- Room Type:Entire House
- Max Guests:2
- Min Stay:2
- Pets Allowed:No
- dining area
- cd player
- satellite / cable
- dvd player
- laundry soap
- clothes dryer
- local restaurant guide
- wireless internet
- linens provided
- iron & board
- alarm clock
- hair dryer
- washing machine
- local maps
- towels provided
- parking on street
- parking off street
- cooking utensils
- coffee maker
- pantry items
- fully fenced property
- deck / patio
- lawn / garden
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- whale watching
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- outlet shopping
- wildlife viewing
- bird watching
- sight seeing
- paddle boating
- gambling casinos
Sweet 1-bedroom 'in-law' cottage, one block from wonderful Solano Avenue with its many restaurants, fantastic shopping, bookstores and movie theaters and easy access to San Francisco, the wine country, freeways and BART.
The cottage has vaulted c …
I stayed at the Rose Cottage for four days while doing some work at UC Berkeley and cannot say enough about this place. This is a perfect place from which one might enjoy Berkeley or the greater Bay Area. Other reviewers have mentioned Solano Avenue and the Gourmet Ghetto, but there are other smaller neighborhoods like Northbrae nearby. I walked to Rivoli's for dinner one night and highly recommend it as well as the other offerings on Solano avenue.
The cottage has a fully-equipped kitchen, excellent bed, and all of the other amenities one might need. There's a beautiful garden just outside the door with a very nice patio area for one's enjoyment. The neighborhood is very safe and there's plentiful parking. It's incredibly quiet in the evenings and the owner provided everything that I needed. Honestly, I can't imagine why one would choose to pay twice the rental fee for a sterile hotel room if Rose Cottage was available. Excellent spot!
I enjoyed 5 comfortable weeks (September 1 to October 7, 2011)
at Rose Cottage while doing research at Berkeley's Math Sciences
Research Institute (MSRI).
The place is very clean and quiet, the furniture is comfortable and
everything was in proper working order.
I had more space than needed (there is enough space for two people) and enjoyed the garden around the cottage. I needed about 15 minutes walk to reach Andronicos (good quality grocery store) on Solano avenue, 20 minutes walk to reach North Berkeley Bart (tube to San Fransisco).
I needed 30 minutes to reach MSRI (Math. institute on the top of the hills)
with my (electric!) bike (choose Shasta Ave. and not Marin!). With a car
this is a 20 minutes ride. Street parking in front of the cottage is easy and plentiful.
Sarah very kindly gave me accurate and useful information on the Bay Area and there were lots of maps and guidebooks in the cottage for my use. She is a thoughtful person and was always ready to help.
We were looking for a place close to family and this absolutely fit the bill. The landlady is very gracious and the cottage is cozy, well kept, and very private and quiet. All around good experience.
We want to thank Sarah that we could stay in her wonderful cottage. The cottage is very cozy with nice furniture and the garde is relaxing. We are especially greatful for Sarah´s kindness in helping us spontaneously to stay one more night although the cottage was already rented to the next tenants. We recommend the cottage because it is in a quiet area in Berkeley, yet it is easy to walk to all the important spots in Berkeley and to the BART station.
Renate and Hans Holzwarth, Germany
The Cottage has all that you could need in a rental property, it is well stocked with kitchen utensils, and all the rooms are just the right size for a single person or a couple. The shops are very close by (including a Safeway) and the BART is a 20 min walk away. Sarah (the owner) is also just right next door and very helpful, especially with providing information and maps for the local area.
Thank you for renting your cosy & beautiful cottage to me. I had a wonderful stay. Thank you for being so helpful.
I recently enjoyed staying at this charming cottage while visiting the Bay area for the weekend to visit my daughter at college. It's in a pleasant neighborhood and San Francisco is just a short drive away across the bridge. Dining and shopping, including a delicious Thai restaurant, are minutes away.I would recommend this to anyone who appreciates comfortable and well-designed accommodations. I'll be looking forward to staying here again on my next trip to San Francisco.
My wife and I recently passed a delightful and relaxing vacation week in this cottage. We found it quiet and secluded yet within easy walking distance of several fine stores and restaurants. Highway access for longer trips to Bay Area destinations such as the wine country, Muir Woods and Sausalito is convenient, and there is ample (and free!) street parking.
Though small, the cottage is bright, cheerful and cleverly laid out, and there are tasteful design touches everywhere. Everything we needed to “get started” is provided, and groceries for both the basics and to satisfy ambitious palates are within walking distance.
The owner is helpful, but unobtrusive. We would definitely stay here on our next visit to the Bay Area!
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