This sweet home is in a quiet and safe family neighborhood with little traffic, but is centrally located for all your needs. Just 5 blocks from popular Solano Avenue—one of Berkeley's favorite shopping and eating destinations—where you will find neighborhood ambiance with convenient services and a wide selection of cafes and restaurants, grocery stores, shops, bookstores, flower stands and chic clothing stores. The house is just 2 blocks to the wonderful Semi Freddie’s bakery and a small well stocked market. 5 miles further in downtown Berkeley there is gourmet dining, sidewalk cafes, bakeries, coffee houses, wine shops, boutiques, the UC Berkeley campus, and art museum. San Francisco is just 14 miles across the bay.
This home has an immaculate interior that has been completely remodeled and is extremely clean. It is a sunny house, designed for short or long-term stays, and comes all of the comforts of your own home. The living room with 2 very comfortable sofas opens onto the dining room which can accommodate 6 at the table. 2 can sit at the bar overlooking the fully equipped kitchen with microwave, oven, stove, dishwasher and refrigerator. One bedroom has a queen sized bed and opens onto a deck with a porch swing, table and chairs overlooking a small private yard. The other bedroom has 2 twin beds. All beds come with comfy down pillows and cozy down comforters and the rooms have ample closet space. There is even a small office, perfect for a visiting professor. There is a washer and dryer in the house and a clothes line for those who prefer sun-dried clothes. Comfortable for 2-4 people, no more! Minimum age to rent is 25 please.
Although private and quiet the house provides easy access to airports, major freeways, and the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Bridge. There is convenient public transportation with a bus stop 2 blocks away that will get you to the BART & UC Berkeley in approximately 10-15 minutes. The house is centrally located for day trips to San Francisco, the wine country, Pt. Reyes National Seashore and all other Northern California attractions.
Keywords: House, Vacation Rental, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay
We are a family of four; a Montessori preschool teacher, a building contractor and 2 middle & high school aged children. I have lived in Berkeley most of my life and my husband has lived in the Bay Area since his teen-aged years. This is the house I grew up in and have many fond memories of living there. Currently we live a few miles away but have held on to my childhood house which is perfect for visiting family, and renters from far and wide. We like the diversity of the city and the wonderful access to culture in the city and the greater Bay Area. We love eating out at the richly varied restaurants in the area. We look forward to welcoming you to our home and please let us know how we can make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
This area offers a diverse cultural and intellectual life and some of the best eating options in the nation such as Chez Panisse, the origin of California cuisine and local and organic dining. There are abundant opportunities to experience art, music, theater, cinema, and wonderful hiking options around the area. Berkeley even has its own secret pathway system that winds through the hills. The weather is temperate all year which allows for many day trips to San Francisco, the beautiful coastal beaches, or the Bay which offers sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and fishing. Just an hour away are the redwood forests, the spas in Calistoga, the vineyards of Sonoma and Napa which offer wine-tasting, spas, hot air ballooning, glider rides, shopping and gourmet dining. A 2 hour drive will put you in the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Pebble Beach Golf Course, or the quaint towns of Carmel or Mendocino. Lake Tahoe or Lake Alpine, with sailing and hiking in the summer and snow sports in the winter, are approximately a 2 ½ to 3 ½ drive away.