|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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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.
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
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!
My wife and I live on the upper flat ; We are always available to respond to your reasonable requests or inquiries.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.