'From the first moment, this place is a charm. Very clean. Quiet and cozy. Two steps down and you'd never know you're in the city and across from a school. Truly an oasis. Plenty of street parking. Great amenities. Felt like home. Would love to return for longer!'~ Sandee, 2017 -   The MINIMALIST - Modern | Zen | Minimum Impact   - Emeryville
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Plenty of hike and bike trails around the San Francisco Bay! Tilden park in Berkeley - less than 15 min drive from us! Marin Mount Tam trails - about 50 min drive; photo: internet -   The MINIMALIST - Modern | Zen | Minimum Impact   - Emeryville
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Overview

Modern and minimalist, our one bedroom Garden Guest Suite, sits on the ground floor of our 1910 California Craftsman.

It's completely private, surrounded by a beautiful greenery with a separate entrance - in the heart of Emeryville /Oakland.
Easy check-in | check-out.

It offers an unique contemporary atmosphere, with the serenity of an urban oasis. Here, functionality meets design in a comfortable, sustainable living setting.
Close to San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland.

FREE Street PARKING!

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Our Guest Suite is a private, comfortable, minimalist 1 bedroom with a plenty of closet space, designed with functionality and minimum impact in mind.

It is a 2-steps down Garden Guest Suite wrapped in lush greenery.
It's a private ground level unit in our 1910 California Craftsman and has a separate entrance.

With its sunken excavation design - it provides both privacy from the street side and maximizes the insulative natural geo-thermo properties. Also, helps with keeping the apartment warm in winter and cool in summer and minimizing its environmental impact.

In addition utilizes hydronic radiant heat floors throughout the apartment.

It has a beautiful small outdoor patio, full kitchen, plenty of unrestricted parking on our street and a FordGo bike station down the street, along with a free shuttle to Bart and to our favorite Berkeley Bowl ( a Natural Healthy Grocery Store - a local institution)

With its clean lines, the space offers an unique contemporary atmosphere with the serenity of an urban oasis. Here, functionality meets design and offers green, sustainable, urban living.

It's an easy commute to downtown San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and moments away from local businesses, 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, Amtrak and numbers of Emeryville local businesses;

~ 10 - 30 min drive to downtown San Francisco ( depending on the traffic) IMPORTANT: Bay Bridge requires one way Toll to the city;

~ 10 -15 min drive to Berkeley and Oakland;

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

With easy FREE street PARKING!

WALK SCORE: 87 very walkable ( out of 100 )
BiKE SCORE: 93( out of 100 )

? We strongly believe in green, sustainable living and that LESS is MORE! ?

OUR GUESTS:?

Perfect for single professionals, business travelers, UC Berkeley students, 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, respectful, quiet, happy and loving folks ONLY, who understand the concept of home sharing - that they are guests in someone’s home and not in a hotel.

?COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES:?

~ heated modern polished cement floor - hydronic radiant heat in every room ( green and allergy, asthma friendly)

~ Stainless steel refrigerator

~ built-in Italian design microwave

~ built-in Italian design oven

~ stainless steel dishwasher

~Wireless Internet

~ 42' LED SAMSUNG TV

~ SONY Blu Ray DVD Player

~ cable TV, premium channels Discovery, Science, HBO, movies, NEWS, etc.

~ Apple TV

~ gas stove

~ well-stocked kitchen, equipped with utensils, glasses, cups, etc.

~ Nesspresso machine

~ cotton linens provided

~ cotton towels provided

~ you may use our WASHER and DRYER ( for stays 6 nights and longer )

~ FREE STREET PARKING

THE APARTMENT:?

The apartment is a private ground floor unit in our beautiful Craftsman house.
Easy check-in and check-out, behind a wooden gate with a flowering patio and lush back garden with a koi fish pond.
The gardens in the back are shared.

Customized Entry code is given prior to arrival. Please communicate your check-in/check-out times.

It has a great outdoor patio with 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.

There is a lovely open to public swimming pool and running tracks right across the street for all the fellow swimmers and joggers out there.


THE HOSTS:?

We are a friendly, quiet and considerate couple - landscape architect and designer ( Nikolay ) and a psychologist ( Albena ). We are both originally from Europe and we've built our dream space for our families and friends when they visit from Europe.
When no one is visiting, we host the world!

We love traveling, art, design, architecture, 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.

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.

?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.

Occasionally, you might encounter ants inside, especially during the winter rainy season. We do not spray poison but rather use organic non-toxic green mint- based ant repellent which is very effective to keep them happy outside.

Cleanliness is our best defense.
Please, do not eat in bed and leave open food containers on counters or the floors.

If you are afraid of animals and if seeing a raccoon, an ant or a spider will affect your stay, we might not be a good fit for you and you might want to consider a different accommodation instead.

Now, off to plant some more milkweed!
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Ground floor garden apartment, access is through a wooden fence to the right of the natural stone staircase.
Easy access with a keyless entry.
Customized Entry code is given prior to your arrival.

It has 2 steps down.

Please communicate your check-in/check out times.

Guests have access to the entire private apartment:

~ 1 bedroom with a comfortable, new queen bed with a luxury mattress; fully equipped kitchen; bathroom; plenty of storage;

~ Flowering garden patio with a small table and two chairs;

~ Free street parking;

~ Washer and Dryer

Communication is crucial!
We are very fast at responding to any questions via Airbnb messaging system!
We are just a text away but we respect each other's time and privacy!
Self-sufficient, kind and friendly guests ONLY!

LOCATION:
Very strategic central location - close to anywhere in the Bay area - Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Wine country ( Napa, Sonoma,etc.).

Emeryville is a local favorite and just across the BAY BRIDGE from San Francisco.

*** Please note: our location is NOT a touristy spot, although we have lovely local bars, cafes and restaurants with a great food within walking distance.

This is a fantastic location to get away from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, yet close enough to reach them within 5-30 min by car.

It's ideal for business travelers since we are super close to all the booming businesses Emeryville has to offer.

Emeryville is rather a local favorite creative place, tech heaven and an artist underground - home to award winning animation studio Pixar, small local businesses ( TubeMogul, Gracenote, LeapFrog, JambaJuice, Tanium,Kodak Gallery, Tethys bio-science, ART, Pete's coffee, Clift bar), authentic food scene ( Public Market, Ike's famous joint, Town house, Summer Summer Thai) and small boutiques ( Bay street shopping plaza)

This location is a good match for you, if you prefer quite, residential and underground culture over being right in the middle of city life, which translates in:

~ easy and FREE parking
~ FREE shuttle that takes you to BART or Berkeley Bowl
~ QUIET residential experience
~ urban OASIS feeling
~ FRIENDLY neighbors
~ LOCAL cafes and bars still in walking distance

Just to align expectations: If you think we are not worthy 5 stars on location, please look into booking somewhere else, where you'd rather be.

NEIGHBORHOOD:
Great, hip, quite and peaceful neighborhood, 2 blocks away form World renowned 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, Berkeley Bowl, Boutiques, Movie theatre, Emery Train station, Shopping plaza, etc.
Very strategic central location - close to highways and anywhere in the Bay area.

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

• 2 bus stops within 2 min walk ? that take you to Bart station within 15 min

• TransBay bus ( Line F ) will take you to the new stunning Salesforce Transition Center in downtown San Francisco - it takes about 20 min via beautiful Bay Bridge; to get to the bus stop is about 10 min walking from us ?

• 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
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• 10 min drive to UCBerkeley or Berkeley downtown; ?

• MOSCONE CENTER in the city - 9 miles away - a short 15-30 min Uber/ lyft ride

• Oakland Convention Center - 2.8 miles away or a 12 min Uber ride, 18 min bike ride

• 10 min drive to Oakland downtown;
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•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 Yosemite; ?

• 3 hours drive to Big Sur; ?

• 6 hours drive to Los Angeles ?


RENTING A CAR:
~ The start up KYTE delivers you one to our house or anywhere in the Bay Area ??

You get a free delivery with code "bay" on www.drivekyte.com

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

• 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.

• Wildlife:

Although we are in an urban environment, we are close to a row of redwood trees and tons of greenery. We've learned to co-exist with raccoons living in the neighborhood. You might encounter them at night when they are active since they are nocturnal animals. They are highly-intelligent and curious wild animals, who are harmless if left alone and don't get bothered. They will go for the water in water features and move along. Please give them some space and they will happily move to the next patch of greenery.

If you think this is something that would affect your stay, please move on and find another listing that suits your needs

• Please note that California has been experiencing a SEVERE DROUGHT 2012-2016 and we ask everyone to be MINDFUL and CONSERVE WATER.
We also installed water efficient toilets and we are in process of building a rain catchment water system.


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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 151 Reviews

Suitability

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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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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 infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
HOUSE RULES: 1. • Check in time: earliest 4 pm • Check-out time: no later than 11 am No exceptions unless communicated and agreed upon ahead of time. A fee up to $100 / hour 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 drops for an additional $30/hr, rounded up to the hour if possible; Please inform us of your request upon booking. Requests made less than 48 hours would not be accommodated due to short notice and not being able to reschedule last minute • 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. Please communicate any changes on your ETA ( estimated time of arrival ). We'd like to try our best to be here and welcome you upon your arrival with respecting each other's valuable time! 2. Thank you for NOT smoking inside! You are welcome to smoke outside on the beautiful patio area! Up to $150 fee may occur for smoking inside. 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! If a guest arrive with more people than on the reservation, guest will be turn away with no refund. For insurance purposes, we confirm reservations with a person’s profile photo only! Profiles with photos of dogs, cats, bridges, etc. will not be confirmed. 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. $100 violation / per day / per extra person after 2 people Not childproof. 7. NO pets! If you bring a pet with you, your reservation will be cancelled with no refund and you agree to pay a cleaning fee of $150 8. NO loud noise after 10pm. 9. 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. 10. Leave the apartment, the way you found it! • please, wash your dishes • pick up after yourself • 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. 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. • DISCLAIMER: For our safety and the safety of others, exterior surveillance cameras are installed outdoors at this property, monitoring outside areas of entry. • 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 or equipment you might owe more than your deposit is worth! **** Please RESPECT our house rules! In the case of significant violation of house rules, the reservation will be immediately terminated, and all fees paid will be forfeited + violation fees enforced! 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 on property or for guests who have violated our house rules and have been asked to leave. Any issues must be communicated with us through the Airbnb platform within 24 hours of check-in, so we have the opportunity to remedy the situation. By clicking on BOOK IT button, you acknowledge that you accept this rules!
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The MINIMALIST - Modern | Zen | Minimum Impact - 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 MINIMALIST - Modern | Zen | Minimum Impact - Emeryville has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on Oct 2021

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