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Tiffany Wheat

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

11 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

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
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

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

Kiwi Cottage: Cozy and Modern - Bart to SF in a jiff!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mission, Ks.
5

Berkeley Lovers

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Kiwi Cottage in August to visit our son. The owners were very kind to visit with and not intrusive at all. The house was clean and had everything we needed for the week with the exception of a fan. I run hot so needed a little air stirring. We left the fan for our return visit. The beer garden around the corner has great food and the french fries were so good. We ate there twice. Hope to see you Sharon and John!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Quiet & Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week long stay at Kiwi Cottage. The house is nicely decorated, and has all the comforts of home- the knives are even sharp! Our son loved having an actual kids room to sleep in and spent hours drawing at the desk. The layout works well and it's a very quiet street. We walked to the new nearby Beer Garden often, loved being close to Monterey Market and other shops. The owners are very friendly and we felt right at home. We'll be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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San Diego, California
5

Charming house in Berkeley - Highly recommended!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent one month staying at the Kiwi Cottage in August and only have good things to say about the house and the owners. The house is quiet and surrounded by a beautiful garden. It is very well appointed with a comfortable bed and good furniture that is both functional and attractive. The owners couldn't be more helpful and made an effort in getting us oriented, recommending restaurants, food stores, etc. They were also very generous and let us take basil and cucumbers from the garden, and gave us some salmon that they recently caught locally. We very much recommend this very charming house to other visitors. It was a pleasure dealing with the owners and we appreciated their hospitality and the thought that they put into in designing their lovely house.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

Charming and refreshing

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 nights at Kiwi cottage in late July. My son was attending a workshop at Berkeley and we came to visit with my teenage daughter. The cottage was a perfect size for the three of us. It was very cozy and clean and when we arrived there was bottle of wine, sparkling water and a vase of flowers on the table which was lovely.

The location was perfect and it was great to be able to walk a few blocks in the morning and have coffee and wonderful fresh bagels and vegan donuts. There was nice organic market nearby too. I enjoyed running on the biking/walking trail just around the corner from the house. The owners had left a book of things to do in the area and helpful tips. We also appreciated their flexibility in letting us stay a little after checkout time since our flight was later in the day. I would highly recommend Kiwi cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Allen, Texas, U.S.A.
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two nights at Kiwi cottage while in Berkeley recently. The house was clean and well-maintained, and our interactions with the owner were very pleasant. Beautiful garden in the yard, walkable neighborhood, amenities nearby. With two small kids, this was an ideal place for us to stay, and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Monterey Market
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Bette's Oceanview Diner
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Strawberry Canyon Pool
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AAA Berkeley branch
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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

Berkeley Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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

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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