We had the pleasure of staying a the Garden Bed and Breakfast. The cottage is located within walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants, parks and groceries which was perfect for us since we were in Berkeley to visit family, but also wanted to be able to enjoy the things that make Berkeley a great place to hang out in. Mort and Yuko,our hosts are really nice friendly people. Felt very welcomed as soon as we arrived. We were greeted with complimentary home baked bread and little notes explaining how to use various things. There is also a nice collection of magazines and books about Berkeley and the Bay Area. The cottage is located behind the main house in a beautiful garden with many of Mort's artworks part of the surroundings. A small patio adjoins the cottage, and on sunny days is a wonderful place just to sit, chat and enjoy being there. The cottage is very clean and artfully decorated with original paintings and textiles and on cold nights is well insulated. (We come from Chicago and are often amazed at how drafty most Bay Area homes are in the Winter,so were pleasantly surprised that this cottage is well constructed and retains heat well.) The hosts provide a small refrigerator, toaster, silverware and dishes so snacks and very light meals can be conveniently prepared (especially since Trader Joe's is just a short distance away.) My mother-in-law visited and LOVED the place. She lives close by in Berkeley, and was so impressed that she plans to take a "stay-cation" at the cottage. She is very picky, so this is high praise! Size is perfect for couples who want to stay in a central Berkeley location among beautiful surroundings.
- Also Known As:
- Garden Cottage Hotel Berkeley
- Garden Cottage b&b