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Minutes to U C Berk or Downtown, New Studio Apart on Bus Line

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

A queen size bed with a brand new Comfort Foam Mattress beckons you in this totally new, spacious ground floor studio apartment in an architect designed home. The large, fully carpeted bedroom/sitting room, with a pleasant eating space, offers views of the bay. There is a walk in closet, and a dresser for your belongings.

The unit has a separate entrance with off street parking and you can relax on the small porch with your evening wine while enjoying the sunset over San Francisco Bay.

A brand new kitchen includes a refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, smooth top cooktop, and microwave/convection oven. The bathroom features a large tiled shower with non- stop hot water and sink.

The location is amazing. A 25 minute walk down the hill puts you at the north entrance of the UC Berkeley campus, The #65 bus, which stops across the street, connects to the Berkeley BART station for service to San Francisco, Oakland, Orinda, SFO, OAK, or carries you up the hill to the Lawrence Hall of Science

By auto, it is a 10 minute drive to downtown Berkeley, or 20 minutes into SF.

This is a perfect short-term rental for a visiting professor, a couple or a small family that wants to experience all that the Bay Area has to offer.

What can I say about Berkeley? It is home to one of the world's great universities and is known for the high concentration of fine eating establishments including Chez Panisse by Alice Waters, the Cheese Board Collective, as well as the first ever Peet's Coffee & Tea Shop. Sidewalk cafes, bakeries, coffee houses, wine shops, boutiques, artisan home decor, and flower stands all lend the area a European ambiance. Fourth street has fine shopping in a variety of stores.

Berkeley also features two major theater companies as well as numerous small theater groups, symphonic and chamber orchestras, Cal Performances, several movie houses, and museums.

Come and enjoy!!

Keywords: East Bay, San Francisco, spacious bedroom w/ eating & seating accommodations, separate, all new kitchen,

More Details

Jean Holmes
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Jean Holmes

East - West, Berkeley is Best

The east coast owner moved west 5 years ago, renovated her aunt’s house in Berkeley and has truly fallen in love with her home and all that Berkeley has to offer.

A retired Landscape Architect, I love to garden and am currently trying my hand at watercolor and pastel portraits.

I love to travel but always love coming home to Berkeley.

Jean Holmes purchased this studio in 2006

Why Jean Holmes chose Berkeley

There is so much to do in this area!! I love the theater, hike frequently in many of the nearby parks, and take classes at the university whenever possible.

What makes this studio unique

Location, location, location! The public transportation is convenient, and UC Berkeley is a 25 minute walk down the hill.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you for a wonderful stay. Your place was perfect. The view, neighborhood and amenities were everything we hoped for. Cannot wait to get back to Berkeley for another visit!
Jun 2012
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Berkeley Hills Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) New Queen Comfort Foam mattress. Amazingly comfortable!, Child Beds (1) Blow up Aerobed mattresses available upon request for children
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.839286 based on 60 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, very clean, nice host. We will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming. You were lovely guests and I hope you do coe again. BTW The Giants won last night.
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Thiensville WI, USA

Nice location, welcoming owner, clean with super comfy bed and full kitchen

  • 5 of 5

Overall very fine

No complaints

Street parking available for oversized vehicle

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Berkeley choice - we were totally happy!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely setting and perfect for our needs. Jean is a great host and we would happily stay there again. It is convenient - but a long walk downhill to the main drag - and cool in the hills with a great view. It has a well equipped kitchen, comfortable arrangement, and we had no complaints at all.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Donna and Dave, You were lovely guests and I do hope you come again, Jean
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Bainbridge Island, Washington

A Thoroughly Delightful Experience

  • 5 of 5

This attractive and efficient studio apartment is the sort of place that keeps us coming back to VRBO again and again. For starters, it is high in the Berkeley hills north of the UC campus, with a lovely view of Mt. Tamalpais and the Golden Gate. We enjoyed the convenience of an off-street parking space right outside the door (a luxury in North Berkeley). Alternatively, the #65 bus stops near the bottom of the driveway, taking you directly to the campus "north gate" or to BART (rapid transit to San Francisco). The apartment is perfectly appointed, with all the little things that make your stay comfortable, and none of the stuff that just gets in your way. Jean is an ideal host: warm and welcoming when you arrive; helpful with all sorts of info and advice when asked; but never intrusive. We do, however, need to list a number of complaints: 1) The queen-size bed was more comfortable than ours at home. 2) The shower was heavenly, again better than at home. 3) We were distracted from our evening meal at the bistro table just outside the front door, by a neighborhood deer making his daily rounds. All of these things made us extremely reluctant to leave.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you were delightful guests. Thank you for such a glowing review and I am so sorry about the bed, shower and deer. He is still eating my plant material, terrifying my poor dog and I have named him Bambi. Am planning a fence. Do come back anytime. Jean
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Delightful location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a lovely long-weekend visiting our daughter at Cal. Each morning we walked this gorgeous, quiet neighborhood admiring the beautiful homes and gardens and views as we wound along the narrow, curving roads and tackled the steep stairways of the many hidden paths that connect the terraced streets. We wish we had discovered this gem earlier than at the end of our daughter's senior year.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th visit to this studio - it feels like our Berkeley home. Waking up with the amazing views makes us feel like we are truly on vacation in a beautiful place. The studio is always clean and comfortable. Jean is a terrific host. We will be back on our next trip to Berkeley.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And I will be delighted to have you
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Rates & Availability

Berkeley Hills Studio Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

A $200 deposit is required to confirm reservation. The remainder tis due upon arrival by cash or check.

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