PRIVATE, QUIET, AND SERENE UNIT IN BERKELEY HILLS / KENSINGTON

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Bodhi Kroll

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
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PRIVATE, QUIET, AND SERENE UNIT IN BERKELEY HILLS / KENSINGTON

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House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This unit is completely private. Both rooms look out onto a beautiful garden complete with a Koi filled pond and waterfall. There is a lovely area for outdoor eating next to the pond with table and gas grill. There is a removable child safety gate off the back door for safety. The town of Kensington is adjacent to the Berkeley Hills and is a small unincorporated town with its own shops and is quite charming. 3 blocks walk to shops and restaurants. Within 2 miles there are over 100 of the finest restaurants of every ethnic cuisine in the world! The number 7 bus just one block walk from the home takes you all the way to U.C. Berkeley in 15 minutes. One of the most beautiful gardens in California is open to the public and only a 10 minute walk away. Known as the "Blakemont Estate", the President of the entire U.C. system makes this his home. One block walk to a bus that goes directly to U.C. Berkeley. This unit has one master bedroom with its own bathroom, and a second bedroom and bathroom as well. Both rooms come with particularly comfortable, quality beds. This unit comes with a Fridge, Microwave, Toaster, coffee pot and tea pot only. There is an outdoor gas grill, no stove. Access to high speed internet and on Demand Cable TV. 2.5 miles to U.C. Berkeley. This unit has its own private entrance and garden area. There is an $85.00 cleaning fee. We are close to everything, but in a quiet little area that feels a world away from city life. We have great video we can email you the link if you request it.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered

Bodhi Kroll

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Bodhi and Hayley bought this home in 2006 with the hope of growing into the home. It is a large and gracious home and until we do grow into the home we decided it would be fun and logical use of the home and our time to offer it up to travelers.

Bodhi Kroll purchased this house in 2006

We bought in this area because it has everything from world class dining to world class entertainment. It has all the advantages of a big city but has the feel of a small European Town.

We are 25 minutes to San Francisco, 1 mile to a massive park which has endless miles of hiking and biking trails, Views of the Golden Gate and SF, Lakes, Streams, Fishing, golfing, miniature steam train rides for the kids, a petting zoo and a Merry Go Round.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
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Property Reviews

Private, Quiet, and Serene Unit in Berkeley Hills / Kensington
average rating of 3.0 based on 7 reviews
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Private, Quiet, and Serene Unit in Berkeley Hills / Kensington
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148762vbi
+ (510) 390-2571
Berkeley The Bay Area
Springfield, IL
1

Buyer beware....

  • 1 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We were not at all happy with the accommodations at this VRBO in Kennsington, CA. Issues include:
• trash strewn all along the drive upon arrival
• no soap to wash hands or dishes
• tub shower filled with scummy water when used
• koi pond looked more like mud pit for mosquito breeding, no fish alive
• blow-up bed totally unusable, no pump
• tv not usable, no "big" remote in sight
• fire alarm or smoke detector, whatever it was, hanging off the wall
• roof falling in
• bed sheets did not feel, look or smell clean, so obviously not clean
• mildewy smell throughout the "cabin"
There was no "living room" just two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
We ended up vacating the property after 3 nights. Requested refund, but were refused.
Helpful votes: 15/15
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Private, Quiet, and Serene Unit in Berkeley Hills / Kensington
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148762vbi
+ (510) 390-2571
Berkeley The Bay Area
Austin
4

Our Stay.

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We arrived and had no problems. The home was clean and inviting. I would have to agree with some other reviews about the carpet needing cleaned and the rooms aired out. Although, you will not find a better place for the price if visiting the Bay Area. The owners were great in answering all questions and helping set up our stay. Everything in their add is truthful and described well. The only things I would suggest for the owners is that they add blinds to one bedroom as there are none and update the television system with newer tv and cable options. But, that does not take away from the pleasure we had staying there and would definetely do it again. PS- The beds were the best we have ever slept on while traveling!!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Private, Quiet, and Serene Unit in Berkeley Hills / Kensington
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148762vbi
+ (510) 390-2571
Berkeley The Bay Area
guerneville
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
I read the reviews and as there was one negative I decided to call the owner and see if the issues raised had been dealt with. He assured me they were and promised me a money back if I wasn't satisfied. Anyway the location was great, the home was cute and clean. The drawers all work and the window shade was in place. These issues had been bitterly complained about by a previous guest. The beds were very comfortable and I would stay there again!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/6
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Private, Quiet, and Serene Unit in Berkeley Hills / Kensington
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148762vbi
+ (510) 390-2571
Berkeley The Bay Area
southwest
1

Very disappointed

  • 1 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Very disappointing. While the location and property are (could be) lovely, the rental is part of the main house - with an unlocked door connecting it to the hall of the main house. There was black mold over one of the bathtubs. The entire place needs carpet cleaning, painting, window cleaning, airing. It smells of mildew/mold. No reading lamps, no dresser in one of the bedrooms, and the other dresser had broken drawers that fell apart when opening. No sink in kitchen - no kitchen counter, no oven, no laundry facilities. The television is a computer program and extremely difficult to use -- Not cable or satellite as listing states. No fish in fishpond, in neglected garden area. The entire property is neglected. We would not return.
Owner's Response: So sorry you weren't happy. So upon careful inspection I have noted that you are right about a small patch of mold. We have fixed it as well as adding an additional lock on the door to the main house. It was locked one way no its locked both ways. Please note, there really isn't a kitchen. There is a microwave, a toaster, a fridge, coffee/tea pot and an outdoor gas grill as it says in the ad. The garden is spectacular as it shows in the photo so it is. There are fish in the pond but they hide sometimes. There are directions on how to operate the TV and we haven't had anyone else call with problems but we are available 7 days a week if there are problems of any kind.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Private, Quiet, and Serene Unit in Berkeley Hills / Kensington
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148762vbi
+ (510) 390-2571
Berkeley The Bay Area
Huntington Beach, CA
2

vacation stay

  • 2 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
The unit is very well-appointed to visiting the SF area, assuming you do not want to stay in the city. The unit was clean and looked as described. However, the description does say that this is a private unit. In actuality, the yard is shared with the owners (with just a broken baby gate separating the yards). The owner has dogs who can access this yard and leave their poop. Also, the unit is actually attached to the owner's home, separated simply by a door that is lockable only from the owner's side. Especially given that we have small children, this was not the most comfortable and private feeling for us. We also agree with the previous renter's comments about the tv and the fact that the deposit check is destroyed rather than returned.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Helpful votes: 4/5
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This property is a 5 minute drive to UC Berkeley. We are a 3 minute drive from Tilden Park where you can find great hiking, picnic areas, a beautiful lake with swimming and a beach. There is a steam train for children as well as a Merry-Go-Round. We are a beautiful 5 minute walk to Kensington shops, and the restaurants in this area are among the finest in the world. We are a 5 minute walk to Buses and a 15 minute walk to Bart.

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Availability & Rates

Berkeley House Rental Rates

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Amenities

Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Single sized mattress, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Airbed queen sized
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • paragliding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
This unit looks out onto a beautiful private garden with a tranquil pond. There is a toaster oven as well as a coffee maker.
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