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Laurie Karzen

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Luxury High-Rise Condo with Views of Golden Gate Bridge & Bay

15 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights

Overview

Emeryville Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Furnished Luxury Short-Term Rental in Emeryville's prestigious Pacific Park Plaza High-Rise. Located on the 25th floor, this special condo features spectacular views of San Francisco, the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. The building provides 24 hour security, secure gated parking, complete fitness center, pool, spa/sauna, tennis courts and lounge.

This is a turn-key fully furnished 2BD/2BTH suite, perfect Corporate Rental for an executive or Seller/Buyer between moves; ideal for someone who wants a home base for exploring the Bay Area and Northern California. Rent includes all utilities, cable and high speed wireless Internet (nothing to turn on/off).

An ebony baby grand player piano makes this a perfect place for entertaining. Recently remodeled with lovely hardwood floors, granite counter tops, all new appliances and quality furnishings. The fully equipped kitchen has a complete array of cooking supplies that includes cookware, utensils, silverware, dishes, glassware, condiments and spices.

Sleeps up to five. The master bedroom has a California King size bed with Hotel fine linens. There is a custom loveseat in the bay view window. The all marble master bathroom has a deep tub for two with plush towels. There is a pull out Double size bed in the 2nd bedroom/ den/ office, and the living room sofa can act as a sleeper. A blow-up beds is also available for use.

There are two large screen TVs (48' Plasma TV, 42” flat screen), HBO, DVD & CD players, high-speed wireless Internet connection plus fax/copier and color printer ready for your use.

Located across the street from the Emeryville Public Market, and walking distance to Trader Joe's, Ikea, AMC movie Theater, Bay Street Shopping Center with Barnes & Nobel, Gap, Banana Republic, Express, William Sonoma, H&M, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, Pottery Barn and more. Close to restaurants including Trader Vic’s, CPK, PF Chang's, Townhouse, Yoshi's and Chez Panisse.

Located in Emeryville adjacent to Berkeley and UC with easy freeway access to San Francisco, the wine country, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Lake Tahoe and all other Northern California attractions.

Free Emery-go-round Shuttle to BART, AC Transit S.F. Express Bus & Oakland Airport Transportation at your front door! Amtrak to Sacramento and points east is nearby.

This suite is immaculate, no pets or smoking permitted.

Minimum rental period is for 30 days.

Keywords: Condo

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Laurie Karzen (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Laurie Karzen

I was born and raised in the East Bay as were my parents and I graduated from UC Berkeley. I raised my children in Piedmont before moving to Pacific Park Plaza in Emeryville in 1991, the year that my first grandchild was born. I still live in the building and divide my time between the bay area and New York. I have watched our city grow and become the wonderful place that it is today.

Laurie Karzen purchased this condo in 2005

Why Laurie Karzen chose California

I love the location of Pacific Park Plaza in Emeryville because of the magnificent views plus the many amenities. I like having the 24/7 helpful security staff, maintenance and the best cleaning crew. Plus I appreciate the package service knowing that if I am away everything is handled. Having the sophisticated fitness center and the pool are an added bonus!

Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

Luxury High-Rise Condo with Views of Golden Gate Bridge & Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Beyond our expectations

  • 5 of 5

How often can you say something exceeds your expectations? That's just how we felt about our stay at Laurie's condo in Emeryville. The location was incredible, but we knew that ahead of time. What we didn't know was how beautiful the condo was going to be. From the Ralph Lauren silverware to the grand piano in the living room, it was one of the most elegantly comfortable places we've stayed in a long time. We were met at two in the morning by our incredibly caring host, Laurie, who welcomed us warmly. The kitchen was perfectly appointed and we never looked for anything we couldn't find -- from sugar and salt to ziplock and garbage bags to spices and condiments. Thank you Laurie for the care you most obviously put into making this a welcoming experience. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A FABULOUS STAY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in a number of VRBO apartments and condos and this, by far, was the most rewarding experience. It is truly luxurious. Nothing has been overlooked. . . . . .from the champagne glasses, kitchen utensils and serving pieces to the fine linen. There is even a full library if you want a complete range of reading materials. The condominium is spotlessly maintained and the owner could not be more solicitous, making sure that your stay will be memorable.

Needless to say the views of the San Francisco skyline, the Golden Gate and Oakland Bay Bridges are spectacular from the 25th floor . . . . .truly impressive!!

If you want the excitement, shopping, and dining (or even business needs) of San Francisco, the free "Emeryville Go Round" bus, on the corner, goes to the MacArthur Bart station for the quick ride, on Bart, to the downtown Embarcadero area as well as points along the Bart route. If you're eligible, as a senior, pick up a Clipper Card at the travel/ticket desk just inside the entrance of the Embarcadero Ferry Building. The Clipper Card allows you travel the Bart route at very reduced rates. If you're visiting San Francisco, Berkeley, or Oakland your stay here will be outstanding.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
5

A luxurious experience

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting Emeryville because our daughter and son-in-law just had our first grandchild. The condo is spotless, luxurious but livable with fabulous views of the bay and great amenities. We enjoyed the fitness center and heated pool. The condo is supplied with everything any family could want. The kitchen is totally equipped for serious cooking and entertaining. The owner is accommodating and the staff is courteous and helpful. The location is walking distance to shopping and restaurants. We hope to stay there again and would give this condo an unqualified recommendation.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

I needed to be in the Berkeley area to take care of my son who is a student and was undergoing knee surgery. I was looking for a property that would be clean, comfortable and easy for my son to navigate on crutches. Not only did this property fit the bill for those requirement but it delivered so much more. It is beautiful, perfectly maintained, offered breathtaking views and offered a peaceful reprieve. The condo is in a full security building and has a lovely doorman and lobby staff that couldn't be nicer. In addition the owner (Laurie) lives directly across the hall and is happy to help answer any questions or give restaurant tips or help with anything at all! She even let us use a wheelchair which she had and brought us a bag of ice when we were running low. The kitchen is a cooks dream and is stocked with everything you could ever need! (And I am a cook!). The property is in a beautiful part of Emeryville and restaurants and retail is within walking distance if you don't have a car. It is conveniently located to Berkeley and San Francisco which are only about 10-15 minute drive away. There us a beautiful pool on property, gym and laundry facilities on the floor. In short. There is no place in Emeryville or Berkeley that would come close to this property whether you are considering a rental or hotel. This property is outstanding. I will most definitely be returning!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles
5

Great location for San Francisco vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this property with our three children - one teenager and two tweens. The accommodations were very clean and comfortable (fantastic) and the condo contained absolutely everything we needed for an enjoyable/relaxing stay. The condo is in a great location - within walking distance to stores and restaurnts, and is just a short ride (if there's no traffic on the Bay Bridge) into San Francisco. After a day in the city, the condo was the perfect place to return to, prepare and enjoy a nice meal, get cleaned up and get a good nights rest to be ready for the next day's adventure. The owners, Laurie and Stan were extremely hospitable. We had all our sight seeing planned out, but if we didn't, the owners provided us with a large binder filled with suggestions.

Our kids loved the pool and jaccuzzi, as did my wife and I. My wife and I also really enjoyed the gym. It is better than any gym you'll find in a four star hotel. If we ever decide to visit or vacation in San Francisco again, we would love to stay at this condo. We would also recommend to all our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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los angeles, ca
5

I left my heart in ... Emeryville!

  • 5 of 5

I wish more people knew about "Emeryville" - it is a GEM of a location in the bay area! I went to UC Berkeley for undergrad and knew to search in this city on VRBO. I cannot tell you how perfect the location and accommodations were for our week long vacation in the Bay Area (w/ my husband and 5 year old daughter in tow)! First - the condo itself is just luxurious and spectacular. It does not LACK anything! Every time I thought I needed something (ziploc bags, laundry detergent, cooking utensils / items) - I always found it. The owners, Laurie and Stan, keep this place in IMMACULATE condition. It is fully stocked with everything you need - including a FUN toy closet that occupied our 5 year old :) The master suite is heavenly. The building is secure and fully equipped (gym, pool, sauna, mini grocery). High end and cozy at the same time. The owners live across the hall and are beyond warm and hospitable. To describe the condo in two words : SIMPLY AMAZING! Can't wait to return...

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Oakland
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Emeryville
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Miles
Jack London Square
Nearest Golf
10.6 Miles
Tilden Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Emeryville
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway I-80
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many restaurants
Nearest Ski
195 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Alameda

Emeryville a unique place to live because it is urban yet feels like a small community. There are lofts/flats, restaurants, shops, a movie theater complex. The Public market is just across the street and the Bay Street Shopping Center, Trader Joe's and ikea are within walking distance.

The East Bay has become a foodie destination and one of the best restaurants in the east bay is Emeryville's own Townhouse.

Emeryville is also is the home to the Corporate offices of Chiron (Novartis), Bayer, Pixar, Jamba Juice, Semifreddi's Bakery and Peet's Coffee so as a result the goods and services are constantly growing.

There are great views of San Francisco and a BART station close by providing quick access to SF. Plus there is a free shuttle to and from BART and to various spots around town. There is also an Amtrak station across the street

The Emeryville Marina is charming and you can walk the path along the water. There is a nice trail along the coast line that leads to the Berkeley Marina and a path that leads onto a pedestrian walkway onto the Bay Bridge.

Emeryville is the perfect location when visiting Northern California. It has the best access not only to San Francisco but to the Wine Country, The Mountains and the Beaches.

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Rates & Availability

Emeryville Condo Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
$2,150
$5,990
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $650

This high end condo with magnificent views is a luxury rental. It is tastefully furnished with decorative accents that make it feel like home. It is perfect for a corporate rental or for those awaiting a home renovation or for escrow to close. The minimum rental period is for 30 days.

Tenants renting for 1-2 months pay in full upon execution of the lease. One month requires a $650 security deposit, 2 months requires $1,000. Longer term tenants are required to pay the first 2 month's rent and the security deposit of $2,000 prior to move-in and then monthly on the 1st of each month. All rentals require a $175 move out cleaning fee.

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Amenities

Emeryville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 25
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size bed (1), Double size Bed (1), Blow up bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
For rentals over 2 months, my housekeeper is included on a limited basis 2 times per month.

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