We, your hosts, are a married couple; Margarita is a business owner, Bob is a physician. Both of us are semi-retired. Our children are grown and have moved out and our place is underutilized. We'd like to offer it to you.
You are most welcome to stay in our home. We have a 4 night minimum but will accept a shorter rental this fall. The main home has two bedrooms and one bath. There is plenty of privacy. We stay in back in a cottage.
Please note that the City of Berkeley has started charging a 14% tax for stays of fewer than 14 days. This started on 9/1/17. If you rent our home you will need to pay this directly to us and we will forward it to the city. There is no tax for longer stays. We have a zoning certificate # ZCSTR2017-0022.
This fall we may offer a rate that is lower than our usual rate of $200.00 / night. please contact us about this. During certain times the rate is $250.00 / night The rate for Thanksgiving week and Xmas week will be $250.00 / night.
Our house is meticulously maintained, clean, airy, and fully equipped. It is located in what is generally acknowledged as one of the most desirable areas of Berkeley, close to wonderful restaurants, shops, and walking streets.
Our place is perfect for visiting scholars, scientists, business or creative people and for tourists who prefer the peace and quiet of this lovely East Bay city. Many of our guests have been people with children and grandchildren or other relatives or friends in the area. There is easy and fast access to downtown San Francisco via public transportation; bus and BART stations are in easy walking distance from our house.
Parking is on the street but is not a problem - usually you can park directly in front of the house. Occasionally parking might be a half block or at most 1 block away