Homestay By the Bay

Your San Francisco Bay Area Home Away
Treat yourself to all the comforts of home in San Francisco's lovely East Bay
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Homestays By the Bay

Let us pamper you for a few days, a few weeks, or a few months when you stay in one of our comfortable and affordable vacation homes or furnished rooms in San Francisco's East Bay.

Derby Creek Guesthouse

Rent the whole guesthouse for your group, or spend a few nights in our private guest rooms, in this beautifully restored and decorated, immaculately clean, 1908 Craftsman home near University of California at Berkeley. 

Just steps away from grocery stores, cafes, cinema, shops, banks, and UC Berkeley campus activities, you couldn't be better located. The bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry facilities are modern, fully equipped, and immaculate. Homestay By the Bay is perfect for visiting scholars, traveling executives, and families seeking a clean, quiet, well-appointed home away from home while vacationing or working in the Bay Area.


When you rent a room, you will enjoy free organic breakfast, complimentary hot and cold beverages all day, plush towels and down bedding, and full-house privileges, plus all cooking equipment, utensils, and other conveniences of home. Wi-fi, breakfast, and basic toiletries are provided free. 

Whether you're feeling sociable or private, you'll be completely at ease here. You can quietly sip an early morning cup of tea at a table in your room, relax on the porch as the fog rolls out, gather with the family around the garden table, or join other guests in the dining room for friendly conversation.

Strawberry Creek Apartment

This private studio apartment is attached to Derby Creek Guesthouse, but has its own private entrance, bathroom, and kitchenette. The queen bed is inside a raised loft, and is made plush with thick, down comforters, down pillows, and extra blankets, creating the cozy sensation of sleeping in a nest.

Its kitchen is fully equipped with appliances, cookware, and dishes, and the apartment is stocked with everything you need, from towels and soaps, to luxury down bedding and extra blankets, to iron, ironing board, and heater. Weekly cleaning and linen/towel changes are provided, as are a host of other services and amenities. 

West Berkeley Garden Retreat

Located within a short walk of West Berkeley's popular 4th Avenue District, this quiet 2-bedroom apartment is snugged into a private, backyard garden, lush with flowers, fruit trees, and veggies. With fresh paint in serene pastels, plush pillows and throws everywhere, and big windows onto the garden, this airy space breathes peace and comfort. The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances, cookware, and dishes. The bathroom is stocked with plenty of towels, washcloths, and soaps. The bedrooms are clean and comfy with plush new bedding, end tables and lamps, a desk and dresser, and lots of storage space. 

Come home to the beautiful San Francisco Bay! 
You can check availability, reserve your dates by email and pay with a major credit card or by Paypal.