|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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.
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.
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! :)
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.