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Scott Selmanoff

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Convienient & Clean North Berkeley Flat next to BART

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Berkeley Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Clean, newly furnished, freshly painted and updated duplex flat across from BART ( Bay Area Rapid Transit ) subway. Walk or bike to The University of California. Shop at the local Monterey Market and enjoy eating out in the Gourmet Ghetto. Perfect for people who don't have a car. Contemporary and stylish mid century with beautiful mounted photos of Northern California's panoramic outdoors.

2 bedroom 1.5 bath with cherry furniture, new lighting, cable ready flat screen tv, free wi fi, dvd player, alarm clock docking station for i pod, i phone, i pad, new stove, new refrigerator, microwave, washer/dryer, dishes, cookware, eat in kitchen, fresh and clean linens, extra towels, extra blankets, extra pillows, new window treatments. We have books, magazines, board games and puzzles for all ages. There is a craft box for kids to create fun stuff with their imagination. We have a lovely private back yard with a gas grill, table and chairs under a large magnolia tree. Our neighbors are friendly and the area is residential with two parks within a short walking distance. There is a bicycle / jogging path next to the property which winds for miles thru beautiful neighborhoods. One of the owners lives next door and is quick to respond to your personal needs. We welcome our guests from all over the world and enjoy getting to know them and their families.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Scott Selmanoff (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Scott Selmanoff

I have lived in Berkeley over 40 years and am a Real Estate Agent and General Contractor. My sister who lives at the property is a pediatric nurse and her husband is a chef. My partner lovingly manages the housekeeping and a very high standard of attention to detail.

Scott Selmanoff purchased this apartment in 1994

Why Scott Selmanoff chose Berkeley

This North Berkeley location is convenient for all our shopping, entertainment and travel needs. In every direction there is one great treat after another. We never tire of going to the fresh bakery, farmers markets, restaurants, music and plays all within a short distance.

What makes this apartment unique

The backyard is very private and surrounded by mature trees and foliage. It is lovely for entertaining with friends and families and the BBQ grill is often cooking up very savory meals.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks very much for the lovely home and responsiveness. I had a very pleasant stay.

May see you next year.


Feb 2016
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based on 15 traveler reviews

Convienient & Clean North Berkeley Flat next to BART
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews

Fantastic place! Has absolutely EVERYTHING you need!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Scott's place for just over a week and it was fantastic. Scott has absolutely everything you need for a stay, kitchen was very well equipped, location was great (right next to BART) and the overall hospitality and welcome was the best we've experienced so far at any stay. Thanks Scott, Mike and Anna, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed out stay in Scott's Berkeley cottage. On arrival there was a bowl of fresh fruit and a bottle of wine to greet us in the kitchen and fresh flowers in the sitting room. The cottage is well appointed with everything one could possibly need for a vacation and plenty of books with interesting information about the area.

Its situation is ideal, within easy walking distance of many shops and restaurants and next to the Bart. Although it is so central it is very quiet and peaceful.

We were greeted immediately on arrival and offered every assistance to make our stay as carefree as possible.

I would highly recommend staying here when visiting Berkeley, San Fransisco and surrounding areas.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family of 4 enjoyed our week's stay here

  • 5 of 5

The flat is clean with simple and comfortable furniture and decoration. Highlights are access to BART; relatively quiet street because of the way traffic is directed; walk to Hopkins Street to Roma Cafe and Monterey Market (vegetables +); access to Ohlone Greenway with walk to near-by park. For those who like to cook, the kitchen is well-appointed with just enough and not too much for real cooking. Great collection of maps, local magazines, guides, as well as interesting books. Owners are super-responsive and easy. Laundry access and space is good, though the dryer is a bit slow. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment for four weeks, while visiting UC Berkeley, and it was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was extremely well equipped, which made cooking a pleasure. Getting to and from campus was quite easy on public bus or by walking.

Scott was very responsive and helpful throughout our stay, and the neighbors were friendly and full of good suggestions for places to eat and things to do.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jonathan, Thank you for your positive review. We are grateful to be able to offer a clean and convenient unit for short term travelers. As guests make suggestions we respond and continue to upgrade and improve our amenities. The location is ideal for students, faculty and vacationers. We look forward to seeing you again. Safe Travels, Scott
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Great place and excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time that we considered a vacation rental instead of a hotel. It was a great rental with everything you need for a comfortable stay and the location was great. The Bart station was less than a block away from the rental so if you didn't have a car, you could still get around San Francisco and the neighboring areas. The neighbors were friendly and offered places to eat and things to do. The place was clean and comfortable. The one assigned parking stall was a great relief because parking in this area can be quite challenging. Again, a great rental and would definitely do this again!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Dean & Janis, We are delighted that you came to Berkeley and united with your families on the mainland. Going to Bodega Bay to see where the Alfred Hitchcock movie "The Birds" was filmed was a great idea for a day trip. Buying local oysters and steak for the backyard grill was also good savory planning. Thank you for leaving wine guides for Napa and Sonoma for other travelers to use. Please feel welcome to come again to be with your families. Mahalo, Scott, Anna, Mike, Walter, Bella, Misha
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Comfortable, clean, and feels like home

  • 5 of 5

My parents have very specific requirements for the place they live: first of all, it has to be clean and tidy both for the house and the environment. Also, since any noise will disturb their sleep, it needs to be very quiet at night. Last but not least, it should feel generous with space. On a honest account this house meets all the requirements, which is a big relieve to me as it is my first time looking out for a short vacational rent. We are further impressed by the care Scott took to place some flowers to welcome our visit, the all-inclusive kitchen utilities, the comfortable beds, and most importantly the hospitality of our neighbors, Mike and Anna, who offered us a lot of good advice of good-to-try-out places and took the extra effort to find us a festive red table cloth for the lunar new year party. It was wonderful experiences for us and we hope to come back for the second, third,.. times.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ming, It was our pleasure to meet you and your parents who came in from Beijing. Making a clean and fully equipped apartment for travelers to enjoy is our goal. The lunar celebration was an added treat. We support your studies at the University of California and look forward to your graduation. We hope you come visit us again. Scott, Anna, Mike, Walter
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Jack London Square
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Berkeley Marina
Car: not necessary

Our lovely apartment is 1/2 of a level in duplex. It is conveniently located in North Berkeley next to the BART subway system. There are many restaurants, shops, bike paths and parks within walking distance. The University of California is a short 8 blocks away. It is a lovely residential area centrally located for travelers with or without car. May of our guests come from other countries and from around the United States. One of the owners lives next door and is very quick to respond to your personal needs. We want our guests to have a relaxing and enjoyable visit and will make special accommodations as needed. Please view the GOGOBOT viewer guide for some of our favorite places to eat, shop and explore. Berkeley and the surrounding Bay Area is a treasure chest of never ending places to experience the beauty and wonder of Northern California. We invite you to read our reviews and come enjoy staying with us during your travels. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you and your family.


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$1375.00 per week ~ 7 nights ~ includes cleaning fee ~ up to 4 persons

$4475.00 per month ~ 30 nights ~ includes cleaning fee and housekeeping every two weeks ~ up to 4 persons

Additional cost for 5 or more persons.

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Berkeley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
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  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath 1: Full bath with bathtub, toilet, sink, mirror, medicine cabinet, soap caddie / soap, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths and bath mat. Soap and toilet paper provided. Hair dryer provided. Bath 2: Shower, toilet, sink, mirror, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, bath mat. Soap and toilet paper provided. Extra bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1: One lovely Queen size bed with new mattress, plush comforter and pillows. Additional blankets and pillows available. Five drawer cherry dresser and two end tables with contemporary lamps. Radio / clock / i phone / i pad docking station. Heavy drape curtains with Levelor blinds. Good sized closet with lots of hangers, clothes hamper and extra storage. Full length mirror and a luggage stand for your suitcase. Bedroom 2: Two Single beds with new mattresses, comforters and pillows. Additional blankets and pillows available. Five drawer painted dresser. Cherry wood desk with lamp and chair. Heavy drape curtains with Levelor blinds. Closet with lots of hangers, iron and ironing board. Shower, toilet and sink a one end of the room. Living Room: One double sofa bed in the living room with a new firm mattress, blankets and pillows. Additional blankets and pillows available.
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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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