Peaceful and stylish backyard cabin featuring "tiny house" construction, private entry, reclaimed wood details, private deck, heated, private *outdoor* shower, and access to garden and sprawling brick patio--all blocks from BART and walkable to UC Berkeley and downtown Berkeley. Enjoy extra details like bathrobe, coffee & tea, yoga mat, mini fridge, and more.
We recently completed a stylish cabin / tiny house in our backyard using high quality recycled and reclaimed materials. It's very lovely and we are excited it is finally ready to open to guests!
The space features windows on every wall, lots of natural light, high ceilings, reclaimed wood accents, and nice design details. Enjoy the connected private redwood deck for dining, lounging, and yoga. The space features a mini-fridge, toaster oven, indoor water closet/toilet and heated private outdoor shower.
*Please note: the heated, private shower and sink are outdoors. There are no indoor plumbing or stove in the cabin.*
Disponible para huéspedes
Inside: Studio layout with convertible living space/bedroom; wardrobe; counter area for work, laptops, or dining; mini-fridge; and water closet with high-tech Swedish composting toilet (Separett). Also enjoy a toaster oven, Keurig for brewing coffee and tea, and citrus juicer for enjoying the fruits of our grapefruit and lime trees! Cabin is equipped with a hair dryer and mini iron + ironing pad.
Climate: Cabin is fully insulated with a ceiling fan and two space heaters (one is an ambient, non-forced air heater).
Bedding options: Cabin has a thick foam mattress topper atop a queen-size firm sofa bed (Ikea Freiheiten). Guests report finding the bed very comfortable.
Outside: Private deck and heated enclosed outdoor shower and sink. Towels are provided along with a bathrobe. Access to sprawling brick patio and landscaped yard with citrus, olive, abs yucca trees and towering succulents in fully fenced backyard. Please note that the yard is shared and is regularly enjoyed and worked in by your hosts, our friends, and our family members.
Access info: There are three stairs to enter the cabin, which is located at ground level in our backyard across a stone path. The water closet is not wheelchair accessible.
For travelers with kids: Backyard is fully fenced and we have a cedar sandbox, slide, and outdoor chalkboard for little travelers to play with. Pack and play crib and monitor are available for a baby or toddler *only with request at time of booking.* Please note that due to size constraints, we limit the number of guests to two people or two adults with one small child. Adult travelers must be responsible for the safety of children in the cabin and backyard at all times.
Atención a los huéspedes
We co-host with HostWell, who may also respond to messages from guests.
We live in the house a comfortable distance across our large backyard but often spend time in the backyard as well. Whenever possible, we love conversing with guests and offering travel and transit tips. Cabin has private entry via backyard gate.
Entry instructions are included in the house manual viewable after booking.
Otros aspectos destacables
We use all non-toxic and eco-friendly cleaning products and detergents.
Other things to note:
The shower is outside (but heated and private).
There is no stove or oven in the cabin. There is a mini fridge and a toaster oven.
The backyard is not private and is sometimes used by hosts. The cabin's attached deck is private.
We sometimes entertain in our backyard by hosting a BBQs and outdoor movies. If such an occasion ever happens during your stay, you are of course welcome to join the fun!
AirBnB doesn't currently collect this tax so we will have to submit a special offer for the dates you request and include the tax in the new total. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope AirBnB and Berkeley can work out their differences to make this easier for guests.
Please read the listing before booking and note the outdoor shower and sink.
No pets, smoking, incense, or candles.
Keep the backyard gate locked at all times.
Do not leave razors and other sharp objects in the outdoor shower area when not in use.
Please use the shoe racks and coasters provided to protect the floors and counters
Spa in the backyard is not available to guests. Thanks for understanding.
No parties, large gatherings, or more than two overnight guests.
Provide advance notice if you are traveling with infants or young children to allow us to prepare the space.
We are a LGBTQ-friendly and anti-racist home. We are sorry there is occasion to say this: racism and homophobia are not welcome here. Thank you.
I do policy advocacy and community organizing and my partner is a high school teacher. I have lived in the Bay Area since 2005, both in San Francisco and the East Bay.
As a host: I am an experienced host who began renting my former apartment in San Francisco several years ago, and am happy to have the opportunity to now share our garden cottage in our lovely, sunny East Bay backyard. I love paying attention to the extra details that will help you enjoy the space and your stay. Given my experience living on both sides of the Bay and frequent bicycle trips around the nine-county area, I'll be happy to advise your sightseeing in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Marin and beyond.
As a guest: When I'm not out adventuring, I'll be reading, writing, cooking, and having endless conversations, and I'll make sure we take good care of your space!