Front door of cottage in backyard of house
Elmwood cottage
Elmwood cottage
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The space

Cozy cottage behind main house, complete kitchen and bath, loft bedroom. Kitchen utensils, ironing board, iron, ipod docking station, wifi, but no TV. Located in a great Berkeley neighborhood with lots of restaurants and shopping within walking distance. A bus to the City is a block and a half away, and BART is an easy walk. My property backs on to an East Bay Municipal Water District reservoir, so even though it is in the heart of the city with two main arteries near by, it is quiet. College Ave. is our nearby shopping street; it runs from the University to the north, down to Broadway to the south and on it you can find just about everything you need and much of what you might want.

Free parking on premises

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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 in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

-I don't charge a cleaning fee. I clean the cottage between guests, but if you are there for longer than a week, I expect you to clean it regularly yourself. I will call a cleaning service if you would rather I had them come in once a week, but the cost will be additional.

-Please run the fan for 15 minutes after taking a shower, and use the fan over the stove when you cook.

-Please do not put wet clothing or towels on the wood surfaces.

- Please turn off the outside light when you come in at night. It burns dusk to dawn and keeps my neighbor awake.

-Please use only the detergent provided or another HE detergent in the washing machine.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

3 nights minimum stay

161 Reviews

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Kyle User Profile
February 2017
An awesone 'little' place with everything you need in a nice cosy cottage, tiny home style but very spacious. Very clean and homely. Didnt want to leave. Thanks Susan. Will stay again for sure.

Jeffery User Profile
October 2017
Wonderful location. Beautiful construction. Everything you need for a refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life. Star Grocery is just 2 blocks away and has a great selection of meat, produce, and everything else.

Charise User Profile
October 2017
Loved this place!!! Beautiful accommodations. Total gem. Spacious, clean and convenient. We will be back!

Karen User Profile
September 2017
This was our fourth visit to this perfect little cottage and we are planning a fifth. What more do we need to say but a big "thank-you" to Susan, ever gracious and welcoming. We look forward to next time.

Christine User Profile
September 2017
Elmwood Cottage is just darling! It is attractive, well appointed and designed with great attention to detail. The cottage, located on an attractive street, is quite private yet conveniently located to the shops and restaurants in the Elmwood neighborhood. My husband and I stayed there for a week in September and everything was just perfect. I'd highly recommend it as a place to stay!

Susan User Profile
September 2017
This place is a perfect dollhouse. It was amazingly quiet and peaceful at night, a refuge from the hustle and bustle just a couple of streets over. We had everything we needed.
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.
Response from Susan:
Susan, Sounds like a traumatic way home. Hope you arrived safely and that all is well. Best, Susan
September 2017

Anja User Profile
September 2017
Dear Susan it was lovely staying at your Cottage. We specially liked the garden. The location suited us very well. Good restaurants and nice shops nearby (Elmwoods). Trip to San Francisco is about an hour ( walking and going by Bart). Thanks

Berkeley, California, United StatesJoined in January 2013
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.

I'm a high school English teacher, working in Marin County. I have one daughter, a perfect granddaughter, a perfect grandson, and a son-in-law who live out of the country. I have lived in Berkeley for many years, most in this neighborhood, although I grew up in Chicago.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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