BERKELEY HILLS HOUSE IN THE CLAREMONT ~ SPECTACULAR GOLDEN GATE VIEWS

Scott Selmanoff

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BERKELEY HILLS HOUSE IN THE CLAREMONT ~ SPECTACULAR GOLDEN GATE VIEWS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Berkeley House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4-6 with Bay Views

Beautiful light filled brown shingle Arts and Crafts house located in one of Berkeley’s most elegant neighborhoods behind The Claremont Hotel and Spa. A five minute walk takes you to shops a great local restaurant, fresh coffee store, wine store, art gallery, and a relaxed neighborhood atmosphere.

This area is wonderful for walking, bird watching, enjoying the magnificent houses, plants, flowers and mature trees. We are an enjoyable fifteen minute walk to the University of California campus. A twenty minute walk to downtown Berkeley and BART subway station. We have a collection of books about Berkeley and the history of the area.

Our home is 102 years old and we have installed all new plumbing, forced air heating, electrical, gas, water, WIFI, foundation and much more.

This private home Does Not have a driveway and you must walk up and down a city stairway and paved trail. It is recommended for people who like to walk, enjoy nature and open to a unique experience. Parking is on the street and we walk a short distance to the house.

A game table is set up in the living room for your enjoyment and there is firewood set in the fireplace ready for lighting, remember to open the flue.

The living room has a comfortable new queen sofa with Amish made coffee table and a large stone fireplace. Original woodwork and windows face West to enjoy the Golden Gate Bridge and Sunset views. There are glass pocket doors between the dining room and living rooms for privacy.

Kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances with granite counter tops, cherry wood cabinets, hardwood floor, recessed lighting, bay window with orchids and a South facing view of the back yard.

All cooking and baking items are at hand as well as spices and teas. There is a small breakfast table which overlooks to the back yard and the bird bath.

Dining room has a table with two leaves to enlarge for 8 people. The hutch is original with built in glass doors and drawers. A window seat faces South and is a perfect place to curl up to read a great book, watch birds or day dream. The view of Mount Tamalpais is the best from this room as you sip coffee in the mornings.

Master Bedroom is very large with a queen size bed, vaulted ceiling, lots of light, windows facing South and East with a view of a well tended garden next door. We have two sitting chairs and coffee table for relaxing and viewing the 42' HDTV and DVD player.

Second bedroom is furnished with antiques. A full bed, marble top dresser, inlaid night table, full length mirror, curio cabinet and working treadle sewing machine create a cozy relaxed feeling.

The third bedroom is currently being used as an office with two wooden desks, comfortable leather chairs, lots of books and windows facing North and East. There is currently one single bed soon to be replaced by two singles / trundle bed. Great for kids.

Bathroom is in an Art Deco style with original Deco bathtub, pedestal sink and toilet set. Marble tiles surround the bathtub and floor with granite boarders. The floor is heated and the hardware fixtures are in polished nickle.

Front Porch faces West with stunning views of The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Marin Mountains, Angle Island, Alcatraz Island and beautiful ever changing water, sailboats and sunsets.

There is a stainless steel propane BBQ grill with tools for outdoor cooking.

Laundry room includes new High Efficiency front loading washer and dryer with utility sinks.

Enjoy the private yard with a wooden swing, bird bath, wind chimes, filtered views and lovely ambiance.

There is a local market/deli and large supermarket Safeway close by. Elmwood and Rockridge shopping districts are a quick drive or a nice long walk.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Scott Selmanoff (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Scott Selmanoff

I have lived in Berkeley & Oakland for over 40 years and love Northern California. It is my pleasure to share my knowledge of the area and suggest interesting places for guests to explore and experience.

Scott Selmanoff purchased this house in 2002

Why Scott Selmanoff chose Berkeley

This property is our primary residence and we are lovingly restoring it. We are upgrading and adding a master bathroom, restoring the downstairs and landscaping. We do not work on these projects while guests are here. The house is fully functional and we live downstairs some times.

What makes this house unique

Private location and fantastic views. It's like being in the country in the city with all the amenities. Lots of trees and birds. Five minute walk to Peets coffee, Rick & Anns Restaurant, Bakery, shops and Claremont Resort & Spa.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Berkeley Hills House in The Claremont ~ Spectacular Golden Gate Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Berkeley Hills House in The Claremont ~ Spectacular Golden Gate Views
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Berkeley The Bay Area
Rapid City MI
5

Beautiful historic home and fantastic views

  • 5 of 5
Our family really enjoyed staying during graduation week. It was such a nice place to enjoy spending time together rather than in a hotel room. We spent a lot of time on the deck enjoying the views at all times of day and evening. The landscape smells fantastic too. The kitchen has been updated and it was a pleasure to use. It included everything we needed and is beautiful as well.
The owner was very welcoming and accessible when we had questions.
There are stairs mentioned in the description, and it's true. You must be able to climb stairs to get to the house but it's well worth it. As long as you don't have any physical limitations, it's a great place to stay. The home was absolutely beautiful and we'd love to return sometime! Thanks for making our time in Berkeley a very memorable one.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Deborah & Family,
Congratulations on your sons graduation from UC Berkeley. You must be very proud. We are happy that the weather was beautiful during your stay and that you spent time on the front porch gazing at San Francisco, The Golden Gate Bridge and The Marin Mountains. We agree that our private location has a lot of stairs but well worth the effort. Our property is a great home base for exploring San Francisco, Napa Valley, Muir Redwood Forest, Yosemite, Monterey and Berkeley. The University of California is within walking and bicycle distance which is ideal for professors and students. We look forward to your next visit and will continue to add more amenities for our guests enjoyment. Thank you for coming to our "Home Away From Home".
Scott & Walter
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Berkeley Hills House in The Claremont ~ Spectacular Golden Gate Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452318vb
+1 -1-510-851-2100
Berkeley The Bay Area
5

Great place, incredible view.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for a month in June and July 2013 and had a great time. The house was perfect for us with 3 adults and a young child. As long as everyone is ok climbing a few stairs then you are rewarded with a beautiful house and an incredible view. The house is halfway up a hill so there are some stairs, but our 3.5yr old did it no problem. It really did feel like you we're out of the city while being 5 minutes from some great areas in Berkeley and Oakland. Free parking was never a problem on the street at the bottom of the stairs.

Scott has done a great job restoring the house and was very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. We felt welcome immediately, right down to having some toys on hand for our son.

The house was just as it appears in the photos, except the view is way better than the photo conveys. You can see the whole bay and it is fun to watch any time of day. I'd still be standing there if we didn't have to get home.

We had a great visit and would not hesitate to stay here again if we are ever back in the area, can't recommend it enough.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Evan,
You and your family are a delight and we are happy that you had a wonderful time at our home away from home. As you mentioned, climbing some stairs is worth the ever changing view of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. We are continuing to build our cache of toys, puzzles, games and books so children feel welcome and engaged. Our property is unique because we live on a walking trail and not a street so it feels like being in the country with lots to explore. We wish you and your family many happy and safe adventures.
Best Regards,
Scott
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Oakland International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Barclay's Restrauant & Pub
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Jack London Square
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Claremont Country Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Berkeley Depot
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 13
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Rick & Anns
Nearest Ski
175 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Alameda Beach
Car: recommended

Lawrence Hall of Science, Chabot Space & Science Center, Jack London Square, Ferry Ride to San Francisco, Berkeley Marina, Children's Adventure Playground, Tilden Park ( merry go round, petting zoo, steam train Lake Anza ) Art museums, Claremont Spa & Tennis Club. Redwood Park, Berkeley Tennis Club.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$1,825
$4,675
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates:
$1825.00 per week ~ 4 person ~ 7 night minimum
$4675.00 per month ~ 4 person

Ask about our rates for 4 or more people.

Cleaning Fee $150 per week.
Cleaning Fee $300 per month.

Damage deposit to be determined.

Until reservation is confirmed rates are subject to change without notice.
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Amenities

Amenities

Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Lovely Art Deco style done in marble and granite with polished nickel fixtures. Deco style bathtub, sink and toilet set. Instant wall heat, forced air and radiant floor heat keep you toasty warm. Extra towels and wash cloths provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom is very large with a queen size bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Guest bedroom is furnished with antiques.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Currently an office with desk. Sleeps 1 when needed.
    Livingroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa bed in living room sleeps 2 when needed.
  • Master Bedroom is very large with a queen size bed, vaulted ceiling, lots of light, windows facing South and East with a view of a well tended garden next door. We have two sitting chairs and coffee table for relaxing and viewing the 42' HDTV, DVD. Guest bedroom is furnished with an antiques. A full bed, marble top dresser, inlaid night table, full length mirror, linen cabinet and working treadle sewing machine create a cozy feeling. The third room is currently being used as an office with two wooden desks, comfortable leather chairs, WIFI, lots of books and windows facing North.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This is our primary residence and is available on a limited basis.
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