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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Bright 1BR Cottage in the Heart of Berkeley - Your New Favorite Getaway!

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Berkeley, California

Coming to California? What better way to spend a trip than nestled in your own private cottage? You’ll be living like a local in no time when you check-in at this Berkeley gem. 


This darling guest cottage is ideal for a couple’s weekend away or a laid back trip with a friend, with one bedroom providing a Queen-sized Bed. You’ll love the traditional Tudor-style architecture that frames this private escape. Natural light and warmth flood this home with private en suite bathroom. You’ll love coming home after a day of exploration, grabbing a book, lounging on the patio, or catching up on work under a sky lit desk (free, high-speed Wi-Fi). This chic yet comfortable property offers exactly what you need to rest and relax while traveling to the Bay Area. 


Located in the heart of the Claremont/Elmwood area of Berkeley, this home positions you perfectly to explore the best of Northern California. The famed University of California, Berkeley, is a brief 5 minute drive from your accommodations, making it easy for you to catch a game at the recently renovated Cal Memorial Stadium, a concert at the Greek Theater, or take a tour of the on-campus Berkeley Art Museum. The historic Claremont Club and Spa is a 15 minute walk, where you can access the Bay Area's best family aquatic facility, complete with a 25-yard heated outdoor recreational pool, a 25-yard heated lap pool and outdoor jet-stream whirlpool. The Club also hosts a sauna and steam room, as well as 10 outdoor tennis courts.

For dinner and drinks, top-rated Elmwood/Rockridge restaurants and bars are within walking distance, including Wood Tavern, Southie, and The Trappiste Provisions. Grab a treat at Tara's Organic Ice Cream or Ici and then catch a movie at the Elmwood Neighborhood Cinema -all within walking distance! Tilden Park, Lawrence Hall of Science and the Botanical Garden of Berkeley (with 13,000 different kinds of plants from around the world) are less than 3 miles from your accommodations! The metropolis of San Francisco is also nearby, accessible via BART from the Rockridge Station, providing many more sights to be seen. Plan a visit to the legendary Alcatraz Island or sample seafood fare at Fisherman's Wharf. The wine country of Sonoma and Napa counties also make for a wonderful day trip.

Whether you're here to wander and relax or visit your UC Berkeley student, this guest cottage makes the ideal home base for your stay!


Key Residence Features:

- Free highspeed Wifi for live streaming entertainment. Note: The cottage does not have a television

- Furnished Patio

- The cottage does not have a full kitchen. Coffee and tea will be waiting upon arrival alongside the refrigerator, microwave, electric kettle and toaster. Cutlery and dishware are also provided.

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom: Queen-sized Bed

Additional Sleeping:

- Baby Bjorn Crib available


- NO SMOKING. Violation will result in immediate $250 fine, plus charges for any additional remedial action required.

- No pets

- Additional cleanings can be arranged with the owner for $80/clean

- The loft is not for general use or sleeping

- Must be 21 years or older to book

- Located adjacent to owner's home

- Access to The Club at The Claremont is seasonal and for an additional fee, payable to The Club

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner / Property Manager (Property Manager)
Speaks: english, french, spanish

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based on 26 traveler reviews

Bright 1BR Cottage in the Heart of Berkeley - Your New Favorite Getaway!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Very comfortable and in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay at this Berkeley cottage! It is in a great location. The place was very clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed. Property owner was extremely nice and helpful. We could tell a lot of thought and care had gone into decorating and designing the place. We will definitely be staying there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the cottage. Great location in Berkeley with plenty of street parking and quiet neighborhood. We were visiting for a wedding at Tilden Botanic Gardens and activities in Oakland/Marin County and this spot was perfectly close to everything. The cottage itself was beautiful and well kept. We had access to anything we might have needed. Hoping to one day return, maybe they will let our kids sleep in the cute loft area.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and lovely decor

  • 5 of 5

An affordable and convenient option for staying outside of San Francisco. The cottage is well equipped and located in a nice neighborhood with street parking (bonus). We loved our stay here and would definitely return. Just some info for those who like modern conveniences: there is no dishwasher and no dish sink. It was fairly easy to wash dishes using the bathroom sink, but somewhat awkward. And, there is no television. We did not mind this at all, but some people might. The quaint decor of the cottage, location, and convenience of the being near an interesting grocery store is a huge plus.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay in Berkeley

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is a wonderful place to stay in Berkeley. It adjoins a magnificent home in a beautiful, historic neighborhood. Everything about the cottage is tasteful, delightful, and comfortable. Erinn was a perfect host. The cottage is one block away from a good grocery store and several blocks away from Peet's, wonderful bakeries, and good restaurants.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Berkeley Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I agree with all the five star reviews. This cottage is truly a special place in a great and convenient neighborhood; and is exactly as advertised.. I hope to rent it again when I visit Berkeley.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My first impulse is to write a poor review so this lovely little cottage would be available for us next time! The place was cosy and perfect for my husband and I. It was close to our son and his family so we could see them but also walk back "home" for a break. The pictures don't do this cottage justice. It is decorated beautifully - but comfortably. No t.v. but you can always stream on one of your devices if you miss it. We hope to be able to rent again on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , Bedroom
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

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