Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No smoking allowed on the property
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place for a young family!
My wife, three month old baby, dog, and I had a great two month stay while I attended a research program in the Berkeley hills. The location is very convenient to downtown, a dog park, the gourmet ghetto, and campus -- plenty to do without getting in a car! Plus great hiking a 10 minute drive away on the Berkeley fire trails, and even more if you're willing to drive 15-20 minutes.
The space was very pleasant and roomy. A great kitchen with lots of counter and cabinet space, a spacious living room with plenty of room to set up a play station for an infant or toddler, and a big bedroom (with enough extra space that we were able to set up a larger glider chair that we brought for nursing), plus a small office with a little couch that provided some nice privacy for our mother-in-law when she came to visit for a week to help out with the baby. There is a small paved outdoor space and yard landscaped with beautiful flowering bushes and trees. The owners are very responsive and quickly addressed any issues; for example, the sink sprung a minor leak during our first week, and within a day Hilary's handyman had assessed the problem and installed a new faucet to fix it.
House is cozy and fully supplied with a well-stocked kitchen. Roomier than expected
Hillary was very responsive to my queries. House was very comfortable
Wonderful, close to everything! Responsive owener! Everything perfect
How often do you get more than is advertised?
I recently spent a month at this flat.
It was advertised as a one bedroom, and that is what the photographs indicate. So imagine my delight when I found an additional room! It is small, but it contains a pull out couch and a desk. Since I was on a working vacation, the desk was such a pleasant surprise. I was able to "set up shop" without having papers piled on the kitchen table.
The rest of the flat was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked, and we actually cooked our Christmas dinner in it.
It was great having Trader Joe's 2 blocks away. I joined the nearby YMCA for a month; that was only a few blocks away. The one time I had any issue, it was with the heat, and Hillary was immediately responsive to my call. It was resolved quickly.
(The only caution I offer is that I was in the "downstairs flat" and the couple in the flat above me woke early, as they were traveling nurses, and the normal shuffling of their preparations for the day tended to awaken me before I would have liked.)
It was a positive experience, and I would return again.
Great location with everything you need!
We stayed in this flat for 15 weeks this summer while my husband interned in Oakland. The apartment is bigger than the pics make it seem, so it was perfect for us and our 15 month old son. The kitchen was stocked with dishes, cookware, everything we needed to make our home for the summer. The location was perfect, walk to BART, walk to restaurants on University & Shattuck, several great parks nearby for kids, Trader Joe's was literally around the corner. We could not have had a better experience and Hillary was great as well. We didn't have any problems, but she gave us information on local kids activities and answered any questions we had! We have since relocated to Berkeley permanently and luckily found a long term apartment in the same area. Highly recommend this flat and working with Hillary!!
Better than expected!
I spent 2 weeks in the lower apt at Bonita Street and I had a better than expected time! The apt is charming, clean and the kitchen area is particularly comfortable with all the needed appliances. The apt is larger than what I imagined from the pictures. The bed is excellent and the shades and curtains do their job (great black out). Location is great, close to a dog park, restaurants and I also appreciated the parking space in the private lot. Do not miss the "chocolaterie" Blue on University Ave. Hillary was always available and willing to answer my questions. Will definitely go back.