The ultimate in convenience. Just 2 blocks from the Ashby BART station, this 1908 Queen Anne style charmer is the perfect home base for your trip to the Bay Area. Owned and operated by a local Innkeeper, you can rest assured you will have a thoroughly enjoyable stay.
This two bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home is perfect for families. One Queen bedroom, one full bedroom with a queen size flip out futon Also featuring a twin size rollaway and a twin size sofa in the living room to provide more than enough sleeping space for six people. The home features beautiful hardwood floors in the living room and dining room. A nice fully equipped eat in kitchen with a built in sub-zero fridge, new gas range and garbage disposal. Also on the fist floor is a 1/2 bath with brand new energy efficient washer / dryer.
The back yard is simply magical with it's ancient fig tree and beautiful landscaping. Perfect for entertaining, complete with a large charcoal grill.
San Francisco 15 minutes away.....: Just two blocks from Essex house is the Ashby Avenue BART station. Just hop on BART and in 15 short minutes you'll be in the heart of San Francisco. Enjoy all the tourist attractions, Union Square shopping, Pier 39 munching, Alcatraz Island touring and Ghiradelli Square for chocolates to add that final sweet touch to your day. Then hop back on the train and in 15 minutes you'll be back home enjoying our quiet neighborhood in Berkeley.
Berkeley dining.....: Berkeley is know around the world for our fine restaurants. Famed chef Alice Waters' restaurant Chez Panise is in our Ghourmet Ghetto. There are 100's of other world class restaurants. My personal favorites are Gather Restaurant on Oxford, Angeline's Louisianna Kitchen on Shattuck Avenue, and Trattoria La Siciliana in the Elmwood District. Whatever food your in the mood for, you'll be able to find it in Berkeley, and most likely, just a few minutes walk from the front door of Essex House.
Arts and Culture....: For a small city, Berkeley is extremely blessed with numerous artists and arts organizations. Ashby Stage, home of Shotgun Players is literally a 5 minute walk from Essex House. Berkeley Rep and Aurora Theater located in the Downtown Arts District are well known for producing world class, cutting edge works. West Berkeley is the home to many local artists who open their studios to visitors throughout the year, and every weekend in December. Is it any wonder why Visit Berkeley has come up with the motto: 'Berkeley - come for the culture - stay for the food!'