Enjoy a delightful home away from home in Berkeley.

Welcome to Berkeley, home of the University of California and the birthplace of the famed California cuisine. Berkeley boasts world-renowned restaurants, historic architecture, storied bookstores, and innovative shopping, making your stay in Berkeley a uniquely captivating experience.

Our guest lodgings, the Bonita Studio and the Garden Suite, are located in quiet residential neighborhoods just blocks from the shops and restaurants for which Berkeley is famous. A short walk to Chez Panisse restaurant and cafe, we are also under a mile from the University of California campus. Set in tranquil private gardens, our guest lodgings are thoughtfully appointed. All accommodations are non-smoking and pet-free.

We serve private, business, corporate, and university guests. Whether visiting Berkeley for business or pleasure, your comfort is always our goal.


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I really appreciate the many neighbourhoods of Berkeley. There is still the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker. And it has the University of California, which is the greatest gift, to my mind, to be close to it. It keeps the place alive.

— Alice Waters, Chez Panisse

HOW TO GET HERE 

FROM SFO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Take Highway 101 towards downtown San Francisco and Highway 80. Follow the signs to the Bay Bridge. Cross the Bay Bridge (toll-free direction) and stay on Highway 80 towards Berkeley. Exit at the University Avenue exit. Stay to the right on this exit and take the Frontage Road.

For the Bonita Studio, follow the Frontage Road to Cedar Street (about 3 blocks) and turn right. Travel up Cedar about 1.7 miles to Bonita Avenue and turn left.

For the Garden Suite, follow the Frontage Road to Cedar Street, turning right on Cedar Street and then traveling up Cedar about 1.4 miles before turning left on Edith Street.

(House number will be provided once your booking is confirmed.)

FROM OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Follow signs to Highway 880. Take 880 north towards downtown Oakland and Berkeley/Sacramento. Highway 880 turns into Highway 80 heading towards Berkeley. Exit at the University Avenue exit. On this exit you will have two immediate choices, either University Avenue or the Frontage Road. Take the Frontage Road.

For the Bonita Studio, take the Frontage Road to Cedar Street and turn right. Travel up Cedar about 1.7 miles to Bonita Avenue and turn left. 

For the Garden Suite, take the Frontage Road to Cedar Street and turn right. Travel up Cedar about 1.4 miles before turning left on Edith Street. 

(House number will be provided once your booking is confirmed.)

GETTING AROUND

If you don't have a car during your time in Berkeley, you'll find the bus system reliable and the cross-bay BART system excellent. Bicycles are a good way to get around too -- Berkeley is the safest California city of over 60,000 for both cycling and walking. For the occasional use of a car, car sharing is a good option.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

PAYMENT: Personal checks, bank drafts, and cash are accepted (no credit cards). Rates are based on double occupancy. Each additional person is charged a fee of $50 per night. Bookings over holidays may be surcharged by 10% - 15%, depending upon your length of stay. We require a booking deposit to confirm your reservation; the amount will be determined based on the total fee to be charged for your stay.

CLEANING FEE: This is a one-time charge of $80 - $125, depending on the length of your stay.

REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT: We require a separate refundable security deposit for all properties. The amount shall be determined on an individual basis. This security deposit is used for any damage (unintentional or otherwise) to the property or its contents. We will also apply the deposit in cases where excessive post-departure cleaning is required, where there is evidence of smoking or other lingering penetrating odors, or in the case of lost keys or occupancy beyond the agreed number of people. The security deposit will be returned shortly after departure less any charges, if applicable.

SUPPLIES: Each unit is initially supplied with various paper products, bath and kitchen soap and basic kitchen condiments. We do not re-stock these supplies during your stay.

MINIMUM STAY: One week. For longer stays, please contact us for a quote. 

CANCELLATION POLICY: When a cancellation is received more than 45 days before a scheduled arrival, the booking deposit will be refunded less a $150 cancellation fee. If a cancellation is received in under 45 days before a scheduled arrival, the entire booking deposit will be forfeited. A credit on a forfeited booking deposit will be given for future stays within one year, based upon availability. No refunds or fee adjustments may be made after arrival. Rates and terms are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to terminate any rental agreement with immediate effect where our rules, terms and conditions have not been respected.

OTHER: We do not serve breakfast, and we are not a B&B. Please note that we occasionally have additional properties available for short-term lodging.