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Quiet 2100 sq ft home, 4 blocks to Cal campus, 5 to gourmet ghetto, great views

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 30 - 90 nights


About the property

2100 sq feet, 2 BR, 2.5 Bath, Bay views, walk to campus, parking for 2 cars

This 2100 sq. ft townhouse sits on a quiet 4-block street a few minutes walk north of the UC Berkeley campus. The first floor has a modern eat-in kitchen, large DR and LR with fireplace, a large back deck with private gardens and a large front deck for grilling, eating and watching sunsets over SF, the Bay and GG bridges, Alcatraz and Angel Island. There are a half-bath and washer and dryer on first floor. The second floor has two bedrooms with queen beds, 2 full baths, a media room with TV and stereo and a large study with couch, rockers, desk space for 2 and killer views of the bay and Campanile. With windows on 3 sides and large skylights it is very light and sunny. There is a garage with a digital piano, erg machine, elliptical and weights. Bikes are available. There is sufficient off-street parking for 2 vehicles. There is a bus stop half a block away, and you can walk to BART in 18 minutes.

Utilities are included, specifically broadband internet, water, sewer, gas and electric (we have rooftop solar). Available starting July 1 until Sept 30. Minimum of 1 month rental preferred.

More Details

Hilary Worthen
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 5, 2018

About Hilary Worthen

We are retired Harvard Medical School Faculty members who moved to the Bay Area to be with children and grandchildren. We still spend summers on the East Coast, so our lovely Berkeley home is available to rent.

Hilary Worthen purchased this townhome in 2013

What makes this townhome unique

Our home is in a wonderful location: walk to events on the Berkeley Campus or to dinner at the fabulous restaurants such as Chez Panisse that are 5 blocks away. Walk to Downtown Berkeley BART in 18 minutes, or take the bus half a block away. You then have easy access to all of the East Bay and San Francisco. Or Drive 7 minutes to the enormous Tilden Park spanning the ridge above Berkeley, and enjoy 360 degree views of San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay and Mt. Diablo. Or just stay home and dine out on the deck, or read in our lovely study while you watch the sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge.


Berkeley Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 1 has walk-in shower with GG bridge views
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom has skylight
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Crib is available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Quiet 2100 sq ft home, 4 blocks to Cal campus, 5 to gourmet ghetto, great views
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

very nice place to stay for the family

  • 5 of 5

We had been there for 3 months and enjoyed it. Optimal location walking distance to parks, small shops, restaurants and campus. BART round the corner. Plenty of room for a small family. Beautiful small front terrace and small backyard with flowers and trees. Landlord is very helpful in every aspect and it's obvious that they love their place. The house is very well equipped - everything you need for a normal life. What to say more, go for it when it's free!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! This lovely family was perfect tenants, and we’d love to see them again.
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Car: recommended

Our location 1/4 mile from the campus of the University of California, Berkeley means all kinds of cultural events - talks, concerts, museums etc - are readily available. We are also close to parks, the marina, BART, great food, theatre, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Property Damage Protection $79

We require our guests to pay for twice monthly cleaning by our cleaning service at $144 per cleaning

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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