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North Berkeley - Gourmet Ghetto Garden Studio - UCB - Short-Term Rental

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 14 nights


Minimum Stay
14 nights

About the property

Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

The Studio provides a peaceful quiet retreat within walking distance of the Gourmet Ghetto shopping. Farmers' market every Thursday, UC Campus and North Berkeley (and downtown) BART stations. Chez Panisse cafe and restaurant is only 3-blocks away along with other eateries. Considered one of the best neighborhoods in North Berkeley!

Spotless Accommodations.

Every Convenience: Wireless high-speed internet access throughout. Direct TV with DVD. Cutting-edge technology with in-floor radiant heat. Quiet heat; no noise, no dust, no filters, no flame, just warm floors.

Private covered deck through rear doors. The surrounding garden was featured in the Secret Gardens of the East Bay---Receiving praise from designers throughout the area.

Walk Score 95%

More Details

Marie Minghini
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2017

What makes this studio unique

Studio situated in a garden setting in a quiet residential neighborhood yet close to everything. UCB, BART and all shopping.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Bonita Studio is beautiful and well-appointed, with every detail thought out to make ones stay comfortable and pleasing. The studio is a great place for working or relaxing; it is very private and quiet, yet only a very short walk from shops and restaurants. The garden is lovely, a little oasis of greenery and gorgeous flowers. The owner is attentive to her guests needs, and goes out of her way to make sure that everything is as it should be. I wholeheartedly recommend the Bonita Studio!
Jan 2012
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North Berkeley - Gourmet Ghetto Garden Studio - UCB - Short-Term Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Bonita Studio - excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Bonita Studio is just right. A lovely studio, it has become my home-from-home in Berkeley; this was my third visit, and it was as delightful as ever. It combines a quiet and convenient location (easy walking distance to UC Berkeley, local ‘gourmet’ food shops, and bus/BART transport) with comfortable, spacious, and light and bright living accommodation, attractively furnished and with well-equipped kitchen space. Best of all, the studio opens into a private deck area for sitting, working or eating outside, surrounded by plants and flowers. The owner is welcoming and helpful, and studio is ideal for single visitors or couples. If you are visiting Berkeley, this is definitely the place to be!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely lovely in every way

  • 5 of 5

The studio is beautifully designed for comfort, practicality, and aesthetic pleasure. Every detail has been considered. It is clean. The bed is very comfortable. There is a beautiful garden and a private deck. The studio is in a quiet residential part of Berkeley, a short walk from the restaurants of the Gourmet Ghetto and very convenient for food-shopping, with two supermarkets nearby, and a farmers' market one day a week. A wonderful place to stay, and good for working. The owner is thoughtful and attentive. I wholeheartedly recommend the studio for a short or long stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than in the photos / Great if you are a woman, a visiting scholar

  • 5 of 5

This place was all I ever dreamt for as a home away from home. I loved sitting on my sunny yet shady mini-deck so much it was difficult to tear myself away for sightseeing or to go to the office. But if you do go out, you are minutes away from the famous Cheesboard, and all the other restaurants, shops and zipcars in the area. The studio has everything you need to be comfortable, provided in a tasteful and quiet way, and a few touches of elegance, with no clutter. The owner is very welcoming and attentive and made me feel at home right away. If you like to work at home, like I do, you will appreciate the good sized table that can be used as desk, the fast wireless, bookshelf, and the french windows that open wide to your own secluded garden.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A gorgeous place

  • 5 of 5

This turned out to be a lovely place to stay in Berkeley. The studio is aesthetically pleasing, very clean, well maintained, equipped with all you need and situated in a highly desirable part of town within walking distance of good restaurants, shops and not far from the University. I highly recommend it: the owner provides excellent service, is hospitable and has good suggestions for visitors. The gardens were especially beautiful and it was a real treat to have lemons from a tree just outside the studio. We could not have been happier with our choice.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm welcome in the Gourmet Ghetto

  • 5 of 5

A lovely studio flat which was extremely clean and well equipped. I especially appreciated the warm welcome and small personal touches such as fresh flowers. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Berkeley.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Oakland Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Jack London Square Oakland
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
North Berkeley BART
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Car: not necessary

Situated in North Berkeley's 'Gourmet Ghetto', North Berkeley Lodging provides a private retreat in tranquil garden settings.

We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood just three blocks from the home of world renowned Chez Panisse restaurant and cafe, plus the Cheese Board and Epicurious Garden.

Walk Score 95%

These distinctive neighborhoods have many other cafes, bookstores, organic produce markets, bakeries and fine specialty shops including Berkeley's famous and original Peet's Coffee and Tea. Also, a fantastic farmers' market every Thursday is only 3 blocks away.

We are centrally located to public transportation and all other shopping to suit your needs. The University of Berkeley campus is within walking distance. The North Berkeley BART station is a short walk away.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature golf, Rock Climbing, Basketball Court, Racquetball


Rates & Availability

North Berkeley Studio Rental Rates

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14 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee (weekly) $50
Refundable damage deposit $350

Check with owner when making a reservation. New 2015 rates: $1250.00 weekly - $3800-4400.00 monthly. Discounts for longer stays.
Surcharges during holidays and UC graduation may apply. Generally the rate is 5 - 15 % depending upon length of stay.

A Booking Deposit is required when a reservation is made. Balance is due upon arrival. We accept personal checks, bank drafts and cash. Sorry, no credit cards.

Bookings over holidays and UC graduation may be surcharged. A range of 10-15 percent is charged.

A refundable damage/security deposit is required. This deposit is collected when the balance is paid upon arrival.

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North Berkeley Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 475 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double shower with bench seat
  • Private bath with double size shower with heated marble floors.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen-size bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Located in the heart of the Gourmet Ghetto in North Berkeley. The Studio is a comfortable quiet space in a residential neighborhood situation in a lovely garden setting. Studio has its own private covered deck at the rear. Private entrance.

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