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Cute one bedroom cottage in Albany

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Rent your own 1 bedroom cottage in back of a cute house in Albany. The cottage has just been completely renovated with new kitchen cabinets, granite, completely new faux finish walls with vaulted ceilings. A new hickory hand scraped wood floor with a an old time cottage feeling. COMES WITH IT'S OWN PRIVATE BATHROOM, a smallish bedroom that contains a captains bed with four drawers. The bedroom and the bathroom are tiled. Comes with well equipped Kitchen, 49 inch 4K TV with many streaming services and Netflix free. Captains bed has four drawers and there is also a small five drawer chest of drawers in the bedroom. Completely private and separate from the mail house where I live. Comfortable bed in the bedroom but its a very small room so there is no room to get out of the bed except crawling over your bed partner and also the bed is higher than a normal bed so I have been advised that older guests might not take to this so well. and very comfortable sofa bed in the living room. There is also a loft with a full size bed. Safe neighborhood, lots of on street parking, very near Solano ave which has tons of businesses and restaurants. Bart station about ten to fifteen minutes walk.

robin l schild
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About robin l schild

I am Artistically. Inclined. Acting, directing, rock and roll music and I love to work on my house. Making it ever more beautiful. I have done a lot of traveling, hitchhiking through Europe in the 70s, all over Southeast Asia and Turkey and Israel as well so I know what it's like to Travel and I enjoy meeting other travelers like yourself. I know that the right accommodations can very much enhance a trip.

Why robin l schild chose Thousand Oaks

this is a very special place. Its very quiet, beautiful and well equipped. As a host I am responsive and available but not in your face.


Thousand Oaks Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 6:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    loft - 1 double , This is really a loft that fits 1 bed and nothing more
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ikea sofa bed..very comfortable for a sofa bed
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
rent an electric bike for $40 per day


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(21 traveler reviews)

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Cute one bedroom cottage in Albany
average rating of 4.4761906 based on 21 reviews
Cary, NC

Comfortable guest cottage with well-stocked kitchen in a sweet, safe neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable guest cottage. Congenial host. Convenient to restaurants, BART, ... WiFi ..

What more do you want?

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Great neighborhood, cute little cottage, helpful host

  • 4 of 5

Robin's cottage was perfect for our visit to the Berkeley area. With a living area, kitchen, full bathroom and bedroom, we felt right at home. Our favorite part was the neighborhood - Solano Ave with many great restaurants, a Safeway, CVS and coffee right around the corner. The BART is close by but a little more than desirable walking distance - however easy to move the car a few blocks closer.


Attentive, helpful host & friendly neighbors

Walkable, safe, vibrant, historic neighborhood

Lots of stores, restaurants nearby

Close to Berkeley, easy public transportation to San Francisco

Fully equipped kitchen

Cute, comfortable decor

Very fair price


Bedroom very small/high bed against wall makes it challenging for older couples

Cleanliness standards lower than my preference (old sponges, moldy coffee cup in microwave, old coffee in coffee pot, leftover food in fridge, "lived-in" look of bathroom, walls, and cluttered deck area.)

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honolulu, Hawaii

Comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable cottage in great location!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

nice place!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Worked perfectly

  • 4 of 5

Very cute little cottage. It worked perfectly for our family. The owner Robin was very nice and accommodating with some last minute travel changes.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really cute place. Fit 7 people comfortably, 3 couples and a single.

  • 3 of 5

It was a nice stay for what we needed. I think there really should be clear directions for what is expected from the renter as far as cleanliness. There were a couple used tissues in one of the bedrooms when we got there and a broken glass in the cupboard. It was my first time renting like this and I didn't know how much we were supposed to clean. Should we sweep and vacuum, how should we leave the bedding, things like that. I like to leave a place cleaner than when I got there so we picked up the previous persons used tissues and threw away the broken glass. Just a suggestion, let renters know your expectations. Otherwise a nice stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think the guests should leave the place and relatively clean Shake but the fact is they do pay the cleaning deposit which pays for me to hire a cleaner to finish the job so no need to fret over how clean it's going to be
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
ivy room
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
tilden park
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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