We stayed in Ben's studio for a weekend away and stayed 2 nights. It was perfect. Communication with him was easy and via cell phone and paypal. I had no problems nor communications problems. This studio was perfect for the weekend but would also work well for a week visit too as there is ample kitchen supplies and lots of space. I picked this location as it was centrally located. We spent Friday in Napa valley, which was 30 minutes away and then Saturday on Angel Island, leaving from Tiberon, which is 20 minutes away. It really is close to everything you would need in the Bay area and surrounding areas. The hot tub was WONDERFUL and heated to a perfect temperature. I never saw the owner, which was fine as we were in and out and there for privacy and quiet...which we got. The ceiling over the bed has a skylight, which we loved and everything was very CLEAN and IMMACULATE.
It is in a quiet residential neighborhood and the large tv had extended cable channels and free wifi was available. We didn't use it as we had our smart phones that gave us full internet access. We walked to the mall area for dinner, which took about 8 minutes and was 0.2 miles away (perfect with lots of choices). A Safeway, Starbucks, Peets, and Walgreens are located there also...so very close and convenient. He provided 2 different coffee pots with matching filters, depending on which you prefer. There was a nice gas stove with an oven and a full sized refridgerator.
Again, perfect for our needs. My only suggestions would be additional towels as we only had one set and mine got wet from the hot tub and I had to use it to towel off after my shower later and a dust pan. I found a broom, but needed the dust pan as the leaves tracked in from hot tub to studio, so I couldn't sweep up my mess. Otherwise, excellent value and perfect weekend away! Thank you so much for sharing your studio with us!
I would definitely stay again and would highly recommend it!