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Gourmet Ghetto, N Berkeley, 1 block from UCB and tourist attractions

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
6 nights


North Berkeley Apartment Rental Photos and Description

One bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps up to 4 people, sunny, spacious and quiet

Sunny furnished, one-bedroom apartments with full kitchen, separate dining and living room, 32-inch flat screen TV, satellite, WiFi, shared laundry and courtyard. The apartment is fully furnished with housewares, utensils, linens—everything you need to live comfortably from the moment you arrive.

This apartment is located in what is considered one of the best neighborhoods in Berkeley, North Berkeley. This area is also known as the Gourmet Ghetto and has a Walk Score of 93 out of 100. Walk to grocery stores, shops, banks, post office, shuttle stop bus to Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, BART, public transportation, tourist attractions and Berkeley's famous 'Gourmet Ghetto.' The building is at the corner of Oxford Street and Virginia Street, one block north of the University of California, Berkeley campus.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only

Property Manager
Ada Ormsby
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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Why Ada Ormsby chose Berkeley

Location, location, location!. Arguably one of the best places to live--anywhere. This neighborhood of tree-lined streets north of the UC Berkeley campus is defined by Shattuck Avenue and its wealth of great restaurants. The world-renowned Chez Panisse Restaurant anchors the neighborhood, as does the wildly popular Cheese Board Pizza and the original Peet's Coffee. Just above Shattuck, in the lower Berkeley hills, it is possible to live in a home (that is visited by deer) with sweeping views of San Francisco, the San Francisco Bay, and the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges and still be able to walk to shops, restaurants, schools, and bus stops. Downtown Berkeley, with its art, film, theater, and music district is 15 minutes or less south of the Gourmet Ghetto by foot. Dinner at Chez Panisse, a concert at Freight & Salvage, and a short walk back home--life doesn’t get much better than this!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Ada,

Just to let you know we have arrived home safe and well.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your apartment and Berkeley. The apt was perfect for us and gave us the space we needed for our stay.

Once again thanks for a great stay and your helpfulness and advice.Will certainly recommend your apts to our family and friends.

Margaret x
Oct 2012
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2 traveler reviews

Gourmet Ghetto, N Berkeley, 1 block from UCB and tourist attractions
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

A quaint homeaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Ada who went above and beyond to make our time in Berkeley comfortable. The apartment was clean, comfortable, quaint and spacious. If you want to experience life in Berkeley this apartment is well situated near the gourmet ghetto and the University. The gated courtyard is an added bonus to enjoy some quiet time or a meal outside. The only thing I would change is the bathtub/shower because it was a little narrow.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing the apartment and suggestions. Hope to see you again. Ada
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  • 4 of 5

Ada was there to meet us and was very helpful and informative. After a bit of confusion over parking it was soon sorted out and a lovely stay was had by all.

The location is excellent if you don't mind the slight hill which was not a problem for us. We love Berkeley and would definitely stay at this property again.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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University of California at Berkeley
Chez Panisse
Berkeley Marina
The Cheese Board Pizza Collective
Saul's Restaurant and Deli
Bank of America
Juice Bar Collective Inc
North Berkeley BART Station
Downtown Berkeley BART Station
Peet's Coffee & Tea
Skates on The Bay
Berkeley Farmers' Market
Nearest Airport
17.7 Miles
Oakland Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Cesar Tapas-Bar (3 min walk)
Nearest Ferry
6.4 Miles
Ferry Terminal; Oakland & Alameda
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Tilden Park Golf Course (10 minutes drive)
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
BART Station, Shattuck Avenue (12 minutes walk)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
University exit I-580
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many restaurants within 4 -10minutes walk
Nearest Ski
179 Miles
Lake Tahoe (3 hours)
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Berkeley Marina (about 11 minutes drive)
Car: not necessary

One block from the University of California, Berkeley, North Berkeley, also called the Gourmet Ghetto, is centered along Shattuck north of University. It is considered the birthplace of innovative California cuisine. This movement was led by Alice Waters of Chez Panisse, a restaurant that continues to thrive to this day.

And if that isn’t enough there is a weekly farmer’s market and annual North Berkeley Spice of Life Festival.

Of course, there’s no shortage of shopping in the neighborhood, with Walgreens Pharmacy, North Berkeley Wine, Vintage Berkeley (in the historic Vine Street pumping plant), , and plenty of groceries (Andronico’s and Safeway are both in the neighborhood). Stop for a coffee at the very first location of Peet’s.

Several culinary destinations have risen up around Waters’ famous restaurant, including César, the Cheese Board Collective and Cheese Board Pizza, Cioccolata Di Vino, the Juice Bar Collective and Cha Am. New, savory experiences include take out from Gregoire and Poulet, Brazillian food at Café de la Paz, a good old Jewish deli at Saul’s, cooking classes at Kitchen on Fire, delicious pastries at Masse's, cupcakes at Love At First Bite, vegan sushi at Cha Ya and Berkeley’s version of a food court, Epicurious Garden.

Rates & Availability

North Berkeley Apartment Rental Rates

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6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rent is due upon arrival, no deposit required to hold reservation
Exceptions to minimum stay can be made. Contact owner.
Cleaning - ONE time fee $100 (daily rate)
Cleaning - ONE time fee $139 (weekly + rental periods)
Cleaning - ONE time fee $200 (monthly rental periods)
Convenience 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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North Berkeley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 821 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed, queen size sofabed in living room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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