Dining area and kitchen.Garden deck with breakfast table.
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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

We have a furnished backyard garden cottage in Northwest Berkeley. Close to the 4th street district, Monterey Market, REI, and many other shops. North Berkeley BART is a 15 minute walk (7 minute by bike). Easy parking and freeway access.

The space

Our garden cottage is a secluded retreat in the midst of bustling Berkeley. Easy access to I-80 means less time in the town traffic, but San Francisco, Oakland, Napa and other destinations are easy to get to. The cottage is cozy, but comfortable for 2 adults. There are no special accommodations for children, but there is a sofa that can be used in a pinch (it won't fit adults). There is a full kitchen, a fridge, and all the comforts of home. We have had wireless internet installed specifically for the cottage, but no TV at this point. If you have any special requests, please ask and we'll try to accommodate you.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire cottage, and their own private deck and garden. To respect our privacy, the main house back yard and deck are not available to cottage guests.

Interaction with guests

We are available to answer questions, and to resolve any issues that may arise.

Other things to note

My partner and I live in the main house, and I work from home so any questions can be answered relatively quickly. We prefer to be called or texted, rather than have guests knock on our back door to maintain respectful privacy. The cottage is not suitable for large parties, or loud noisy behavior.

When parking, we ask that you park on the street in front of our house. If there are no spots there, please park across the street where there are usually plenty of open spaces that aren't in front of neighbor's houses.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Cleaning Fee: £48
Security Deposit: £81
Weekly Discount: 18%
Weekend Price: £86 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Treat our home as your own, enjoy the space, and please be respectful.
There is 100% no smoking, if you are a smoker we would like to politely ask that you find a different house to rent.
Please no candles.
Please no pets.
If you encounter anything that isn't working right, please let us know as soon as possible. Repair work may arise, and sometimes we won't know unless you tell us.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

4 nights minimum stay

61 Reviews

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Juliet User Profile
June 2017
Rudi is a fantastic host, and his cottage is absolutely lovely. I rented it for my dad during his visit to the Bay Area and he LOVED it. Cozy and spacious at the same time, and SO Berkeley with the backyard garden and little porch for your morning tea! Feels very private back there, and the neighborhood is super peaceful, though very close to public transit and plenty of street parking. I happen to also live in this neighborhood so I'm a little biased towards thinking it is the best hood in the bay, but hey :)

Hannah User Profile
May 2017
This was our second time staying, and we really love it here. The space is charming with plenty of amenities including a full sized kitchen with anything you could need. Will definitely be staying again!

Hendrick User Profile
May 2017
This was our second time staying at Rudi's about two years apart. Both times were identical; The apartment was immaculate, comfortable, and quiet. Rudi is also wonderfully responsive and generous. We will definitely stay a third time for our next trip to the East Bay.

Rajan User Profile
May 2017
Rudi's place is exactly as described. Perfect for two people looking for a place to stay that has more amenities and character than a hotel room. Rudi was friendly, welcoming, and then left us alone.

Judy User Profile
April 2017
This charming and comfortable cottage is just right for a couple visiting in the area. Private entrance, well-designed, comfortable bed, very usable kitchen, lots of sunlight, lovely garden, generous amenities, gracious hosts - we loved this place and will likely return!

Kelly User Profile
April 2017
Easily accessible with lots of fun things to do in the area. Private and clean space that was perfect for two. The fresh fruit and snacks were a lovely touch. We were able to Come and go freely without feeling like we were disturbing anyone. Would definitely visit again.

Jerry User Profile
February 2017
Our stay in the cottage was perfect! It's very comfortable & charming. It had everything we needed and it was in a lovely Berkeley edible landscape garden. Rudi & Wanda are lovely people and very good hosts. We highly recommend staying here and will do so again on our next rip to Berkeley. Thanks Rudi & Wanda!

Berkeley, California, United States · Joined in September 2013
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