|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Offering my lovely, fully furnished home: a 1400 sq. foot, 1920's townhouse in North Berkeley. It is two stories, has two bedrooms (one with a large adjoining office), a private patio, 1.5 bathrooms, and includes a private garage for off street parking. It's set back from the street in a lovely, quiet garden. It's in a great location in a beautiful neighborhood: three blocks to the University, two blocks to the Pacific School of Religion, and three blocks to the Gourmet Ghetto with its phenomenal eateries, gourmet shopping, boutiques, and an all organic farmers' market.
My home is fully and beautifully furnished, and includes for your use bedding, towels and the like. It features a fully equipped kitchen with many appliances to indulge your inner gourmet (there are even culinary herbs growing outside, steps away from the kitchen), and a washer and dryer. The private patio makes a lovely place to relax or even work with your laptop.
All utilities are included, as well as high-speed wireless internet, a land line with free domestic long distance, and cable television.
This leaves NOTHING for you to do but unpack your luggage and start enjoying Berkeley.
There are many little touches to ensure a comfortable (and fun) stay:
- Both bedrooms feature beds with memory foam mattresses.
- Large screen plasma 3-D television with cable.
- Loads of closet space.
- Phone with free domestic long distance.
- DSL with wi-fi.
- Private patio with orange and lemon trees, culinary herbs and a charcoal grill.
- Walkable neighborhood, three blocks to shopping, restaurants, and the University.
- 20 minute walk to downtown Berkeley: theaters, restaurants, shops.
- One mile to BART.
- Off-street parking in your private garage.
- Whole house heat, with remotely controllable thermostat.
- Kitchen with gas stove and dishwasher. Plenty of pots, pans, cooking gadgets and small appliances. Includes Cuisinart food processor, espresso machine, blender, toaster, coffee maker, slow cooker, and more!
- A full bathroom with tub.
- Half bathroom with innovative eco-friendly grey-water recycling feature.
- Home is set in lovely garden.
- Full compliment of linens and towels.
- A library of hundreds of books.
- Over a hundred DVDs.
- Xbox360, with Kinect, all of the Rockband instruments, and a library of two dozen games.
- Home is set back from the street, quiet.
I'm always happy to answer any questions you might have about visiting Berkeley or the Bay Area. I grew up right here in Berkeley and love it very much. I like to make sure visitors get a chance to see the Berkeley I know as a local. I'm happy to provide information or answer any questions about the area, from restaurant recommendations or lovely walking trails, to local history, I'll be here to help you enjoy your stay.
I grew up here in Berkeley, and while I've lived other places nothing feels so much like home. Currently I work in web publishing. Despite having a degree I primarily think of myself as a student, as I am perpetually enrolled in one class or another. I love taking advantage of the many, many cultural and educational opportunities available in this lovely, lively college town. I love to cook and have many happy memories of dinners (some of them quite elaborate) that I've prepared here to enjoy with friends around the table. I also love literature, reading and writing it, and I've made so many nice little spots to enjoy a good book or sit and write for the afternoon.
Colette Zelwer purchased this condo in 2003
I grew up in this neighborhood, and nowhere feels quite so much like home, but this home would be a treat no matter where it was located! I love the peace from being back from the street, surrounded by trees and a beautiful garden. Inspired by this I've made the place lovely and restful in side too. I work from home, and since I spend so much time there it is very important to me to live in a place conducive to work AND to relaxing when I am not at work. Here I have found I am able to enjoy both!
What makes my home unique is the sheer number of little conveniences and beautiful touches. Being a five minute walk to the University and the Gourmet Ghetto makes for a very rich experience, both intellectually and gastronomically. And when you come home as soon as you reach the garden you find yourself sighing happily as you come in the door. And having your own parking spot to come home to is priceless! Some more of my favorite conveniences are being able to do laundry without leaving the house, always having the right tool at hand when preparing meals, the private patio with its green vine covered walls and dear little Japanese maple, and of course the dynamic mix of people from all over the world attracted to this city by the University creates an amazing community.
The perfect home away from home. Everything you probably have in your own home - you will find here. Comfy beds, cable tv, full kitchen, full length bath, fast wifi, espresso machine, lock up garage with remote door, office desk and chair, perfectly quiet at night, very convenient location to walk to many restaurants and supermarkets, Walgreens etc. Everything you need, plus some!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this Berkeley address- walkable to the school where our daughter teaches and many locations in the "gourmet ghetto". Colette really anticipated many needs and we were very comfortable in the space-nice sized living room and bedrooms. On thing I particularly liked was that paper products were in good supply and we didn't have to make multiple trips to the store for products I usually forget to put on my list!
We stayed at Colette's house for two and half months with three small children and just loved it. It's two bedrooms but one of the rooms looks like it used to be two adjoining rooms and is spacious. The house has been well maintained; the rooms are nicely painted, the back patio has lemon trees and herbs, the furniture and beds are comfortable. Colette also kept an eye out for details that you really notice if you're somewhere for more than a couple of days. The kitchen, for instance, is well equipped - the main times like a microwave but also the not-so-obvious things like a mixer & waffle iron. There's also a drying rack, vacuum cleaner, etc. You get the point - everything you need to make your stay comfortable.
The home has friendly, quiet neighbors and is in a safe neighborhood in easy walking distance to great restaurants and cafes, local shops, two full-sized grocery stores, a Walgreens and CVS, and the post office, as well as UC Berkeley.
Transportation wise, this property has it all - there's a private one-car garage so no worries about parking but it's also accessible to BART and bus routes, so not having a car is not a limiting factor. It's an easy BART ride to other parts of the East Bay or to San Francisco.
All in all, you can't go wrong with this property. It's a beautiful home in a great neighborhood and Colette is fantastic to work with. If you need a place to stay in Berkeley, this is it!
I had a wonderful time at this property. The location is perfect, being walking distance to BART, supermarket, and restaurants. Really cozy and well appointed. Fully furnished with everything that you need.
This house is so charming, close to everything but private. The owner was incredible to work with. The beds are so comfortable. I would rent this house again.
Colette was always accommodating. Her well appointed, cared for condo and garden was comfortable, clean, convenient and quiet. As described and then some. Made for a relaxing and enjoyable visit with relatives. Took advantage of many of the near and then further amenities around Berkeley and San Francisco. We walked, took BART, and drove. We'd go back in a minute.
A great location in a beautiful neighborhood: three blocks to the University of California at Berkeley (Cal, UCB), two blocks to the Pacific School of Religion, and three blocks to the Gourmet Ghetto with its phenomenal eateries, gourmet shopping, boutiques, and an all organic farmers' market.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
I ACCEPT STAYS OF LESS THAN FIVE(5) DAYS WHEN RESERVATIONS ARE MADE LESS THAN THIRTY(30) DAYS IN ADVANCE.
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The balance is due seven days before arrival for stays up to six weeks. For stays longer than two months, month to month payment is acceptable.
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