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
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 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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