Furnished One Bedroom Apartment With Private Garden
- english, greek, polish
About Nadia Michelidaki
Couple from Europe (Poland and Greece), he is a professor and she is an entrepreneur. We love traveling and hosting visitors.
Nadia Michelidaki purchased this Apartment in 2014
What makes this Apartment unique
Home theater. Working fireplace. Bed with massage function. Private garden. Quiet neighborhood. Easy parking. Bus stop right in front of the property.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Good location, Large Unit... Terrible Stay
Very disappointed with the way the unit is kept up as well as with the information we received (or the lack there of):
The unit is advertised with:
Heat ... but there is a heater only in the bedroom ... misleading. And the heater doesn't work.
Nowhere the posting mentions there is another unit above, with the associated noise .... misleading.
The owners introduce themselves via email indicating "we'll be glad to welcome you but if we are not around please feel free to self-check in..." They don't live in the area ... misleading.
French Press for Coffee ... there are coffee pods available but they are not compatible with the machine... why do that? This is not just misleading. It is almost insulting.
The ad reads "Linens Provided"... but there is no flat bedsheet. Upon asking we were told "the duvet doubles as blanket"... again misleading (and almost insulting - in my book).
The unit is at the back of the house... it is not described anywhere that it is the case. One has to go around the backyard with steps down, through areas where rainwater puddles about half inch, there is mud etc. It is not at all wheel chair friendly... again misleading.
Only out of three large windows has a curtain ... it is laden with what seems to be mold!!!
The shower room is so tiny one can barely turn around... if you are more than 5.5 ft tall you'll need to somehow bend down to wash your hair.
Only two towels and two toilet paper rolls for a 2 week stay???!!!!
Most places send a cleaner to freshen up the beds after one week. Here "it is not included"
In summary, this is just the most pathetic example of what the housing situation is in the Bay Area: Pay premium prices for whatever you can get. To stay in this place I had to buy my own blankets, my own heater, my own cleaning supplies and even toilet paper.
It is a pity. Good location, large unit, terrible hosting for a terrible stay.
Lots of space in a very good location
We chose this rental vacation because the reviews gave us the impression that the hosts would be living in the same house - which was really important for us as we came to the Bay Area from Germany for 10 months for work and we needed someone to ask for advice on all kinds of everyday-life questions. Unfortunately, the hosts turned out to not live there after all, instead the apartment above ours gets rented out to other people as well - which was a bit unfortunate for us. We never saw the hosts during our 3-weeks stay, not even when we arrived, what we found very disappointing.
Apart from that, the apartment itself is great, with a large bedroom, kitchen and living room. There is a big patio with wonderful trees where lots of squirrels live. Unfortunately there is not much opportunity to sit and enjoy the outside area as there were only 2 uncomfortable chairs available. Would be great to have some deck chairs etc there!
The kitchen is well equipped, there is even free coffee. Some basic equipment, though, was missing, like kitchen towels etc. We had to go and buy those ourselves.
It's a very beautiful neighborhood with supermarkets a 10-minute walk away. Bus stop to go downtown is 3 minutes away.
During the day, there was some traffic noise as the house sits directly on a tunnel. But it didn't really bother us, and it was quiet during the night.
Depending on what guests are residing in the apartment upstairs, it can get noisy, though, especially when they are having a party which we had to experience once.
The matrass was a bit too soft for us but I guess that's a quite personal opinion.
Overall, we would recommend the place to other guests and we enjoyed staying there! We would definitely come again! Thank you!
Wonderful convenient apartment!
We loved the apartment. It was so convenient with bus lines right outside the door, parking in the garage and easy to walk to parks and the Gourmet Ghetto! We loved the big screen for movies and sports. The apartment had everything we needed and the patio was beautiful. The neighborhood was lovely too and surprisingly quiet even though the circle and tunnel were so close. A great experience for us, we would definitely stay here again on our next trip!
Accommodations were perfect for what we needed and would definitely stay again! The rental was clean, very comfortable, and included covered parking. Thanks for hosting us!
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at this one-bedroom unit in North Berkeley which was as advertised. We were pleased that we could park in the garage--that was a surprise, not sure that's always the case. Be aware that this is a lower level back of the house unit (hence the oasis in the title, nice and quiet), so if you arrive in the evening be sure to have your phone flashlight available to negotiate the pathway and stairs.
Very clean, new, private place in a fantastic area.
Honestly can't say one negative thing about our stay here! Nadia and PJ were great hosts in every way - available and accommodating, but also gave us ample privacy. The house is great. Clean, new everything, insane TV/Movie experience with the giant projector and the private backyard was perfect for keeping our dog entertained, and for breakfast in the sun. Stocked with all you need, and some extra touches like popcorn, waters, and directions for everything. Amazing neighborhood close to everything. You will hear children running upstairs, but we knew it going in and didn't bother us at all - only happens during the hours you'd expect it to happen. I can't recommend this place any higher.