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Kiwi Cottage: Walking & Bird-Lover's Paradise! Cozy and Modern

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Last updated: 07/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

WELCOME TO KIWI COTTAGE! All the charm of classic California Bungalow style is enhanced by contemporary interior furnishings by a NY/CA-based furniture designer, and a gorgeous garden setting.

PATIO offers golden light in late afternoons/early evenings - a perfect place to unwind and grill dinner. Cozy and clean interior is perfect for much-deserved lazy mornings with a good book and cup of Peet's coffee.

Keetsa organic foam Queen size mattress in master bedroom, natural foam Twin size mattress in small bedroom. Custom shutters in both rooms for minimum/maximum light.

BONUS: A fantastic work space for two with use of Epson printer, Wifi throughout house and patio.

FABULOUS LOCATION!
Plenty of street parking right in front of your cottage gate.
10 minute walk to BART
1 block walk to UC buses, 10 minute drive to CAL Campus
5 minute drive to 580/80 freeways
See 'Map' of terrific walking neighborhood tips to top-notch dining and shopping.

WITHIN 1-2 BLOCKS:
Westbrae Biergarten - fire pit, food trucks, fun
Excellent Sushi
Bagel Shop
'Pebbles' vegan donuts and great coffee
Berkeley Natural Health Food Store
Acme Bakery (the real deal - best bread and pastries in town.)


Keywords: bungalow, garden home, house

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Small Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

    2 sunny windows w/ shutters, storage, reading light...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    2 windows, lg. closet, storage, bedside tables, reading lamp...moreless

  • Master: Queen size Bed (1) Keetsa Organic Foam Mattress Small Bedroom: Twin bed (1) Natural Foam Mattress...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Generously sized, full tub/shower, lots of storage, large mirror

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some adult and children's books are available....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable with HBO, Apple TV...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • 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
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Gate-leg dining table with leaf seats up to 6. (Extra chairs at office desk)...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundry room inside cottage ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas wall heater with thermostat, (2) space heaters provided...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    (2) sets per bedroom...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Street parking is available right in front....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline available for 415/510 area codes only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry room is inside cottage...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Interior and from outside patio ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Braun Auto Drip, 10 cup...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchen Aid Mixer, Osterizer Blender, Braun Automatic Coffee Maker, Krups Grinder, large Crock Pot...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishware, glasses and stemware for 4 All cutlery, cooking & baking ware + utensils are provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Marble counters and new 5 burner gas stove with large oven, ceiling exhaust fan....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, baking supplies generally available...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Garden view patio with night lighting....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lovingly tended garden with vegetable* and fruit plantings, bench and patio seating options. * Due to drought, we will not be planting a vegetable garden summer 2015....moreless

 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$185

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Cancellation fee - $25.00 within 72 hours of nightly rental start date

Cancellation fee - $50.00 within 5 days of weekly rental start date

Cancellation fee - $100.00 within 14 days of monthly rental start date

Cleaning service is not offered during guests stays.

$49 Flat Insurance rate OR $250 refundable deposit


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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Last updated: 07/24/2015
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Location

  • Chez Panisse

  • The Cheese Board Pizza Collective

    "Great for grown-ups! Kids may not love the pizza of the day (it's never just plain cheese), ..."

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  • Tilden Regional Park

    "The Little Farm and nature science area make a great day. Go early in the day with lettuce a..."

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  • Cafe Rouge

    "A Classic french bistro best for grown-ups but not un-kid friendly. Right next door is our f..."

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  • Picante

    "Solid, fresh mexican food with really friendly staff and great patios. Go on a sunny day and..."

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  • Gregoire

    "Good, tiny spot for take-out lunches/picnics."

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  • Acme Bread Company

    "It's kinda ridiculous how close perfect breads and pastries are to Kiwi Cottage. Make it a n..."

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  • Lawrence Hall of Science

    "Good place to take kids for indoor activities on a not-so-nice summer day. Fabulous view of ..."

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  • The North Face

    "Kinda a local's secret, but if you live anywhere that it gets cold, or love winter sports th..."

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  • Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

    "I'd give it five stars, but it's hard to buy wine over $10. HOWEVER, when you are in the moo..."

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  • Tokyo Fish Market

    "Many people swear by their local seafood catches. Fun assortment of Japanese snacks/candy. G..."

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  • 4th St

    "If you are in the need for plenty of good food choices, a nice mix of local boutiques and br..."

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  • 900 Grayson

    "If you are in town for business or need to catch up with hip friends, this is the lunch plac..."

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  • Gioia Pizzeria

    "Our favorite - the most authentically New York style pizza with fresh, fresh ingredients and..."

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  • Monterey Market

    "Bar none, the best and cheapest source for fresh produce (organic and non) with an eye-poppi..."

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  • Bette's Oceanview Diner

    "I give Bette's 3 stars not because the food isn't great, but because there is always a wait...."

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  • Strawberry Canyon Pool

    "A big, blue pool nestled in Cal's upper campus amongst tall trees, this is the swimming spot..."

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  • Trader Joe's

    "It always helps to know where the Trader Joe's is."

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  • Cafe Leila

    "A local favorite, I can't speak for the food as I've never been, but people love the vibe, t..."

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  • The Missouri Lounge

    "Can't rate it as I haven't been in - from what I hear it's a bar for 30-something hipsters."

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  • East Bay Vivarium

    "Snakes! Great place to take the kids on a rainy day."

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  • Peet's Coffee & Tea

    "Where the coffee craze all began. I like the one on 4th St., but the Peet's at Shattuck and ..."

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  • Berkeley Bowl Produce West

    "On the expensive side, but it's great, one-stop shopping for high quality organic meat/seafo..."

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  • Arlington/Marin Circle

    "A classic neighborhood round-about at the base of the Berkeley Hills. Driving up and down Ma..."

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  • Faces Skin Studio

    "Genevieve gives the best facials in Berkeley. "

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  • Comal

    "Super-hip (are we in Berkeley?) vibe in a cool space. Great patio with fire pit. The food is..."

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  • Berkeley Public Library Branches

    "North Berkeley Branch is a decent but doable walk from Kiwi. Newly renovated, great children..."

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  • Berkeley Natural Grocery

    "Expensive, but this gets five stars for being SO close to Kiwi, offering everything from org..."

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  • Acme Bread Company

    "Need a baguette or freshly baked breakfast buns/croissants? Saunter here to pick up the best..."

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  • Apple Store

    "Brand new Apple Store on 4th Street. One of the better Apple stores we've experienced for s..."

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  • Berkeley Natural Grocery Company

    "Everything you need for a meal is here - organic produce, drygoods, apothecary and cleaning ..."

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  • 4th St

    "If you are in the need for plenty of good food choices, a nice mix of local boutiques and br..."

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  • Lalime's

    "A neighborhood gem, wonderful food and exceptional service. Great for special occasions. Sma..."

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  • Albany Aquatic Center

    "Public swimming with indoor and outdoor pools. Newly renovated. Has a great park right next ..."

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  • Berkeley Bagels

    "You'll see a lot of kids (and grown-ups!) in PJ's on Saturday mornings, but the bagels are ..."

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  • Toot Sweets Fine Desserts

    "Cakes & Cookies for last-minute invitations. I wish I could give it more stars, but it's pre..."

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  • AAA Berkeley branch

    "Parking lot right in front, vending machines with maps are free to members. "

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  • Solano Avenue Association

    "Mom and pop shops/boutiques and lots of restaurants line this long street on the Berkeley/Al..."

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0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Westbrae Biergarten
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Oakland Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tilden Golf Course, Berkeley
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
BART & AMTRAK
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
80 West/East, 580, 880, 24
Berkeley
Nearest Restaurant
Sushi

Car: Not Necessary

Easy access by BART or car to America's Cup 2013 sailing events on San Francisco Bay. Wine Country is a 45 minute drive, 35 minutes to Northern CA's best beaches and hiking trails. Monterey Bay Aquarium is a day trip, local live music at the famous Freight & Salvage and Ashkenaz venues. 10 minute drive to Emery Bay outdoor shopping mall, 12 minute walk to Berkeley's award winning high-end boutique and restaurant row on 4th Street. 15 minute walk to Solano Ave.'s charming shops and restaurants.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1970

About: Established and well-traveled Bay Area artist who raised 3 kids all educated in the UC system. Now enjoying 3 grand-children and introducing them to the rich diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Why Berkeley:
I purchased this property in the 1970's from the italian family who built and owned it. I love the colorful history of this neighborhood, the proximity to wonderful Bay Area places, and the convenient walkability!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
My home and properties reflect my life's work as an artist. I have loved living in my Berkeley neighborhood for the past 40 years. I am pleased to have my daughter's family in Kiwi Cottage during the school year, and to share it with world travelers during the summer!


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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Photos

  • KIWI COTTAGE WITH GARDEN

    KIWI COTTAGE WITH GARDEN

  • KIWI INTERIOR ENTRANCE

    KIWI INTERIOR ENTRANCE

  • SUNNY BENCH INSIDE GARDEN

    SUNNY BENCH INSIDE GARDEN

  • Livingroom: 40' HDTV, Cable, Apple TV, stereo

    Livingroom: 40' HDTV, Cable, Apple TV, stereo

  • KIWI KITCHEN - NEW GE STOVE, MARBLE COUNTERS, CUSTOM POTRACK

    KIWI KITCHEN - NEW GE STOVE, MARBLE COUNTERS, CUSTOM POTRACK

  • New GE Stove

    New GE Stove

  • Master Bedroom: Queen size bed, Keetsa natural foam mattress

    Master Bedroom: Queen size bed, Keetsa natural foam mattress

  • Nickel Steel & Leather/Felt Clothing storage

    Nickel Steel & Leather/Felt Clothing storage

  • SMALLER BEDROOM - natural foam twin mattress, clothing storage.

    SMALLER BEDROOM - natural foam twin mattress, clothing storage.

  • Kiwi bathroom: Storage

    Kiwi bathroom: Storage

  • Kiwi's Laundry Room

    Kiwi's Laundry Room

  • KIWI COTTAGE GARDEN PATH

    KIWI COTTAGE GARDEN PATH

  • KIWI STREET VIEW

    KIWI STREET VIEW

  • KIWI PORCH

    KIWI PORCH

  • Kiwi's living-room: Comfy couch, custom leather floor covering.

    Kiwi's living-room: Comfy couch, custom leather floor covering.

  • New Fisher-Paykel fridge, microwave, Braun toaster, Braun coffee pot

    New Fisher-Paykel fridge, microwave, Braun toaster, Braun coffee pot

  • Honed granite counters, magnetic spice rack (spices provided).

    Honed granite counters, magnetic spice rack (spices provided).

  • Gate-leg dining table with leaf seats 6.

    Gate-leg dining table with leaf seats 6.

  • Master Bedroom Custom Storage Bins, Luggage Valet

    Master Bedroom Custom Storage Bins, Luggage Valet

  • Master Bedroom Closet & Linen storage

    Master Bedroom Closet & Linen storage

  • Kiwi's Bathroom - Full Tub/Shower, Marble vanity top

    Kiwi's Bathroom - Full Tub/Shower, Marble vanity top

  • 2-person Work Desk, Epson Printer and Wi-Fi. (Desk-top computer not avail.)

    2-person Work Desk, Epson Printer and Wi-Fi. (Desk-top computer not avail.)

  • Back Patio (Grill just across path). The bldg. behind is storage.

    Back Patio (Grill just across path). The bldg. behind is storage.

  • New Mission Gas Grill

    New Mission Gas Grill

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/24/2015
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