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Berkeley Hills House in the Claremont ~ Spectacular Golden Gate Views

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Marin Headlands, Berkeley

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Marin Headlands, Berkeley View of The Claremont Hotel and Spa from the front porch. Kitchen Bay window with orchids. Kitchen with cherry cabinets. Kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Stainless steel kitchen sink. Lovely seating for coffee and listening to the birds. Formal dining room table seats eight. Dining room hutch with platters for serving. Living room with a game table and stone fire place. Living room sofa and coffee table. Bedroom with full size bed and antiques. Third bed room being used as an office. Has additional single bed when needed. Deco Style bath room with marble and granite. Bath fixtures are polished nickle. Light filled master bed room with a queen size bed and skylight. Master bed room with windows looking out into garden and beyond. Chairs and TV. Stainless Steel gas grill on the front porch. Front stairway of the house. Ever changing spectacular sunset. Sunset with Mount Tamalpais in the background. Star Grocery with the best deli sandwiches! Yum. Good selection of wine & beer. Front view of the Claremont Hotel and Spa.

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Last updated: 01/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Berkeley house description

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.

The 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 a short distance 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 coffee table, 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 room

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 looks out to the back yard and the bird bath.

Dining room has a table that seats six (new chairs are forthcoming) with two leaves to enlarge for more 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 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, 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.

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 fixtures are 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.

Laundry room includes new High Efficiency front loading washer and dryer with utility sinks.

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.

Property Type

  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                We are children friendly. There is a craft drawer for creative hands, board games, puzzles and books....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                21...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Master Bedroom is very large with a queen size bed....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                Guest bedroom is furnished with antiques. ...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

                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

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Beautiful cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floor, bay window with orchid plants, cafe seating, dishes, glasses, pots and pans, recessed lighting. ...moreless

              • Dining:

                Formal dining room with built in hutch, window seat, views of the bay and mountains of Marin. ...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                New LG stainless steel fridge with cafe doors and freezer on the bottom. ...moreless

              • Microwave:

                New LG stainless steel microwave with carousel turntable. ...moreless

              • Stove:

                New LG stainless steel Gas five burner stove with oven. ...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                New Stainless steel Bosch dishwasher. runs very quiet. ...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                You welcome to eat whats yummy in the pantry. ...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Cuisinart automatic coffee maker. ...moreless

              • Toaster:

                Cuisinart toaster with wide slots....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Full set of dishes and utensils....moreless

              • Oven:

                Lg oven in the stove....moreless

              • Ice Maker

              Amenities

              • Living Room seats 6:

                Beautifully restored original wood beamed ceiling and wainscoting. Original hardwood floors and views of the San Francisco Bay. ...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Front loading high efficiency washer. Just a little soap goes a long way. Works very well. ...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                New and fresh linens provided. Housekeeping every two weeks. ...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Large stone fireplace with firewood and beautiful mantel. ...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Front loading high efficiency dryer. Works very well. ...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                New and fresh bath, hand and face towels provided. ...moreless

              • Parking:

                Street parking only. You walk into the property...moreless

              • Heating:

                Forced air furnace. Heats up very quickly. ...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • This is our primary residence and is available on a limited basis.

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    We have books about the history of the Berkeley and the Bay Area. We also have an eclectic book collection. ...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    There is a treasure box of children's games, and puzzles. Stuffed animals and some toys....moreless

                  • Television:

                    42' HDTV in the upstairs bedroom with DVR recorder. ...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Yes, we are building a video library. ...moreless

                  Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Front porch with a fantastic view of San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge and Marin. Enjoy with a good bottle of wine. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Stainless steel propane grill with cooking tools on the front porch. ...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Adventure
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Marin Headlands, Mount Tamalpias, Angel Island...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge...moreless

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Laundromat
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Hiking
                      • Tennis
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Library
                      • Synagogues
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Marina
                      • Cinemas
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Shopping
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Bird Watching

                      Other Activities

                          • 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. ...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Great place, incredible view.

                            Great place, incredible view.

                            • Guest Evan Y.
                            • Date of stay 06/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/31/13
                            We stayed here for a month in June and July 2013 and had a great time. The house was perfect for us with 3 adults and a young child. As long as everyone is ok climbing a few stairs then you are rewarded with a beautiful house and an incredible view. The house is halfway up a hill so there are some stairs, but our 3.5yr old did it no problem. It really did feel like you we're out of the city while being 5 minutes from some great areas in Berkeley and Oakland. Free parking was never a problem on the street at the bottom of the stairs. Scott has done a great job restoring the house and was very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. We felt welcome immediately, right down to having some toys on hand for our son. The house was just as it appears in the photos, except the view is way better than the photo conveys. You can see the whole bay and it is fun to watch any time of day. I'd still be standing there if we didn't have to get home. We had a great visit and would not hesitate to stay here again if we are ever back in the area, can't recommend it enough.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

                            Owner response: Dear Evan, You and your family are a delight and we are happy that you had a wonderful time at our home away from home. As you mentioned, climbing some stairs is worth the ever changing view of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. We are continuing to build our cache of toys, puzzles, games and books so children feel welcome and engaged. Our property is unique because we live on a walking trail and not a street so it feels like being in the country with lots to explore. We wish you and your family many happy and safe adventures. Best Regards, Scott

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                          7 night min stay

                          $2,375 $6,800
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Rates:

                          $2375 per week ~ 4 person max. ~ 7 night minimum

                          $6800 per month

                          $2650 per week ~ 5-6 person max. ~ 7 night minimum

                          $7400 per month

                          Cleaning Fee $200 per month.

                          Until reservation is confirmed rates are subject to change without notice.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 01/06/2014
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                          Location

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                          • Nearest Airport: Oakland International at 10 Miles
                          • Nearest Ferry: Jack London Square at 4 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: Berkeley Depot at 3 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: Highway 13 at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Alameda Beach at 5 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Barclay's Restrauant & Pub at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Ski: Lake Tahoe at 175 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Claremont Country Club at 2 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Rick & Anns at 0.1 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          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 and we are lovingly restoring it. We are upgrading and adding a master bathroom, restoring the downstairs and landscaping. We do not work on these projects while guests are here. The house is fully functional and we live downstairs some times.

                          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.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Marin Headlands, Berkeley

                            Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Marin Headlands, Berkeley

                          • Kitchen Bay window with orchids.

                            Kitchen Bay window with orchids.

                          • Kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

                            Kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

                          • Lovely seating for coffee and listening to the birds.

                            Lovely seating for coffee and listening to the birds.

                          • Dining room hutch with platters for serving.

                            Dining room hutch with platters for serving.

                          • Living room sofa and coffee table.

                            Living room sofa and coffee table.

                          • Deco Style bath room with marble and granite.

                            Deco Style bath room with marble and granite.

                          • Light filled master bed room with a queen size bed and skylight.

                            Light filled master bed room with a queen size bed and skylight.

                          • Stainless Steel gas grill on the front porch.

                            Stainless Steel gas grill on the front porch.

                          • Ever changing spectacular sunset.

                            Ever changing spectacular sunset.

                          • Star Grocery with the best deli sandwiches! Yum. Good selection of wine & beer.

                            Star Grocery with the best deli sandwiches! Yum. Good selection of wine & beer.

                          • View of The Claremont Hotel and Spa from the front porch.

                            View of The Claremont Hotel and Spa from the front porch.

                          • Kitchen with cherry cabinets.

                            Kitchen with cherry cabinets.

                          • Stainless steel kitchen sink.

                            Stainless steel kitchen sink.

                          • Formal dining room table seats eight.

                            Formal dining room table seats eight.

                          • Living room with a game table and stone fire place.

                            Living room with a game table and stone fire place.

                          • Bedroom with full size bed and antiques.

                            Bedroom with full size bed and antiques.

                          • Third bed room being used as an office. Has additional single bed when needed.

                            Third bed room being used as an office. Has additional single bed when needed.

                          • Bath fixtures are polished nickle.

                            Bath fixtures are polished nickle.

                          • Master bed room with windows looking out into garden and beyond. Chairs and TV.

                            Master bed room with windows looking out into garden and beyond. Chairs and TV.

                          • Front stairway of the house.

                            Front stairway of the house.

                          • Sunset with Mount Tamalpais in the background.

                            Sunset with Mount Tamalpais in the background.

                          • Front view of the Claremont Hotel and Spa.

                            Front view of the Claremont Hotel and Spa.

                          VRBO #452318

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                          This listing was first published here in 2013.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

                          $2,375 per week (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 01/06/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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