Homestays By the Bay

Your San Francisco Bay Area Home Away
West Berkeley Garden Retreat

"This is a wonderful apartment -- lovely, spacious, airy and bright. The kitchen is perfect, and well-equipped. The location is on a quiet residential street, but just a short 5 minute walk to a main thoroughfare, University Ave, where you'll find a bus stop and plenty of shops and restaurants. With a BART station nearby and the on ramp to I-80 just around the corner, it is convenient for shopping in Berkeley and also driving into San Francisco. The host hires professional housekeeping in between guests, so the apartment was clean and tidy.Communication and check-in and -out were a breeze and my hosts, Jane and Amy, were super friendly. I will definitely be staying here again. - Dennis Rothermel, Chico, California

West Berkeley Garden Retreat is the 2-BR/1-BA lower level of a 2-story private home located near the popular 4th Street shopping and dining district of West Berkeley. 

This space is a stand-alone apartment, with its own entry, and a complete kitchen and living room, plus 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. Price includes all utilities, furnishings, bedding, towels, and services, including breakfast, gardening, and linen/towel service. 

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.

Each room is furnished with a bed or sofa bed, bedside tables and lamps, a desk, a reading chair or sitting area, a dresser, and closets. Rooms are pretty, in soft pastel colors, and supplied with high quality bedding and your own set of plush towels.

With fresh paint in serene pastels, plush pillows and throws everywhere, and big windows onto the garden, this airy space breathes peace and comfort.

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. A nature-lover's dream, its lush gardens guarantee wildlife sightings and birdsong-filled mornings.

Shoppers and outdoor lovers appreciate its proximity to the popular 4th Avenue District and the gorgeous Berkeley Marina. Located on a peaceful, residential street, this hideaway is perfect for writers, visiting scholars, and other peaceful souls who need a serene home-away for a month or more. 

The Wisteria Room 

At 12 ft x 14 ft, the Wisteria Room sleeps up to two people in its comfortable queen bed
. The room is outfitted with a white wooden desk, a desk chair, a rocking chair, a dresser, lamps and end tables. It's windows overlook the front yard. It also has a large, walk-in closet to store your luggage and extras.

The Rose Bud Room
At 10 ft x 11.5 ft, the Rose Bud Room can accommodate two people. It has a queen sized sofa bed, a small, natural wood desk and chair for working, a closet, bookshelves full of interesting books, and a window looking onto the side yard. 

Rates and Limits
A solo traveler, family, or friends can rent the apartment by the night or by the week. Minimum stay: 5-nights. Maximum stay: 21-nights. Maximum occupancy: 4 guests.

Daily Rate: $125-$225/night
Weekly Rate: $800-$1500/week
*Rates vary by season and number of guests

You can check availability, reserve your dates by email and pay with a major credit card or by Paypal.