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Owner

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Beautiful 2+BR North Berkeley Home-Best Location, Available Holidays

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

North Berkeley House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2+ Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Beautiful 2br. Berkeley craftsman style home, with large deck and backyard, in one of the most popular neighborhoods in Berkeley. 3 blocks from the scruptious Gourmet ghetto, and the world famous Chez Panisse restaurant; and walking distance to UC Berkeley and all public transportation. Walk to BART which takes you right into San Francisco. Downtown Berkeley has movies, theater, music, and shopping. Bay Area intellectual, political, and artistic cultural exhibits and events abound. The awesome California coast, wine country, Muir woods, are all within a couple of hours drive. There are wonderful hikes and outdoor activities both a short drive away, at the local parks, and berkeley hills, and even the neighborhood streets. BART, the train into San Francisco is less than a mile from the house. Inside is spacious, attractive, and home-like. This is not the kind of place that is only used by renters; We live in it ourselves when it isnt being rented; it is an interesting artistic home that is spacious, and has comfort and warmth. (We have a third bedroom that we can sometimes make available as well. If you use the third bedroom, it will cost $80 more/night, but we are more likely to rent to people who do not need the third bedroom because we prefer to store our things there and then close off that 3rd bedroom,if we can)

Keywords: garden unit in duplex, walking distance to gourmet ghetto, and all public transprtation, University of California. large backyard. 1 queen, 1 double, . internet. cable t.v., great neighborhood, 4 day minimum, antique furniture, craftsman style house, large deck, large space for entertaining.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We have lived and raised our kids in this house for the last 25 years. We love the arts, culture, political, and intellectual stimulation of the Bay Area. We share this duplex with our cousins (scientist, avid surfers, and wonderful people). For the last couple of years, we have been doing a lot of commuting to D.C. for work, and thought we'd give some others an opportunity to stay in our wonderful home when we're not in it.

The Owner purchased this house in 1978

Why The Owner chose Berkeley

This is the home where we live. We are renting it because we are in D.C. for many weeks/year

What makes this house unique

This house has a wonderful yard, is a few blocks from the world famous Chez Pannise restaurant and the 'Gourmet Ghetto'. Its walking distance to UC Berkeley, all public transportation, including the BART that takes you into wonderful San Francisco. There's theater, movies and shopping in downtown SF, and always plenty to do on Berkeley's campus. Spend a day in wine country, Muir woods, or hanging out at one of our gorgeous beaches on the California coast. All are within 1 1/2 hours drive from the house. Public tennis courts are everywhere in Berkeley, and the famous Edible Schoolyard is 2 blocks away - as is the public swimming pool. There's always plenty to do, or you can just stay put and relax in the warm, cozy house, or out on the deck or backyard if the weather's good.

Reviews

4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)
Beautiful 2+BR North Berkeley Home-Best Location, Available Holidays
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family traveled from Boston for vacation and to tour colleges for our eldest daughter. We were pleasantly surprised with our accommodations. The house was roomy for all 5 of us and centrally located in a great neighborhood making it easy to walk to some of the best restaurants and areas in Berkeley. We took the BART into San Fransisco on several occasions. The house was also easily accessible to the major highways, making our day trips a breeze. We would stay in Berkeley again, and we would recommend this listing to our friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle
5

Great graduation gathering!

  • 5 of 5

This home was roomy enough that we were able to use this home as our central gathering place for family at our daughter's graduation from Cal. The bedrooms are comfortable, dining table is plenty big, and the backyard is beautiful. The location near the gourmet ghetto made for great dining and takeout.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM
4

Berkeley house for holiday get-together

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was everything we hoped it would be, allowing us to gather far-flung family to celebrate the holidays. Everything we needed was within walking distance -- the BART, restaurants, grocery stores, and Berkeley family members. The large dining room and living room had plenty of seating, and having the backyard barbeque gave us some meal flexibility. Older home has wood floors and detail, and some interesting architectural quirks that give it a unique personality. Bonus: Quiet residential neighborhood and an assigned parking space.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good stay with us. Many other renters have also told us that this is a particularly nice place to have family over to visit with. For future renters, we do not have a designated parking space. This worked only for this one time. All of us just park on the street. Unfortunately, if you need a garage, or a place off the street - this isn't the rental for you.
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MONTGOMERY, AL
4

Comfortable family home

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at this charming home was great! The location is its best feature--everything in Berkeley is within walking distance or a very short drive. The house manager was easily available for questions. We were able to cook a Thanksgiving dinner for a family of 6 as the kitchen is well stocked. We enjoyed ourselves and look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Tx
4

Charming family home

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this North Berkeley home. The location is fantastic - a nice, quiet neighborhood and is an easy walk to restaurants, parks, grocery store, farmers markets and public transportation. The home is comfortable and included some nice touches like flowers from the garden upon our arrival, a great selection of books (including for children) and a daily New York Times on the porch every morning. One thing to note, this home has a lived-in feel, which might not appeal to all, but we found added to the charm, warmth and authentic Berkeley feel.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

North Berkeley House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Our rates go up for holiday weeks, and UCB graduation week, by $20/night. Cleaning fees are $175 per stay.

Parking is on the street. There is no dedicated parking space. The dining room table is large enough to seat 10-12.

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Amenities

North Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), (when using the third bedroom, there is a trundle bed that can turn into two single beds)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
2 blocks from gourmet ghetto, - which includes fabulous cheese store and cheese board pizza (a local favorite) as well as Chez Panisse (a world renowned restaurant); walking distance to UC Berkeley and public transport. Walking distance to public tennis courts and swimming pool. 1 mile from BART train that will take you into SF, Oakland, etc. Wonderful neighborhood.

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