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North Berkeley Cottage

1517 MIlvia St. Between Cedar & Vine, Berkeley, CA 94709
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were enchanted as we walked through the lovely garden and in the front door. Pat thought of every amenity and convenience. The remote-controlled fireplace heats the unit in 15 minutes, the artfully furnished cottage is a pleasure and the spacious kitchen is well equipped and provides a second work space as we both tend to fit in a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Everything about this private cottage is perfect for a stay in Berkeley: location (in the food ghetto, close to transit, Zip Cars, the University); the cottage has been provided with every detail you might ever need to be self-sufficient and right at home. It is immaculate, comfortable, and the garden, deck, fireplace and large soaker bathtub are all a delight!... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I found this oasis of beauty, tranquility, peace, and comfort by doing a search for B&Bs in Berkeley. I read the reviews, and contacted the lovely woman who has created this special place. It was exactly as described on the website, only even better in reality. I spent 8 nights and left at checkout time on the 9th day, when... More 

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Morton, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I stayed in this cottage for a week while visiting my son and daughter-in-law and my 3-year-old grandtwins. It provides a delightful and elegant respite from the people I love the most. It renews my spirit and engages my heart. The gardens are lovely, and the cottage provides everything one might need. I look forward to going again!

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This was one of the most comfortable and well-equipped places I've ever stayed. The cottage is a spacious one-bedroom with eat-in kitchen and charming details everywhere. Surrounded by a lush garden, it's very private and peaceful.

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san diego, ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Me and my family visit the East Bay Area a couple of times a year and we have now found the place we want to stay for all our visits. From the moment we stepped into the cottage, we felt very much at home and relaxed. Our 2-1/2 year old son Jack, loved playing outside in the beautiful garden, and... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I was visiting the archives at the nearby Berkeley University for a few days, and stayed at the cottage with my wife and 1 year-old. Although I did find the initial email communication a bit awkward (very short emails in block letters), the owner is very kind and helpful, so don't let that turn you away. The cottage is extremely... More 

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Princeton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

We just spent three days at the cottage. It is absolutely wonderful. Comfortable, clean, quiet and close to a great coffee and pastry shop (the Cheeseboard). Beautifully maintained garden. We did not mee the host but everything was ready for. Highly recommended.

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Anchorage, AK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2009

For over six years, I have made a week-long stay at the cottage part of an annual pilgrimage to Berkeley for a yoga workshop. Each year, approaching the cottage along the meandering garden path brings a sense of wonder and delight at the layers of green foliage, fiery blooms, and hovering hummingbirds. The cottage is and feels completely private; there... More 

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2009

This is just a lovely place to stay. Quiet, incredibly convenient, and very pretty. The garden is a delight, the cottage is very clean and well appointed, and the kitchen very well equipped, and a very nice place to cook and enjoy a glass of wine. The sleeping arrangements are both comfortable and flexible. I have stayed here several times,... More 

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