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cozy 1 bedroom cottage in Albany

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cozy 1 bedroom cottage in Albany

7 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
7 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath

The space

Rent your own 1 bedroom cottage in back of a cute house in Albany. The cottage has just been completely renovated with new kitchen cabinets, granite, completely new faux finish walls with vaulted ceilings. A new hickory hand scraped wood floor with a an old time cottage feeling. COMES WITH IT'S OWN PRIVATE BATHROOM, a smallish bedroom that contains a captains bed with four drawers. The bed is higher than most so probably not advised for very elderly people. The bedroom and the bathroom are tiled.
Kitchen is stocked with a coffee maker, coffee and filters, microwave, condiments and lots of pots and pans and silverware and plates if you like to cook. The cottage is very quiet and cozy with a view of the backyard with exotic plants and a pond with a fountain. Access is through the side of the house on a level path tiled with terra cotta tiles.there is Internet access and also a 46 inch flat screen high definition TV with an Apple TV box with access to many movies and tv shows as well as a free Netflix subscription.
The neighborhood is quiet and extremely safe, yet half a block away is Solano ave which is major street in Albany and Berkeley has dozens of international restaurants and shops of many descriptions. There is an extensive bus system on Solano and the subway or BART has a station ten to fifteen minutes walk from the house.
The cottage is located in the backyard and is completely separate from the house in which I live. Yet close enough to the main house that excessive outdoor noise can be a problem. The backyard is beautiful and I will probably be using it a lot during the summer. The deck in front of the cottage is designated for guests. The deck on the side is for residents of the main house. People really seem to like this place as it is spacious and beautifully designed.
The cottage sleeps two in a full size bed in the bedroom and also the sofa in the living room folds out to make another full size but very comfortable bed. For those brave enough to climb up a ladder there is also a loft that contains a full size bed. There is even a twin size foam futon which can accommodate one more person so the cottage could accommodate seven people if two occupied the bedroom, two slept on the couch, two in the loft and one on the futon. But please note: the more people the more crowded it can get as the entire space is about 450 square feet. It will seem crowded if there are more than three people and yet it can accommodate up to seven.
There is only street parking but in Albany that is never a problem although beware of street sweeping on the east side of the street every third Wednesday and on the west side every fourth Wednesday.


Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
2 double beds

House Rules

Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 6PM
Check out by 11AM


186 Reviews

Mireille User Profile
February 2017
Very close to Solano shops. Quiet cottage in the rear of a well-maintained house.
Robert User Profile
December 2016
Robin's a grat host: communicative, unintrusive, flexible and helpful. The spot is very cosy and private, well appointed, and well heated. Excellent use of space, without making the cottage feel overcrowded. Located by one of the best parts of Solano (Pub, michelin guide chines…
Ashley User Profile
December 2014
I had a nice time staying at Robin's cottage, the loft bed was very comfortable and I enjoyed the on demand Netflix. The cottage could have benefited from a good clean before I arrived; the shower was dirty and the floors/rug weren't as clean as I would like, there were cobwebs a…
Christy User Profile
November 2014
This place is fantastic. It is quiet, spacious and has every amenity one could possibly need or want! Robin is easy to reach and very helpful. The location is great, being very close to Solano. Ive stayed here before and would stay here again.
Jennifer User Profile
August 2014
Robin was very welcoming to us. The house is so cute! The pictures really can't do the place justice. It's really spacious with more than enough room for the 3 of us and our 3 dogs. The location is awesome too - only about 1/2 hour (in traffic) to San Francisco, which was exactly…
Terri User Profile
July 2014
The listing was definitely as described, very cozy but also very comfortable. We were four travellers and each had our own bed. The loft was quite accessible, even for a 60+ year-old body! The location in the Albany, north Berkeley area could not be beat. Good restaurants, grocer…
Terri User Profile
June 2014
We used Robin's cottage for both the beginning June (26-28) and end (July 5-7) of our trip to the Berkeley area. Robin's cottage is as he describes, cozy but also very comfortable. Four of us each had our own place to sleep without tripping over each other.

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Albany, California, United StatesJoined in December 2010
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