BEAUTIFUL MODERN EUROPEAN STYLE IN-LAW UNIT-ALBANY/TROPICAL YARD

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Gregory and Blanca Free

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BEAUTIFUL MODERN EUROPEAN STYLE IN-LAW UNIT-ALBANY/TROPICAL YARD

Berkeley Studio Rental Photos and Description

Intimate Tropical Luxury Better Than Most 4-5 Star Rooms

Very Clean Modern European Style In-Law Unit. Stylized compact basement unit with four windows has kitchenette, shower w/ Jacuzzi tub, one bed, HW floors, Italian tiles. Private entry, tropical yard w/outdoor Jacuzzi & fire pit.

The space is small so it best suits a single person or a very cozy duo. Ideal for visiting scholars, parents/grandparents of UC students.

Transportation is very easy by bus, Bart, car, and foot. Bart station for service to downtown Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco.

Non-smokers please.

You are always greeted with a bottle of wine and fresh flowers.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • Events Allowed

Gregory and Blanca Free

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Blanca (a Kaiser Nurse from Guatemala) and Greg (a Hearing Specialist from Berkeley) love the area and people for its diversity, activities, music, gourmet dinning, and local culture.

Gregory and Blanca Free purchased this studio in 2000
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

Beautiful Modern European Style in-Law Unit-Albany/Tropical Yard
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Beautiful Modern European Style in-Law Unit-Albany/Tropical Yard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p447081vb
510-325-4906
Berkeley The Bay Area
5

A lovely retreat!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
My experience staying here was just lovely! Greg and Bianca have made this studio very comfortable and charming. Their lovely yard with a hot tub was an added bonus to the experience. It's walking distance to Solano Avenue where there are lots of choices to dine and shop and a movie theater. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, or recommend this to friends and family.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
business
Beautiful Modern European Style in-Law Unit-Albany/Tropical Yard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p447081vb
510-325-4906
Berkeley The Bay Area
5

Awesome, Beautiful, Gorgeous !!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
I'm a traveling RN, was stuck in a crappy place in SanFrancisco and commuting to Oakland for work, this place was a Godsend! Only 20min to Oakland, less then 10min to the Bart Station (which takes only about 40min or so to get back into SanFrancisco via Bart), safe neighborhood, street parking always easy to find, 5min away from a Target, Solono Ave full of shops, cute places to eat, gyms just 2 blocks or so down, easy access to the interstate only about 5 min away. Greg and Blanca were very welcoming, super sweet couple! They were always available to give me any other info I might need about the area as well. The in law unit was gorgeous! Intricate details to the design. Perfect size for 1-2 persons. I would definitely stay here again! :)
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Beautiful Modern European Style in-Law Unit-Albany/Tropical Yard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p447081vb
510-325-4906
Berkeley The Bay Area
Kansas City, MO
5

We want to return as soon as possible!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
What can I say that hasn't already been said about this space? It was delivered as promised. The posted photos, however, do not do it justice. It was even more beautiful than the photos imply. Greg and his wife spent a lot of time and effort making the space wonderful.

Speaking of our hosts, they were so welcoming. Greg picked us up at the nearby BART station and gave us a short tour of the neighborhood on the way to the space. There was a bottle of wine and some chocolates greeting us upon arrival. If we needed anything, Greg was just a phone call or text away.

The space is located near many interesting shops and restaurants in Albany/Berkeley. We spent one day just exploring all the area had to offer. The next day was spent in San Francisco, which was about 1-1.5 hours away by BART. The nearest BART stop is about a 30-minute walk through a cozy residential neighborhood.

I would definitely recommend this space for couples looking for a romantic getaway, travelers on a budget, or people looking for homey comfort near an urban setting.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Beautiful Modern European Style in-Law Unit-Albany/Tropical Yard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p447081vb
510-325-4906
Berkeley The Bay Area
Chico, CA
5

Very nice place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Very clean and comfortable. Reminded me of taking a trip on a nice boat! The owners obviously did far more than was necessary when building the unit -- great attention to detail. We enjoyed the patio all day long, and the hot tub was great. Pleasant stroll to cafes, restaurants or groceries. We had a great week. Thanks!
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Beautiful Modern European Style in-Law Unit-Albany/Tropical Yard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p447081vb
510-325-4906
Berkeley The Bay Area
Sarasota Florida
5

Little Gem in the East Bay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Looking for lodging for an upcoming visit with my daughter, I was not really excited about the hotel choices. I remembered how nice HomeAway worked out having leased a condo in DisneyWorld near Orlando. I searched and came across this little gem.
What a cozy, comfortable basement studio. Tastefully furnished as described but even more nice touches like candles that automatically are timed for evening light. Feels like home with your own space downstairs. Very safe area coming and going, to and from a gated garden oasis. Outdoor patio was private and a nice peaceful place to relax. Ample jetted tub in room with a swivel TV to watch while you soak and enjoy the tube. Local area books were helpful as well as informative of the area.
I spent a lot of time on the go and only met Greg and Blanca a few times, and I can only say how thoughtful they were to have their daughter check with me to see all was well while they were away.
Bottle of wine and chocolates always a welcoming treat. Alot of thought of special attention has been paid to this sweet little retreat.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Ferry
8.9 Miles
Oakland, Jack London Square
Nearest Train
4.7 Miles
Emeryville
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 80
Nearest Beach
13.7 Miles
Alameda Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Kingman's Ivy Room
Nearest Ski
0.8 Miles
REI-Berkeley
Nearest Golf
3.9 Miles
Tilden Park Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Cafe Raj
Car: recommended

1 1/2 blocks from strolling Solano Avenue (bus to SFO, downtown Berkeley), 20 minute walk to Bart. Albany and Berkeley have some of best international gourmet restaurants in the world.

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Availability & Rates

Berkeley Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
$139
$623
$1,710
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55.00
Notes Cleaning fee: $55.00 per visit

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Berkeley Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 340 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Spa
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Cheng Designs concrete counter-top and window-sill. Glass block shower with Italian tile accents.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed, new pillow-top, linens are new and very good quality (Westin - Heavenly bedding linen and pillows)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 15 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Access to wireless internet at 16 Mpbs download and 2 Mpbs upload
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