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Recently remodeled, Near-Everything 2 Story, 3BR/2Bath Cozy Craftman

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

Description

North Berkeley House Rental Photos and Description

Berkeley's Best Neighborhood For Safety, Trees, Beauty, Quiet, Parking.

A creekside craftsman with a practical layout in Berkeley's most popular, safe, accessible neighborhood, just remodeled for renting, with all new appliances, surfaces, beds, deck, furniture, windows, landscaping, heater etc.

Five blocks from two of Berkeley's most popular shopping/restaurant streets. Minutes from campus and Bart.

STANDARD MINIMUM STAY IS FOUR DAYS BUT SHORTER STAYS ARE OFTEN POSSIBLE: Contact owner for specifics. He simply has to avoid two-day weekend stays that leave it unrented for five days on either or both sides of it.

ASK FOR 10% DISCOUNT ON LAST-MINUTE BOOKINGS! (within 2 weeks of arrival date).

All of the modern amenities, strong powerline wifi and internet connections, 55' flatscreen, stainless appliances, new BBQ, espresso machine, Ninja blender, soda maker, insulated windows and walls, warm LED lighting throughout, Nest thermostat, etc.

And with all that newness, still the coziness you'd want in a Berkeley home, hardwood floors, fine oriental carpets, leather sofa, faux paint exterior, elegant weavings on walls.

Owner lives quietly in sound-insulated in-law unit below with two separate entrances. You have complete privacy but immediate access for help when needed.

And the owner, a social scientist, knows that what keeps far-flung families connectedis reunions, the events that mark the landmarks in family-members' lives (marriages, graduations, victories and loses) or just happen because it's high time, so why not now? He loves to play the invisible host to your gatherings with their noise, children's footfalls, socializing, parties and ruckus comings and goings. It's a great house for these.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Jeremy Sherman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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About Jeremy Sherman

Jeremy Sherman, Ph.D., M.P.P. I'm an easy-going social scientist, professor and author, and former non-profit manager and environmental lobbyist. I've taught psychology, sociology, history, English, rhetoric, Advertising and Business Strategy. Currently teaching in an MBA program at California College of the Arts. For 18 years I've been a collaborator on a major origins of life research project with U.C. Berkeley Biological Anthropologist/Neuroscientist, Terrence Deacon. I have written four books and 500 Psychology Today articles. I'm father of three grown children (none at home), partnered, and a jazz bassist/singer performing 3x a week in Berkeley restaurants.

Jeremy Sherman purchased this house in 1996

Why Jeremy Sherman chose Berkeley

Like many I bought this large home when my kids were pre-teens, not foreseeing that they'd fly the coop. I rattled around in its largeness for years, then rented the in-law unit to very satisfied long-term renters.

Recently I realized I could expand the downstairs a little, move into it and rent the top two floors of this house. I just poured $300k into the expansion and renovation which was expertly done.

The house was built in 1924 as part of a development. To save money on planning they would flip blueprints and make a mirror image house, my neighbor's two doors down. Having been in the walls, I can say the work was excellent for the time. An enviable layout and design.

What makes this house unique

After my divorce in 1996, I moved into a converted two room garage and just adored it. To ease the transition for our three children, my ex (now a good friend) and I agreed to keep our large home and take turns staying in it. About a year into the arrangement it suddenly dawned on me to buy my own home. 1830 Sonoma was the first and really only place I visited--love at first sight.

It was the big tree in the front that sold me, the quiet tree lined street, Berkeley's most beautiful library a half-block down, my favorite commercial district three blocks away.

In 1997, the house was in terrible shape, lived in since the 40's by a woman who refused any help with it in the decades before she died at 90. I did a huge remodel then, and though I've lived and travelled broadly (years in Guatemala, Tennessee, Boston, London) couldn't imagine a happier place to live.

The creekside yard is lovely, the neighborhood is safe (I've left car and even house doors unlocked all night by mistake--nothing stolen). The neighbors are dear, parking is effortless (you get a driveway but there's ample street parking too), the weather is perfect, access to UC Berkeley is a breeze.

There are fancier neighborhoods in Berkeley but most are way up in the hills. This neighborhood is to my eyes the sweet spot for convenience and beauty.

The front door is arched. I'm big on faux painting (an earthy homespun look, and though I've painted over the faux interior the outside is subtly fauxed. The front door is round topped. The ceilings are sculpted, there's picture molding on many walls, lots of sweet touches, now all touched up.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Recently remodeled, Near-Everything 2 Story, 3BR/2Bath Cozy Craftman
average rating of 4.9402986 based on 67 reviews
5

Great Place!!

  • 5 of 5

Jeremy's vacation rental is spacious, very comfortable, and has great kitchen!! Beds were very comfortable to sleep in. Kicthen was well stocked with anything you might need for entertaining which we did several times with family. Electronics were updated and easy to use. We watched a lot of football over Thanksgiving weekend. Jeremy was great to work with and we would rent again. Within walking distance to lots of restaurants, markets, and shops which we took advantage of everyday.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a great location for us -- close to a Whole Foods and near lots of restaurants. We really enjoyed the front plantings and the rear deck, which was the perfect place for lunches on the outdoor table surrounded by beautiful big trees. The kitchen was well-equipped with plenty of space for two of us to cook. And Jeremy was very responsive to our questions and requests.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas USA
5

Parties of 4+ this is your spot !!

  • 5 of 5

Jeremey's house on Sonoma has it all. We booked it because it is one of the few Berkeley properties we have seen that offers two full baths. With our party of four the three bedrooms were more than adequate for sleeping needs. Two even had king beds !! In total this is a big space...the dining room and kitchen have tons of space.

The location is outstanding for this side of town...you even get parking which is scarce in Berkeley. If you are a large family traveling together this is your spot !!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great location. Jeremy was available and responsive, but in no way invasive. Perfect. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NBP, CA
4

Cozy cottage in Berkeley

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice stay at this cute home. We brought my parents and daughter with us and we were all very comfortable. Two bedrooms downstairs and one upstairs with a full bathroom. We shared the main floor bathroom which was fine. We didn't cook but the kitchen is roomy with a nice dining table.

On Sunday morning the housekeepers surprised us by walking in without ringing the bell. We were enjoying our coffee and didn't realize that it was already 11 am. We had to scramble to get out.

I would suggest a coffee pot instead of the keurig. It's annoying to make each cup separately every 15 minutes. And we had trouble with the top lock on the front door. It might get need some wd40.

The house is on a very pretty street close to Safeway and A delicious breakfast restaurant called Sunny Side Up.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely neighborhood, great house

  • 5 of 5

Jeremy's house is perfect for a family stay in Berkeley. He's a gracious host who gives you your space - you barely notice he's downstairs in the separate in-law unit.

Pros: spacious kitchen, fully stocked, with brand new appliances; sunny deck with grill for BBQs; parking in the driveway, roomy enough for two cars if you park them snug. Plenty of grocery options within a short drive or longer stroll, including Safeway (mass market), Andronicos (upscale) and Monterey Market (local gem).

Cons (but only kind of): BART is a mile away, so prepare for a 20-minute walk; quaint Solano Avenue is also a good walk away, just enough to get the blood flowing.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Oakland Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Khana Peena, Solano Ave.
Nearest Train
1 Miles
North Berkeley BART
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
880
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Solano Ave and Gourmet Ghetto
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
Stinson Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

North Berkeley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
$350
$2,350
$7,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
UC Graduation
May 10 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$390
$2,600
$9,600
 
 
July 4th weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,350
$7,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$279
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,889
$7,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
<5 day stay cleaning $60

PARTY CHARGE will be added when more than ten guests (reunions, showers, rehearsal dinners, etc.). Crucial that you let me know in advance. Partying on the outside deck no later than 10pm on work nights and midnight on Fri and Sat.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

North Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    1st floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • These are not McMansion bathrooms but highly functional cozy and nice. Both have brand new vanities, bathtub fixtures, toilets and led lights, Large-tile floors, and fresh painted walls. The master bath ceiling slopes but not compromisingly so. It's tub has massage jets. Hot water heater is a few years old and capacious.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom B - 1 queen
    Bedroom A - 1 king
  • Master Bed: 2nd floor, cathedral ceiling, Cal King with 1-year-old 15-inch memory foam Macy's bed. Carpeted, three windows overlooking private deck back yard and tree-scape vista toward SF Bay. Bedrooms A & B: 1st floor with shared bath/shower. Brand new memory foam queen beds in each room, one adjustable (raise/lower sections with massage unit). Bedroom A has two windows, two closets (one with stacked washer dryer) and sliding door onto deck. Bedroom B has three windows, one closet. Both A and B have 3-year-old area rugs, and brand new paint. Master bedroom has wall to wall carpet. All bedrooms have blackout shades, if you like to sleep in total darkness, as I do.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
A very popular neighborhood for UC Berkeley visiting academics.

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