Micasa is a two-unit, Craftsman-style, redwood bungalow situated on a spacious corner lot on a quiet street in North Berkeley. The house was built in 1905 and perches atop a hill, giving it both a sense of seclusion and a lovely view. Located a five-block stroll from Berkeley's "Gourmet Ghetto," boutiques, public pool, running track and parks, it is also easy distance from the California Berkeley campus. Also nearby is a large public library, farmer's market, and a downtown theater district. Public transportation is close, including bus lines and Bart trains.
The house, 800 square feet, is a spacious, one-bedroom accommodation offering a full kitchen with microwave and full gas range. A private deck just outside the kitchen provides a sunny place to relax from morning until mid-afternoon. The living/dining area is furnished with elegant antique furniture and several beautiful and unique period light fixtures. The light, airy room is spacious enough to ensure comfort when entertaining. An inviting window-seat corner is perfect for curling up with a book, or enjoying the sunset, framed by west-facing windows.
Other amenities include an ample fireplace, and comfortable sofa bed. You will also enjoy views from our many windows of our trees and gardens. The bedroom offers a queen-size bed dressed in fine linens and is exceptionally comfortable, ensuring a restful nights sleep. Adjoining the bedroom is a full bath with a tub and shower.
Our stay at Micasa was fabulous and enormously enriched our stay at Berkeley. We stayed at UC Berkeley as visiting scholars, and spent 45 nights at this fantastic place, from August to October 2014. Mica and Ted made us feel at home from the moment we entered the door of their beautiful home. On our arrival, we were greeted with fresh orange juice, a bottle of wine, and beautiful flowers. We loved the apartment, with its tasteful art, antique Californian furniture, wooden floor and a beautifully equipped kitchen that had everything we needed (washing machine, dryer, we got especially excited about the beautiful ceramic 1951 gas oven). The bed was extremely comfortable; we slept very well in the quite bedroom, under the fine white bed sheets and linen. Our two teenage children slept on the fold-out couch, which was equally comfortable. Ted and Mica are such lovely hosts, they were keen to give us full privacy, but whenever we needed anything, they were there and ready to help us out, provide information, and guidance. We were sad to leave Micasa and California, we would have loved to stay there longer, and we will definitely come back. Thank you for everything, Mica and Ted!
Located a five-block stroll from Berkeley's 'Gourmet Ghetto,' boutiques, public pool, running track and parks, it is also easy distance from the California Berkeley campus. Also nearby is a large public library, farmer's market, and a downtown theater district. Public transportation is close, including bus lines and Bart trains.
Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Boating, Basketball Court