EXQUISITE SAN FRANCISCO AREA FAMILY HOME-ENJOY CITY, PARKS, WINERIES

Sylvia Fike

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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EXQUISITE SAN FRANCISCO AREA FAMILY HOME-ENJOY CITY, PARKS, WINERIES

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-10)

CLOSE TO SAN FRANCISCO. MINUTES TO UC CAMPUS. WALK TO TILDEN PARK. BIKE TO BAY TRAIL.

Relax in the grand cathedral-peak-ceiling living room of this 1920s custom-built traditional Tudor Revival style home. Take pleasure in morning breakfast and evening wine on the large redwood deck with panoramic views. Enjoy the comfortable and functional three-level design that offers space for children activities in the lower level family room far from the top-level two-room/full-bath master suite. Conveniently access all of the diverse tourist, culinary, and nature/outdoor activities that the San Francisco Bay Area offers. This 2,600 square foot home offers beauty, comfort and amenities you want to enjoy during your vacation, and even office space--if you have to do some work. And don't forget to enjoy the park at the end of the block with stunning views of SF Bay and the Golden Gate bridge, tennis courts and children's playground

The House: This beautiful home features steeply pitched roof, stucco,half-timbering and antique diamond pane casement windows on façade with a mix of Tudor and Mediterranean-inspired interiors.The interior's charming arches and ceilings with wood beams bring warmth and elegance throughout the house where large wood windows, French doors, hardwood, stone and tile floors, iron work and fireplace create an inviting environment. The professionally-landscaped front and back yards with water fountain, Japanese maple, native plants, and seating areas offer a setting for meditation or relaxation. The custom designed kitchen features a farm sink, antique Wedgwood stove, arts and crafts style cherry cabinetry, African slate floor, modern appliances and a gorgeous antique stained-glass window over the second bar-size sink. The kitchen is ideal for two cooks and includes a peninsula for informal eating, bar tending or cooking preparation. Charming bathrooms feature Mediterranean tiles and include bathtubs.

Noteworthy features of the house include:: • Decorated with fine art, antiques, and persian rugs

• All beds are new and of high quality to support your sleeping needs

• Fully supplied with linens, dining and kitchen needs, crystal glassware and all modern amenities

• Beautiful master suite includes two bedrooms and full bathroom and features panoramic views

• One Bedroom in master suite is furnished with Queen size bed and antiques;

Second bedroom has two twin-size beds (Daybed with trundle), office equipment, including desk, printer, bookcase, supplies and offers privacy from other areas of the house.

• Two additional bedrooms with full size beds each, with shared bathroom

• Beautiful kitchen with Arts and Crafts style cabinetry and antiques

• Grand living room with panoramic views

• Family/recreation room with large TV and Wii games. Full-size bed in Family/rec room.

• Charming dining room

• Dual-level reclaimed Redwood deck

• Back yard with water fountain, benches and native plants

• Laundry room with eco-friendly machines

• Off-street parking for 1 car

WIRELESS/WI-FI in entire house.

Air beds provided for additional sleepers.

There is a studio attached to the house with independent entrance available at separate rates. Please inquire. Studio guests may access laundry room in the house.

The Surroundings and Transportation: The house is situated in the Berkeley hills/Kensington overlooking the San Francisco Bay and it is a wonderful retreat just minutes away from downtown Berkeley and a short drive/metro/bus ride to San Francisco. If you enjoy nature, this house offers you an short 3-minute walk to Tilden Park, the largest regional park in California that offers hiking/biking trails, pony rides, steam trains, pony rides, carrousel, botanical gardens, swimming, golfing, picnic, camping. Over more, the house is only half block to Kensington Park where you and your family will enjoy children's playground/tennis and basketball courts/picnic area/running track/public library and stunning views of the Golden Gate bridge. If you have a dog, you may take a short drive to the Bay-side Pt. Isabel 'dog park'. Neighborhood shops, food and farmers markets, restaurants, and bars are only 2-7 minute away; Bus stop is one block away, near Bart and the 500-Mile Shoreline Trail Around the Bay--a perfect biking enjoyment.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Sylvia Fike

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Speaks spanish, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Exquisite San Francisco Area Family Home-Enjoy City, Parks, Wineries
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
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Berkeley The Bay Area
5

WONDERFUL PLACE FOR A FAMILY GATHERING

  • 5 of 5
We were in Berkeley for a family event and were looking for a place where nine of us could gather. The group was ages 4 - 91 years and there was space for everyone. It was so much better than being in a hotel and then trying to find time/space to meet and gather informally. We shared breakfast as people got up and sat in the living room reviewing the day in the evening. We even had a family dinner night before everyone let. The large deck was an outdoor room that was wonderful for those of us from the East Coast who were just coming from snow and cold.

Sylvia was delightful to work with, always available to respond to any question before arriving and while there. The house was very clean, the kitchen was well equipped and the house was very comfortable. The location is great with the park down the street and the little village center close by. I was concerned about parking as we had 3 cars in our group. It seemed miraculous but there was always a space on the street without much inconvenience. We would highly recommend staying here and felt it was a privilege to have the house made available to us to enhance the family event.

Thanks you!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Exquisite San Francisco Area Family Home-Enjoy City, Parks, Wineries
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+1 510 915-1144
Berkeley The Bay Area
5

SPACIOUS HOUSE FOR A FAMILY GET-TOGETHER

  • 5 of 5
This Kensington house was roomy, pretty, and comfortable. The quiet street and park just a half block away came in handy. highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Berkeley The Bay Area
Finland
4

GREAT FAMILYHOUSE

  • 4 of 5
Windsore home was a perfect place for our family (2 adults and 2 kids) and our guests. We stayed there two and half months. House was well equipped (I personally loved the kitchen oven!) and well maintained, comfortable and very spacious. We love beautiful views, playgrounds and parks very near. Location was perfect for us for visiting e.g. San Francisco and wine valleys.

Owner was very helpful and caring! Thanks again Sylvia!
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Exquisite San Francisco Area Family Home-Enjoy City, Parks, Wineries
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Berkeley The Bay Area
5

IT'S COMFORTABLE HOUSE

It's comfortable house
  • 5 of 5
The owner's response is fast and professional. The property was well maintained and the listing description was accurate. It's a good for a big family to stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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+1 510 915-1144
Berkeley The Bay Area
5

BEAUTIFUL 1929 HOME WITH TERRIFIC VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
Nice big home with beautiful yard and great location. Filled with vintage furniture that matches the nature of the home. Very quiet neighborhood within walking distance of downtown Kensington. Quite a little hike to BART (not going but coming back--uphill). Parking is limited but always 1 or 2 spots available. Home has everything you need for a comfortable stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Berkeley The Bay Area
Boise ID
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A PERFECT CHOICE

  • 5 of 5
My family visited the Bay area for our niece’s wedding and a big part of what made our time together so eventful was our stay at this San Francisco area home. I recall some of the special moments we shared as a family in the spacious living room where we were comfortably seated around the room that was a perfect conversation space. The tile and wood floors, paintings and objects in the room lent to the feel of a Spanish villa.

Some of us gathered on the deck to enjoy the warm afternoon sun and view of the Bay, others chatted in the kitchen or the dining room. I recall how good the cool air felt as it flowed in to the room through the open doors to the deck.The layout of the rooms on different levels allowed for privacy and quiet while other family members were gathered on common areas.

We had a few family meals and we were seated comfortably around the dining room table. My great nephews enjoyed the TV and video games in the downstairs family room and never became bored or bothersome. It was easy to get to the freeways, to SF, the Berkeley Hills, and downtown Berkeley locations as well. I feel that we were very fortunate that this home was available.

We enjoyed trips to San Francisco's North Beach area where we had a beer at the Rogue Bar, which serves beer on tap from the Rogue River Brewery in Oregon and the restaurants Soto Mare and Restaurante Ideale, Berkeley Botanical Gardens, the coastal areas of Sonoma County's Bodega Bay and Russian River and the wineries in the Napa Valley. Recommend Berkeley restaurant Tacobaya for creative and very unique Mexican food

The house was very clean and well maintained and ready for us at the time of our arrival. The description and photos in the listing give you an accurate picture of the house. But being in the house exceeded my expectations from viewing the listing. The owner of the home, Sylvia, was pleasant and welcoming. She responded quickly to questions and it was easy to communicate with her from the first inquiry to the time of our departure.
Highly recommend
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
28.2 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Ferry
9.4 Miles
Oakland Ferry Terminal
Nearest Train
2.1 Miles
El Cerrito Plaza Bart Station
Nearest Motorway
2.7 Miles
Interstate 80, Central Avenue Exit
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
Stinson Beach
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
La Fonda
Nearest Ski
177 Miles
South Lake Tahoe
Nearest Golf
2.9 Miles
Mira Vista Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Inn Kensington
Car: recommended

Berkeley and our Kensington neighborhoods are gems in the San Francisco Bay Area. Berkeley, the cradle of historic cultural changes in the U.S. is now impacting the healthy foods movement. Kensington is family-friendly and centrally located to access any point of interest in the Bay Area. Convenient public transportation, bike-friendly character, and proximity to major highways make it ideal for short or long stays, either for work, tourism or relaxation. From our home, you may walk to Tilden Park (the largest regional park in California), to Kensington Park (half-block away), or shops in Kensington or Solano Avenue in Berkeley. You may walk, bike, bus or drive to the Berkeley Rose Garden, Berkeley Marina, UC Berkeley, the “Gourmet Ghetto” (with famous restaurants like Chez Panisse and the Cheese Board Cooperative) and downtown Berkeley. Plan to visit San Francisco, only a short drive/metro ride away, and take easy day trips to world famous Napa Valley Wine Country, Carmel or Santa Cruz.

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Availability & Rates

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Berkeley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Holidays 2014
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Form of Payment: most credit cards including American Express, echeck. For personal checks and other forms of payment you MUST telephone the owner.
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Please contact owner for a quote and discounts. Discounts for stays longer than 7 nights. Some flexibility for minimun stays. Max of 10 guests. Monthly Ok.
Separate studio may be available: Inquire for availability and rates.
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Amenities

Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Study Room
  • Gas Heating
  • Vacuum System
  • Living Area
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms are beautifully decorated with Talavera tiles and antiques. When renting the studio, there's is an additional full bathroom with it.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , full size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Next to master room: daybed with trundle bed and office
    Studio (separate rate) - 1 queen , may be available for rent at separate rate. Kitchenette&Bath
    Family/Recreational Room - We 3 airbeds (2 twins and 1 queen) for additional sleepers.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with Queen size bed and antiques
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Queen size bed
  • Master Suite is a two-bedroom (separated by hallway and with private door each bedroom) plus master bathroom with bathtub. Bedroom one in suite is furnished with pillow-top Simmons Queen size bed, seating areas, antiques, large flat-screen television, desk, printer, book cases. Both rooms have doors to bring privacy when desired. Wi-Fi. Cable TV. Bedroom 2 in suite includes 2 twin size beds (day bed with trundle) with comfortable spring mattresses. It is also furnished as an office with desk, printer, and bookcases. We also offer two air beds to be used for additional sleeping needs in any bedroom of the house or in the recreation/family room. One air bed is a convertible twin/king size; and the other one is a queen size air bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • arboretum
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Land-line telephone available in house. Cell phones work well in the area. Air purifier available upon request.
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