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Charming One Bedroom Apartment One Block From Berkeley Campus

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 14 nights

Overview

About the property

1Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Apartment In Great Location

Apartment has beautiful double door entrance from street into a bright living room with working fireplace. There are hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen and dining room open onto a beautiful courtyard and a fountain filled with hummingbirds. The kitchen was renovated in 2012, with granite counter tops, marmoleum floors and new appliances. The bedroom has new queen bed with 12 inch memory foam pillow top mattress.


Owner
Petra or Gary Landman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About Petra or Gary Landman

Grawin House has been in our family for over fifty years. It was my home as a child. We returned to Berkeley after our children were grown and made Grawin House a family compound for three generations of our family. Now that the younger generation has moved into their own homes, we have lovely apartments to share with others.

Petra or Gary Landman purchased this apartment in 1959

Why Petra or Gary Landman chose Berkeley

The building is beautifully maintained and cared for. It is has a wonderful history and is in a great location.Here is a comment from our last guest:

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our time living at 1660 Oxford Street. From the moment we arrived we felt really at home – the apartment is generously proportioned, well furnished and has a nice homely feel. Being on the ground floor and one level was perfect for our young son, as was access to the tranquil courtyard off the dining room.

The owners were extremely welcoming and attentive hosts, though the apartment was in such good order that we did not really need to call on them at all. As a visitor to UC Berkeley the location was ideal, allowing me to walk to and from work each day – a walk that will live with me for a long time for its wonderful views of the bay. Not only that, but you’re right on the doorstep of Berkeley’s ‘gourmet ghetto’ and its wealth of restaurants, cafes and shops. Such a good selection, in fact, that we had no need to use a car for the duration of our trip.

I highly recommend this apartment – an ideal base for visitors to Berkeley and the surrounding area.

Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Oakland or San Francisco (use BART to transfer)
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Tilden Park
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Downtown Berkeley BART
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The gourmet ghetto is 2 blocks away
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located one block from the university of California. It is a great location for visiting faculty, alumni or family of students. It has a lovely off street courtyard to enjoy for an outdoor meal or reading. There is now a large screen TV and cable as well as unit based high speed internet. When its cold, you can make a cozy fire in the fireplace.

The neighborhood is filled with lively coffeehouses and restaurants, including the famous Chez Panisse. You can easily walk to shop for groceries at large, well stocked markets or specialty shops like the cheese board or the local butcher.

Exploring beyond the neighbor is easy too. The Bart (bay area rapid transit) station is 7 blocks away, ac transit stops with express bus service to San Francisco and the greater bay area are 1 block away. If you need a car, zip cars and city share cars can be picked up 2 blocks away or you can rent a car at enterprise rentals for a day of exploring in the wine country or other bay area sites just 2 blocks away. The apartment and neighbor is very family friendly with parks and playgrounds a stroll away.

Amenities

North Berkeley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Tub with shower, pedestal sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

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(18 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Great, convenient place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay in Petra's and Gary's apartment. As before, they were immediately responsive both before we arrived and when we got there so that anything that we needed (such as figuring out the tv remote or parking tags) was dealt with within a few hours if not before we arrived. The apartment itself is clean and comfortable, easily fitting the four of us and with plenty of space when cousins came at times in the afternoon. The location is superb--a five-ten minute walk to campus, the BART station, the Gourmet Ghetto and Safeway. My kids could bike or bus to work down by the water and I could get on to campus easily as well. We will happily book to stay again in the future! LIZ

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

great apartment

  • 5 of 5

wonderful location, can walk to everything

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location! Owners were available for questions. Well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

Owners helpful from the start. Very convenient location and the main living room was a great place to hang for the family. Truly enjoyed the stay and appreciate Petra and Gary being available when questions arose. House was very well stocked (although a few more cleaning items would have been useful at times since we stayed over a month). And Although we didn't use it, we really appreciated the offer to stock the house for particular items we wanted in advance of our arrival.

Only item we would recommend considering...a land line could be helpful for international visitors.

We will be returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that feedback. We are meeting with Att ( our carrier) for information about local phone connection. We really enjoyed having you stay with us. We look forward to seeing you next year! Petra and Gary
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5

apartment was amazing

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was amazing and the proprietor was very available, kind and hospitable, sometimes could be a little noisy upstairs.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response . We are glad that we were good hosts. I'm sorry there was some noise from upstairs. We hope that you return on your next visit to Berkeley.
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5

Probably the best apartment in Berkeley!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect blend of old world charm and modern convenience. Beautiful antiques, along with the best equipped kitchen I've ever stayed in; right down to the espresso machine and tea infuser. Apartment was spotless, and the beds super comfortable. Petra and Gary were attentive to our every need, while still respecting our privacy. I'll be staying here whenever I'm in the Berkeley area, and will definitely recommend it to my friends.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Apartment in Amazing Location and Great Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at the Grawin apartment a few times now as it's a perfect place to stay when visiting Berkeley and the surrounding Bay Area. The apartment itself is spacious and has a wonderful cozy charm with an updated kitchen and appliances. It is comfortably furnished and has everything you need (coffee maker, toaster, plenty of silverware, etc.) The apartment opens directly out onto a well manicured front brick area and is literally a short walk to Peet's Coffee, the Cheeseboard, the famed Chez Pannisse restaurant, and the rest of the gourmet ghetto.

The apartment's back door opens up to a beautiful courtyard with a nice foundation and bistro table for year round relaxation given the great weather in the area.

As for hosts, Gary and Petra are fantastic and make you feel like family from the moment you arrive, without being too involved or overbearing. They live on the other side of the courtyard and are always available in case you need help finding a great restaurant or activities in the area.

From staying here a few times, don't miss out on nightly (starting around 4p or 5p) live music and amazing pizza at the Cheeseboard 2 blocks away (rated #2 restaurant in U.S. on Yelp!), walks through UC Berkeley campus (2 blocks), or hopping on the BART train (~10 min walk) to get into San Francisco ~30 minutes.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you have enjoyed your stays at The Grawin House. We thoroughly enjoy sharing our apartment and wonderful neighborhood.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $120

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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