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
Welcome Home!
We are two gal pals who help travelers connect with locals who share their homes and their friendship with good people from all over the world. Let us pamper you for a few days or a few weeks when you stay in one of our comfortable homes. Current offerings include spaces near UC Berkeley and Berkeley Marina.

Derby Creek Guesthouse

Spend a few nights in one of the private guest rooms in my beautifully restored and decorated, immaculately clean, 1908 Craftsman home near University of California at Berkeley. 

The home is fully furnished, 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. 

Just steps away from grocery stores, cafes, cinema, shops, banks, and UC Berkeley campus activities, we couldn't be better located. 

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 your host and other visitors in the dining room for friendly conversation.

West Berkeley Garden Retreat

Located within a short walk of West Berkeley's popular 4th Avenue District, this quiet 2-bedroom suite with private bath faces a backyard garden, lush with flowers, fruit trees, and veggies. With serene pastels and big windows onto the garden, this airy space breathes peace and comfort. 
Its 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. The owners use this space to host visiting family members part of the year, so it is not available year-round. Ask about availability using our contact page

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.