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Cheery, tranquil, garden cottage in Berkeley

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


About the property

Our charming garden cottage is located in the heart of Berkeley's historic McGee-Spaulding district. It is the perfect place to unwind as it is safe, quiet, and tranquil, yet only a few minutes by foot to downtown Berkeley and the UC Berkeley campus.

Known since the '70's as the 'Dragon's Eye' and more recently as the 'Green Dragon' this property has turn of the century charm with lots of interesting architectural details and Berkeley character.

A winsome one-bedroom, Prospero’s Cottage is situated in our backyard garden, sleeps 2-4 people, has a full kitchen, living room, full bath, 2 small decks, and lots of warmth. It is ideal for 1-2 adults or a couple with 1-2 kids. The bedroom has a queen size bed. There is a foldout couch in the living room that can fit 1 adult or 2 kids. The cottage has radiant heat under the floor, cable TV, wifi, and laundry facilities.

Depending on the time of year, there may be plums, figs, strawberries, raspberries, or other delights growing in the garden and waiting to be eaten. Oh and hummingbirds!

Perfectly situated in central Berkeley, we are a 6-7 minute walk to BART, downtown Berkeley, Trader Joe's, movies, BAM/PFA, and many multiple star restaurants Comal, Gather, Ippiku, Corso, to name a few.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Anne

I have mid-western roots and California branches, and my background includes cooking, gardening, renovating, sewing, designing, calculating, photographing, painting, and mothering. We love sharing our cottage, which has a lot of warm character and Berkeley history, with travelers young and old.


Central Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Claw foot tub with shower, mexican tile floor, sink, toilet
  • Claw foot tub with shower, sink, toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , We also have foldout couch in the living room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(23 traveler reviews)

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Cheery, tranquil, garden cottage in Berkeley
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Anne and Christopher are great hosts! The cottage is comfortable, clean, cute and quiet. It was a perfect spot. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean place, great location, great host

  • 5 of 5

The place is charming and very clean. We enjoyed having our morning coffee in the balcony next to the kitchen and loved the fresh fruit Anne left for us in the kitchen. The kitchen and bathroom were well stocked and all items were enviromentally friendly. Anne responded quick to our inquiries. Very safe neighborhood, one block from downtown. We will certainly rent it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, colorful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this cozy cottage. All of the necessities were provided. Anne was very responsive before our arrival and during our stay. The bed was very comfortable and the space was very clean. The yard space is beautiful and the cottage felt private as well. The location is unbeatable - Downtown Berkeley BART was a 10 minute walk away, Trader Joe's is an even shorter walk, and with a car it's super easy to get down to Oakland or out to the freeway. Anne was very friendly and welcoming. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a charming cottage nextled in a lovely garden behind the main house.

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay. The charming cottage has plenty of room For two adults, a small living room, newly renovated small kitchen stocked with coffee and the creamer of your choice, as well as adequate cooking tools if you want to cook. The bathroom is small but adequate and the bedroom has a comfortable queen bed. All the windows open, and the neighborhood is quiet. We have booked it again for our next trip to Berkeley. I forgot to mention--the hostess is very hospitable!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great setting, great owner

  • 5 of 5

Nothing but positives. If you're in Berkeley, you won't find a better property or more accommodating owner. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Berkeley Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay here! We were in town for a wedding and were very nervous about our first time traveling cross-country with our 17mo old daughter, but Anne was so helpful and accommodating. Our daughter loved the garden and was obsessed with picking figs and raspberries. The cottage was conveniently located and we had a blast.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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