|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
This newly and meticulously built 850 square foot apartment is situated in one of the most exclusive and charming neighborhoods of North Berkeley Hills away from crowds. This lovely flat is ideal for executives,scholars,or vacationers who want to stay in a beautiful large flat and enjoy bay views of San Francisco. One of the most celebrated neighborhoods and world renown, the Gourmet Ghetto is within walking distance. This area is known for the high concentration of fine eating establishments including Chez Panisse by Alice Waters, the Cheese Board Collective, as well as the first ever Peet's Coffee & Tea. Gourmet dining, sidewalk cafes, bakeries, coffee houses, wine shops, boutiques, artisan home decor, galleries, and flower stands all lend the area a European ambiance.
This spacious flat has all the amenities of a small home featuring a new kitchen with granite counter tops, maple cabinets, equipped with new appliances, cookware, dinnerware and linens.
The Master bedroom has a queen bed, sitting area, large walk in closet, and a generous wide dresser for your belongings. The bathroom features a shower with non stop hot water and sink. The large living room boasts an electric fireplace with an adjustable flame and blower, pull out couch, leather recliner, television, and DVD player. Sit out on your large deck with a morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy the gorgeous views this unit has to offer. Washer and dryer are also set-up for your use.
Across the street and just a couple minutes walk is John Hinkel Park. A historical landmark with magnificent oak groves, picnic areas, hiking and trails. During the summer months opera performances are offered free to the public in the park's amphitheatre.
All utilities are included along with cable TV, water, gas, electricity, telephone, fax and high speed internet. We also have a PC for your use. The flat has good sound insulation as the entire house went through a major remodel recently. There is ample free street parking and public transportation and freeways are close by.
San Francisco is a 20 minute drive. Napa Valley is only a 40 minute drive. The flat is centrally and conveniently located to many wonderful attractions offered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Kirk has many years of experience in property management and understands customer satisfactions . He lives on the upper flat with his lovely wife, Jaleh. You can be assured that any reasonable requests will be honored or if you need anything special we are close by and can help.
The Owner purchased this apartment in 2008
We are in early stages of semi-retirement. We moved to this area because we think it is one of the most beautiful spots in the world and offers a fantastic climate. We enjoy the fabulous views, the proximity to wonderful restaurants, theaters, arts, cultural events, shopping and all the other wonderful attractions this area has to offer. We think you will love it also!
My wife and I live on the upper flat ; We are always available to respond to your reasonable requests or inquiries.
We highly recommend this rental! Our recent trip was the second time that we rented from Kirk and Jaleh. The first time we rented the smaller apartment and this time the larger one since we were having relatives stay with us. When we arrived, once again, Kirk greeted us and showed us around the apartment. Kirk is very considerate, gracious, and friendly and even had a gift basket of wine, bread, cheese, and olives waiting for us. Kirk also provided information about local events that he thought we would enjoy. The apartments are private, quiet, comfortably stylish, immaculately clean, well organized, and had everything we needed, including a washer and dryer. Also, high quality bathroom and laundry supplies were provided. It is a fabulous home away from home! The property itself is outstanding and the location is excellent! It is in a quiet and safe neighborhood, free parking, plenty to do, and close to everything. From the deck we watched the deer and birds and it was very peaceful. We are looking forward to our next CA vacation and renting from Kirk!
We loved our two-week stay on Southampton Avenue. It's a really lovely spot. Very peaceful. Our hosts, Kirk and Jaleh, were really lovely people, and did anything possible to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed.
My husband and I spent two weeks in this lovely two bedroom downstairs apartment. The rooms were comfortable and well decorated plus the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed for cooking our meals. One of the nicest parts of our trip was the hospitality of our hosts. I highly recommend this flat to anyone looking for convenience and comfort in the Berkeley hills.
We just returned home from a wonderful week staying in this apartment in the Berkeley Hills. We were in town with our three young children visiting friends and doing some sight-seeing. The rental is optimally located in Berkeley: it is a leisurely walk from shopping and restaurants on Solano Ave and, unlike rentals over in SF, parking is free and freely available. It is an easy jumping off point for travel around the Bay Area. I also think that it would be a great location for visiting researchers or faculty, or for parents visiting children at UC Berkeley.
Location aside, the owners (Jaleh and Kirk) live in attached apartment and are attentive and thoughtful hosts. The apartment is clean and in great condition and stocked with all the basics (pots, pans, cutlery and other cooking tools as well as spices) that one might need when wanting to eat in some evenings or mornings. While we only stayed for a week, we would happily return, and very likely try to stay for two to three weeks on our next visit.
My husband and I stayed in this rental during the Christmas holiday. We hosted Christmas and Birthday dinners for family members, and found the apartment to be well equipped to easily make and serve dinners for five people. It can comfortably seat six at the dining table. The owners, Kirk and Jaleh, are warm and generous; while they live on site, they are certainly not intrusive, though they were available if we did need anything (we didn't). The apartment is private, quiet, comfortably stylish, very clean and well organized. There are beautiful S.F. Bay views off the master bedroom and dining room (including a lovely deck), and it's located in a lush, green area in the Berkeley Hills that provided a gorgeous backdrop for walks and photo taking. There's lots of wildlife (birds, deer, squirrels, etc.) to watch, too. It's a five or ten minute drive to shopping, restaurants, or BART for a fun day in S.F. We're hoping this rental is available every time we visit the Bay Area! What a find!
A really great apartment for 4 adults, with all mod cons, including top of the range washing machine and drier. Located in a lovely, leafy, residential area with a 10 minute downhill walk to the local shops - the walk back is very steep, so may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.
Kirk and Jaleh, the owners, live on site above the apartment, so are on hand to help with anything. After a long journey to arrive at the apartment, nothing was more welcome than a bottle of wine, bread, cheese and olives that they'd left for us.
The apartment was spotlessly clean, with 2 bathrooms and bedrooms, as well as a small veranda. If I return to the area, I'd not hesitate to book this accommodation again.
Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA (Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA) --- San Francisco is a 20 minute drive. Napa Valley is only a 40 minute drive. The flat is centrally and conveniently located to many wonderful attractions offered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Across the street and just a couple minutes walk is John Hinkel Park. A historical landmark with magnificent oak groves, picnic areas, hiking and trails. During the summer months opera performances are offered free to the public in the park's amphitheater.
Other Activities: parasailing, wildlife viewing, racquetball, miniature golf, shopping, boating, basketball, kayaking, hot air ballooning
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200.00|
|Notes||Minimum stay is 7 nights during Thanksgiving , Christmas and New Year Hoilidays .Please call owner regarding any questions 415-819-7777|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.