The Room, looking in from the bathroom
Urban Farmhouse Guest Room
Hosted by John
John is the host.John is a superhost.
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
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Cosy, sunny room in small downstairs flat with garden access. Historic home undergoing gradual renovations. Rustic charm and lots of pets.

The space

Stay comfortably in your simple, well-appointed bedroom in my quiet flat in a peaceful neighborhood.

Partially remodeled bathroom and galley kitchen for self-catering. Convenient location for Oakland/Berkeley/Emeryville; close to freeways I-580, I-880, I-80/Bay Bridge, Hwy 24, and Hwy 13, and BART (Ashby and MacArthur stations.) Local advice freely given. Loaner bicycles available. Sensible English hospitality.

Guest access

Partially remodeled bathroom with extra-large shower, fully equipped kitchen. Simple, large bedroom with queen-sized bed, wardrobe, table and chair. Sheets and towels are provided. Laundry and bicycles available.

Interaction with guests

This is my house, and I want you to make yourself at home.

I enjoy meeting and hosting people from all over. I look forward to your visit!

Other things to note

Plenty of pets! Four-legged companionship at no additional fee: three lovely dogs, two noisy chickens, one white rabbit, and one divine cat live here.

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Cleaning Fee ₹335
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Mature, responsible, and respectful behavior expected (lock the front door when you leave, turn off the stove, keep your things picked up, don't steal, etc.) Smoking in the garden only.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

169 Reviews

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Alison User Profile
October 2017
John is a lovely and accommodating host. The room is spare in a thoughtful way and though the house is small, I was quite comfortable. The pets are sweet and he keeps them clear of the room. Somehow, when booking, I got the idea a garden was involved, which at the time of this writing is not true. However, the very reasonable cost, combined with the ease of travel to Berkeley Emeryville and Oakland and the fact that I was able to easily find parking makes this a classic reason Air BandB has become a thing.
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Alison is absolutely correct to note that the garden has become a construction materials and waste storage zone. It's a disaster, but hopefully temporary. And I want to say that it was not like this six months ago. I apologize for the outdated information in my listing.
October 2017

Jamie User Profile
October 2017
Easy to chat with - prompt host! Excellent value for the location and space.

Mohammad Muslim User Profile
October 2017
John has a nice place. He's a friendly host who's willing to give you recommendations about the area. The place is nice and about 25-30 minutes from SF during peak traffic. The area is safe. The dogs are really cute. Overall, good experience (comfortable bed, clean bathroom). Would recommend
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
I am grateful for this great review, but I have to point one slight inaccuracy... My house is 25-30 minutes from San Francisco with LITTLE traffic; by public transit or in traffic it takes about one hour to get to San Francisco from my house.
October 2017

Mike User Profile
October 2017
Exactly as described, the room was clean and comfortable.

Devin User Profile
October 2017
John's casa was about a 12 minute walk to the BART station in a very chill neighborhood. There's plenty of places to eat in the area and with the close proximity to BART, John's place is a great value. If you don't mind pets this is a great place to stay and I will certainly stay again should it be available on my next visit.
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
This is a great review; Thanks a lot, Devin! I should note that 12 minutes to BART is pretty fast; I usually allow 15-20 minutes to walk from my house to the station.
October 2017

Emily User Profile
October 2017
Loved this space! Cool set-up, the pups were super friendly and John was the best!! Incredible welcoming, I would definitely recommend staying here!

Elaine User Profile
September 2017
John's place is definitely a perfect hideaway to stay. The location is close to BART and easy to visit UC Berkeley as well. His animals(three dogs, one cat, one chicken) are super sweet, quiet, and adorable. The room is definitely clean, animal-proof and équiped with anything you need(I was surprised there's a hair dryer too.) I'm very glad to choose staying with John while attending a conference at SF downtown. John makes everything so easy and comfortable staying in the house. Everyone would love this 5star choice!

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in November 2009
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.

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