1Bedroom, 2 Bathroom -Sleeps 4
About Owner/Property Manager
We have lived in Berkeley for twenty four years. Greg works for a social service agency in San Francisco and Susie works in the arts in Berkeley. Greg's mom recently moved out here to live with us and our son and college friend live with us in the house as well. So while the rental unit is very private, it is surrounded by a very friendly, three generation family. There is always someone around who can provide advice about things to see and do, directions to destinations, or thoughts about favorite restaurants and theaters.
Owner/Property Manager purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why Owner/Property Manager chose Berkeley Hills
We love this part of Berkeley. It is close to coffee shops, great food and all the amenities of the City. San Francisco, wine country, the Sierras and the Coast are all within easy reach. We are near all the cultural amenities that make the Bay Area such a treat and yet the house is a quiet, retreat with its own garden, redwood grove and magnificent views of Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, Cal Berkeley and San Francisco.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment is located in one of the most distinguished historic districts in Berkeley. The house, designed by UC Architect Warren Charles Perry, was built for Prof. Edward Tolman in 1924. It is surrounded by homes designed by revered California architect, Bernard Maybeck, and within minutes of the many walkways and paths that make strolling through the Berkeley hills so special. A twenty minute walk uphill will land you in Tilden Regional Park while a ten minute walk downhill will take you to the Berkeley Rose Garden. Another five minutes down and you are in the heart of one of Berkeley's shopping districts with excellent carry-out food as well as world renowned restaurants.
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Lovely view and gracious host
The unit in the larger house is beautiful and has stunning views of the bay. The fireplace brought warmth to the room and it was the perfect place for my family to stay during graduation weekend.
Very charming place, wonderful view over the bay and great hosts
The location is extremely nice and quiet, the flat is very confortable and well-equipped, the view from the terrace is unbelievable and Susie and Greg are super welcoming and accommodating!
Perfect for someone visiting UC Berkeley, a lively walk down the hill!
Home Away From Home - With a Spectacular View!
If you want to get a feeling for life in the Berkeley Hills, this is the place. The view of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco (from the living room, bedroom, and huge deck) is amazing. The apartment is in a beautiful old house from the 1920s. The private bathroom is small but perfectly adequate, and there is also a larger bath with tub next to the laundry room if you need it. The hill to the top of Cedar Street is quite steep, so we were glad we had a car, but it's not far to the university or the shops and restaurants on Shattuck Ave, so Uber or Lyft would be an easy option, too. Susi and Greg were extremely friendly and always easy to reach, even when we managed to lock ourselves out one night. It's extremely quiet except for the occasional sound of a distant train: very romantic! As someone else here noted, you should know that there are about 10 steps down to the apartment, but if that's not a problem for you, I can't think of a nicer place. We wanted to just move in and stay forever. Highly recommended!
It’s hard for me to find the right words, but I have stayed with Susan and Greg three times now and they really make you feel welcome. The appartment is fine and the place and the view is just amazing. We will be back.
Peaceful, stunningly beautiful and perfectly located!
This place is amazingly peaceulf, beautiful and perfectly located. The bed is plush and comfy, kitchen well equipped and deck and garden are breathtaking. Susie was adorable, responsive, delightful, hands-off and available if we needed anything. I would stay again and will be sending all of my friends and family who visit me in the bay, her way!
Susie and Greg are amazing. I really enjoyed my stay there.
The flat is located within an easy walk to the beautiful University of California campus, but it is also a 1/2 hour drive to San Francisco, 1 hour to wine country or the Marin Headlands. SF has many wonderful amenities, but Berkeley is home to excellent cultural institutions, including Berkeley Repertory Theater, Aurora Theater, Freight and Salvage (for traditional music), Cal Performances and the Berkeley Art Museum, as well as a thriving artisanal craft culture.