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Sparkling Clean Studio plus WiFi & Yard

SuperhostRichmond Annex, Albany, California
Entire guest suite hosted by Karen & Mike
3 guestsStudio1 bed1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the guest suite to yourself.
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Karen & Mike is a Superhost
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This studio retreat provides you with a relaxing haven indoors and out. The unit is newly painted & remodeled, and fully private, with a beautifully updated bathroom, plus a kitchenette for beverage and light meal preparation. This is a perfect spot for friends, a couple, or solo traveler who wants clean, classy, comfortable accommodation. Nestled in a safe neighborhood and just steps away from shops, restaurants, and transportation, it is truly one of the best locations in the East Bay!

The space
During this "Shelter-In-Place Special" you'll get a sparkling-clean, luxury space at Student Prices!
NOTE: We want you to know that we prioritize your health and safety. We continue to consult resources from the CDC to align our cleaning standards with current official guidance for hotels. As an additional safeguard to every guest during Shelter-In-Place, we are blocking a minimum 48 hours between reservations to allow for extra-thorough cleaning and complete airing out of the space.

This studio in-law unit is fully equipped for your vacation or business travel needs. The suite boasts an extremely comfortable queen-size bed. (Upon request, a twin-size air mattress can be added, too.) It is clean, bright, freshly painted, and newly furnished with ample closet space, fresh linens, and lots of fluffy towels. We recently upgraded the internet so you're sure to have blazing fast WiFi speeds. We've also added Amazon FireStick TV so you can watch your favorites from Netflix and a wide variety of other programing & music. You have your own small refrigerator, microwave, CrockPot Express cooker, and other "kitchenette" accessories for light snacks/beverages and basic meal preparation.
During this period of COVID 19, we have modified our outdoor space so your unit has its own (not shared) outdoor seating area. During this time, the BBQ is off limits to guests.
For parents of very young children, a Pack n' Play with optional changing table, bassinet, and other accessories is available upon request. However, during this time, we highly recommend bringing your own, if possible.

Guest access
In addition to the private studio, you are invited to use the outdoor garden & seating area. The garden contains 10 fruit trees, flowers, herbs, and veggies. It's a wonderful spot to hang out and enjoy.

Whereas we normally have a shared outdoor area, we've created an exclusive seating area for the guests of our studio, and a separate area for the guests in our cottage, as well as a separate area for us (owners).

Other things to note
Quiet hours 10pm-7am.

The house and the in-law unit have a shared wall. Occasionally some sound may carry between the units.

*Please note: 2 cats live on the property, but are never allowed in the studio. Occasionally, they may be seen lounging in the cat enclosure in the backyard or outside greeting guests and neighbors. =^^=
This studio retreat provides you with a relaxing haven indoors and out. The unit is newly painted & remodeled, and fully private, with a beautifully updated bathroom, plus a kitchenette for beverage and light meal preparation. This is a perfect spot for friends, a couple, or solo traveler who wants clean, classy, comfortable accommodation. Nestled in a safe neighborhood and just steps away from shops, restaurants,…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 airbed

Amenities

Indoor fireplace
Heating
Hangers
Room-darkening shades
Free on-street parking
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
Travel cot
First aid kit
Laptop-friendly workspace

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Richmond Annex, Albany, California

Albany is a safe, welcoming, and diverse community that borders on Berkeley to the south & east, the San Francisco Bay to the west, and El Cerrito to the north.
NOTE: During Shelter-in-Place, not all shops/restaurants/services listed below are available. However, all grocery stores remain open, and many restaurants are open for take out meals.
**Just steps from the house: All the shops and amenities of El Cerrito Plaza, including Starbuck's, Peet's, Trader Joe's Lucky's, CVS, Barnes & Nobles, a variety of restaurants (Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, etc).
**Within a few blocks: several local pubs, additional restaurant options, and a bowling alley
**A 12-minutue walk (or 3-min drive): lands you on Solano Avenue amidst a wide variety of shops, boutiques, restaurants, and coffee shops with local flare.
**Just over a mile away: Point Isabel Recreation Shoreline offers a spectacular spot to walk along the Bay and watch the sunset, with views of the Golden Gate, San Francisco, and Mt. Tamalpais.
**Less than 2 miles away: you'll find the "Gourmet Ghetto" area of Berkeley, home to the renowned Chez Panisse Restaurant and many other local favorites. The world-class University of California is just blocks from there.
Albany is a safe, welcoming, and diverse community that borders on Berkeley to the south & east, the San Francisco Bay to the west, and El Cerrito to the north.
NOTE: During Shelter-in-Place, not all shop…

Hosted by Karen & Mike

Joined in June 2012
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We are science and health professionals who strive to provide a beautiful and welcoming environment to our guests. Our little corner of the East Bay is easily accessible to most sights/attractions, venues, and institutions that make the San Francisco Metropolitan Area world-renowned. As lovers of travel, history, science, and anthropology, hosting is one more way for us to engage with travelers near and far and learn more about the diversity of human experience. We look forward to providing a lovely space for your business or pleasure trip!
We are science and health professionals who strive to provide a beautiful and welcoming environment to our guests. Our little corner of the East Bay is easily accessible to most si…
During your stay
We live in the main house and meet with guests at their request, whenever possible. We respect your privacy, but also love to meet new people. Just let us know if you'd like to say hello or have special needs of any kind. We're happy to oblige! A written "guest handbook" is also available for common FAQ's. We may see you during your stay in the common backyard area. At all times, we are happy to assist you with any needs or questions. Please contact us through the AirBNB app.
We live in the main house and meet with guests at their request, whenever possible. We respect your privacy, but also love to meet new people. Just let us know if you'd like to s…
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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
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to €133