2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Self employed carpenter and craftsman. I am a former corporate geek, and a printer before that. I enjoy good food, old cars, making sawdust and encouraging people to find meaningful work. I have built out this space for friends and families that want to spend some time in paradise.
Oren purchased this Apartment in 1997
Why Oren chose Berkeley Hills
I have created a private space that I would want to live in. But until then, you can enjoy it. Super comfy firm queen bed, cozy gas fireplace, dishwasher, shiny oak floors, bathtub or shower. Laundry in basement, internet wifi, TV, 2nd bedroom set up with desk and futon. BTW, i book everything through AIRBNB now... or, for longer stays. you can write me and we will write up a standard month to month lease.
What makes this Apartment unique
Private in-law, separate entrance flat. Newly renovated, a lovely 8 block walk to North Gate of UC Berkeley, 6 block walk down the hill to the North Berkeley shopping, restaurant and grocery area. Modern yet warm. Wireless network, control your own heat. Filtered view of the San Francisco Bay, beautiful sunsets, beautiful North Berkeley light NOTE: path and 20 steps down to entrance of this flat. Very private, but know there are steps. HOST will ASSIST with bags as necessary :) ** PS - VRBO has gone downhill as a platform for clear communication (website stability, user interface, fees.) VRBO was bought by Expedia in 2015... and the new service fee is ridiculous. So, please keep my opinion in mind, and know i will work with potential visitors to create a more user friendly fee structure... or direct you to my A**BNB listing for the same property.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Serene well-designed cozy retreat just up from everything you need
Oren has the right balance as a host, welcoming from the start with local treats to greet upon entering the apartment, and periodic check in’s without being intrusive. The apartment is quiet, clean, comfortable and well equipped. The view and the gardens expemplify why I keep returning to the Bay Area and will return to Oren’s place in the future.
6 wonderful months!
We stayed in this lovely cottage for 6 months. It was a perfect place to stay, with easy access to downtown Berkeley, U.C. campus, Gourmet ghetto and wonderful neighborhood walks in the beautiful Berkeley hills. The flat is very well equipped, quiet and clean and if you are in need of anything, the owner will promptly supply you with it. He is always available and more than happy to answer any questions and recommend restaurants, bars, places to hear music and trails to rollerblade on. A perfect choice for any length of stay for up to 3 people. Can't wait to go back and stay again!
I never dreamed a place could be this nice. For the same price or less than a Courtyard Marriott we had a fully equipped kitchen - complete with blender and coffee maker, a washer and dryer, free parking 10 feet from our door, always available, and the place is so clean. Towels, sheets everything just so clean. Also only about 5-10 minutes from the Monterey market which is like a farmers market every day and about 10 minutes from a Safeway food market.
We often had to travel during peak traffic times and it was quite easy to navigate through Berkeley from here. Also just minutes from Tilden park and great hiking. Not far from the BART either which we used several times. You even have a private patio. I plan to stay here every time I am in the Bay area.
The owners are very nice and never bother you but are available if you need anything- which we did not. They are very accommodating and easy to talk to about anything you may need. Delightful!
vacation at rental 509201 by 55+ couple
This rental was terrific. It had everything we could need for a one week stay. The owner was always available and very personable. It was clean and well supplied. It is located in a quiet, beautiful neighborhood with a great view and convenient to shops and restaurants. There are parks and trails right across the street. We couldn't have asked for more. Univ. of CA right nearby, and still quiet?? Amazing!
Home is located 7 blocks north of University California Berkeley.