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Spruce Street - a Hideaway in the Berkeley Hills

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Golden Gate bridge and Grotto Rock - the view from the studio

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Berkeley house description

Spruce Street is a beautiful studio apartment in our craftsman home located on Spruce Street in North Berkeley. The entrance is in the back of the house, through the lovely landscaped back yard. The house is perched on top of a park, Grotto Rock, and has oustanding bay views. The yard is filled with flowers and fruit trees.

The apartment has everything you need, including a full kitchen complete with four burner stove and oven and full sized refrigerator and a newly remodeled bathroom. The bathroom has a large shower, tiled with art glass, and a marble sink area. Towels and linens are provided. There is a view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the sleeping area and a private deck. A bottle of wine and fresh flowers await you.

The house is convenient to UC Berkeley (it is 1.5 miles North of campus), to transportation (the 67 bus stop is very close) and to shopping districts. From the house you can walk 1/2 mile to Solano Avenue which has lots of restaurants and shops or walk 3/4 mile to Berkeley's gourmet ghetto (including Chez Panisse). Going uphill a mile is Tilden park for hiking and children's activities. There is plenty of unlimited parking on the street in front of the house.

North Berkeley is a magical place.

Here is what poet had to say about the Street:

Spruce Street, Berkeley

If a street is named for a tree,
it is right that flowers
bloom purple and feel like cats,
that people are leaves drifting
downhill in the morning fog.

Everyone came outside to see
the moon setting like a perfect
orange mouth dipped up to heaven.

Now the cars sleep against curbs.
If I write a letter,
how will I make it long enough?

There is a place to stand
where you can see so many lights
you forget you are one of them.

by Naomi Shihab Nye

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch that converts to full size bed...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Panoramic view of Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, Beautifully landscaped yard...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television
                  • Toys

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing

                      Location Type

                      • Town
                      • Water View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Racquetball
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Sailing
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking:

                        Unlimited parking is available on the street in front of the house....moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Bicycles
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Patio
                      • Wood Deck
                       

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                      Base Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $135
                      $875 $2,700
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional Fees and Taxes:

                      $75 cleaning fee


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 09/16/2014
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                      Location

                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Airport

                      The house is convenient to UC Berkeley (it is 1.5 miles North of campus), to transportation (the 67 bus stop is very close) and to shopping districts. From the house you can walk to Solano Avenue which has lots of restaurants, bookstores, movies, etc. Or take a walk to Berkeley's gourmet ghetto (including Chez Panisse). Going uphill a mile is Tilden park for hiking and children's activities.

                      Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, rock climbing, racquetball, basketball, mini golf

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1993

                      About the owner: I have been in love with Berkeley since I arrived here in 1971. In those days, I'd come up to the hills and watch the twinkling lights in the distance, to take a vacation in my own town. I never dreamed I would live in the Berkeley Hills but in 1993 my partner and I bought an old brown shingle craftman home - the oldest house on the block - then a fixer upper - with a rental unit on the ground floor. Since then we have landscaped, remodeled, and adopted two children. We love our home and enjoy sharing it with others. For 14 years we had a long term renter in the apartment. Since renting short term through VRBO we've met people from all over the world - Holland, Germany, France, Brazil, Korea - and all over the United States. We're now expected our third repeat visitor. Our hope is that visitors love it here as much as we do.


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                      Speaks: english
                       

                      Photos

                      • Golden Gate bridge and Grotto Rock - the view from the studio

                        Golden Gate bridge and Grotto Rock - the view from the studio

                      • Kitchen table with flowers and wine to welcome you

                        Kitchen table with flowers and wine to welcome you

                      • The living area

                        The living area

                      • Kitchen showing stove.  Full sized frig is to the right of the stove.

                        Kitchen showing stove. Full sized frig is to the right of the stove.

                      • The garden

                        The garden

                      • Outdoor seating area on deck

                        Outdoor seating area on deck

                      • Painting of garden steps done by a visitor.  Original (c) Nancy J. Philo

                        Painting of garden steps done by a visitor. Original (c) Nancy J. Philo

                      • Comfy bed - the window across the room looks at the garden and GG Bridge

                        Comfy bed - the window across the room looks at the garden and GG Bridge

                      • Living area with double bed and couch that opens to a double bed

                        Living area with double bed and couch that opens to a double bed

                      • Kitchen counter - tea anyone?

                        Kitchen counter - tea anyone?

                      • New bathroom has marble counter top and large tiled shower with art tile

                        New bathroom has marble counter top and large tiled shower with art tile

                      • Front of apartment and entry

                        Front of apartment and entry

                      • Painting of view done by a visitor - Original copyright Nancy J. Philo

                        Painting of view done by a visitor - Original copyright Nancy J. Philo

                      • Artwork of garden done by a visitor.  Original copyright Nancy J. Philo

                        Artwork of garden done by a visitor. Original copyright Nancy J. Philo

                      VRBO #137782

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                      $135 per night (USD)
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                      0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 09/16/14
                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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