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Sunny Garden Studio in great North Berkeley location

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
Joan Musante
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, a little rudimentary French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

Amenities

Thousand Oaks Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
The telephone use is limited to local calls. Any long distance calls will need to be made via cell phone.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

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Sunny Garden Studio in great North Berkeley location
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews
5

Charming Garden Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful three-night stay in Joan's charming garden cottage. Joan is a terrific host, with that perfect combination of warm and welcoming and yet respectful of her guests' privacy.The cottage is super clean and well maintained, has a great kitchen, tasteful furnishings, and a very comfortable bed. I absolutely loved Joan's lush gardens with a sweet private outdoor seating area. Walking distance to restaurants, grocery store and shops on Solano Avenue, as well as the Monterey Market. We would love to return sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Delightful cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable, fully appointed cottage nestled into a lovely back garden. Joan was helpful and warm. The location is ideal--within walking distance to Solano Avenue, the Gourmet Ghetto, and the Monterey Market. Street parking was easy. All in all, a delightful three night stay. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Easton, PA
5

Excellent accommodations

  • 5 of 5

3rd time visitor, it just keeps getting better. My "go to" rental in the Bay Area, this is a relaxed but completely equipped rental, for long or short term stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you know, you're always welcome back. Joan
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Zumbrota, MN
4

Cozy and Convenient

  • 4 of 5

Joan's cottage is somewhat small but cozy and convenient to both sides of the San Francisco bay. It's in a nice neighborhood, and Joan is both helpful and respectful of your privacy. There is a plethora of things to do within driving distance. The cottage seems like a converted garage, but it is clean, comfortable and newly done. We enjoyed our stay and would likely return. My only negative feedback was the queen sized bed was so-so at best for comfort level, but the pillows (only two of them) were flatter than a pancake. We like a lot of pillows when we sleep, so we actually went to Target down the road and bought a few fluffier ones. An upgrade to the mattress and addition of more pillows for the pillow sleepers would easily bump the review to a 5 star.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just want to point out that there are 4 pillows on the bed, two with pillow cases and two with shams. I'm sorry the bed wasn't comfortable for you. I have had nothing but complements on the bed but I'll test it out myself. The cottage is all new construction but was first permitted as a garage and then permitted for a conversion, hence the carriage doors. It was never used as a garage but we left the doors because we found the wood to be very prettty inside.
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5

A refuge of beauty, serenity and simplicity in the heart of North Berkeley.

  • 5 of 5

I was so pleased with this absolutely charming garden cottage in N. Berkeley. It was pristine, comfortable and set up so brilliantly. It had everything I needed and was easy to find, and in a great location. It was quiet and peaceful and surrounded by lush landscaping. The owner could not have been nicer and more accommodating. I hope to be able to stay here sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. The location, very close to Solano Ave. and easily accessible to all Berkeley has to offer, is perfect. We were a little concerned about the lack of air conditioning but with windows open, the 60 degree nights were perfect for sleeping. Would definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Oakland
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
I80
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Rivoli, Solano Avenue
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
South Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Albany
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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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