Berkeley House Rental Photos and Description
House, 7 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14-18)
Redwood House is actually in El Cerrito, 1.2 miles (2 km) from Berkeley. Berkeley is as close as the VRBO website could get.
Look at the pictures. Redwood House is a roomy, 100 year old, two-story house. Upstairs are 6 bedrooms with 6 closets, and a tiled full bathroom. There are lots of windows and sunshine. Most of the upstairs rooms have views of the hills.
Downstairs there is a huge tiled sunny kitchen with large windows, a glorious view of sunsets over Mount Tamalpais, lots of cabinets, and an antique fully-functional gas stove. The downstairs rooms have ten-foot (3 m.) coved ceilings. There are a living room separated from a large foyer by pocket doors, another tiled bathroom, this one with a Jacuzzi, a laundry room with a washer and dryer, a tiled utility room, more closets, and more built-in storage.
On the other side of the foyer are a seventh bedroom, a third tiled bathroom, a medium sitting room with one couch, a leather Morris chair and a fireplace, a second smaller kitchen, and a separate entrance.
Outside there is a small private enclosed yard on one side of the building, shaded by pine trees. On the other side is a more open yard with a lawn, roses, ornamental trees, flowers and off-street parking for two cars. There is plenty of on-street parking as well.
Diagonally across the street one way is a small park. Diagonally across the street the other way is the grassy playground of an elementary school. Most of all, in front of the house there is a handsome sixty foot (18 m) California Coast Redwood tree named Gus. The house is actually just an accessory to Gus.
It is a two block walk to the El Cerrito Plaza BART station (our commuter train system). From the station it is an 8 minute ride to downtown Berkeley and the UC campus, 28 minutes to downtown San Francisco, and 45 minutes to San Francisco International Airport. Also within near walking distance are Trader Joe’s, Starbuck’s, Barnes & Noble, two supermarkets, El Cerrito Natural Foods, the newly-restored Cerrito theater, and many good ethnic restaurants.
Redwood House is fun to live in.
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- non smoking only
About Jack Kessler
Retired old coot hoping to enjoy his senescence on your dime. :o)
Jack Kessler purchased this house in 1992
Why Jack Kessler chose Berkeley
It wasn't a vacation rental when I bought it. It became one when I lost my butt in the 2008 stock market crash.
What makes this house unique
The stereo speakers in the bedroom at the top of the stairs were the best, most accurate and musical speakers available at any price -- in 1982. They are still outstanding.