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Susan Kinloch

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Studio for Single or Duo. Great Location. Private. Views

30 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

Berkeley is home to one of the world's great universities -- about 1.5 miles away (65 bus stops a few yards away). Also by 65 bus: Math Institute, UC Botanical Garden, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Hall of Science. Great restaurants in the Gourmet Ghetto -- Chez Panisse, etc.. Two major theater companies. Philharmonia Baroque, Cal Performances, museums. 4th St. shopping and restaurants. The #65 bus connects to the Berkeley BART station for service to San Francisco, Oakland, Orinda, SFO, OAK, etc.

The studio has a completely separate and private entrance in an architect-designed home. The space is small so it best suits a single person or a very cozy duo. Ideal for visiting scholars, parents of UC students, visiting grandparents, etc.

Transportation is very easy by bus, car, and foot (some neighbors walk to UC).

Keywords: Studio (as in NYC or Paris hotel room -- not an art studio).

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Kinloch (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Susan Kinloch

I fell in love with this property on first sight. There are gorgeous views of the SF Bay, gardens abound, deer and turkeys walk down Euclid Ave. It feels like a garden-setting in the middle of a vibrant city. I love to travel but also take in the many wonders of the Bay Area.

Susan Kinloch purchased this studio in 1994

Why Susan Kinloch chose Berkeley

The rental came with the property when I purchased it in 1994.

What makes this studio unique

Garden views, birds, a very interesting residential neighborhood with special architecture all around. Views of both the Oakland-Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate -- gorgeous! Enjoy beautiful sunsets over San Francisco Bay. Quiet. A safe part of Berkeley. Great transportation -- far and near.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for being a great hostess for us. Thank you for the parking help. We enjoyed our time here.
Mar 2015
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based on 30 traveler reviews

Studio for Single or Duo. Great Location. Private. Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 69 reviews
Tucson, AZ, US

Good value for Berkeley

  • 4 of 5

Nice little place in a lovely Berkeley hills neighborhood. Designed well for the space. Bathroom is tiny but the shower is great. Enjoyed a glimpse of the view, though the summer fog hid it for most of our stay. Probably not the best place for elderly people due to the steep driveway and the couple of steps down at the entrance and the another level change after that.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a lovely studio -- well-designed and set up for a cozy couple or one guest. The bathroom may be small compared to a Hilton -- but the price isn't the same or the ambience as wonderful as Berkeley. It is a bigger bathroom than in my favorite 1st class hotel in Paris! It definitely doesn't have space for two at the same time. Many elders have stayed here and loved it -- it is not the place for someone disabled. The views can't be guaranteed -- but usually there are glorious views of the SF Bay.
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A restful spot after busy days!

  • 5 of 5

I spent 4 nights in Susan's "Lovely Studio" and it was indeed lovely! I was in the SF Bay area to work on a project and it was wonderful to "come home" each night to this cosy studio which had every amenity needed. The desk area with a comfortable chair was a great place for me to review my notes after each day and morning tea was easy to prepare in the in-room "kitchenette". The Studio is located in Berkeley Hills and the neighbourhood is very pretty and totally safe. Outside the Studio, there is a patio area surrounded by beautiful plantings to enjoy the spectacular views of the Bay Bridge. As others have mentioned, there is a library wall filled with the most interesting books. Although I personally did not have the time to indulge it is truly a reader's dream. I look forward to returning to the Studio if I am in the area again. Thank you Susan!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A comfortable and quite house.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at this clean and comfortable property. We stayed there for a week when we attended our daughter's Ph.D graduation from UCSF and visited our son in UC Berkeley.

The property is well located in a good neighborhood and it is easy to find a parking spot on the street, even when returning late at night. Great restaurants, shops and UC Berkeley were all within a 5 minute drive.

There are a small refrigerator,microwave, toaster, coffee maker and kettle that will accommodate simple cook needs. The bed was super comfortable. Wi-Fi functioned very well.

Susan is a wonderful hostess that makes you feel welcomed.

Thank you Susan and we are looking forward to come back in Aug.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elegant, comfortable and delightful!

  • 5 of 5

The studio is well-cared for and furnished with beautiful things from lamps to bed linens. The location is private but convenient to downtown Berkeley by car. One wall of the studio contains shelves with terrific books! We had fun reading the titles. Great shower in the very compact bathroom. Susan met us when we arrived and answered all of our questions. After that meeting, we were left alone as we did not need any other information.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Every nice.

  • 4 of 5

We found our accommodations very nice. The space was more than ample for 2 people and it was clean and well kept. . The small kitchen area was just enough to make coffee, or keep drinks cold. Really all we needed. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the shower had good water pressure. Two things that are important for a 12 day stay. Our host was friendly and responsive, but respected our privacy. For us, the one downside was the home was situated on a steep hill. Parking is on the street requiring walking up and down. Not a big deal for some folks but my husband was recuperating from surgery, and I had back issues. It became a challenge. Other than that we would highly recommend this spot to you.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry to learn that your husband had difficulty with the driveway. I could have solved the problem if I had known. In the past, I have parked my car on the street -- giving my space to a guest with mobility problems -- the guest could get directly out of his car and into the studio.
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Cozy room in the Berkeley hills

  • 5 of 5

Susan, our hostess, thought of everything we could possibly want and was readily available when we needed her advice.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Quiet, safe neighborhood but near all the cultural, educational, and recreation possibilities of Berkeley. Yards to a bus to downtown, BART,UC Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science and the Math Institute.


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Berkeley Hills Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a shower and shallow tub, toilet, wash stand, storage.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) New bed with pillow-top. Hypo-allergenic bedding, including duvet. Linens are new and of very high quality.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Views of SF Bay and garden. 'Lite' cooking with microwave dishes and a few utensils -- mainly for coffee, tea, snacks. High-speed internet cable as well as wifi.

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