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Garden Setting, 2 Bedroom + Large Office, 3 Blocks to Cal, & Off-Street Parking!

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Dining Room Opens Onto Patio


Last updated: 01/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Berkeley condo description

Offering my lovely, fully furnished home: a 1400 sq. foot, 1920's townhouse in North Berkeley. It is two stories, has two bedrooms (one with a large adjoining office), a private patio, 1.5 bathrooms, and includes a private garage for off street parking. It's set back from the street in a lovely, quiet garden. It's in a great location in a beautiful neighborhood: three blocks to the University, two blocks to the Pacific School of Religion, and three blocks to the Gourmet Ghetto with its phenomenal eateries, gourmet shopping, boutiques, and an all organic farmers' market.

My home is fully and beautifully furnished, and includes for your use bedding, towels and the like. It features a fully equipped kitchen with many appliances to indulge your inner gourmet (there are even culinary herbs growing outside, steps away from the kitchen), and a washer and dryer. The private patio makes a lovely place to relax or even work with your laptop.

All utilities are included, as well as high-speed wireless internet, a land line with free domestic long distance, and cable television.

This leaves NOTHING for you to do but unpack your luggage and start enjoying Berkeley.

There are many little touches to ensure a comfortable (and fun) stay:

- Both bedrooms feature beds with memory foam mattresses.
- Large screen plasma 3-D television with cable.
- Loads of closet space.
- Phone with free domestic long distance.
- DSL with wi-fi.
- Private patio with orange and lemon trees, culinary herbs and a charcoal grill.
- Treadmill.
- Walkable neighborhood, three blocks to shopping, restaurants, and the University.
- 20 minute walk to downtown Berkeley: theaters, restaurants, shops.
- One mile to BART.
- Off-street parking in your private garage.
- Whole house heat, with remotely controllable thermostat.
- Kitchen with gas stove and dishwasher. Plenty of pots, pans, cooking gadgets and small appliances. Includes Cuisinart food processor, espresso machine, blender, toaster, coffee maker, slow cooker, and more!
- A full bathroom with tub.
- Half bathroom with innovative eco-friendly grey-water recycling feature.
- Home is set in lovely garden.
- Full compliment of linens and towels.
- A library of hundreds of books.
- Over a hundred DVDs.
- Xbox360, with Kinect, all of the Rockband instruments, and a library of two dozen games.
- Home is set back from the street, quiet.

I'm always happy to answer any questions you might have about visiting Berkeley or the Bay Area. I grew up right here in Berkeley and love it very much. I like to make sure visitors get a chance to see the Berkeley I know as a local. I'm happy to provide information or answer any questions about the area, from restaurant recommendations or lovely walking trails, to local history, I'll be here to help you enjoy your stay.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Condo
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking allowed outside only....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Unfortunately I am not able to accommodate dogs, service animals excepted....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Purple Bedroom: 1 double

            Memory Foam Mattress...moreless

          • Green Bedroom: 1 queen

            Memory Foam Mattress...moreless

          • Both bedrooms have memory foam mattresses for a comfortable night's rest. The purple bedroom also has an LCD television....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet

            Features Innovative Eco-Friendly Water Recyling...moreless


          • Books:

            A library with hundreds of books is spread throughout the house, but there is still plenty of space for your own books!...moreless

          • DVD Player:

            Basic DVD player....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television:

            Large screen 3-D Plasma TV in Living Room. Includes cable and a video game system....moreless

          • Video Games:

            xBox 360, with two dozen games. Includes Kinect (camera) and the entire set of Rockband instruments....moreless

          • Video Library:

            Over 100 titles available on DVD for your enjoyment. ...moreless


          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Kayaking
          • Pier Fishing
          • Sailing
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Wind-Surfing


          • Dining:

            Table extends to accommodate up to 8....moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Clothes Dryer:

            Gas dryer is located inside unit....moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Sole Treadmill...moreless

          • Garage:

            Detached garage....moreless

          • Heating:

            Whole house, forced air heating. Programmable thermostat with wi-fi. ...moreless

          • Internet:

            Broadband with wi-fi....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            Beds: Cotton sheets and down filled comforters with cotton duvets. House: table linens, bath and kitchen mats. ...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Seats five comfortably on leather sofas....moreless

          • Parking:

            Off street parking in your own garage....moreless

          • Telephone:

            House phone line, free domestic long distance. International calls by arrangement....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath and kitchen towels provided....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Front loading washing machine inside the unit. Laundry detergent is provided....moreless


          • Coffee Maker:

            Full size coffee maker and De'Longhi Espresso Maker...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Service for 8...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Fisher & Paykel Dishdrawer ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Includes a plethora of gourmet kitchen appliances: - Cuisinart Food Processor - Cuisinart Stand Mixer - Slow Cooker - Wheat Grass Juicer - Blender - Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker - Waffle Maker ...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven:

            Gas Oven with Warming Drawer...moreless


          • Deck / Patio:

            Private patio and garden with a table and chairs. Culinary herbs grow here: mint, oregano, thyme, rosemary. Fruit bearing Meyer Lemon tree and orange tree. Grill and earthquake supplies....moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            The unit is set back from the street in a lovely garden with a lawn and two patios....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            Weber Kettle Grill, BBQ tools, coals and coal starting tools....moreless



          Write a review 4.8
          from 17 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay

          $1,386 $4,998
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
          • Taxes Not included



          To hold your reservation the amount of your security deposit plus 25% of total for your stay (up to 2 months) is required.

          The balance is due seven days before arrival for stays up to six weeks. For stays longer than two months, month to month payment is acceptable.

          Cancellation policy:

          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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          Last updated: 01/19/2015
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          Car: Not Necessary

          A great location in a beautiful neighborhood: three blocks to the University of California at Berkeley (Cal, UCB), two blocks to the Pacific School of Religion, and three blocks to the Gourmet Ghetto with its phenomenal eateries, gourmet shopping, boutiques, and an all organic farmers' market.


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2003

          About the owner: I grew up here in Berkeley, and while I've lived other places nothing feels so much like home. Currently I work in web publishing. Despite having a degree I primarily think of myself as a student, as I am perpetually enrolled in one class or another. I love taking advantage of the many, many cultural and educational opportunities available in this lovely, lively college town. I love to cook and have many happy memories of dinners (some of them quite elaborate) that I've prepared here to enjoy with friends around the table. I also love literature, reading and writing it, and I've made so many nice little spots to enjoy a good book or sit and write for the afternoon.

          Why the Owner Chose Berkeley:
          I grew up in this neighborhood, and nowhere feels quite so much like home, but this home would be a treat no matter where it was located! I love the peace from being back from the street, surrounded by trees and a beautiful garden. Inspired by this I've made the place lovely and restful in side too. I work from home, and since I spend so much time there it is very important to me to live in a place conducive to work AND to relaxing when I am not at work. Here I have found I am able to enjoy both!

          The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
          What makes my home unique is the sheer number of little conveniences and beautiful touches. Being a five minute walk to the University and the Gourmet Ghetto makes for a very rich experience, both intellectually and gastronomically. And when you come home as soon as you reach the garden you find yourself sighing happily as you come in the door. And having your own parking spot to come home to is priceless! Some more of my favorite conveniences are being able to do laundry without leaving the house, always having the right tool at hand when preparing meals, the private patio with its green vine covered walls and dear little Japanese maple, and of course the dynamic mix of people from all over the world attracted to this city by the University creates an amazing community.

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          Speaks: english



          • Dining Room Opens Onto Patio

            Dining Room Opens Onto Patio

          • Living Room Feels Like You're Sitting in the Garden

            Living Room Feels Like You're Sitting in the Garden

          • Large Office with Roll Top Desk, Looks out into the Trees

            Large Office with Roll Top Desk, Looks out into the Trees

          • Full Bathroom with Darling Tile Accents

            Full Bathroom with Darling Tile Accents

          • Meyer Lemons!

            Meyer Lemons!

          • Relax in the Living Room

            Relax in the Living Room

          • Welcome Home!

            Welcome Home!

          • Restful Bedroom Overlooks Garden

            Restful Bedroom Overlooks Garden

          • Full Kitchen with Dishwasher

            Full Kitchen with Dishwasher

          • Cozy Bedroom for Sweet Dreams

            Cozy Bedroom for Sweet Dreams

          VRBO #480689

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Monday, January 19, 2015

          $1,386 per week (USD)
          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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          Member since: 2013
          Speaks: english
          • Response time: Within a few days
          • Response rate: 90%
          • Calendar last updated: 01/19/2015
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