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Magical Cottage Nestled in Award Winning Beautifully landscaped Garden

Bedrooms 1
Space 675 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sunny 1 bedroom cottage in elegant No. Berkeley area 4 blocks to UC campus

Magical one bedroom, fully furnished garden cottage with filtered bay views and serene garden outlooks located in an elegant area of the North Berkeley Hills yet only 4 blocks to campus. Easy walk to gourmet ghetto, boutique stores and BART with easy airport and SF access. This historically landmarked property consists of 1/3 acre of award winning landscaping with pond and waterfall and beautiful garden bay views as well as the house and cottage which are well separated for maximum privacy.

The cottage is light, sunny and cheerful with high-end amenities. Cable TV and high- speed wireless Internet are provided.

One garage space is available to the cottage guest.

More Details

Carol Neil
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017


Northside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • This is a sunny pleasant room.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There is a queen size bed in the private bedroom and a double hide away sofa in the living room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(36 traveler reviews)

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Magical Cottage Nestled in Award Winning Beautifully landscaped Garden
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

The Berkeley Cottage was a great get-away!

  • 5 of 5

The Berkeley cottage is secluded and very quiet and peaceful. Everything needed is available, plus you have a parking spot (and in Berkeley this is invaluable)! Resting on top of the garage, the one bedroom apartment is perfect for a couple. It is also very well situated for those visiting UC Berkeley.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!
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Private cottage apartment with great view!

  • 4 of 5

This hilltop perch is a unique spot with a deck, dining, kitchen and views!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have enjoyed this accommodation more! The cottage is located on a beautiful heritage property in the Berkeley Hills and offers wonderful views of the Bay and of the surrounding garden. Everything one could possibly need is provided. The furniture is comfortable and tasteful and there is lots of storage space. The owners are extremely responsive and in addition, warm and friendly. Restaurants, grocery stores, shopping are very close as is Tilden Park, a glorious place for a hike. In addition we could walk easily to the University, as long as we felt up to the hills! It was wonderful to have parking on the property in an enclosed garage. We will return! Thanks Carol and Joe; it was a real pleasure meeting you.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight having you here. Thanks for the nice review and we look forward to your return.
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Fairy tale cottages do come true!

  • 5 of 5

This is a stunning cottage on a gorgeous property. Relax and luxuriate in a charming. well maintained , extremely clean cottage with beautiful views of the hills, bay and beyond! We cherished mornings , filled with bird song and visiting deer sightings. Perfect for a romantic and relaxing stay for two with easy access to Berkeley's beautiful gardens, friendly neighborhoods , restaurants and shops. Check out Saul's deli and Books inc. just down the hill, as well as Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen and world class theater at Berkeley Rep in downtown Berkeley.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The guesthouse was great

  • 5 of 5

Larger than expected and beautifully finished. Good instructions too. My wife loved it. We saw 4 deer, including 2 spotted fawns, on the hillside above.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very good in every respect. Plenty of space, well-equipped cooking facilities, easy parking in the cottage's garage and attractive surroundings. The owner was extremely helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you. It was lovely meeting you and having you stay in the cottage.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Oakland Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
La Vals
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Tilden Park
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Chez Panaisse
Nearest Ski
140 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: not necessary

This property is within walking distance to UC Berkeley and the famous Berkeley Gourmet Ghetto which houses Alice Waters' Chez Panaisse famous restaurant, as well as many other superior restaurants and shops. Two Bart stations are within long walking distance (1.3 and 1.5 miles) for easy SF and Airport access. Tilden Park, which is comprised of acres of beautiful hiking trails, Anza Lake, public Golf, stables, a Little Farm with fun animals for children to pet, a steam engine train and Merry-Go Round and many lovely outdoor opportunities is less than a 2 mile drive. This is a well located yet elegant location where many UC professors reside.

WE HAVE A NO SMOKING POLICY WHEN INSIDE THE COTTAGE. There is an outside deck where smoking is allowed as long as the door to the cottage is kept shut and all cigarette debris is discarded in the garbage can and not brought into the cottage.


Rates & Availability

Northside Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

1 There is a $60 cleaning fee per stay (for longer term tenants the fee is per week
2. All money refunded if canceled 30 days in advance. 50% refunded between 29 and 7 days. 25% refunded within the last week.
3. 50% of full amount required to hold the dates; the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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