View of the front of the house - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Bedroom with a window looking out on to the backyard patio. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
2022 remodeled bathroom with radiant floor heating and rain shower. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Living room with large Samsung smart TV - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Full kitchen with gas stovetop, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Relax in your living room and read or watch something from your Netflix account. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Large Samsung TV in the living room with a work desk. Super cozy spot to do work. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Sink area provides plenty of storage. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Waterfall showerhead and handheld shower head - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Make yourself some coffee or cook a full meal in the kitchen. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
In your kitchen you will find a Kenmore gas range and oven, a Whirlpool fridge, Samsung microwave, Cuisinart toaster oven, Cuisinart coffee maker. Also there are new frying pans. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
We made it easier to get your coffee or tea in the morning with a separate station. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
A separate eating nook. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Sofa sleeper set up in living room with a 4" tempurpedic mattress topper (stored in the left sofa) Additional charge for extra guest. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
This is the sofa sleeper in the living room with a 4 inch mattress topper that you will find under the left cushion, just lift up from the end - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
New 'LG thin' washer dryer with a turbo wash function. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Northwest front gate - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
We added a covered deck that you can access directly from your bedroom! Have lunch outside or enjoy a glass of wine. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
The deck has a skylight to bring in some light on those early mornings when the fog is lingering. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
One of the many local grocery stores. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
A photo I took from the Berkeley Hills. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Mt Diablo this winter (2023) doing a marvelous job of pretending it is the Sierras! Photo by Al Donner. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Our beautiful succulents in bloom! - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Succulents in our garden. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Grizzly-Island. Photo by Jesse Cortes. @jessecortesphotography - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
El Cerrito garden. Photo by Julian K - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
The 4-inch mattress topper is located inside the left sofa. This adds incredible comfort and ensures a good night's sleep. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
How to open sofa sleeper. Blue 4" mattress topper is stored inside the left sofa. Comforter and blanket is stored in the other green chairs,  right side lifts up. - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Wisteria walk_michigan and kentucky st. Photo by Katrin Kaukull - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Sunset-at-marina. Photo by Mitchel Rubin - Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley
Classy North Berkeley Cottage
3 Guests · 1 Bedroom · 1 Bathroom · Vacation Home · 600 Sqft
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This is a completely private and separate house. Live independently. Conveniently located 2 blocks from the North Berkeley BART station and right next to the Ohlone bike trail. A 14 minute bike ride to UC Berkeley.

The house is part of a pocket neighborhood, with great neighbors, right in downtown Berkeley. Close to 4th street shops, 10 blocks away. We are close to great local produce markets, including the infamous Monterey Market and Berkeley Bowl.
Newly remodeled bathroom with radiant heat floors.
New deck with access from the bedroom.
New front windows. Beautiful original Original hardwood floors.
New LG washing machine and dryer
Gas oven range
LG mini-split air conditioner

No pets
Suitable for a couple, a visiting professor or exchange student.

I live in the area. I am available by email or phone.

Sleeping Configuration

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Bedroom
1 queen bed
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Living room
1 double bed
This is an IKEA sofa bed bought in 2017. Very comfortable when used with the 4 In. blue mattress topper (stored inside the left portion of the sofa).

What this place offers

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IconHair Dryer
IconLinens Provided
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IconFridge
IconPatio
IconOutdoor furniture
IconHigh Speed Internet
IconLaptop friendly workspace
IconDesk
IconDesk Chair

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Nearby activities

IconKitesurf
IconPier fishing
IconGolf
IconTennis
IconCycling
IconRoller blading
IconWalking
IconBird Watching

Suitability

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No events allowed
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No smoking allowed
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No Parking

Meet The Host

Megan
Owner
Megan
I am American, but grew up in Japan. I used to do localization project management. I now also do database management and data design. I split my time between Sebastopol and Berkeley in California.

My son is in 8th grade now and almost as tall as me, although I'm only 5". :-)

I love yoga. I can't live without good coffee. When I have time to cook, Asian noodle or curry dishes are my favorite.

Some of my favorite music is by Brian Eno, David Bryne and Laura Veirs. I also like Vampire Weekend and Death Cab for Cutie.
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Location

City

Getting around

Bike trails nearby. BART two blocks away.
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Guests
1 guest
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Adults
Over 18 years of age
1
Children
0-17 years of age
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Policies and Rules

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Check In: 4PM - 9PM
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Check Out: 11AM
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No pets
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
Maximum occupancy: 3
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House Rules
Welcome to the Classy North Berkeley Cottage
Please take some time to review this manual. There is a lot of useful information included. We love hearing from our guests, but ask that you check here before reaching out as we’ve tried to assemble a manual carefully curated to answer the questions we typically receive.

Wifi Network: 1270Guest
Wifi Password: WelcomeTo1270
If you have connectivity issues, please turn the router (in living room) off briefly. If you bring your own network converter (USB-C, etc) you can connect directly to the router in the living room using the yellow ethernet cable in the kitchen nook drawer. This will give you the most reliable connection for video meetings (Zoom, Google Meet, Webex etc)
House Rules & Safety
No shoes inside the house during the rainy season.
No pets.
Unfortunately we are unable to host any type of party, day or night.
No loud noise after 10 PM. Please be considerate of the neighbors and especially the residents living in your pocket neighborhood. Also note that when your door is ajar the neighbors across the alley can hear conversations and other sounds easily.
First Aid Kit in bathroom under sink
We have a No Burn Policy: No smoking, no vaping, no incense.
No drugs.
Do not pirate or torrent content.

Trash
Regular trash and recycling receptacles are under the sink, recycling is blue and when full can be emptied into the larger blue bin outside (with the house number on it, 1270). Our 3 waste bins go out on Thursday evenings for a Friday morning collection. Please roll them out to the curb, onto the street.

Neighbors
Please do not disturb the residents living in our pocket neighborhood. The Covid-19 pandemic and its many variants force us to be friendly from a distance. Additionally, please understand that if we get too many complaints from the neighbors about noise, it could shut us down to future short term renting. We feel lucky to have good neighbors.

Amenities
Pillows: If you would like a feather, hypoallergenic, softer or firmer pillow, feel free to check out the pillows in the closet.
LG air conditioner: This unit has many benefits; control humidity, automate the temperature (heating and cooling) for optimum daytime and night time comfort, minimize noise from the outside, filter the air.
Furnace: For additional heating.
Please set both units to 67°F before departure.

Fans: There are 2 fans in the bedroom closet.
Washer & Dryer: Before running the dryer, check to make sure the filter is clean to ensure more efficient drying. The iron and ironing board are located in the laundry room.

Kitchen appliances
We have discovered that the microwave and toaster oven do not like each other and cannot be running at the same time as the fuse gets blown. You can reset the breaker located in the electric panel on the front of the house.

Entertainment
You can access your Netflix and other entertainment accounts via our Samsung or Roku TV.
To switch Netflix accounts on the Roku TV in the bedroom;
1. Open the Netflix channel on Roku. Choose a watch profile if prompted.
2. Go to the settings menu on the left side menu. Select “Get Help” in the left menu.
3. Select Sign Out at the bottom.
4. Confirm your selection by choosing Yes when prompted.
5. Sign back in using your credentials.

DEPARTURE
Please clean or put dishes in the sink. Place trash in appropriate receptacle under the sink.
Please lock the door upon leaving. If you used a key, please return it to the place you found it.

Check-Out Time
We have a strict 11 AM check out time and have a busy calendar. The cleaners arrive promptly unless you have arranged to extend your stay. The hourly rate is $10/hr and must be arranged at least 24 hours prior.

Contact Information
Megan Finaly, Primary Contact
Mobile: 206.335.4584
Email: mfinaly@gmail.com

Pete Anderson, Secondary Contact
Mobile: 415. 517.9709
Email: pete.anderson001@gmail.com

Please do let us know if there is anything we can do better or if there is anything amiss.
Thank you for choosing our cottage and consider booking directly for your next visit!
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Payment Policy
Same as Airbnb
Refundable Damage Deposit
Our cleaning woman takes photos after she has cleaned and we use those photos as proof of the house's condition and property that exists on-site before you check in. We have 10 days after you check out to report any damage to any of the property.
Cancellation Policy
Full refund 14 days prior to booking. No refund otherwise.

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Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley is a Vacation Home located in Berkeley, California, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 3 guests
Classy Berkeley Cottage with Private Deck - Berkeley has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on May 2019

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