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Private backyard cottage in Albany/Berkeley, Newly Built

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Small town fun in East Bay SF within 30 min of SF

Guests are sure to enjoy a memorable vacation in this fully furnished 1 bedroom/1 bath private backard cottage. This bright and beautifully finished space set in a cozy and lush backyard was custom designed in 2017 with the needs of our guests in mind, and includes amenities of a full size abode. The neighborhood is home to a diverse array of culinary culture, bars, cafes, retail shops, and markets. This home is ideal for two travelers to provide the utmost room and privacy.

The main/master bedroom has a queen-sized bed and access to the bathroom. Through the curtain divider, you enter the open living area. Here you will find a fully equipped kitchen furnished with a full-size futon-style sofa bed for sleeping an additional guest. Also available for your stay - a queen size air bed (with patented air coils, cotton linens, bedding) for those that desire an alternative sleeping experience to the futon sofa bed.

The living room area and kitchen is welcoming to all our guests and includes brand new appliances, laundry machine, flat screen TV with cable, appleTV, and Wi-Fi. The kitchen is perfect for dining as it is equipped with bar-level kitchen island for casual dining and all the amenities and equipment to cook up your favorite meals.

Located in the heart of Albany, CA, near trendy Solano Avenue and historic Indian Rock, the neighborhood is home to some of the best restaurants, local cafes, shops, and markets in the East Bay. Truly a walker's paradise.

The cottage situated in a quiet residential neighborhood is only 1 1/2 block from AC Transit Route 18 (towards Oakland) and Route G (to SF). Adjacent to the Ohlone Greenway trail and 20 min walk to El Cerrito Plaza BART station.

More Details

Sherry Sarintra
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Thai
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Sherry Sarintra

I am an Mid-Atlantic native born and raised in the Washington DC area, moved to Albany in 2011. As a daughter of two hospitality workers (a chef and housekeeper), I am attentive to the needs of my guests and aim to provide a comfortable stay in one of the best small towns by the Bay. I have spent time in other parts of the US too (Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas) and countries (Thailand, Sweden, France) and always appreciate meeting those who have traveled especially from far away.

I live in the main house on the property. I am a Human Resources professional by day and enjoy gardening, cooking, hiking and reading during my off hours. I am delighted to share this unique private backyard cottage with my guests.

Sherry Sarintra purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Sherry Sarintra chose Thousand Oaks

This cottage was built to be a fully independent stand-alone unit complete with all the amenities of a full size home. It's an open peaceful retreat located in the center of a walker's paradise.


Thousand Oaks Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet hours from 9PM to 8AM
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Hairdryer, shampoo/conditioner, soap and toiletries provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master bedroom area - 1 queen , Two full-size closets, entrance to bathroom, curtain divider
    Living Room Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Private backyard cottage in Albany/Berkeley, Newly Built
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Super clean modern cottage

  • 5 of 5

Quiet spot in a great location. Light-filled cottage with all the necessary amenities! Half a block to Solano Ave where you will find many great restaurants and shopping.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You really can't ask for a better VRBO experience!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 3 restful nights in February. Sherry is a wonderful host and goes over and above to make your time spent at the Little Lemon Cottage comfortable. Sherry makes communication super easy and she responds to any text or email promptly.

The cottage is very clean, it provides glorious natural light, and there really is a beautiful lemon tree right out the front door. The bed, the linens, the kitchen...the whole place... is first rate and you get the feeling that someone has really cared about your stay.

We spent our full days in SF but returned to Albany/the cottage in the evenings. We would come back to the cottage to put our stuff down and freshen up, then walk a block down the street where we discovered so many wonderful restaurants, places for desert (including a vegan ice cream parlor) and quaint shops.

We would definitely stay here again, no question about it. (:

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mission, Ks.

Home away from home - Christmas 2017

  • 5 of 5

The Little Lemon Cottage is everything you'll need in a vacation rental. It was immaculate and very tastefully decorated.....everything is top of the line. We come to visit our son and his family and this will be our rental in the future. We've rented many Homeaway properties and this is our favorite and the nicest. Sherry the owner was great to work with and attentive to all our needs. See you in April Sherry!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded my expectations as an interior designer

  • 5 of 5

Sherry is such an amazing host! Before our check in, she texted us making sure we got into town okay. The house is extremely immaculate and designed so wel it makes me jealous! The hosts label pretty much everything, so there really werent any issues we found with the home. The house was more than enough stocked with everythig we could possibly need. Laundry unit makes it super convenient to wash our used clothing before we head back to phoenix. The garden is my favorite part of this home, and the little back patio makes a nice quiet retreat to read a book and have a glass of wine. The kitchen is an absolute dream to cook in and just look at in general. The overhead rain shower head makes me feel like were in the amazons lol. The futon is uncomfortable to sleep on, but my friend found that putting the airbed memory foam pad with two mattress pads and a large comforter makes it feel like a tuft and needle bed. We had games to play, books to read, and unlimited access to netflix and anything else. I would highly HIGHLY recommend you to stay here. Hands down the best vacation rental experience i have ever had, and oh yes we will be staying here the next time we come into the bay. Thankyou so much!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Issaquah, WA

A lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. The kitchen is well equipped and has full-sized appliances. The bed and other furnishings are comfortable, and the bathroom has plenty of toiletries and towels. The surrounding garden is neat and well maintained, and we appreciated the number of cable channels and the reliable WIFI. Sherry provided a great place to stay. We enjoyed our visit and would be happy to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the best place I have stayed in. Sherry is unreal host. This cottage came fully loaded with a gourmet kitchen, spicies, coffee, creamer, great cookware. There was not deatail missing. The yard was beautiful and was fantastic sitting outside having breakfast. Great location close walk to stores, restaurants, and the local transit. 100% stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $150
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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