The Cottage at Squirrel End is close to San Francisco, Emeryville, Oakland & U.C. Berkeley. Beautifully private; enter through black bamboo & rose garden. Envisioned primarily as a romantic bedroom, the cottage is also equipped for the working traveler. A large bathroom can be opened to the courtyard garden.
Amenities: bar sink, refrigerator, microwave, & wifi. Walking distance: Berkeley Bowl, BART, cafes and beer garden, small produce / grocery market.
The Cottage has a gated entrance pathway through grasses, mature trees and a hedge of wild roses.
A second gate (keyless entry) allows entrance to the continuance of the pathway through an eclectic garden of fruit trees, flower and berry bushes, luxurious black bamboo, artworks by the hosts and more.
Once inside, the eastern views from the large high windows (really good in the morning!) change with the seasons; autumn leaves and burgeoning fruit from the persimmon tree, the riotous golden yellow cascade of Rosa banksia, the starkly beautiful bark of the Dawn Redwood tree in winter; maybe delicate pink apple blossom petals swirling in a spring wind. Always, (it being Squirrel End and all) there are the many entertaining squirrels playing high up in the giant oak tree.
If you are lucky enough to visit on a hot day, take a refreshing shower and then a long soak in the big claw foot tub. The bathroom doors open to the totally private small outdoor patio.
The Cottage is quite self sufficient; cooking / eating, sleeping, working and hanging-out areas are all there, with an outside seating area right out your front door.
Please let us know if you're coming by car. We will arrange to have a parking place available for you in front of the house.
We are available by cell phone - texting is best.
- Please be respectful of our neighbors with small children and observe quiet hours after 10:00pm.
We are a family of artists, designers and builders who have combined our talents to organize this sweet guest house. We are enjoying our new roles as innkeepers, and will do whatever we can to ensure that you have a good stay.