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You are going to love it and maybe decide not to go out of the cottage and the garden for a while. This cottage is in Gourmet Ghetto and is very close to the very famous restaurants, French Café and Cheese Board. You can park your car in the drive way and enjoy walking around Berkeley and even take public transportation to San Francisco or Walnut Creek. If you are interested in healthy eating and you have read Michael Pollan’s book then you might want to go to the Cider butcher shop he goes to and buy some healthy meat and bring it home and cook it. East your food beside the pond and enjoy. When you leave sign the book I have left you and let me know if you enjoyed yourselves.

The space

The Epicure Cottage was renovated in 2011 in North Berkeley, famous as Gourmet Ghetto. It is walking distance from best restaurants, Cafes and shops. The cottage is warm and cozy with wood ceiling and windows that open to a beautiful garden and a Coy pond with 24 hours sound of water. the cottage is best for two people but it can have up to four people too.

Guest access

You will have access to the garden and when it is sunny you can dine there and relax. You will have a parking place, internet, cable TV with 200 channels, central heating and air conditioning. This cottage is a separate unit and you don't have to share anything

Interaction with guests

I love to meet people from around the world. I am a very busy person and just have time at the end of the day during the week but I am off weekends. I love to give a tour of Berkeley and the Bay Area to people who like to do that.

Other things to note

I am sure you are going to love it.

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

Wireless Internet
Cable TV

Cleaning Fee £76
Weekly Discount: 12%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

I just want my guests to enjoy themselves and have fun. I love quiet people. Thanks.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

63 Reviews

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Paula User Profile
July 2017
Secluded, beautiful, peaceful cottage near fabulous restaurants. The garden is spectacular with a constant perfect babbling brook sound.

Jeff User Profile
July 2017
We had a great stay. Nice neighborhood close to downtown. The garden is beautiful with lovely sounds of water. The cottage is nice and well appointed. We hardly wanted to leave the cottage and garden!

Jennifer User Profile
June 2017
This is s beautiful cottage in a secluded garden full of flowers and hummingbirds within walking distance of the center of Berkeley. I particularly enjoyed sitting in the garden by the pond to read or eat breakfast. Shahnaz was a delightful host and neighbor ready to stop and chat or help at anytime. The cottage is elegantly furnished and comfortable.

Richard User Profile
June 2017
Shahnaz was a wonderful host, and we thoroughly enjoyed staying at her spacious and beautiful cottage. Furthermore, she was very responsive, and allowed us to check in early so that we could attend a friend's wedding event. I would highly recommend staying at Shahnaz's cottage, and we hope to do so again soon.

Dan User Profile
June 2017
Shahnaz is a wonderful and gracious host. Her gardens are beautiful and the coach house is wonderful. Cook your own meals or walk to great restaurants. The place is spacious and can sleep 3 comfortably. Great for couples in town to explore Cal Berkeley or the entire Bay Area as trips to SF are easy on BART which is close by. Easy access by car to wine country. I really enjoyed staying with Shahnaz and I look forward to returning. I highly recommend staying at this location with Shahnaz as host.

Deena User Profile
June 2017
Shahnaz's cottage is simply adorable. She's put so much thought and detail into making it feel like home when you stay. The location is fantastic too - very central and easy to walk to everything! We'd definitely stay again!

Jay User Profile
May 2017
If you want to stay in Berkeley for an ideal couples weekend in a private, secluded cottage surrounded by a lush garden stay with Shahnaz. If you want to walk to North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto restaurants, shops and leave you car behind without worrying about parking hassles you have even more reason to stay with Shahnaz. If you want privacy, a beautifully furnished and comfortable home that is perfectly maintained and clean as can be, then Shahnaz's "Garage" is absolutely a dream come true.

Berkeley, California, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Shahnaz User ProfileShahnaz is a superhost.

I am a 63 year old active woman. I am CEO of a non profit organization helping children and families. I love gardening and construction and decoration. I also like wood work. I love being a host because I love to learn about people specially interesting ones. I love cooking. I love to learn.

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

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