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Sophisticated Flat with Spectacular Bay/Golden Gate/~SF~ Views

Gillian Eversole Servais

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Gillian Eversole Servais

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2015
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Sophisticated Flat with Spectacular Bay/Golden Gate/~SF~ Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Berkeley Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Enjoy a quiet and secluded visit, in the hills just minutes from UC or downtown Berkeley. This contemporary hillside retreat is a one-of-a-kind work of art, with hand plastered walls, limestone kitchen and bathrooms, and open beam ceilings. Beautiful living/dining room and deck with spectacular bay views.

As well as two large bedrooms with private baths, this flat features a study and a family room complete with built in bookcases and ample storage. There is a washer/dryer and laundry room, too. This flat is comfortably and eclectically furnished.

Located in the hills above the Claremont Hotel the light filled flat is the entire lower floor of a very private home. There is a separate entrance through a hand made gate.

'The look is rustic elegant, with limestone on the floor, slabs of sandstone as hearths, and beautiful old wood for the exposed beams and doors. The influences are Mediterranean and early Monterey with a dash of Southwest.' Diablo Magazine's July 2008 'More Heart Than Ego'

The owner or her agent will open and set up the flat, greet you upon arrival, explain and demonstrate all aspects of the property, and close up when you depart. During your visit she will be on call to answer questions and take care of any issues that might arise. She has in depth knowledge of Bay Area and the surrounding area.

Free WiFi

Appliances in kitchen – refrigerator, range, microwave, portable dishwasher

Fully equipped kitchen – dishes, cutlery, glassware, pots and pans

Full laundry room - washer, dryer and massive amounts of storage

Master bedroom has a walk in closet, sitting area and there is a limestone, custom built shower in the private bathroom. There is also a small outdoor sitting area that looks into the woods.

A deck for al fresco dining overlooking the bay.

Fully furnished with an eclectic blend of antiques and modern pieces from all over the world.

An extensive library includes many travel books (lots on Northern California), children's books and Art books.

The 2 TVs are in the Living Room and the Family Room.

The separate office has a built in desk and shelving.

KINDLY NOTE THAT VRBO EMAILS HAVE BEEN HACKED ON OCCASION. HILLSIDE RETREAT WILL NEVER ASK FOR FUNDS TO BE WIRED, OR SUGGEST PRE-PAY DISCOUNTS. BEWARE EMAIL RESPONSES THAT ARE NOT SIGNED, AND ALWAYS CALL ME IF ANYTHING SEEMS AMISS.

The owner lives upstairs with a dog and two cats. Every effort is made to keep the animals out of the flat but occasionally they will slip in. If you have serious pet allergies it's possibly not the rental for you.

Also check out our other California listing in Palm Springs VRBO listing# 220729

Keywords: Flat, apartment, quiet, private, Berkeley, UC Berkeley,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Gillian Eversole Servais (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2015

About Gillian Eversole Servais

Gillian, an artist and architectural designer, designed and built this home in 1999. She lives with a dog and two cats in the flat upstairs.

Gillian Eversole Servais purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Gillian Eversole Servais chose Berkeley

The Berkeley hills offer one of the most relaxing and beautiful locations. A semi private driveway leads you to this country setting just minutes from downtown Berkeley, The University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco. The site attracted me because from one side the view is of the SF bay and the Golden Gate and from the other side it is a private, wooded hillside. It is truly the best of both worlds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gillian

We arrived back in UK this afternoon, we had a great time traveling down the coast and saw tremendous views and quite a bit of wildlife. Our holiday started perfectly in Berkeley, lovely apartment, very well situated for everything around the Bay Area and of course last and certainly not least was the wonderful view from the balcony. Not sure that photos do it justice.

Thank you very much also for returning the deposit so promptly, we received both transactions although only today for the 2nd one on our return home.

We will certainly recommend your apartment to anybody in UK wishing to visit San Francisco area.

Thank you and regards,

Kim, Alison , Dawn and Allan
Aug 2012
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

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Sophisticated Flat with Spectacular Bay/Golden Gate/~SF~ Views
average rating of 4.969697 based on 39 reviews
5

Artistic and romantic

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with two kids (of 4 and 7) and everybody loved the place and the owner. This is, probably, the most artistic and romantic place I have ever rented. The house is located rather high on the hill above Elmwood, Berkeley (it is one of the highest in the area) and the view from the deck to Golden Gate and Bay bridges, to San Francisco and to the port of Oakland are really fabulous. We also highly appreciate the esthetics of the design of the house and of the apartment.

The house has neighbors only on one of four sides and they are, basically, invisible since their house is one level below. Somebody who wants to escape from an overpopulated city for a while would particularly appreciate this place.

The owner is very kind and friendly.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anton! It was a delight having you here and hopefully your trip home wasn't to arduous. All the best, Gillian
5

Great getaway from it all

  • 5 of 5

My family (4 adults) enjoyed our stay in the Berkeley area and this hillside apartment made it all that more pleasant, relaxing and fun. The views from the private front deck were so beautiful day and night with distant panoramic views of Alcatraz and all the sights in the Bay.

Apartment has 2 spacious bedrooms with full baths plus den, living room, laundry and fully appointed kitchen. All we needed to buy was food and libations.

The home is convenient (with a car) to everything Berkeley area has to offer and is well maintained.

Hope to be back often in the area to visit with family.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bob! It was great to have you and your family here. I'll look forward to seeing you in the future.
Anderson, CA
5

This is a great place to stay in the Bay Area!

  • 5 of 5

This flat is very beautiful, comfortable and serene. The simple, open design of it is very inviting and attractive. The owner is warm, friendly and helpful, but we definitely felt we had our own space. The flat is more attractive than the photos convey. I would recommend this vacation rental completely. It was easy to get into San Francisco for activities and back again for a peaceful evening. There are many fine dining establishments located nearby.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eva. It was a pleasure having you here.
Michigan
5

Extraordinary home, view and host

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this home, the view or Gillian, the owner. We knew from the the listing that we would have a view but were truly amazed at just how stunning it was. The house is beautifully designed and decorated. Extremely comfortable for two couples. We entertained one evening with about a dozen people with plenty of room and Gillian was most gracious about the parking, extra furniture and even tolerated our Irish music session on the deck as we enjoyed the sunset. You will definitely need a car with this home but it was not a far drive from anything we wanted to do. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen it was delightful having you here. The music was a bonus for me! Thank you.
5

bigger than it looks; excellent view; lovely hostess

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do this apartment no justice. The place is larger on the inside than it looks in the photos, and the view from the front porch/living room is better than you can imagine. You're also close by car to a million fun activities and day trips. But with this view, you won't want to leave the apartment. Also it's quiet and cozy inside so you can sleep in and have romantic meals or whatever.

The owner lives upstairs, she has a big (gentle) dog that barks once in a while, and parking is limited, but the host is very accommodating. Definitely you need a car to rent this place, as it's up a really steep hill and there's no public transportation nearby. There are about 10 stairs to climb down from the driveway, so it might not be ideal if you're mobility impaired.

The host is great: we had a couple of parties, one of which included like 10 children who made a ton of noise, and she didn't complain. She let us borrow her BBQ as well. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Josh! It was a pleasure having you and your family here.
5

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and charming in the Berkeley Hills -- perfect spot to stay with a spectacular view!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Norman. It was a pleasure having you here.

Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Oakland
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Claremont Hotel and Resort
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Jack London Sq, Oakland
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Claremont Country Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Emeryville or Oakland
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 24 and Hwy 13
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rick and Anns
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Berkeley
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $375 Per night

Berkeley Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$375
$1,650
$4,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Notes The refundable security deposit is due upon booking. The rent and cleaning fee is due 15 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Berkeley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The Master bath has a custom built limestone shower and the second bathroom has a tub shower combination.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The Master bedroom and the second bedroom have comfortable Queen Beds. There is a twin sized air mattress that can be made up in the family room or office. A comfortable, queen, fold out couch is in the family room and it features an air mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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