found her a very kind and informative host.
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Response from Aliyah:
Dear Rona, I too enjoyed our visit very much. When you come to see your son Ben again, I would love you to stay here in my guest suite. It would be lovely to get to know you more. All the best, Aliyah
September 2017

Bon User Profile
August 2017
This place is beautiful! And the hostess is so charming and hospitable. The view is incredible. I would definitely recommend this place to ANYONE.
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Response from Aliyah:
Thank you Bon! It was so good to be your host. I look forward to having you stay with us whenever you are in Berkeley. All the best, Aliyah
August 2017

Yvonne User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful large apartment with so many lovely touches from our hostess. She made us feel very welcome and offered us great suggestions for places to visit in the area. The views from both bedrooms was fabulous and it really felt like we were sleeping in a tree house! Everything was spotlessly clean and luxurious. It was a 10 min drive down steep hills into Berkeley, which is a wonderful little town with every type of restaurant and shops. It was also very control for getting into San Francisco. Highly recommend this hostess and accommodation and would definitely stay here again.
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Response from Aliyah:
Dear Yvonne, Thank you for being a guest in my home and for writing such a beautiful review of your experience. It was truly my pleasure to host you and Daniel. And, I must add, I absolutely loved your very unique thank you card especially made for an Airbnnb style of sharing! I hope we have an opportunity to meet again.
July 2017

Jennifer User Profile
July 2017
Aliyah's home has the most amazing view of the bay. The room is just as described with many of her touches that create a great atmosphere. This place is spacious and great for family or couples.
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Response from Aliyah:
Jennifer, It was a pleasure to host you and your family. You will always be welcome when you visit your brother again! Please come stay with us! Warmly, Aliyah
July 2017

Berkeley, California, United StatesJoined in January 2015
Aliyah User ProfileAliyah is a superhost.
I love to travel the world, from Cuba to Mongolia, from Russia to Peru. What I most love is getting to know people and experiencing the friendships that emerge. I now have a place in the beautiful Berkeley Hills that I would like to share with others, to return the graciousnes…
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