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SPRUCE STREET - A HIDEAWAY IN THE BERKELEY HILLS

Owner

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2014
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SPRUCE STREET - A HIDEAWAY IN THE BERKELEY HILLS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Berkeley House Rental Photos and Description

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Spruce Street is a beautiful studio apartment in our craftsman home located on Spruce Street in North Berkeley. The entrance is in the back of the house, through the lovely landscaped back yard. The house is perched on top of a park, Grotto Rock, and has oustanding bay views. The yard is filled with flowers and fruit trees.

The apartment has everything you need, including a full kitchen complete with four burner stove and oven and full sized refrigerator and a newly remodeled bathroom. The bathroom has a large shower, tiled with art glass, and a marble sink area. Towels and linens are provided. There is a view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the sleeping area and a private deck. A bottle of wine and fresh flowers await you.

The house is convenient to UC Berkeley (it is 1.5 miles North of campus), to transportation (the 67 bus stop is very close) and to shopping districts. From the house you can walk 1/2 mile to Solano Avenue which has lots of restaurants and shops or walk 3/4 mile to Berkeley's gourmet ghetto (including Chez Panisse). Going uphill a mile is Tilden park for hiking and children's activities. There is plenty of unlimited parking on the street in front of the house.

North Berkeley is a magical place.

Here is what poet had to say about the Street:

Spruce Street, Berkeley

If a street is named for a tree,

it is right that flowers

bloom purple and feel like cats,

that people are leaves drifting

downhill in the morning fog.

Everyone came outside to see

the moon setting like a perfect

orange mouth dipped up to heaven.

Now the cars sleep against curbs.

If I write a letter,

how will I make it long enough?

There is a place to stand

where you can see so many lights

you forget you are one of them.

by Naomi Shihab Nye

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More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2014

About The Owner

I have been in love with Berkeley since I arrived here in 1971. In those days, I'd come up to the hills and watch the twinkling lights in the distance, to take a vacation in my own town. I never dreamed I would live in the Berkeley Hills but in 1993 my partner and I bought an old brown shingle craftman home - the oldest house on the block - then a fixer upper - with a rental unit on the ground floor. Since then we have landscaped, remodeled, and adopted two children. We love our home and enjoy sharing it with others. For 14 years we had a long term renter in the apartment. Since renting short term through VRBO we've met people from all over the world - Holland, Germany, France, Brazil, Korea - and all over the United States. We're now expected our third repeat visitor. Our hope is that visitors love it here as much as we do.

The Owner purchased this house in 1993

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Spruce Street - a Hideaway in the Berkeley Hills
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
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Spruce Street - a Hideaway in the Berkeley Hills
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137782vb
Berkeley The Bay Area
Alhambra, CA
5

Great Fit for My Trip

  • 5 of 5
This was a great spot for my long weekend in Berkeley for its inaugural half marathon. The view of the bay with GG Bridge in the distance is wonderful! The studio itself was cozy and well-maintained. It had everything I needed including a fully equipped kitchen. The studio is near the top of a steep hill, but I had my car, so it and other points in Berkeley were very accessible. It was also very easy to find street parking. Note that the studio is reached by a series of flagstone and wooden steps that might pose a problem for anyone with balance or walking problems. Don't miss nearby Grizzly Peak Blvd for an incredible view of the East Bay Area.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Spruce Street - a Hideaway in the Berkeley Hills
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137782vb
Berkeley The Bay Area
Brisbane, Qld, Australia
4

Lovely, quiet retreat in Berkeley

  • 4 of 5
We have just returned to Australia after staying in this lovely, well appointed studio in Berkeley. Everything was great including the bed, amenities, the view, the friendly owners etc. loved having our own place to cook, and to chill out in. Proximity to grotto rock was great for my 12 year old. I was surprised at how quiet it was given that the rock is just out the back gate!
Thanks Amy for a wonderful place to escape to.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
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Spruce Street - a Hideaway in the Berkeley Hills
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Berkeley The Bay Area
Glens Falls, NY
5

Beautiful, practical,private

  • 5 of 5
I enjoyed my stay in Amy and Jen's beautiful quiet,private apartment. The yard and neighborhood are beautiful. Everything was provided and of intelligent design. I look forward to staying in the future. Very comfortable!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Spruce Street - a Hideaway in the Berkeley Hills
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Berkeley The Bay Area
New York
5

Charming Hideaway

  • 5 of 5
What a treat to stay in the Berkeley Hills in an adorable cottage/apartment! It is well equipped - just bring some ground coffee and milk and you're all set. I can't wait to visit my family soon again and stay here!!
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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Spruce Street - a Hideaway in the Berkeley Hills
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Berkeley The Bay Area
Ventura, CA
5

Charming Studio

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect place for my husband and me to stay while visiting our daughters who live in the Bay Area. The studio apartment was well appointed and we were made to feel very welcome. Flowers and wine awaited our arrival! The view from the grounds is magnificent. We especially enjoyed walking into town and climbing the rocks in Indian Hill Park area. It was a short drive to Grizzly Peak where the view was breathtaking. The freeway was not far away which gave us great access into the city and beyond. We would definitely consider renting this place again in the future.
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Spruce Street - a Hideaway in the Berkeley Hills
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Berkeley The Bay Area
Camden, Maine
4

Spruce Street Studio

  • 4 of 5
A very pleasant stay for one person or a close couple. Well equipped kitchen.
Sensational view of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge from the bed, desk or the deck and lovely garden. Friendly, helpful owners.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you and we hope you'll come again.

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles

The house is convenient to UC Berkeley (it is 1.5 miles North of campus), to transportation (the 67 bus stop is very close) and to shopping districts. From the house you can walk to Solano Avenue which has lots of restaurants, bookstores, movies, etc. Or take a walk to Berkeley's gourmet ghetto (including Chez Panisse). Going uphill a mile is Tilden park for hiking and children's activities.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, rock climbing, racquetball, basketball, mini golf

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Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Berkeley House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
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$2,700
 

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Fees And Taxes $75 cleaning fee
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Amenities

Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch that converts to full size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Panoramic view of Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, Beautifully landscaped yard

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