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Just Remodeled, New-Everything/Near-Everything 2 Story, 3BR/2bath Cozy Craftsman

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Berkeley house description

A creekside craftsman with a practical layout in Berkeley's most popular, safe, accessible neighborhood, just remodeled for renting, with all new appliances, surfaces, beds, deck, furniture, windows, landscaping, heater etc.

Five blocks from two of Berkeley's most popular shopping/restaurant streets. Minutes from campus and Bart.

ASK FOR 10% DISCOUNT ON LAST-MINUTE BOOKINGS! (within 2 weeks of arrival date).

All of the modern amenities, strong powerline wifi and internet connections, 55' flatscreen, stainless appliances, new BBQ, espresso machine, Ninja blender, soda maker, insulated windows and walls, warm LED lighting throughout, Nest thermostat, etc.

And with all that newness, still the coziness you'd want in a Berkeley home, hardwood floors, fine oriental carpets, leather sofa, faux paint exterior, elegant weavings on walls.

Owner lives quietly in sound-insulated in-law unit below with two separate entrances. You have complete privacy but immediate access for help when needed.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                A wheelchair ramp on the right side of the house. Top floor not wheelchair accessible....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking permitted on deck....moreless

              • Pets Considered
              • Children Welcome
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Master Bedroom: 1 king


              • Bedroom B: 1 queen


              • Bedroom A: 1 king


              • Master Bed: 2nd floor, cathedral ceiling, Cal King with 1-year-old 15-inch memory foam Macy's bed. Carpeted, three windows overlooking private deck back yard and tree-scape vista toward SF Bay. Bedrooms A & B: 1st floor with shared bath/shower. Brand new memory foam queen beds in each room, one adjustable (raise/lower sections with massage unit). Bedroom A has two windows, two closets (one with stacked washer dryer) and sliding door onto deck. Bedroom B has three windows, one closet. Both A and B have 3-year-old area rugs, and brand new paint. Master bedroom has wall to wall carpet. All bedrooms have blackout shades, if you like to sleep in total darkness, as I do....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Master bath: combination tub/shower, jetted tub, toilet


              • 1st floor bath: combination tub/shower, toilet


              • These are not McMansion bathrooms but highly functional cozy and nice. Both have brand new vanities, bathtub fixtures, toilets and led lights, Large-tile floors, and fresh painted walls. The master bath ceiling slopes but not compromisingly so. It's tub has massage jets. Hot water heater is a few years old and capacious....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Brand new hardwood sanding, paint job stainless sink, appliances. Beautiful maple cabinets, granite countertop. Dining area is in kitchen. Large country style dining table seats 10 in brand new chairs...moreless

              • Dining:

                Dining area is in large kitchen, with long country style table that seats 10 comfortably in new chairs....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                All included, some old; some new. Plus spices and basics. Cooks welcome....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Kuerig with complementary cartridges. New Krupp espresso maker too....moreless


              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Complementary membership in brand new fitness center, with new weights, aerobic machines, and classes, four blocks away with easy parking....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Yes, with ample blankets most of them new. Plus two electric-inflatable queen beds and two singles for guests....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Big cozy Leather couch, chair and ottoman, Brand new Vizio 55' tv and surround sound system. ...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Yes but with electric insert. Berkeley discourages wood burning for environmental reasons....moreless

              • Parking:

                Private driveway (two cars deep) and ample street parking....moreless

              • Heating:

                Brand new high efficiency with Nest thermostat...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • A very popular neighborhood for UC Berkeley visiting academics.


                  • Books:

                    Yes, the great book series, plus photo books and entertaining or grazing books. Reference, graphic novels and joke books. My academic books are elsewhere....moreless

                  • Television:

                    Brand new Vizio 55' with surround sound in living room....moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    Basic Cable, Netflix and a huge library of films....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Hard drive full of movies and Netflix access....moreless


                      • Internet:

                        Ethernet and ASUS (RT-AC68) Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router (latest protocol)....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Brand new, 35'X16' deck with redwood rail, child safe....moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        Four public tennis courts two blocks away....moreless


                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Budget
                      • Tourist Attractions


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                      from 8 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Holiday season
                      Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,600 $6,500

                      Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • <5 day stay cleaning $60
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Pet Fee $40
                      • Taxes Not included


                      Price may be negotiable, depending on circumstances.

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 07/23/2014
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                      18 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Oakland Airport
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      North Berkeley BART
                      1.5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      32 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Stinson Beach
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Khana Peena, Solano Ave.
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Solano Ave and Gourmet Ghetto

                      Car: Recommended


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1996

                      About the owner: Jeremy Sherman, Ph.D., M.P.P. I'm an easy-going social scientist, professor and author, and former non-profit manager and environmental lobbyist. I've taught psychology, sociology, history, English, rhetoric, Advertising and Business Strategy. Currently teaching in an MBA program at California College of the Arts. For 18 years I've been a collaborator on a major origins of life research project with U.C. Berkeley Biological Anthropologist/Neuroscientist, Terrence Deacon. I have written four books and 500 Psychology Today articles. I'm father of three grown children (none at home), partnered, and a jazz bassist/singer performing 3x a week in Berkeley restaurants.

                      Why the Owner Chose Berkeley:
                      Like many I bought this large home when my kids were pre-teens, not foreseeing that they'd fly the coop. I rattled around in its largeness for years, then rented the in-law unit to very satisfied long-term renters. Recently I realized I could expand the downstairs a little, move into it and rent the top two floors of this house. I just poured $300k into the expansion and renovation which was expertly done. The house was built in 1924 as part of a development. To save money on planning they would flip blueprints and make a mirror image house, my neighbor's two doors down. Having been in the walls, I can say the work was excellent for the time. An enviable layout and design.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      After my divorce in 1996, I moved into a converted two room garage and just adored it. To ease the transition for our three children, my ex (now a good friend) and I agreed to keep our large home and take turns staying in it. About a year into the arrangement it suddenly dawned on me to buy my own home. 1830 Sonoma was the first and really only place I visited--love at first sight. It was the big tree in the front that sold me, the quiet tree lined street, Berkeley's most beautiful library a half-block down, my favorite commercial district three blocks away. In 1997, the house was in terrible shape, lived in since the 40's by a woman who refused any help with it in the decades before she died at 90. I did a huge remodel then, and though I've lived and travelled broadly (years in Guatemala, Tennessee, Boston, London) couldn't imagine a happier place to live. The creekside yard is lovely, the neighborhood is safe (I've left car and even house doors unlocked all night by mistake--nothing stolen). The neighbors are dear, parking is effortless (you get a driveway but there's ample street parking too), the weather is perfect, access to UC Berkeley is a breeze. There are fancier neighborhoods in Berkeley but most are way up in the hills. This neighborhood is to my eyes the sweet spot for convenience and beauty. The front door is arched. I'm big on faux painting (an earthy homespun look, and though I've painted over the faux interior the outside is subtly fauxed. The front door is round topped. The ceilings are sculpted, there's picture molding on many walls, lots of sweet touches, now all touched up.

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                      Speaks: english, spanish



                      • One of the two bedrooms non-master beds.  Photos of the other soon.

                        One of the two bedrooms non-master beds. Photos of the other soon.

                      • Deck is off bottom of this blueprint.

                        Deck is off bottom of this blueprint.

                      • Master bath, not McMansion huge but lovely.

                        Master bath, not McMansion huge but lovely.

                      • Bed tilts to z-gravity, raised head/feet and has Magic Fingers massage!

                        Bed tilts to z-gravity, raised head/feet and has Magic Fingers massage!

                      • First photo of third bedroom, queen, new carpet.  Better picture soon.

                        First photo of third bedroom, queen, new carpet. Better picture soon.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2014.

                      Date last modified - Monday, July 07, 2014

                      $250 - $350 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 07/23/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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