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Spacious Art Filled Apartment. 1-8 guests Close to Berkeley/ Rockridge/ BART

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type apartment


About the property

My home is a perfect setup for spending time with family and friends. The two front rooms are spacious - in a warm, cozy way - and sunny and lend themselves easily to hanging out. These rooms convert well to sleeping quarters at night.

Most of my guests are in the area for weddings or family and friend reunions, to enjoy the San Francisco Bay Area or to visit the University of California at Berkeley for graduations or admissions interviews. Lots of smarty pants stay here. Every once in a while a group of work colleagues will stay here for a conference or have meetings here.

I have filled my 1000 square foot apartment with objects from my travels, my life in the Bay Area and even my parents’ and grandparents’ lives, including the commissioned mid-century furniture made for them in Montreal. (I am strict about requesting you use coasters.) I grew up in the French Canadian city, eating poutine before it was trendy and skiing in the Laurentian mountains when Canada was still cold 9 months of the year.

I love being surrounded by wood - the hardwood floors, the polished grain of the teak furniture and the tall abstract sculpture of a woman and a child crafted by my beloved friend and artist, Ethel, in 60 years ago in San Francisco. The wood grain glows shades of brown with the morning sun and, in the afternoon light, leaves the apartment feeling calm - the perfect time for a cup of tea or glass of wine, both of which I have left for you. I'm convinced it is the connection with nature that allows both me and my guests to instinctively draw a deep breath and relax as soon as we enter the apartment. Truly. I love sharing the moment my guests’ expressions soften as they glimpse the place where they will be staying.

The space is large and airy. It is an Edwardian with French doors between the living room and second bedroom. Brand-new kitchen. Easy parking. Laundry room. Backyard. Lots of light. Alarm. Wifi. I love my neighbors and we keep the building and backyard very quiet. Please only choose my place, if you enjoy serenity. (It's not monk-like. Just no loud music.)

There is a bedroom in the back of the apartment next to the bathroom. It is separated from the rest of the apartment by a hallway with a door. The second bedroom - the one in which I sleep when I am not sharing has a daybed with a new Sealy mattress - is next to the kitchen and separated from the living room by French doors.

The kitchen was recently renovated. It is small, but four can eat ther but I have a dining room table in the 'daybed room,' so it works very well for a dining area if you want to use it that way.

The back bedroom has a queen bed (a sleep number, so you can adjust to your comfort). I just bought a new, comfortable sofa bed with a memory foam topper for the living room. There are two more couches in the living room, so people can hang out and enjoy each other comfortably. There is a third room separated from the living room by French doors. That room has a single bed and room for my queen-size top-of-the-line Aerobed.

My neighbors are awesome and, in a pinch, my upstairs neighbor is there to help. I am also usually fairly close by. I appreciate your keeping my neighbors in mind. Sound travels easily up into the other apartments. No loud music please. (One Airbnber had a party here even though my listing prohibits it, so now I mention it here, as well.)

The street is residential and tree-lined, with a pleasant 8-10 minute walk to Rockridge cafes and shops. It's a little over a mile straight shot along Telegraph to UC Berkeley and just under a 15 minute, very pleasant walk to BART. Enjoy!

More Details

Leslie Caplan
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, Some Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018


Upper Telegraph Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Coasters - PLEASE preserve the furniture (from my parents and grandparents) by using coasters
  • Quiet Please - Robert, my friend and your emergency contact - upstairs can hear music and loud noise, especially at night in the back bedroom.
  • ALARM - Pls check the instructions and code before using, so as to avoid accidentally setting it off. Tx!!
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleep Number bed - adjust each side to your own comfort!!!!
  • Outdoor Grill


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Spacious Art Filled Apartment. 1-8 guests Close to Berkeley/ Rockridge/ BART
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

GREAT location and a nice apartment!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location of this apartment - so easy to walk to Cal and to all of the fun shops on Telegraph. Leslie is a wonderful hostess and was available for every one of my questions. Her home is cozy and very comfortable, with lots of sleeping areas.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and clean

  • 5 of 5

It was located perfectly for the plans we’d made. The neighbors were friendly and helpful. Great location for downtown Berkeley or downtown Oakland. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Leslie's Place

  • 5 of 5

Leslie is a great host and her apartment charming. Awesome North Oakland location on the border of Berkeley right off Telegraph. Good neighborhood. Close to BART and all the great shops in Berkeley. Easy access to San Francisco from her place. We had 5 guests in our party and her place easily accommodated all of us. Beds were super comfy. Leslie was there to greet us and get us settled. I would highly recommend her place if you are planning a trip to the Bay Area. I will rent from her again when we return.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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