Welcome to my 1920s Italian villa with sweeping bay views and European-inspired gardens. Sumptuous interior furnishings and gorgeous outdoor spaces for entertaining and relaxation!
A 5 minute walk to the quaint town of Kensington with shopping, restaurants, groceries, public transportation; 3 miles from UC Berkeley. Perfect for families or students visiting UC Berkeley or anyone who wants to visit the San Francisco Bay Area for work or pleasure! Spectacularly beautiful and safe location.
Welcome to my 1920s showcase garden home. Perfect spaces for outdoor entertaining, relaxation and work, which provides a unique guest experience! Excellent internet access throughout interior and exterior spaces, which allows guests to choose from a multitude of different atmospheres for use of personal devices. FANTASTIC SPACE TO HOST OUTDOOR PARTIES!***
[My space is not appropriate for guests under 13 yrs old.]
Quiet and secluded with Bay views, balcony, luxury gas fireplace and vintage tea house. Multiple scenic gardens and Moon Garden Courtyard invite you for morning coffee and afternoon drinks. As a professional landscape designer, please enjoy my lush garden spaces containing a sumptuously appointed tea house and plenty of other places to relax, entertain and work. My indoor space has the gracious atmosphere of a traditional home complete with original details and all modern amenities.
The spacious private bedroom contains a queen size bed with brand new mattress, luxury linens, duvet, antique Nepalese blankets and a giant dresser and wardrobe for your clothes. There is a small library of books for your reading pleasure. Straw hats are provided for your use in the gardens to protect you from the sun. Fresh flower arrangements will greet you upon your arrival.
The private bathroom, located just outside the private guest bedroom, contains a large man-size tub and shower combination. Two unisex robes, towels, soap, shampoo, bath products are provided.
Other guests are accommodated with brand new, adult-size Japanese floor mattresses in the common living space of the home, including all bedding.
The rest of the top floor contains an open floor plan with living room, dining room with table that seats six, french doors off the dining room open onto a balcony with outdoor seating for two, breakfast nook that seats four (all exclusively for guest use) and fully remodeled kitchen (shared with host). Guests may NOT cook in the kitchen, but may use the refrigerator, microwave, coffee makers, air popcorn machine, dishes, flatware and dishware.
Guests will be provided with high quality, cordless Bose bluetooth speaker for their personal music needs. Back garden contains an environmental, surround-sound speaker system that turns this space into your personal concert hall. Host will show you how to download Sonos application to your laptop or smart phone to access outdoor sound system.
Guest meals can be provided by host as requested prior to stay, all to be arranged by agreement of host (for additional pre-arranged price).
There is off-street parking for two cars in front driveway.
SEE "OTHER NOTES" FOR ADDITIONAL COSTS & RESTRICTIONS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOUR STAY.
***OUTDOOR PARTIES: Host will assist you in all aspects of arranging parties. Guests must pay all costs upfront. Guests must use Host's vendors. Host charges a minimum of $800 (fee may be less based on number of guests attending party) for use of space for a party in addition to caterer and vendor costs.
Enjoy your stay!
Zugang für Gäste
Guests will have exclusive use of the top floor of the home except that upstairs kitchen is shared with host. Guest is welcome to relax in all garden areas, including Moon Garden Courtyard off the kitchen. I live on the bottom floor with my adult son.
Interaktion mit Gästen
You will be given a personal code to enter the front door during your stay (no keys necessary). I will give you a tour of the house and gardens upon your arrival and at your convenience. I am always available by phone or text. I have an intimate knowledge of the area and can provide you with any advice or guidance you may need during your stay.
Weitere wichtige Infos
*Perfect space for outdoor parties. Contact me prior to stay to assist you with any plans. (Additional cost may apply).
*Minimum 2 night stay (I may be flexible on this requirement)
*Every guest after 2nd is an extra $18 a night. Maximum of 6 guests: 2 in queen bed and 4 on adult-size fold-out twin futon mattresses. Guests can use their sleeping bags or I can provide bedding and pillows.
*Noise alert: Garbage and recycling pick up is 7-9 am on Wednesdays (except major holidays) handled by host.
*Gardener comes every Thursday from 8:30-9:15 a.m. (except major holidays)
*Tea House in back garden is closed December thru February.
*Guests are expected to treat our home and neighbors with kindness.
*Please leave everything as you find it.
*Quiet time after 10:30 pm.
*Guest meals may be provided by host for additional cost, if arranged with host prior to stay.
*If dishes or flatware is used: rinse thoroughly and put in dishwasher. If you would like to take food outside, special dishes and flatware must be used. Drinks only in tea house (absolutely no food).
*No parties allowed without prior authorization: Guests must pay all costs associated with the party in advance. I can arrange everything, including catering, according to your request. Separate charge of $800 for use of back garden for parties. Space will accommodate a maximum of 80 guests.
*Please leave everything in its original place.
*Absolutely no smoking inside the house or garden tea house! Smoking allowed on balcony off living space with french doors closed. Two people on balcony at a time only (otherwise can be dangerous) and two chairs provided. Smoking in all outdoor garden spaces; lots of comfortable places to sit and relax in every garden space.
*No use of outdoor stereo system past 8:00 p.m. on week nights and 9:30 p.m. on weekend nights.
*Cable TV usage: HBO, Showtime, Netflix and regular channels are free to guests. Please do not use On Demand features to rent or buy movies.
*Park only in driveway.
And, have a wonderful time!