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Norm & Oksana

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, Ukrainian

Quaint Berkeley Craftsman & Centrally Located

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

Charming sunny 2 bedroom Berkeley Craftsman on a tree lined street. You will have the entire house for yourself (no sharing).

Living room has hardwood floors, a large picture window, fireplace, and built-in cabinets. Kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel fridge, new gas stove and a cozy kitchen table where you can relax and sip your coffee or wine. There is a laundry room in the basement. The bedrooms are furnished with 2 queen size beds with very comfortable mattresses. Also featuring a twin size sofa in the living room to provide more than enough sleeping space for 4 people. We will offer linens/bedding for sofa upon request. The house is decorated with comfort and quality in mind, with all linens/towels and basics for your stay.

Located in the heart of one of the nicest streets in central Berkeley, very close to the new Berkeley Bowl West, Paisan, Claypot, Café Trieste and Mo Joe Coffee, 900 Grayson, and Gaumenkitzel German restaurant. There are fabulous parks and hiking/biking areas within walking distance, and the express bus to San Francisco picks up 1 block from the house and will take you to the heart of the San Francisco in 30 minutes. The Ashby BART station (metro/subway) or North BART station is a 15 minute walk from the house and will also take you into San Francisco in 30 minutes. The house is within 1.8 miles of the UC Berkeley campus, making it convenient for visiting family and friends or attending local events. This is a great location for sightseeing all around the Bay Area, Napa Valley, and Sonoma wine country.

Enjoy this tree-lined neighborhood, warm/friendly neighbors, fine dining and easy freeway and BART access.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Norm & Oksana (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, Ukrainian

About Norm & Oksana

I'm currently Head of recruiting for Credit Sesame, one of the most amazing and innovative companies in San Francisco.

Norm & Oksana purchased this house in 2012

Guestbook comments from the owner

Could not have been nicer!!! Great quiet neighborhood, very comfortable quarters and Norman and Oksana, we are grateful for your taking us to the Berkeley Bowl, over and above the call of duty! thank you for your hospitality.
Mar 2014
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based on 15 traveler reviews

Quaint Berkeley Craftsman & Centrally Located
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 23 reviews

Well equipped comfortable house in convenient location to San Francisco city.

  • 5 of 5

Our party of five spent four nights in this great house in a quiet neighbourhood in Berkeley. We found it very comfortable & well equipped for our stay. The owners, Norm & Oksana,very kindly left us a few provisions in the fridge for our arrival, which was much appreciated. We had a hired car to get around but did use the Bart one day to get into the city as parking is a nightmare there! Norm & Oksana were great to deal with & very prompt at replying to emails & also gave us a recommendation for a restaurant for the next place on our trip. Would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great house for nearby travel (stayed June 17-23 2016)

  • 5 of 5

This house was just fantastic. It had everything. We used the kitchen to make breakfast in the morning and

sat out in the backyard for lunch. The owners (live right behind the property) are very friendly and helpful giving us

tips on how to go into San Francisco and what area restuarants are good to eat at. The neighbourhood is extremely

quiet. The location is just 20 minutes from San Francisco and and hour from Napa Valley. We hope recommend this

place to any future renters. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 star property owners

  • 3 of 5

For the property owners, Norm and Oksana, I would rate this property 5 stars. They are wonderfully responsive and I would highly recommend them. We had one issue with the pull out couch, it was really not comfortable, and they immediately refunded a portion of our fee and thanked us for letting them know so they could remedy the problem. I was really impressed with that. The property itself is in a modest neighborhood about a 10 minute drive to the happening parts of Berkeley so be prepared to drive. It's not really walkable unless you have lots of time. But it was super quiet and we had no problems whatsoever. Also, if you plan to take lots of trips into the city of San Francisco it's a half hour drive over the bridge. I'm not a huge fan of the city itself, not sure I'd actually want to stay in a hotel downtown, but it's something to think about if you don't want to drive a lot. The master bedroom is comfortable with plenty of dresser and closet space. The upstairs bedroom also has a comfy bed, but not so much space to put stuff. The front room of the house is where the pullout couch is and frankly it was not an ideal place for someone to sleep as it's right on the street. The house is best suited as a two bedroom to accommodate four. The kitchen is passable but not amazing and though there is a washer and dryer in the basement we didn't use it. Overall the house gets the job done and there are plenty of nice little touches, but was it the most beautiful house I've ever stayed in in the most beautiful neighborhood I've ever stayed in? No. For the price did it get the job done? Absolutely.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation!!!!

  • 4 of 5

My overall experience was wonderful it was our first time going through HomeAway, and it had every necessity we need it and we would love to do this again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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What a lovely home located close to Berkeley Campus

  • 5 of 5

Very cute home with all the necessary items you need to be able to relax and enjoy. We shared this home with our friends who had a son graduating from Berkeley. It was a great being so close to campus. We could park in the driveway which was an added bonus. We really enjoyed this home.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worked out great!

  • 5 of 5

With frequent travel to the east bay area this was a welcome change to staying at hotels. It was comfy and met all our needs. With the rainy days we had when we were there - it was nice to come back to a warm house and relax. The owners were great at communication. We used Uber several times but could have walked more if it hadn't been pouring down rain. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Anna's Jazz Island or Jupiter
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Alameda/Oakland Ferry w/ service to San Francisco
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Tilden Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Berkeley Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
178 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Berkeley Marina
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Southwest Berkeley House Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Property Damage Protection $59

$49 - Non refundable property damage protection

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Southwest Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom I - Queen Size Bedroom II - Queen Size Sofa - Twin Size
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis

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