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Cozy Grand Lake Studio
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Entire guest suite · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Cozy Grand Lake StudioLocated in a lovely residential neighborhood, this cozy, well appointed studio is .7 miles from beautiful Lake Merritt. The Lakeshore shopping district (Trader Joes, specialty shops and restaurants) is a short walk. COVID UPDATE: The majority of restaurants in the neighborhood have reinstated indoor dining, while keeping the outdoor dining option available. The Grand Lake Theater has reopened and BART and Ferry service are increasing hours. If you plan to work remotely, the WiFi is strong.

A Merriewood Retreat:   A Gentle, Tranquil Getaway
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Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 private bath

A Merriewood Retreat: A Gentle, Tranquil GetawayThe Merriewood Retreat is a detached sanctuary nestled behind a home in a beautiful, natural garden setting with a multi-tiered patio and private seating areas. Ideal for work and quiet conversations. It's truly one of a kind, a gem! FREE WIFI NO TV NO SMOKING Dogs are welcome so be sure to let me know if you're bringing one, and also BE AWARE if you might have allergies that could make your stay uncomfortable due to furry friends.

Downtown Lafayette Under a Redwood
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Entire guesthouse · 3 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Downtown Lafayette Under a RedwoodThe cozy bungalow-style unit is on a quiet street within walking distance of downtown Lafayette with its shops, restaurants, and BART. The unit is very comfortable and ideal for a couple visiting the Bay Area. While the space feels very private, it is the front half of a duplex; the owners live in back.

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  • Free parking on premises
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Dine by the Grand White Fireplace at a Lake Garden Haven
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Lovely Berkeley garden studio
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Berkeley Hills Maybeck Home
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Large Private Room- ONE Block from DOWNTOWN
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LOLA's Place: More Than Just a Room
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Stunning Cabana with endless views.
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Grizzly Peak Retreat, world class views & privacy
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Glenview Fully Equipped Private Apartment

Top-rated things to do in Orinda

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  • Chinatown Walking Tour
    San Francisco's Chinatown is the biggest Chinatown outside of Asia. You definitely have to see it before you leave this city! HIGHLIGHTS + Learn about Chinese philosophy, architecture and food + Explore where locals eat, shop and play + Stories about Chinese immigration + Visit Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory + Snack at my favorite Dim Sum place During this tour, I will show you the best parts of Chinatown--where to take the best pictures, where to grab cheap (and delicious) eats, and the most popular place like the Golden Gate fortune cookie! While we explore Chinatown, I will also share my unique perspective​, Chinese culture and ​interactive stories about the history of this neighborhood and what makes it so special in the heart of San Francisco. Prepare your walking shoes and a curious appetite for adventure, and I'm excited to have you on board! ***Other awesome services I offer: Golden Gate Bridge Walking Tour Hike & Meditation in Presidio Forest Click my profile image to check it out! *** Other things to note Please​ be on time
    From Price:$44/person
  • Rickshaw Street Art Tour
    There are more murals in the San Francisco Mission District than any other neighborhood in the country! Besides the classically known alleys — Clarion and Balmy — many back streets filled with lesser known but equally stunning murals and works of art await your discovery. You (and your companion) ride comfortably and safely in the front of this custom-built rickshaw imported from Indonesia. This rickshaw, known in Indonesia as a becak, enhances the sightseeing experience by having the driver behind you, out of your line of vision. On our ride I share stories behind the art, show you hidden treasures of the neighborhood, and point out funky cafés, bars, and restaurants not always found by tourists. We will end your ride at La Taqueria, the best known in the Mission, for an agua fresca or a mouthwatering taco. Exploring the murals from the comfortable front seat of a becak is a unique and delightful experience. With your safety in mind, this Experience is conducted in the open air, and you won’t be sitting with anyone unless you invited them. The passenger area is disinfected between rides, and the canopy will be used as a screen between you and the masked driver. Other things to note: There’s a blanket and a seat warmer for your comfort, a sound system, and a canopy for rain, sun protection, or privacy.
    From Price:$49/person
  • Yoga-Dance Class with Juliana Mendonca
    Join this exciting online yoga-dance class for individuals, groups, or family members of all ages. Experience creative body expression and exploratory play through dance and yoga with contemporary dancer Juliana Mendonca. This experience is perfect for group gatherings, birthdays and other celebrations and is available in English and/or Spanish. Juliana is a Venezuelan performer, choreographer and teacher. She specializes in contemporary dance, Latin dance, as well as yoga and body expression for children and adults. With Juliana, you will develop dance skills using yoga poses, improvisation, games and simple choreographic exercises. We'll start with a warmup of yoga postures and physical games, getting in touch with our bodies and the movement. Next, is "movement exploration" where we'll explore dance games and moves while having fun with our strength, flexibility, and overall sensory perception. A fun mirroring activity challenges your creativity in a follow-the-leader format. At the end, put everything together into a freestyle and energetic dance sequence. Join us from a space where you can move comfortably. Cost of the experience is calculated per participant. Please feel free to request private sessions outside of the listed times, which start at a higher rate. By booking this social impact experience, you're directly supporting artists in ARTogether's community.
    From Price:$15/person
  • Artisan Tea Tasting Workshop
    While cozy in a private tearoom in Orinda we will guide you through a tasting expedition, led by one of our highly trained tea "sommeliers". You will have a unique opportunity to taste the vast and ancient world of tea, become familiar with whole-leaf artisan varietals and their growing processes, learn how to develop your taste buds and expertly steep tea at home. We will begin our 2-hour workshop by tasting a variety of specialty White, Green, Oolong, Black, and Pu-erhs teas. As we taste each tea we'll explain what defines each category, share fun stories from visiting these farms in the east, and talk about the health benefits of each tea. Enjoy the presentation as each tea is prepared with mindfulness and precision, using specialty pots and tea tools in the traditional ways of the Chinese Tea Ceremony. Questions are always welcome and you will also have a chance to practice pouring tea for yourself, or friends and family. Guests have been enjoying this workshop as a casual outing and also as a corporate team building event! Other things to note Come share this experience and feel the joys of tea!
    From Price:$62/person
  • Make a Flower Crown or Fantasy Headdress
    In less than 2 hours you will make art that you can wear. You will have an amazing headpiece using materials that will last for years. Our students have made headdresses to wear for weddings, Day of the Dead, Coachella, Burning Man, High Tea or just because they were going to SF and wanted to wear flowers in their hair. Even if you don't think you are creative, we promise you will be amazed at what you design. The only skill needed is the ability to use a glue gun. We have tricks and tips to make the process fun and easy. We have a curated selection of faux flowers, butterflies, feathers, ribbons, shells and things that sparkle. You can choose to make a floral crown style headdress, a fascinator, a mermaid headdress or a halo zip tie headdress. All of our materials are long lasting so you can wear your headdress for years to come. Bonus: you will be making your headdress on a recycled mannequin head which you can keep to display your headdress on.
    From Price:$88/person

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