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Beautiful light filled brown shingle Arts and Crafts house located in one of Berkeley’s most elegant neighborhoods behind The Claremont Hotel and Spa. A five minute walk takes you to shops a great local restaurant, fresh coffee store, wine store, art gallery, and a relaxed neighborhood atmosphere.
This area is wonderful for walking, bird watching, enjoying the magnificent houses, plants, flowers and mature trees. We are an enjoyable fifteen minute walk to the University of California campus. A twenty minute walk to downtown Berkeley and BART subway station. We have a collection of books about Berkeley and the history of the area.
Our home is 102 years old and we have installed all new plumbing, forced air heating, electrical, gas, water, WIFI, foundation and much more.
This private home Does Not have a driveway and you must walk up and down a city stairway and paved trail. It is recommended for people who like to walk, enjoy nature and open to a unique experience. Parking is on the street and we walk up about 3/4 of a block to the house.
A game table is set up in the living room for your enjoyment and there is firewood set in the fireplace ready for lighting, remember to open the flue.
The living room has a comfortable new queen sofa with Amish made coffee table and a large stone fireplace. Original woodwork and windows face West to enjoy the Golden Gate Bridge and Sunset views. There are glass pocket doors between the dining room and living rooms for privacy.
Kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances with granite counter tops, cherry wood cabinets, hardwood floor, recessed lighting, bay window with orchids and a South facing view of the back yard. All cooking and baking items are at hand as well as spices and teas. There is a small breakfast table which overlooks to the back yard and the bird bath.
Dining room has a table with two leaves to enlarge for 8 people. The hutch is original with built in glass doors and drawers. A window seat faces South and is a perfect place to curl up to read a great book, watch birds or day dream. The view of Mount Tamalpais is the best from this room as you sip coffee in the mornings.
Master Bedroom is very large with a queen size bed, vaulted ceiling, lots of light, windows facing South and East with a view of a well tended garden next door. We have two sitting chairs and coffee table for relaxing and viewing the 42' HDTV and DVD player.
Second bedroom is furnished with antiques. A full bed, marble top dresser, inlaid night table, full length mirror, curio cabinet and working treadle sewing machine create a cozy relaxed feeling.
The third bedroom is currently being used as an office with two wooden desks, comfortable leather chairs, lots of books and windows facing North and East. There is currently one single bed soon to be replaced by two singles / trundle bed. Great for kids.
Bathroom is in an Art Deco style with original Deco bathtub, pedestal sink and toilet set. Marble tiles surround the bathtub and floor with granite boarders. The floor is heated and the hardware fixtures are in polished nickle.
Front Porch faces West with stunning views of The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Marin Mountains, Angle Island, Alcatraz Island and beautiful ever changing water, sailboats and sunsets. There is a stainless steel propane BBQ grill with tools for outdoor cooking.
We rent the top two floors and live downstairs with a separate entrance. We share the washer/dryer which is downstairs in our unit.
Enjoy the private yard with a wooden swing, bird bath, wind chimes, filtered views and lovely ambiance.
There is a local market/deli and large supermarket Safeway close by. Elmwood and Rockridge shopping districts are a quick drive or a nice long walk.
Currently an office with desk. Sleeps 1 when needed....moreless
Livingroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon
Queen size sofa bed in living room sleeps 2 when needed....moreless
Master Bedroom is very large with a queen size bed, vaulted ceiling, lots of light, windows facing South and East with a view of a well tended garden next door. We have two sitting chairs and coffee table for relaxing and viewing the 42' HDTV, DVD.
Guest bedroom is furnished with an antiques. A full bed, marble top dresser, inlaid night table, full length mirror, linen cabinet and working treadle sewing machine create a cozy feeling.
The third room is currently being used as an office with two wooden desks, comfortable leather chairs, WIFI, lots of books and windows facing North. ...moreless
Lovely Art Deco style done in marble and granite with polished nickel fixtures. Deco style bathtub, sink and toilet set. Instant wall heat, forced air and radiant floor heat keep you toasty warm. Extra towels and wash cloths provided. ...moreless
This property is private, one of a kind and perfect for people who love nature. ...moreless
We have books about the history of the Berkeley and the Bay Area. We also have an eclectic book collection. ...moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
$1825.00 per week plus $150.00 cleaning fee ~ up to 4 persons ~ 7 night minimum
$4675.00 per month plus $300.00 cleaning fee ~ up to 4 persons ~ 30 nights
Additional cost for 5 or more persons.
Ask about our rates for more than 4 people.
Cleaning Fee $150 per week.
Cleaning Fee $300 per month.
Damage deposit to be determined.
Until reservation is confirmed rates are subject to change without notice.
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Lawrence Hall of Science, Chabot Space & Science Center, Jack London Square, Ferry Ride to San Francisco, Berkeley Marina, Children's Adventure Playground, Tilden Park ( merry go round, petting zoo, steam train Lake Anza ) Art museums, Claremont Spa & Tennis Club. Redwood Park, Berkeley Tennis Club.
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: I have lived in Berkeley & Oakland for over 40 years and love Northern California. It is my pleasure to share my knowledge of the area and suggest interesting places for guests to explore and experience.
Why the Owner Chose Berkeley: This property is our primary residence. We have upgraded all the systems, gas, water, sewer, electrical, heating, ducting, electronic and lovingly kept the original architecture intact. We rent the top two floors and live downstairs with a separate entrance. We share the washer/dryer which is downstairs in our unit.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Private location and fantastic views. It's like being in the country in the city with all the amenities. Lots of trees and birds. Five minute walk to Peets coffee, Rick & Anns Restaurant, Bakery, shops and Claremont Resort & Spa.