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Sophisticated Flat with Spectacular Bay/Golden Gate/SF Views

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The view from the Hillside Retreat of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Last updated: 06/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy a quiet and secluded visit, in the hills just minutes from UC or downtown Berkeley. This contemporary hillside retreat is a one-of-a-kind work of art, with hand plastered walls, limestone kitchen and bathrooms, and open beam ceilings. Beautiful living/dining room and deck with spectacular bay views.

As well as two large bedrooms with private baths, this flat features a study and a family room complete with built in bookcases and ample storage. There is a washer/dryer and laundry room, too. This flat is comfortably and eclectically furnished.

Located in the hills above the Claremont Hotel the light filled flat is the entire lower floor of a very private home. There is a separate entrance through a hand made gate.

'The look is rustic elegant, with limestone on the floor, slabs of sandstone as hearths, and beautiful old wood for the exposed beams and doors. The influences are Mediterranean and early Monterey with a dash of Southwest.' Diablo Magazine's July 2008 'More Heart Than Ego'

The owner or her agent will open and set up the flat, greet you upon arrival, explain and demonstrate all aspects of the property, and close up when you depart. During your visit she will be on call to answer questions and take care of any issues that might arise. She has in depth knowledge of Bay Area and the surrounding area.

Free WiFi
Appliances in kitchen – refrigerator, range, microwave, portable dishwasher
Fully equipped kitchen – dishes, cutlery, glassware, pots and pans
Full laundry room - washer, dryer and massive amounts of storage
Master bedroom has a walk in closet, sitting area and there is a limestone, custom built shower in the private bathroom. There is also a small outdoor sitting area that looks into the woods.
A deck for al fresco dining overlooking the bay.
Fully furnished with an eclectic blend of antiques and modern pieces from all over the world.
An extensive library includes many travel books (lots on Northern California), children's books and Art books.
The 2 TVs are in the Living Room and the Family Room.
The separate office has a built in desk and shelving.

KINDLY NOTE THAT VRBO EMAILS HAVE BEEN HACKED ON OCCASION. HILLSIDE RETREAT WILL NEVER ASK FOR FUNDS TO BE WIRED, OR SUGGEST PRE-PAY DISCOUNTS. BEWARE EMAIL RESPONSES THAT ARE NOT SIGNED, AND ALWAYS CALL ME IF ANYTHING SEEMS AMISS.

The owner lives upstairs with a dog and two cats. Every effort is made to keep the animals out of the flat but occasionally they will slip in. If you have serious pet allergies it's possibly not the rental for you.

Also check out our other California listing in Palm Springs VRBO listing# 220729

Keywords: Flat, apartment, quiet, private, Berkeley, UC Berkeley,

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    The flat is not 'child-proofed' for very young children. There is a car booster seat available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Den

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  • The Master bedroom and the second bedroom have comfortable Queen Beds. There is a twin sized air mattress that can be made up in the family room or office. A comfortable, queen, fold out couch is in the family room and it features an air mattress....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Bathroom 2

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  • The Master bath has a custom built limestone shower and the second bathroom has a tub shower combination. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    The Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and San Francisco ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    A wild portion of the Berkeley hills is behind the property. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Spectacular San Francisco Bay views including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge. You can watch the construction of the new Bay Bridge from the deck. It is a never ending amusement. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Extra tables and chairs are provided if you are going to entertain. ...moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Has a wonderful bay view....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Two off Street Parking spaces on a semi private driveway....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    The laundry room is fully equipped with an ironing board and extra linens....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    free WIFI...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    The owner is happy to provide names of reliable caterers....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    An electric coffee maker and a French press. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you could need....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The kitchen is fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Portable dishwasher attaches to the sink....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck provides al fresco dining over looking the SF bay....moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$375
$1,650 $4,850
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • cleaning fee $150
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The refundable security deposit is due upon booking. The rent and cleaning fee is due 15 days prior to arrival.


Cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 06/25/2015
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Location

17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Claremont Hotel and Resort
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Jack London Sq, Oakland
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Claremont Country Club
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Emeryville or Oakland
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 24 and Hwy 13
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rick and Anns
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Berkeley

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Gillian, an artist and architectural designer, designed and built this home in 1999. She lives with a dog and two cats in the flat upstairs.

Why the Owner Chose Berkeley:
The Berkeley hills offer one of the most relaxing and beautiful locations. A semi private driveway leads you to this country setting just minutes from downtown Berkeley, The University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco. The site attracted me because from one side the view is of the SF bay and the Golden Gate and from the other side it is a private, wooded hillside. It is truly the best of both worlds.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • The view from the Hillside Retreat of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.

    The view from the Hillside Retreat of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • View from the Hillside Retreat - San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate bridge

    View from the Hillside Retreat - San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate bridge

  • Dining area in Living Room can be expanded.

    Dining area in Living Room can be expanded.

  • Master seating area with private  hillside view

    Master seating area with private hillside view

  • Family room with Queen size sofa bed with air mattress.

    Family room with Queen size sofa bed with air mattress.

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Entry to the Hillside Retreat -

    Entry to the Hillside Retreat -

  • Neighbor on driveway.

    Neighbor on driveway.

  • Office

    Office

  • Lower floor flat

    Lower floor flat

  • View from Living room and al fresco dining on the deck.

    View from Living room and al fresco dining on the deck.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • bath

    bath

  • Kitchen with eating area and view.

    Kitchen with eating area and view.

  • Driveway

    Driveway

  • After the rain and Spring has sprung in April.

    After the rain and Spring has sprung in April.

  • May wisteria and fog on the bay

    May wisteria and fog on the bay

  • al fresco dining

    al fresco dining

  • Sunset to dark in July 2014

    Sunset to dark in July 2014

VRBO #261295

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Minimum stay: 3 nights
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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Apartment
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/25/2015
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