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Spectacular Custom-Built North Berkeley Vacation Flat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
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

City of Berkeley Short Term Rental Number: CSTR2017-0041

More Details

Arun Nevader
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

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 Thousand Oaks

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.


Thousand Oaks 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
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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.


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(46 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

The house was just like the pictures. Suzy and her husband Arun are great.

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely recommend this house. I will stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully decorated. Lovely owners and even a nicely stocked refrigerator. All this set is a quite neighborhood which is still close to shopping. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Sunny warm escape in Berkeley

  • 5 of 5

This 3 bedroom 2 bath home is a lovely escape from the intensity of the Bay Area, yet it is located near all the beautiful neighborhoods of Solano, 4th Street, UC Berkeley, Tilden Park and of course only a 30 minute BART ride to SF.

The house is sparkling and clean and all the beds and furniture were very comfortable. A washer/dryer is located right in the unit and the kitchen is well equipped. The pans may need to be replaced soon, since some of the non-stick coating is coming off; but otherwise everything else was in perfect shape.

There are two sunny decks available for relaxing and enjoying the Bay views. The house is surrounded by beautiful landscaping and in May there are fragrant flowers everywhere. It was a perfect house for all of us. Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Beautiful and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Owner was extremely helpful and friendly. Above and beyond my expectations. Will definitely try to stay at this site when visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Terrific accommodations and lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

What a terrific place for our visit to see Berkeley family! I echo all the other rave reviews. We especially appreciated the beautifully decorated and pristine spaces, the luxurious linens, the well-equipped kitchen with high-end appliances, the great breakfast foods, and the Meyer lemons (a whole bagful of which they encouraged us to pick and bring home). I enjoyed the many windows and views of amazing sunrises. Arun and Suzy were fabulous, with great communication before the trip and quick responses during the visit, such as when a drain became slow and when we needed more paper products. They even offered much-appreciated career networking opportunities for some of the young adults in our group! So, add this to the many other rave reviews! Thanks Arun and Suzy!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

A wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter, two kids and I just enjoyed this wonderful property while visiting my son and his family in Berkeley. The furnishing were beautiful, the kitchen well equipped, everything was spotless, and the beds were very comfortable. We walked to several restaurants in the vicinity, the apartment was extremely convenient for our purposes. The owners greeted us upon arrival, and were immediately available when we ran out of paper towels. I would not hesitate to re-visit this property!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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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