LUXURIOUS BERKELEY HOME

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Bob Dolgoff and Margarita Nicol

Speaks english, french
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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LUXURIOUS BERKELEY HOME

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

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 or businesspeople or for tourists who prefer the peace and quiet of this lovely East Bay city. 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
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bob Dolgoff and Margarita Nicol

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

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Luxurious Berkeley Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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Luxurious Berkeley Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254170vbi
(831) 252-1272 (California, USA)
Berkeley The Bay Area
Paris, France
5

Very convenient housing

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We loved having you with us and we hope you'll come again!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Luxurious Berkeley Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254170vbi
(831) 252-1272 (California, USA)
Berkeley The Bay Area
Switzerland
5

AMAZING!!! Great house! Great location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you liked our home. You are a lovely family!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Luxurious Berkeley Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254170vbi
(831) 252-1272 (California, USA)
Berkeley The Bay Area
Massachuettes
5

Our home away from home.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
My husband and I leave in MA and spend 4 months a year in Berkeley to be nearer our grandchildren. For the last three years we have rented Bob and Margarita's home for two months in the spring and two months in the fall. The kitchen bedroom and bath are stocked with everything you could possibly need and the house and all else is spotlessly clean. Bob and Margarita are the best "landlords", they are there when you need them and beyond that you may get to say hello a few times. They are lovely, lovely people. From the house you can walk to dozens of places; bakery, Peets, Starbucks, great restaurants, Monterey market, Andronico's, a new Safe way. I walked to the University and took pottery classes. We loved this area of Berkeley so much we recently bought a house around the corner.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. You were great guests too1 We are happy to have you now as neighbors, just around the corner! Margarita + Bob
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Luxurious Berkeley Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254170vbi
(831) 252-1272 (California, USA)
Berkeley The Bay Area
Seattle
5

Perfect Stay in Berkeley

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
Had a wonderful stay in Berkeley -it felt like home immediately and the owners are wonderful-helpful, friendly, and unbelievably accomodating. The house has every amenity and more-including bacon and eggs and a great bottle of wine! we can't wait to return on our next trip to Berkeley-Thanks Bob and Margarita!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious Berkeley Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254170vbi
(831) 252-1272 (California, USA)
Berkeley The Bay Area
Panton, Vermont
5

Very comfortable home away from home.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
My wife and I spent a week here. The home is very handsomely outfitted. The furniture was comfortable. The entertainment system, i.e.. music and video, was very good quality (unfortunately still 200 channels and nothing on). The kitchen was well set up and there were plenty of spices and condiments to supplement your meal preparation. I think it unfortunate that more rentals don't leave items like herbs and spices available. It's always a drag to have to buy them when you'll only use a little and have to leave it.
We met Bob and he was very welcoming and helped us map out the way to the restaurants and Tilden Park where we spent a lot of time walking.
We found the home comfortable, clean, and quiet. Also, this neighborhood is lovely with handsome , very personal landscapes. We would be glad to stay here again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
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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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Availability & Rates

Berkeley House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
UC Berkeley Graduation
May 14 2014 - May 25 2014
$250
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$200
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pay by check. $500 deposit. Full payment due 30 days before arrival.
Notes No reservations without a telephone call. We want to talk to prospective guests.
Rate for longer stays negotiable. One time nonrefundable cleaning fee $110.00
One week or longer stays preferred.
No shoes in the house.
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Amenities

Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

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