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Berkeley California 94707 United States of America

Listing # 109654

Rates From USD 2350 Monthly
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Last Updated: Monday, December 5, 2016

Tranquil & Secluded Garden Cottage

Spacious and secluded, the Cottage is a peaceful retreat, artistically decorated with an Asian influence. The studio unit is light and airy with high ceilings, generous windows, muted tones and natural woods. The Cottage has a queen-size European Sleepworks bed, a fully equipped kitchen, and a secluded enclosed patio with a private garden entrance. Solano Avenue is a short block away, combining cozy neighborhood ambiance with convenient services and cafes, bookstores, and chic clothing stores.

The Space
The Cottage is located at the rear of the property and has a secluded, enclosed patio and a garden entrance, offering privacy and peaceful surroundings. With a fully equipped kitchen and an intimate dining table, the Cottage is ideal for weekly and extended stays, as well as shorter visits. The bathroom has an oversized stall shower with a river-rock design and skylight, providing an indoor/outdoor aesthetic. The Cottage includes a desk work area and a futon couch that opens out for additional sleeping. The room boasts an exceeding comfortable queen-size bed that features a mattress from European Sleepworks, which is especially designed to provide the ultimate in comfort. A port-a-crib is available for babies.

Guest Access
The Cottage is completely separate from the main house, and has its own secluded outdoor patio area. Guests access the Cottage via a well-lit brick and stone pathway through the main garden. We ask that guests only use the private patio area - the main garden is for use only by the family that lives in the main house. Within the Cottage itself, guests have access to a fully-equipped kitchen, a small table, a spacious bathroom, a desk area, a futon, a small closet a set of drawers, and a queen-sized bed. The space is very comfortable for 1-2 people seeking a relaxing and tranquil retreat.

Interaction with Guests
Sean is a Berkeley native and works close by as a scientist at a local non-profit organization. Jessica is also a California native, and is a teacher at a public school in San Francisco. We're kept very busy these days with our toddler and new baby, but we still regularly get out in nature with the kids and eat at all the great restaurants close by. We tailor our interaction with guests to what guests seem to prefer. Some of our guests prefer a lot of privacy, while others like our recommendations of places to eat and great outings.

Other Things to Note
Overall the Cottage is a very quiet and tranquil space. We do have two small children, and although we try to be very considerate about their noise level, they aren't always completely quiet and can sometimes be heard a tad bit from the Cottage. Also, our property is on a fairly busy street, but because the Cottage is located at the very rear of the property street noise tends to be very minimal.

Overview of the Neighborhood
Our location is outstanding for city-lovers, nature-lovers, and those of you visiting the Cal Berkeley campus. For city-lovers, Solano Avenue is a short block away. Solano Avenue, long considered one of Berkeley’s most desirable destinations, combines cozy neighborhood ambiance with convenient services and a wide selection of innovative cafes and restaurants, shops, bookstores, and chic clothing stores. Within a block or two of our location, you can find quick and cheap bites including delicious Korean, Thai, and Mexican food, ice cream, and some of the best pizza in the Bay Area. You can also find exquisite sit-down cuisine within a few blocks. For nature-lovers, Indian Rock is a 10 minute walk away and is a favorite of rock climbers and people who enjoy a good sunset. Indian Rock boasts a gorgeous view of the entire Bay Area. Tilden Park, with an extensive network of trails, is also a short drive up the hill. The Cal Berkeley campus is one mile away and can be easily accessed by foot, bike, or bus.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
700 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Cottage or Country Home


Available from Wednesday, December 28, 2016 until Monday, January 16, 2017
Available from Wednesday, March 1, 2017 until Monday, July 31, 2017
Minimum Stay
2 week(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Berkeley
Postal Code - State or Province 94707 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords North Berkeley, Solano Avenue, Northbrae
Closest University University of California at Berkeley, Cal, Cal Berkeley
University nearby University of California at San Francisco, University of San Francisco, California State University East Bay, California State University San Francisc

Rental Price:

USD 2350 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Me
My husband, two small children and I live in Berkeley. We love camping, hiking, and international travel. I am an instructional coach, providing professional development to high school teachers at a public school in San Francisco called San Francisco International High School. The school serves the recent immigrant community.


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