Organic Cotton Full Size Mattress, very comfy!!Kitchenette--hot plate, microwave, small fridge, all utensils, pots/pans, and other cooking items
Cozy Cottage in Fantastic Location
Cozy Cottage in Fantastic Location
2 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath
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This cute cozy cottage is the perfect spot for a couple or solo traveler. Nestled in a fruit-tree filled yard, the space is bright and welcoming, with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Situated in one of the East Bay's best neighborhoods and just a few blocks from BART and bus lines, this is the perfect spot from which to seamlessly explore most corners of the San Francisco Bay Area. With a wide variety of shops, services, and restaurants nearby, this spot is sure to please!

The space

You'll be lulled into a blissful sleep as you rest atop a dreamy, organic-cotton, pillow-top mattress. In the morning, you'll whip up some breakfast and sip your coffee on the patio under the pear tree. The cottage is fully self-contained with a well-equipped kitchenette (microwave, mini-fridge, hot plate, toaster oven, kettle, french-press coffee maker, blender, a selection of complimentary teas and coffee) and bathroom with shower, plus a cabinet to hang or put away your clothing.

Guest access

You'll have access to the cottage, as well as all the amenities of the (shared) backyard. These include a hammock for relaxing, a gas barbecue grill, patio chairs for relaxing and an outdoor table and sun umbrella, so you can enjoy your meals outdoors, if you choose!

Interaction with guests

We live in the front portion of the main house on the property and whenever possible prefer to welcome our guests on arrival to answer any questions you may have. We sometimes use the backyard or BBQ, so you may see us there. Your questions are always welcome, but in general we like to give guests their privacy. Let us know if we can help.

Other things to note

1--We aim to make your stay memorable! We have optional packages that can be added to your reservation to make your arrival spectacular, including a)Romance Package w/ Champagne, Roses, and other special touches, or b)California Wine & Chocolates Basket. Contact me for more info and pricing or to discuss custom requests. (Note: Payment for any package can be requested & processed securely through AirBNB platform at time of order).

2--Part of the main house may be rented to other guests during your stay. These guests would also have the option of using the outdoor areas, so you may encounter them there. We ask that everyone is treated with courtesy.


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Amenities
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Hangers

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee ₹2012
Security Deposit ₹10061
Weekly Discount: 8%
Weekend Price ₹5500 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

Quiet Hours after 10pm
No shoes in the house.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - 2 cats live in the owner's section of the main house and spend part of the day in an outdoor enclosure in the yard
No parking on property - ample street parking is available

Cancellations

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

Availability
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

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Paula User Profile
October 2017
The little cottage was just what we were looking for. Good location easy to get to local attractions. I hate to even admit we did slightly miss a small tv for local news. But other than that I hope they don't change a thing. Host did a great job keeping us posted on weather and air quality before we arrived. Informational binner was nicely done.
Karen & Mike User ProfileKaren & Mike is a superhost.
Response from Karen & Mike:
Thank you for your kind words, and so glad you enjoyed your stay! We have not added a TV, opting instead for a dedicated wifi line for the unit to ensure that streaming of online content is high-speed and uninterrupted. We'll keep that in mind, though, for possible future modifications to the cottage. All the best to you both!
October 2017

Scott User Profile
October 2017
Stayed two nights. Great space. Very comfy. Clean and new. Good location. Great hosts. Hope to be back.

Scott User Profile
October 2017
Very nice, small space. Clean and tidy. Modern with good kitchen amenities. Great location. Close to shopping and food. Easy transportation options nearby. Karen was very hepful and nice. Comfy bed. Shower left a little something to be desired as temperature and power seemed to be tied together, but no big deal. Would love to stay here again.
Karen & Mike User ProfileKaren & Mike is a superhost.
Response from Karen & Mike:
We'd love to host you again whenever you're in town. Thanks for mentioning the shower power. Environmental code in Berkeley & Albany mandates low-flow shower heads, but we'll see if within that category some more powerful options exist.
October 2017

Patricia User Profile
October 2017
Cute little place, perfect for a short stay, close to Trader Joes, which was perfect for us.

Cecilia User Profile
October 2017
The place is very well equiped and near from the Bart Cerrito Plaza Station. You can also buy groceries or books nearby. The neighborhood is very quite and pleasant. You can walk along the parkway calmly and enjoy the nature.

Anthony User Profile
September 2017
This is a lovely small studio. Great value.

Cooper User Profile
September 2017
Very clean and comfortable. Located in a walkable neighborhood and easy to get into the city. Great way place!
Karen & Mike User ProfileKaren & Mike is a superhost.
Response from Karen & Mike:
We enjoyed having you. Come back anytime!
September 2017

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Albany, California, United StatesJoined in June 2012
Karen & Mike User ProfileKaren & Mike is a superhost.

We are science and health professionals who strive to provide a beautiful and welcoming environment to our guests. Our little corner of the East Bay is easily accessible to most sights/attractions, venues, and institutions that make the San Francisco Metropolitan Area world-renowned. As lovers of travel, history, science, and anthropology, hosting is one more way for us to engage with travelers near and far and learn more about the diversity of human experience. We look forward to providing a lovely space for your business or pleasure trip!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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