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Peaceful Retreat - South Berkeley BART

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A beautiful, large, tranquil Victorian home and retreat-like setting in the South Berkeley area, only 2 blocks from Ashby BART. Architecturally colorful and unique, very conveniently located near cafes, restaurants, bakeries, and the celebrated Berkeley Bowl grocery!

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NOTE: Please read the ENTIRE listing description and house rules before requesting to stay... Reading about the room and a host's house rules before booking is required by Airbnb and greatly improves the chances of you knowing what your'e booking.


This charming Old Lady, a century old Victorian Home, has a colorful interior and is truly a house with character and soul. It is an artistically colorful and inspiring refuge and place to find rejuvenation for your soul. I have a few guest rooms in the house, so to see other listings, click on my photo or name to go to my profile and see the others.


All rooms are single occupancy only to help preserve the quiet environment.


THE HOUSE AND THE LOCATION:
This house is very conveniently located near the Berkeley-Oakland border 2 blocks from the South Berkeley (Ashby) BART station, the local subway. This allows you to travel to most any San Francisco Bay Area destination without a car. You can quickly arrive to downtown San Francisco within 30-45 minutes by BART.

Within walking distance of 5 blocks, you can find: several ethnic restaurants (African and Mexican come to mind), 2 cafes, 2 bakeries, La Pena Latin American cultural center, Starry Plough Irish Pub, a low-fee acupuncture clinic, and Berkeley Bowl grocery store, with its celebrated enormous offering of fresh produce. There is a weekly farmer's market just a few blocks away.
Walk a little farther north, and within 30 minutes or 1 mile you will come to downtown Berkeley, and the University of California at Berkeley, movie theatres and many shops, restaurants, and other attractions such as bookstores, comics/games stores. (Downtown Berkeley is also just one BART stop away.) By walking East, you come to the attractive Elmwood avenue shopping area within ¾ mile, and its shops, restaurants (Indian and Mediterranean among them), movie theatre and bookstore. THe Walkscore rating for my house location is 88 out of a possible 100 for walkability: any higher a rating and you would likely have trouble finding parking. Speaking of parking: there is plenty of 2 hr parking on my street -- Monday thru Friday, 8am to 6pm, there is a 2 hr limit -- but you can find smaller areas of unrestricted parking on my street and nearby.

THE ROOM:
The Peaceful Retreat room is a large, spacious room on the ground floor of the house, about 12 by 18 ft in size. It has a full size bed, nightstand, dresser, wardrobe, table and chair, and plenty of bookshelf space in a built in bookshelf on the east wall. It has a colorful wall hanging of a meditating person with chakras shown. THe room does not get much natural sunlight -- it has 2 south facing windows, but there is another large house to the south so the sun doesn't penetrate the whole room. On this floor there is a full kitchen, shower room, and toilet room, as well as the laundry facilities for the whole house. You would be sharing common areas with 2 other guests. The ground floor is a bit "funky" in layout with some odd angles and exposed heating ducts and plumbing, as well as "jigsaw" look to the ceiling, worked around the many plumbing pipes, so if you want something more classical, look at my other rooms. Also keep in mind that the floor on which this room is located is a converted basement, so common areas tend to be dark, and are difficult to keep free of cobwebs due to the exposed heating ducts and crevices. So if this would make you uncomfortable, please consider a room on the floor above which is a more standard Victorian house setting. All that said, the ground floor also has many colorful accents, such as orange walls, fairy lights, salt lamp, and Mexican folk art from Oaxaca, Michoacan, and Guerrero.

There is a bedroom above the Peaceful Retreat room, so you would hear someone moving around upstairs. ALso you would be adjacent to 2 guest rooms on the ground floor.

THere are other rooms available in my house as well.


See the different rooms potentially available in the photos.


You will share the kitchen and bathrooms (bathroom on your floor and other bathrooms upstairs) with 3 or 4 others. There are no restrictions on what you may cook here. There is wifi and laundry available on site.

ARCHITECTURE:
Architecturally, this is a colorful and playful house, where you won’t find white or “off white” rooms. The rooms have ten foot high ceilings and attractive moulding. All the original redwood moulding and redwood panel doors remain. The spacious kitchen is orange with a blue countertop and green tile floor, featuring an antique Wedgewood stove. For those staying 4 weeks or less, there are basic staples for you to use for your cooking. (For those staying longer, please purchase your own kitchen staples). In the kitchen I have also placed free maps which will help direct you to local shops and attractions.


BACKYARD:
Also feel free to enjoy the backyard garden, perhaps visiting the rabbits, or sitting by the pond with running water.


CLEANING:
The common areas of the house are professionally cleaned once a month, and I clean these areas once a week. Apart from this, guests are required to clean up after themselves when using common areas (see house rules for more info).


PARKING:
street parking is available, mostly limited to 2 hrs on weekdays, but there are unrestricted parking areas also within 1-2 blocks.

BICYCLE:
I have a bicycle available for guest use with the payment of an additional security deposit to cover its potential loss.

HOUSE RULES:
Please read house rules below before booking a reservation, to make sure you will be comfortable with the setting. I ask that prospective guests fill out a complete profile including photo, as well as verified email and phone number.

AREA SAFETY:
Prospective guests often ask about area safety. Guests have said they felt safe in the area. Residents of my neighborhood include many families with children. It's a quiet street. Apart from stating such facts, I cannot answer general questions about "how safe" the area is, or "will I be safe doing X", any more than I could answer a question about how likely you are to get hit by a car when walking around my neighborhood. Safety is both subjective and relative, and is also dependent upon use of common sense, such as being observant of one's surroundings, and not walking down the street while talking on the phone and advertising one's expensive electronics. Robberies do occur around the Ashby BART area, and throughout Oakland and Berkeley. No area is completely safe.

EXTRAS: As I am an Horary Astrologer, please inquire if you would be interested in me doing an Horary Astrological Chart interpretation for a question that you may have. For some questions I will charge a nominal fee of $20 per reading, and for other types of questions I may offer you a free chart interpretation.

This house has been a community house of one kind or another for over 40 years, and I have over 15 years experience in renting rooms in my house and learning how to create a tranquil environment for others to enjoy. It's a large house, and you won't feel crowded here: it's a great place to stay if you like your privacy and enjoy your independence.

I welcome you to come enjoy a tranquil retreat from the workaday world and rekindle your sense of delight and enchantment!


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2 bathrooms, full use of the kitchen, full use of laundry facilities for those staying 3 days or more, use of backyard. Use of Meditation Room if it is not occupied by a guest staying in that room.
A beautiful, large, tranquil Victorian home and retreat-like setting in the South Berkeley area, only 2 blocks from Ashby BART. Architecturally colorful and unique, very conveniently located near cafes, restaurants, bakeries, and the celebrated Berkeley Bowl grocery!

Stedet
NOTE: Please read the ENTIRE listing description and house rules before requesting to stay... Reading about the room and a host's house rules before booking is required by Airbnb and greatly improves the chances of you knowing what your'e booking.


This charming Old Lady, a century old Victorian Home, has a colorful interior and is truly a house with character and soul. It is an artistically colorful and inspiring refuge and place to find rejuvenation for your soul. I have a few guest rooms in the house, so to see other listings, click on my photo or name to go to my profile and see the others.


All rooms are single occupancy only to help preserve the quiet environment.


THE HOUSE AND THE LOCATION:
This house is very conveniently located near the Berkeley-Oakland border 2 blocks from the South Berkeley (Ashby) BART station, the local subway. This allows you to travel to most any San…

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The immediate area is a one-block long very quiet residential neighborhood of mostly single family homes, but we are also one block away from a main street which has several cafes and restaurants, and we are walking distance from downtown Berkeley and the UC Campus.

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Aquatic Park
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Tilden Regional Park
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I have a passionate interest in cultivating the life of the soul of the human psyche. In the past I worked as a counselor and led a dream group. For many years, I have studied mythology and Jungian psychology, and practiced Active Imagination and dreamwork. I use Tarot as a tool for spiritual/soul growth as well as the Divinatory Arts, and I study and practice Horary Astrology. Since I am a practicing Horary Astrologer, please inquire if you would be interested in me doing an Horary Astrological Chart interpretation for a question that you may have. You can find me by looking for "Green Planet Astrology". I enjoy Early Music and Sacred vocal music, and am an avid yoga practitioner. I also spend time taking long walks in the many Bay Area parks we are so fortunate to have available here. I also love creating beautiful spaces, and having an opportunity to do so creatively is one of my favorite types of projects to undertake in my professional life in home design. I've spent a lot of time making a more beautiful and inspiring space out of my own home, and I feel grateful to be able to make this space available to others! I am an introvert, a visual artist, writer and book lover and also spend a great deal of my free time either browsing bookstores, or at home engaged in the enchanting world of a good story or compelling mystery book, doing pen sketches and small watercolor or acrylic paintings, or working on the mystery novel I"m writing. I love that the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the richest spiritual centers in the world, with a marvelous diversity of teachings, retreat centers and workshops available here. We are extremely fortunate in this regard. In my own spiritual path, the role of Imagination and Creativity are very important, and the type of Meditation I practice is music/devotional meditation rather than Vipassana, though I do attend Buddhist retreats and workshops from time to time.
I have a passionate interest in cultivating the life of the soul of the human psyche. In the past I worked as a counselor and led a dream group. For many years, I have studied myth…
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I like to talk with guests when they arrive, but I am a pretty private person as well as someone needing large blocks of private time for creative projects, so after I get home from work I tend to spend time alone. I also am out a lot on weekends. I tend to chat with guests when I them around...if you like interacting with others, there is always more than one guest at the house and you are likely to be able to get to know other people from around the world.
I like to talk with guests when they arrive, but I am a pretty private person as well as someone needing large blocks of private time for creative projects, so after I get home fro…
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