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Central Berkeley Modern House-Walk to Uc (Cal), Downtown, Dining, and Transport

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The house is on a quiet tree lined street only 6 blocks from downtown Berkeley

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Last updated: 09/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Berkeley house description

Short-term Fully Furnished 2BR/1BA Rental Home - Central Berkeley

2BR/1BA Renovated Luxury Home

Perfect as a Short-Term Rental - Everything Included: No need to pay for anything else

More Info with Pictures on web site (see link below) or type Berkeley McGee House into any search engine.

QUICK SUMMARY:
** Fully remodeled and furnished 2 bedroom / 1 bath house
** fully stocked kitchen (with dishwasher)
** 40' Sony Google HD TV (with Netflix unlimited streaming subscription included - plus a DVD/CD player on a surround sound stereo system)
** broadband internet (wifi)
** organic cotton linens
** phone (free long distance and voice mail)
** washer and dryer
** quiet tree lined street
** private fenced-in backyard
** hard wood floors
** lots of southern light
** 7 blocks to UC Berkeley campus and 6 blocks to downtown Berkeley (very easy walk)
** tons of restaurant, movie, theatre, and entertainment options

QUIET CENTRAL BERKELEY NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE (part of side-by-side duplex):
- 7 blocks from UC Berkeley and Downtown Berkeley (near MLK and Bancroft). Very easy walk.
- Perfect for short-term rental (see below in pricing for details) - No need to setup and pay utilities or to buy furnishings: everything is included.
- Fully remodeled house - quiet tree lined street - private fenced-in backyard (other duplex unit has it’s own separate backyard).
- 2 bedrooms (2BR) – one full bathroom (tiled floor) with tub and shower (1BA).
- Hard wood floors - fireplace - no apartment above unit - only one common wall - lots of southern light - furnace for heat (separate WisperWarm heating in bathroom).
- All utilities at no extra cost: internet (as above), Netflix on TV, phone service (unlimited calls to US and Canada numbers - incoming calls - voice mail), and of course all basic utilities as well: electricity, natural gas/heat, water, and trash service.
- Bedding and linens included: all sheets and towels are 100% organic cotton
- Fully furnished: Washer/Dryer (W/D), all kitchen equipment (pots and pans, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, dishwasher), sofa, tables, chairs, beds, TV, etc..
- Perfect for visiting Cal faculty (10 minute walk to campus), or as a corporate apartment rental, or as a vacation rental. Great alternative to a hotel. Accommodates up to 5 persons.

GREAT CONVENIENT BERKELEY LOCATION:
- 7 blocks from University of California at Berkeley (Cal) campus (10 minute walk - about 1/2 mile).
- 6 blocks from Downtown Berkeley BART station and all downtown amenities (restaurants, shops, cinemas, banks, library, buses).
- 25 minute ride on the BART to Downtown San Francisco.
- 4 blocks from large grocery store.
- Close to everything, but a very quiet residential neighborhood.
- Very easy access to highway I-80.
- 10 minute drive to downtown Oakland or Emeryville.
- One block to Berkeley’s Bike network.

AVAILABLE: Year Round (See availability calendar on web site listed below) (see below for minimum booking fee)
LOCATION: McGee Ave at Bancroft Way; Berkeley, CA 94703 (see location/directions on web page listed below)

CONTACT: To get details on the unit, contact Mark Foy: Mark's e-mail: [see the below link]
More info about the condo with pictures: see specific web site: which is vitalita dot com slash rental

Directions: From I-80 and the University Ave exit, go east on University for about 1.5 miles. Turn right at McGee Ave (about 3 blocks after Sacramento). Go two and a half blocks (between Allston Way and Bancroft Way).

Keywords: House, Condo, Townhome, Duplex, Bungalow, Flat

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 775 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            second bedroom is perfect for kids - high chair available on request - twin sized air mattress available on request...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets accepted under certain conditions. Not all pets are accepted. Please inquiry....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking allowed in the house....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            The optional twin sized air mattress also fits in this room...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • BEDROOM 1 - Queen size Bed sleeps 2 - fitted with organic cotton sheets - windows in bedrooms have blackout roller shades - see photos at www.vitalita.com/rental/photos/ BEDROOM 2 - Double Bed sleeps 2 - fitted with organic cotton sheets - blackout roller shades OTHER SLEEPING OPTIONS - There is also a twin sized air mattress available on request. This is quick inflate mattress which can be placed in one of the bedrooms or in the main living space. And in a pinch, if needed, someone could sleep on the sofa (only 1 'not very tall' person because the sofa does not fold out)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

            The Bosch washer/dryer set is also in the bathroom...moreless

          • All towels are organic cotton; Hansgrohe Raindance shower head (for an extra luxurious shower) (handshower option); Glass enclosure around the bathtub, so there is no shower curtain to attract mildew, and water does not get around the rest of the bathroom; Special Panasonic Whisper Warm Ceiling Heating Unit/Fan - wonderful for providing fast heat in the bathroom during the winter; Toto Toilet with a very quite flush...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            The dining area is part of the main room; dining table has built in leaves (expanders) that slide out to creating seating space for 6. Upon request, a child's highchair can be placed in the house....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            I stock the house with a small amounts of the following for guest convenience (so don't have to run to the store right away): - breakfast cereal - soy milk - juice - coffee and tea - salt...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Espresso Maker (and Coffee Maker) - Krups Model 865; supply some coffee so the guest does not have to run to the store right away...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            fully stocked - dishwasher - gas stove - coffee/espresso maker - microwave - toaster oven - blender - ice cream maker...moreless

          • Stove:

            stainless steel commercial grade gas stove top/range, with burners that can produce a lot of heat if desired...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Many pots and pans - propane grill outside on the deck - ice cream maker - bamboo steamer...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            A new efficient GE stainless steel refrigerator was installed in 2011...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Efficient Bosch model - installed in 2010...moreless

          • Toaster:

            toaster oven...moreless

          • Oven:

            full size...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            Central heating: The house was insulated in 2006, and a high efficiency central force air furnace was installed in 2011; so this house maintains a more comfortable temp than many houses in Berkeley...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            all bed lines and towels are made of 100% high quality organic cotton. Multiple duvet options of different thickness to best fit the time of the year....moreless

          • Living Room:

            TV in this room; Living room/main room has seating for 4 - plus seating for 6 in the dining part of this main room...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            all bed lines and towels are made of 100% high quality organic cotton...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Brand new model installed in 2009 - Bosch - Quite and efficient...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Brand new model installed in 2009 - Bosch - Quite and efficient...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Other: Hansgrohe Raindance shower head (for an extra luxurious shower) (handshower option) - a twin sized air mattress available on request - child high chair available on request - windows in bedrooms have blackout roller shades which can be rolled down as desired...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                40' HD Flat Panel Smart Internet TV (Sony Google TV) with wireless keyboard - Free Netflix streaming built right into the TV (can also surf the internet on this TV)...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Stereo and DVD system is combined, and can play CDs, listen to CDs, as well as play DVD movies (5 speakers)...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                DVD Stereo system is a home theatre system with 5 speakers...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Around 15 music CDs are provided...moreless

              • Video Library:

                About 8 DVD movies are provided...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Books

              Communications

              • Broadband Access:

                High speed internet - can use wireless (wifi) or direct connection - Ethernet cable to connect directly to a laptop (useful for laptops without wireless)....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Bring your laptop (with a wireless card), and easily connect to our high speed internet network....moreless

              • Telephone:

                incoming and outgoing calls - with voice mail...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                free calls to all US numbers...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

                fully landscaped back yard with a plum tree, native plants, and some grass with a patio table and chairs...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                private fenced in back yard with a deck and a small table with chairs - and a grill...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                outdoor propane grill on back yard deck - purchased in 2011...moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Activities

              • Museums
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Jet Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Sailing
              • Basketball Court
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Walking
              • Antiquing
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Bird Watching
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Kayaking
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              5 night min stay
              $230

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • cleaning fee $100
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              *LOWER RATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR LONGER STAYS * Rates vary by length of booking.

              ** Please inquiry for exact pricing based on dates.

              * In general, the minimum rental period is 2 weeks, but on occasion, shorter stays of 10 nights or 5 night maybe available (sometimes min is > 2 weeks). Please inquiry.

              * See http://www.vitalita.com/rental/rates_berkeley_short_term_apartment.html for more details


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              Last updated: 09/06/2014
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              Location

              • University of California at Berkeley

                "Cal Campus"

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              • Downtown Berkeley BART Station

                "The downtown Berkeley BART station (subway stop) is only 6 blocks away. Takes 25 minutes on..."

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              • Downtown

                "There are so many restaurants and shops and movie theaters, etc. in downtown Berkeley, that ..."

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              • Berkeley Farmers' Market

                "The well-known Berkeley Farmer's Market is here in downtown Berkeley every Saturday"

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              • Bread Workshop

                "Bakery/cafe which bakes bread on site"

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              • Gourmet Ghetto

                "This well known district is full of favorably reviewed restaurants including Chez Panisse"

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              • Becky Temko Tot Park

                "Local families collect here with their kids to play in the child-friendly park"

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              • Trader Joe's

                "Popular supermarket with a variety of prepared foods, produce, and packaged dry goods."

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              • Herbivore the Earthly Grill

                "Vegetarian restaurant on the south end of Downtown Berkeley - with a full bar"

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              15 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Oakland International Airport (OAK)
              5.6 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Jack London Square Oakland Ferry Terminal
              1.6 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Berkeley Amtrak Station
              1.6 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              I-80
              2 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Berkeley Marina
              0.3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Many restaurants

              Car: Not Necessary

              A Little Information About Berkeley:

              * Berkeley is a town about 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco (in the East Bay)

              * The main feature of Berkeley is the University of California at Berkeley campus (Cal) which is known world-wide. The campus was the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement in 1964.

              * Berkeley is a beautiful town with lots of interesting craftsman architecture. It has a superb mild climate and beautiful geography (where something is blooming every month of the year).

              * From the town there are spectacular views of San Francisco, the bay, and the hills of Berkeley.

              * Because of Berkeley´s central location, it can be used as a based to explore San Francisco (20 minutes), Napa/Sonoma (1 hour), the Marin Redwoods (45 minutes), Santa Cruz (1.5 hours), and all of the San Francisco Bay area.

              * Berkeley also has: world-class restaurants (Chez Panisse, Bay Wolf, and more), UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Zellerback Hall for cultural events, Lawrence Hall of Science (great for kids), Tilden Park (also great for kids), as well as hiking, biking, lakes, etc.

              Parks Near to the McGee House:

              * Berkeley has many parks

              * The parks that are closest to the McGee house are:

              * Becky Temko Tot Park - 2424 Roosevelt Street (near Channing)

              * Washington School Park - 2300 MLK Jr. Way (near Bancroft Way)

              * Presentation Park - 2199 California St. (at Allston Way)

              * MLK Jr. Civic Center Park - 2151 MLK Jr. Way (at Allston Way)

              Other House Location Information:

              * About 1.75 miles from the Clark Kerr Campus located at the University of California at Berkeley

              * About 2.5 miles from Children's Hospital Oakland which is also co-located with the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) - so if you are looking for a place to stay during an extended visit to the Oakland Children's Hospital and/or Research Center, the McGee house can provide that option as it is located nearby

              * About 2 miles from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL or LBL or Berkeley Labs) in Berkeley

              * About 4 miles from Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley

              * About 10 miles from Mills College in Oakland

              * Many shops and restaurants within .5 miles around the house

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About the owner: Mark lives about 15 blocks from the McGee House, and provides management to all guests of the house. He also works in the information technology arena, as well as in culinary services. You can see his main web site at vitalita dot com Mark has lived in Berkeley since 2000. Mark has stayed at multiple 'short-term furnished' vacation-style housing at many places in the USA, as well as in Europe. That has been great for learning what is important to travelers/visitors.

              Why the Owner Chose Berkeley:
              Mark purchased this house in 2005 to provide comfortable housing for people visiting Berkeley (including visitors to UC Berkeley). Visitors at that time had very few options for furnished short-term housing; there were plenty of housing options which were unfurnished, and required a 9 month lease (where the leaser had to setup their own utilities, etc.), but other than expensive hotels (which generally do not have kitchens, etc.), there were very few other options.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              I love the McGee House for it's comfortable furnishings, quite neighborhood, yet still close to many of Berkeley's best offerings, as well as the private/fully landscaped back yard which is wonderful for enjoying our sunny California days.


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              Photos

              • The house is on a quiet tree lined street only 6 blocks from downtown Berkeley

                The house is on a quiet tree lined street only 6 blocks from downtown Berkeley

              • Expandable dining table (with leaves) which doubles as desk/work space

                Expandable dining table (with leaves) which doubles as desk/work space

              • fully equipped kitchen -with cafe table seating that looks out onto the backyard

                fully equipped kitchen -with cafe table seating that looks out onto the backyard

              • In the larger bedroom, a queen sized bed w/organic cotton linens; lots of light

                In the larger bedroom, a queen sized bed w/organic cotton linens; lots of light

              • Second bedroom also fitted with organic cotton linens

                Second bedroom also fitted with organic cotton linens

              • Kitchen has direct access to private back yard (with deck and grill)

                Kitchen has direct access to private back yard (with deck and grill)

              • Bathroom has shower over bath tub - organic cotton towels

                Bathroom has shower over bath tub - organic cotton towels

              • Area around the McGee House

                Area around the McGee House

              • Main living area with seating for 4 and HD Sony Google TV with free Netflix

                Main living area with seating for 4 and HD Sony Google TV with free Netflix

              • another view of the main living area with dining table at the window

                another view of the main living area with dining table at the window

              • Kitchen-dishwasher-view of private landscaped backyard-door to backyard

                Kitchen-dishwasher-view of private landscaped backyard-door to backyard

              • Modern bathroom (with shower over bathtub) - includes a clothes washer and dryer

                Modern bathroom (with shower over bathtub) - includes a clothes washer and dryer

              • private fenced-in back yard with deck and propane grill

                private fenced-in back yard with deck and propane grill

              • another view of the kitchen

                another view of the kitchen

              • Bosch washer dryer set

                Bosch washer dryer set

              • McGee House Floor Plan

                McGee House Floor Plan

              • McGee House location - 7 blocks to UC Berkeley Campus

                McGee House location - 7 blocks to UC Berkeley Campus

              VRBO #88950

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              This listing was first published here in 2006.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, August 05, 2014

              $230 per night (USD)
              16

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

              View calendar: Updated 09/06/14
              Minimum stay: 5 nights
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