JUST REMODELED, NEW-EVERYTHING/NEAR-EVERYTHING 2 STORY, 3BR/2BATH COZY CRAFTSMAN

Jeremy Sherman

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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JUST REMODELED, NEW-EVERYTHING/NEAR-EVERYTHING 2 STORY, 3BR/2BATH COZY CRAFTSMAN

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Berkeley's Best Neighborhood For Safety, Beauty, Quiet, Centrality

A creekside craftsman with a practical layout in Berkeley's most popular, safe, accessible neighborhood, just remodeled for renting, with all new appliances, surfaces, beds, deck, furniture, windows, landscaping, heater etc.

Five blocks from two of Berkeley's most popular shopping/restaurant streets. Minutes from campus and Bart.

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All of the modern amenities, strong powerline wifi and internet connections, 55' flatscreen, stainless appliances, new BBQ, espresso machine, Ninja blender, soda maker, insulated windows and walls, warm LED lighting throughout, Nest thermostat, etc.

And with all that newness, still the coziness you'd want in a Berkeley home, hardwood floors, fine oriental carpets, leather sofa, faux paint exterior, elegant weavings on walls.

Owner lives quietly in sound-insulated in-law unit below with two separate entrances. You have complete privacy but immediate access for help when needed.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Jeremy Sherman

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Jeremy Sherman, Ph.D., M.P.P. I'm an easy-going social scientist, professor and author, and former non-profit manager and environmental lobbyist. I've taught psychology, sociology, history, English, rhetoric, Advertising and Business Strategy. Currently teaching in an MBA program at California College of the Arts. For 18 years I've been a collaborator on a major origins of life research project with U.C. Berkeley Biological Anthropologist/Neuroscientist, Terrence Deacon. I have written four books and 500 Psychology Today articles. I'm father of three grown children (none at home), partnered, and a jazz bassist/singer performing 3x a week in Berkeley restaurants.

Jeremy Sherman purchased this house in 1996

Like many I bought this large home when my kids were pre-teens, not foreseeing that they'd fly the coop. I rattled around in its largeness for years, then rented the in-law unit to very satisfied long-term renters.

Recently I realized I could expand the downstairs a little, move into it and rent the top two floors of this house. I just poured $300k into the expansion and renovation which was expertly done.

The house was built in 1924 as part of a development. To save money on planning they would flip blueprints and make a mirror image house, my neighbor's two doors down. Having been in the walls, I can say the work was excellent for the time. An enviable layout and design.

After my divorce in 1996, I moved into a converted two room garage and just adored it. To ease the transition for our three children, my ex (now a good friend) and I agreed to keep our large home and take turns staying in it. About a year into the arrangement it suddenly dawned on me to buy my own home. 1830 Sonoma was the first and really only place I visited--love at first sight.

It was the big tree in the front that sold me, the quiet tree lined street, Berkeley's most beautiful library a half-block down, my favorite commercial district three blocks away.

In 1997, the house was in terrible shape, lived in since the 40's by a woman who refused any help with it in the decades before she died at 90. I did a huge remodel then, and though I've lived and travelled broadly (years in Guatemala, Tennessee, Boston, London) couldn't imagine a happier place to live.

The creekside yard is lovely, the neighborhood is safe (I've left car and even house doors unlocked all night by mistake--nothing stolen). The neighbors are dear, parking is effortless (you get a driveway but there's ample street parking too), the weather is perfect, access to UC Berkeley is a breeze.

There are fancier neighborhoods in Berkeley but most are way up in the hills. This neighborhood is to my eyes the sweet spot for convenience and beauty.

The front door is arched. I'm big on faux painting (an earthy homespun look, and though I've painted over the faux interior the outside is subtly fauxed. The front door is round topped. The ceilings are sculpted, there's picture molding on many walls, lots of sweet touches, now all touched up.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
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Just Remodeled, New-Everything/Near-Everything 2 Story, 3BR/2Bath Cozy Craftsman
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Just Remodeled, New-Everything/Near-Everything 2 Story, 3BR/2Bath Cozy Craftsman
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p564881vb
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Berkeley The Bay Area
Sacramento, CA
5

LOVELY BERKELEY HOME!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed a wonderful 3 day stay in this fabulous home. Everything was just as described yet the photos don't do the place justice! The home is clean, all the decor is tasteful, the beds/bedding are very comfortable - excellent sheets btw, the bathrooms have all the amenities, the kitchen has all the appliances you could ask for, there is a large dining table, plenty of dishes, cookware and serving pieces. The neighborhood is great, convenient to UC, BART, the freeway, shopping, and dining. The porch has a hammock and grill and outdoor seating. We were a party of 8 and we all slept soundly and comfortably and really enjoyed our time at this home! The owner is extremely conscientious about making your stay enjoyable and pays attention to every detail, and he is very approachable. We will definitely stay here again when we visit the Bay Area, it's so much more comfortable and more reasonably priced that an expensive hotel room in the City and without all the headaches of parking, noise, etc. Thanks again Jeremy!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Berkeley The Bay Area
New Orleans, LA, USA
5

FABULOUS, COMFORTABLE HOME

  • 5 of 5
This home delivers all that it promises and more! Yes, the kitchen is as lovely as depicted, and includes state of the art appliances, great cookware and nice dishes. The three big bedrooms are very comfortable, and we even inquired about the memory foam/mattress so that we can make our own beds as comfy! The owner is very gracious and accommodating. He immediately addressed any questions we had (no major concerns), and was very happy to have us and our three loud little ones. This is the perfect place if you are traveling with kids, as you don't need to worry about them running around and having fun! Plus there are big, spotless tubs for bath time. Even if you aren't traveling with kids, this is a great house with lots of room, and nicely decorated so it is easy to have friends/relatives visit. The TV room is also large and comfortable for evening movies. The back porch was particularly spectacular, with a big comfortable table for eating and a fun hammock. The off street parking can hold two cars, and is very convenient if you have a car with you. There are a number of grocery stores, great restaurants, parks, etc all close by, so this is a very convenient location. We will definitely stay here again when we are next in Berkeley!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Berkeley The Bay Area
San Diego Area
5

BEAUTIFUL ROOMY BERKELEY

  • 5 of 5
Quiet roomy ( 3 bedrooms for 2 people each), Berkeley area, very clean, just renovated, can walk to down town Berkeley (about 20'). The big deck at the rear is ideal for family get-togethers, as we did after my daughter's graduation. It is very pleasant with good afternoon sun and BBQ. The owner lives downstairs, and is not intrusive and he's very responsive; he even brought us milk for our coffee. He told us he was new to VRBO, welcomed requests for help and asked for suggestions for further improvements. It's probably best with a car if you are doing a lot of cooking-in, for which there is a great kitchen,as the stores are not right at the corner (but not that far either). We had a great time and I'd recommend this to friends and family, and hope to return for further graduations!
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Berkeley The Bay Area
5

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 of 5
I rented this beautiful, comfortable and super clean home to attend a wedding in Berkeley and I'm so glad i did. Everything we needed was there and it was conveniently located by all the shops we needed. Jeremy was extremely communicative and made sure everything was in order. I would highly recommend this house.

Thank you!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley The Bay Area
Berkeley, CA
5

A LOVELY NORTH BERKELEY HOME

  • 5 of 5
My friends and family stayed here for a Berkeley graduation weekend. The home was gorgeous. Highlights include a beautiful, open kitchen with a large dining room table; a serene deck (with a hammock!); spacious bedrooms; a quiet yet friendly neighborhood; and an extraordinarily gracious and accessible host. When we had down time over the weekend, the house was a perfect meeting place--we could relax around the large kitchen table before heading to the next event. The house is close to some of Berkeley's greatest restaurants, including the Cheeseboard and Chez Panisse. I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in Berkeley.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Just Remodeled, New-Everything/Near-Everything 2 Story, 3BR/2Bath Cozy Craftsman
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Berkeley The Bay Area
Newport Beach, CA, USa
5

WONDERFUL LOCATION FOR BERKELEY EVENTS

  • 5 of 5
We had a celebratory weekend with a law school graduation that family and friends attended. The house exceeded our expectations - it is a charming house that has been tastefully remodeled and decorated. It is well appointed and had everything we needed for our long weekend. The owner is very gracious and accommodating as well as a terrific host. It is in a lovely neighborhood that is very accessible to Berkeley and the surrounding area. Cafe Clem is a gem of a bakery with wonderful sandwiches and pastries.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Oakland Airport
Nearest Train
1 Miles
North Berkeley BART
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
880
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
Stinson Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Khana Peena, Solano Ave.
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Solano Ave and Gourmet Ghetto
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

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Berkeley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Holiday season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
$6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

<5 day stay cleaning $60
Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $40
Notes Price may be negotiable, depending on circumstances.

Cancellation Policy

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

Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - combination tub/shower , jetted tub , toilet
    1st floor bath - combination tub/shower , toilet
  • These are not McMansion bathrooms but highly functional cozy and nice. Both have brand new vanities, bathtub fixtures, toilets and led lights, Large-tile floors, and fresh painted walls. The master bath ceiling slopes but not compromisingly so. It's tub has massage jets. Hot water heater is a few years old and capacious.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom B - 1 queen
    Bedroom A - 1 king
  • Master Bed: 2nd floor, cathedral ceiling, Cal King with 1-year-old 15-inch memory foam Macy's bed. Carpeted, three windows overlooking private deck back yard and tree-scape vista toward SF Bay. Bedrooms A & B: 1st floor with shared bath/shower. Brand new memory foam queen beds in each room, one adjustable (raise/lower sections with massage unit). Bedroom A has two windows, two closets (one with stacked washer dryer) and sliding door onto deck. Bedroom B has three windows, one closet. Both A and B have 3-year-old area rugs, and brand new paint. Master bedroom has wall to wall carpet. All bedrooms have blackout shades, if you like to sleep in total darkness, as I do.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Notes:
A very popular neighborhood for UC Berkeley visiting academics.
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