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Cheery, tranquil, garden cottage in Berkeley

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Our charming garden cottage is located in the heart of Berkeley's historic McGee-Spaulding district. It is the perfect place to unwind as it is safe, quiet, and tranquil, yet only a few minutes by foot to downtown Berkeley and the UC Berkeley campus.

Known since the '70's as the 'Dragon's Eye' and more recently as the 'Green Dragon' this property has turn of the century charm with lots of interesting architectural details and Berkeley character.

A winsome one-bedroom, Prospero’s Cottage is situated in our backyard garden, sleeps 2-4 people, has a full kitchen, living room, full bath, 2 small decks, and lots of warmth. It is ideal for 1-2 adults or a couple with 1-2 kids. The bedroom has a queen size bed. There is a foldout couch in the living room that can fit 1 adult or 2 kids. The cottage has radiant heat under the floor, cable TV, wifi, and laundry facilities.

Depending on the time of year, there may be plums, figs, strawberries, raspberries, or other delights growing in the garden and waiting to be eaten. Oh and hummingbirds!

Perfectly situated in central Berkeley, we are a 6-7 minute walk to BART, downtown Berkeley, Trader Joe's, movies, BAM/PFA, and many multiple star restaurants Comal, Gather, Ippiku, Corso, to name a few.

More Details

Owner
Anne
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Anne

I have mid-western roots and California branches, and my background includes cooking, gardening, renovating, sewing, designing, calculating, photographing, painting, and mothering. We love sharing our cottage, which has a lot of warm character and Berkeley history, with travelers young and old.

Amenities

Central Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Claw foot tub with shower, mexican tile floor, sink, toilet
  • Claw foot tub with shower, sink, toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , We also have foldout couch in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Homey, cheerful, and quaint, this little cottage is a gem.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Goldfinch cottage in Berkeley. It's nestled behind the main house amid lush trees and flowers, and the cottage itself, although small, was just right for our needs. The weather was uncharacteristically warm while we were visiting, but the fan in the bedroom cooled the room, and we slept great. Although we didn't cook, the kitchen is equipped with everything necessary to do so. The location is perfect for walking to restaurants, grocery stores, and other city attractions, and Anne is friendly, warm, and accommodating. The cottage exceeded our expectations, and we will be back.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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wimberley, TX
5

Sweet cottage in Berkeley

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Goldfinch cottage during our short trip to Berkeley to tour the UC Berkeley campus! Our hosts were very welcoming and accommodating. We loved the beautiful gardens and great neighborhood -- close to downtown Berkeley and the UC campus.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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North Carolina
5

Excellent Location and communication with Anne, the owner

  • 5 of 5

Had the owner, Anne not been so responsive to our needs I would have given the cottage a 4 star. The location is excellent and the cleanliness and comfort are great. However, she and I have discussed the sleeper sofa, which was not so comfortable. She was very responsive to my comments and is in the process of figuring out ways to make it work for future guests. Should I ever be back in the area, I will be renting this place again!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable, peaceful, cozy and well-functioning.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderfully comfortable, peaceful cottage. It is very quiet and spotlessly clean. The kitchen is well-equipped and easy to use. The bed was very comfortable. I felt at home right away. I never met Anne, but she left milk, coffee and the famous croissants in the cottage for me, and her generous, happy spirit was easy to feel on the property. It is a short walk to Trader Joe's. The neighborhood felt very safe and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Wonderful cottage in Berkeley.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this charming cottage. It is in a great location; walking distance to Trader Joe's, Bart and the Saturday Farmer's market. The hosts are exceptional.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet and quaint, historical cottage with all you need. Wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Behind the main house this small historical cottage is a rare gem in Berkeley. Close to downtown, within walking distance of the P.O., shops, the Saturday farmers market, this pretty lovely little cottage is beautifully set up. Stained glass windows, pretty rugs, linens, dishes etc. Colorful touches in each room. The hosts are warm and lovely, gave us their parking spot and helped us with all our needs and questions. We hope to have a chance to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Central Berkeley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017-08-21 - 2017-08-27
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$164
From
$169
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-08-28 - 2017-09-03
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$162
From
$180
Thu,Sun
 
 
2017-09-04 - 2017-09-10
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$178
From
$185
Thu
 
 
2017-09-11 - 2017-09-17
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$181
From
$157
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-09-18 - 2017-09-24
Sep 18 2017 - Sep 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$173
From
$155
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-09-25 - 2017-10-01
Sep 25 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$173
From
$254
Sun
 
 
2017-10-02 - 2017-10-08
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$268
From
$154
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-10-09 - 2017-10-15
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$155
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-10-16 - 2017-10-22
Oct 16 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$148
From
$154
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-10-23 - 2017-10-29
Oct 23 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$147
From
$153
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-10-30 - 2017-11-05
Oct 30 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$252
Sun
 
 
2017-11-06 - 2017-11-12
Nov 6 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$234
From
$161
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-11-13 - 2017-11-19
Nov 13 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$153
From
$165
Fri
 
 
2017-11-20 - 2017-11-26
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$161
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-11-27 - 2017-12-03
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$152
From
$157
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-12-04 - 2017-12-10
Dec 4 2017 - Dec 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$155
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-12-11 - 2017-12-17
Dec 11 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$147
From
$153
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-12-18 - 2017-12-24
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$161
From
$178
Thu
 
 
2017-12-25 - 2017-12-31
Dec 25 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$152
From
$227
Sun
 
 
2018-01-01 - 2018-01-07
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$227
Fri,Sun
 
 
2018-01-08 - 2018-01-14
Jan 8 2018 - Jan 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$152
From
$234
Fri
 
 
2018-01-15 - 2018-01-21
Jan 15 2018 - Jan 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
$152
From
$160
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-01-22 - 2018-01-28
Jan 22 2018 - Jan 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$163
From
$223
Fri,Sun
 
 
2018-01-29 - 2018-01-29
Jan 29 2018 - Jan 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
$197
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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