This is a beautiful, upstairs, sunny private bedroom with a queen size bed in our three bedroom home (built in 1900) that we share with our wonderful older dog Barkley. Gay/straight friendly. Linens, towels, etc. provided.
We have a lovely garden with a pond and hot tub. It's a great place to hang out, with a table/chairs on a wood deck and couches and tables under the arbor in back when the weather is nice. Our kitchen is the center of the social scene, and is very well equipped if you want to cook, which you are welcome to do.
Breakfast food is available in the refrigerator and cabinets. Food choices are usually, milk, eggs, juice, cereal, bread, yogurt, fruit, tea and coffee. We don't make the breakfast, but we're happy to have your favorite items on hand if you let us know in advance.
There is also a small library/office, a living room with a fireplace, and a sunny dining room. Wifi is available throughout, and cable TV, laundry, and other amenities are available.
We are just 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco by car or on public transportation (the Ashby BART station is a 10-minute walk from the house). Downtown Berkeley, a great YMCA, and UC Berkeley are a five minute drive away or a two-minute hop on BART. Easy street parking if you have a car.
Our modest, urban neighborhood is a very diverse community and in a great central location. We're in North Oakland, right on the border with South Berkeley, and is near wonderful restaurants, art galleries, and two blocks away from a great farmers market on Tuesdays from 2-7. (And close to many other markets throughout the week.) We can give you lot's of tips on where to go and what to see. You can also check out our Guidebook on Airbnb.
No smoking anywhere on the property. Leave the porch light on if you are coming back after dark. No visitors unless cleared with hosts ahead of time. Leave the place the way you found it and let us know what you need.