Large Private room in a quiet fun-loving culturally diverse household. I am a educator & scholar of regenerative design and permaculture, artist, and urban farmer. This is a safe,diverse, and somewhat industrial neighborhood near Chevron. We are close to BridgeArt & Storage space, a exciting community of artists, social justice and conscious people. Shared shower. 3 blocks to ocean, pool, local cafes & pubs. 15 minutes to San Rafael or Oakland, 20 to San Fran. About 10 blocks away from BART.
Room available (and sometimes whole house is available) for rent on an urban farm close to the ocean and historic Pt. Richmond, CA. The entire house is also available for rent during the summer months and for four weeks in December if you are interested as we will be away traveling at those times and would love to have someone in my home.
Guests will delight in the five minute walk to cute grocery stores, artist galleries that stay open late every Thursday night, Mechanics bank, pharmacy, cafes, pubs, restaurants, live theater, and a movie theater. You are also two blocks away from the newly remodeled Richmond Aquatic Center public pool (bromine not chlorine). There are many walking routes, and bike trails in this area including scenic hiking areas along the Bay Trail, and the marina if you are needing access to boating facilities. The Farmers Market begins the first Wednesday in May and will go through September with live music great food and local produce.
The Richmond and El Cerrito BART stations are about twenty minutes away and you a local bus that can take you to either station. Guests have access to both the 580 and 880 freeways or a quick hop across the Richmond Bridge to get to San Francisco, Marin or further up North if you are going to wine country. This home is unique in its close proximity to so many freeways and transportation routes.
You will be sharing space with a family. The father, Khadim, is from Senegal, West Africa and he is a Sufi Mystic and musician who travels the world. Mame Seynabou aka Mandisa is your main contact, she is an artist, dancer and professor of Women's Spirituality and Ethnic Studies and Mother to a 13 year old girl. Our home functions as an urban farm with chickens, a dog, and a cat. So if you have a green thumb and are handy in the yard I am willing to discount your daily rental fee for yard work and or animal care. Pets are not allowed in the room that is for rent which is kept clean and closed at all time. We are very busy and often gone during the day. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful and also three doors down from an artist community at Bridge Art and Storagespace. Se Habla Espanol! LGBTQIA family friendly!
Private Bedroom and half bath for guest only. Access to shared shower/bathroom, living room, kitchen, garage, yards.
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We are willing to share meals and hang out if you like. It is totally up to the guest. More available during the summer. We are pretty busy Sept - June.
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It is really hard for me when guests plan to arrive after 10:00pm so lets please discuss your arrival and departure time. If you change your mind after accepting the booking there will be a cost to cancel the booking of $25 unless you give 24 hours advance notice.
No Pets Allowed (plenty here already) Please keep all gates closed so dog does not end up in the street. Read over the House manual and be sure that you are in agreement with the House rules, and understanding keys, alarm and check out times. No guests unless pre-approved with owner. Cancellation policy is 5 days in advance if you want a refund of deposit, not fees. No cigarette smoking in the house or loud or wild behavior at any times. Children are OK.
Seynabou Mandisa M.A., M.F.A. is an Educator, Artist, Dancer, and Food Justice Activist. See
Seynabou Mandisa's narrative painting style features passionate images of the human journey and is rooted in the exploration of cultural folklore and reweaving a new origin story. Mandisa has been mentored in the creative arts and visionary business by the legendary and visionary painter Shiloh McCloud. She is a member of Shiloh McCloud's Cosmic Cowgirls and is certified in the Color of Woman Painting Method.
Mandisa is adjunct faculty in a Women's Spirituality MA Program and also adjunct faculty at a local community college in the Humanities/Ethnic Studies Department.
Seynabou is a multi-disciplined performer, choreographer and teacher of sacred movement with over 15 years of experience studying the dances of the African Diaspora. She is the founder of TranscenDance, a women's Sacred Performance Circle. Trained locally and internationally, she danced with the Brasilian troupe Fogo Na Roupa for 10 years and has been a freestyle soloist with the dynamic Batucada do Leste for the past 5 years. She is a former dancer for the amazing SpiritDrumz, created by Afia Walkingtree, and has a certificate in Rumba and Folklore from the University of Matanzas in Cuba where she studied dance, drum and folklore with Las Muñicitos de Matanzas and Afro Cuba.
Food Justice Activist
In addition to her artistic and educational endeavors, Mandisa is an urban farmer with a passion for gardening and reconnecting women to the land. She manages an Oakland Fresh organic Farmer's Market in West Oakland, which she has done weekly for the past four years. She partners with Alameda County Nutrition Services to have monthly cooking demonstrations and community outreach to bring healthy organic recipes and fresh produce to the neighborhood and elementary school students. She has been a volunteer teaching elementary school students cooking, art, gardening and dance.