This is how it would look as you come in to the cottage.The cottage entrance.


Entire home/flat

4 Guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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About this listing

Bright and comfortable 525 square foot, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath single private cottage completely separate from the main house and is accessed through its own driveway path.
The outside deck lets you enjoy the sunshine or night sky.

The space

This is the first time this cottage will be posted on airbnb, but in the past since 1997 the cottage had lots of people living in it from periods of few months to 7 years. We lived there too. From our collective experience, we feel confident to share that it was always habitated by loving and full of joy couples as well as single people who had busy professional lives who loved it as a refuge, calming, beautiful, clean, practical, full of nature and still close to cosmopolitan city life amenities. It feel to us like a place where you can feel safe at home with yourself and a loved one if you have one, and you little ones or some other family member travelling with you. We also had a family of 6 once from Spain who they were laughing a lot sharing the cottage. I also have a picture somewhere of 3 friends sleeping in the futon; when probably a couple friend of them was in the sleeping in the bedroom.
I have happy memories of this space. we are thankful to live in our own house in Berkeley.
At a 5 Minute walk from BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit/subway) "North Berkeley" Station.

Guest access

The living room and dining areas boasts beautiful garden view with fruit trees and herb plants.
Private patio, patio table and umbrella.
32“ flat screen television, Roku XD player with Netflix (already activated) and many more free or pay services available if you are subscribed. We have AT&T Uverse 200 television package (including CSN Bay Area so you can watch our beloved San Francisco Giants, or other Bay Area teams playing when broadcasted).
There is also an iphone docking/charging station with speakers.
All utilities are included, along with water, gas, electricity, and high speed internet.
Futon that folds out into a full-sized bed. Extra pillows, sheets, and blankets are stored within the futon.
The kitchen went through a major remodel recently. Non-stop hot water.
We have a full-sized two door refrigerator, bottom drawer freezer with filtered ice-maker and filtered cold water dispenser.
Gas range and oven.
Microwave.
Coffee maker (2) (12 cup coffee).
Toaster.
Blender.
Just off the kitchen, there is a table that seats two.
A kitchen island counter top with two comfortable stools.
Extra things that you may need are provided like laundry soap, shampoo, conditioner, and then some. I
Iron and ironing board
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Interaction with guests

We are very available since we live and work next door. We can reply immediate to any question by phone or in person. We can be as involve as the guest needs us to be. There will always be someone available to answer your questions or provide advice and tips. If you forget something or if there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable, please ask!

Other things to note

I had people stayed before interested on the Berkeley Marina Cal Sailing Club. Another person was interested on our local thriving Tango Community.


Business travel
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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £8 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £65
Security Deposit: £121
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Parking on the street is free; but our block neighbours usually park in front of their houses.
Be aware that you and any family or friend coming to visit you - THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT - park on the driveway in front of the cottage ( there is a small 'No Parking" sign that I bought one in London and I posted it on the picked fence; that is for everybody but us. Us: meaning you in this case. Us to differenciate my neighbors from us . This space in front of the cottage's driveway is reserve for you). If you need extra parking: across the street towards the west end of the block where no neighbours usually park.
The city of Berkeley have strict rules against smoking.
On Decemb(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), the Berkeley City Council passed an amendment to ordinance 12.70 prohibiting smoking in all multi-nit residences in Berkeley. This includes common areas such as but not limited to private decks, balconies, and parking garages. The ordinance went into effect May 1, 2014. A link to the ordinance can be found at the city of Berkeley website.
No smoking inside.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

73 Reviews


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Priscilla User Profile
June 2017
Peaceful wonderful cottage with lots of charm. Perfect for long stays and convenient to the North Berkeley BART and Rose Cedar park if you have little ones. Quiet neighborhood with the best Berkeley has to offer.

Arun User Profile
June 2017
Alejandra and Charles's place is located in a quiet neighborhood, and is very comfortable.

Janine User Profile
June 2017
The wifi was spotty and Alejandra and Charles were responsive via emails, but the issue persisted almost to the end of our stay. It is a very small space and there were 3 of us (parents and a teenager). It looks great in the photos, but is much smaller in person. Would recommend it for 1 or 2 people max and not very comfortable.
Alejandra And Charles User ProfileAlejandra And Charles is a superhost.
Response from Alejandra And Charles:
The wifi issue, I think came somehow as a consequence of having personalized the at&t given network's name. We understand that is working well now and its name and password is on our airbnb site; written on the router; and it goes included on our welcoming message as well.
June 2017

Jason User Profile
May 2017
This cute little cottage was fully stocked and contained everything needed for a great stay. The wireless internet frequently cut out and required resetting the router which made working difficult. A fantastic location close to the North Berkeley BART station and in a quiet neighbourhood.
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Response from Alejandra And Charles:
Thanks for letting us know about wireless internet connection. We will now follow up with it.
May 2017

Caroline User Profile
April 2017
We had a lovely stay at the charming cottage. The space was perfect for our family! Alejandra and Charles were great hosts and we had everything we needed. The backyard had toys for my kids and the house is two houses from a nice playground/park. It's also close to Bartavelle, a delicious spot for pastries and avocado toasts (and where we had breakfast several days).
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Response from Alejandra And Charles:
Thanks Caroline for taking time to write us your very nice review. I'm glad you had a good time. All the best I found a pair of iPhone headsets in the cottage. Let me know if you would like me to mail it to you Alejandra
April 2017

Carrie User Profile
April 2017
The cottage is fantastic! Very clean and just enough space. I loved having the washer dryer in the unit. The bed was very comfy with nice linens. Location can't be beat. The hosts gave us full privacy. We loved the cottage. The cottage is exactly as advertised. I loved the smell of the blooming flowers in the garden.
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Response from Alejandra And Charles:
Thank you Carrie for taking time to write us a very nice review Cheers
April 2017

Michael User Profile
April 2017
This place if great. The things that separate good rentals from great ones for me are the little touches. Classy cookies and small snack in the cupboard for renters, nicely decorated with thought and artistic sensibility, all the things you need in the kitchen, etc. Bed was comfy, everything as advertised. Super nice hosts living next door but out of your way. Great place.

Berkeley, California, United States · Joined in October 2013
Alejandra And Charles User ProfileAlejandra And Charles is a superhost.

We are a couple who loves Berkeley and we also love Argentine Tango dancing. We are planning to open a Small Family Daycare in the future. Our goal is to have four toddlers and two babies. We had the pleasure of fostering two sibling toddlers for seven months not long ago 2013-2014.
We are changing working paths. In the past Alejandra, originally from Argentina, had worked in the HIV non-profit field after getting a Psychology Bachelor degree from UC Berkeley; and Charles recently retired from the US Navy Reserve as a Chief Petty Officer after 20 plus years service. He also retired as a Master Technician for Mercedes Benz after 30 plus years.
Our last travel destinations were Buenos Aires and Salta in Argentina and El DF in Mexico City. We are looking forward to go to Costa RIca soon.

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