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Elegant Berkeley Hills Retreat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment -1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

More than a few of our visitors have told us this is the nicest VRBO rental they've ever stayed in!

Nestled in one of Berkeley's most exclusive and quiet neighborhoods, this exquisite apartment is an ideal place to spend a few days, weeks or months. Lounge on the large private patio or in the spacious living room complete with beamed cathedral ceiling, wood floors,a slate hearth with gas fireplace.

The newly remodeled kitchen opens onto the living/dining area and has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, microwave oven and coffee maker. Beautiful unique custom built furniture adorns the living /dining area. The bedroom features a flat screen TV, cathedral ceiling, wood floors, comfortable exotic hardwood queen size bed with European mattress and a gorgeous garden view. Enter this charming slate roofed flat through a separate front door entrance.

RATED AS BERKELEY'S SAFEST NEIGHBORHOOD

Wi-fi, 40' cable HDTV, DVD player

Washer/dryer in unit

While we are within 1 block of public transportation, it is advisable to bring or rent a car when staying at this location. We are a 5 minute drive to UC Berkeley and 4 minutes to popular shops/restaurants.

Hike to nearby Tilden Park with redwoods, hiking trails, Lake Anza, and a public award winning golf course or take a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood with it's breathtaking views of San Francisco. Visit the nearby Berkeley Rose Garden or the spectacular U.C. Botanical garden. Take advantage of the cuisine at one of Berkeley's many remarkable restaurants.

Enjoy the proximity to San Francisco's many attractions: Pt. Reyes National Seashore and the Napa Valley wineries. Also, within 2.5 hours of Monterey/Carmel for an easy day trip or use as a base to visit Lake Tahoe (3 hours) or Yosemite National Park (4 hours)

Keywords: One bedroom flat, patio, gourmet kitchen, washer/dryer

PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY AND WEBSITE FOR RATES

More Details

Owner
Elaine Alpert
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Elaine Alpert

I am a retired public health professional whose favorite hobbies include gardening, traveling, studying Spanish and doing sculpture. My husband is a general contractor who enjoys playing golf in his limited spare time. We've raised 4 children and now spend our time with our loveable Springer Spaniel.

Elaine Alpert purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Elaine Alpert chose Berkeley

The consistent feedback we receive from our guests, is that our flat is the nicest Berkeley rental they have stayed at by far. They rave about the decor, the garden and the quiet bucolic location minutes from downtown Berkeley and the

University.

Amenities

Berkeley Hills Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • tiled shower with glass door
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , twin/queen air mattresses also available
  • Queen size Bed (1) Custom made Craftsman style bed with European Sleepworks mattress Queen size and twin air mattress also available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
40' HD TV in living room; TV in bedroom

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Elegant Berkeley Hills Retreat
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews
cambridge MA
5

Lovely Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Charming, clean, well-appointed, comfortable, spacious, excellent hosts. High in Berkeley Hills, nice residential neighborhood, close to Tilden Park (with its fine hiking trails and ridge-top views), ten minute drive to UC Berkeley campus, shopping areas, BART station.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newton Centre, MA
5

Property is immaculately kept and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

First class kitchen, comfortable living and bed rooms. Attractive landscaping, although weather did not permit much use.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful one bedroom house in Berkeley Hills

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at this beautiful one bedroom house in September. The house is tastefully furnished. Kitchen and bathroom had been updated and had everything we needed. The entire house was extremely well organized. The owners provided detailed instructions and came to greet us after our arrival. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience and we definitely plan to stay there again when we visit Berkeley in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

overall excellant

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this home. It as located high in the Berkeley Hills for which you need a car; which is overall expected in California. It's way up there with great views but it's just not walkable. That said, this is the best spot that I've rented in Berkeley including four or five previous locations in three years. With the one bedroom located well to the rear, it's devoid of intrusive noise, is laid out intelligently and very tastefully appointed. All appliances seem new. There are clean lines to the interior, ample room for two people and a lovely hardwood floor throughout. It's in a very safe and serene neighborhood. There is ample parking.

The bathroom is a delight with good water force and plenty of hot water. As with Massachusetts there is a drought in place that deserves respect, which deserves mentioning on behalf of the hosts. The one time that I had a bit of a problem with the DVD player the hostess, Elaine; came right over and helped figure it out.

I heartily look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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south pasadena, ca
4

A Very Nice Stay

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four had a very nice stay at this well appointed home atop the hills of Berkeley. Easy parking in front, a quiet street, and attention to detail in everything they do. Towels, blankets, pillows all quality and in abundance. My young daughter slept on a twin blow-up in the main bedroom, and my college-age son slept in the larger blow-up in the living room. Most of Berkeley and the University are about a ten minute drive down hilly Marin Avenue, and when the fog burns off you are treated to a number of surprise/dramatic views.

Quiet and classy with lovely gardens, a great kitchen and nice appointments.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Place - Our Second Visit!

  • 5 of 5

It was our second time at this rental, and we planned our trip around this property’s availability, since we loved it so much on our first stay. We were not disappointed in any way – the apartment was just as beautiful and peaceful as we remembered. The living room/dining room/kitchen areas were spacious and inviting, full of natural light and quality furnishings; the garden was even lovelier than two years ago; and the private sunshiny patio was still our favorite place to enjoy morning coffee or an afternoon glass of wine. The pretty bedroom had a very comfortable bed, and everything was spotlessly clean throughout the apartment. This is truly a special place.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Berkeley Hills Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,125
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100

No smoking
No pets
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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