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

Tiffany Wheat

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Tiffany Wheat

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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KIWI COTTAGE: WALKING & BIRD-LOVER'S PARADISE! COZY AND MODERN

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tiffany Wheat (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Manager
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Speaks: english

About Tiffany Wheat

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

Why Tiffany Wheat chose Berkeley

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!

What makes this cottage unique

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!

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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Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 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

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Kiwi Cottage: Walking & Bird-Lover's Paradise! Cozy and Modern
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Kiwi Cottage: Walking & Bird-Lover's Paradise! Cozy and Modern
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Berkeley The Bay Area
San Diego, California
5

Charming house in Berkeley - Highly recommended!!

  • 5 of 5
We spent one month staying at the Kiwi Cottage in August and only have good things to say about the house and the owners. The house is quiet and surrounded by a beautiful garden. It is very well appointed with a comfortable bed and good furniture that is both functional and attractive. The owners couldn't be more helpful and made an effort in getting us oriented, recommending restaurants, food stores, etc. They were also very generous and let us take basil and cucumbers from the garden, and gave us some salmon that they recently caught locally. We very much recommend this very charming house to other visitors. It was a pleasure dealing with the owners and we appreciated their hospitality and the thought that they put into in designing their lovely house.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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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
5

Charming and refreshing

  • 5 of 5
We spent 2 nights at Kiwi cottage in late July. My son was attending a workshop at Berkeley and we came to visit with my teenage daughter. The cottage was a perfect size for the three of us. It was very cozy and clean and when we arrived there was bottle of wine, sparkling water and a vase of flowers on the table which was lovely.
The location was perfect and it was great to be able to walk a few blocks in the morning and have coffee and wonderful fresh bagels and vegan donuts. There was nice organic market nearby too. I enjoyed running on the biking/walking trail just around the corner from the house. The owners had left a book of things to do in the area and helpful tips. We also appreciated their flexibility in letting us stay a little after checkout time since our flight was later in the day. I would highly recommend Kiwi cottage!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Kiwi Cottage: Walking & Bird-Lover's Paradise! Cozy and Modern
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-6465843531
Berkeley The Bay Area
Allen, Texas, U.S.A.
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
We spent two nights at Kiwi cottage while in Berkeley recently. The house was clean and well-maintained, and our interactions with the owner were very pleasant. Beautiful garden in the yard, walkable neighborhood, amenities nearby. With two small kids, this was an ideal place for us to stay, and we would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Kiwi Cottage: Walking & Bird-Lover's Paradise! Cozy and Modern
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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
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-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: Dec 2012
  • 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
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-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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Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Westbrae Biergarten
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Oakland Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tilden Golf Course, Berkeley
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
BART & AMTRAK
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
80 West/East, 580, 880, 24
Nearest Restaurant
Sushi
Nearest Point of Interest
Lalime's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Monterey Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Acme Bread Company
Nearest Point of Interest
Berkeley Natural Foods
Nearest Point of Interest
4th Street Retail Stores/Resaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Swimming Pool Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Tennis Courts
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Public Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Tiny Thai Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
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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Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Berkeley Cottage Rental Rates

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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

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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:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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 ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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