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Tiffany Wheat

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Kiwi Cottage: Cozy and Modern - Bart to SF in a jiff!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Northwest Berkeley Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, Master Bedroom + Small Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

WELCOME TO KIWI COTTAGE! All the charm of classic California Bungalow style is enhanced by contemporary interior furnishings by a NY/CA-based furniture designer, and a gorgeous garden setting.

PATIO offers golden light in late afternoons/early evenings - a perfect place to unwind and grill dinner. Cozy and clean interior is perfect for much-deserved lazy mornings with a good book and cup of Peet's coffee.

Keetsa organic foam Queen size mattress in master bedroom, natural foam Twin size mattress in small bedroom. Custom shutters in both rooms for minimum/maximum light.

BONUS: A fantastic work space for two with use of Epson printer, Wifi throughout house and patio.

FABULOUS LOCATION!

Plenty of street parking right in front of your cottage gate.

10 minute walk to BART

1 block walk to UC buses, 10 minute drive to CAL Campus

5 minute drive to 580/80 freeways

See 'Map' of terrific walking neighborhood tips to top-notch dining and shopping.

WITHIN 1-2 BLOCKS:

Westbrae Biergarten - fire pit, food trucks, fun

Excellent Sushi

Bagel Shop

'Pebbles' vegan donuts and great coffee

Berkeley Natural Health Food Store

Acme Bakery (the real deal - best bread and pastries in town.)

Keywords: bungalow, garden home, house

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tiffany Wheat (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Tiffany Wheat

Established and well-traveled Bay Area artist who raised 3 kids all educated in the UC system. Now enjoying 3 grand-children and introducing them to the rich diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tiffany Wheat purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Tiffany Wheat chose Berkeley

I purchased this property in the 1970's from the italian family who built and owned it. I love the colorful history of this neighborhood, the proximity to wonderful Bay Area places, and the convenient walkability!

What makes this cottage unique

My home and properties reflect my life's work as an artist. I have loved living in my Berkeley neighborhood for the past 40 years. I am pleased to have my daughter's family in Kiwi Cottage during the school year, and to share it with world travelers during the summer!

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Beautiful home. My wife and I love(d) it. We had a great stay last month. It was perfect. We're going to try to do two weeks next summer."
Jun 2014
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)
Kiwi Cottage: Cozy and Modern - Bart to SF in a jiff!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Clean, Quiet and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and I stayed at Kiwi Cottage for 5 days at the start of August. The cottage is charming with a modern bathroom and fully stocked kitchen. Everything about this stay was easy and hassle free plus we parked right in front of the house. There are restaurants, coffee and grocery stores nearby and BART station is a short drive and has all day $3 parking. All three of us enjoyed our stay and would love to come back next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Lovely inviting cottage for a great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thoughtfully appointed. Comfortable setting. Beautiful garden. We are looking for reasons to return. Very convenient location. Access to BART. Groceries and restaurants within a short walk, long walk and short drive.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Garden Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Spending a week in Kiwi Cottage was a vacation in itself. We chose it as a home base for our adventures in San Francisco, but always wished we had more time each day to spend there enjoying the serene, modern decor and lovely garden. Mornings at Kiwi got off to a relaxing start after procuring excellent coffee, bagels, or baked goods from the cafes and bakeries that are 5 minutes on foot from the doorstep or by making our own breakfast in the well stocked kitchen. Coffee in the garden featured the lush beauty of the plantings (so different from our East Coast plants!) and the antics of local hummingbirds zipping from lemon tree to lime tree.

The cottage is well located in Berkeley, minutes by car from several different neighborhoods with excellent restaurants or shopping, as well as the North Berkeley BART station. The trek to the BART is walkable, but if you have kids in tow and expect to spend a day in the city walking around all day, we found it best to drive there. Keeping a car at Kiwi Cottage was easy thanks to plentiful on street parking, often right in front of the house.

The owners are very friendly and have created an amazing experience for visitors of Kiwi Cottage. We so enjoyed their artistic talents on display indoors and out, as well as their great taste in furnishings. Thanks so much for making our trip to California so memorable!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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An absolute delight!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Kiwi cottage! Beautifully designed, attention to every detail, fully equipped kitchen. There are lovely gardens and a patio we enjoyed spending time on. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend staying at this comfortable cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Charming & Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Kiwi Cottage was perfect for our stay. We were dropping our son at UC Berkeley and he stayed with us one night before moving to his dorm. The place is clean and well-stocked and the owners/managers are very nice and helpful. The location is good for access to restaurants and UC Berkeley and environs. The garden is beautiful as well. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Chez Panisse
The Cheese Board Pizza Collective
"Great for grown-ups! Kids may not love the pizza of the day (it's never just plain cheese), ..."
Tilden Regional Park
"The Little Farm and nature science area make a great day. Go early in the day with lettuce a..."
Cafe Rouge
"A Classic french bistro best for grown-ups but not un-kid friendly. Right next door is our f..."
Picante
"Solid, fresh mexican food with really friendly staff and great patios. Go on a sunny day and..."
Gregoire
"Good, tiny spot for take-out lunches/picnics."
Acme Bread
"It's kinda ridiculous how close perfect breads and pastries are to Kiwi Cottage. Make it a n..."
Lawrence Hall of Science
"Good place to take kids for indoor activities on a not-so-nice summer day. Fabulous view of ..."
The North Face
"Kinda a local's secret, but if you live anywhere that it gets cold, or love winter sports th..."
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
"I'd give it five stars, but it's hard to buy wine over $10. HOWEVER, when you are in the moo..."
Tokyo Fish Market
"Many people swear by their local seafood catches. Fun assortment of Japanese snacks/candy. G..."
4th St
"If you are in the need for plenty of good food choices, a nice mix of local boutiques and br..."
900 Grayson
"If you are in town for business or need to catch up with hip friends, this is the lunch plac..."
Gioia Pizzeria
"Our favorite - the most authentically New York style pizza with fresh, fresh ingredients and..."
Monterey Market
"Bar none, the best and cheapest source for fresh produce (organic and non) with an eye-poppi..."
Bette's Oceanview Diner
"I give Bette's 3 stars not because the food isn't great, but because there is always a wait...."
Strawberry Canyon Pool
"A big, blue pool nestled in Cal's upper campus amongst tall trees, this is the swimming spot..."
Trader Joe's
"It always helps to know where the Trader Joe's is."
Cafe Leila
"A local favorite, I can't speak for the food as I've never been, but people love the vibe, t..."
The Missouri Lounge
"Can't rate it as I haven't been in - from what I hear it's a bar for 30-something hipsters."
East Bay Vivarium
"Snakes! Great place to take the kids on a rainy day."
Peet's Coffee & Tea
"Where the coffee craze all began. I like the one on 4th St., but the Peet's at Shattuck and ..."
Berkeley Bowl
"On the expensive side, but it's great, one-stop shopping for high quality organic meat/seafo..."
Arlington/Marin Circle
"A classic neighborhood round-about at the base of the Berkeley Hills. Driving up and down Ma..."
Faces Skin Studio
"Genevieve gives the best facials in Berkeley. "
Comal
"Super-hip (are we in Berkeley?) vibe in a cool space. Great patio with fire pit. The food is..."
Berkeley Public Library Branches
"North Berkeley Branch is a decent but doable walk from Kiwi. Newly renovated, great children..."
Berkeley Natural Grocery
"Expensive, but this gets five stars for being SO close to Kiwi, offering everything from org..."
Acme Bread
"Need a baguette or freshly baked breakfast buns/croissants? Saunter here to pick up the best..."
Apple Store
"Brand new Apple Store on 4th Street. One of the better Apple stores we've experienced for s..."
Berkeley Natural Grocery
"Expensive, but this gets five stars for being SO close to Kiwi, offering everything from org..."
4th St
"If you are in the need for plenty of good food choices, a nice mix of local boutiques and br..."
Lalime's Cafe
"A neighborhood gem, wonderful food and exceptional service. Great for special occasions. Sma..."
Albany Aquatic Center
"Public swimming with indoor and outdoor pools. Newly renovated. Has a great park right next ..."
Berkeley Bagels
"You'll see a lot of kids (and grown-ups!) in PJ's on Saturday mornings, but the bagels are ..."
Toot Sweets Fine Desserts
"Cakes & Cookies for last-minute invitations. I wish I could give it more stars, but it's pre..."
AAA Berkeley branch
"Parking lot right in front, vending machines with maps are free to members. "
Solano Avenue Association
"Mom and pop shops/boutiques and lots of restaurants line this long street on the Berkeley/Al..."
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Westbrae Biergarten
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Oakland Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tilden Golf Course, Berkeley
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
BART & AMTRAK
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
80 West/East, 580, 880, 24
Nearest Restaurant
Sushi
Nearest Point of Interest
Lalime's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Monterey Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Acme Bread Company
Nearest Point of Interest
Berkeley Natural Foods
Nearest Point of Interest
4th Street Retail Stores/Resaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Swimming Pool Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Tennis Courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Tiny Thai Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Brother's Bagels
Nearest Point of Interest
Toot's Sweets
Nearest Point of Interest
Apple Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Pizza Gioia
Car: not necessary

Easy access by BART or car to America's Cup 2013 sailing events on San Francisco Bay. Wine Country is a 45 minute drive, 35 minutes to Northern CA's best beaches and hiking trails. Monterey Bay Aquarium is a day trip, local live music at the famous Freight & Salvage and Ashkenaz venues. 10 minute drive to Emery Bay outdoor shopping mall, 12 minute walk to Berkeley's award winning high-end boutique and restaurant row on 4th Street. 15 minute walk to Solano Ave.'s charming shops and restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

Northwest Berkeley Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$185
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $50

Cancellation fee - $50.00 within 72 hours of nightly rental start date
Cancellation fee - $100.00 within 48 hours of weekly rental start date
Cancellation fee - $200.00 within 24 hours of monthly rental start date
Cleaning service is not offered during guests stays.
$49 Flat Insurance rate only

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Amenities

Northwest Berkeley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Generously sized, full tub/shower, lots of storage, large mirror
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Small Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 2 sunny windows w/ shutters, storage, reading light
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 windows, lg. closet, storage, bedside tables, reading lamp
  • Master: Queen size Bed (1) Keetsa Organic Foam Mattress Small Bedroom: Twin bed (1) Natural Foam Mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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