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Comfortable And Accessible Lodgings In The Elmwood

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Elmwood Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom 2 And 1/2 Bath Walking Distance To Shops, Restaurants, Entertainment

Located in one of the San Francisco Bay Area's most desirable residential neighborhoods, Elmwood Rest Stop offers a great location; we are in walking distance to shops, cafes, restaurants, public transportation, and the UC campus.

We can accommodate up to two couple or one couple and a single person. We have two Queen size beds.

Elmwood Rest Stop is a light-filled Mission Revival condo offering: A spacious, 1,600 square foot living space. A large living room with gracious, comfortable furnishings. A formal dining room, two bedrooms, one a master suite, two full baths upstairs and a 1/2 bath downstairs. Washer and Dryer on the Bedroom level. A fully equipped kitchen - with two full size sinks, generous counter space and a wooden utility table. A laundry room adjacent to upstairs bedrooms A roof deck with table and chairs and umbrella and gas grill. Beautiful rugs everywhere. UC Berkeley campus, about a 15 minute walk.

Public transportation: two blocks from three bus lines and a 15 minute walk to Ashby BART or a 20 minute walk to the Rockridge BART .Elmwood district shopping & whole foods, 5 minute walks and the Berkeley Bowl produce a 14 minute walk. We have several very fine restaurants and cafes in the neighborhood: Greek, Sicilian, Chinese, Indian, California Cuisine and others. We are near a great bakery and five cafes. We have a walk score of 93.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Michael Grove
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2016
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About Michael Grove

Ruth Anne and Michael Grove are life long artists. Michael has lived in Berkeley all of his life, and, as a couple, we have lived in this building for 30 years. We have created what we believe to be a warm, comfortable, inviting space for people visiting the area.

Michael Grove purchased this condo in 1983

Why Michael Grove chose Berkeley

This property is uniquely located to provide easy accessibility to the rich cultural arena of the San Francisco Bay Area, and, at the same time, in a lovely residential setting. We are a short walk to public transportation and the university. Near a vibrant and exciting shopping district with a Movie Theater, Book Store, Ice Cream Parlor, a Bakery, Cafes and many restaurants, Indian, Mediterranean, California Cuisine and more. Also near lovely hiking trails in the Berkeley Hills.

What makes this condo unique

Beautiful neighborhood walks, central location to Berkeley and the whole Bay Area.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Comfortable And Accessible Lodgings In The Elmwood
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property with another couple while we were there attending a concert at The Greek Theater. It was very clean and furnishings were extremely nice. We will definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We look forward to you staying here in the future. Ruth Anne & Michael Grove
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Perfect place for us!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this beautiful, clean and comfortable spot in Elmwood. Michael was easy to work with and so helpful. Great location! So much so close by. Loved the roof top deck! I highly recommend this listing and I'm sure we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful, comfortable place to stay in Berkeley

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, comfortable place to stay. Michael was easy to communicate with and helpful. The space is clean and tidy, spacious and relaxing. The kitchen was great for us to use for cooking, and was supplied with all the necessities. The neighborhood is very nice and safe, well located to stores, and restaurants. It's also very easy to get to SF from here. We had a great stay and I would highly recommend this listing. Thank you Michael!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Rental in Elmwood!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Michael's for my son's graduation from Cal. It was the perfect location, we were able to walk to dinner in the evening and were close enough to Cal for all the graduation events. Michael was the perfect host. His home was well equipped, comfortable and very spacious!!! The neighborhood is peaceful with a lot of charming homes.

I would highly recommend staying at Michael's, you will not be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many VRBOs in Berkely and this is by far the best!The accommodations and owners were very hospitable and we hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful quiet neighborhood near everything!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in many VRBO rentals in the Rockridge/Berkeley area over the last ten years. This Elmwood location is one of our favorites. The apt is very spacious and inviting, and the owners were very accommodating and sweet people. We stayed two months as we were visiting family in the area, and entertained a number of times in the apt. Our kids and grandchildren loved coming over - it felt so welcoming. We would definitely recommend this apt for a family traveling together or 2 couples as the bedrooms/baths offer ample privacy.

Our favorite thing to do was walk a couple of blocks up to College Ave and have a quick bite or a coffee and then head off to the bookstore, library or some fun shopping. This area is fantastic for having a "bit of everything"! We did not rent a car but preferred to walk or take a bus to BART. My husband enjoyed the roof top and watched the sunset there.

Our issue with the property is the price, so sadly we won't be renting again. But it was a splurge, and we enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Oakland International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Le Bateau Ivre
Nearest Ferry
5.2 Miles
Oakland Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Tilden Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 24
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Elmwood Cafe
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Lake Temescal, Oakland, CA

We are near several theater and music venues. To name some of them : the university of california’s zellerbach theater & playhouse, the shotgun theater company , the berkeley reparatory theater, which has two stages, aurora theater company, and the freight and salvage which features folk and contemporary music. These are all within 2 miles of the elmwood rest stop. We often walk to all of these venues


Rates & Availability

Elmwood Condo Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $100

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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.
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Elmwood Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Part of the master suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Adjacent to second bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , adjacent to living room, dining room, kitchen area
  • Two private upstairs bathrooms 1/2 bath downstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • One large master bedroom with attached bathroom - Queen bed One smaller bedroom with adjacent bathroom - Queen bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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