|Space||420 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Very Clean Modern European Style In-Law Unit. Stylized compact basement unit with four windows has kitchenette, shower w/ Jacuzzi tub, one bed, HW floors, Italian tiles. Private entry, tropical yard w/outdoor Jacuzzi & fire pit.
The space is small so it best suits a single person or a very cozy duo. Ideal for visiting scholars, parents/grandparents of UC students.
Transportation is very easy by bus, Bart, car, and foot. Bart station for service to downtown Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco.
You are always greeted with a bottle of wine, chocolates and fresh flowers.
Blanca (a Kaiser Nurse from Guatemala) and Greg (a Hearing Specialist from Berkeley) love the area and people for its diversity, activities, music, gourmet dinning, and local culture.
Gregory and Blanca Free purchased this studio in 2000
Very friendly owners who gave us a tour of the unit when we checked in. It was amazing how many amenities were able to fit into the space. A very satisfying stay.
We enjoyed tremendously our stay at Greg and Blanca's rental in Albany. Greg and Blanca were wonderful hosts, courteous and helpful. The apartment was very clean and delightfully equipped and decorated. The location was perfect for safe and interesting evening walks throughout the neighborhood. We particularly enjoyed the close proximity to Solano Avenue, which is lined with numerous ethnic restaurants and boutique shops. The apartment is also only 3 blocks from the Ohlone bike and pedestrian trail, a level pathway that extends for several miles. We would definitely recommend Greg and Blanca's place to others.
This was our fourth time using VRBO in four different states. For the fourth time our stay was better than expected. Our hosts were very easy to deal with all through the process. Greg helped advise me before our visit since we had never been to California before. When we arrived Greg and Blanca showed us everything we would need to make our stay great. The property had many features that were unique to us and made the stay more enjoyable. I chose this property based on the reviews and the photos and all were spot on. The jetted tub in the unit was very welcome after a long day of sight seeing. We enjoyed the neighborhood and always felt safe. Shopping and dining are an easy walk. We used Uber to get to and from the North Berkeley BART station and going into San Francisco was very easy. Overall the unit was in great condition and the hosts were wonderful.
My husband and I stayed at Greg and Blanca's place for five weeks in April. You can see the love and attention that has gone into making the space comfortable.
The space is spotless
Luxurious linen and plush white towels
The bed is amazing
Parking is easy
Two blocks from Solano Ave
Access to washer/dryer on site
Things to note (already accurately depicted in the listing) -
The kitchenette does not allow for serious cooking.
There is only one sink in the unit.
The 'bathroom space' has no doors (only suitable for a cozy duo)
It is a basement unit so you can occasionally hear footsteps in the AM but this is not bothersome unless you are a very light sleeper.
We would love to stay at Greg & Blanca's again and wouldn't hesitate recommend it to any of our friends!
Greg and Blanca were most accommodating, and welcomed us even though our arrival was delayed - twice, and we finally checked in a day late and after 1 A.M. The rental was clean, well furnished, and very comfortable. All appliances were in good working order. Use of the hot tub and wonderful patio grill were made available to us on our schedule. We will definitely contact the Frees again when we are in the Berkeley area!
The hosts are gracious. The bed is comfortable. The Jacuzzi is a nice luxury. Kitchen equipment is good for coffee and light meals (there is only one sink in the apartment, so elaborate meals would be difficult). Restaurants on Solano Avenue are plentiful and good. On-street parking is free and easily available. In short, a cozy pleasant place to stay while in the area.
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THIS IS IMPORTANT!
1 1/2 blocks from strolling Solano Avenue (bus to SFO, downtown Berkeley), 20 minute walk to Bart. Albany and Berkeley have some of best international gourmet restaurants in the world.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Cleaning fee: $65.00 per visit
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.