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Just Remodeled, New-Everything/Near-Everything 2 Story, 3BR/2Bath Cozy Craftsman

Jeremy Sherman

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Jeremy Sherman

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015
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Just Remodeled, New-Everything/Near-Everything 2 Story, 3BR/2Bath Cozy Craftsman

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Berkeley House Rental Photos and Description

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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Jeremy Sherman (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015

About Jeremy Sherman

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

Why Jeremy Sherman chose Berkeley

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Just Remodeled, New-Everything/Near-Everything 2 Story, 3BR/2Bath Cozy Craftsman
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Carlsbad, CA
5

Vacation and family celebration

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed this cute home in a lovely walking Berkeley neighborhood that is near to lots of restaurants, Tilden Regional Park, UCB, and other attractions. The owner has provided you with all the essentials in the kitchen and throughout the house. There is a large deck with lots of seating in the back and a dining room table that seats 10, so on the weekend we were able to have our family join us for a birthday celebration. The owner lives downstairs and is available to assist you, but is very sensitive in respect to your privacy, and his set of instructions and rules for the rental are easy to follow and minimal. We would definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Key Biscayne, FL
5

Terrific!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in the house for two weeks in April 2015. Jeremy has done a great job of remodeling and updating everything. The house is super comfortable for six people and also great for entertaining since the dining table seats 10 comfortably. Jeremy was extremely attentive when we needed anything. The back deck is a major asset, and the neighborhood is perfect. We would have liked to see some pictures on the walls--the decor is kind of low-key bordering on minimalist. But that's a matter of taste.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Chicago, New York
5

Perfect for Us

  • 5 of 5

The communication, location, layout, and design were perfect for our group of 6 (2 couples and 2 friends). Very tasteful,comfortable, and well-equipped for all in this home. And, we enjoyed being able to easily to get to Gourmet Ghetto, Korean Bowl'd, Ajanta, Muir Woods, and much more. Jeremy was great with communication and very generously accommodating with the inflatable bed and taking in the grocery delivery on the day of arrival, so when we arrived the house was ready to enjoy each others' company with good food, games, catching up, and exploring the area together. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Albuquerque, NM
5

Quiet Berkeley Gem

  • 5 of 5

Jeremy's house is spacious and quiet, well furnished and stocked. Comfortable beds! It worked beautifully for us during our stay in Berkeley.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Very pleased with this home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my 94 year old father and my sister while visiting other family living nearby. Such a nice house and neighborhood that we stayed here for most meals rather than going elsewhere. Within comfortable walking distance is an excellent store for good produce and other groceries, and a very good bakery and butcher shop. On the back deck of the home is a good quality gas grill, and the large dining room table makes for comfortable family meals. A nice touch are the Bluetooth audio speakers for streaming music from your Bluetooth enabled device, and the coffee pods provided for the coffee machine. The beds are good quality and very comfy and my dad couldn't stop complimenting the plumbing fixtures in bathrooms. Very quite and walkable neighborhood, I'd not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
New England
5

Berkeley get away

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Great landlord. Totally responsive to everything we needed. Near great food.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

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

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Rates & Availability

From $249 Per night

Berkeley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
UC Grad Weeks
May 13 2015 - May 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
$8,800
 
 
July 4th weekend
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$299
$1,953
$7,770
 
 
Labor Day weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$299
$1,953
$7,770
 
 
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 9 2015 - Oct 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$299
$1,953
$7,770
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$349
$2,299
$8,100
 
 
Holiday season
Dec 17 2015 - Jan 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
$324
$2,100
$8,100
 
 
2016 pricing
Jan 3 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$274
$1,849
$7,449
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$249
From
$259
Fri,Sat
$1,674
$6,949
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100.00
<5 day stay cleaning $60.00
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:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    1st floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
A very popular neighborhood for UC Berkeley visiting academics.

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