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Sunny Garden Studio in great North Berkeley location

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only


Minimum Stay
3 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only

About the property

Spacious studio with 1 queen bed, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2

This charming new studio cottage, with its vaulted ceilings, operable sky lights and open floor plan has a clean and spacious feel. It comes with a fully equipped modern kitchen, dinning table for four, queen sized bed, tiled bathroom and comfy sitting area with hi-def flat screen TV, DVR and wireless Internet. Phone service for local calls and linen exchange is also provided. Carriage door can be opened onto a garden patio with BBQ. It's location is the best---one block to Solano Avenue with its wonderful shops, world class restaurants, banks, post office and movie theaters, one block to public transportation, walkable distance to UC, and the Gourmet Ghetto, or quick and easy access to freeways should you have a car. Parking available.

Joan Musante
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, a little rudimentary French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017


Thousand Oaks Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The on-demand water heater assures an unlimited supply of hot water. We use only environmentally friendly cleaning products.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Two reading lights overlook the head of the bed to allow for reading in bed. Alarm clock is also at bed side. The TV sits atop a cabinet that turns making it viewable from bed. I provide a weekly linen exchange.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The telephone use is limited to local calls. Any long distance calls will need to be made via cell phone.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Sunny Garden Studio in great North Berkeley location
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is a very comfortable, self contained, well thought out, conversion of a detached garage. It is beautifully decorated with modern, well functioning, appliances. The bed was very comfortable, as was the feel of the entire cottage. We had considerable rain during our stay, but I still enjoyed the beautiful gardens. Joan was kind, accomodating and the right amount of helpful. We met upon our arrival, and did not see her again during our stay. This area of Berkeley was a perfect area to stay; a short & cheap uber to downtown Berkeley; a short walk to the Solano district; a 10 minute walk to the N Berkeley Bart. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the cottage. Just to clarify, the cottage is all new construction on the site of a pervious two car garage. To satisfy parking regulations it was initially built as a garage/ office but was never used as as garage. When parking regulations changed we were able to permit it as a cottage and install the kitchen and bathroom. We left the carriage doors because of the beautiful interior wood.
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A beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The studio was an absolute delight. It's a great location, in walking distance to Solano Ave and its great restaurants and coffee shops. We were visiting family in El Cerrito, and the location was perfect, but it is also an easy drive to great places like the Monterey Market and the Berkeley campus. The studio itself is beautiful: a lovely outside sitting area, and open and light space inside. Even though it is essentially just one room, you never feel it that way; there is a sleeping area, a sitting area, and an eating area, and somehow, the design is such that you really feel the different spaces. We loved it and will definitely stay again next time we are in Berkeley. A great find!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy modern cottage, clean comfortable perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I Loved this nicely decorated sweet cottage just 1.5 blocks from Solano avenue in a lovely neighborhood. My hostess Joan was very response to any questions I had. I especially loved the large hot shower at the end of a long day. It was exactly what I was looking for. I hope to stay next time I come to Berkeley.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return Stay

  • 5 of 5

We reviewed this stay previously so all we can add as a recommendation is that we enjoyed it so much we re-booked for a recent three week stay. We can report that everything is as it was on our previous visit. The cottage continues to be well maintained with the short walk to Solano Avenue and its shopping and restaurants, one of its main features. The hosts are welcoming. Street parking is always available. As you can tell from the picture, you will not be renting a house, but if you think you will be comfortable in a charming well maintained space similar in size to a Marriott Residence Inn, then please consider this offering at half the price.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Quiet, lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is aesthetically pleasing, kitchen well-equipped, hot water quick and plentiful, bed very comfortable with lovely sheets and comforter, all equipment easy to operate, and location a block away from Solano avenue ideal. Very quiet. Garden beautiful. Joan is helpful, friendly, and prompt in replying. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay in Berkeley

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a confortable stay in our cottage. I kept us warm was very close to Solano and our children's home in Albany. The cottage was well appointed and very private.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Pub, Albany
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Jack London Square, Oakland
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tilden Park, Berkeley
Nearest Train
3.4 Miles
AM track in Emeryville
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Rivoli, Solano Avenue
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
South Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Berkeley sits across the bay from San Francisco which is easily accessible by car, bus, BART or ferry. Just to the north is the beautiful Napa Valley with is world class wineries, to the east are Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National park for hiking, skiing and camping and to the south lie the Monterey Bay with its wonderful aquarium and Carmel. In the San Francisco Bay there is boating, fishing and windsurfing. Marin county, to the north-east has great hiking trails and beaches.

Other Activities: dancing, opera, symphony, film festivals, rock climbing

Golf: Golf is enjoyed in Tilden Park, a fifteen minute drive from the cottage.


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