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Have it All! Gorgeous Contemporary in North Berkeley Hills

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Enter through private courtyard with fountain and pool

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Last updated: 12/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Berkeley house description

This is a beautiful, peaceful place- rooms filled with light and art, bay and garden views and wonderful private outdoor spaces. This custom home built for current owner is high enough in the Hills for fantastic views but close enough to walk to Berkeley's cherished destinations.

After you arrive at this exclusive neighborhood of fine homes, you will enter your private world through an elegant gate and pass into a secluded outdoor room furnished for outdoor sitting, dining and sunning by a large garden fountain and pool.

The house beyond the courtyard welcomes you with a high-ceilinged, skylite entry art gallery that leads to an expansive 40 ft. living room and dining room opening to a view of San Francisco and the Bay and a large, flower-filled deck. The deck is furnished for dining, lounging, reading and relaxing with a reading light for warm evenings.

The beautifully furnished book-lined living room has a completely restored 1907 Steinway Grand, a hifi system, classical and jazz CD collections and cable TV.

In addition to the formal dining room, there is a breakfast/garden room with an enormous skylight ceiling, and 2 outdoor dining areas- a deck off the living room and the large courtyard.

The kitchen has large granite work surfaces and a center island. There is a gas stove top, 2 electric ovens, all appliances and a pass through to the living room The laundry is located conveniently off the kitchen.

The 2 bedrooms, each with bath, have queen beds and bay windows with chaise lounges that invite reclining, reading and enjoying the courtyard garden view.

The master bath is flooded with natural light from a large clerestory and has a tub and separate tiled shower and corian counters.

There is a library/office off the living room with a view of the bay and a large work space with high speed internet access, wireless printer, scanner and fax.

You may be too happy to venture out, but when you do you can stroll down the adjacent lane to the original Peet's, Chez Panisse and the Gourmet Ghetto or walk 8 short blocks to enter the North Gate of the Berkeley Campus of the University of California.

This rental includes a weekly housekeeper and a bi-weekly gardener.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Queen size Beds (2) there are 2 bedrooms, each with a queen size bed. The maximum number of guests that can be accommodated is 2 couples....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            extensive library...moreless

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Music Library
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • VCR

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Ocean View
          • Water View

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Hiking
          • Tennis

          Dining

          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 8 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning
          • Broadband Access
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace:

            gas fireplace...moreless

          • Garage
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet:

            high speed cable access...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking:

            one parking space for small or moderate size vehicle provided in garage...moreless

          • Telephone:

            house phone reserved for owner's messages...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet:

            wifi; wireless printer...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils:

            completely furnished ...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven:

            2 electric ovens...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            staples and condiments provided...moreless

          Outside

          • Balcony
          • Deck / Patio
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay

          $2,000 $7,000

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          1/2 fee due by check upon signing contract. Remainder due 45 days prior to occupancy.


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 12/02/2014
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          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1982

          About the owner: My husband and I planned and built this house for ourselves as a grown-up house after our children were grown. It was one of the few remaining view lots in North Berkeley. The house was designed to be both our full time residence and our vacation house and has fulfilled those roles beyond my expectations. I still feel happy very day when I wake up and go to see the view across the bay. Now that I am retired, I enjoy traveling and doing things with my children and grandchildren and want to share my wonderful house with others who will appreciate it when I am away. (the photo of me was taken in the back garden)

          Why the Owner Chose Berkeley:
          Berkeley is a unique city- an old suburb of San Francisco, the home of the most prestigious public university in the world and a center for arts and culture. Cal Performances, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Aurora Theatre, The Marsh, Shotgun Players are among the many groups producing live performances. The food here is amazing whether you eat out in our fabulous restaurants to buy gourmet ingredients from farmer's markets, our fishmongers, bakeries and shops like Berkeley Bowl. I live here because I enjoy urban life and want to be close to the university.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Enter through private courtyard  with fountain and pool

            Enter through private courtyard with fountain and pool

          • Part of entry gallery

            Part of entry gallery

          • Spacious living room with expansive views of San Francisco and the Bay

            Spacious living room with expansive views of San Francisco and the Bay

          • Kitchen  big enough for 2-3 cooks and kibitzers

            Kitchen big enough for 2-3 cooks and kibitzers

          • Guest bedroom with garden view

            Guest bedroom with garden view

          • Master Bath

            Master Bath

          • Outdoor dining end of deck

            Outdoor dining end of deck

          • Garden dining in the back patio

            Garden dining in the back patio

          • courtyard seating area

            courtyard seating area

          • Dining for 10

            Dining for 10

          • Breakfast/sun room flooded with light year round

            Breakfast/sun room flooded with light year round

          • Master Bedroom

            Master Bedroom

          • Office/library with Bay view and  high speed internet access

            Office/library with Bay view and high speed internet access

          • View of San Francisco and Bay from the deck

            View of San Francisco and Bay from the deck

          • The Golden Gate View

            The Golden Gate View

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          This listing was first published here in 2010.

          Date last modified - Tuesday, December 02, 2014

          $2,000 per week (USD)
          3

          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 12/02/14
          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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          Member since: 2010
          Speaks: english
          • Response time: Within 24 hours
          • Response rate: 100%
          • Calendar last updated: 12/02/2014
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          (510) 843-5994 (California, USA)

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