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Serene, Eco-Friendly Rooms/House in North Berkeley

Greeting the day
14 reviews
Greeting the day
Front walkway
Entry hall
Stairs to Asia Suite
Asia Suite with great queen bed
Asia Suite
Asia Suite dresser
Asia Suite bath
Library as a sitting room
Library with queen bed
Hall bath
Kitchen towards dining room
Kitchen towards front window
Living room
Back garden from deck
Back garden from deck
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Private Room, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Berkeley, California
This beautiful, eco-friendly guest house in the Berkeley Hills is a serene refuge for visitors from around the world. Most guests rent ONE OR TWO ROOMS ONLY*, sharing the house with the innkeeper and enjoying B&B ambiance along with full access to our gorgeous kitchen! There's room for your favorite groceries. Make yourself a cup of Peet's delicious coffee or a pot of tea; some guests make breakfast and are gone for the day; others head out first thing to join family, friends, or local foodies for all their yummy meals; and a lucky few are here when the organic garden harvest is in!

Guests find this haven surprisingly peaceful as well as convenient; we're just a block away from the restaurants and shops in Kensington Village, two miles north of UC Berkeley, and a five-minute drive to the Gourmet Ghetto.

We offer two (o...
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About the Owner, Terry M
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 44 days ago
Listed since : May 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 14 reviews and 1 property
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

"We had a delightful time in your lovely and welcoming home! Love the light and airy feeling, and the beautiful views from each window. Each time we walked through the front garden, we noticed a plant or flower we hadn’t seen before! So comfy and pleasant!” When getting to and from, use other streets such Euclid versus Marin that google...

Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed January 4, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

What a fabulous guest house and host! Terry really took care of us. I had a recent ice skating accident prior to arrival and both of my wrists were in braces. This handicap made travel really challenging for us. Terry saw this and went out of her way to help with all matters. Her home is so welcoming, beautifully appointed...

Rasha A
1 review
Reviewed September 10, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My husband, my daughter and I stayed here for about 3 weeks in August, 2015. Although we didn't need the chemical free environment and in fact it initially seemed impossible for us to get our rubbish sorted correctly in line with the recycling guidelines practised in the house we ended up appreciating both it and the enviroment-friendly practices. So much...

  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Guests really relax and sleep deeply in this peaceful refuge. Many note the quiet here, despite being so close to all the pleasures of the SF Bay Area! - Quiet hours are 10 pm-8...
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
  • Cleaning fee: $75 / stay - Fee
  • Refundable security deposit for whole house rental: $2,500 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Asia Suite rates for 1-2 people:
$75 cleaning fee
Add $20/night for 1 additional guest on a twin Aerobed; $40 for 1-2 additional guests on a queen Aerobed

Library rates for 1-2 people in a queen bed:
$50 cleaning fee
Treehouse rates for 1-2 people:
$75 cleaning fee

Whole house rates for up to 7 people:
$450+/night, 4 night minimum
$250 cleaning fee
Deposit based on rental term

10% discounts off nightly rate for stays of 14+ nights.
The City of Berkeley is working on legislation that will require hosts to collect a transient occupancy tax, which we will have to add once it goes into effect.
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About the neighborhood
The North Berkeley Hills Homestay is tucked away in a charming residential neighborhood just below beautiful Tilden Park, a block from wonderful restaurants and shops in Kensington Village, one mile from North Berkeley's best shopping street (Solano Avenue), two miles north of UC Berkeley, and a five-minute drive to the Gourmet Ghetto. We are 30-45 minutes from SF and a little more than an hour from Napa, Muir Woods, and other favorite Bay Area sights.

In Tilden Park, you'll find great hiking trails, the Brazil Building, petting zoo, carousel and steam train. It's an easy walk to two AC transit bus routes (#7 and #67), one that goes directly downtown, the other to UC Berkeley, and street parking is plentiful; there are no time limits and no need to move for street sweeping....
Car not needed
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