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.
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.
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.
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.