: San Francisco
: Jack London Square
: Ashby and Rockridge BART
: HWY 24 to 580
: Rodeo Beach and Baker Beach, Temescal Beach closer
: Tilden Park and Mira Vista
: 2 blocks
Car: not necessary
Elmwood is a much loved and historical town in the city of Berkeley. It is 5 minutes to CAL Berkeley, and the East Bay Regional Park district. There are great farmer's markets daily throughout Berkeley and the San Francisco bay. Sheltered by rolling hills and the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is a vibrant and spirited city with much to do and see.
Within Berkeley's 18 square miles, a visitor can hear a symphony or a jazz quartet, stroll through a redwood forest or a rose garden, shop for Tibetan jewelry or sportswear from The Gap, play a round of golf, take a yoga class, catch a world-premiere play or first-run film, embark on a sport fishing excursion or enjoy an architectural walking tour.
Consummately Californian in its setting — but international in its cultural landscape — Berkeley is also home to the University of California, Berkeley, which lends an academic air to the entire city.
From the house you can walk to gourmet Ici icecream, and wonderful ethnic and fine restaurants
Other Activities: Kayaking, shopping, boating, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, basketball, hot air ballooning. Surfing and sailing on Berkeley's Marina, with CAL Adventures - equipment provided. Swimming at Strawberry Canyon Pools - outdoors in a lush green setting on periphery of CAL Campus. Golf at Tilden Park with lessons for adults and kids and great course. Also at Mira Vista Golf Club - fabulous course in the El Cerrito hills about 15 mins away. Hiking the Berkeley Fire Trail - look it up on Yelp and google it - an uphill hike that is close to the house and rewards you with spectacular panoramic bay views .
Golf: Tilden Golf Course, Berkeley, 5 mins away; Mira Vista Golf Club El Cerrito, 15 mins, Pebble Beach Golf Club 2 hours Berkeley's historical Elmwood House, a 1905 Edwardian duplex, is a very early and prominent landmark in Berkeley's sought-after Elmwood district. This is one of Berkeley's grand old dames with original details, much character and wonderful architectural detail yet updated kitchen and bath. Located in one of Berkeley's most loved neighborhoods where family pot-luck dinners are common on front lawns throughout summer, tree-lined streets are teeming with kids on bicycles, neighbors gather on front porches and street corners, and history and brown-shingle homes abound, the Elmwood is one of Berkeley's most prized neighborhoods!
This lovely quintessential Berkeley home is located on a quiet Cul-de-sac in a friendly neighborhood. It is a wonderfully bright, sunny and spacious period residence, luxuriously appointed and ideally located within walking distance of College and Telegraph Avenues where you will find fine dining, ethnic restaurants, bookstores, theatre, Berkeley's university campus, and more. Walk to historical Telegraph Avenue, or stroll along College Avenue, from the town of Rockridge at one end, and the California College of Art, to the University of California of Berkeley (CAL) at the other end.
Ski: It is about 3.5 hours to Tahoe for skiing . Equipment rentals are there and also locally available in Berkeley