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This vintage upper flat in a duplex has beautiful period touches, is decorated with a mix of furnishings like an orange Design Within Reach sofa and ethnic crafts, and feels cheery with light from dawn to dusk. This quiet residential neighborhood is surprisingly close to every amenity you could want -- located equally close to Temescal and Rockridge. You'll find yourself in a delightful quandary about where to eat and whether to drive to SF or hop on BART. Great location for Bay Area vacations and UC Berkeley visitors too!
I've gotten more than 45 great reviews with raves about the central location and comfort of the place itself.
* Built in early 1900s, offering lots of charm * 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with sheets and towels provided. * Cable TV and WIFI One bedroom has a very comfortable queen bed; the other has an American Leather queen sized sofabed people love. Floor mats for kids available. * Living room, dining room - very comfortable for writers, developers, folks working on projects * Fully equipped kitchen with gas stove * Washer / dryer * Free street parking (no permits needed). Possibility of using the driveway.
If you have friends in the area and you aren't in the area it could be possible to show it to them.
This area is perfect for techies, intellectuals, visiting parents and grandparents, and foodies -- central to everything the Berkeley / Oakland area has to offer. Many people relocating to the area wanting to check out the neighborhood or visiting family and friends have stayed here. A very quiet place in a lovely residential (yet central) area to do your thing. :)...moreless
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Premium cable with HBO, Showtime etc and DVR...moreless
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$100
IMPORTANT: This is a quiet residential area and the rental is great for people who are generally quiet. Although it's very close to a few universities it isn't a party pad. Before renting let's chat about your plans to make sure we're the perfect fit. Thanks :)
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Located in foodie central, an easy walk to Temescal restaurants and farmers market, walk to Rockridge shopping and BART, lovely drive, walk or bike to Berkeley and campus and the Grand Lake / Lake Merritt area. The flat is a 5 minute walk to the CCA college and a great central location when exploring the bay area and beyond.
Lots of folks have loved staying here when visiting friends and family or wanting a quiet place to focus on writing or sabbatical projects.
About the owner: I'm a long time Bay Area resident with deep ties into Berkeley, arts and craft scenes, artisan / craft food makers and restaurants, and a lot of knowledge of Internet startups and destinations all over the bay area. Open minded, I love to live the good simple life and enjoy the spirit of travelers who love connecting with new folks. I've traveled to lots of countries and have friends around the world. My work involves Internet marketing, self-help and business writing, optimal living coaching and creating awesome entrepreneurial projects to make the world a happy place.
Making sure guests enjoy their stay to the fullest through clear communication and expectations is super important, and I've had some wonderful experiences meeting people from all over the world.
I love the Bay Area, Oakland and Rockridge and hope my guests love it as well.
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Why the Owner Chose Oakland: Location location, on a street lined with Craftsman bungalow homes. This private flat is decorated with arts and crafts to stir creativity yet with the comforts of home. The upper floor offers lots of light, from dawn to dusk, and when you wake up you see only sky from the bedroom window - lots of privacy.
You can walk between Oakland's two hot neighborhoods, Rockridge and Temescal, with easy access to Berkeley and SF, and revel on Sunday mornings at a fantastic farmers market.
It's especially great for people considering moving to the East Bay wanting to get a feel for the area or as a visiting professor / remote worker (or nomad !) or if you're remodeling their home in Oakland and need a temporary home.
The Unique Benefits at this House: This flat has really great energy and most people who stay there want to come back. Built in 1907, it has good bones and a nice layout where you can be together with whoever else you're staying with or separate to do your own thing.
Your food and adventure concierge and local expert lives below, ready to make sure you have a great stay and will enjoy the Bay Area to the fullest (or leave you alone if that's what you prefer)