“This place is amazing! The whole front wall is sliding doors that open to the most beautiful tranquil garden with Pond and waterfall, palm trees. The home was beautifully Appointed with every comfort you could imagine; I was in heaven!” -Susan, 2019 - The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
It’s tiny Guest studio with a double Murphy bed. - The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
Our guest today is feeling lucky with this gorgeous peony bouquet! - The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
Dream big in a tiny house! - The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
“The Lily Pad is amazing, living here for a few months was peaceful and really a whole new world. I’d sit in the hammock, read a book and have a glass of wine, it was so relaxing.Thank you for making me feel I am home.” - Lucy, Nov 2019 - The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
A poem is just waiting to be written here... - The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
When Murphy bed is up, you can enjoy the comfortable sofa. - The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
Just pull the first drawer and voila - you have a small side table or a bed side table. - The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
With floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, the bright and airy studio welcomes plenty of warm, natural light throughout the day. - The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
To protect the koi fish from the raccoons, we have installed a low voltage electric fence at night ( from 7 pm - 7 am )
Keep out! ⚡️ - The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis  - Emeryville
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis
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Dream big in a tiny house!
Modern tiny living with a minimum impact in mind. Experience our Garden Studio - tucked away in the back of our 1910 Craftsman.
A gorgeous tiny studio hidden in a lush garden, overlooking a koi fish Lilly pond, surrounded by flowers.

A hidden gem in the heart of Emeryville, close to highways, shops, local restaurants; 10 - 20 min drive to downtown San Francisco; Berkeley; Oakland; 40 - 60 min drive to San Francisco International Airport; Napa;
FREE street PARKING!

? It’s a hidden little gem tucked away in the backyard of our 1910 Craftsman.

Get lost in the greenery and experience our brand new TINY Modern and Minimalist Garden Guest Studio with a comfortable double Murphy bed converting into a sofa.

It’s tucked away, surrounded by flowers, overlooking a koi fish Lily pond and a lush greenery. ?

We have been obsessed with sustainable tiny living and minimizing our carbon footprint for quite some time and finally, we are happy to present our first tiny studio design - The Lily Pad.

The Lily Pad Studio is here and although tiny, is big on attitude! ??

The space is modern and minimalist - sporting clean design lines, hydronic heated floors, Venetian Plaster, comfortable, functional setting, beautiful custom touches and our love for open, modern and sustainable living. ?

With its floor-to ceiling glass walls, it blurs the indoor and outdoor and creates an unique contemporary atmosphere with the serenity of an urban oasis. ?

Great for writers and artists!
The perfect solo escape for people who love the minimalist lifestyle!
A writing or artist retreat!

Here functionality meets design with minimum impact in mind and we have implemented several green solutions throughout the build and design process - hydronic radiant heat, reclaimed wood and materials, eco-insulation, reclaimed glass windows and doors, etc. ?

It’s a tiny, minimalist space meant to make one reconnect with nature - just watch the birds bathing or the fish playing with the light reflections in the water. ?

It’s perfect for artists, writers, business travelers and people who love to have Morher Nature at their door step and get put to sleep by the sound of the water just outside your windows. ?

It’s located in the heart of Emeryville, bordering Oakland - just across San Francisco, off Bay Bridge.

It’s 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)

It's an easy commute to downtown San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and moments away from local cafes, bars, restaurants, Emeryville Marina and bay side nature trails.
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OUR GUESTS:

• Looking for people who would LOVE to experience TINY minimalist living and travel with a minimum carbon footprint in mind.

• Looking for people who love nature at their doorstep and appreciate the serenity and contribute to the serene enviorement we tried to create and envision for our guests.

• Looking for respectful, quiet, clean and organized guests

• Our guests are KIND, easy-going and loving folks ONLY who contribute to the peaceful oasis we have tried to create and put so much work and love into it!

Perfect for single professionals, artists, writers, single travelers, UC Berkeley students, guest professors, visiting families of young professionals who work in Emeryville!

It comfortably sleeps 1 person. It’s the perfect solo escape and an unique experience!
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COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES: ?

~heated floors throughout - hydronic radiant heat controlled by a Smart Nest thermostat ( green and allergy, asthma friendly)

~Small refrigerator

~microwave

~mini oven with a toaster combo

~Nespresso Machine

~FREE Wireless Internet

~SMART 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

~May use our WASHER and DRYER ( available for stays 6 days and longer )

~FREE STREET PARKING

THE APPARTMENT:?

The apartment is on the ground level of our Craftsman house.
It's nestled all the way in the back of the house, hidden in the greenery with a separate entrance.

The sunken excavation provides both privacy from the neighbors, insulative properties to keep the space warm in winter and cool in summer and creates the illusion of being emersed into the nature.

Very private and secluded.

It feels like a green oasis - serene and peaceful.

It has a great shared outdoor garden with koi fish pond, lemon trees, bougainvillea, flowering plants on a very quiet street, 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.

Great for artists, writers, business travelers or visitors who love nature and plan to explore the area during the day.
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THE HOSTS: ?

We are a friendly, quiet and considerate couple - landscape architect and a musician ( Nick ) and a psychologist ( Albena ).
We are both originally from Europe and we've built our dream apartment for our families and friends when they visit from Europe.

We love Art, design, architecture, music, 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!

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OUR VISION:?

• We have tried to design a GREEN, MINIMALISTIC, and fully FUNCTIONAL space for a comfortable, modern, SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE living and peaceful co-existence with all humans and animals!

THANK YOU for assisting us in keeping it that way by:

• conserving energy and resources
• treating your hosts, our neighbors and our home with respect!

?Yes, we are Certified Natural Wildlife Habitat!?

Outside, you may encounter butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, raccoons, possums, neighborhood cats, wild turkeys strolling down the street - all part of our eco-system.
If you are afraid of animals and this will affect your stay, we understand if you might consider a different accommodation or a hotel room instead.

Now, off to plant some more milkweed!?

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 safe neighborhood, 2 blocks away form Animation Studio Pixar, Novartis, Bayer.

WALKING DISTANCE to great local bars and restaurants, Trader Joe's, Boutiques, Movie theatre, Emery Train station, Shopping plaza, etc.
WALK SCORE: 80 very walkable
BIKE SCORE: 90

We have Ford bike station just down the street. ? ? ?

(How Walk Score Works
Walk Score helps you find a walkable place to live.
Walk Score is a number between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability of any address.
Walk Score Bike Score
90–100Walker’s Paradise
Daily errands do not require a car
70–89Very Walkable
Most errands can be accomplished on foot.)
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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, coffee shops, bars and restaurants;
• 10-15 min driving distance to downtown San Francisco;
• 30-40 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;

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:?

~FREE SHUTTLE to BART ( metro, subway)
~a 3 min walk to a bus stop
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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)

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!
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Easy access.

•Ground floor through wooden fence to the right of the staircase all the way to the back of the house.
• Lock box with a key inside.
• Customized Lock box code given prior to arrival.
• Please communicate your check-in/check out times.

We are just a text away and accessible but respect each other’s time and privacy!

Hours: between 9 am - 8 pm.

If an issue arise, we would try to take care of it right away in the best possible way.
Please be kind and give us an opportunity to fix it.

Residential, quiet and peaceful 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, iconic Berkeley Bowl, Boutiques, Movie theatre, Emery Train Amtrak 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 stops

• TransBay Bus F is about 7-10 min walk and take to San Francisco downtown Salesforce tower in less than 20 min. ?

• FordGo Bike station on our street ( 2 min walk )
Pick up a bike and ride into San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville or San Jose
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?We have tried to design a green, minimalistic, and fully functional space for a comfortable, modern, minimalist and socially responsible living! ?

Thank you for assisting us in keeping it that way!
Please conserve resources and turn off lights and Nest thermostat when not in use.

It’s a ground floor TINY Guest Studio with Murphy bed.
We look for people who are friendly, kind, independent travelers and easy-going, on business here or exploring the area.

The koi fish pond and the lush garden just outside your steps are your living room.
Enjoy!

What this place offers

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IconHair Dryer
IconLinens Provided
IconTowels Provided
IconOven
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IconTerrace
IconPatio
IconHigh Speed Internet
IconLaptop friendly workspace
IconSmart TV
IconSecurity Cameras

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Suitability

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No events allowed
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No smoking allowed
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Parking Included
Free street parking

Meet The Host

Albena
Owner
Albena
We are friendly, kind and easy-going hosts who love sharing our home with the world!
IconMember since: September 2019
IconSpeaks: English , Bulgarian
IconResponse rate: 100%
IconResponse time: within a few hours

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Maximum occupancy: 1
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 time, so we can plan our day. We'd like to try our best to be here and welcome you upon your arrival. 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 1 person at all times unless approved otherwise by the hosts! REGISTERED GUESTS ONLY! Occupancy - Max occupancy 1 person 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. 7. NO pets! $500 penalty fee, if you bring a pet. 8. NO loud noise after 10pm. Quiet hours: 8 am - 10pm 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 the school between 8 am - 4 pm, Mon -Fri. 10. For our safety and our guests safety, we have outdoor surveillance in place - pointing towards the outside points of entry. 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. 12. We are on a special sewer that requires special toilet paper that we provide. NOTHING else BUT TOILET PAPER goes into the toilet. PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH any wipes, feminine products, or objects into the pipes. If you do, the toilet will back up and shower will back up and you’ll be charged $500 for negligence. 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! We ask our guests to RESPECT our house rules! In the case of 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 beautiful apartment clean and beautiful! •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 Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis - Emeryville is a Vacation Home located in Emeryville, California, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 1 guest
The Lily Pad | Tiny Living | Urban Oasis - Emeryville has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on Oct 2021

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