Butterfly Room in Vintage Cottage Healing Retreat
Lovely 100 year 2 story garden cottage w/award winning massage studio. Furnished guest rooms up steep stair, full-sized bed , desk and 2 chairs. Electric kettle, tea, coffee & press pot. 2 shared full baths w/organic toiletries & cotton robe. Longer stays for business, job, transitions & personal retreats including availability of onsite medicated massage, "hi chi" and "riled writing" sessionsfor a fee.
In addition to the dragonfly room, the back garden offers a small deck & patio w/sunny bench & bistro table & chairs w/large umbrella, a perfect space for enjoying your herb. tranquility is key, however, since we have a massage studio on the premises. Quiet is observed from 10am to 7pm. Guests may schedule morning use of the washer and dryer /complimentary organic soap and softener. We leave a little room for perishables in the fridge, and microwave is available. Other amenities, meals, etc. are available for an extra fee.Important: Our properties are protected by SUPERHOG, the digital trust platform that enables hosts, operators and guests to confidently transact in the short-term rentals space. Please note that once you have booked, you will be required to verify yourself with SUPERHOG.
Smoking is Permitted
- Outdoor Balcony/Porch
Wifi / Internet
Outdoor event venues
About Your Host:
- MS Health Policy and Law Kampol, my husband is a CMT, and studied at Harbin and the Institute of psycho structural balancing. in Community driven systems change, holistic health, non profit expert.
we are wellness and social change activists. we run a tranquil neighborhood retreat where you receive exceptional support, and leave transformed by a level of unprecedented care. Kampol is a certified massage therapist. Eugenia recently finished her M.S. in Health Policy and Law at the University of California San Francisco/Hastings and together we work with local community poverty intervention projects with Oakland activists and other healers, utilizing community leadership and multi-sector alliances to build health wealth and well being here in Oakland through projects such as the Oakland Communities United for Equity and Justice. We are dedicated to the health and wellness of every person we meet, provide empathetic care and flexible support for your personal and organizational needs, take great pride in sharing our home and gratefully translate your presence into direct support for our Oakland community. Thank you!
Host's Views on Cannabis
We enjoy sharing our cottage and our special healing modalities and sharing cannabis is a natural extension of this.
Your Host Recommends
Paradise Park and The Golden Gate district is a beautifully diverse neighborhood with a wonderful blend of history and activism. Just off of Alcatraz Avenue, which is named since you can see the Island from it, the district is alive with businesses, cafes and neighborhood groups of artists grass roots folks and residents who support one another. Ours is a walkable and accessible neighborhood. We are one block from Alcatraz and San Pablo, where local AC transit can be found. It is a 17 minute walk to the Ashby BART station, and 7 minute walk to the Free Emery Go Round which drops you off at MacArthur BART and shopping and business parks around town, as well as a transbay bus just steps away.
CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT
We greet our guests, however, if our timing doesn't coordinate well, we have a lock-box on the front porch.
Check-in : 04:00 PM
Check-out : 11:00 AM
GENERAL: Shoes off, please and help yourself to the rack at the door to store. Quiet hours are 10 am – 6 pm during massages please. Keep doors locked behind you coming and going. We are on an energy reduction program; please avoid high use during 4-9 pm please.BATHROOM ETIQUITE: Bathrooms are shared, so please tidy a bit and put both toilet seat and seat cover down and hang bath mat after use. Large shower knob pulls out to turn on water, turn left for hot, right for cold. Pull up lever on top of faucet for shower. The suctions on inside white shower liner help stop water leaking. Decorative curtain stays outside tub. Help yourself to cleaning and extra paper supplies under sink. Please avoid our cabinets with locks.KEYS: Front and back door key in each room. Guest rooms lock from inside.LIVING ROOM/ENTERTAINMENT: The living room is our waiting area during massages and available with advance notice. No food, please; water only.AMENITIES: Coffee and press, teas, kettle in your room. Take care of your dishes as you go. Sheets, towels, organic toiletries to use while here, tissues, cotton robe provided. Washer/dryer is available by arrangement, during non-peak. Massages, wellness support, meals, car services, are available for additional fees. PARKING: Free street parking. Street cleaning: 2nd/4th Tuesdays on our side and 2nd/4th Mondays opposite side; 12:30 – 3:30 ($89 ticket). Be careful of school drop-off (8 am.) and pick-up (M-Th 3:00, Fri noon).CHECKOUT: Strip top and bottom bedsheets and pillowcases, bundle with towels and place in basket in the closet (we will wash). Fold duvet and place on bed. Wash any dishes and press pot, and return to room. Place trash/recycling in bins under kitchen sink, grey (left) trash and blue (right) recycling. (Wednesday we put large bins out, please help with that.)
HOST'S INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
We live on the premises, and there is one more guest room, the Dragonfly Room across the hall.
Guests have the right to a full refund if cancelling within 24 hours of booking. Within 14 days of arrival , Guests receive a 50% refund. After this time, the full cost of the booking will apply.
Don't forget to bring your government issued, photo ID as your host may want to check it.
DETAILS GUESTS MUST KNOW
- Must climb stairs
- No parties allowed
- Amenity limitations
- Some spaces are shared