Private room

2 guests

1 Bedroom

1 bed

Private room

2 guests

1 Bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Situated in the North Berkeley hills, with incredible views of SF and the entire bay. Spacious and bright room with full size bed, leather lounge chair, desk, and private bath and shower.

Kitchenette w/mini-fridge & freezer, microwave, coffee & tea maker, dishes, and sink.

Separate & private entry through garden. Perfect for 1-2 people. Easy parking and bus stop to downtown, UC Berkeley & BART is right outside the door.

The space

Large, comfortable room with queen size bed, lounge chair, desk, kitchenette with all of the basics, and there's even a new exercise bike! The room is downstairs from the main house and has its own separate entrance so guests have plenty of privacy. Door opens into sunny, peaceful garden with lots of herbs, vegetables, flowers, and gorgeous views of San Francisco and the bay. Clean and enjoyable outdoor area and garden add to the charm.

Guest access

Guests have private access to the room and the garden. There is a nice lounge area with a bench and a table perfect for sipping your beverage, reading a book, working on your laptop, or just relaxing and enjoying the view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the bay.

Interaction with guests

We have lived in Berkeley for over 30 years and love sharing our knowledge and excitement for this place we love, if you so desire :) We live upstairs and are happy to interact as much or as little as desired. We know a lot about the neighborhood, Berkeley, SF, and the entire Bay Area so feel free to ask us about any questions or suggestions for things to do.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £40
Security Deposit: £158
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Please be respectful of noise and neighbors. No big gatherings or parties. Enjoying the garden and the view is encouraged :) No smoking inside.



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

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

24 Reviews

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Therese User Profile
April 2017
We had a lovely stay at Shahin's studio in Berkeley. The place is simple but had everything we needed, and Shahin was a kind host. The view from the garden is spectacular. It's a very pretty 20-minute walk down to Gourmet Ghetto, which suited us just fine, but there's also a bus stop directly by the house. As other reviewers also mention, the bed was a little hard, but we felt overall that the place was an excellent value for the area.

Danielle User Profile
April 2017
The place was great for our night. The host was so cool , understanding and in-synch with our needs!!!! Berkely Hills is ideal for the bay !!!

Claire User Profile
October 2016
The beautiful garden and spectacular views outside the door and casement windows is even better than the pictures. We loved both morning and afternoon at the table outside our room. The room itself is spacious and painted brightly, and storage for clothes is good. The quilt on the bed and pillows were wonderful, and perfect for the cool nights. The stationary bike was a nice touch. There was enough reading light, which we appreciate. We loved the heater fan in the bathroom, which immediately ended the night coolness. Our host was quite busy, as were we, and we did not connect til the morning of our departure, but he and his wife were gracious, and enjoyed meeting them very much.

Monica User Profile
October 2016
The place was perfect for being on the go. We felt very safe, the hosts were kind and helpful and we absolutely enjoyed the views from the garden! Only complaint we had was the bed was a bit stiff, but that was made more pleasant when Shahin provided more pillows and blankets :)

Krista User Profile
September 2016
Shahin was very welcoming and made the entire process as smooth as possible. He was available if we had any needs or questions. We were in town for a football game so we were looking for a place close to the stadium at UC Berkeley. While this location is walkable, it was a bit further than we expected. However the view made up for it! Beautiful views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge from the garden! You can hear activity from upstairs (voices, footsteps, etc.) which isn't that big of a deal if you're planning to be out and about during the day. It was by no means disruptive, just something to be noted. Parking is available on the street, however you may have to locate a spot on a nearby street vs. right in front of the house. Overall, we enjoyed our time in Berkeley and thank Shahin for welcoming us in his home!

Meridithe User Profile
September 2016
Beautiful setting! Including a view of the San Francisco skyline. The location is terrific. Easy access to East Bay locations as well as freeway. The studio is well appointed and decorated with an artistic eye. Since it is below the main house, noise from upstairs is heard when the family is home. I would stay here again and recommend to others.

Sarah User Profile
September 2016
We loves our stay here. Great location, great view, private, and overall lovely. I would recommend this place I anyone.

Berkeley, California, United States · Joined in October 2013
Shahin User Profile

I fell in love with Berkeley ever since I landed here and then called it home. I studied at Cal, I've been living here for 36 years and I've worked in Berkeley and all over the Bay Area during these years.

I love the Bay Area for its natural beauty, diversity and culture. I’m very social and easy going and love sharing my excitement for my home with others. I’m easily accessible and can be a good source of information for you to discover Berkeley, San Francisco, Oakland the greater Bay Area. I have spent lots of time outdoors as well and can share my tips for exploring the natural beauty of Northern California.

I live with my wife and our cat Tenaya.

I'm looking forward to hosting you on your next trip to the Bay Area

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