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Walk to UC Berkeley & Elmwood Shops & Restaurants

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spacious corner studio in the heard of the Elmwood neighborhood.

Spacious, corner studio in the heart of the Elmwood neighborhood and walking distance to UC Berkeley campus, shops, restaurants and cafés. This well appointed studio has it's own entrance but is part of a well maintained Craftsman home where the owner's family also lives. Outfitted with a queen bed and twin floor mattress, the space is ideal for a single person, a couple or a couple with a child.

Guest access

You will get exclusive use of the studio space. The front door is shared with the family that lives upstairs, but the door to the studio is private. You will be sent a unique access code for the front door and there is a key to the studio that you can use to lock your space during your stay if you wish.

Parking: Complimentary, off street parking is available in the driveway - just let us know!

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About The Owner

Guest interaction

This property is managed by Christina Campobasso & Irma George of Mod Retreat. Both managers are available by phone or text and are happy to meet you in person. Our goal is to provide you a clean, comfortable space without intruding upon your privacy. We will send you access instructions prior to your arrival and are always available should you need us during your stay. You may meet the owners of the studio and their two delightful children when you're coming and going. But sometimes with busy schedules your paths may not cross.

Why The Owner chose Elmwood

Neighborhood overview

The Elmwood neighborhood is very safe and loaded with charm. From the studio, you can walk to UC Berkeley Campus, performances at the Greek theater, and the shops, cafés and restaurants of the Elmwood neighborhood. Not to mention the hiking trails up the street with amazing views. Downtown Berkeley is a little bit longer walk or quick car ride. To get to San Francisco, you can easily walk or take the #51 bus down College Ave. to the Rockridge BART station. BART is our local subway connecting the East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley and beyond) to San Francisco.

What makes this studio unique

This newly remodeled studio will provide you a comfortable place to stay on the ground floor of a well kept Craftsman home in the Elmwood neighborhood. Care has been taken to design an aesthetically pleasing environment for you to relax and enjoy your visit. ***The family who owns the house lives upstairs and has 2 boys. Footsteps will most likely be heard anytime after 7am. The family is very considerate and will try to prevent loud noises, but it's important guests be aware of this.*** The studio is equipped with coffee/tea service as well as a refrigerator and a microwave. There is a corner store a block away where you can purchase milk or other items you may need. Please let us know if we can get anything for you ahead of time. The studio also has a gas fireplace with remote, perfect for cold evenings. And the TV is equipped with Apple TV for you to login with your own password.


Elmwood Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guest must be able to climb the 8 steps to front entry.
  • Guests must observe quiet hours from 9pm-7am and be respectful of surrounding neighbors.
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap & hair dryer are provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Price is good.

  • 5 of 5

Property is very lovely and cozy.

Very well maintained. It could use a better matress and a little closet but overall we are very happy and will come back any time we come to visit our daughter at Berkeley.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Good Location. Good Stay.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the close by down town. Place was clean. A struggle with the TV/Apple unit but was resolved quickly. Would stay here again and recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very pleasant room & convenient location

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant room and convenient location

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Convenient and attractive studio perfect for short visit

  • 5 of 5

With its convenient location location, comfortable bed and off-street parking, this little studio was perfect for our two-night stay. Visitors’ needs are anticipated: instructions and local information is provided in a handy notebook. The hosts’ warning notwithstanding, we were unaware of the family upstairs. An added bonus is the well-appointed furnishings. We particularly admired the two bedside tables.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dublin, Ireland

Beautiful place in a great area

  • 5 of 5

This was a great stay. No complaints whatsoever!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dakota Dunes, SD, USA

Perfect accomodations, parking, and location. Super clean!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect! We were in town for graduation. We did rent a car for distance runs. The home is within walking distance to cafes and shopping. The Elmwood district did not disappoint. We did Uber to campus to offset having to find parking during the busy graduation crowds near campus. We wouldn't hesitate to stay at this property again! Much better than a hotel.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $85

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.