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A Slice of Heaven on Panoramic Hill. Walk to the Stadium and Greek Theatre

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Last updated: 12/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Berkeley house description

This family-friendly C.C. Rosenberry designed classic home on a hillside estate above Memorial Stadium and the university. It was built for Albert Barkley in the 1929. The generously appointed three plus bedroom, three bath home is over 5000 square feet. Although light filled and spacious the house is warm and cozy with fireplaces and stoves. (gas)

The stunning view of downtown San Francisco, the Golden Gate bridge and southern Marin County from the vantage point of the veranda of the finest estate on Panoramic Hill is surpassed only by the quiet charm of the solidly built home with its fascinating nooks and crannies.

The house was built in typical arts and craft style, with generous sized rooms, sturdy redwood beams and large, solid windows allowing magnificent light to fill the well appointed space. Outside, Rosenberry's design included sturdy trellises overhung with scented wisteria to complete the sense of space, with cobbled walkways, rock gardens, ponds and mighty redwoods as part of the estate living.

Set on a natural, gently sloping transition in the woods on Panoramic Hill, the property has a creek running through it with a bridge and path leading to a beautiful hillside estate view of the San Francisco Bay. Wild turkeys, deer, a flock of wild band tailed pigeons and migrating birds co-inhabit the estate. View the San Francisco Bay at sunset from the meditation spot on the other side of the ravine.

Yet you are only a few blocks away from the University as well as shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Higher up the hill there are miles of hiking and running trails.

The house also has private gardens in a fenced yard. It has had modifications to make it more comfortable yet it retains the charm of an traditional home living.

The owners have preserved the integrity of the original design by keeping the butcher block counters in the kitchen, as well as the spacious pantry, but the kitchen has been updated with new appliances and the home has recently been redecorated. The kitchen comes fully stocked with pots, pans, dish ware, and cutlery.

There is also a formal dining room and living room with cathedral ceilings and a full San Francisco Bay view framed by California native oaks.

The upper floor has three bedrooms, and a den. Each bedroom has its own separate bath. The upper garden bedroom has a queen sized bed and den, with separate entrance.

There is a very roomy master bedroom/sitting room with a king sized bed and bath. The third suite has a small bedroom with twin sized trundle bed (pull out bed underneath) and a living room with two sofa/beds.

There is a beautiful cottage and a two bedroom annext for overflow visitors on the same property.

There is central (forced air) heating, Wi-Fi hi-speed internet,washer/dryer. Direct TV. The Pacific Film Archives and Berkeley's many theatres are walking distance.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


          • Books:

            Many books throughout the house...moreless

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Music Library:


          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • VCR


          • Away From It All
          • Family


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

          Local Services & Businesses

              • Fitness Center

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Ocean View
              • Water View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Can seat 8 comfortably. Additional chairs available....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Free Long Distance
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                central heating...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Cathedral ceiling, sweeping view of the Bay. ...moreless

              • Parking:

                Room for 4 cars off street private parking ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove


              • Coffee Maker:

                electric coffee maker and French press...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                All utensils provded...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                glasses, dishes, platters...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Original wooden counters from the 1920s refinished...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Pantry Items:

                Cuisinart, Kitchen Aid Pantry has some salt, spices, cooking oil and other vital necessities ...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                Classic O'Keeffe Merritt stove...moreless

              • Toaster


              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Lawn / Garden:

                Upper and lower gardens...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Jetted Tub


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                  from 24 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Dec 18 - Jan 5
                  3 night min stay
                  Nov 23 - Nov 30
                  3 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $3,000 $10,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Pet Fee $0
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 12/23/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1973

                  About the owner: Tom and Nhu Miller have lived in this property with their extended family since 1974. Tom is a lawyer in Oakland. Nhu was a journalist and worked for Atlantic Philanthropies in Ha noi. They divide their time between Berkeley and Ha noi and other parts of the world, developing projects for their non-profit organization, Green Cities Fund.

                  Why the Owner Chose Berkeley:
                  Set in the Berkeley hills, it is both urban and rural. For graduation and football games walk to campus without the hassle of parking which is non-existent in the south campus area.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  It is a serene retreat while being totally accessible to UC Berkeley and the city. Ideal for family and friends reunions and retreats.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, french, spanish, Vietnamese

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

                  1 of 3


                  • Library/living room annex apt

                    Library/living room annex apt

                  • Kitchen and pantry

                    Kitchen and pantry

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Rear bedroom and den

                    Rear bedroom and den

                  • Master bedroom bath

                    Master bedroom bath

                  • Upper garden

                    Upper garden

                  • the path to the garden

                    the path to the garden

                  • sunset


                  • quiet inner bedroom

                    quiet inner bedroom

                  • shady veranda very cool on hot days

                    shady veranda very cool on hot days

                  • cottage patio

                    cottage patio

                  • cottage sleeping area

                    cottage sleeping area

                  • dining room

                    dining room

                  • Upper foyer

                    Upper foyer

                  • Garden Bedroom

                    Garden Bedroom

                  • Rear Bedroom

                    Rear Bedroom

                  • outdoor dining

                    outdoor dining

                  • Our daily Turkeys

                    Our daily Turkeys

                  • the oaks where the squirrels play

                    the oaks where the squirrels play

                  • Library/living room annex apt

                    Library/living room annex apt

                  • cozy nook

                    cozy nook

                  • cottage kitchen

                    cottage kitchen

                  VRBO #258234

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

                  $500 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 12/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Member since: 2009
                  Speaks: english, french, spanish, Vietnamese
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                  • Response rate: 55%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/23/2014
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                  (510) 717-2949 (California, USA)

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