About this listing
Come visit Berkeley and the Bay Area from a peaceful home base near North Berkeley BART. The guest room features a luxurious mattress from European Sleepworks, desk with high speed wi-fi, monitor with Roku/Netflix access, and closet space.
This is a spacious room (9' x 13') with a very comfortable full-size bed. The entrance to the room is two feet from the front door of the home, so you can easily come and go as you like. The mattress has two different firmnesses--one side is the softest that European Sleepworks offers, and the other is just slightly firmer. So, if you are travelling alone, you can choose which side you like. There is a desk with monitor that you can connect to your laptop or use with the Roku that is in the room, which has Netflix access. There is plenty of room to hang clothing, an iron and ironing board, a full length mirror, and even a small backpack you can borrow for your day trip. This is a quiet street in a very friendly neighborhood.
You are welcome to spend time in the comfortable backyard which is often sunny. In the evenings, you are welcome to spend time in the living room/dining area and make full use of the kitchen. Please note that I work full time from home and the living room is my office, so when I am working during the day the living room/dining area will not be available for guests.
Interaction with guests
I am happy to give you advice on things to do in the Bay Area, places to eat, places to exercise, and how to get around.
Other things to note
Please be aware that I do have a cat, you will share the one bathroom with me, and that I work from home full time. Most of the time when I am working I am just sitting quietly at my computer. I generally need to be able to work without a lot of distractions, but I can usually stop for a few moments if you need help with directions or with anything in the house. Occasionally (maybe twice a week) I have meetings by phone and would need to have a greater level of quiet in the house at that time.
This room is for 2 people maximum.
No guests except by prior arrangement with the owner.
Please be respectful of the shared space and relatively quiet when I am sleeping (and I will do the same for you!). If you would like to watch TV after I have gone to bed, please use the headphones provided (or your own).
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I have lived in the Bay Area since the end of 2000. If you are not familiar with the Bay Area, I will be happy to suggest places for you to visit, whether your interests are in city life or in nature!
I love meditation, yoga, music, art, and food. I teach meditation and travel to meditation retreats several times a year. I have also been self employed for many years creating online training courses, mostly for large corporate clients.