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Flagstone Cottage - A Sunny and Warm Garden Cottage!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio Cottge, sleeps two, one bathroom

Our cottage is located in the beautiful, tree lined neighborhood of North Berkeley. Ours is a bright and sunny detached studio, in-law furnished with all the amenities you need including high speed wi-fi, Comcast / Direct TV and a Blue-Ray player with an HD flat screen TV. Radiant floors keep your home away from home at a constant, comfortable temperature year round.

A separate entrance through the native plant garden allows you privacy as you come and go.

We are also perfectly located near either bustling Solano Avenue or the delectable Gourmet Ghetto. You can take a leisurely walk to both neighborhoods where you will find too many restaurants, pubs, cafe's, boutiques, bookstores, movie theatres and world class restaurants (like Alice Water's Chez Panisse), to list.

SOLANO AVENUE – Solano Ave., located just one block over from the house, is the highlight of North Berkeley. You’ll find a diverse array of restaurants to choose from, bars, an old fashioned Pub, a wonderful independent bookstore, a movie theatre, spas, and boutique shops. You can read more about it here http://www.solanoavenueassn.org/saa_directory/directory.html.

We are in a true neighborhood with all the local services you could hope for. About 100 yds. from the house you’ll find Andronico’s. Andronico’s is an upscale, locally founded supermarket. Here you’ll discover all the freshest and fanciest ingredients. Would you like some wine with your beautifully cooked meal? Visit Solano Cellars, our local wine merchant, located nearby.

Something for breakfast? There is a marvelous local bakery, La Farine. Need your morning caffeine fix? Stroll over to Peet’s Coffee & Tea (also locally founded) ; open early every day.

Forget to pack some essential toiletries? Either Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy or Whole Health Apothecary will have what you’re missing and more.

Two ½ blocks away is the North Berkeley branch of our public library system. It’s in a beautiful historic building that has been recently renovated. If you want to rent videos, there’s a, independently owned video store, just around the corner on Solano Ave.

GOURMET GHETTO – If you’ve ever heard of the world famous Chez Panisse then you’ll find it in Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto. Take a Culinary Walking Tour or experience the food truck phenomenon at Berkeley’s Off The Grid

A hike through Tilden Regional Park is a fantastic way to experience nature. It has something for everyone….the sportsman, the nature enthusiast, kids and families.

Visiting friends or family associated with UC Berkeley? We are located just two miles from campus with easy access to public transportation via AC Transit.

Want to travel farther afield? We are just over a mile (a 15 – 20 mile walk) from the North Berkeley BART station (Bay Area Rapid Transit). From here you can shoot right into San Francisco or points beyond. If you’re returning late at night, there is always a line of taxis just outside the station.

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Amenities

Thousand Oaks Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • This cottage is a great getaway for couples. We've had guests on their honeymoons as well as foreign visitors that are exploring the country together!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Flagstone Cottage - A Sunny and Warm Garden Cottage!
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews
Santa Cruz, CA
5

Cute, clean, well-equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

I needed a place to stay in Berkeley while I was recuperating from surgery and this place was perfect. It’s small, but extremely well-equipped without feeling like there is too much stuff. There’s a table for eating and for two to sit at, a desk to get work done at if you need to, and the kitchenette has everything you need to put together simple meals for 1 or two people (there isn’t an oven or stove, but here is a hot plate).

The bathroom is small without being too cramped and the shower/bath is surprisingly roomy (and it has a detachable shower head! I love these).

The bed is comfortable and has a ton of pillows and blankets options (including a long body pillow).

It’s a little drafty - it stayed pretty cool inside even when it’s been warm outside - but I personally loved this. And there is a nice heater that warms up well, it just takes a bit of time. And there are a ton of windows and even a skylight to let in sunlight and air!

The backyard is well-maintained and has a pretty little pond that you can sit by. It’s neighborhood-noisy during the day (lots of kids, possibly a daycare or something on the other side) and extremely quiet at night. You can hear the water from the little pond gurgling - I loved it.

Parking is a breeze - you can park one car in the driveway, and street parking is super easy as here aren’t any street cleaning days and it’s not on a shopping street. That being said, it’s also extremely close to tons of restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping. The location was great and the neighborhood is pretty.

The furniture is sturdy and lovely. And most importantly - in my opinion - the cottage was extremely clean! And even with it being Berkeley (and here being a ton of bugs, especially ants) I didn’t have any problems with bugs. I have lots of allergies and often when I stay places I have an issue with them picking up, but they didn’t, so it must’ve been really, really clean :)

There is also a small washer and dryer if you need to do laundry (although it takes a really long time - don’t expect to do loads of laundry, but the fact that the place had it was extra nice), which was fantastic.

Overall, I was beyond happy with the rental - it provided everything I needed and more in a convenient location with easy parking. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for two!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cottage-great location!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Private Oasis

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location......very comfortable accommodations in private backyard setting. Loved the patio. Everything we needed for a three night stay in Berkeley.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this: I am so glad that you liked it! I know it is a trouble to take the time to write a review - but I am very grateful for it! I hope to see you again!
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North Falmouth, Massachusetts
5

Lovely retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mary Day’s Flagstone Cottage! We were welcomed with wine, mineral water, muffins, Peet’s coffee and fruit. The garden was lovely and the cottage comfortable and charming. We will definitely plan another stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect cottage, perfect location for 2 people

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for 2 people. Awaiting us was a bowl of fresh fruit, sparkling water, a bottle of wine. The unit was spotless, and I loved that. They thought of everything - napkins, paper towels, coffee, salt/pepper, etc. Linens are high quality - much appreciated,! There were lovely lavender scenetd bath products. Having the washer and dryer in the unit was awesome!

The location I perfect- a short walk to grocery, shopping, etc.

The garden is a an absolute delight. It is a wonderful respite after a long day.

I would recommend this rental and plan to use it again. It is a cottage and ideal for 2 people.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Delightful respite!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to relax after a long day of walking in Oakland or San Francisco! The bed was comfortable, the house very, very quiet, private, and safe. Everything you could need is here including thick towels, fresh fruit to greet you, and sunshine in the courtyard. I'll come here again when I'm visiting family in the area!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Melissa Burnley at Bella Bay Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
On Solano Ave.
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Alameda Ferry into SF
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tilden Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Emeryville
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-80
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
On Solano Ave.
Nearest Ski
175 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Alameda / SF Ocean Beach
Car: recommended

Our bungalow is located in the beautiful, tree lined neighborhood of North Berkeley. Ours is a detached studio, in-law furnished with all the amenities you need including high speed wi-fi, Comcast / Direct TV and a DVD player with flat screen TV. Radiant floors keep the bungalow keep your home away from home at a constant, comfortable temperature year round.

A separate entrance through the native plant garden allows you privacy as you come and go.

Perfectly located equal distance from either bustling Solano Avenue or the delectable Gourmet Ghetto you can take a leisurely walk to both neighborhoods where you will find too many cafe's, boutiques, bookstores, movie theatres and world class restaurants l(ike Alice Water's Chez Panisse), to list.

Visiting friends or family associated with UC Berkeley? We are located just two miles from campus with easy access to public transportation via AC Transit.

Want to travel farther afield? We are just over a mile from the North Berkeley BART station (Bay Area Rapid Transit). From here you can shoot right into San Francisco or points beyond.

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Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

If you must cancel, our cancellation policy is as follows:

- Within 30 days of arrival date = 50% will be refunded.
- 30 days or longer from time of arrival = 100% will be refunded.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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