Private entrance gates to the casita.Door opened onto the sleeping cottage
Casita Bonita in North Berkeley

Entire home/flat

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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The casita is a converted carriage house. It was originally a studio but we have added a small bedroom accessed through the covered patio. So it has a bit of the feel of the old Berkeley sleeping porches. The entire casita is fenced.

The space

The casita is a converted carriage house on a unique property in North Berkeley. The main house is on a flag lot up a long driveway. The casita is a quirky private cottage on the property. It has a long history of being occupied by various family and friends. This is the first time it is being offered to the public.

Guest access

Once you close the gate behind you you are in our own private world. There are two outdoor spaces to sit and enjoy nice weather. One is covered and can be enjoyed even when it is raining. There is a cozy wood stove for colder nights. There is also electric heat.

Interaction with guests

I live in the house next door to the casita. There is a fence that divides us so I may see you as you enter and exit the property but I may not be able to tell if you are home. I have two large friendly dogs that live with me.

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The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox

Family/Kid Friendly
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £38
Security Deposit £76
Weekly Discount: 17%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Please do not smoke anywhere in the casita. Please be aware that the baseboard heater can use up a lot of electricity so it would be helpful if you turn it off or way down when you leave the casita. Please do not bring pets. Please do not park in the driveway. This block has no time restrictions for parking on the street.


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

2 nights minimum stay

45 Reviews

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Victoria User Profile
August 2017
The host canceled this reservation 132 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Víctor User Profile
August 2017
You will love this place.

Clara User Profile
July 2017
This was a sweet little spot in a great part of Berkeley within a quick walk of great food and cafes. Jennifer made everything very easy and was proactive with communication.

Ashley User Profile
July 2017
Perfect place to stay to truly get the Berkeley experience! If you are looking for a place close to BART (Downtown & North Berkeley), close to UC Berkeley, with yummy restaurants and fun shopping...this is your casita!

Kathleen User Profile
July 2017
Jennifer's place was adorable and within walking distance to great restaurants and shops. My main purpose was to spend time with my sister and Jennifer's place was the perfect hub for us to visit. I hope to come back another time and highly recommend it!

Khanh User Profile
July 2017
Reminiscent of a Scandinavian summer cabin, Jennifer's place was cozy and charming. It was a nice escape from the city. At the same time, the large jet tub and washer/dryer were modern amenities that any family traveling with kids would appreciate. The location between Central and North Berkeley was also very convenient. And Jennifer was a friendly and attentive host. We look forward to making a return visit.

Elise User Profile
July 2017
This was such a sweet spot. From the outside the Castia looks small, and yet the layout makes you feel like you have all the space you need. The combination of the small dinning room table, the small back patio, and the small courtyard like area, made it easy to stay there all day without feeling like we were cramped. We stayed there for a month and felt like we could live there. It was well stocked with everything we needed, very private, and Jennifer was very understanding and responsive. Also, the neighborhood itself is very sweet, safe, and close to grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, etc. I would gladly stay here again.

Berkeley, California, United StatesJoined in February 2015
Jennifer User ProfileJennifer is a superhost.

The casita is a private freestanding structure on the same large property where I live. It was originally a carriage house and it had been converted by the time my parents bought the property in 1960. It has undergone more changes since I bought the property from my mother in 1994. The latest iteration has been accomplished reusing the original 1920's redwood doors, windows and trim saved from the main house remodel wherever possible. The complete kitchen is all new and the bathroom is modern and has a whirlpool tub. So the casita is a cozy mix of old and new. I hope you enjoy the quirky aspects of this very Berkeley home.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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