KIWI COTTAGE: WALKING & BIRD-LOVER'S PARADISE! COZY AND MODERN

Tiffany Wheat

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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KIWI COTTAGE: WALKING & BIRD-LOVER'S PARADISE! COZY AND MODERN

Special Offer! Enjoy 14% off 3+ nights! July 15 - August 4

Berkeley Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, Master Bedroom + Small Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

WELCOME TO KIWI COTTAGE! All the charm of classic California Bungalow style is enhanced by contemporary interior furnishings by a NY/CA-based furniture designer, and a gorgeous garden setting.

PATIO offers golden light in late afternoons/early evenings - a perfect place to unwind and grill dinner. Cozy and clean interior is perfect for much-deserved lazy mornings with a good book and cup of Peet's coffee.

Keetsa organic foam Queen size mattress in master bedroom, natural foam Twin size mattress in small bedroom. Custom shutters in both rooms for minimum/maximum light.

PLEASE NOTE: A full-size air mattress is available for a 4th guest - fits in living-room (roll the coffee table out of the way) or in master bedroom at foot of bed.

BONUS: A fantastic work space for two with use of Epson printer, Wifi throughout house and patio.

FABULOUS LOCATION!

Plenty of street parking right in front of your cottage gate.

10 minute walk to BART

1 block walk to UC buses, 10 minute drive to CAL Campus

5 minute drive to 580/80 freeways

See 'Map' of terrific walking neighborhood tips to top-notch dining and shopping.

WITHIN 1-2 BLOCKS:

Westbrae Biergarten - fire pit, food trucks, fun

Excellent Sushi

Bagel Shop

'Pebbles' vegan donuts and great coffee

Berkeley Natural Health Food Store

Acme Bakery (the real deal - best bread and pastries in town.)

Keywords: bungalow, garden home, house

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
"Beautiful home. My wife and I love(d) it. We had a great stay last month. It was perfect. We're going to try to do two weeks next summer."
Jun 2014
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Tiffany Wheat

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Established and well-traveled Bay Area artist who raised 3 kids all educated in the UC system. Now enjoying 3 grand-children and introducing them to the rich diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tiffany Wheat purchased this cottage in 1970

I purchased this property in the 1970's from the italian family who built and owned it. I love the colorful history of this neighborhood, the proximity to wonderful Bay Area places, and the convenient walkability!

My home and properties reflect my life's work as an artist. I have loved living in my Berkeley neighborhood for the past 40 years. I am pleased to have my daughter's family in Kiwi Cottage during the school year, and to share it with world travelers during the summer!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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5
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Kiwi Cottage: Walking & Bird-Lover's Paradise! Cozy and Modern
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Kiwi Cottage: Walking & Bird-Lover's Paradise! Cozy and Modern
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412322vb
6465843531
Berkeley The Bay Area
Los Angeles, CA
5

STYLISH AND LOVELY RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
It's not often that one has a set of expectations which are exceeded many times over when reality is revealed. Like with other reviewers, this was the case with our experience renting the Kiwi Cottage. We hoped for good location and a space well-equipped for a family of three, and instead got a unique comfortable and exquisitely designed home with a terrific layout and every amenity imaginable to make the stay as pleasant as possible. At no point did we feel like we were away from home: the washer-dryer combo, the phenomenal desk workspace, privacy, the ease of parking, the stunning garden - all provided a sense of total domestic bliss. Even our toddler was able to fully appreciate the space: she usually sleeps with us on trips even if an extra bed is available; this time she claimed the little guest room as her own and required a lengthy explanation of WHY we had to leave, every time we prepared for an outing.

This was a fantastic experience in every way. We are grateful to our hosts and can't wait to see them again. (If you get to meet these delightful people in person, it will feel like an extra bonus!)
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are glowing... As we live for reviews - it can be said that your words have made our 2014 summer season! Many thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. We are so glad you chose Kiwi Cottage for your Berkeley stay, and hope to have you as guests in the future!
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Kiwi Cottage: Walking & Bird-Lover's Paradise! Cozy and Modern
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412322vb
6465843531
Berkeley The Bay Area
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5
I spent six weeks at Kiwi Cottage and enjoyed every minute of my stay.
The cottage was wonderful: tastefully decorated, with comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, modern appliances, office space, laundry facilities, and, of course, a gorgeous garden.
The location was wonderful: within walking distance of great shops and restaurants, close to public transportation-- getting around was incredibly easy.
Finally, the owners /family were wonderful: interesting, gracious, generous, helpful people. They made my visit to Berkeley an unforgettable pleasure.
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: We are so, so glad that your winter respite was taken at Kiwi Cottage, and that you were comfortable on all fronts. It's inspiring to share our home with traveler's open to adventure and taking in all that Berkeley and the Bay Area has to offer! Very happy that you found Kiwi to be a wonderful home base for your stay. All our best, Sharon, Tiffany and family.
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Kiwi Cottage: Walking & Bird-Lover's Paradise! Cozy and Modern
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412322vb
6465843531
Berkeley The Bay Area
Milford CT
5

UNBELIEVABLE FIND! FAR SURPASSED EXPECTATIONS!

  • 5 of 5
I have used VRBO many times and Kiwi Cottage is the first place I have stayed that surpassed my expectations! Not only is it beautiful and cozy but very well appointed. Excellent pots and pans as well as sharp chef's knives. It roomy enough for 3 adults to live comfortably for a month.

It turns out to be a full 2-bedroom but the owners can't bill it as such because the 2nd bedroom has a closet outside the room, rather than inside. It was a charming kids room, which worked well for one adult.

I would be remiss if I didn't express just how delightful Sharon and John are as hosts. From sharing their garden veggies, to some fresh caught salmon to attending to any detail. I was truly sad to leave such a charming home. I was looking for a place that I could call home for a month and found it at Kiwi Cottage!
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so, so glad that you enjoyed your stay! Many thanks for the special gift left behind for our granddaughter, and for making Kiwi Cottage's first season so special!
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Kiwi Cottage: Walking & Bird-Lover's Paradise! Cozy and Modern
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6465843531
Berkeley The Bay Area
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5

GATED GARDEN DELIGHT

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a Berkeley comfortable and affordable location to attend a conference at the Edible School Yard and found so much more. The owners were so gracious to share the spoils of their little eden right in walking distance of lovely city. We took advantage of the comfortable garden space for enjoying conversations, wine and yoga. I would highly recommend this house to a couple or family with one child. It is perfectly appointed with everything you will need for a great stay! We would love to come visit again but until then will dream of that garden!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are very grateful that Kiwi's guests enjoy the garden as much as we do! We are happy to be able to share it with interesting people and amazing traveler's such as your group that stayed with us this summer. Thanks for making our first season so successful!
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Kiwi Cottage: Walking & Bird-Lover's Paradise! Cozy and Modern
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6465843531
Berkeley The Bay Area
Atlanta, GA
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at Kiwi Cottage on a recent visit home to see my parents and it was wonderful! The owner welcomed us with a sweet note and fruit from her garden. She even left bubbles for my young children! The cottage was crisp and comfortable--the perfcet blend of modern and cozy. And it was actually much larger than I thought it would be. We daily sat on the patio enjoying coffee or lunch and looked out over the common garden. We walked to Gilman St. for shops and groceries, down to Picante for Mexican food, and to the nearby park. Kiwi Cottage was the perfect place for our home base!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review - we are so happy that you and your children found comfort in Kiwi Cottage, and fun adventures in our wonderful neighborhood!
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Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Oakland Ferry
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
BART & AMTRAK
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
80 West/East, 580, 880, 24
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Westbrae Biergarten
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tilden Golf Course, Berkeley
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Sushi
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Public Swimming Pool Park
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Public Tennis Courts
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Public Library
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Tiny Thai Restaurant
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Brother's Bagels
Nearest Point of Interest
Toot's Sweets
Nearest Point of Interest
Apple Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Pizza Gioia
Car: not necessary

Easy access by BART or car to America's Cup 2013 sailing events on San Francisco Bay. Wine Country is a 45 minute drive, 35 minutes to Northern CA's best beaches and hiking trails. Monterey Bay Aquarium is a day trip, local live music at the famous Freight & Salvage and Ashkenaz venues. 10 minute drive to Emery Bay outdoor shopping mall, 12 minute walk to Berkeley's award winning high-end boutique and restaurant row on 4th Street. 15 minute walk to Solano Ave.'s charming shops and restaurants.

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Berkeley Cottage Rental Rates

Special Offer! Enjoy 14% off 3+ nights!

Special Offer From:
Dates Jul 15, 2014 to Aug 4, 2014

We are celebrating our 2014 summer season with a 14% discount on stays of 3 or more nights. Does not apply to reservations with a Wednesday check-in or check-out.

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2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,250
$3,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning Fee $50
Notes Cancellation fee - $25.00 within 72 hours of nightly rental start date
Cancellation fee - $50.00 within 5 days of weekly rental start date
Cancellation fee - $100.00 within 14 days of monthly rental start date
Cleaning service is not offered during guests stays.
$49 Flat Insurance rate OR $250 refundable deposit

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Berkeley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Generously sized, full tub/shower, lots of storage, large mirror
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Small Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 2 sunny windows w/ shutters, storage, reading light
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 windows, lg. closet, storage, bedside tables, reading lamp
  • Master: Queen size Bed (1) Keetsa Organic Foam Mattress Small Bedroom: Twin bed (1) Natural Foam Mattress
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • hot air ballooning
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
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