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Modern Craftsman Cottage

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Modern Craftsman Cottage

If you’re looking for a quiet, light-filled retreat in the heart of Berkeley, this cottage fits the bill. Inside, amid the books and Arts & Crafts oak furniture, you’ll see that the original 1908 building was upgraded without sacrificing its craftsman charm. Outside, you’re less than a mile from the UC campus and a seven block stroll from BART. The neighborhood is close to everything -- you can easily walk to Berkeley Rep, Cal Performances and dozens of restaurants from Gather to Breads of India to the Homemade Cafe.

The cottage was renovated by award-winning architects Leger|Wanaselja and features solar panels, low VOC paint, green materials, a tankless water heater, central vacuum, Nest-controlled central heat and a very nice European Sleepworks mattress in the single bedroom. Lovely Arts & Crafts furniture by the Hile Company and Fenton MacLaren throughout.

Kitchen includes dishwasher, gas stove, refrigerator, disposal, burr coffee grinder, Zojirushi rice maker, glass-front toaster and electric kettle. Garden seating in the tiny fenced yard behind the cottage, under mature redwood trees.

Fast wireless internet and excellent coffee are provided.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner/Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english


2 traveler reviews

Modern Craftsman Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I'm hesitant about writing this review because I do NOT want others to stay at the property. I want to keep it as my secret hideaway.

It's a great location. It's a beautiful place. What more can I say.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Redondo Beach, CA

I feel blessed to get to stay here

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at the Mouse House and I loved everything about it. It is a gem of a place, meticulously maintained, perfectly laid out with a most thoughtful and kind owner. I hope I'm lucky enough to get to stay here every time I come to Berkeley. Please don't tell anyone else about it! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
14.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
ACME Bar, Albatross Pub, many more
Nearest Ferry
5.6 Miles
Oakland Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Tilden Park Golf (several other courses nearby)
Nearest Train
1.7 Miles
Amtrak, BART
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
I-80, South to San Francisco, North to Sacramento
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Breads of India, Homemade Cafe, Ta Krok Hom
Nearest Ski
156 Miles
Dodge Ridge, Sugar Bowl, other Tahoe destinations
Nearest Beach
2.1 Miles
Cesar Chavez Park (marina, bay park, paths)
Car: not necessary

Berkeley is one of the last strongholds of the Arts and Crafts movement in America; there are many rewarding walking tours that thread the dozens of hill paths and steps through Arts and Crafts neighborhoods with astounding views. Among the highlights are Maybeck walk, the Berkeley Rose Garden, and the gothic buildings of Holy Hill.

Also close by the house is the Takara Sake factory (with free tours), the amazing yearly Berkeley Kite Festival and the United State's largest Vivarium (for kids -- and many adults -- the best chance to see reptiles that you'll ever have).

4th street, a high end but still charming shopping street with excellent restaurants, has many stand-out shops including Castle in the Air, Miki's Paper, Market Hall.


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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Two bikes are included -- see photo in the gallery

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