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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
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 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:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Cheery, tranquil, garden cottage in Berkeley
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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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5

Wonderful, relaxing, cozy

  • 5 of 5

My two kids and I loved this cottage. The beds are comfortable, the windows let in beautiful light, the kitchen is well-equiped, the surrounding gardens are beautiful. The owner is easy to communicate with. We walked to dinner and to Trader Joes. The area was very quiet at night. Everything was perfect. One of the best VRBOs we have ever stayed in (out of 20 plus rentals over the years). Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect cottage, in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

From the mattress, pillows and sheets to the beautiful picturesque window in the bathroom this cottage is a gem! 10 mins walk to Trader Joes and the BART....Thank you to Chris, our host, always friendly and ready to help. We were very sad to leave.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My new Berkeley Go To Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a week while going through some schooling. The owners are courteous, personable, honest and respectful of space but accessible if needed. The cottage is clean, comfortable and semi-secluded feeling. It is a cottage so it is not 'big' but I would feel pretty comfortable and not hesitate to bring my wife & son (5 years old) here for a week. Neighbors are in close proximity but I never saw or heard them. There is laundry in the basement of the owners house (outside access). There is a beautiful garden to lounge in. The location is excellent for access to highway and local amenities. One can easily walk to a Trader Joe's, other local markets and numerous restaurant options within 10-15". Berkeley parking can be tedious and the owners graciously let me use their driveway during my stay. The owners refunded my security deposit within a day or two of checking out. My expectations were exceeded and I will put this cottage at the top of my list for future visits. Thanks A&C!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for three nights while we were in Berkeley for a wedding. It was a perfect, quiet oasis-- adorable, romantic, and easily walkable to just about everything (including the farmer's market!). While we didn't get a chance to meet Anne, she was lovely. Very responsive during the reservation process, incredibly nice on the phone, flexible about our check-in time, and refunded the damage deposit promptly. We'd absolutely stay here the next time we're in Berkeley, and will recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • 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
 
2017-03-27 - 2017-04-02
Mar 27 2017 - Apr 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$144
From
$149
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-04-03 - 2017-04-09
Apr 3 2017 - Apr 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$141
Sun
 
 
2017-04-10 - 2017-04-16
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$143
From
$148
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-04-17 - 2017-04-23
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$152
From
$148
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-04-24 - 2017-04-30
Apr 24 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$148
From
$143
Thu,Sun
 
 
2017-05-01 - 2017-05-07
May 1 2017 - May 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$162
From
$145
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-05-08 - 2017-05-14
May 8 2017 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$176
From
$217
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-05-15 - 2017-05-21
May 15 2017 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$166
From
$146
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-05-22 - 2017-05-28
May 22 2017 - May 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$175
Thu
 
 
2017-05-29 - 2017-06-04
May 29 2017 - Jun 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$144
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-06-05 - 2017-06-11
Jun 5 2017 - Jun 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$150
Fri,Sun
 
 
2017-06-12 - 2017-06-18
Jun 12 2017 - Jun 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$190
From
$155
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-06-19 - 2017-06-25
Jun 19 2017 - Jun 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$189
Thu
 
 
2017-06-26 - 2017-07-02
Jun 26 2017 - Jul 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$167
From
$162
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-07-03 - 2017-07-09
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$167
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-07-10 - 2017-07-16
Jul 10 2017 - Jul 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$204
From
$169
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-07-17 - 2017-07-23
Jul 17 2017 - Jul 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$166
From
$174
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-07-24 - 2017-07-30
Jul 24 2017 - Jul 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$233
From
$174
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-07-31 - 2017-08-06
Jul 31 2017 - Aug 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
From
$177
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-08-07 - 2017-08-13
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$173
Thu,Fri,Sun
 
 
2017-08-14 - 2017-08-20
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$188
From
$171
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
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
Refundable damage deposit $300

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