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Luxurious Berkeley Home

Bob Dolgoff and Margarita Nicol

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Bob Dolgoff and Margarita Nicol

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
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Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015
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Luxurious Berkeley Home

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Berkeley House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Please note - we accept guests for approximately half of the year. At this point there is no availability until April 2015.

Our beautiful home is underutilized. We are a married couple with grown children and two homes, one in Berkeley, the other in Santa Cruz. We go back and forth. Both of us work full time. The wife, Margarita, is a business owner; The husband, Bob, is a physician in practice in Berkeley.

You are most welcome to stay in our home. Usually we have a 1 week minimum. Our 1320 square ft Berkeley home has two bedrooms and one bath. We the owners, Margarita and Bob, have a cottage + studio home in the back of the property and we stay there when we are in Berkeley. The cottage / studio are not attached to the 1320 sq ft house you would be renting but the back of the studio is next to the rear deck of the main house. There is plenty of privacy. The cottage/studio is accessed by a different entrance than the entrance you would use.

Our house is meticulously maintained, clean, airy, and fully equipped. It is located in what is generally acknowledged as one of the most desirable areas of Berkeley, close to wonderful restaurants, shops, and walking streets.

Our place is perfect for visiting scholars, scientists, business or creative people. for tourists who prefer the peace and quiet of this lovely East Bay city. Many of our guests have been people with children or other relatives or friends in the area. There is easy and fast access to downtown San Francisco via public transportation; bus and BART stations are in easy walking distance from our house.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bob Dolgoff and Margarita Nicol (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015

About Bob Dolgoff and Margarita Nicol

Husband: physician. Wife: businesswoman. We have 5 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Yes, cute! Most of the year we don't need our 1320 sq foot house; we are very happy in our cottage and studio. We'll give you as much privacy as you want but if you want It would also be fun to tell you all about our town and neighborhood. We know you'll enjoy the area and our home.

Bob Dolgoff and Margarita Nicol purchased this house in 2005

Why Bob Dolgoff and Margarita Nicol chose Berkeley

We didn't buy it as a vacation rental. It is our home. You will have full use of the appliances, dishes, etc. and you can even use the staples and spices you find in the pantry and the refrigerator.

What makes this house unique

Great location. Walk to UC Berkeley. Solano Avenue with its shops and restaurants is just 3 blocks away. Express bus to San Francisco is one block away. You can walk to the North Berkeley BART station. If you don't know about the climate in our area let us tell you -- it seldom gets very hot in the summer (almost no one has air conditioning) or too cold in the winter (no frost or snow). Winters can be rainy and cool, it almost never rains all summer long but it can be foggy and cool. Our usual summer weather features fog or clouds in the morning clearing by Noon, then bright sunshine all afternoon, and then fog in the evening. In the summer we can have spells when it is overcast for days at a time. September and October are frequently our hottest months. In the winter it can by drizzly for days at at time or warm and sunny for days at a time or bright sunny and warm for days at a time.

The neighborhood is fabulous. Tree-lined streets, homes with beautiful landscaping, lots of flowers even in the winter. Shopping streets a few blocks away are lined with boutiques, bakeries, restaurants of all kinds, specialty food stores, bookstores, cafes, etc. You'll have fun just walking around.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Luxurious Berkeley Home
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
Cambridge, massachusetts
5

A Gem

  • 5 of 5

I feel a bit like the restaurant reviewer who is loathe to celebrate the charms of a perfect small restaurant : suppose it gets so popular, so crowded, there'll be no more room for him? Bob and Margarita's house is a marvel: I visit the Bay Area often, sometimes to teach or lecture, sometimes to visit my son--I've tried other rentals, hotels. But this is really a house in which people live, not a pit stop for transients. And such a house ! Immaculate, beautifully proportioned rooms, full of light -- outside, lemon trees and roses. For someone who doesn't drive (I don't) a perfect location: Hopkins is nearby, with its legendary fish market and beautiful produce; Solano is an easy walk in another direction, the Gourmet Ghetto only slightly longer . No spectacular views, but the calm solace of a quiet , tree lined street. Given a choice, I'd never stay elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Louise. We were so happy to have you as our guest and we look forward to your return! Bob + Margarita
Columbus, IN
5

Absolutely Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely home over the Memorial day weekend, as we were visiting my son who was living in the Oakland area. I have rented homes through VRBO before, but this home was the most beautiful place we have rented yet! It had all the amenities, a wonderful back porch for sitting and talking. We had a really great stay and the owners were fantastic!! This was so much more comfortable than getting a hotel in San Francisco. It's a lovely home, in a lovely neighborhood, with top notch decor and furnishings. We have a great stay!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Great place to stay in Berkeley

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying in this very charming house. The place is very comfortable, clean and well appointed. The appliances are top quality. The location is convenient, safe and pedestrians friendly. We felt very at home and welcomed. The owners were very friendly, warm and always available to help. We arrived late in the evening but they were there to greet us. There were plenty of supplies and essential provisions (not to mention bottles of great californian wines) waiting for us. Our 13 year old daughter enjoyed having her own bed room with a big bed and playing the piano. We would recommend this place, the owners and would certainly come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay at Bob and Margarita's house was superb. We were given a wonderful welcome, with thoughtful grocery provisions waiting for us; just what you need after a long journey! The house itself is lovely, a mix of homely and contemporary and most importantly it was spotless and very well kitted out. It is in a fantastic location, with great local shops and amenities plus the BART is just a short walk away. The house is very child friendly - our children (5 and 3 years old) both loved it and our hosts were very kind to them. The back terrace is compact but still gave them plenty of space to play outside. All in all, a perfect place to stay: we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words!
Paris, France
5

Very convenient housing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a family of four, for 5 months, during a University semester. The house is perfectly located. We have been living there without a car, able to move around walking and riding bikes. When a car was needed, we always found a Zipcar at walking distance.

The house is well furnished, and equiped with all commodities. The owners are always helpful and the very few problems we had in 5 months were quickly and efficiently solved.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We loved having you with us and we hope you'll come again!
Switzerland
5

AMAZING!!! Great house! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

I can't believe we were so lucky! This house is large, clean and comfortable. We were welcomed with a bowl of fresh fruit, a lovely bottle of wine and a fridge filled with juice, milk and other basics. The kitchen has everything you need to cook anything and everything! This home is conveniently located near Solano Ave. and the Gourmet Guetto. The owners were helpful and friendly. They assisted us on more than one occasion. We had a baby bed delivered to their home prior to our arrival, which allowed us to arrive late in the evening from Switzerland with our 2 small children and put them straight to sleep in a safe place. We cannot say enough about this house. It's warm, inviting and has everything you need! A big thank you to Bob and Margarita!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you liked our home. You are a lovely family!

Map

Car: not necessary

Beaches Are an Hour's Drive Away, the High Sierra Mountains, Yosemite, and Lake Tahoe Are 3 1/2 Hours Drive Away, Muir Woods (Redwoods, the World's Tallest Trees) Are an Hour Away. San Francisco is 25' away by car except during rush hour when it is 1 hour away! Take BART (our rapid transit rail system). You can walk to the BART station in 20 - 25 minutes or you can take the bus to the city; the bus stop is a block away.

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Berkeley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
UC Graduation
May 9 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $110
Notes We like to talk on the telephone with prospective guests. .
One time nonrefundable cleaning fee $110.00
One week or longer stays preferred.
No shoes in the house. No tax at present but the City of Berkeley may start imposing a tax and if so it will be passed on to you. We will inform you of that as soon as we know about this.
Pay by check or paypal $500 deposit. Full payment due 15 - 30 days before arrival. Cancellation policy will be described as per agreement prior to finalizing a reservation
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Amenities

Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
no shoes in the house

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