IN THE HEART OF ELMWOOD - LOCATION IS EVERYTHING!

Paul and Rochelle Voelker

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 5 nights
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IN THE HEART OF ELMWOOD - LOCATION IS EVERYTHING!

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Fully Remodeled two story triplex in the heart of the historic Elmwood District

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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Paul and Rochelle Voelker

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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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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In the Heart of Elmwood - Location is Everything!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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In the Heart of Elmwood - Location is Everything!
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Berkeley The Bay Area
Zurich, Switzerland
5

Top-notch

  • 5 of 5
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).
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure hosting your family's visit to Berkeley. We look forward to your next visit.
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Berkeley The Bay Area
5

Great Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you in the future.
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In the Heart of Elmwood - Location is Everything!
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Berkeley The Bay Area
Munich, Germany
5

Hearty Thumbs Up For Business Traveler

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit with us.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
SFO 25 miles, Oakland International Airport
Nearest Ferry
9.6 Miles
San Francisco Ferry Building-Alameda(Harbor Bay)
Nearest Train
0.8 Miles
Rockridge B.A.R.T. Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
highway 80, 580, & 880 under 5 miles, highway 24
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Stinson Beach at 39 miles, Ocean Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Toast (Rockridge), 5900 College Avenue
Nearest Ski
184 Miles
Heavenly Valley Ski Resort (3 hours)
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Tildon Park Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
78 Metres
King Yen Restaurant
Car: not necessary

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.

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Availability & Rates

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Berkeley House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
$335
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Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,345
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Refundable damage deposit $500
Housekeeping - Set Up Fee $185
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes *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.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Updated Bathroom - ceramic tile floor and wainscoting, ceramic tile and porcelain combination shower / tub, pedestal sink, medicine cabinet, Toto toilet, large floor to ceiling shelves for storage, bathroom scale, blow dryer, toilet brush and plunger
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal King Bed, HD TV with Xfinity cable premium and on demand
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Cal King Bed, HD TV with Xfinity cable premium and on demand
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Office/ Sun Room - Euro lounger folds out to full size bed.
  • Luxurious Comfortable California King Bed (mattress and box-spring), Dresser, HD TV with Xfinity Cable (premium channels and on demand viewing), Alarm clock (visual & audio Big Ben Moonbeam), bedside tables, torchiere and reading floor lamps (daylight spectrum bulbs), walk-in closet
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • cycling
Notes:
Available upon request: Memory foam loungers and bedding (twin) Full Size Folding Crib, Portable Crib, High Chair, puzzles, toys, balls, Wii & Xbox 360 game systems, Apple TV, Bedding for Euro Lounger, If you don't see what you're looking for, please ask. We will do our best to accommodate you and your needs.
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