About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Sleeps 4. 1 Bedroom, Living Room with TV & convertible bed, 1 Bath, Full Kitchen
This Apartment is part of a large house built in 1906. Park in your own private driveway. Enter through your own dedicated entrance (Left front Door) into a cozy sitting room followed by a spacious bedroom with queen size bed, dresser and desk. Full size (elderly-friendly) bathroom follows, and leads to a sunny, well equipped kitchen. Kitchen has stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and other amenities including full size washer and dryer (may be accessed occasionally by the homeowner with prior notice).
This apartment is perfect for those who want to be near the UC Berkeley Campus and be able to walk throughout the local community without having to get into an automobile.
When you do need to drive somewhere, you will have easy access to San Francisco, Marin County and the Wine Country, major airports, and all local East Bay attractions.
Check in time is 2pm. Check out time is 11am. Located in the Elmwood District of Berkeley. This is a wonderful neighborhood and a perfect place for visiting CAL Parents and fans. The best East Bay location, situated within 5 minute walking distance of College Avenue (College & Ashby) and its diverse shops, cafe's and restaurants. UC Berkeley and the Claremont Hotel are also within walking distance. Close to major bus lines, 15 minute walk to BART.
Per Berkeley Municipal code 7.36 - Transient Occupancy Tax, your rental will include a 14% tax on the Room Rate if your stay begins on or after September 1, 2017.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- english, french, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About James Wynhausen
James is the home owner and property manager. Friendly and thoughtful, feel free to contact him with any questions or concerns. James speaks English, Spanish, French and a bit of Russian and Italian.
James Wynhausen purchased this Apartment in 1906
Why James Wynhausen chose Elmwood
Quiet and secluded, this unit has a private entrance and access to a long driveway. Once you are here, you may not want to drive again! The neighborhood is very walkable. Cal Berkeley is also within walking distance
What makes this Apartment unique
Location, Location, location! Beautiful walkable neighborhood with amazing shops and restaurants. Check out the pictures!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The apartment was clean and adequately appointed. The location in Elmwood is great.
The owner is responsive. Helpful. There is a washer and dryer in the well-lighted kitchen. A good sized TV. Good comfortable bed and good heating. In general, I would stay there again.
Beautiful tree lined street...squeaky floors
The owner and family are very nice. The property is located in a beautiful community and, as others have stated, it is very convenient to walk to nearby attractions and restaurants. Having a place to park a car is a big plus. Apartment was clean and tidy.
The old house has squeaky floors (of course)...and the first night of our stay we were awakened several times by walking above our room and it was well after midnight before it subsided. The owners left on vacation the next day so this was not an issue the remainder of our stay.
There are two doors connecting the apartment with the owners space. On two occasions the washer and dryer in the apartment were accessed by the owners without prior notification as indicated in the rental description. There is a deadbolt lock on the renter's side, which I used, but they have a key and unlock and come in quite easily. I never really felt comfortable with this arrangement.
The apartment arrangement is a little quirky...it is shotgun style meaning you go through one room to get to the next....front door, living, bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. If someone is locked in the bathroom you can access the kitchen by going outside and entering in the kitchen entrance.
The homes in Berkeley are situated very close to one another, so the windows of the apartment are facing the windows of the next home. Big city dwellers might not have a problem with this but I was always aware of any movement next door and when neighbors left their interior lights on all night. There is a garage on the property and there is someone living in the garage. The patio area pictured is on the owners side of the property so we did not feel comfortable sitting out there.
When I stay in a hotel or rental, I prefer a duvet with a freshly washed cover as apposed to the bed spread that was used in this apartment. The towels seemed clean but the colors were a little off...kinda like an army green...didn’t feel fresh and clean and bleached.
Every time you enter the house after dark the motion detector light flashes on...perhaps it could be angled downward so it does not shine in the renters faces when trying to unlock the door?
We didn’t hate our stay...just felt like there were some things that some prospective renters might appreciate knowing .
Comfy home away from home
This quiet site is just a 2 block walk to a bustling area with food, bookstore, shops and is a long but walkable distance from the Bart. The facilities were spotless, the water hot and with good power, and the kitchenette equipped, even with a washer and dryer. The only negative (which takes it down from a 5 star) would be the need for brighter lighting in the bedroom and better reading lights in the sitting room. I will be back!
My husband and I enjoyed our visit to Berkeley and staying in Jame’s apartment. The location is perfect and literally right around the corner to the Elmwood shopping area. We were able to walk to all our favorite restaurants, shops and the BART.
The unit was very clean and the neighborhood was quiet. The bed was comfortable and had nice linens on it. The bath towels were of nice quality too. The internet connection was very good. We will definitely try to stay here again the next time we visit Berkeley.
Roomy place in very quite neighborhood, close to Cal.
The location of the property is ideal for walking to gourmet shops,restaurants, the Bart & UCB.THE P
The property was clean, comfortable and charming. The location was ideal. Our host was kind and helpful. We enjoyed spending afternoons in the secluded back yard
Located in the Elmwood District of Berkeley. This is a wonderful neighborhood and a perfect place for visiting CAL Parents and fans. Prime East Bay location, situated within 5 minute walking distance of College Avenue (College & Ashby) and its diverse shops, cafe's and restaurants. UC Berkeley and the Claremont Hotel are also within walking distance. Close to major bus lines, 15 minute walk to BART.