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Berkeley Hills Home with Spectacular Views and Soaring Ceilings - Just Remodeled

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Feb 19 2014 - Taken from inside the house (kitchen / dining / living room)

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Last updated: 08/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Berkeley house description

Upper level has big views of the San Francisco Bay, including the Golden Gate Bridge, the city of SF, and Alcatraz island.

You can see these views when you stand at the front door, when you cook in the kitchen, and when you look out the full-length windows from the dining room tables or while seated on the living room couches.

There is a wonderful and very big wooden deck that attaches to the kitchen and living room. The deck is ideal for watching the sunset, eating, drinking, and talking, especially on warm nights. The house has very high vaulted ceilings in a Tahoe Cabin style.

Besides the big living space and kitchen, on the main level there is a bathroom with shower, and space to sleep 4 people. There is a master bedroom with 1 queen size bed with luxury mattress and premium bedding and the living room has 2 designer couches - one of these folds in to a full-size bed for sleeping.

There is a formal dining table for 6 (8 with leaf) as well as a kitchen table with 4 chairs. Our maximum group dining space is 12, maximum overnight guests is 8. The living room has 2 couches - for additional seating you are provided 4 padded stackable chairs in addition to using the 12 kitchen/dining chairs as needed.

The 2nd level has two bedrooms, large high-efficiency laundry machines, and one bathroom with tub/shower. Each bedroom sleeps 3 comfortably, and they are ideal for children because the rooms are quieter than the main floor of the house for people who go to bed early while some of you are staying up!

One bedroom has a sofa bed (twin) and another sofa bed that pulls apart into 2 separate twin beds or push them together for a king. These are designer brands, bought in 2012.

The other bedroom has a twin size day bed that pulls out to sleep two side-by-side in twin mattresses (makes a king), as well as having an identical sofa bed (twin) as the other room. There is an extra twin mattress you could utilize for a floor sleeper.

Walking distance to Tilden Regional Park, Lawrence National Laboratory, and Lawrence Hall of Science. This neighborhood includes walking/hiking trails and a playground for small children. This house is an easy drive to San Francisco, Napa wineries, the cities of the Bay Area. Sacramento and Tahoe and Monterey are not too far for a day trip.

Wireless internet is included. There is cable TV with HBO and DVD player. The kitchen has high quality appliances and dishes and cooking supplies.

Free parking in the driveway fits 2 cars. Street parking is free as well. We do advise that you rent a car. For public transit, the house is 100ft from the city bus stop which will take you to/from Downtown Berkeley BART station, which connects to SFO airport, OAK airport, and is very short walking distance to UCB campus and all of downtown Berkeley.

For half of the year, this house is home to a family of 5. The rental is fully furnished. All the furniture and appliances are under 3 years old and premium brand names. There are large laundry machines inside. Upon request we can provide a portacrib (Pack-n-play), 2 child-size sleeping bags, and/or a high chair.

There are many stairs from the parking to the front door, so it is not the right rental for people who cannot walk up stairs.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Absolutely no smoking....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            There are several twin size beds. For babies or toddlers, a Graco Pack-n-play is provided on request. 2 child size sleeping bags can also be provided on request. No additional charge. This house is not 'baby-proof'. It does have indoor stairs without baby gates....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Master bedroom: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

            Luxury queen - Baby portacrib provided on request ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3 - sleeps 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            One twin bed that pulls out to become king size (74'x78') ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2 - sleeps 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            2 twin beds (king pushed together), sofa bed, dresser...moreless

          • Total beds for 8 1 Queen bed 2 twin sofa beds 2 twin beds that pull out to become 2 king size 74'x78' beds or separate them into 4 twins. and (if requested, no charge) 2 child sleeping bags and a portacrib. Additionally, visitors may sleep on the living room couches, one of which converts to a full/double size bed. The sofa beds in each bedroom are new. We wanted to accommodate even more people in beds without taking up extra floor space. If you don't need them as beds, they are very comfortable couches, positioned as window seating with partial views of SF bay, sunsets, and mountains....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1 - main level: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2 - downstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Each level of the house has one full bathroom

          Entertainment

          • Games:

            Pictionary, Monopoly, Scrabble, Backgamon, Chess, assorted card games for adults and children. Selection of large puzzles for adults....moreless

          • Television:

            TV with cable package including HBO....moreless

          Theme

              • Family

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Festivals
              • Arboretum
              • Pond
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Photography
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Water View:

                San Francisco Bay. Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Richmond Bridge. Alcatraz Island. Treasure Island. San Fransisco Piers....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Pacific Ocean - watch the sunset every night over the Golden Gate bridge where SF bay meets the Pacific Ocean....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Formal dining table for 8 Use the kitchen table with 4 extra chairs to expand total seating to 12. View SF Bay sunsets from the table! Child booster seat or high chair upon request, no extra charge...moreless

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people

                  General

                  • Heating:

                    Whole house heated with new high-efficiency gas furnace...moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Indoor wood burning fireplace in the living room...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Landline for emergency use only...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    High efficiency, large size Maytag Neptune washing machine. Located near bedrooms....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Large size Whirlpool Cambrio dryer, new in 2012. Located near bedrooms....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Large open space with soaring ceilings and full length windows to the bay view. See bridges, sunsets, and sweeping city views from this room....moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    Large linen closet, fully stocked for all bed configurations and extras....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Bath towels, beach towels, and hand towels provided....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    There is a carport that fits 2 cars side by side at the top of a somewhat steep driveway....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    WiFi...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer

                  Kitchen

                  • Toaster:

                    Cuisinart stainless steel Toaster oven with convection and broiling....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Sugar, salt, coffee filters are provided. Bring your own foods, including spices, condiments, and paper goods....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    2 sets of dishes - service for 12 and 8. Wine glasses for 12 (champagne) 12 (white) 12 (red). Coffee mugs for 6. Water/juice glasses 12 (large) 20 (small)...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Full size refrigerator/freezer, stainless steel, entirely empty and clean for your use....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Full size electric stove...moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Full size oven with broiler....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped for home cooking - Stainless Steel pots and pans, baking dishes, casarole dishes, Kitchenaid mixer, Jen Aire mixer, slow cooker, mixing bowls, serving bowls, all the little things...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    12 cup Mr Coffee machine and high-end coffee bean grinder...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Dishwasher

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony:

                    300sqft wooden deck with sweeping views of San Francisco, the bay, 3 bridges. Perfect for groups or couples - especially at sunset and the sparkling city lights at night! See July 4 fireworks over SF...moreless

                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 7 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter holiday
                  Nov 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $420
                  $2,800
                  Summer 2015
                  Jun 1 - Sep 8, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $320
                  $2,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $280
                  $1,800

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Cleaning Fee $120
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Payment schedule - 25% due at time of booking, remaining 75% due 60 days before check-in

                  $250 damage deposit is completely refundable

                  $49 is an insurance policy to cover accidental damage without using your deposit

                  Checks or E-checks preferred

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                  We do not have access to your personal credit card information at any time


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                  Location

                  16.9 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  OAK - Oakland International (SFO is 28 miles)
                  2.2 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  BART Downtown Berkeley station
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Interstate 80 (San Fransisco, Sacramento, Tahoe)
                  22 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  San Fransisco beaches
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Dozens of bars downtown and by UCB campus
                  167 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Tahoe area - Heavenly, Borreal, Sierra, Northstar
                  0.9 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Tilden Park Golf Course
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Chez Panisse, Zacharys Pizza, everything downtown

                  Car: Recommended

                  MSRI and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory 0.4 miles

                  UC Berkeley Campus - 2 miles

                  Greek Theatre - 1.6 miles

                  CAL Memorial Stadium - 2 miles

                  Golden Gate Fields - 4.2 miles

                  Berkeley Marina - 4.5 miles

                  Fox Theatre Oakland - 7.3 miles

                  Oakland Zoo - 14 miles

                  SF Presidio and Crissy Field - 19 miles - walk across the Golden Gate Bridge

                  SF Golden Gate Park - 21 miles - De Young Art Museum, Academy of Sciences, Japanese Gardens, Conservatory of Flowers, lakes, paths, fields,

                  SF Zoo - 25 miles

                  6 Flags Discovery Kingdom - 25 miles

                  Napa Valley Wine Country - about 35 miles, a beautiful drive with countless famous wineries to experience.

                  Airports (SFO and OAK) are accessible by BART trains with service to downtown Berkeley station, which connects to the bus line at the house

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: spanish, english

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                  Photos

                  • Feb 19 2014 - Taken from inside the house (kitchen / dining / living room)

                    Feb 19 2014 - Taken from inside the house (kitchen / dining / living room)

                  • Front door - living room with fireplace, couches, large open space, amazing view

                    Front door - living room with fireplace, couches, large open space, amazing view

                  • New - dining table seats 8 with leaf Vaulted ceilings. See water, city, bridges!

                    New - dining table seats 8 with leaf Vaulted ceilings. See water, city, bridges!

                  • Front of house - photo taken from the street below.

                    Front of house - photo taken from the street below.

                  • Bedroom 3 - Sofa bed (twin) and bed that easily expands to king size, w/storage

                    Bedroom 3 - Sofa bed (twin) and bed that easily expands to king size, w/storage

                  • bedroom 2 - green couch is 2 XL twin bed sofa beds - side by side makes it king

                    bedroom 2 - green couch is 2 XL twin bed sofa beds - side by side makes it king

                  • A kitchen counter - excellent Golden Gate View! Makes working and cooking fun!

                    A kitchen counter - excellent Golden Gate View! Makes working and cooking fun!

                  • View of SF from a different part of the same street the house is on.

                    View of SF from a different part of the same street the house is on.

                  • new dining table for 6 - seats 8 with the leaf

                    new dining table for 6 - seats 8 with the leaf

                  • The front door, with medium deck and trees outside. Inside fireplace, big views

                    The front door, with medium deck and trees outside. Inside fireplace, big views

                  • Photo taken from the deck

                    Photo taken from the deck

                  • Living room with big windows and vaulted ceilings. Open to dining, kitchen, deck

                    Living room with big windows and vaulted ceilings. Open to dining, kitchen, deck

                  • Unique design on large lot with privacy. Alpine Tahoe style. 300sqft front deck!

                    Unique design on large lot with privacy. Alpine Tahoe style. 300sqft front deck!

                  • Queen size bed, new luxury mattress and bedding in 2013

                    Queen size bed, new luxury mattress and bedding in 2013

                  • alternate view of bedroom 3

                    alternate view of bedroom 3

                  • bedroom 2 alternate view - grey sofa bed (twin) long low dresser

                    bedroom 2 alternate view - grey sofa bed (twin) long low dresser

                  • Extra kitchen table and chairs, placed outside on a spring day.

                    Extra kitchen table and chairs, placed outside on a spring day.

                  • View of SF from a different part of the same street the house is on.

                    View of SF from a different part of the same street the house is on.

                  • formal dining for 8

                    formal dining for 8

                  $280 - $420 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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                  Minimum stay: 4-6 nights
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