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Spectacular Custom-Built North Berkeley Vacation Flat

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Located in one of Berkeley's favorite and best neighborhoods, this beautiful and rare, second story, fully-furnished 3-bedroom flat offers luxury living and suitcase ready amenities for your Bay Area vacation stay. Walk to UC and to some of California's best eating establishments. Walk to BART and all public transportation.

Our lovely flat is located high atop a North Berkeley hillside, with quiet country-style living and views of Berkeley's magical hills as well as San Francisco Bay. Surrounded by lush gardens, rolling hills, tree tops, and panoramic vistas, you can experience the very best of California's Mediterranean climate.

The flat is furnished with comfort and quality in mind with all linens, towels and basics for your stay. Off the tiled entry, the richly designed living room looks out through double wooden sliding doors onto the west balcony. The living room opens into a full dining room, furnished in Asian antiques and accommodating a bar connecting the full kitchen, dining room and living room so you can enjoy rich tree-top views from any room. The kitchen is finished in beautiful tile, granite, hardwood cabinets, copper light fixtures and a complete array of culinary supplies for cooking enthusiasts. All appliances are stainless steel, reflecting an elegant European style mixed with Northern Californian tranquility and tradition. Off the dining room there is a lovely, sunny eating area, facing the southeast with a gorgeous view of the University of California and the Berkeley hills. The flat has 2 full baths, both with European porcelain, tile, stainless and glass fixtures. There is a master bedroom with a queen size Japanese platform bed, a second bedroom with a full-size futon, and a study with a beautiful and extremely comfortable full-size sofa-bed-- sleeping 4 very comfortably. The flat comes with a complete stereo system, wall mounted Bose speakers, 3 flat screen HDTVs, DVD/CD players, alarm clocks, wireless Internet access, and full phone service. Off the east utility room with gorgeous views, you have the east redwood deck with bistro seating and direct sunlight all day long. There are, indeed, too many amenities to name.

Our flat in North Berkeley is centrally located for easy day trips to San Francisco, the wine country, Pt. Reyes National Seashore and all other Northern California attractions. We take great pride in providing the highest level of hospitality and service. We look forward to meeting you!

Keywords: Second Floor Flat

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Arun Nevader
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2017

About Arun Nevader

Our beautiful duplex home has been Suzy's home her whole life, as her family moved here in 1950. Suzy has been a life-long gardener here in Berkeley and Arun has divided his time between a teaching career at UC Berkeley and as a fashion event photographer for Getty Images.

Arun Nevader purchased this apartment in 1950

Why Arun Nevader chose Berkeley

Sierra Street is a special place. All our visitors have recognized its unique hilltop beauty and serenity, a neighborhood rich in families and Berkeley tradition, feeling country-like, but within walking distance of all that you will ever need or want to do during your stay.

What makes this apartment unique

Having rebuilt this magical home from the ground up, it has given us the chance to create a once in a lifetime experience, which we feel every day that we are here. Sunrises over the hills, a sky of orange whispers, and sunsets over the Golden Gate Bridge, casting a warm and comforting glow upon us, birds in our trees, flowers in our garden, the sense that beauty here is timeless, as we begin to realize that we are not. Sierra Street is the perfect Bay Area getaway--whether you are coming simply to vacation, for a wedding, for your family member at Berkeley, for a conference, or for the wine country, you will find Sierra Street to be a perfect choice among many. We welcome you to see for yourself.


Downtown Berkeley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) Extremely comfortable and beautiful Japanese platform bed with lovely appointments., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One beautiful sofa bed in the study and one lovely futon in the extra bedroom. Each is a full size bed, very comfortable and well appointed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Perfect North Berkeley home for visiting professors, researchers, and academic administrators.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Custom-Built North Berkeley Vacation Flat
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Great way to visit the Bay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious spot with a lovely deck area perfect for sipping morning coffee or evening wine. So nice to have 2 bathrooms when you have more than 3 people. Hosts were terrific and showed us around quickly, and even had some nice treats waiting for us. One nit that most people won't care about - the main living room area doesn't have a TV, though each of the bedrooms do. It's not a big deal, but during football season it was a little odd for us not to be able to watch a game as a group. You're likely going to have too much to do in the area to much care, though. Easy walking distance to some restaurants/coffee and close enough to BART as well. Recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place, perfect for my parents and my 7 month-old son. No issues checking in or out, place was super clean (ask my hyperallergenic wife), and they even had some food/drinks in the fridge for us! You'd be crazy to stay at a hotel...hard to beat this place! Thanks Arun and Suzy!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had a phenomenal stay the pictures didn't do justice the house was fantastic absolutely beautiful we were moving our daughter into her dorm for her very first year college it was in a perfect location and we were expecting a package that we needed for our daughter it didn't arrive on time and was scheduled to arrive after we left and Arun offered to accept the package and deliver it to our daughter storm can express how thankful we were

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI

Fabulous Find!

  • 5 of 5

Here’s the bottom line: We booked our next stay in Arun and Suzy’s apartment when we were just halfway through our first (month-long) visit.

The apartment is spacious, comfortable, immaculate, and exactly as pictured and described on the website. It has an excellent kitchen for those who want to cook. There are two decks, and views of the Bay to the west, the Berkeley Hills to the east, and downtown Oakland to the south. And the windows overlook Suzy’s beautiful garden. The location can’t be beat. Situated between Solano and the Gourmet Ghetto (on Shattuck), the apartment is within walking distance of at least three first-class restaurants; ethnic food of every description; and a wonderful little tacqueria (Cactus, on Solano). Also the Monterey Market, the Monterey Fish Market, and a good wine shop beside them. Also supermarkets; new and used bookstores; ATM; and even a nice little gym. Easy on-street parking. But you don’t really need a car, unless you want to leave the Bay Area, since it’s only a twenty-minute walk to the North Berkeley BART station.

Arun and Suzy, who live downstairs, couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful, from our first dealings to our departure.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Really great hosts, lovely apartment and superb location.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Texas, USA


  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Berkeley. The house was really clean and was set up perfectly for our needs. Coming and going was a breeze, parking was never a problem, and several restaurants are walking distance. Couldn't be more satisfied!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Jack London Square, Oakland Embarcadero
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tilden Park
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chez Panisse
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Stinson Beach, Marin County
Car: not necessary

Within 2 miles of the University of California, Berkeley.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

We offer a discounted rate to couples and individuals who stay at Sierra Street. Their rates are $250/night, $1600/week, and $5,000/mo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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