Living room with hydronic- radiant heat polished cement floor - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The kitchen with modern stainless steel appliances and granite countertop. Dishwasher, microwave, oven, induction stove, fully equipped - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Bedroom with a queen bed with a brand new Viscosoft Hybrid Mattress - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Bedroom with a queen bed with a brand new Viscosoft Hybrid Mattress and two big closets - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Work station - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Washer and Dryer - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Living room with polished hydronic, radiant heat cement floor - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Bathroom with Venetian plaster walls, and floating sink cabinet. - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Bathroom - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Bathroom with Venetian plaster walls, and floating sink cabinet. - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Bathroom with Venetian plaster walls, and floating sink cabinet. - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Living room - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The kitchen with modern stainless steel appliances and granite countertop. - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Kitchen with plenty of storage - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
bathroom with modern floating sink cabinet and venetian plaster walls - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Bathroom with Venetian plaster walls, and floating sink cabinet. - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
shower - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Bathroom with Venetian plaster walls, and floating sink cabinet. - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
granite counter top - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Wine rack - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Plenty of storage - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Induction stove - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
work station - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
outside patio and entrance to the apartment - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Emeryville - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Animation Studio Pixar - 10 min beautiful walk from the apartment - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Driving into the city of San Francisco; New Eastern Bay Bridge span. Photo: Gordon Wing - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
New Eastern Bay Bridge span. Photo: Gordon Wing - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
New Eastern Bay Bridge span. Photo: Gordon Wing - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Bike trails - Mount Tam overlooking the city - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Beautiful San Francisco panorama - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Dolores Park in San Francisco. - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Iconic GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE. - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Iconic GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE. - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
San Francisco Skyline - view from Treasure Island. Less than a 10 min drive. You can get here by biking or walking on the new BAY BRIDGE pedestrian trail. - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
BAY BRIDGE at night - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Our garden is a hummingbird, bee and dragonfly friendly. - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Our garden is a hummingbird, bee and dragonfly friendly. - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Crissy field, San Francisco, 40 min drive from here - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Lighting art show on Bay Bridge. - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
America's Cup - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Union Square, San Francisco - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
40-feet art installation at night on Treasure Island, 10 min drive - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
40-feet art installation at night on Treasure Island, 10 min drive - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
40-feet art installation at night on Treasure Island, 10 min drive - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Iconic Golden Gate Bridge - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
San Francisco' staircase - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
BAY BRIDGE - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Bay Bridge - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Golden Gate Bridge - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
San Francisco ballet is a must! - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Crissy field - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Alcatraz - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
San Francisco Marina - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Crissy field - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Crissy field - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Crissy Field - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
Magnificent Golden Gate Bridge at sunset - from Marin Headlands vista point. - The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis   - Emeryville
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Overview

Modern, minimalist and peaceful - feels like an Urban Oasis, our Garden Guest Suite is tucked away in the back of our Craftsman, wrapped in lush gardens, with a koi fish pond. It’s compact and efficient, yet comfortable and beautiful. Great for 1 person / solo traveler. It’s in the heart of Emeryville, close to highways, shops, local restaurants and groceries; 10 - 20 min drive to downtown San Francisco; Berkeley; Oakland; 30 - 50 min drive to SFO and OAK; Napa FREE & EASY street PARKING! ? It’s a modern, minimalist, compact and efficient Garden Guest Suite in the heart of Emeryville. It’s designed with functionality and minimum impact in mind. Close to highways, shops, local restaurants and shops; 15 min drive to downtown San Francisco; Berkeley; Oakland; 40 min drive to San Francisco International Airport; Napa; Silicon Valley With easy FREE street PARKING! WALK SCORE: 80 very walkable BiKE SCORE: 72 ( out of 100) Nikolay and I have been obsessed with transforming small spaces to modern and beautiful sustainable living, implementing green solutions and optimizing every square inch for comfort. We truly believe in Less is More. The sunken excavation provides both privacy from the neighbors and utilizes the natural geo-thermal insulative properties of Mother Earth - keeping the space warm in winter and cool in summer, minimizing its environmental footprint. In addition, it is sporting hydronic heated polished cement floors throughout. Here nature is the focal point, being right at your doorstep. The backyard is a lush green oasis with a koi fish pond and creates the illusion of being emersed into the nature. The space is minimalist and with its clean lines offers an unique contemporary atmosphere with the serenity of an urban oasis. We have tried to design a beautiful, yet comfortable space with minimum impact in mind and good optimization of space. It’s compact, yet efficient. It’s beautiful, yet comfortable. It's an easy commute to downtown San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and moments away from beaches, Emeryville Marina and bay side nature trails. OUR GUESTS ?: Perfect for single professionals, UC Berkeley students, guest professors, visiting families of young professionals who work in Emeryville! It’s perfect for a single professional. Comfortably sleeps 2 people, good for couples! KIND, quiet and loving folks ONLY who understand the concepts of home-sharing and who contribute to the serenity of our home! AMENITIES?: ~heated modern polished cement floor - hydronic radiant heat in every room ~refrigerator with ice maker and water filtering system ~Italian design microwave ~stainless steel dishwasher ~FREE Wireless Internet ~65' SMART LED 3D SAMSUNG TV ~cable TV, premium channels Discovery, Science, HBO, movies, NEWS, etc. ~electric ceramic stove ~fully equipped with utensils, glasses, cups, etc. ~cotton linens provided ~cotton towels provided ~WASHER and DRYER ~FREE STREET PARKING THE APPARTMENT ?: The apartment is on the ground level of our Craftsman. It's tucked away all the way in the back of the house with a separate entrance. Very private and secluded. It feels like a green oasis - very serene and peaceful. It has a great outdoor garden with a koi fish pond, hammock, lemon trees, bougainvillea and flowering plants. It’s on a tree lined residential street. It’s just 2 blocks away from animation Studio PIXAR, walking distance to local bars, shops, restaurants. Very convenient FREE shuttle ( Emery-go-round) to BART ( metro station), shops and Emeryville Marina. ?Note: ? • There is a limited light inside, which forces us to spend more time outdoors in the lush gardens, with a book in the hammock, watching birds bathing and fish playing in the water Lily pond. The tropical gardens with a koi fish pond are just outside your doorstep, serving as your outdoor living room :-) Great for business travelers or visitors who plan to explore the area during the day. If you prefer more light, please look into booking our Stargazer Loft which sits on top of our house, it’s designed as a modern tree house and it’s flooded with natural light. • depending on your provider there is a chance you have limited cell phone reception. Turning wi-fi calling on on your phone takes care of this. Go to settings > cellular > Wi-Fi calling ON THE HOSTS?: We are a friendly, quiet and considerate couple - landscape architect ( Nick ) and a psychologist ( Albena ). We are both originally from Europe and we've built our dream house with extra space for our families and friends when they visit from Europe. When noone is visiting, we love hosting the World ? . We love traveling, plants, outdoors, books and dancing. 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 with amenities please communicate prior to your booking! THE NEIGHBORHOOD ?: Emeryville is just across the BAY BRIDGE from San Francisco. It's centrally located, minutes away from downtown San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland. Hip, modern and peacuful neighborhood, 2 blocks away form Animation Studio Pixar, Bullseye Glass resource Center, Novartis, Bayer. WALKING DISTANCE to great local bars and restaurants, Trader Joe's, Boutiques, Movie theatre, Emery Train station, Shopping plaza, etc. WALK SCORE: 87 very walkable ( our of 100 ) BIKE SCORE: 93 Biker’s paradise ( out of 100 ) THE NEIGHBORHOOD: We are on the border of Oakland/ Emeryville/ Berkeley. It lies in a corridor between the cities of Berkeley and Oakland, extending to the shore of San Francisco Bay. Its proximity to San Francisco, the Bay Bridge, the University of California, Berkeley, and Silicon Valley has been a catalyst for recent economic growth. It is the home to Pixar Animation Studios, Peet's Coffee & Tea, The Center for Investigative Reporting and Clif Bar. In addition, several well known tech and software companies have made their home in Emeryville: LeapFrog, Sendmail, MobiTV, Novartis, Wargaming America, and BigFix. Celebration of arts ? Emeryville is designated by the California Arts Council as one of only 14 cities across the state that serve as premier Cultural Districts, highlighting thriving cultural diversity and unique artistic identities. The Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition serves as a celebration of the city’s thriving collective creativity and an invitation for community members and visitors to experience a sampling of artwork created by Emeryville artists. San Francisco Bay Ferry now offers ferry service to Chase Center in San Francisco for Golden State Warriors home games and select special events and music concerts. It’s our favorite way to go see our favorite artist. LOCATION?: Very strategic central location - close to anywhere in the Bay area. Emeryville is just across the BAY BRIDGE from San Francisco. GETTING AROUND??‍️??‍️??‍️: • free shuttle to Bart ( metro), Marina, Grocery shops, boutiques; • walking distance to ANIMATION STUDIO PIXAR, Bullseye Glass, coffee shops, bars and restaurants; • 10-15 min driving distance to downtown San Francisco; • 30-40 min to San Francisco International Airport • 23 min to OAK Oakland Airport ( 12 miles away ) • 35 min - 60 min to Golden Gate Bridge ( depends on traffic; 26 miles away ) • 40-60 min drive to Silicon Valley; • 40-60 min drive to wine country Napa, Sonoma • 47 min to Muir Woods National Monument ( 26 miles away ) • 60 min to Point Reyes National Seashore ( 38 miles away ) • 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; PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ? : ~FREE SHUTTLE to BART ( metro, subway) ~a 3 min walk to a bus stop RENTING A CAR ? : ~walking distance to several major rental car companies ~ rental car delivered to your door - use Kyte start-up OUR VISION ?: We have tried to design a green, minimalistic, and fully functional space for a comfortable, modern, socially responsible living! Thank you for assisting us in keeping it that way! Easy access. Ground floor through wooden fence to the right of the staircase. Keyless entry. Customized Entry code given prior to arrival. Please communicate your check-in/check out times. We are accessible but respect one's privacy! Great, hip, quite and safe neighborhood, 2 blocks away form Animation Studio Pixar, Novartis, Bayer and just across the beautiful Bay Bridge and San Francisco. Walking distance to great local bars and restaurants, Trader Joe's, Boutiques, Movie theatre, Emery Train station, Shopping plaza, etc. Very strategic central location - close to anywhere in the Bay area. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: •FREE SHUTTLE to BART ( metro, subway), PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS, iconic BERKELEY BOWL ( groceries) • a 3 min walk to a bus stop • zip car location 2 min walk • FordGo Bike station on our street ( 2 min walk ) Pick up a bike and ride into San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville or San Jose We have tried to design a green, minimalistic, and fully functional space for a comfortable, modern, socially responsible living! Thank you for assisting us in keeping it that way! It’s a ground floor with limited light coming in. We look for people who are on business here or exploring the area. The koi fish pond and the lush garden just outside your steps makes up for the limited light.

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Amenities

Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Heating
Full Kitchen
Wifi
Cable TV
Security Cameras
Smoke Detector

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Excellent based on 17 Reviews

Suitability

Not Child friendly
Parking Included
Free street parking
Not Wheelchair Accessible
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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
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Policies and Rules

Check In: Flexible
Check Out: Flexible
No parties or events
No pets
No smoking
House Rules
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
SRICT HOUSE RULES: 1. Please communicate promptly your approximate CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT times, so we can plan our day. We'd like to try our best to be here and welcome you upon your arrival, if we cannot meet you, will provide self check-in instructions. 2. Thank you for NOT smoking inside! You are welcome to smoke outside in the beautiful patio area! 3 .Thank you for respecting your hosts, our neighbors and our property! 4. This is NOT a party house! 5. ZERO tolerance to drug / alcohol abuse! 6. Occupancy - Max occupancy 2 people at all times unless approved otherwise by the hosts! REGISTERED GUESTS ONLY! 7. NO pets! 8. NO loud noise after 9 pm. 9. DO NOT block our neighbors' driveways. DO NOT park in front of their houses. Please, park across the street. Plenty of FREE PARKING THERE with no restrictions. Avoid white curb in front of school between 8am and 4pm; Mon-Fri. 10. For our safety and our guests safety, we have outdoor surveillance in place - pointing towards the garden and points of entry. Any attempt to temper the devices will reflect in immediate cancellation of the reservation with all fees forfeited. 11. We reserved the right to enter our home for maintenance issues if needed, and will notify the guest in advance unless it is an emergency. 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! Please RESPECT house rules! In the case of significant violation of house rules, the reservation will be immediately terminated, and all fees paid will be forfeited! •Thank you for your efforts in keeping our apartment clean and in great shape! •Thank you for your efforts in trying to recycle and compost! Yes, we have a trash, a recycling and a compost bin. • Please note that California is experiencing a SEVERE DROUGHT and asking averyone to be MINDFUL and CONSERVE WATER. We also installed water efficient toilets and we are in process of building a grey water system. California officials approved unprecedented emergency regulations that allow local law enforcement and water agencies to impose $500-a-day fines on residents and commercial water users who waste water. By clicking on BOOK IT button, you acknowledge that you accept this rules!
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The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | 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
The GARDENER - Modern | Minimalist | Urban Oasis - Emeryville has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on Mar 2020

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