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Berkeley Elegant Short Term Rental - Gorgeous Yard with Deck

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 21 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)


This elegant, artistic, sweet bungalow house will be your home away from home. Every amenity has been provided for you, down to the 'green' cleaning products and Organic Cotton sheets, filtered drinking water and shower filter. The delightful setting has been landscaped by a local designer, giving you your own private oasis of green.


The neighborhood is quiet, residential, with tree-lined streets, and within walking distance of everything that is essential to Berkeley: BART station, public transportation, Downtown Berkeley Shops, theaters, galleries, public library, Farmer's Market & the UC Berkeley campus are all only 6 blocks away. Supermarket is a short 4 block walk. Gourmet Ghetto is also within walking distance. There are multiple parks just a few blocks away.


The house is completely furnished, including the fully stocked kitchen, and washer/dryer in unit, so all you need to do is show up and enjoy! Perfect short-term rental for a visiting professor, a couple or a small family that wants to experience all that the Bay Area has to offer. Available year round. All utilities and internet access are included.

Keywords: Condo in Bungalow Duplex

More Details

Hillary Curtis
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2018


Central Berkeley Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/Shower combo
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Super comfortable natural foam and spring mattress, Child Beds (1) Child-size Air Mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size convertible bed from couch in Living Room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
'Green' home with luxurious Organic Cotton Linens, Shower Filter, Private Deck, Newly Remodeled Bathroom, Landscaped by Local Designer, Inspiring-Relaxing-Private and Serene, Walk to Gourmet Ghetto, Private Deck with Cafe Table and Relaxing Adirondack chair, Easy walk to UC Berkeley, 10-minute walk to Saturday Farmer's Market, Shops, Theaters and Restaurants


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Berkeley Elegant Short Term Rental - Gorgeous Yard with Deck
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Truly Wonderful Experience All Around

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a Berkeley retreat! Amazing walk-ability and location. Upon reading the description we were concerned about square footage but the property felt plenty big for two adults, a newborn and dog. The space is very well laid out with all the necessary items a small family would need for a long term stay,. The owner was very friendly, informative and attentive. The deck and backyard is a beautiful green oasis; wonderful for quiet cups of coffee before walking the city. Super close to the BART, libraries and shops. I would absolutely recommend this location based on the feel of the space, the neighborhood/walkability and wonderful owner.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was wonderful to have you as our guests and we wish you all the best in your new home!!
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A comfortable “home away from home”

  • 5 of 5

Arriving at this house we were delighted to find it spotlessly clean and well stocked with everyday needs including laundry detergent, extra light bulbs and compost able garbage bags.

We had ample storage space, good internet and excellent tv station selections.

The owner was prompt and helpful in responding to our occasional question or need. We would definitely recommend this rental and would be happy to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joan! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and also to meet your family before hand. Wishing you a great year ahead.
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Beautiful apartment and garden!

  • 5 of 5

McGee is a beautiful apartment with a magical garden in a great residential location that is walking distance to downtown. There is great light in the apartment and it is a home away from home. We stayed there for 5 weeks and it was great!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Hillary was a very gracious host. She always responding very quickly to any questions we had.

The place is very homey, and has everything you could possibly need and more. It has a lot of small details that most places don't have. (lights that dim in everyone room, extra set of linens, non-stick and steel pots and pans, and a heater fan in the bathroom. It is a great spot for toddler. Plenty of room to run around inside and out, and very close to multiple parks, including our daughter's favorite Totland.

The location is great. It is walking distance downtown, South Berkeley, and Gourmet Ghetto. We mostly used our car for trips outside the city.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great 2 months stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this Brekeley Retreat for 2 months and had a great time.

Even though the place is a smaller side, the house has a nice flow that convinced four of us (my husband, 20-month-old daughter, a dog, and me) feeling comfortable to be.

The location was so perfect --- easy commute to San Francisco with Bart station, Trader Joe's and various good restaurants nearby, and a number of playgrounds are in walking distance. There is a farmer's market every Saturday in walking distance, which was very convenience to stop by after exercising at YMCA. I really appreciate I could go almost anywhere within 15 minutes riding my bicycle, and the area is very bike friendly.

Their backyard was so relaxing and so beautiful.

We often had dinner out there, let my daughter and dog play around, and just relaxing.

Owner was so kind and helpful.

She got back to us quickly when we needed some repair for the house.

I highly recommend this Berkeley Retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful rental for five months when we first relocated to California. The space is relaxing, the kitchen well equipped, and the bed very comfortable. The house has a nice homey feel, unlike many places that try too hard to be overly fancy or modern - definitely an authentic Berkeley vibe. There were plenty of sunny days we enjoyed on the deck, it's a great place to sit with a book. The garden is so peaceful, you can hear the buzzing hummingbirds as they explore the flowers.

The location is perfect - we don't own a car, and didn't need one. You can easily walk to a number of bus lines and the downtown Berkeley Bart station (only 30 minutes to downtown San Francisco), as well as several Zipcar locations. Plus you have everything you need within walking distance, including several grocery stores and drugstores, plus numerous bars, restaurants, live theaters, and cinemas, even a weekly Farmer's Market.

The owner was extremely helpful and accommodating throughout our stay. I feel lucky to have found such a welcoming place to start our new life here in California. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $79

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
3 week minimum stay - NO EXCEPTIONS
We welcome longer term stays
RATES DROP DRAMATICALLY for stays of 1 month or longer
No partial weeks - weekly or monthly rentals only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.