BEAUTIFUL LARGE MID-CENTURY FLAT WITH VIEWS

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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BEAUTIFUL LARGE MID-CENTURY FLAT WITH VIEWS

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Take this opportunity to spend a week to several months in a beautiful one bedroom flat in our comfortable mid-century home in the Berkeley Hills. With 1400 sq ft and an open plan of living, dining and kitchen, all looks out to a view of the bay, the hills, San Francisco and Oakland. The bedroom suite is tucked behind with a hot tub deck. All is on one level, several steps off the street.

We are conveniently located half-way between Tilden Park, the Gourmet Ghetto and UC Berkeley/downtown. There is easy access by foot or bus and BART. Several walkways between streets will help you get down quickly to the bus on Euclid and the Vine-Shattuck gourmet shopping and eating.

This flat would be ideal for a couple who would enjoy the quiet, verdant setting with the opportunity for indoor-outdoor living . There is a large deck off the living space which gets morning and afternoon light and another more private deck with a hot tub off the bedroom. You will find quality appliances and furnishings to make your stay as pleasant and convenient as possible.

Book a long or short term rental now to enjoy the mild temperatures and gorgeous Bay Area setting with many potential excursions to natural wonders such as Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, Mt Lassen or Shasta, as well as closer attractions such as Napa Valley, Monterey Bay, Mendocino or Pebble Beach.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Owner
Advertiser since 2009
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About The Owner

My husband and I are retired and interested in traveling and volunteering in other countries. We have raised our family here but now find that we have the ability to wander farther afield. Our son,who is a graduate student at CAL, lives on the property and is your host, on our behalf.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1999

Why The Owner chose Berkeley

We chose to buy and live in the San Francisco Bay Area for its diversity of geography, people, theater, art and music. We have loved living in Berkeley for the past 30 years. We offer part of our home so others may enjoy the temperate climate and wonderful opportunities to explore California from this unique location.

What makes this apartment unique

It is a quiet here, above the city, but within walking distance to many fine restaurants and shops as well as public transportation to San Francisco and beyond. We also love the southwest orientation of the house allowing us to enjoy the sun as it rises and sets with glorious views. Halfway up the hill between Tilden Park and the commercial area we enjoy great views, sunsets and walks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a terrific stay at the flat. It is simply perfect, and we have absolutely no complaints. We are already talking about next year and considering a longer stay perhaps. Of course the fabulous weather we've had has made it even more appealing. Reading on the deck, looking at that spectacular bay view, breathing in the intoxicating scents of so many exotic plants, and walking the delightful neighborhoods have been wonderful, not to mention the proximity to Tilden, Redwood, and Pt. Pinole parks. Julian talked about Briones, which we're actually planning to hike in today. The kitchen is wonderfully supplied with plenty of utensils and dishes and even spices. You have a real gem here!
Mar 2013
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Large Mid-Century Flat with Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Beautiful Large Mid-Century Flat with Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p275070vb
(310)-492-5733
Berkeley The Bay Area
Costa Mesa, CA
5

The Perfect Blend

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this mid century beauty while visiting my son who just started his first year at Cal. It was the perfect home away from home: all the amenities were perfect and the layout of the home is very well thought out. We loved exploring the hills and Tilden park which are basically in the backyard and being so close to great shops and restaurants in town. Although it was the two of us for overnights, we were able to have our sons and friends in and out just like we were home.. AND have a dinner for 5 to celebrate my son's birthday- we lucked out with amazing weather that allowed us to enjoy meals on the deck. It was truly hard to leave but we look forward to booking again for our next visit.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We hope you will come back to visit your son!
business
Beautiful Large Mid-Century Flat with Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p275070vb
(310)-492-5733
Berkeley The Bay Area
5

Beautiful Apartment - Stunning Views!

  • 5 of 5
This home was not only beautiful in every way but so comfortable, immaculate and well-equipped. The views in the living room & from the deck are stunning. The owners were so gracious, checking-in to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed.
I thought I lost my Kindle but got an email a few days later from Elizabeth, the owner saying she found it and shipped it back to me in NY. It would have been so easy have kept it but that's not the kind of people they are. We would consider ourselves very fortunate if this property was available the next time we come to Berkeley.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I hope you do return and enjoy another stay with us!
business
Beautiful Large Mid-Century Flat with Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p275070vb
(310)-492-5733
Berkeley The Bay Area
5

A Five-Star Berkeley Stay

  • 5 of 5
By now it should be clear from the photos and reviews what an outstanding property this is. We can only agree with the many five-star ratings that have already been posted. An eclectic library of books left by previous renters adds to the feeling of home as does an outstanding puzzle collection and the fully equipped kitchen that lacks nothing if you should decide to cook rather than take advantage of the diverse dining opportunities in Berkeley. A perfect tasteful balance is struck between a rental property with so many personal effects that you feel you are staying in someone else's home and a property that has been stripped of all personal effects and feels like a corporate stay.

Rather than repeat all the positive things others have said, I will echo a word of caution to those with large cars that are unfamiliar with the undefined rules of the road when driving on narrow two-way streets with parking that frequently only allow one car to pass. For those who have done a lot of driving in Europe, this is nothing unusual. The good thing is that it is very rare to ever meet an oncoming car. There is very little traffic on these streets. Residents are quick to pull over into the parking lane to allow you to pass as you should when the situation seems to require it. It is best not to always follow a GPS since they calculate the shortest or quickest route and will take you on many more narrow winding streets than necessary. It is possible to take some of the larger main roads including Marin Avenue that get you close without following the smaller streets. If your stay is a longer one, it is worth learning where the main roads are. There probably should be more concave mirrors strategically placed on poles, but there is an argument they lead to more reckless driving and it is better just to proceed at low speed cautiously around blind bends. None of this is meant to detract from the property which has so many beautiful features to recommend it. Just be cautious if your driving skills are poor. Even a minor fender bender could spoil what should otherwise be a grand stay.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Your point is well taken. As residents we are accustomed to driving in the hills but guests may not be. I think the solution is to not be in hurry so that caution is always foremost. It is possible to keep to the larger roads until the last three blocks. I will post simpler directions for guests from the two airports as it is true that GPS routes use smaller roads.
business
Beautiful Large Mid-Century Flat with Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p275070vb
(310)-492-5733
Berkeley The Bay Area
5

Quintessential North Berkeley Hills Living

  • 5 of 5
Owners description and other reviews say it all. Hooked on the place and come back every year. Favorite pastime is picking up bread at the Cheese Board in the Gourmet Ghetto each morning for breakfast on the terrace overlooking the bay.
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that tasty image. It is irresistible!
business
Beautiful Large Mid-Century Flat with Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p275070vb
(310)-492-5733
Berkeley The Bay Area
Winston-Salem, NC
5

Perfect Apartment and location for visiting SF Bay Area

  • 5 of 5
Very tasteful, well equipped, comfortable, private, beautiful views; all one could ever want in the Berkeley Hills. My wife and I have returned each fall for several years, and look forward to returning for many more. Definitely one of VRBO's best.
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kudos. We like having visitors return year after year!
business
Beautiful Large Mid-Century Flat with Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p275070vb
(310)-492-5733
Berkeley The Bay Area
5

A feast for the senses

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place. The home is very comfortable and the view of the bay and the lights of SF at night from the large front windows is just breathtaking. The terrace was sunny for most of the day with lovely reclining chairs and the scent from the surrounding plants and trees was like nothing I've ever experienced. It's all a feast for the senses and makes for a wonderful retreat.

I do agree with another visitor who said it's best to approach the house for the first time in daylight as finding it and parking in the driveway can be a bit tricky at first. I was there alone for most of my 10-day stay, exploring the surrounding area by car during the day and enjoying the house in the late afternoons/evenings.

When I travel, I like to be within walking distance of restaurants for dinner, and evening activities. Though there are hidden stairways leading down to the town, they're quite steep and long, and it's a mile then from the stairs to the nearest restaurants so I had to use the car at night. But, except for that detail, it was a lovely apartment that felt like a very private house. I'd highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Car: recommended

WE are halfway up the hill in the North Berkeley residential area, within walking distance of Tilden Park and a shopping area/restaurant area (the Gourmet Ghetto).

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Berkeley Apartment Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
$150
$980
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $80

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Berkeley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Solar electric
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