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The Cottage at Squirrel End

SuperhostWest Berkeley, Berkeley, California
Entire guest house hosted by Linda & Dan
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Clean and tidy
19 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Linda & Dan is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We are a 10 min. walk to Ashby BART; average ride into SF - about 20 min. Emeryville (Amtrak Station) Oakland, U.C. Berkeley are all close by.

Completely private; gated keypad entry through black bamboo & rose hedges. Envisioned primarily as a romantic bedroom, the cottage is also equipped for working travelers. Large bathroom can be opened to secluded courtyard garden. WiFi, fridge, microwave, coffee

Walk to: Berkeley Bowl West market, Creekwood Restaurant, cafes, good coffee, bike rentals.

The space
Please Note: Check-in any time after 2PM; check out by 11AM

The Cottage is hidden on a tree lined street in an unassuming residential neighborhood next to our small Victorian house. It has its own gated entrance and pathway through grasses, mature trees and a hedge of wild roses.

A second gate (keyless entry) allows entrance to the continuance of the pathway through an eclectic garden of fruit trees, flower and berry bushes, luxurious black bamboo, & artworks by the hosts.

Guests love the eastern views from the large high windows; especially good in the mornings. The views change with the seasons; autumn leaves and burgeoning fruit from the persimmon tree, the riotous golden yellow cascade of rosa banksia, the starkly beautiful bark of the Dawn Redwood tree in winter; maybe delicate pink apple blossom petals swirling in a spring wind. Always, (it being Squirrel End and all) there are the many entertaining squirrels playing high up in the giant oak tree. While you won't need them for privacy, we have provided black-out shades for jet-lagged guests who would like to sleep in, and those who find themselves visiting during the 3 or 4 days of the year on which the very early morning sun comes blazing through.

If you are lucky enough to visit on a warm day, take a refreshing shower and then a long soak in the big claw foot tub. The bathroom doors open to the totally private small outdoor patio. Actually, guests have said it is just as satisfying even on the coldest of days.

Guest access
Please let us know if you're coming by car. We will have a dedicated parking place available for you in front of the main house.

The Cottage is quite self sufficient; simple cooking / eating, sleeping, working and hanging-out areas are all there, with an outside seating area right out your front door. If there’s something else you need, just ask!

Most of our guests love the idea of leaving their cars here in their reserved space, and hopping on the BART to San Francisco, (a 10 minute walk from here to the Ashby BART station, then a 20-30 minute ride) obviating the need for the headache and expense of parking. Some guests opt to drive, and since we're right next to the Bay Bridge, they can get to downtown San Francisco in as little as 15 minutes, subject to time of day and traffic conditions, of course.

Other things to note
We have provided flameless candles for the Cottage, and request that you do not use open flame candles of any kind. Thanks!
We are a 10 min. walk to Ashby BART; average ride into SF - about 20 min. Emeryville (Amtrak Station) Oakland, U.C. Berkeley are all close by.

Completely private; gated keypad entry through black bamboo & rose hedges. Envisioned primarily as a romantic bedroom, the cottage is also equipped for working travelers. Large bathroom can be opened to secluded courtyard garden. WiFi, fridge, microwave, coffe…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
Iron
Hair dryer
Essentials
Heating
First aid kit

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4.96 out of 5 stars from 339 reviews
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Location

West Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Our modest residential neighborhood, at the intersection of Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville, is changing rapidly. Our house was built in 1900 and we arrived in 1979. There are more and new buildings going up, more new places to do everything. In the midst of the hubbub, the Cottage at Squirrel End is an oasis of calm and quiet.
Our modest residential neighborhood, at the intersection of Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville, is changing rapidly. Our house was built in 1900 and we arrived in 1979. There are more and new buildings going up,…

Hosted by Linda & Dan

Joined in April 2016
  • 339 Reviews
  • Verified
  • Superhost
We are a family of artists, designers and builders who have combined our talents to organize this sweet guest house. We are enjoying our roles as innkeepers, and will do whatever we can to ensure that you have a good stay.
During your stay
Messaging through the Airbnb site is best for us. We will respond promptly.
Linda & Dan is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 80%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to €310