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Beautiful Modern European Style in-Law Unit-Albany/Tropical Yard

Albany, CA, USA
  • Studio420 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Intimate Tropical Luxury Better Than Most 4-5 Star Rooms

Very Clean Modern European Style In-Law Unit. Stylized compact basement unit with four windows has kitchenette, shower w/ Jacuzzi tub, one bed, HW floors, Italian tiles. Private entry, tropical yard w/outdoor Jacuzzi & fire pit. Free WiFi (Gigabite Fiber - 1 GB - fastest possible).

The space is small so it best suits a single person or a very cozy duo. Ideal for visiting scholars, parents/grandparents of UC students.

Transportation is very easy by bus, Bart, car, and foot. Bart station for service to downtown Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco.

Non-smokers please.

You are always greeted with a bottle of wine, chocolates and fresh flowers.


Gregory and Blanca Free

Member Since 2012
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish, mandarin
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Gregory and Blanca Free

Blanca (a Kaiser Nurse from Guatemala) and Greg (a Hearing Specialist from Berkeley) love the area and people for its diversity, activities, music, gourmet dinning, and local culture.

Gregory and Blanca Free purchased this Studio in 2000


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Queen size Sleep Number bed, new pillow-top, linens are new and very good quality (Westin - Heavenly bedding linen and pillows)


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
      • Cheng Designs concrete counter-top and window-sill. Glass block shower with Italian tile accents.


        • Away From It All
        • Budget
        • Romantic
        • Spa


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  Electric Fireplace
                • Internet
                  48 Mpbs download and 2 Mpbs upload
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                  Study desk
                • Parking
                  On street parking. There are no permits required and it is not hard to find a parking space. Albany is a safe neighborhood. The police are three blocks away from here.
                • Towels Provided
                • Free Wifi


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Freezer
                    • Kitchen
                    • Microwave
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                      Induction Stove.
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining Area


                            • Books
                              A selection of popular books and local tourist and travel books
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              ATT U-verse 450 package with additional international Latin plan
                            • Stereo
                              Sonos player; may be controlled by cell phone. National and international stations, Pandora and Spotify
                            • Television
                              24-inch Edge Lit LED


                                • Bicycles
                                  Use of a bicycle for local trips.
                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Lanai / Gazebo
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  Great for outdoor party or get-togethers you may have.


                                    • not suitable for children
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Hot Tub
                                          Twenty-Four hour Jacuzzi with screened area and water feature


                                            • marina
                                            • arboretum
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • miniature golf
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • racquetball
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Access to wireless internet at 48 Mpbs download and 2 Mpbs upload

                                                              28 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Property is very well kept. Has all the amenities that I was looking for.

                                                              Riki R.

                                                              The property has a beautiful yard. Comfortable bed. Large shower. Everything I need for a home away from home.

                                                              Wonderful Studio

                                                              Kris R.

                                                              I enjoyed a wonderful stay in this lovely studio. It has every thing you need and then some! Beautiful yard with outdoor BBQ and sitting area and all the comforts of home in a very functional space. Suitable for 1 person or a cozy couple. Greg and Blanca are fantastic, friendly and welcoming hosts!

                                                              Perfect little place for the two of us

                                                              Anne Marie K.

                                                              Gregory and Blanca's home is a gorgeous, clean, custom little studio in their home basement. They have seriously thought of everything for their guests, and the area is great as well. We will definitely stay here in the future. 5 stars 😊

                                                              Great stay

                                                              David M.

                                                              Greg and Bianca were awesome. They are very friendly and know how to make you feel welcome at their house. The location is close to great restaurants, mall at Emeryville, and San Francisco. They were very welcoming and allowed us to use their laundry on sight.

                                                              The neighbor hood is very quite and parking on the street was good. I would recommend this location for a great Stay.

                                                              Great get away

                                                              Hazel M.

                                                              Very pleasant environment. Close to everything i needed.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for staying with us Hazel, It was a pleasure to have you here.

                                                              Delightful Stay

                                                              Donald B.

                                                              We very much enjoyed our stay. Our host was quite friendly and ensured that we were comfortable as well as offering helpful advice on activities. The amenities were fantastic and the beautiful yard was quite relaxing. We found the location very convenient for access to family in Berkeley as well as our other activities.


                                                              Albany, CA, USA

                                                              1 1/2 blocks from strolling Solano Avenue (bus to SFO, downtown Berkeley), 20 minute walk to Bart. Albany and Berkeley have some of best international gourmet restaurants in the world.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Cleaning Fee

                                                              Cleaning fee: $65.00 per visit

                                                              28 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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