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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationUniversity of California, Berkeley8 min walk
    Popular LocationBerkeley Marina6 min drive
    Popular LocationJack London Square18 min drive
    AirportSan Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)34 min drive

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About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Cheery, Tranquil, Garden Cottage in Berkeley

Our charming garden cottage is located in the heart of Berkeley's historic McGee-Spaulding district. It is the perfect place to unwind as it is safe, quiet, and tranquil, yet only a few minutes by foot to downtown Berkeley and the UC Berkeley campus.Known since the '70's as the 'Dragon's Eye' and more recently as the 'Green Dragon' this property has turn of the century charm with lots of interesting architectural details and Berkeley character. A winsome one-bedroom, Prospero’s Cottage is situated in our backyard garden, sleeps 2-4 people, has a full kitchen, living room, full bath, 2 small decks, and lots of warmth. It is ideal for 1-2 adults or a couple with 1-2 kids. The bedroom has a queen size bed. There is a foldout couch in the living room that can fit 1 adult or 2 kids. The cottage has radiant heat under the floor, cable TV, wifi, and laundry facilities.Depending on the time of year, there may be plums, figs, strawberries, raspberries, or other delights growing in the garden and waiting to be eaten. Oh and hummingbirds!Perfectly situated in central Berkeley, we are a 6-7 minute walk to BART, downtown Berkeley, Trader Joe's, movies, BAM/PFA, and many multiple star restaurants Comal, Gather, Ippiku, Corso, to name a few.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Dining room
  • Living room


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Laundry facilities


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to do

  • Bicycling on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 500 sq ft (46 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome

About this area


This vacation home is located in Berkeley. Berkeley Marina and Ferry Building are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Oakland City Center and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at RingCentral Coliseum or Oracle Park.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • University of California, Berkeley - 8 min walk
  • Berkeley Marina - 6 min drive
  • San Pablo Lytton Casino - 13 min drive
  • Jack London Square - 18 min drive
  • Bay Bridge - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Berkeley Station - 5 min drive
  • Downtown Berkeley Station - 9 min walk
  • AirportSan Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 34 min drive
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful stay
This was a perfect place for our stay in Berkeley where we were visiting family. Very easy to communicate with owner Who made us feel very welcome - lovely setting.

5/5 Excellent

Great place for short term stay in Berkeley
My teenager kids attended camps at Berkeley this summer. I was very happy to find this place. 1) location is super convenient. We were able to walk to many restaurants without worrying about parking 2) The street is very quiet. The neighbors are great. They are so quiet as well. There is no noise when you go to sleep. 3) kitchen is well stocked with cooking stuff. It's small but I was able to cook proper meals there for my teenager kids. Dishwasher runs great 4) Parking is on owner's driveway so you don't have to worry about finding a parking space. 5) We also had access to owner's washer and dryer. It's super helpful for 2 weeks stay. Thank you Anne and Chris for hosting us. Hope to see you soon next summer. Li Hong

5/5 Excellent

Charming place in great location
This was our second time at the cottage. The place is close to Trader Joe's and the Gourmet Getto. There are other good places to visit, like Acme Bakery and Monterey Market also within walking distance if you are willing to invest the time. The house is intimate and very clean. Yet we were there with our 14 years old son and the three of us had enough of room to move around. The balcony by the kitchen was very nice to enjoy the morning coffee. We will definitely be back.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful, charming cottage at a fantastic location, with a superb host
Anne is a terrific host who was super responsive to our questions ahead of our stay, and provided clear check-in instructions to the Goldfinch Cottage. Our family of four enjoyed our six-night stay here. The location is excellent - within easy walking distance to downtown Berkeley businesses and restaurants. It felt very private as the cottage is set back far from the street, behind the main house. Everything described on the listing is there. Loved the small but very functional kitchen, which was stocked with everything we needed and more. The garden was absolutely beautiful - the pictures on the listing don't do justice. We would not hesitate to book this cottage again when we return to Berkeley in the future.

5/5 Excellent

Nice little cottage
Sweet cottage tucked into a backyard in a surprisingly quiet neighborhood, considering it is easy walking distance to campus, restaurants and BART. Kitchen is small but well appointed. Great quirky art display on the neighbor's wall as you walk into the yard.