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Recent Orinda Reviews

  • Lots of space in a very good location
    4 of 5

    We chose this rental vacation because the reviews gave us the impression that the hosts would be living in the same house - which was really important for us as we came to the Bay Area from Germany for 10 months for work and we needed someone to ask for advice on all kinds of everyday-life questions. Unfortunately, the hosts turned out to not live there after all, instead the apartment above ours gets rented out to other people as well - which was a bit unfortunate for us. We never saw the hosts during our 3-weeks stay, not even when we arrived, what we found very disappointing. Apart from that, the apartment itself is great, with a large bedroom, kitchen and living room. There is a big patio with wonderful trees where lots of squirrels live. Unfortunately there is not much opportunity to sit and enjoy the outside area as there were only 2 uncomfortable chairs available. Would be great to have some deck chairs etc there! The kitchen is well equipped, there is even free coffee. Some basic equipment, though, was missing, like kitchen towels etc. We had to go and buy those ourselves. It's a very beautiful neighborhood with supermarkets a 10-minute walk away. Bus stop to go downtown is 3 minutes away. During the day, there was some traffic noise as the house sits directly on a tunnel. But it didn't really bother us, and it was quiet during the night. Depending on what guests are residing in the apartment upstairs, it can get noisy, though, especially when they are having a party which we had to experience once. The matrass was a bit too soft for us but I guess that's a quite personal opinion. Overall, we would recommend the place to other guests and we enjoyed staying there! We would definitely come again! Thank you!

    Stayed: Sep 2018
  • Very nice apartment in Berkeley
    5 of 5

    Super clean, bright and quiet. Located close to UC Berkeley. Fully equipped, frig, dishwasher, stove/oven, all the necessary amenities. Owners live upstairs which is convenient in case of problems; although we had none. Owners very nice and helpful. Would rent again without hesitation. Street parking occasionally difficult to find, but mostly was fine.

    Stayed: Oct 2018