About Robert L.
I'm a former journalist, former lawyer and now mostly write mystery novels. I live next door on the other side of this duplex, occasionally with one of my two daughters when their busy lives bring them here. My books are all set in the San Francisco area where I've lived for the past 25 years so I've have the opportunity to describe the neighborhoods, restaurants and amazing natural settings in this region. I feel fortunate to live here!
Why Robert L. chose Northwest Berkeley
Aside from providing great value if you need two bedrooms for kids or you're more than a couple, people seem to enjoy the duplex as a place to relax when day's activities are finished. It's comfortable, airy with lots of sunlight, and is a great place to entertain - either just yourselves or with a couple of friends. Folks visiting nearby friends or relatives enjoy having a place like this to host as well.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Clean and close to BART
Had a nice stay at the apartment which was clean and well appointed. Walkable to BART and Whole Foods. Bob was kind and communicated clearly about a noise problem next door due to temporary construction. Noise did not phase us since we were up every morning anyway. We had a great time using the apartment as a base to explore the city.
Great vacation rental
Thank you Bob for being an excellent host. The kids and I had a great time. The location was great and the house was clean and comfortable.
Sparkling clean Berkeley apartment in peaceful walkable neighborhood
We arrived at the property a little before check in time ragged and tired after two days of hikes and long drives around and from Mono lake area. While scoping out the nearby coffee/wine store/bakery, we checked in with owner to see if an early check-in was possible. Bob was very gracious and accommodating and the good energy just kept flowing with the easy keyless check-in and entry to a clean, bright, welcoming flat. The kitchen is a very attractive and functional recent remodel, well-stocked with everything you need. The flat has pretty Berkeley-style front and back gardens if you care about that sort of things, is an easy walk to great dining district and a longer but for us very manageable walk to the university and gourmet ghetto. Bob was the perfect host. I highly recommend this property.
Perfect spot to use as a base for our San Fran travels.
Nice, quiet neighborhood with easy access to all the sites we wanted to see. (has street parking, which was never an issue as every time we returned there was an empty spot in front of the house) Owner stopped by the evening we arrived to make sure all was good. He is an author (amongst other things) and I have now started to read his series of books! Within walking distance to a great Bakery and Coffee shop for early morning cravings. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. and would deifnately stay again.
Perfect little place
Everything about this unit was perfect for our few days in the Bay Area. The neighborhood is super safe and extremely well located. The place was very clean, neighborhood was quiet yet close to a plethora of restaurants and other activities. We always had an available parking spot on the street in front of our unit...We will definitely stay here again!
Perfect base camp for enjoying the San Francisco Bay Area
The property was very clean, nicely furnished, and well-stocked. The owner greeted us upon our arrival, made sure we had everything we needed, and provided good suggestions for restaurants. The neighborhood felt safe. We walked to restaurants, shops, and breweries during our stay. We were always able to park on the street in front of the property. The location is central, allowing easy trips to Berkeley, San Francisco, and Oakland as well as the surrounding counties. We would definitely stay here on our next visit to the Bay Area!