Surrounded by trees on 1/2 acre, our cottage in Kensington/ Berkeley Hills is a perfect country house in the city. Our relaxing light-filled retreat is decorated with our original textile designs, Kiran's fine art photography and has a hot tub under the stars.
Our charming, quiet cottage in Kensington on the Berkeley Hills border.
We've lovingly decorated it with our own original textile designs, art objects from our travels to India and Kiran's photography.
Within a short distance are Kensington cafes, markets, restaurants on Berkeley's Solano Ave, major bus lines and Bart.
The cottage features a large living/dining area with vaulted wood ceilings, a bank of windows looking out on a majestic 5-trunk oak tree and at the Bay Bridge.
The large light-filled bedroom features a window seat next to a creek and a desk looking out over a eucalyptus grove. The bed is a queen-size, high quality, super comfortable, European Sleepworks mattress. There is a dresser and large closets for storage.
The hot tub deck is exclusively for the guests except for 6-8 am and has a bistro table for outdoor dining.
You can take a private hot tub under the stars. Dressing gowns and slippers are provided.
The living room features a 42 inch TV with cable TV, Netflix, a DVD player, surround sound, a comfy sofa and swivel club chair.
The bathroom has a standing shower stocked with shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and a hair dryer.
The full kitchen has a real gas stove, a microwave, a toaster oven, a toaster, a instant tea kettle and a full size refrigerator plus a full set of pans, dishes and kitchen tools. The kitchen is stocked with basic spices, oil and vinegar, condiments, coffee and and assortment of teas.
WIFI is included.
We are at the end of a cul du sac with ample safe parking.
The cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway or a quiet retreat after busy days visiting Berkeley or the many other wonderful places in the Bay Area. Surround yourself with nature with lots of cultural activities minutes away.
Zugang für Gäste
The lower deck off the cottage has the hot tub and a bistro table and chairs that is reserved for the guests. It is fenced in for privacy towards the house and open towards the eucalyptus forest so you can be surrounded by nature.
Kiran uses the hot tub occasionally in the mornings from 6-8 am (clothed and quietly) to do the regular maintenance on the hot tub. All other times the hot tub is exclusively for the guests.
The washer and dryer are in the basement of the main house and are available to the guests, on request.
Interaktion mit Gästen
The cottage is very private. We are available to answer questions or help you plan your visit according to your desires or you can have your privacy. We leave it up to you.
Weitere wichtige Infos
2 night minimum stay.
Not suitable for parties or special events.
If your agreed on arrival time needs to change, keep us informed to the cell number we provide to you the week before your arrival.
Keep the front and back gates closed to keep the deer out.
Close the front gate gently when coming and going. Don't let it bang.
Do not put hot pans directly on the wood counters in the kitchen, use hot pads provided.
After washing dishes, please check that the wood counters are dry and that there is no standing water under the dish drainer.
The use of the hot tub is limited to the Airbnb guests only.
The cottage is limited to 2 guests.
We are designers of handwoven furnishing fabrics from India. We own our own company, Laura & Kiran. Kiran is an avid gardener and Laura loves cooking Indian and Thai food. We love to travel especially to Asia. Last year we visited Thailand, India and Russia. Our motto is Make life beautiful.