1812 5th St., Berkeley, CA 94710
- The space is filled with tasteful and delightful art objects
- There is a full kitchen (stove/oven/microwave), large refrigerator, a comfortable king size bed in the bedroom, and a queen size pull out sofa bed in the L. R. for two additional guests
- Breakfast items; usually fresh fruit and yogurt for your first day are provided as well as coffee or tea. Additional items by request i.e. type of milk etc
- Longer stays may request use of the washer and dryer
Two weeks in advance of booking will require a 3.5% fee of cancellation
The apartment is on the 2nd floor of Robert’s “private” ground floor art studio, which is used during the day but not at night. The apartment has lots of natural light and windows with shades. This is an urban location with the delights and sounds that brings (Southern Pacific RR, street sweeping and dumpster dumping). There may be noise from Robert’s sculpture making during the day, but no paint or offensive odors. Street parking only; No smoking of any kind; Walking distance to transportation everywhere. Longer stays are possible by inquiry email.
The rental includes WiFi, cable TV, a bedroom with king size bed, a queen sized pull out sleeper couch in the living room, down comforters, pillows, blankets and sheets. The bathroom has a shower with towels soap, shampoo, and hair dryer. There is a well equipped kitchen with a gas range and oven, a full scale refrigerator, a micro wave, and dining table and chairs. We have it professionally covidly cleaned with days between every guest.
We are ½ block to shopping, restaurants, and coffee, on Berkeley’s popular 4th Street. It is a walkable distance to the San Francisco Bay, BART (bay area rapid transit), trains, bus, and Whole Foods. There are many eating options on 4th Street including a Pasta Shop, a Bagel Shop, Bette’s to go and Bette’s sit down for breakfast and lunch, Peets Coffee, Artis Coffee as well as dining restaurants; Mexican “Tacubuya”, “Zut” which is a seasonal cuisine, pizza, and “Iyasare”, offering exquisite Japanese cuisine. All currently offer “to go” menu items. There is a plethora of shopping including an Apple Store, Children’s clothing store, Men’s and Womens clothing stores, as well as a bookstore, a Shoe store, Mac & Benefit cosmetics, Lulu Lemon, Anthropology, Amazon, Design Within Reach, and still growing!
Margaret Gillimore –
I stayed for 5 days at this unique and special art haven conveniently located in the heart of West Berkeley adjacent 4th Street and only 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco. It is also a walkable distance to the San Francisco Bay! The owners are both renowned artists and very accommodating in every way and very respectful of your privacy; couldn’t find nicer people! One feels inspired by the wonderful art and pottery, everywhere you look, created by the owners Sandy and Robert. It feels as if you are on an art gallery vacation. Very private, quiet and peaceful. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to have a tranquil getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Your very own private entrance. I can’t wait to return there as soon as possible.
Margaret Gillimore –
This is an Artbnb and available only on the http://www.traxgallery.com website. I have recommended it to friends,
who can’t find it because they are looking on airbnb where it isn’t listed. This is exclusive to people who
know people who enjoy art and beauty in their surroundings.
steve craig –
TRAX gallery Artbnb is really spacious and clean. We loved being able to walk to shopping and restaurants just 1/2 block away. Buses are just around the corner as well as the Southern Pacific railway to cities North and South. The trains do blow their whistles at the crossings which takes some getting used too, but well worth it considering the advantages of the location. I enjoyed Soul Cycle for exercise as well as the Zen Spa for massage and acupuncture both within a block.
Corrine riley –
This very modern and crispy clean and very private apt was a great place to stay in Berkeley It’s surrounded by well known artist studio and one of the finest ceramic gallery’s in U.S. Hosts are super informative about the area. Accommodations are great, very comfortable bed and 4th street shopping is next block with terrific shops and restraunts
Marilyn Lindstrom –
Excellent stay!! It doesn’t get much better than staying with quality art, having your own private, clean apartment, friendly knowledgeable hosts, and being able to walk to restaurants and all that 4th Street offers. The details define the stay: King size comfortable bed, a large living room, great kitchen, clean shower. What a treat! And, what a bargain-(for the price of a cheap motel!) If you appreciate an artful, modern ambiance, then this is your spot.
Martha Vida –
The Marks Project- July 2018
Excellent location, walk to restaurants and shops, easy to highway. Comforts of home and office.
Lisa Garrigues –
My husband and I have stayed at Trax Gallery Artbnb twice now. We will be sure to return as soon as our schedules allow! There is so much to praise: the aesthetic decor, the comfortable bed and linens, the coffee and bagels, the inspired art . . . truly a home away from home. And what fun to wander out of the apartment and onto the hippest, trendiest street in all of Berkeley, resplendent with shops, galleries, bars, great restaurants. Sandy and Bob are fabulous hosts. We feel very blessed to have found this exceptional stopping place in the heart of Berkeley.
Cynthia Moreno (verified owner) –
This is my second stay at Trax Art B&B! Being surrounded by art, sculptures and casual & modern furnishings is truly heaven. Everything you need and it is right next to 4th Street upscale shopping and eateries. We came in on Amtrak which is just 2 blocks away.
Trudy Lau –
We stayed at TRAX Art B&B in the beginning of October, 2019 for 4 nights and the experience was great! The apartment is spacious and very comfortable – felt just like home! Also the location is unbeatable! We didn’t use the full kitchen because there are plenty of excellent restaurants and coffee shops around! Being a pianist myself, it is a treat to be surrounded by all the wonderful paintings, potteries and whimsical sculptures! Staying at TRAX made us feel truly on a vacation! We will go back again!!1
Trudy Lau –
Sandy, Robert, Morgan, Will,
How could I write my review without thanking you. You are the most wonderful hosts!!
Stayed here for a floral design adventure with some local creators. I didn’t want to leave the space. Delightfully beautiful. Incredibly comfortable. Filled with the most wonderful art. The owners are so kind, thoughtful, and attentive. I can’t wait to come back.
Kim S (verified owner) –
I feel like we made an exciting discovery in finding the Bob and Sandy’s artbnb. We enjoyed our first visit to Berkeley after moving away a couple years ago and this was the perfect place for us – it felt like we were staying inside an art gallery tucked away in a little backyard urban oasis. Sitting, cooking, eating, sleeping, and bathroom were all comfortable. The location simply can’t be beat and we had no problem street parking our rentall car. We enjoyed the little touches of products from favourite local shops (e.g., Peets coffee) and Sandy and Bob were considerate and communicative hosts. We will be making ourselves returning guests and telling others about it. Thank you Bob and Sandy!