AFFORDABLE VALUE! CENTRALLY LOCATED IDEAL HOME WITH LARGE KITCHEN IN

April Brewster

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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AFFORDABLE VALUE! CENTRALLY LOCATED IDEAL HOME WITH LARGE KITCHEN IN

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3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 8 comfortably - room for more!

Located for quick access to everything in the Bay Area: near North Berkeley BART (quick ride to San Francisco, San Jose, most major Bay Area locations), near UC Berkeley, Monterey Market (best fresh produce in the bay, where the chefs shop), many gourmet restaurants, and other hot spots. Easy access to all major forms of transport but just in case you change your mind, an Enterprise car rental agency is within quick walking distance.

Best value for your dollar in the Bay area.

Free wifi, phone, Wii game system, 42' TV, various supplies for your work and play including several bikes and helmets, including kid's bikes.

Hardwood floors throughout, tourist travel guides supplied, washer, dryer, ironing board and iron.

Home is ideal for meals. Dining room with executive size 8+ seater large table or a comfortable table for smaller groups at the end of a long day. All modern supplies needed for cooking healthy meals. A breakfast table in the kitchen allows for comfortable morning meals.

Master King bed private oasis in back, second bedroom with a Full bed (can sleep 1 or 2 comfortably), third bedroom with two bunkbeds (can sleep 4 with 2 in upper bunks and 2 on twin beds below). There are also two air mattresses available to use.

If you are considering booking for 2014, a few details:

* Usually the home is booked far in advance for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you are looking for a home during the holidays, grab this one before it gets booked like usual.

* If you haven't seen Berkeley over Halloween, come check it out! While the street this house is on is quiet (maybe one or two trick-or-treaters if you're home) about 12 blocks away is an amazing neighborhood that does over-the-top decorations. Over the years we've seen a real historical cannon that shot candy into the air, raining it down on the tirck-or-treaters, as well as several walk-through haunted houses, all just part of the friendly neighborhood fun.

* Book New Year's far in advance and see the San Francisco fireworks, a must see on many people's bucket lists.

Remember, Berkeley usually has comfortable weather during the winter, so relax and enjoy your vacation using this home as a landing spot.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
From Trevor Moore, an Olympic athlete competing in sailing:



"Our time at your home was perfect in every way. Thank you very much. Thank you so much for your email. As Olympic athletes it is great to know fellow enthusiasts are passing along our story."



Go to storckmooresailing.com to read more about this particular Olympic athlete. We will be cheering for him!



--Malmrose family, owners of the home
Sep 2011
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April Brewster

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Hi, I'm Cathy. My family and I have lived all over: several states on the west coast, New Zealand, several European countries and we've visited 30+ more great hot spots on the map, mostly for work. Plus, we love traveling. As of 2009, my husband and I now both work remotely. We can live anywhere but wanted to keep our CA party pad so thank goodness for HomeAway and VRBO! We love the location and have many good friends in Berkeley and throughout the Bay Area. We're fun-loving, nomadic explorers and we're grateful for all the people who have come to Berkeley to enjoy the area like we have. So much to explore!

April Brewster purchased this house in 2006

My husband and I purchased this Berkeley home in 2005-2006 when we needed convenient access to *everything*. We had 4 kids going to 4 different schools and both of us commuting: me all over the Bay area (SF, San Mateo, Palo Alto in particular) and my husband with a daily commute to Emeryville. None of us like commuting. We want to get where we're going then play! There is so much to explore in the Bay Area and we loved the convenience. The houses in the Berkeley hills have pretty views, but it takes longer to get to them and convenience took a higher priority.

We wanted a place that was big enough for all of us, with space for sleepovers for the kids and a massive kitchen since homecooked food can be so healthy and good. One of this house's best features is its large kitchen and central, large dining room, great for family meals. The house was everything we needed plus more.

The large kitchen is what attracts most people to this house. Being able to cook your own food is excellent for this particular area because:

1. If your budget is tight, cooking a few meals in-house can slice significant money off your budget!

2. There are several superb, unique grocery stores nearby, including a fresh produce market, Monterey Market, that has some of the best produce in the world. Having a great kitchen helps you take full advantage of it.

Also, compared to other rentals in the area, this home is perfectly located -- it's close to the freeway, but several blocks away so it's in a family neighborhood. It's less than 10 blocks from the main freeway whereas many rental houses are 25 to 35 blocks (or more) across town. When you're vacationing, the last thing you want to do is commute. It's why we bought it -- we wanted to spend our days relaxing and playing with the kids (not driving). The public transit and easy walking around town made this home ideal.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Affordable value! Centrally located ideal home with large kitchen in
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Affordable value! Centrally located ideal home with large kitchen in
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Berkeley The Bay Area
Rugby, Warwickshire, ENGLAND
5

Excellent 'Home from Home'

Excellent 'Home from Home'
  • 5 of 5
We felt at home immediately upon arrival as listing photos are so accurate. The property was clean and comfortable and amazingly well equipped. I particularly appreciated the plenteous supply of household necessities; toilet paper, dish and laundry detergents, paper towels ... such a relief not to run out of essentials and have to take holiday time to do mundane shopping. Property is large and well organised, we made good use of the charging station supplied for varied electronic devices. It was a perfect house for us to host (large) family get togethers, and well situated for walking to Berkeley centre (Shattuck BART 1.5 miles) 4th St shops less than a mile. ACME bakery literally around the corner, also an excellent coffee shop next to bakery and Cafe Leila, (also around the corner on San Pablo Ave), a good place to eat. From North Berkeley BART station (.5 mi ) it is an easy journey into SF, also easy drive (traffic allowing!) to SF with freeway exit very close. April (owner) is friendly and helpful. She answered and dealt with our queries immediately. We were delighted with all aspects of the rental and recommend if whole heartedly.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Affordable value! Centrally located ideal home with large kitchen in
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+1 310 699-4073
Berkeley The Bay Area
Ojai, CA
5

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5
We had a mini family reunion in the Bay Area and this rental was a perfect base. The house is close to shopping, dining, mass transit and parks. We walked to Bart and attended a game at AT&T Park and had a group dinner close by at Picante.
House is very well stocked as the photos show. It was nice to have a few staples in the cupboard (oil, vinegar, spices). Thank you!
I would definitely recommend to a friend or relative looking for a place that kids can relax and enjoy.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Affordable value! Centrally located ideal home with large kitchen in
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+1 310 699-4073
Berkeley The Bay Area
sacramento CA/pittsburgh PA
5

Nice home and nice location

  • 5 of 5
The house was very clean and had everything needed to feel like its your house. Working with April is very pleasant and easy. She was very sincere in ensuring we had a great stay. The service of getting your food order before you arrive really helped and saved time. My uncle forgot his medicine unfortunately and April took the time to fed ex the medicine over night. The proximity to BART was nice and there are so many tasty places to eat near by and all around the area. The little cafe down the street has quality organic food choices and unique tea choices. There was even a cool old school jazz trio to enjoy as we ate our food. The area is quiet but yet close to the freeway when arriving or departing. Overall I would definitely come back to this house when I make my way back to the great town of Berkeley.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Affordable value! Centrally located ideal home with large kitchen in
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Berkeley The Bay Area
4

Perfect location, Very Accommodating Owners

  • 4 of 5
Other than the toilet chain coming off quite frequently, everything else was perfect. Can't beat the price, and we were pleasantly surprised at how close our friend's house was. April was very accommodating to our requests. The house and lawn could use a little sprucing up, especially the bathroom, but that is why the price is so right. We were very comfortable, and the kitchen is gorgeous. Driveway parking is easy, and we didn't notice the downstairs tenant at all. Leila's is a great place to eat, and you can walk to REI and 4th Street shopping easily.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Affordable value! Centrally located ideal home with large kitchen in
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Berkeley The Bay Area
5

Little Gem in Berkley!

  • 5 of 5
Met our family here for a few day stay in Berkley. The house was clean and inviting. It was wonderful to cook meals to share instead of going out, but the area does have some great restaurants. The dining room was a great game room at night. There is someone in the basement, but you didn't hear them much.
House is super close to the Bart to allow easy access into the city.
The backyard could use some work as it was a mess and 2 out of the 4 chairs were broken making it hard to spend time outside.
The whole family would stay here again!
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Berkeley The Bay Area
Windsor, Ontario
5

Spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed in this house for eight days and became well acquainted with the many comforts and conveniences in this lovely home. Considering what hotels cost, even with only two people staying (and there's plenty of room for more!) this is very good value for the money. Because I love to cook, I really appreciated the roomy kitchen and good chef's knife (a rarity in rental homes). The shopping service was totally worth the money. It was also great to find several non-perishable items in the home that I didn't have to buy myself. I have already recommended this spot to other members of my family. The neighbourhood is typical of Berkeley--lots of bungalows, some renovated and some not--and great for walking. Near the BART, near 4th Street shopping. We're going back in October and looking forward to it.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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University of California at Berkeley
"UC Berkeley is a world-renowned research university where many discoveries were made, includ..."
Greek Theater
"We saw a Shakespeare spoof here that was hilarious enough for our younger kids to get some g..."
Berkeley Marina
"Our Top 10 favorite things to do at the Marina: 1 Go to lunch or dinner at http://www.skat..."
Chez Panisse
"Get reservations! This place is booked for good reason. http://www.chezpanisse.com/reservati..."
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
OAK (also SFO is easy BART ride, 24 mile)
Nearest Ferry
12.3 Miles
San Francisco Ferries at Fisherman's Wharf
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
BART
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 80 / 580 / 880
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Marina
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Albatross
Nearest Ski
179 Miles
Tahoe
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
Tilden Park
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Gioia Pizza http://gioiapizzeria.com/
Car: recommended

North Central Berkeley, near the University of California at Berkeley, close to BART, easy visit to San Francisco and the rest of Silicon Valley

Lots of great events throughout the year. See:

http://visitberkeley.com/

for a great up-to-date listing.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Berkeley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season Discount
Aug 21 2014 - Oct 5 2014
2 night minimum stay
$240
$1,600
$3,900
 
 
Holiday Rate
Nov 22 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,250
$6,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
$4,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning $110
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Best rate in the Bay! Compared to other homes, this home offers the best kitchen and # of beds. Compared to hotels in the area... well, there's no comparison. It's the best, most economical and most comfortable way to visit Northern California. Enjoy!

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Backpack
  • Gas Heating
  • Ducted Heating
  • Living Area
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bathroom is cozy but has plenty of storage for your items
  • Bathroom is supplied with hair dryer, 8 fresh towels and other supplies. There is often lotion, shampoo, shaving cream and other amenities. We know it's tough for large parties to get by on one bathroom. We lived with six people and one bathroom for many years and never had an issue, but know that it is just a single bathroom. Full tub / shower and plenty of storage.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 8 pillows for maximum comfort
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Full sized bed with side table.
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , Two twin bunkbeds (4 twin beds total), two desks also
  • Three bedrooms including: a full Master, a room with four twin beds (bunkbeds), and a third bedroom with a full size (double) bed, all with regular closets. Notes for large parties: If you need to you can use the two sofas in the living room. The long sofa can be a sleeping spot for an adult. The 2 seater sofa is of course shorter and more appropriate for a child. There are also blow up mattresses you can put in various locations depending on what you need. The most we have ever had in the home was 18 people plus a few small children, but that was surely too many! Thankfully there were all sweet, fun, and had a great time. When we lived in the home, our four children (six people total) lived comfortably with occasional sleepovers with friends.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Shed
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
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