The Asia Suite is a spacious, lovely bedroom with an attached bath in a beautiful 3-bdrm, 2-ba home in a wonderful neighborhood in the Berkeley hills. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen and the public areas of the house and garden.
Guests from from more than 25 countries have enjoyed serene stays at the beautiful, eco-friendly North Berkeley Hills Homestay. Perfectly located in a quiet neighborhood close to transit, shopping, restaurants, UC Berkeley, and nature! You're welcome whether you're here to visit Cal (just 2 miles away), connect with family or friends, look for a place to live, take classes, or seek respite from chemically toxic environments. Many guests with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) and environmental illness (EI) find a safe and healthy refuge here. We use only unscented products and provide fragrance-free soap, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, shaving cream, and after-shave for guests without their own.
There is free WiFi available throughout the house and guests are welcome to use the well-equipped kitchen for their light meal preparation.
The Asia Suite is a beautiful, spacious room with an en suite bath. It has a very supportive queen bed plus room for a twin Aerobed. Other furnishings include a Danish modern rocker and a bamboo cafe table with two chairs. If you have others in your party or prefer a more economical room, please see our other listings for the Library and Treehouse.
Though the neighborhood feels surprisingly peaceful in the lively Bay Area — deer are frequently seen "pruning" local gardens! — we're just a short walk from charming Kensington Village, where you'll find an old-fashioned drug store, post office, wine shop, restaurant, grocery store, ATM machine, and café, and public transportation.
We've been hosting guests at this location since 2002, and look forward to helping you feel at home while you're in the Bay Area.
Accès des voyageurs
In addition to the room(s) you rent, you'll have access to a gorgeous eat-in kitchen, lovely living room/dining room, back deck, and garden.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We communicate before arrival and I'm usually here personally to welcome guests at check-in. I'm happy to answer any questions that arise during your stay -- as long as I'm in cell range -- though pretty much everything is covered in the guest book you'll find in your room(s)! I do my best to honor guests' preferences for interaction, which range from minimal to lively engagement.
Laundry charge is $10 per load of wash, 7th Generation Free & Clear or other provided detergent, and dryer.
The North Berkeley Hills Homestay is a peaceful refuge from the intensity of the outside world. Quiet hours are 10 pm to 8 am. Shoes come off at the door; you may bring your own slippers or borrow a pair we provide.
Your room and bathroom are stocked with 100% cotton towels and sheets, a small hairdryer, and very high-quality, fragrance-free hand, body soap, shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, and after-shave. As some of our guests cannot tolerate scented personal care products (even organic ones with essential oils), please leave yours at home. If this isn't possible, we'll be happy to store them off-premises for you while you're here. We respectfully ask guests arriving with scents or to shower on arrival. Though you may not be able to smell these products, they make our sensitive guests sick and will linger in the pillows, beds, shades, furniture, and carpets long after you leave. Thank you so much for your consideration.
Though we love cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, and other pets, we cannot accommodate yours.
We do not host smokers, anyone using illegal drugs, or those drinking alcohol beyond moderation.
Parties are not allowed without prior approval.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 %. En cas d'annulation au cours des 7 jours précédant le voyage, la réservation est non remboursable.
I'm a strategist, organizational designer, and leadership mentor working in the health, global health, and social entrepreneurship sectors. I started the North Berkeley Hills Homestay in 2002 and have since enjoyed hosting guests from all over the world, including many with chemical sensitivities. I love meditation, swimming, hiking, singing, theater, organic gardening, cooking, and helping people make a difference that matters!