Modern, minimalistic, private, ground floor garden 1 bedroom apartment in our beautiful California Craftsman house.
It offers a unique contemporary atmosphere, with the serenity of an urban oasis, where functionality meets design in a comfortable living setting.
Close to San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland. FREE and plenty street PARKING!
Our home is a private, comfortable, minimalistic, brand new 1 bedroom ground floor apartment.
It's a very private lower level unit in our beautiful California Craftsman.
It has a beautiful small outdoor patio, full kitchen, plenty of unrestricted parking on our street and a washer/dryer in the back of the house.
It offers a unique contemporary atmosphere with the serenity of an urban oasis, where functionality meets design and offers green, sustainable, urban living.
It's an easy commute to downtown San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and moments away from local businesses, Emeryville Marina and bay side nature trails.
It's located in the heart of Emeryville, close to highways, shops, local restaurants and groceries;
~ walking distance to animation studio Pixar, Novartis, LeapFrog, Stanford Health Care Outpatient Clinic and numbers of Emeryville local businesses;
~ 10 - 30 min drive to downtown San Francisco ( depending on the traffic) IMPORTANT: Bay Bridge requires one way Toll to the city;
~ 10 min drive to Berkeley and Oakland;
~40 - 50 min drive to San Francisco International Airport; Napa; Silicon Valley
With easy FREE street PARKING!
WALK SCORE: 84 very walkable ( out of 100 )
BiKE SCORE: 72 ( out of 100 )
We strongly believe in green, sustainable living and that LESS is MORE!
Perfect for single professionals, business travelers, UC Berkeley students, guest professors, visiting families of young professionals who work in Emeryville, San Francisco visitors!
It comfortably sleeps 2 people, great for couples!
Our guests are KIND, happy and loving folks ONLY!
~ heated modern polished cement floor - hydronic radiant heat in every room ( green and allergy, asthma friendly)
~ Stainless steel refrigerator
~ built-in Italian design microwave
~ built-in Italian design oven
~ stainless steel dishwasher
~ FREE Wireless Internet
~ 42' LED SAMSUNG TV
~ SONY Blu Ray DVD Player
~ cable TV, premium channels Discovery, Science, HBO, movies, NEWS, etc.
~ Apple TV
~ gas stove
~ well-stocked kitchen, equipped with utensils, glasses, cups, etc.
~ Nesspresso machine
~ cotton linens provided
~ cotton towels provided
~ WASHER and DRYER
~ FREE STREET PARKING
The apartment is a private lower unit in our beautiful Craftsman house behind a wooden gate with a flowering patio.
Customized Entry code is given prior to arrival. Please communicate your check-in/check-out times.
It has a great outdoor patio with lemon trees, bougainvillea, flowering plants on a very quiet street, just 2 blocks away from animation Studio PIXAR, walking distance to local bars, shops, restaurants.
There is a lovely open to public swimming pool and running tracks right across the street for all the fellow swimmers and joggers out there.
We are a friendly, quiet and considerate couple - landscape architect and designer ( Nikolay ) and a psychologist ( Albena ). We are both originally from Europe and we've built our dream space for our families and friends when they visit from Europe.
When no one is visiting, we host the world!
We love traveling, art, design, plants, outdoors, books, dancing and experiencing different cultures.
We are both vegetarians.
This is our home and we love it!
Our prime goal is to try to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Please don't hesitate to address any concerns or questions.
We would be happy to assist if possible.
If you need anything essential to your stay that is NOT on our list of amenities please communicate prior to your booking!
Very strategic central location - close to anywhere in the Bay area.
Emeryville is just across the BAY BRIDGE from San Francisco.
• We have tried to design a GREEN, MINIMALISTIC, and fully FUNCTIONAL space for a comfortable, modern, SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE living and peaceful co-existence with all humans and animals!
THANK YOU for assisting us in keeping it that way by:
• conserving energy and resources
• treating your hosts, our neighbors and our home with respect!
Yes, we are Certified Natural Wildlife Habitat!
Outside, you may encounter butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, raccoons, possums, neighborhood cats, wild turkeys strolling down the street - all part of our eco-system.
If you are afraid of animals and this will affect your stay, you might consider a different accommodation or a hotel room instead.
Now, off to plant some more milkweed!
Servicios y zonas comunes
Ground floor garden apartment, access is through a wooden fence to the right of the natural stone staircase.
Easy access with a keyless entry.
Customized Entry code is given prior to your arrival.
It has 2 steps down.
Please communicate your check-in/check out times.
Guests have access to the entire private apartment:
~ 1 bedroom with a comfortable, new queen bed with a luxury mattress; fully equipped kitchen; bathroom; plenty of storage;
~ Flowering garden patio with a small table and two chairs;
~ Free street parking;
~ Washer and Dryer
Otros aspectos destacables
• You may experience no cell phone coverage inside the apartment depending on your cellphone network.
You can turn wi-fi calling on your mobile device, in order to make phone calls.
Works great. ( just go to settings > wi-fi calling ON )
Or...You might want to step outside on the beautiful patio in order to make your phone calls.
Although we are in an urban environment, we are close to a row of redwood trees and tons of greenery. We've learned to co-exist with raccoons living in the neighborhood. You might encounter them at night when they are active since they are nocturnal animals. They are highly-intelligent and curious wild animals, who are harmless if left alone and you don't bother them.
If you think this is something that would affect your stay, please move on and find another listing that suits your needs
• Please note that California has been experiencing a SEVERE DROUGHT 2012-2016 and we ask everyone to be MINDFUL and CONSERVE WATER.
We also installed water efficient toilets and we are in process of building a rain catchment water system.
California officials approved unprecedented emergency regulations that allow local law enforcement and water agencies to impose $500-a-day fines on residents and commercial water users who waste water.
•WEATHER ADVISORY for San Francisco:
Mark Twain famously said, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." Seasons in San Francisco don't necessarily follow universal trends. The city can often feel quite chilly, although the temperature rarely drops below freezing. Even when summer arrives, residents know not to leave the house in short sleeves until late summer—that's when San Francisco enjoys its warmest weather.
Temperatures remain moderate year round: 51 - 65°F (10.5 - 18.3 °C).
Late summer and fall are the most popular times to visit the city: 68 - 70°F (20 - 21°C). The period of warm weather is known as “Indian Summer," an annual miracle that San Franciscans look forward to all year long. The weather brings favorite festivals and events along with it.
Summers generally range from 53 - 69°F (11.6 - 20.5 °C). Summer days often begin with fog which usually burns off by the afternoon. It rarely rains during summer months.
Winters are mild. They are somewhat wet, but not unbearable: 46 - 48°F ( 7.7 - 8.8 °C).
No matter the season, it is always SMART to DRESS in LAYERS and be prepared for sudden weather changes when in San Francisco Bay Area.
1. Check in time: earliest 3 pm
Check-out time: no later than 11 am
No exceptions unless communicated and agreed upon ahead of time.
A fee up to $100 / hour may occur due to rescheduling our cleaning crew and not able to turn around our place for the next guest coming.
Our cleaning crew is scheduled for 11:15 am after check-out.
We are happy to consider requests for early/late check-in/out times and/or bag drops for an additional $20/hr, rounded up to the hour.
Please inform us of your request upon booking.
• Please communicate with us your check in and check out times, so we can try our best to be available to greet you and plan our day.
Please communicate any changes on your ETA ( estimated time of arrival ).
We'd like to try our best to be here and welcome you upon your arrival with respecting each other's valuable time!
2. Thank you for NOT smoking inside!
You are welcome to smoke outside in the beautiful patio area!
Up to $150 fee may occur for smoking inside.
3 .Thank you for respecting your hosts, our neighbors and our property!
4. This is NOT a party house!
5. ZERO tolerance to drug / alcohol abuse!
6. Occupancy - Max occupancy 2 people at all times unless approved otherwise by the hosts!
REGISTERED GUESTS ONLY!
For insurance purposes, we must obtain the first and last names of each guest, prior to your arrival.
Unless previously approved by us, no additional guests or visitors are allowed.
$100 violation / per day / per extra person after 2 people
7. NO pets!
8. NO loud noise after 10pm.
9. DO NOT block our neighbors' driveways.
DO NOT park in front of their houses.
Please, park in front of our house or across the street.
Plenty of FREE PARKING THERE with no restrictions.
10. Leave the apartment, the way you've found it!
• please, wash your dishes
• empty trash, recycling, etc.
• remove perishables from the fridge
IMPORTANT: Excessive deep cleaning fee of up to $150 may occur if you leave the place with stains, messy and dirty beyond a reasonable wear and tear.
• DISCLAIMER: For your safety and the safety of others, exterior surveillance cameras are installed outdoors at this property.
• AIRBNB DEPOSIT Policy ADVISORY:
Your deposit is refundable in full unless there is a case of a damaged property!
In such case, we reserved the right to communicate to you and airbnb our loses and your deposit might be partially or fully claimed!
In rare incidents of severely damaged property including but not limited to an artwork or equipment you might owe more than your deposit is worth!
Please RESPECT our house rules!
In the case of significant violation of house rules, the reservation will be immediately terminated, and all fees paid will be forfeited + violation fees enforced!
By clicking on BOOK IT button, you acknowledge that you accept this rules!
Communication is crucial!
We are very fast at responding to any questions via Airbnb messaging system!
We are just a text away but we respect each other's time and privacy!
Self-sufficient, kind and friendly guests ONLY!
Hi! We are Albena and Nikolay!
We are kind, friendly, considerate, mature, reliable and easy-going.
We are both vegetarian and world travelers.
We are interested in social justice, sustainability, design, art, music.
We share a great love for people, animals, and our planet.
We were both born and raised in Europe and currently, we've made beautiful San Francisco Bay Area home.
Albena also has lived in Sofia, Bulgaria; Osnabrück, Germany; Berlin, Germany and Thessaloniki, Greece.
Nikolay is a musician, landscape architect, designer and a small business owner.
We are both friendly, respectful couple, who love to travel and explore different places and cultures!
We have designed and built this apartment for our family and friends visiting from Europe. Sometimes our family visits for 6 months out of the year.
The rest of the time, we enjoy hosting the world!