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Ada Ormsby

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish

One block from UC Berkeley! Gourmet ghetto and more

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

North Berkeley Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, sleeps up to 3 people

Neat and sunny furnished one-bedroom apartment with full kitchen, separate dining and living room, 32' flat screen TV, satellite service premium package, WiFi, laundry and courtyard. Fully furnished with housewares, utensils, linens—everything you need to live comfortably from the moment you arrive. Apartments available for short- and long-term rental.

The apartments are located one block north of the University of California, Berkeley campus and the shuttle bus to Lawrence Berkeley Lab. Walk to grocery stores, shops, banks, post office, public transportation and Berkeley's famous 'Gourmet Ghetto.' Only minutes to San Francisco and other tourist attractions.

Berkeley Shopping Districts: Berkeley is a lively marketplace with an atmosphere wonderfully conducive to the art of shopping. Here, shopping is not a passive, enclosed-mall experience - instead it's an interactive, outdoor-oriented activity where window-shopping and walking complement the excitement of discovery.

Gourmet Ghetto: NORTH BERKELEY 'Gourmet Ghetto'?The restaurants, boutiques, and galleries along Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street in North Berkeley emphasize unique, artisan-production, and it's bounty of sidewalk cafes, flower stands, and fine food purveyors lend the area a European ambiance.

Telegraph Avenue: TELEGRAPH AVENUE- Historic Telegraph Avenue, adjacent to UC's central Sproul Plaza, is a center for culture, intellectual pursuit through its many independent book stores, and diversity. Telegraph also features world-famous music stores and vintage clothing stores. Some of the city's best ethnic dining is available just a few blocks south of Sproul Plaza right on Telegraph.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Ada Ormsby (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Thank you, Ada. We loved being here again.!
Aug 2011
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)
One block from UC Berkeley! Gourmet ghetto and more
average rating of 4.75 based on 14 reviews
Denmark
4

Definitely a winner in my book

  • 4 of 5

Lots of space and sun in this apt. We loved the view (yes, there is a small view from the 1st floor apartment) towards San Francisco and the palm trees outside from the couch every afternoon. We stayed here two nights in March 2009 after a two months journey and the location of this place made it possible to go sightseeing in Berkeley by foot in the morning, swing by to relax a couple of hours, and go out for dinner in the evening, fantastic.

Another great thing was that Ada the owner was very helpful and flexible with us.

The kitchen has all you need and more, though we didn't use it much with the Gourmet Ghetto so close. Heaters made the temperature comfortable. This is an old apt - some might find it a little worn out or old fashioned (all furniture is new though) but we kinda liked the feel of an old Berkeley place. I give it four stars, to earn the five stars, in my opinion, it would need a renovation and a king size bed in the bedroom in stead of a queen.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Louise, Thank you for your very nice review, you are right the building is "an old lady", 1928, just like many of the dwellings in North Berkeley and around the University. It gives me great satisfaction to know that your time in Berkeley was pleasant and hope to see you again. All the best, Ada
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Denver, CO
5

Loved our Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 18-month-old daughter and I stayed in #1707 for a long weekend, visiting my brother who is in grad school at Cal. We loved our stay and this excellent location was one of the biggest reasons why. It was such an easy walk to campus, down to the restaurants on Shattuck or to grab the BART into San Francisco. The bedroom allowed for plenty of room for my husband and I, as well as for our daughter's pack & play. We will definitely return and hope to stay again! Thanks Ada!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect apartment.

  • 5 of 5

In the best location in Berkeley, near lots of good restaurants, a spacious apartment with all amenities, received in mint condition. Wi-fi, cable tv, stereo with good records, good kitchen and bathroom, tourist guides, Ada, the owner, is very nice and helpful. We are a mature couple, used to renting apartments for vacations. This one was the best we ever rented. We stayed for three weeks with a car, and Ada provided a parking place for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Clovis, Good morning. Thank you very much for your comments. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. With best wishes, Ada
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5

A fabulous place

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Oxford Street Apartment. The place is charming, clean, comfortable, and spacious. The decor is tasteful and the apartment is furnished with all necessities. Convenient location, safe neighborhood. The manager, Ada, was wonderful and extremely helpful. Highly recommended. We have already booked the place for another stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Everything you need

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in apartment 1701 for a month while working at the university and waiting for my long-term rental apartment to be available. It is a lovely place furnished with everything you could need to feel at home. Just one block from the university, and with a bus to Tilden park stopping right outside the door, the location is perfect. Ada was friendly and helpful. The only thing I would change is the shower, which gave a rather pathetic dribble of water, despite multiple spray settings.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Aline, thank you for your review. I am sorry about the shower, and wish you had let me know about the water flow. Sediment accumulates in the filter and that restricts the water flow, if I had known I would have removed the shower head and flush the sediment, that normally solves the problem. With warm wishes, Ada.
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4

VERY comfortable

  • 4 of 5

I've recommended this place to all my friends who might visit Berkeley. It was very clean, spacious, had all the facilities (kitchen, bedroom, living room) that one might need. Ada (landlady, who was lovely and accommodating) even had a high chair for our toddler! The only negative thing was the creaky wooden flooring and also that you could hear the upstairs tenets walking around - but that's the nature of apartment living (even the case in hotels). All in all, It was more comfortable than a hotel! We would definitely stay here again when we're in town.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Chez Panisse
Zachary's Chicago Pizza
Greek Theater
The Cheese Board Pizza Collective
Berkeley Marina
Cesar
Poulet
Virginia Bakery
Lawrence Hall of Science
Downtown Berkeley BART Station
Melvin Calvin Laboratory
"SIMON INSTITUTE FOR THE THEORY OF COMPUTING"
Andronico's Market
Safeway
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Francisco (37 min approximately)
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse, Shattuck Avenue
Nearest Ferry
6.4 Miles
alameda-oakland ferry station (about 18 minutes)
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Tilden Park Golf Course (10 minutes)
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
BART station on Shattuck Avenue (12 minutes walk)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
University exit I-580
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Poulet (3 minutes)
Nearest Ski
179 Miles
Lake Tahoe (about 3 hours 9 minutes)
Nearest Beach
3.2 Miles
Berkeley Marina (about 11 minutes)
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

North Berkeley Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$925
$3,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee - once $175
Cleaning fee - once $100

Rent is due upon arrival, no deposit required to hold reservation
Cleaning - ONE time fee $100 (for rental periods of 1 to 2 weeks)
Cleaning - ONE time fee $175 (for rental periods of 3 weeks + )
Cleaning - ONE time fee $200 (monthly rental periods)
Fee applies to payments made with a credit card or EFTs
Daily and Weekly rates based on 2 people
Long term rate applies to rentals of 2 + months
All utilities are included. PG&E allowance for monthly rates $35

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Amenities

North Berkeley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen size sofa bed
  • Dresser, night tables, bedside lamps, clock/alarm, linen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
- Coin operated washer and dryer in laundry room - 32' Samsung TV

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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