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Restored Classic Berkeley Bungalow Quiet Blk Near UC Campus

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Spacious, well-equipped kitchen.

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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Property description

CLASSIC MEDITERRANEAN STYLE
Recently restored 1920’s bungalow offers charm and comfort of a Mediterranean retreat within easy access of Berkeley's prime destinations. The modern Art Deco décor is clean, relaxed and sunlit with period narrow-plank oak floors, French patio doors, decks in lush gardens, and intriguing artifacts from a professor’s international travels. Designer lighting creates an elegant evening ambiance. Built-in speakers and high-quality stereo infuse the house with music. Cable television and Wifi Internet connects you to the world.

COMFORTS OF HOME
The Master Bedroom features a queen-size bed, down comforter and antique dresser. The second bedroom has two twin beds, and bookshelf full of interesting reads. Both bedrooms have cedar closets. The clean tiled bathroom offers a spacious shower, upscale fixtures and fully-stocked towels and linens.

A COOK’S KITCHEN & DIVERSE DINING OPTIONS
A fully-equipped, spacious kitchen celebrates the joy of cooking with warm cypress countertops, gas range, high-quality cookware, and European pottery. Breakfast in the cozy, sunlit nook adjacent to wide patio doors, entertain in the formal dining room, or relax on the deck with built-in seating and both gas and charcoal grills. Our famous grocery mecca, the Berkeley Bowl, is just around the corner with its amazing array of fresh vegetables, meats, fish and wine. Alternatively, a myriad of restaurant options lie within walking distance. Kirala, a local Japanese favorite, is merely steps away.

THE GARDEN
The warm, sunny front patio is surrounded by a lush, fragrant garden. A spacious backyard deck includes a glass-top table and wood benches for relaxing with drinks or a full-on barbecue (gas or charcoal). Secured by an eight-foot fence, the backyard garden is a private sanctuary. A flagstone pathway leads to a stone patio and bench surrounded by trees and flowers. Statuary, garden structures, specimen trees and flowers punctuate the scene. Enjoy a refreshing outdoor shower behind the privacy of a thick jasmine hedge.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Walk in any direction and you’ll soon hit a classic Berkeley destination. Within just five blocks of the house: Kirala’s highly-rated Japanese restaurant, Sconehenge’s hearty diner-style breakfasts, Crixa Cakes Eastern-European bakery and coffee, Willard Park tennis courts, pool and great lawn, the famous Berkeley Bowl, the fireside ambiance of the Bateau Ivre café, the Yoga Tree studio for inspired yoga classes, Looking Glass Photographic supply, Tuesday Farmer’s Market on Derby Street, Sunday brunch at the Thai Temple, authentic Mexican meals at Taqueria La Familia or an everday pitstop for coffee at Mudraker’s café, drugstore needs at Walgreens or quick takeout at Whole Foods grocery. The centrally located block is steps away from vibrant cultural destinations, yet remains a very quiet, tranquil residential retreat.

EASY ACCESS
Major Commercial Districts with diverse retail, theater, service and dining options are within walking distance: Telegraph (0.52 miles), Downtown/Shattuck (0.57 miles), Downtown/Theater (1 mile) or College Ave (0.68 miles). Or take an easy ride on BART into San Francisco (Ashby Station/0.65 miles) for innumerable adventures. For meetings, lectures or performances, check out the Cal campus, just 0.6 miles away.

The house includes an entire bike fleet (2 adult and 2 kids) equipped with locks and pump for excursions along Berkley’s Bicycle Boulevards to favorite trails and destinations: Campus, the Gourmet Ghetto, Tilden Regional Park, the Marina and Bay Trail, the Ohlone Trail, Rockridge, Downtown Arts, Fourth St, Emeryville, Temescal or Claremont Commercial Districts, sunsets at Berkeley Rose Garden or Indian Rock Park, Saturday Berkeley Farmer’s Market among many others.

Off-street driveway accommodates two cars with easy access to I-80 and Bay Area cultural and recreational destinations.

OPTIONS
Available on request: two baby cribs, two single cots.
A one-room garden cottage, “the playhouse,” houses an additional bed for a small fee.


Keywords: Bungalow, Mediterranean, House, Home, Cottage

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Detached Unit

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  • Queen Beds (2) in house. Double bed in detached garden cottage available for small fee. Child Beds (2) and baby Cribs (2) available upon request (no charge). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Rented fully furnished to visiting scholars and other professionals by the week or month. Fleet of bicycles (2 adult, 2 kid) with locks and pump. Off-street parking for two cars in driveway. Optional detached guest cottage (1 double bed) in garden at extra charge. $4800/mo includes weekly house-cleaning. Owned by Berkeley professor and researcher couple, who make house available for rent when away traveling. Professor maintains an office and pied-a-terre in detached building in garden....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Efficient, high-capacity, front-load dryer...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    2 cars...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Efficient, high-capacity, front-load washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) Sunny front deck, Back dining deck, and Backyard Stone Patio...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Last updated: 07/20/2015
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Location

The house is located on a quiet residential street south of the UC Berkeley campus. Easy walk or bike ride to campus (0.6 mi), commercial districts and parks, appx 20 different movie theater screens, easy ride on BART to San Francisco.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: Owners are a professor and researcher, both at UC Berkeley. They spend summers with family in Europe, when the house is available for rent.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The location allows a quick bike commute to UC Campus with easy access to diverse range of cultural, food and recreational destinations but also offers respite of a quiet, comfortable home. Available only during summers and when owners are away on sabbatical.


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Speaks: french, spanish, catalan

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  • Spacious, well-equipped kitchen.

    Spacious, well-equipped kitchen.

  • Dining room with well-lit ambiance for special gatherings.

    Dining room with well-lit ambiance for special gatherings.

  • Living Room with sectional couch, wood-burning stove, doors to private deck.

    Living Room with sectional couch, wood-burning stove, doors to private deck.

  • Bathroom includes vintage and upscale fixtures

    Bathroom includes vintage and upscale fixtures

  • Modern appliances and well-appointed kitchenware.

    Modern appliances and well-appointed kitchenware.

  • Garden blooms, fragrant flowers abound

    Garden blooms, fragrant flowers abound

  • Mediterranean-style details throughout the interior and exterior of the bungalow

    Mediterranean-style details throughout the interior and exterior of the bungalow

  • A fleet of bicycles available for your use, included in the rental.

    A fleet of bicycles available for your use, included in the rental.

  • Kitchen breakfast nook with views of the  garden and open flow to the deck.

    Kitchen breakfast nook with views of the garden and open flow to the deck.

  • Master Bedroom with down comforter, full double bed (extra long)

    Master Bedroom with down comforter, full double bed (extra long)

  • Light-filled rooms, airy and open yet private and serene.

    Light-filled rooms, airy and open yet private and serene.

  • Big clean tiled shower in new 1920's -bungalow-style bathroom.

    Big clean tiled shower in new 1920's -bungalow-style bathroom.

  • Garden flagstone patio leading to deck and kitchen french doors.

    Garden flagstone patio leading to deck and kitchen french doors.

  • Relax on the big deck within fenced private garden just off the kitchen.

    Relax on the big deck within fenced private garden just off the kitchen.

  • One-room cottage in the backyard available for small fee, houses a desk and bed.

    One-room cottage in the backyard available for small fee, houses a desk and bed.

  • middle bedroom has two single beds, one of which is shown here.

    middle bedroom has two single beds, one of which is shown here.

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