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Secret Garden Room with private entrance and bath
Secret Garden Room with private entrance and bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Gorgeous artistic, former photography gallery, sun filled room w high ceilings, separate entrance and private full bath with club-foot sitting bath tub. We try to remind our guests to be mindful in the common areas to keep their voices low and handle the door gently yet on occasion there could be noise. The Room is next to the kitchen and front door.

The space

This squeaky clean room ( a former photo gallery) is bright, warm and with incredible natural light, wooden maple floors and long curtains to secure your privacy. You have a table with lamp, two old fashioned oak chairs as well as a cozy rocking chair and an extra standing lamp.

It features a separate entrance plus a private bathroom. You have your own porch with teak chairs and small teak table and view into a sweet garden.
The floor of this old-fashioned bathroom has black and white tile, claw-foot bathtub and wainscoting. Overhead shower available upstairs.
This room is perfect for one or two guests.

Guest access

Our gourmet kitchen is free for you to use with all condiments, good knives, and enough pots and pans.
Plenty of fresh sheets and towels as needed along with soaps, bath oils, shampoos and conditioner. Each bath room has a leather pouches with anything you might have forgotten, i.e. toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, earplugs, eye shades etc. etc.
Just take what you need and let me know so I can replace it.

Interaction with guests

We are very respectful of our guests privacy. There are many Boardgames, like chess and backgammon as well as card games, Monopoly or the like. We even can transform our dining table into a ping-pong table. Inquire about our Thursdays gaming afternoons.

We also feature a piano.

Other things to note

Dogs will be considered at an extra cleaning fee. Even though you are visiting California it is often very cold so we advise to bring all your creature comforts of house shoes and thick socks, thermal underwear, hats, gloves and downs and fleece. We heat our house with a wood burning stove, gas heater and push-ups (just kidding).

Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

Only for Pet Owners:
Please describe your dog ( breed , size etc ) before booking.
There is a canine guest fee of $ 25.00 per night (as there is for an additional human.
Please bring your crate for the times you may not be able to attend to your pet. We would prefer you keep your pet in your room .

We kindly ask you to adhere to the following:

- Please wear socks (and slippers) inside the house. Walk gingerly.
- Leave your shoes at the entrance.
- Please open and close all doors softly.
- Smoking is allowed on balconies, decks, porch and garden.
- Turn lights OFF when you leave a room.
- After 10 PM quiet time.


80 Reviews

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Joan User Profile
October 2017
Martina is a great hostess. I felt right at home!

Darin User Profile
October 2017
This was a great room and perfect for my meetings at Cal-Berkeley. Martina made the check-in very easy and was a wonderful host. I liked the private entrance, comfortable bed, WIFI, and personal bathroom; everything I needed. Parking was convenient and free too. I would definitely stay here again.

Anna User Profile
October 2017
The Secret Garden Room was great! Clean and comfortable with easy check in.

Giovanna User Profile
October 2017
Martina's place was very clean, check in was fast and easy, communication was great! Thank you Martina.

Jessica User Profile
October 2017
This was my 3rd stay at Martina's home and I can't wait to be able to come again. She makes everything feel so warm, comfortable and inviting. She has notes around the house so there's hardly ever a question of what is okay or what you can't use and it never feels pushy, it just is a way to make it easier for everyone. She has beautiful art everywhere, her home feels like home. I got great rest while there for work and always looked forward to a bath at the end of a day. Thank you so much!

Edo User Profile
October 2017
Nice and friendly host. Great value for the location. Room was great, with the only exception that it's located next to the kitchen and front door. Martina and regular visitors, who are familiar with the location of this room, are quiet and considerate but guest that are unaware of a guest sleeping right next to the kitchen could be very loud. Another slight negative is that the private bathroom doesn't have a shower, just a small freestanding tub without shower curtain. Great for relaxing but not for taking a quick shower :). Martina let's you use a shower on the third floor if needed. Martina also rents other rooms in the house and I would definitely stay at her house again............probably not in this room though.
Martina User Profile
Response from Martina:
Thank you Edo, I will include the quiet rule for the kitchen at all times. Unless we have country western singers visiting from Nashville. This weekend it got a bit rowdy, during a shindig and a hoe-down. You get one night for free for you next stay. Just remind me.
October 2017

Jessica User Profile
October 2017
This is my second stay and I already have a 3rd booked. Will keep trying to book this place as Martina and her family make it so comfortable and inviting. There is seriously no better place to stay.

Emeryville, California, United StatesJoined in January 2011
Martina User Profile

We are Martina , Michael and Dylan, a fun loving international family dedicated to kindness, the outdoors, education, good nutrition, and progressive politics. We love to travel and have been on several continents already. We always enjoy learning about other cultures and ways of life. With our home we created a habitat of happiness, a home away from home where everyone of all backgrounds and foregrounds and of all religions or none are welcome. We are wireless, cook mostly organic foods and get our groceries from the Berkeley Bowl and from our local Farmers Markets. We live sustainably.

Please enjoy the tranquility of our custom build home with a sweet garden and deck along with native California plants. We usually share our house with several other guests.

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

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