|Minimum Stay||9 - 10 nights|
Property is suit-case ready. All bedding (comforters, shams, throws, blankets) and linens are either dry-cleaned or laundered between each guest.
This boutique rental is located in the heart of historic Elmwood, just steps to College Avenue.
Perfectly situated for visiting U.C. Berkeley and turn key solution for sabbatical or visiting professionals.
This owner’s unit spans the entire second story of the property. Featuring 2 bedrooms, one bathroom, a spacious fully equipped kitchen, separate living room, dining room with fireplace, step-down sun room /office / laundry which overlooks the backyard and rear staircase leading to a large patio and relaxing garden complete with umbrellas, seating, dining furniture, and weber gas grill.
Boasting a 92 on the walk scale, a car in not necessary for your stay. But if you have one, you're a 15 minute drive to downtown San Francisco and less than an hour away from wine tasting in Napa Valley.
Walk out the front door and you're steps to College Avenue.
Turn left onto College for an easy 15 minute walk to UC Berkeley Campus, or to enjoy Elmwood's lovely collection of shops and restaurants.
Turn right onto College Avenue and your a short walk away to the Rockridge, A bustling neighborhood full of restaurants, specialty markets, shops, and pubs.
Hospital, public library (remodeled in 2012), park, playground, post office, banks all three blocks or less away.
Bus stop just steps around the corner. It is a 5 minute bus ride (15 minute walk) to UC Berkeley Campus and it's campus shuttle.
8 minute bus ride (15 min walk) to the Rockridge Bart Station.
Hop on BART for quick and convenient transportation through-out the Bay Area and San Francisco. With Connections to both SFO (San Francisco Int'l Airport) and OAK (Oakland International Airport).
Keywords: Historic, vacation rental, Berkeley, CAL, UCB, University of California at Berkeley, Rockridge, Elmwood, Claremont, San Francisco, Tilden, quiet, spacious.
Residential living with city conveniences. Walk to restaurants, cafes, shops, parks, entertainment, services, businesses, and public transportation.
Excellent public transportation. Bus system and BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) provide quick and convenient transportation through-out the San Francisco Bay Area. With connections to both SFO (San Francisco Int'l Airport) and OAK (Oakland international Airport)
15 minute drive to downtown San Francisco
Easy 15 minute walk to UC Berkely Campus and campus shuttle service.
Located in the heart of the Elmwood, steps to College Avenue.
Turn left onto College and enjoy Elmwood's eclectic collection of restaurants, shops, and services.
Turn right onto College and you're a short walk to the Rockridge. A bustling neighborhood full of boutique shops, restaurants, specialty grocers, bakeries, coffee shops both independent and chains such as Noah's Bagels, Peat's Coffee, and Trader Joe's.
Short drive to Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto home of Chez Panisse, Lawrence Hall of Science, Tildon Park, Lake Temescal, Jewel Lake, Berkeley Fire Trail (great hiking not for the faint of heart), Berkeley's Art District (downtown), and Fourth Street.
Located in a residential neighborhood that is literally around the corner from the well-known shops and restaurants on College Avenue this property offers the conveniences of city living in a residential setting.
Start the morning with a stroll up to Espresso Roma for a fresh coffee and pastry.
Next, bike or walk to UC Berkeley in 5 – 15 min,
take BART to San Francisco – 2 stations within a 15 min walk,
or drive 10 – 15 min to local Pixar, Biotech, and Pharma companies in neighboring Emeryville.
Relax with a visit to the local newly remodeled public library, located around the corner.
Or walk around the corner in the other direction and take in a movie at the Elmwood Theatre.
Maybe you prefer to while away the time window shopping.
Feel like getting some exercise? Take a short 15 – 30 minute drive and enjoy a relaxing walk in a variety of scenic Berkeley Hills parks and trails including Tilden Park, Lake Temescal, Jewel Lake, and the fire trails.
Feeling hungry? There is no shortage of good restaurants within two blocks; Chinese at King Yen or Shen Hua; Italian at Trattoria La Sicilliana, Indian at House or Curries or vegetarian at La Mediterranee. Want to eat in, take a 10 min walk to Whole Foods and cook up nutritious and healthy meal, just like home.
We rented this apartment in the summer of 2014 for about 2.5 months. We absolutely loved it.
This apartment ("apartment C") is on the second floor of the house; there are two smaller apartments on the first floor (for "apartment B", see VWBO #495894). The apartment was in perfect condition. The house had undergone a multi-year remodeling process, and its apartments have only been rented since fall 2013. So everything was basically new when we moved in. The apartment is very well equipped; everything is of very high standard (Miele dishwasher etc.). There are plenty kitchen utensils, cleaning supplies, three TV sets, a washer & dryer in the apartment, a state-of-the-art printer & scanner (which can be reached through the apartment's wifi network), and lots of other goodies.
We stayed in the apartment with our 2.5-year old child. The apartment was perfect for this, not only because of the very nice garden/patio in the back which is shared with the two other apartments and which has a superb grill for nice BBQs; but also because the landlord provided us with countless toys which our kid just loved.
What was really outstanding was the service and responsiveness of the landlord. Although the apartment was already in excellent shape when we arrived, she upgraded various aspects of the apartment during our stay, while fully respecting our privacy. When we had any questions or issues, she replied immediately (sometimes within minutes). We have never had a better experience with a landlord.
The location of the apartment is ideal. It is just off College Avenue, about two blocks from the Elmwood Cafe. The local library is about 2 minutes away. If you come with small kids, there are two nice playground within a 5 minutes walking distance. Berkeley’s main campus is about 15-20 minutes walking distance (there is also a bus). If you arrive with a car and don’t get the parking spot in front of the house, the best parking option we found is to park your car a few blocks away at the Berkeley/Oakland border where there are less parking restrictions.
We have stayed in another apartment in the neighborhood before. This is by far our favorite.
Please note: As we arrived with a larger family, we actually rented apartments B & C of this house. So don't be surprised to find a somewhat overlapping review for apartment B (VRBO #495894).
We stayed two weeks in this great home over the holidays. We were very pleased with the home (everything is brand new and updated) and the location can't be beat. Walking distance for coffee in the morning and dining out in the evening. We were very comfortable here and the highest quality appliances and kitchen gear made our holiday meals great. I would re-book in a minute.
I give the Heart of Elmwood a hearty thumbs up. Having to conduct business in an unfamiliar city and needing a place that is centrally located, close to a choice of restaurants, and concerns about parking, I had many questions. Fortunately for me, the owner of the rental Heart of Elmwood was quick to respond and provide the answers I needed. My stay was what I had hoped for, close to where I needed to be during the day, and walking distance to social activities in the evening. I even had my own parking spot. I look forward to a return visit.
THEME PARK ADVENTURES - GREAT DAY TRIPS! If you crave thrills and are up for a day trip, you are less than an hour away from Six Flags Wild Kingdom, California Great America theme park, or Waterworld California water park.
TWO MAJOR LOCAL ZOOS - The Oakland Zoo (12 mile drive), and the San Francisco Zoo (24 mile drive).
BERKELEY'S OWN HIDDEN LOCAL GEMS - SCALED DOWN STEAM TRAIN RIDES ALONG SCENIC RIDGE AND CAROUSEL -
15 minute drive to Tilden Park- Hidden Local Gem with the Redwood Valley Railway and Herschell Spillman merry-go-round.
'Redwood Valley Railway in Tilden Regional Park offers steam train rides along a scenic ridge on a scaled-down steam train.'
'Herschell Spillman merry-go-round in Tilden Regional Park is a splendid antique carousel with hand-carved and beautifully painted wooden carousel animals to ride. The calliope plays music to make any child's heart sing.'
The area is rich with Regional Parks. Please look up 'East Bay Regional Park District' for a huge selection of activities in the area from golf courses, swimming, fishing to historic turn of the century operating farms.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
9 night minimum stay
|Housekeeping - Set Up Fee||$185|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
*UNTIL CONFIRMED, RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE*
*MONTHLY RATES ARE NEGOTIABLE, PLEASE CONTACT OWNER
50% deposit due upon booking, remaining balance due 90 days prior to check-in
$500 damage deposit. Deposit it is fully refundable within 48 hours of check-out provided there is no damage done to property besides normal wear and tear.