This is the view of the garden from the bed. The glass at the top of the window is hand blown. Light fills the room. The window seat is a comfortable place to stretch out, read, meditate, nap or read.This is the view of the bed (now changed to Queen sized). This is taken from the window seat where you might like to stretch out and read, watch the birds or enjoy a cup of tea
Private Garden Cottage
Hosted by Polly
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3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Architect designed garden cottage located in central Berkeley near the University, the entertainment district, famous 4th St. shopping district, the "gourmet ghetto" and Bart. Clean, beautiful, private, quiet, private entry and parking.

The space

The space is a beautiful light filled large L-shaped room located within a private garden. The garden can be seen from the bed, but the garden viewing window is completely (URL HIDDEN) one sees in. To be private in the bath area, We've recently added a room divider. It's optional and easy to place wherever you want to create an additional private space. . If you choose to use this, no one can see you in the bathing area. The W.C. has a door that closes and has good ventilation. We've recently added shades that completely block out the outside, but when not pulled down allow the room to be filled with light and a view of the garden. There's no kitchen, but simple food can be prepared. There's a fridge, dishes, a microwave and you can prepare coffee and tea. The bed has been recently changed to a queen sized bed.

Guest access

Guests can park in the driveway, walk up a short path through a lockable gate, into the garden and then into the cottage. They are welcome to hang out in the garden, drink wine and pick some herbs.

Interaction with guests

We've found airbnb guests to be very interesting people. We'd like to hear guests' stories because we never go anywhere....this is our way to travel. BUT if they want complete privacy we're glad for them to have that. Our house is completely separate from the cottage, so often we see guests hardly at all.

Other things to note

If you're interested in pottery, you might want to visit Bob's studio where over 100 people are working in clay and taking classes. If you'd like to know about the art scene, there's an amazing one in nearby Oakland that Polly can fill you in on. If you play bluegrass music, come on in and jam with us, we can loan you a guitar!

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace

Extra people ₹1338 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee ₹1673
Security Deposit ₹20076
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 floor mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Please try and keep things clean and quiet. If something's not to your liking, PLEASE tell us. So far no one's said they heard us playing music, but let us know if ANYTHING is disturbing your stay.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

343 Reviews

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Gary User Profile
October 2017
The cottage is comfortable and convenient. Polly has thought of everything you might need for a visit. Our stay was wonderful.
Polly User ProfilePolly is a superhost.
Response from Polly:
Gary, What good sports you and your wife are! Staying so positive when the fire made the air almost unbreathable, and the Bay Area a pretty scary place. I hope your family's doing okay here. Thanks for staying and taking such good care of everything. p.
October 2017

Jesse User Profile
October 2017
Polly's home was perfect in every way. The space was larger than we imagined and well appointed. We enjoyed coffee in the garden and the short walk into town.

Piotr User Profile
October 2017
Polly was a fantastic host. She was very helpful and great to talk to. The place was very cozy and sunny. We'd definitely recommend it for people who'd like to stay in a quiet part of Berkeley.

Danielle User Profile
September 2017
Great stay! Polly was so helpful and kind throughout the entire visit. Would definitely stay there again.

Melania User Profile
September 2017
Clean space, great communication, inviting host, good location.

Danielle User Profile
September 2017
We really enjoyed our stay in Polly's cottage. It was comfortable, peaceful, and a great location. Polly was a great host! We would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in Berkeley. We will be back next time we are in town.

Hilary User Profile
September 2017
Really delightful spot and Polly was so accommodating. Definitely recommended !

Berkeley, California, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Polly User ProfilePolly is a superhost.

I'm from Berkeley, work as an artist and musician and have put decades of love and imagination into creating a wonderful living space.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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