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KIRK ANSARI

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, italian, Farsi

Charming North Berkeley Hills with Gorgeous Views

34 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Berkeley Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom + Den(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 1-5)

This newly and meticulously built 850 square foot apartment is situated in one of the most exclusive and charming neighborhoods of North Berkeley Hills away from crowds. This lovely flat is ideal for executives,scholars,or vacationers who want to stay in a beautiful large flat and enjoy bay views of San Francisco. One of the most celebrated neighborhoods and world renown, the Gourmet Ghetto is within walking distance. This area is known for the high concentration of fine eating establishments including Chez Panisse by Alice Waters, the Cheese Board Collective, as well as the first ever Peet's Coffee & Tea. Gourmet dining, sidewalk cafes, bakeries, coffee houses, wine shops, boutiques, artisan home decor, galleries, and flower stands all lend the area a European ambiance.

This spacious flat has all the amenities of a small home featuring a new kitchen with granite counter tops, maple cabinets, equipped with new appliances, cookware, dinnerware and linens.

The Master bedroom has a queen bed, sitting area, large walk in closet, and a generous wide dresser for your belongings. The bathroom features a shower with non stop hot water and sink. The large living room boasts an electric fireplace with an adjustable flame and blower, pull out couch, leather recliner, television, and DVD player. Sit out on your large deck with a morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy the gorgeous views this unit has to offer. Washer and dryer are also set-up for your use.

Across the street and just a couple minutes walk is John Hinkel Park. A historical landmark with magnificent oak groves, picnic areas, hiking and trails. During the summer months opera performances are offered free to the public in the park's amphitheatre.

All utilities are included along with cable TV, water, gas, electricity, telephone, fax and high speed internet. We also have a PC for your use. The flat has good sound insulation as the entire house went through a major remodel recently. There is ample free street parking and public transportation and freeways are close by.

San Francisco is a 20 minute drive. Napa Valley is only a 40 minute drive. The flat is centrally and conveniently located to many wonderful attractions offered in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
KIRK ANSARI (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, italian, Farsi

About KIRK ANSARI

Kirk has many years of experience in property management and understands customer satisfactions . He lives on the upper flat with his lovely wife, Jaleh. You can be assured that any reasonable requests will be honored or if you need anything special we are close by and can help.

KIRK ANSARI purchased this apartment in 2008

Why KIRK ANSARI chose Berkeley

We are in early stages of semi-retirement. We moved to this area because we think it is one of the most beautiful spots in the world and offers a fantastic climate. We enjoy the fabulous views, the proximity to wonderful restaurants, theaters, arts, cultural events, shopping and all the other wonderful attractions this area has to offer. We think you will love it also!

What makes this apartment unique

My wife and I live on the upper flat ; We are always available to respond to your reasonable requests or inquiries.

Reviews

5
based on 34 traveler reviews

Charming North Berkeley Hills with Gorgeous Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
5

Wonderful accommodations in north Berkeley

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations were perfect for grandma son daughter inlaw grandson--close by coffee shops and eateries not too far away to get to San Francisco or Marin County. Bottle of wine and desserts nice surprise. Only additional item I would've like to see provided would be a hairdryer

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dorina, We really enjoyed your presence hear and it was a pleasure meeting you and your family. The beautiful towel from Iowa was a real surprise and we cherish this gift. By the way, there is a hair dryer in the main bath room in apt. You just missed it . Thanks again for everything and we hope to get a chance to see you again. Kirk and Jaleh
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for a week while visiting my oldest daughter in Berkeley. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and very well equipped. Upon arrival the owners had a nice bottle of wine, a delicious loaf of olive bread, cheese and fruit set out for us. There was practically anything you might need from extra towels to band aids to sunscreen available in the apartment. Overall, this was an excellent apartment in a nice neighborhood in a convenient location.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home- GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

Great home with all the amenities needed! The location was amazing up in Berkeley Hills with tremendous views of the Bay. Kirk and his wife were very welcoming and provided me with everything I needed including umbrellas for the one week it rained in California...just happened to be the one week my parents were vacationing. I was super comfortable and was able to maintain my own privacy. There is so much to do in the area from the Regional Parks on the other side of the hill to downtown Berkeley, only a short drive to the Bay Bridge. Thanks again Kirk!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gracious living away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time, staying in Kirk and Jaleh's apartment for three and a half weeks. The apartment is lovely; clean, spacious rooms, well equipped kitchen and laundry, with spectacular sunset views from the living room and deck. Our hosts were generous and gracious, welcoming us with wine and chocolate cake. What could be better !

We found grocery stores and restaurants within an easy, short drive, or a more rigorous walk.

I recommend this apartment without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation stay!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family spent Thanksgiving week at Kirk's place and it was wonderful. The apt. is very clean and and the set up is great. Kirk was very accommodating with lending us extra pots/pans for the Thanksgiving dinner and an air-mattress as well. The place is very quiet, incredible view from the balcony and only a 10 min. walk to Indian Rock Park with an amazing view over the whole bay. We would happily come back to this place next time we visit the Bay area!!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Welcome Respite

  • 5 of 5

This is our review. Easy to write. It has been a wonderful stay at 87 Southampton Ave on so many levels. It provided the space we needed so my husband and I each had a professional "office" within the apartment. It had a deck with a sunset and a view of the Bay. We packed no more than our work related materials and our clothes; the Ansaris had thought of everything else.

Other reviewers have remarked about the generosity of wine and pastries in the apartment upon arrival. Also there was a beautiful platter of fresh fruit and coffee grounds (caf and decaf) ready for coffee in the morning. There was friendship with the Ansaries in a community where we didn't know anyone other than our own cherished extended family.

Oh, we should mention that the walking trails and street sidewalks are fascinating! Homes are personal and beautiful and maintained with care. You will be within walking distance of Solano Ave and also Shattuck Ave - restaurants and other destinations.

We were here for two months in the fall and look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland International Airport (OAK)
"This convenient International airport is only a 20minutes drive from our property"
University of California at Berkeley
"This university was my dream choice when I was at University of Nebraska studying mechanical..."
Greek Theater
Chez Panisse
"A unique dining experience for sure "
Berkeley Marina
"There si always a lot going on there while enjoying the great SF views"
Jack London Square
"Many places to see and dine"
Tilden Regional Park
"A must see - only 5 minutes drive."
The Cheese Board Pizza Collective
"Live jaaz at lunch and dinner time. This great cooperative is loved by every one. a 25 minut..."
Berkeley Bowl
"Very unique specialty foods"
Berkeley Rose Garden
"Drive ten minutes to this destination to smell the great roses"
Zellerbach Auditorium
"Top performers here. A favorite for the locals as well"
Trader Joe's
"One of many good grocery stores in the area"
Skates on The Bay
"Great Dining wtih fabulous views"
Sea Salt -- CLOSED
"Great sea food on San Pablo Ave"
Grizzly Peak
Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese
"Very popular for all "
Bakesale Betty
"Great breakfast in an old fashion style. Be prepared for 30-60 minutes wait"
Nearest Point of Interest
Tilden regonal Park
Nearest Point of Interest
The Historical John Hinkel Park 2 minutes away
Nearest Point of Interest
Sausalito, Tiburon & Belvedere is only 30 minutes
Nearest Point of Interest
University of California at Berkeley, a 10 Minutes Drive
Nearest Point of Interest
Indian Rock & Park is a 5 minutes walk

Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA (Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA) --- San Francisco is a 20 minute drive. Napa Valley is only a 40 minute drive. The flat is centrally and conveniently located to many wonderful attractions offered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Across the street and just a couple minutes walk is John Hinkel Park. A historical landmark with magnificent oak groves, picnic areas, hiking and trails. During the summer months opera performances are offered free to the public in the park's amphitheater.

Other Activities: parasailing, wildlife viewing, racquetball, miniature golf, shopping, boating, basketball, kayaking, hot air ballooning

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Rates & Availability

Berkeley Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2017
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$230
$4,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$220
$4,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning FEE $95

1. Minimum stay is 14 nights during , Christmas and New Year Holidays . All other U.S. Holidays have a minimum of 7 nights stay as well as entire month of May. , Please call owner regarding any questions 415-819-7777.
2. City of Berkeley is currently considering adding a short term ordinance which at a minimum will require guest to pay a 12-14% hotel tax. If and when this ordinance was adopted prior to your occupancy, you will agree to pay this tax.










2.Bookings more than 6 months in advance require 50% payment at booking and is only for 3 months or more.

3. if you are planning an orderly reunion etc, and if you are ok with no loud music or dancing a large elegant living room may be available at additional cost on daily basis. Please contact the owner for additional information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Berkeley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Panels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Half bath is a private sink and toilet off Den
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Luxury bath featuring non-stop hot water supply.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • One Queen size Bed in large Bedroom Suite for 2 Second bed is a sofa bed for 2 in living room that converts into a full size bed. (1)Baby Pack- n- play 3rd bed is a comfortable single bed in Den where you also have privacy plus 1/2 bath . We also could provide an air bed if needed and available .
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We can offer another private 1BR, 1BA with a large kitchen and Golden Gate views for larger parties.This apartment is next to this flat and you can access it from this unit. Rates are slightly less than this flat subject to availability. It sleeps 2-3 people and has in unit laundry facilities.

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