Luxurious Berkeley Home

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Last updated: 10/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Please note - we accept guests for approximately half of the year. At this point there is no availability until April 2015.

Our beautiful home is underutilized. We are a married couple with grown children and two homes, one in Berkeley, the other in Santa Cruz. We go back and forth. Both of us work full time. The wife, Margarita, is a business owner; The husband, Bob, is a physician in practice in Berkeley.

You are most welcome to stay in our home. Usually we have a 1 week minimum. Our 1320 square ft Berkeley home has two bedrooms and one bath. We the owners, Margarita and Bob, have a cottage + studio home in the back of the property and we stay there when we are in Berkeley. The cottage / studio are not attached to the 1320 sq ft house you would be renting but the back of the studio is next to the rear deck of the main house. There is plenty of privacy. The cottage/studio is accessed by a different entrance than the entrance you would use.

Our house is meticulously maintained, clean, airy, and fully equipped. It is located in what is generally acknowledged as one of the most desirable areas of Berkeley, close to wonderful restaurants, shops, and walking streets.

Our place is perfect for visiting scholars, scientists, business or creative people. for tourists who prefer the peace and quiet of this lovely East Bay city. Many of our guests have been people with children or other relatives or friends in the area. There is easy and fast access to downtown San Francisco via public transportation; bus and BART stations are in easy walking distance from our house.



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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 unless they are your children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • no shoes in the house


  • Music Library:

    lots of music CD's. Mostly rock, blues, country, world...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV (satellite)...moreless

  • Stereo


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    on the street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Your own telephone number with answering machine; you may customize message during your stay....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In the Home...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    wifi throughout the house...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you'll need. Some of it is All-Clad...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Nearly every gadget and appliance you could want. Granite countertop. Lots of china and glassware -- Lenox, Wedgwood, Mikasa. Dining Table Seats 8. Breakfast Nook Seats 4. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    GE Cafe 30' range with 2 ovens ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 20 - Nov 29, 2015
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $110
  • Taxes Not included


We like to talk on the telephone with prospective guests. .

One time nonrefundable cleaning fee $110.00

One week or longer stays preferred.

No shoes in the house. No tax at present but the City of Berkeley may start imposing a tax and if so it will be passed on to you. We will inform you of that as soon as we know about this.

Pay by check or paypal $500 deposit. Full payment due 15 - 30 days before arrival. Cancellation policy will be described as per agreement prior to finalizing a reservation

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Last updated: 10/18/2015
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Car: Not Necessary

Beaches Are an Hour's Drive Away, the High Sierra Mountains, Yosemite, and Lake Tahoe Are 3 1/2 Hours Drive Away, Muir Woods (Redwoods, the World's Tallest Trees) Are an Hour Away. San Francisco is 25' away by car except during rush hour when it is 1 hour away! Take BART (our rapid transit rail system). You can walk to the BART station in 20 - 25 minutes or you can take the bus to the city; the bus stop is a block away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Husband: physician. Wife: businesswoman. We have 5 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Yes, cute! Most of the year we don't need our 1320 sq foot house; we are very happy in our cottage and studio. We'll give you as much privacy as you want but if you want It would also be fun to tell you all about our town and neighborhood. We know you'll enjoy the area and our home.

Why the Owner Chose Berkeley:
We didn't buy it as a vacation rental. It is our home. You will have full use of the appliances, dishes, etc. and you can even use the staples and spices you find in the pantry and the refrigerator.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Great location. Walk to UC Berkeley. Solano Avenue with its shops and restaurants is just 3 blocks away. Express bus to San Francisco is one block away. You can walk to the North Berkeley BART station. If you don't know about the climate in our area let us tell you -- it seldom gets very hot in the summer (almost no one has air conditioning) or too cold in the winter (no frost or snow). Winters can be rainy and cool, it almost never rains all summer long but it can be foggy and cool. Our usual summer weather features fog or clouds in the morning clearing by Noon, then bright sunshine all afternoon, and then fog in the evening. In the summer we can have spells when it is overcast for days at a time. September and October are frequently our hottest months. In the winter it can by drizzly for days at at time or warm and sunny for days at a time or bright sunny and warm for days at a time. The neighborhood is fabulous. Tree-lined streets, homes with beautiful landscaping, lots of flowers even in the winter. Shopping streets a few blocks away are lined with boutiques, bakeries, restaurants of all kinds, specialty food stores, bookstores, cafes, etc. You'll have fun just walking around.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french



  • this is our home

    this is our home

  • living room looking South

    living room looking South

  • Entrance hall

    Entrance hall

  • dining room cupboard

    dining room cupboard

  • kitchen cupboard

    kitchen cupboard

  • back bedroom, partial view

    back bedroom, partial view

  • back of house

    back of house

  • West side of home; roses next to bedroom window.

    West side of home; roses next to bedroom window.

  • Living room looking west

    Living room looking west

  • view from front porch

    view from front porch

  • dining room

    dining room

  • kitchen, partial view.  Professional Garland range

    kitchen, partial view. Professional Garland range

  • front bedroom - different bed now..

    front bedroom - different bed now..

  • breakfast nook

    breakfast nook

  • back deck off kitchen

    back deck off kitchen

  • dining on the deck

    dining on the deck

VRBO #254170

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, November 20, 2015

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