LUXURY AND QUIET IN NORTH BERKELEY, INCLUDES HOUSEKEEPING, USE OF CAR

Shelli Oreck

Speaks french, english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LUXURY AND QUIET IN NORTH BERKELEY, INCLUDES HOUSEKEEPING, USE OF CAR

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2-3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, decks (Sleeps 4-5)

Our spacious home in the Berkeley hills is luxurious, comfortable, full of light and a pleasure to live in for up to five people. It's cozy in the winter and cool and pleasant in the summer. The rental includes weekly housekeeping and possible use of a luxury sedan.

The beautiful living room has two comfortable sofas to curl up in while watching the hawks floating on air currents over the canyon across the road, as well as cozy armchairs, well-chosen art, and a wood-burning fireplace.

The canyon view is also what you see from the large comfortable dining room that seats eight around a custom round dining table, in cushy upholstered chairs that you won't want to leave after dinner.

The large eat-in kitchen seats six who can keep the cook company while he or she uses the high quality cooking tools and appliances to cook fresh food from the nearby Monterey Market, famous Monterey Fish Company and others of Berkeley's astounding array of provisioners. The kitchen's French doors open to a private deck with table and chairs for dining surrounded by climbing roses. Take a book out here and relax on the couch or in the antique steamer chair while looking at the garden and terrace below.

Enjoy the enormous master bedroom/sitting room with its king-size bed furnished with high thread count linens, the sofa in front of the wood-burning fireplace, the antique armoire and the three sets of French doors opening the entire room to the garden terrace.

There's plenty of room in the walk-in closet and drawers for all your own things; no trying to work around the owners possessions. There's also a TV if you like to watch TV in bed.

The sybaritic master bath has a 2-person tub, a large walk-in shower and its own completely private deck. You can luxuriate in the tub with candles lit while allowing the fresh breeze in from the deck.

The second bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed, a settee, and plenty of storage. It has a view of treetops and a glimpse of the lights of San Francisco in the distance. There is a full bath adjacent.

The pretty and cozy book-filled library/TV room has a music system and a flat-screen TV with cable. Cable is included in the rental cost. A single bed can be installed here if needed, allowing the house to sleep 5 people.

For working at home, there's a large office with 2 desks, a file cabinet, 2 printers and a fax, and of course there's wi-fi throughout the house. Internet and wi-fi is included in the rental cost.

A laundry room with washer/dryer is inside the house. The house has a monitored security system. We supply you with excellent quality linens, kitchen ware, tableware.

Our housekeeper comes to clean weekly at no extra charge. The use of a luxury sedan is negotiable.

Our street is very quiet, with little traffic, but is conveniently located for all your needs.

We are within easy distance of UC Berkeley: you may walk or bike or take the direct bus which stops one block from the house. A direct bus to San Francisco stops one block away as well. BART rapid transit station is also close by.

Nearby Tilden Park has a lake, hiking, children's zoo, riding. San Francisco and Marin County are just 20 minutes away. The Napa and Sonoma Valleys are less than an hour away and offer wine-tasting, shopping, gourmet eating.

San Francisco Bay offers sailing, windsurfing, fishing, and the gorgeous coastal beaches are only a short drive away. Lake Tahoe, with sailing in the summer and snow sports in the winter, is only a few hours drive.

Berkeley's excellent food shopping is nearby, also lots of fabulous restaurants, movie theaters, live theater, libraries, museums.

Keywords: house, private residence,

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Shelli Oreck

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks french, english

We are a couple who have lived in this house for most of our married life and love to travel, collecting art and furniture as we go. In a previous career I was an interior designer and the house was my favorite project. Now that we're retired we are spending some time traveling and have decided to make the house available to others who would enjoy it as we do.

Shelli Oreck purchased this house in 1976

We came to Berkeley years ago to go to school and loved it so much we never left. It has everything one could want: beauty, convenience, cultural opportunities, outdoor activities, proximity to the big city and the country, and of course great food.

Our house is calm, private and relaxing while giving us nearly immediate access to everything San Francisco and the wine country offer.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Luxury and Quiet in North Berkeley, includes Housekeeping, Use of Car
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Berkeley The Bay Area
5

BETTER THAN HOME

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at this lovely home in the North Berkeley hills exceeded expectations. We were sorry to leave! The furnishings are luxurious but comfortable and the artwork is fabulous (how wonderful that it's displayed for all to enjoy). Owner is obviously a foodie as kitchen is well stocked, with several sets of dishes to choose from. Downstairs master retreat (including sitting area and fireplace) is warm and welcoming. Outdoor space is perfect for morning coffee or afternoon glass of wine. Housekeeper is gracious and helpful -- home is impeccable. Use of car was an added bonus. I hope to find a reason for a future stay!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Roxane, I'm happy you liked the art, it's something we love living with, and yes, we do have a fully stocked kitchen, you've discovered our foodie leanings! Glad you enjoyed the deck off the kitchen and that you were able to take advantage of it. We would love to have you back again; maybe another graduation in the family?
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Berkeley The Bay Area
San Rafael Ca
5

EASY LIVING IN A GORGEOUS HOUSE IN BERKELEY HILLS

  • 5 of 5
My husband, daughter and I stayed here for almost 2 months while waiting to move into our new house. It was an absolute pleasure living at 511 The Alameda. The house is large, sunny, comfortable and filled with wonderful art. The kitchen is well appointed, the linens clean and comfortable, the outside deck so relaxing. The house is in a wonderful location for walks and only a short drive to the best parts of Berkeley. The spa bath was a real treat! We had a problem free stay- everything is in good working order and the housekeeper can answer any questions you may have. I loved the French accents. I would very happily rent this house again!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Berkeley The Bay Area
California
5

STUNNING HOME!

  • 5 of 5
I highly recommend this beautiful home in the Berkeley hills. The decor is exceptional, and every room is extremely comfortable. The well equipped kitchen is perfect for cooking and dining. The neighborhood is charming and quiet. We didn't want to leave!
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Berkeley The Bay Area
California
5

LIKE HOME, OR MAYBE BETTER

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this lovely house while visiting friends in Berkeley. We did quite a bit of entertaining while we were there and the kitchen had everything we needed for cooking, as well as a great selection of dishes and placemats, candlesticks, etc. The double decks were great for a birthday party that we hosted.

The master bathroom has a huge tub and a walk in shower that was fun and when it was a little cool we used the romantic fireplace in the bedroom.

All in all, this was a comfortable and pleasant home away from home for us. We would stay here again.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Berkeley The Bay Area
Zurich
5

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE, WONDERFUL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Wonderfully decorated house. Everything in good shape. Friendly and helfpul landlord and landlady. Quiet and lovely neighborhood.
I recommend the house without any hesitation.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
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Movie theaters and several legitimate theaters are within minutes of the house, Berkeley's great restaurants (Chez Panisse, for example) are within walking distance, wine tasting and/or beaches are less than an hour away, wind-surfing, hiking, lectures, university classes, are all available within minutes. Whatever your interests, you can enjoy them easily.

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Availability & Rates

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Berkeley House Rental Rates

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Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
$4,200
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $200 Nightly

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Payment to be made by check or Paypal in advance of arrival. Security deposit is also required.
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Amenities

Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom ! has a huge walk-in shower and an extra large tub suitable for two. Bathroom 2 has a shower over a large tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , The library/TV room can function as a bedroom for one.
  • King size beds (1) New California King bed, top-quality mattress and box spring in the master bedroom, high count linens, Queen size Beds (1) Top quality queen size mattress and box spring in the second bedroom, high count linens, Twin or Single Beds (1) A twin bed is available to make the library an additional sleeping area
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • churches
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • basketball court
  • racquetball
  • cycling
Notes:
The house has fireplaces in both the living room and the master bedroom suite sitting area. There is a luxurious two-person oversize tub and walk-in shower in the master bath which also has a private deck. A sunny office is equipped with desks and work space for two including printers, fax, and scanner. We have views of a green canyon and trees from most windows; the house is on a quiet street but within easy walking distance to shopping, schools, and entertainment.
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