Close to UC Berkeley, Gourmet Ghetto and Tilden Park and located on a quiet street near public transportation. (Buses at corner to downtown Berkeley and BART, and to UC campus. ) Street parking available. Relax in garden or enjoy the sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge.
Please Note: City of Berkeley requires host to charge a 12% Occupancy Tax plus a 2% Enforcement tax on all stays of less than 14 consecutive days.
Collected by Airbnb Resolution Center. To be paid in advance of stay.
Guests are welcome to use our kitchen for light food preparation. We have a separate small refrigerator for our guests. Our open kitchen/family room accesses the garden through French doors to a patio with table and chairs for outdoor dining. Guests are welcome to relax in the family room to read or watch TV. There is also a TV in the guest room.
Please note: We are in the Berkeley Hills on the upside of the street,so there are about 20 stairs leading up to our house and once in the house, there are 13 stairs down to the AirBnb guest room.
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We are happy to assist guests with information about local sights and restaurants. While we enjoy interacting with our guests, we also respect their need for privacy and quiet time in our home.
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Our North Berkeley neighborhood is a lovely starting point for walks in the hills. Many "secret stairways" wind up and down the hill with views of charming gardens, homes perched on rocks, and amazing views. You can walk up to Tilden Park ( with plenty of hiking/ biking trails) or down to Indian Rock ( favorite spot to view the sunset over the Bay Area) and down a few blocks more to restaurants on Solano Avenue or Gourmet Ghetto on Shattuck Avenue. (Chez Panisse) Just 3 blocks away you'll find Inn Kensington, a charming neighborhood breakfast/lunch cafe.
-City of Berkeley requires a 12% Occupancy tax and a 2% Enforcement tax for all stays less than 14 consecutive days. (14% of total charges) This will be requested from host through the Resolution Center and guest required to pay before arrival.
-Registered guests only
-Use of the washer/dryer not included. (negotiable for guests staying one week or more)
Welcome to our Home!
Entering the House - When you arrive- walk up path on right side of house. Key will be under small succulent plant near kitchen door. Use this door exclusively when entering and leaving and be sure to lock the double bolt. Your guest quarters are at the far end of the Kitchen down the stairs.
There is a key on a ledge right outside the downstairs door to your room. That key, fits the door to the room in case you inadvertently lock yourself out. Please leave it on the ledge.
House Areas You Can Use - In addition to the Guest quarters you are welcome to use the kitchen and adjacent family room, the garden area including going around the outside of the house to the front porch, and side room through the curtains with the small fridge. Please note that the rest of the house is our private area and not available for guest use.
The cleaning fee covers the bedroom /bath downstairs only, so guests are responsible for keeping the kitchen clean and their dishes washed and put away. Thank you for respecting this rule. If you are staying more than one week and would like your room cleaned and sheets laundered, please let me know and I can arrange your request for a nominal fee.
Luggage- Many thanks for putting your luggage on the stand provided in order to keep bed covers clean.
Heater- Guest room has radiant floor heating controlled by thermostat on wall behind door. Please lower to 60 or below when you are gone for the day. Kitchen has electric heat that devours energy, so please turn it off completely when not in the room.
Refrigerator - If you have food you wish to refrigerate, the small frig in the little room between the kitchen and dining room is for your exclusive use.
Internet password - delay8958buckle (written on side of router above family room TV in main room.) Network name is Home - 8D87-2.4
TV - remote for family room is usually right around the TV. Downstairs TV remotes - one for turning the TV on and off and changing channels plus one for Roku box.
Towels- Hang damp towels on rack on bathroom wall or over shower stall in bathroom. There is also a rack hanging from the back of the door in the bedroom. Not on wood surfaces please.
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Laundry- The washer and dryer are reserved for owners and for tenants staying at least five days or more. Host will only enter the laundry room between 10am and 6pm. If we know you are home, we will try to wait until after you have left the house.
Leaving the house - Key fits the kitchen door on the south side of the house. When you leave
at night, leave side porch light on and turn it off when you return.
Windows - Keep all the windows closed and locked while you are not at the house. Very important!
Parking - You can park in front of our garage. Preferably park on our side of street. Otherwise, directly across the street - but try not to block his walkway (he’s 95 and not steady on his feet). House next door to south is currently vacant so space will be available at night in front but workman may fill it up during the day. If you have trouble parking, let us know and we will move one of our cars.
Recycling by Kitchen door - Clear plastic bin is for paper, green is for bottles and cans
Trash can is behind cabinet door between stovetop and sink - has a top panel you can push in to(URL HIDDEN)access trash bin. Trash can be emptied in the black can on the street outside the garage.
Eateries- There are 3 cafes and one market just a 10 minute walk from the house (up Arlington Ave.).
Inn Kensington serves yummy breakfast offerings. (and lunch and dinner as well)
Nomad Cafe is new. We haven’t tried it yet. (menu on desk)
Country Cheese sells a variety of cheeses, coffee and teas, sandwiches, salads and desserts.
Youngs Market is a neighborhood store with all the basics. It also hosts a meat market with hot
rotisserie chickens and a variety of fresh meats.
Kensington Wine and Spirits - Nice selection of local and imported wines and the owners are very
helpful at pointing you toward a suitable wine in your price range.
The Arlington- coffee, desserts, quick bites, deli (next door to Mechanics Bank)
Questions?- Please let us know if there is anything you need. We are happy to help if we can(URL HIDDEN)In our absence you can still call or text me at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
My son, Chris Jain, will be on call if you can’t reach me. His contact # is: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
The Drought! Please be mindful of how much water you use.
We hope you relax and enjoy our home. Es tu casa!
I have recently retired from teaching English to immigrants and visiting scholars at the Berkeley Adult School and my partner/husband is semi-retired from his legislative research business. Since my son and his family have moved to Belmont, MA we try to visit them 2-3 times per year.
We love to explore the Boston area both on our own and with family. International and domestic travel is also one of our pleasures. Weather permitting, we hike and bike (and also hope to kayak). A couple of hours at a museum combined with a walk followed by lunch makes for a perfect day. And, of course our grandchildren are our special delight.