California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
Reading a book in the hammock, surrounded by birds and immersed in nature - our favorite thing to do! - California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
Comfortable brand new queen bed and a large mirrored wardrobe for your clothes - California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
Comfortable new queen bed - California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
Comfortable brand new queen bed and a large mirrored wardrobe for your clothes - California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
Bathroom features - a shower over a bath tub; radiant-heated floors and a chocolate Venetian Plaster - California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
Full kitchen with a gas range  stove and oven and wooden French Doors leading to a big terrace overlooking the koi fish pond and lush greenery - California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
A dreamer is one who can only find his way home by moonlight...
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Living room featuring an elegant Swarovski chandelier; a comfortable chocolate leather reclining couch; radiant heated floors and a Spanish olive Venetian plaster throughout - California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
Smart TV and heated floors throughout just to name a few amenities - California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
Swarovski chandelier brings elegance and serves as a focal point. - California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
Formal dining area - California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
Natural California Gold Stone Staircase; Reclaimed wood elements; Tall wrought-iron gates; Resista German green exterior,  Lush greenery - California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
Enjoy the Koi fish pond an - California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
Lush greenery surrounds the koi fish pond - perfect for relaxation. - California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
Reading a book in the hammock, surrounded by birds and immersed in nature - our favorite thing to do! - California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville
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California Craftsman — Urban Oasis
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Overview

Wander home through the French wrought-iron gates and step back in this turn of the century California Craftsman. Built in 1910 and immaculately maintained by the owners.

Old world charm meets modern sustainable living. Tastefully updated, featuring modern touches - natural stone, salvaged wood elements, Venetian plaster and heated floors, yet designed with minimum impact in mind, preserving the original elements.

Sit by the koi pond, read a book in the hammock and immerse in the serenety of the gardens or sip wine on the terrace, surrounded by greenery and songbirds.
Easy street PARKING!

Our home is a beautiful 107-year-old California Craftsman Bungalow.

It has been tastefully remodeled throughout with preserving, yet enhancing all the original floor plan and elements, bridging past and present.
The design straddles the line between traditional and modern, yet is a tranquil sanctuary with a feeling of an urban oasis.
Imagine being lost in the greenery and the serenity of the palm trees, flowering bougainvillea, lemon trees and being surrounded by hummingbirds.

The house' one of a kind Craftsman facades stands out on our tree-lined / park-like street.

It has a welcoming feel with all the natural materials used and clean design lines. The natural California Gold stone staircase leads you to a covered porch with reclaimed redwood pillars and railings, salvaged from the original house built in 1910. The siding is comprised of natural radiata pine and state-of-the-art German RESYSTA accent panels.

The tall Craftsman French wrought-iron gates are awaiting to welcome you in!

Inside, the entire main floor of the house is a spacious one bedroom Guest Suite with a formal dining room; bay window nook and a large remodeled bathroom with a shower over tub.
Separate, private entrance with a an outdoor seating area.

Brand new hardwood floors throughout with hydronic radiant heating; travertine-like ceramic tile throughout the kitchen and bathroom.

All walls are crafted with custom-made Venetian plaster, complementing the original wainscotting all throughout the dining room.

Elegant Swarovski crystal chandelier suspends from the high ceiling in the living room providing soft ambiance.

65" Samsung 3D Smart TV provides all that you might need in the Entertainment department - motion and voice-activated remote, wireless keyboard and Web browsing. Brand new reclining leather sofa across the room provides a comfortable seating - watching TV or simply relaxing in front of the large electric fireplace.

One big advantage we have is: easy and free street Parking on our tree-lined street.

We are just across from the new Emeryville Center of Community Life ( ECCL ) with community outdoor pool and aquatics programs.

OUR GUESTS:

Perfect for single professionals, business travelers, UC Berkeley visitors, guest professors, visiting families of young professionals who work in Emeryville, San Francisco visitors!
It comfortably sleeps 2 people, great for couples!

Our guests are kind, friendly, self-sufficient, easy - going and lovely folks ONLY who understand the home-sharing ideas and values!

AMENITIES:

~ hardwood bamboo floor - hydronic radiant heat in every room ( green and allergy, asthma friendly)
~ Stainless steel refrigerator
~ Maytag oven
~ FREE Wireless Internet
~ 65' LED 3D SAMSUNG TV
~ electric fireplace with a remote
~ cable TV, premium channels Discovery, Science, HBO, movies, NEWS, etc.
~ Apple TV
~ gas stove
~ well-stocked kitchen, equipped with utensils, glasses, cups, etc.
~ Nespresso machine
~ cotton linens provided
~ cotton towels provided
~ WASHER and DRYER downstairs in the back of the house
~ FREE STREET PARKING

Your HOSTS:

We are a friendly, quiet and considerate couple - landscape architect/designer ( Nikolay ) and a psychologist ( Albena ). We are both born and raised in Europe.
We've built our dream house here in San Francisco Bay!

We love hosting the world in it!

We love traveling, art, design, plants, outdoors, books, dancing and experiencing different cultures.
We are both vegetarians.
This is our home and we love it!

Our prime goal is to try to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Please don't hesitate to address any concerns or questions.
We would be happy to assist if possible.
If you need anything essential to your stay that is NOT on our list of amenities please communicate prior to your booking!

LOCATION:

Very strategic central location - close to anywhere in the Bay area.
Emeryville is just across the BAY BRIDGE from San Francisco.

It's an easy commute to downtown San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and moments away from public transit, Emeryville Marina and bay side nature trails.
It's located in the heart of Emeryville, close to highways, shops, local restaurants, and groceries;

~ walking distance to animation studio Pixar, Novartis, LeapFrog, Stanford Health Care Outpatient Clinic, Bullseye Glass Gallery, Survey Monkey, Imperfect Produce and numbers of Emeryville local businesses;

~ 10 - 25 min drive to downtown San Francisco ( depending on the traffic) IMPORTANT: Bay Bridge requires one way Toll to the city;

~ 10 min drive to Berkeley and Oakland;

~ 40- 50 min drive to San Francisco International Airport; Napa; Silicon Valley

~ FREE SHUTTLE to BART ( Metro ); groceries

With easy FREE street PARKING!

WALK SCORE: 84 very walkable ( out of 100 )
BiKE SCORE: 72 ( out of 100 )

OUR VISION:

• We have tried to design a GREEN, beautiful and fully FUNCTIONAL space for a comfortable, modern, SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE living while preserving all the original floor plan and details!

THANK YOU for assisting us in keeping it that way by:
• conserving energy and resources
• treating your hosts, our neighbors and our property with respect

Access to:

~ 1 bedroom with a brand new luxury queen mattress
*** NOTE: stairs involved

~ full kitchen with gas range
*** NOTE: NO dishwasher

~ newly remodeled bathroom with a shower and a tub

~ formal dining room with wooden dining table and chairs

~ living room with 65" Samsung 3D Smart TV;

~ Apple TV

~ front porch with seating area

~ laundry room downstairs in the back of the house

~ NO ACCESS to back terrace deck, off the kitchen
PLEASE, do not open the French doors leading to it.

THANK YOU!

Communication is crucial to us.
We promptly respond to any questions via Airbnb messaging system!
We expect prompt communication from our guests, as well.
We are just a text away and we respect each other's time and privacy!

Self-sufficient, respectful, KIND and friendly guests ONLY!

Emeryville is just across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco - minutes from SF downtown, Berkeley and Oakland. Pixar, local businesses, cafes, restaurants, public transit, Emeryville Marina and bayside nature trails are just a short walk/drive away.

Moscone Center and downtown San Francisco is about 20 min drive.

GETTING AROUND:

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

•FREE SHUTTLE to Bart ( metro), PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS, Emeryville Marina, Grocery shops, boutiques; emery-go-round HOLLIS LINE
~ 3 min walk down the block

• bus stop 2 min walk up the block

• walking distance to ANIMATION STUDIO PIXAR, coffee shops, bars and restaurants;

• FordGo Bike station on our street
Pick up a bike and ride into San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville or San Jose

• 10 min drive to UCBerkeley or Berkeley downtown;

• 10 min drive to Oakland downtown;

•10-30 min driving distance to downtown San Francisco, depending on traffic;

• 40 - 60 min to San Francisco International Airport

• 40 - 60 min drive to Silicon Valley;

• 40 - 60 min drive to wine country Napa, Sonoma

• 4 hours drive to beautiful lake Tahoe ( skiing in the winter, swimming in the summer);

• 4 hours drive to Yosemitte;

• 3 hours drive to Big Sur;

• 6 hours drive to Los Angeles

• 10 hours drive to Las Vegas

RENTING A CAR:
~walking distance to several major rental car companies
~zipcar location down the street ( zipcar is a car-share start-up; if you need a car per hour or per a day - low driving rates
(from $8.25/hr and $89/day)

TAXI ALTERNATIVES, we recommend:
~ LYFT
~ UBER
~ GETAROUND

GROCERIES delivered in an hour to your door:
~ try instacart app ( we highly recommend it)
first delivery is free

This is the house' main floor.

There are people living downstairs.

We look for quiet and respectful guests to share our home with.

Please be considerate when you walk or watch TV.
No loud noise, please.

You may experience no cell phone coverage inside the apartment depending on your cellphone network.

You can turn wi-fi calling on your mobile device, in order to make phone calls.
Works great. ( just go to settings > wi-fi calling ON )

Or,
You might want to step outside on the beautiful patio in order to make your phone calls.



THANK YOU!

FP.

Amenities

Clothes Dryer
Heating
Smoke Detector

Shared spaces

Shared Hottub
Shared spaces:

Reviews (43)

Excellent based on 43 Reviews

Suitability

Not Child friendly
No Parking
Not Wheelchair Accessible

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Albena
Owner
Hi! We are Albena and Nikolay!

We are kind, friendly, considerate, mature, reliable and easy-going.

We are both vegetarians and world travelers.

We are interested in social justice, sustainability, design, art, music.
We share a great love for all people, animals, and our planet.

We were both born and raised in Europe and currently, we've made beautiful San Francisco Bay Area home.
Albena also has lived in Sofia, Bulgaria; Osnabrück, Germany; Berlin, Germany and Thessaloniki, Greece.

Nikolay is a musician, landscape architect, designer and a small business owner.

We are both friendly, respectful couple, who love to travel and explore different places and cultures!

We have designed and built this space for our family and friends visiting from Europe.
Sometimes our family visits for 6 months out of the year, the rest of the time - we enjoy hosting the world!

Happy traveling!
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Email:Click to show albena@gmail.com
Speaks:English , Bulgarian
Accepts:
Response rate:100%
Response time:within a few hours

Policies and Rules

Check In: Flexible
Check Out: Flexible
No parties or events
No pets
No smoking
House Rules
Not suitable for children and infantsNo smokingNo petsNo parties or eventsHOUSE RULES:

1. Check in time: earliest 4 pm
Check-out time: no later than 11 am

No exceptions unless communicated and agreed on ahead of time.

A fee up to $100 may occur due to rescheduling our cleaning crew and not able to turn around our place for the next guest coming.
Our cleaning crew is scheduled for 11:15 am after check-out.

We are happy to consider requests for early/late check-in/out times and/or bag drop offs ( if possible ) for an additional $25/hr, rounded up to the hour. Please inform us of your request upon booking. It’s not guaranteed. It’s possible only if we don’t have back to back reservations that very same day.


• Please communicate with us your check in and check out times, so we can try our best to be available to greet you and plan our day.


2. NO shoes policy. We provide slippers. THANK YOU!!!

3. Thank you for NOT smoking inside!
You are welcome to smoke outside in the beautiful patio area!

* Up to $150 fee may occur for smoking inside and paying a company to get rid of it.

4. Thank you for respecting your hosts, our neighbors and our property!

5. This is NOT a party house!

NO PARTIES!
Parties / gatherings will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
If a party/ gathering/ get together, etc. takes place, you agree to pay $2,500 for negligence and rule violation.

6. ZERO tolerance to drug / alcohol abuse!

7. Occupancy - Max occupancy 2 people at all times unless approved otherwise by the hosts.

REGISTERED GUESTS ONLY!

For any additional visitors not on the reservation found on the property, you agree to pay $150 per person per day. (Unless authorized by us in writing.)

For insurance purposes, we must obtain the first and last names of each guest, prior to your arrival.

Unless previously approved by us, no additional guests or visitors are allowed.

NOT childproof.
Adults only accommodation.

8. NO pets!
$500 if you violate this rule and bring a pet.

9. NO loud noise after 10pm.
Quiet hours 8 am - 10pm

10. DO NOT block our neighbors' driveways.
DO NOT park in front of their houses.

Please, park in front of our house or across the street.
Plenty of FREE PARKING THERE with no restrictions. Avoid white curb in front of the school from 8am -4pm; Mon-Fri

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11. At CHECK-OUT, before 11am:
Leave the apartment, the way you've found it!

• please, wash your dishes
• empty trash, recycling, etc.
• remove perishables from the fridge

IMPORTANT: Excessive deep cleaning fee of up to $150 may occur if you leave the place with stains, messy and dirty beyond a reasonable wear and tear.


• DISCLAIMER: For your safety and the safety of others, exterior surveillance cameras are installed outdoors at this property.

• AIRBNB DEPOSIT Policy ADVISORY:
Your deposit is refundable in full unless there is a case of a damaged property!
In such case, we reserved the right to communicate to you and airbnb our loses and your deposit might be partially or fully claimed!

In rare incidents of severely damaged property including but not limited to an artwork you might owe more than your deposit is worth!

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We ask our guests to RESPECTour house rules!
In the case of violation of house rules, the reservation will be immediately terminated, and all fees paid will be forfeited!

We will not provide a refund for guests who do not read and understand the instructions that are provided to them before they book.
No refunds for nights spend or for guests who have violated house rules and have been asked to leave.

By clicking on BOOK IT button, you acknowledge that you accept this rules!
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California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville is a Vacation Home located in Emeryville, California, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 2 guests
California Craftsman — Urban Oasis - Emeryville has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on Mar 2020

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