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Beautiful light filled brown shingle Arts and Crafts house located in one of Berkeley’s most elegant neighborhoods behind The Claremont Hotel and Spa. A five minute walk takes you to shops a great local restaurant, fresh coffee store, wine store, art gallery, and a relaxed neighborhood atmosphere.
This area is wonderful for walking, bird watching, enjoying the magnificent houses, plants, flowers and mature trees. We are an enjoyable fifteen minute walk to the University of California campus. A twenty minute walk to downtown Berkeley and BART subway station. We have a collection of books about Berkeley and the history of the area.
Our home was built in 1912. We have installed all new plumbing, forced air heating, electrical, gas, water, WIFI, foundation and much more. It is rustic and a brown shingle style.
This private home Does Not have a driveway and you must walk up and down a city stairway and paved trail. It is recommended for people who like to walk, enjoy nature and open to a unique experience. Parking is on the street and we walk up about 3/4 of a block to the house.
A game table is set up in the living room for your enjoyment and there is firewood set in the fireplace ready for lighting, remember to open the flue.
The living room has a comfortable new queen sofa with Amish made coffee table and a large stone fireplace. Original woodwork and windows face West to enjoy the Golden Gate Bridge and Sunset views. There are glass pocket doors between the dining room and living rooms for privacy.
Kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances with granite counter tops, cherry wood cabinets, hardwood floor, recessed lighting, bay window with orchids and a South facing view of the back yard.
All cooking and baking items are at hand as well as spices and teas. There is a small breakfast table which overlooks to the back yard and the bird bath.
Dining room has a table with two leaves to enlarge for 8 people. The hutch is original with built in glass doors and drawers. A window seat faces South and is a perfect place to curl up to read a great book, watch birds or day dream. The view of Mount Tamalpais is the best from this room as you sip coffee in the mornings.
Master Bedroom is very large with a queen size bed, vaulted ceiling, lots of light, windows facing South and East with a view of a well tended garden next door. We have two sitting chairs and coffee table for relaxing and viewing the 42' HDTV and DVD player.
Second bedroom is furnished with antiques. A full bed, marble top dresser, inlaid night table, full length mirror, curio cabinet and working treadle sewing machine create a cozy relaxed feeling.
The third bedroom is currently being used as an office with two wooden desks, comfortable leather chairs, lots of books and windows facing North and East. There is currently one single bed soon to be replaced by two singles / trundle bed. Great for kids.
Bathroom is in an Art Deco style with original Deco bathtub, pedestal sink and toilet set. Marble tiles surround the bathtub and floor with granite boarders. The floor is heated and the hardware fixtures are in polished nickle.
Front Porch faces West with stunning views of The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Marin Mountains, Angle Island, Alcatraz Island and beautiful ever changing water, sailboats and sunsets.
There is a stainless steel propane BBQ grill with tools for outdoor cooking.
We rent the top two floors and live downstairs with a separate entrance. We share the washer/dryer which is downstairs in our unit.
Enjoy the private yard with a wooden swing, bird bath, wind chimes, filtered views and lovely ambiance.
There is a local market/deli and large supermarket Safeway close by. Elmwood and Rockridge shopping districts are a quick drive or a nice long walk.
I have lived in Berkeley & Oakland for over 40 years and love Northern California. It is my pleasure to share my knowledge of the area and suggest interesting places for guests to explore and experience.
Scott Selmanoff purchased this house in 2002
This property is our primary residence. We have upgraded all the systems, gas, water, sewer, electrical, heating, ducting, electronic and lovingly kept the original architecture intact. We rent the top two floors and live downstairs with a separate entrance. We share the washer/dryer which is downstairs in our unit.
Private location and fantastic views. It's like being in the country in the city with all the amenities. Lots of trees and birds. Five minute walk to Peets coffee, Rick & Anns Restaurant, Bakery, shops and Claremont Resort & Spa.
I spent a little over a week in this house and really enjoyed it. It's a beautiful place, in a gorgeous location. I already miss the view from the living room and deck. It immediately felt like home, not just a place to stay.
We enjoyed our extended stay in this beautifully renovated, spacious home in a terrific Berkeley Hills location with a panoramic view of the Bay and the famous Claremont Hotel below . It was a pleasure to prepare meals in the spotless, well-designed, superbly equipped kitchen, and the master bedroom was a comfortable spot to retire at night with cool breezes and a warm comforter. Scott warmly welcomed us, explaining at length the history of the home and the area, provided many very useful suggestions and directions for walks and hikes, shopping, places to visit, and maps/brochures of the area which helped us greatly in our explorations. We are active, fit seniors, so we capably managed the stairs from the street above and the street below, and wandered all over the hills and into the town below. A memorable stay for us.
Wonderful views but yet an extremely peaceful escape from the city. The home is perfect for a larger family of 5 - 7 people. Scott has preserved the craftsmanship of this historic home while bringing in all the modern conveniences. We loved hearing a history of the home and the area when Scott met us to give a tour of the house. It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable and resides in a lovely neighborhood. Scott had everything we needed for an 8 day stay and we are hoping to return. Be sure that you are comfortable with stair climbing as there is an elevation change of about 100 feet from the street below. We found it well worth the climb!
Rent this for the spectacular view! ... and well-appointed kitchen, and cozy beds, and the short walk to Peet's Coffee and Fournée Bakery. Scott is a terrific host, ready to do whatever is needed to make it a great stay for his guests. We had a wonderful time.
Wir haben hier als Familie mit 3 Teenagern 11 wunderbare Tage verbracht. Für die vielen Treppenstufen, die man anfangs einmal mit Sack und Pack hinauf muss, wurden wir reichlich belohnt: Das Haus in den Berkeley Hills bietet eine sensationelle Sicht auf die Bucht von San Francisco mit der Stadt und Golden Gate- Bridge im Hintergrund. Es ist eine wunderbare Rückzugsstation nach Ausflügen in die nähere und weitere Umgebung, im Grünen, umgeben von herrlichen Gärten, duftenden Blumen und Eucalyptusbäumen, ruhig und trotzdem nur ca. 10 Minuten entfernt von Universität, Geschäften und super Restaurants. Ein ganz besonderes Wohngefühl.
Es ist geschmackvoll mit viel Persönlichkeit eingerichtet. Das Licht im Haus ist etwas sehr besonderes, leuchtend, frisch und klar, durch die exponierte Lage und die vielen Bäume um das Haus. Die Küche ist perfekt ausgestattet, und verführt dazu, auch selber zu kochen und das umfangreiche Angebot der lokalen (Super-) Märkte zu nutzen.
Scott ist ein sehr engagierter, großzügiger Gastgeber, der immer ansprechbar war und uns viele gute Tipps für Unternehmungen, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten etc. gegeben hat. Nach einer langen Reise wurden wir mit Obst und einer guten Flasche Sekt begrüßt, wirklich sehr nett.
To summarize it: we had a fabulous stay here. We enjoyed every moment, the lovely, well equipped house, the quiet after coming back from our field trips, the wonderful iew, the delicious smell of flowers and eucalyptus!
This lovely house is near UC Berkeley, 1 mile from the Rockridge BART, and a 15 minute walk to the shops and restaurants in the Elmwood district. You are in the Berkeley hills, just above the Claremont Hotel, on one of the walkways unique to Berkeley, in the center of so much but surrounded by quiet. I agree with another reviewer - the smells are fantastic and uniquely Californian. We stayed for one week with our 10 year old son and found this location to be perfect for exploring the Bay Area.
You must be able to climb the 58+ stairs to the house -- it's completely worth it!! Scott is a generous host. The house is historic, with all the important updates, clean, and so well stocked.
Each morning you wake up to an amazing view of San Francisco, the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges. It's fascinating to watch the view change throughout the day. There is ample parking on the street below.
When we return to the Bay Area, we will definitely return to Scott's house.
Lawrence Hall of Science, Chabot Space & Science Center, Jack London Square, Ferry Ride to San Francisco, Berkeley Marina, Children's Adventure Playground, Tilden Park ( merry go round, petting zoo, steam train Lake Anza ) Art museums, Claremont Spa & Tennis Club. Redwood Park, Berkeley Tennis Club.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Rates are for up to 4 persons and include cleaning fee.
Long term rates are somewhat negotiable, please contact the owner.
$5850.00 per month includes cleaning fee and housekeeping every 2 weeks ~ 30 nights
Security deposit to be determined.
Until reservation is confirmed rates are subject to change without notice.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.