Flagstone Cottage - A Sunny and Warm Garden Cottage!


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Our cottage is located in the beautiful, tree lined neighborhood of North Berkeley. Ours is a bright and sunny detached studio, in-law furnished with all the amenities you need including high speed wi-fi, Comcast / Direct TV and a Blue-Ray player with an HD flat screen TV. Radiant floors keep your home away from home at a constant, comfortable temperature year round. A separate entrance through the native plant garden allows you privacy as you come and go. We are also perfectly located near either bustling Solano Avenue or the delectable Gourmet Ghetto. You can take a leisurely walk to both neighborhoods where you will find too many restaurants, pubs, cafe's, boutiques, bookstores, movie theatres and world class restaurants (like Alice Water's Chez Panisse), to list. SOLANO AVENUE – Solano Ave., located just one block over from the house, is the highlight of North Berkeley. You’ll find a diverse array of restaurants to choose from, bars, an old fashioned Pub, a wonderful independent bookstore, a movie theatre, spas, and boutique shops. You can read more about it here http://www.solanoavenueassn.org/saa_directory/directory.html. We are in a true neighborhood with all the local services you could hope for. About 100 yds. from the house you’ll find Andronico’s. Andronico’s is an upscale, locally founded supermarket. Here you’ll discover all the freshest and fanciest ingredients. Would you like some wine with your beautifully cooked meal? Visit Solano Cellars, our local wine merchant, located nearby. Something for breakfast? There is a marvelous local bakery, La Farine. Need your morning caffeine fix? Stroll over to Peet’s Coffee & Tea (also locally founded) ; open early every day. Forget to pack some essential toiletries? Either Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy or Whole Health Apothecary will have what you’re missing and more. Two ½ blocks away is the North Berkeley branch of our public library system. It’s in a beautiful historic building that has been recently renovated. If you want to rent videos, there’s a, independently owned video store, just around the corner on Solano Ave. GOURMET GHETTO – If you’ve ever heard of the world famous Chez Panisse then you’ll find it in Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto. Take a Culinary Walking Tour or experience the food truck phenomenon at Berkeley’s Off The Grid A hike through Tilden Regional Park is a fantastic way to experience nature. It has something for everyone….the sportsman, the nature enthusiast, kids and families. Visiting friends or family associated with UC Berkeley? We are located just two miles from campus with easy access to public transportation via AC Transit. Want to travel farther afield? We are just over a mile (a 15 – 20 mile walk) from the North Berkeley BART station (Bay Area Rapid Transit). From here you can shoot right into San Francisco or points beyond. If you’re returning late at night, there is always a line of taxis just outside the station.

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Reviews (20)

  1. Pam R.
    I wish I could give a five+ rating to Mary and her cottage! Immaculately clean, I met the owner as I was arriving and she was finishing a last minute inspection to make sure that everything was perfect, which it was.For such a compact place, there was nothing lacking. It was great to try a French press for the first time with coffee that was part of the welcome, as well as fruit and a bottle of wine, along with fresh croissants. Easy parking, and a quiet spot to refresh after my day. I will definitely return!.Cheers! 13 July 2016 - 14:34:19
  2. Ryan B.
    This fun cottage was fantastic. Will definitely stay there again when we come out to visit our daughter in school. Great location and beautiful space. 19 July 2016 - 16:49:00
  3. jason b.
    Very cute cottage with a nice garden! Great access to Solano Ave and the Cal campus. 29 August 2016 - 04:10:08
  4. Christy M.
    I would definately stay at Flagstone Cottage again! 27 January 2017 - 12:56:00
  5. Sunny M.
    My boyfriend & I really enjoyed our few days at this cottage! We have had some super unpleasant experiences in some of the motels we have stayed at. So this beautiful little studio & peaceful outdoor setting was exactly what we were looking for. Thank you for the thoughtful amenities and thank you for having us. I hope we can stay again soon!! (And I hope Melissa was able to find the misplaced/missing Arrow Bed!!) 13 August 2015 - 06:07:56
  6. Stephen D.
    This little cottage was a wonderful little gem! It is so cozy and inviting! Mary was wonderful to work with and very timely with answering any questions we had. We would definitely stay here again! 09 February 2017 - 03:56:00
  7. Judith B.
    I loved staying at the Flagstone cottage. It was very peaceful and both the cottage and garden were beautifully designed. The bed was extremely comfortable. Everything was very clean. The owner was very responsive and caring the one time I called her, because it took me a while to figure out the shower (hint: it's not what the instructions say). I think it's the first time I really felt at home in a short-term rental. It is literally two blocks from Solano Avenue with Peet's for breakfast, and also Andronico's (which was closed by will re-open on Feb. 26). The kitchen is minimal with a one-burner fancy hotplate. 18 February 2017 - 14:43:00
  8. Karen Y.
    We chose Flagstone cottage for our weeklong escape and the location was perfect. The quaint cottage had everything we needed, and the lovely garden was private. We loved being within walking distance of Berkeley restaurants and bars. 31 March 2017 - 07:17:00
  9. April N.
    The garden is marvelous and the cottage is tasteful and comfy (with washer and dryer, great for travelers). It's a two block walk to shopping and dining on Solano Avenue. I'm staying here next time I'm in town. 04 May 2017 - 22:30:00
  10. Fern S.
    We loved our idyllic cottage. Every single thing we needed was there! Thanks for making it a great stay! 30 May 2017 - 15:22:00
  11. Clay M.
    A perfectly located and peaceful retreat is exactly what we were hoping for and exactly what we found. Everything was so perfectly designed for our trip to Berkeley. Central to the two major areas in the City and a nice walk to the BART. The Courtyard was hard to leave and the cottage was so airy and light. Minimal kitchen but why eat in with so many awesome restaurants nearby. This really is a great place to access everything Berkeley and environs has to offer. 28 July 2017 - 18:10:00
  12. Shari B.
    Easy access with everything we needed. 24 August 2017 - 17:43:00
  13. melanie r.
    What a great place to relax after a long day of walking in Oakland or San Francisco! The bed was comfortable, the house very, very quiet, private, and safe. Everything you could need is here including thick towels, fresh fruit to greet you, and sunshine in the courtyard. I'll come here again when I'm visiting family in the area! 06 October 2017 - 16:13:00
  14. Martha V.
    The cottage was perfect for 2 people. Awaiting us was a bowl of fresh fruit, sparkling water, a bottle of wine. The unit was spotless, and I loved that. They thought of everything - napkins, paper towels, coffee, salt/pepper, etc. Linens are high quality - much appreciated,! There were lovely lavender scenetd bath products. Having the washer and dryer in the unit was awesome! The location I perfect- a short walk to grocery, shopping, etc. The garden is a an absolute delight. It is a wonderful respite after a long day. I would recommend this rental and plan to use it again. It is a cottage and ideal for 2 people. 14 October 2017 - 21:37:00
  15. Yvonne K.
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mary Days Flagstone Cottage! We were welcomed with wine, mineral water, muffins, Peets coffee and fruit. The garden was lovely and the cottage comfortable and charming. We will definitely plan another stay! 19 October 2017 - 01:08:00
  16. Jamie B.
    I was delighted with my 2 week stay at the cottage. In front of the entrance is a beautiful small courtyard surrounded by some tasteful plantings - on a nice day, it is a delightful place to sit. The cottage itself is a small charming studio with a very comfortable bed, a generously proportioned dresser and wardrobe, a desk and Wifi, and a small kitchen with laundry. Everything worked! It was mainly quiet and I was able to focus on my work. The location of the cottage is perfect with a supermarket, good restaurants/takeout, and interesting shops only a couple of blocks away. You can exist here very well without a car. The owner is a gracious host. I am looking forward to staying here again. 23 December 2013 - 02:03:58
  17. Leif F.
    My spouse and I stayed 5 nights, perfect and private little spot to rest your head after exploring all the Bay area has to offer to visitors. Easy check-in/check-out, very efficient and thoughtful kitchen for its size, great bed and the fountain was wonderful to wake up to with the birds and squirrels stopping by for a drink. Will be back when we return for another visit. 09 February 2016 - 00:24:54
  18. Ken L.
    Excellent location......very comfortable accommodations in private backyard setting. Loved the patio. Everything we needed for a three night stay in Berkeley. 18 November 2017 - 15:02:00
  19. Connie D.
    This peaceful cottage experience was beyond our expectations for a getaway from the chaos of young grandchildren. We plan on being repeat tenants each time we visit the Bay Area. 17 August 2017 - 15:47:00
  20. Linda R.
    Cozy cottage-great location! 28 January 2018 - 16:32:00

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