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Spectacular Custom-Built North Berkeley Vacation Flat

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View of front room and the west deck in late afternoon.

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Last updated: 05/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Located in one of Berkeley's favorite and best neighborhoods, this beautiful and rare, second story, fully-furnished 3-bedroom flat offers luxury living and suitcase ready amenities for your Bay Area vacation stay. Walk to UC and to some of California's best eating establishments. Walk to BART and all public transportation.

Our lovely flat is located high atop a North Berkeley hillside, with quiet country-style living and views of Berkeley's magical hills as well as San Francisco Bay. Surrounded by lush gardens, rolling hills, tree tops, and panoramic vistas, you can experience the very best of California's Mediterranean climate.

The flat is furnished with comfort and quality in mind with all linens, towels and basics for your stay. Off the tiled entry, the richly designed living room looks out through double wooden sliding doors onto the west balcony. The living room opens into a full dining room, furnished in Asian antiques and accommodating a bar connecting the full kitchen, dining room and living room so you can enjoy rich tree-top views from any room. The kitchen is finished in beautiful tile, granite, hardwood cabinets, copper light fixtures and a complete array of culinary supplies for cooking enthusiasts. All appliances are stainless steel, reflecting an elegant European style mixed with Northern Californian tranquility and tradition. Off the dining room there is a lovely, sunny eating area, facing the southeast with a gorgeous view of the University of California and the Berkeley hills. The flat has 2 full baths, both with European porcelain, tile, stainless and glass fixtures. There is a master bedroom with a queen size Japanese platform bed, a second bedroom with a full-size futon, and a study with a beautiful and extremely comfortable full-size sofa-bed-- sleeping 4 very comfortably. The flat comes with a complete stereo system, wall mounted Bose speakers, 3 flat screen HDTVs, DVD/CD players, alarm clocks, wireless Internet access, and full phone service. Off the east utility room with gorgeous views, you have the east redwood deck with bistro seating and direct sunlight all day long. There are, indeed, too many amenities to name.

Our flat in North Berkeley is centrally located for easy day trips to San Francisco, the wine country, Pt. Reyes National Seashore and all other Northern California attractions. We take great pride in providing the highest level of hospitality and service. We look forward to meeting you!

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome children but the flat is not ideally suited to children between the ages of 2 and 7....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) Extremely comfortable and beautiful Japanese platform bed with lovely appointments., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One beautiful sofa bed in the study and one lovely futon in the extra bedroom. Each is a full size bed, very comfortable and well appointed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Three flat screen LCD TVs--one in each bedroom with DVD player....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Perfect location for walking to all of North Berkeley food markets and restaurants....moreless

  • Monument View:

    A view of the Golden Gate bridge to the west and the University of California Campanile tower to the east....moreless

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful eastern view of the Berkeley hills, the University of California Campanile, and the North Berkeley treetops....moreless

  • Town
  • Water View:

    A distant view of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate bridge on a clear day....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Includes bar that opens to the kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Wireless...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Berkeley has strict laws about wood fires and the environment. We do not permit fires in the fireplace for that reason....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance:

    Nationwide free long distance...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Ample on-street parking...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless Internet access is available throughout the flat....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full kitchenware and dining ware supplied....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    All European appliances with microwave, Cuisinart coffeemaker and toaster oven....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    (2) Two beautiful balconies, one facing the eastern Berkeley hills and the other facing our quiet Sierra Street and San Francisco Bay. Gorgeous light all day long....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We offer a discounted rate to couples and individuals who stay at Sierra Street. Their rates are $250/night, $1600/week, and $5,000/mo.


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Last updated: 05/05/2015
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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cesar's
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tilden Park
1 Miles
Nearest Train
BART
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 80
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chez Panisse
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Stinson Beach, Marin County

Car: Not Necessary

Within 2 miles of the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1950

About the owner: Our beautiful duplex home has been Suzy's home her whole life, as her family moved here in 1950. Suzy has been a life-long gardener here in Berkeley and Arun has divided his time between a teaching career at UC Berkeley and as a fashion event photographer for Getty Images.

Why the Owner Chose Berkeley:
Sierra Street is a special place. All our visitors have recognized its unique hilltop beauty and serenity, a neighborhood rich in families and Berkeley tradition, feeling country-like, but within walking distance of all that you will ever need or want to do during your stay.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Having rebuilt this magical home from the ground up, it has given us the chance to create a once in a lifetime experience, which we feel every day that we are here. Sunrises over the hills, a sky of orange whispers, and sunsets over the Golden Gate Bridge, casting a warm and comforting glow upon us, birds in our trees, flowers in our garden, the sense that beauty here is timeless, as we begin to realize that we are not. Sierra Street is the perfect Bay Area getaway--whether you are coming simply to vacation, for a wedding, for your family member at Berkeley, for a conference, or for the wine country, you will find Sierra Street to be a perfect choice among many. We welcome you to see for yourself.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View of front room and the west deck in late afternoon.

    View of front room and the west deck in late afternoon.

  • View of the Berkeley hills from the east deck

    View of the Berkeley hills from the east deck

  • View of the south bathroom

    View of the south bathroom

  • A view of the full dining room and bar, which seats six guests comfortably

    A view of the full dining room and bar, which seats six guests comfortably

  • View of breakfast table in kitchen facing southwest

    View of breakfast table in kitchen facing southwest

  • View of flat entry hall and part of the living room opening to the west deck

    View of flat entry hall and part of the living room opening to the west deck

  • View of the North Bathroom

    View of the North Bathroom

  • View of the master bedroom

    View of the master bedroom

  • View of the kitchen

    View of the kitchen

  • A view of the bar counter between the full dining room and kitchen

    A view of the bar counter between the full dining room and kitchen

  • A view of the Berkeley hills from the east deck overlooking our gardens

    A view of the Berkeley hills from the east deck overlooking our gardens

  • A view of the upper garden during the May bloom.

    A view of the upper garden during the May bloom.

  • A view of the west balcony off the living room, facing Sierra Street and the Bay

    A view of the west balcony off the living room, facing Sierra Street and the Bay

  • View of the East Bedroom in Early Morning Foggy Light

    View of the East Bedroom in Early Morning Foggy Light

  • View of kitchen from dining room with gas stove, stainless hood and refrigerator

    View of kitchen from dining room with gas stove, stainless hood and refrigerator

  • View of the Study as a Third Bedroom with Entertainment Center

    View of the Study as a Third Bedroom with Entertainment Center

VRBO #196109

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 05/05/2015
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