Sparkling Clean, Peaceful Garden Cottage-WiFi-Yard

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Entire guest house hosted by Karen & Mike

2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
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Entire home to yourself
Self check-in
Committed to Enhanced Clean

All about Karen & Mike’s place

This cute cozy cottage is the perfect spot for a couple or solo traveler. Nestled in a fruit-tree filled yard, the space is bright and welcoming, with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Situated in one of the East Bay's best neighborhoods and just a few blocks from BART and bus lines, this is the perfect spot from which to seamlessly explore most corners of the San Francisco Bay Area. With a wide variety of shops, services, and restaurants nearby, this spot is sure to please!

The space
NOTE: We want you to know that we prioritize your health and safety. We will continue to consult resources from the CDC and other international health agencies to align our cleaning standards with current official guidance for hotels. As an additional safeguard to every guest, we are blocking a minimum 36 hours between reservations to allow for extra-thorough cleaning and complete airing out of the space.

In this cottage you'll be lulled into a blissful sleep as you rest atop a dreamy, organic-cotton, pillow-top mattress. In the morning, you'll whip up some breakfast and sip your coffee on the patio under the pear tree. The cottage is fully self-contained with a well-equipped kitchenette (microwave, mini-fridge, CrockPot Express cooker, toaster oven, kettle, french-press coffee maker, blender, a selection of complimentary teas and coffee) and bathroom with shower, plus a cabinet to hang or put away your clothing. We recently added Google Mesh Network pods to our Wifi system, so it is now blazing fast.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free on-street parking
Patio or balcony
Garden
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Microwave
Dedicated workspace: table
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Albany, California, United States

Albany is a safe, welcoming, and diverse community that borders on Berkeley to the south & east, the San Francisco Bay to the west, and El Cerrito to the north.
NOTE: During Shelter-in-Place, not all shops/restaurants/services listed below are available. However, all grocery stores remain open, and many restaurants are open for take out meals.
**Just steps from the house: All the shops and amenities of El Cerrito Plaza, including Starbuck's, Peet's, Trader Joe's Lucky's, CVS, Barnes & Nobles, a variety of restaurants (Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, etc).
**Within a few blocks: several local pubs and a bowling alley
**A 12-minutue walk (or 3-min drive): lands you on Solano Avenue amidst a wide variety of shops, boutiques, restaurants, and coffee shops with local flare.
**Just over a mile away: Point Isabel Recreation Shoreline offers a spectacular spot to walk along the Bay and watch the sunset, with views of the Golden Gate, San Francisco, and Mt. Tamalpais.
**2 to 3 miles away: you'll find the "Gourmet Ghetto" area of Berkeley, home to the renowned Chez Panisse Restaurant and many other local favorites. The world-class University of California is just blocks from there. Tilden Park and Wildcat Canyon provide gorgeous scenery, amazing views, and extensive hiking trails.

Hosted by Karen & Mike

Joined in June 2012
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We are science and health professionals who strive to provide a beautiful and welcoming environment to our guests. Our little corner of the East Bay is easily accessible to most sights/attractions, venues, and institutions that make the San Francisco Metropolitan Area world-renowned. As lovers of travel, history, science, and anthropology, hosting is one more way for us to engage with travelers near and far and learn more about the diversity of human experience. We look forward to providing a lovely space for your business or pleasure trip!
We are science and health professionals who strive to provide a beautiful and welcoming environment to our guests. Our little corner of the East Bay is easily accessible to most si…

During your stay

We live in the back portion of the main house on the property and whenever possible prefer to welcome our guests on arrival to answer any questions you may have. We sometimes use the backyard/garden, so you may see us there. Your questions are always welcome, but in general we like to give guests their privacy. Let us know if we can help.
We live in the back portion of the main house on the property and whenever possible prefer to welcome our guests on arrival to answer any questions you may have. We sometimes use…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 13:00
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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