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Charming North Berkeley Hills with Gorgeous Views

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 15 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom + Den(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 1-5)

This newly and meticulously built 850 square foot apartment is situated in one of the most exclusive and charming neighborhoods of North Berkeley Hills away from crowds. This lovely flat is ideal for executives,scholars,or vacationers who want to stay in a beautiful large flat and enjoy bay views of San Francisco. One of the most celebrated neighborhoods and world renown, the Gourmet Ghetto is within walking distance. This area is known for the high concentration of fine eating establishments including Chez Panisse by Alice Waters, the Cheese Board Collective, as well as the first ever Peet's Coffee & Tea. Gourmet dining, sidewalk cafes, bakeries, coffee houses, wine shops, boutiques, artisan home decor, galleries, and flower stands all lend the area a European ambiance.

This spacious flat has all the amenities of a small home featuring a new kitchen with granite counter tops, maple cabinets, equipped with new appliances, cookware, dinnerware and linens.

The Master bedroom has a queen bed, sitting area, large walk in closet, and a generous wide dresser for your belongings. The bathroom features a shower with non stop hot water and sink. The large living room boasts an electric fireplace with an adjustable flame and blower, pull out couch, leather recliner, television, and DVD player. Sit out on your large deck with a morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy the gorgeous views this unit has to offer. Washer and dryer are also set-up for your use.

Across the street and just a couple minutes walk is John Hinkel Park. A historical landmark with magnificent oak groves, picnic areas, hiking and trails. During the summer months opera performances are offered free to the public in the park's amphitheatre.

All utilities are included along with cable TV, water, gas, electricity, telephone, fax and high speed internet. We also have a PC for your use. The flat has good sound insulation as the entire house went through a major remodel recently. There is ample free street parking and public transportation and freeways are close by.

San Francisco is a 20 minute drive. Napa Valley is only a 40 minute drive. The flat is centrally and conveniently located to many wonderful attractions offered in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian, Farsi
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2017


Kirk has many years of experience in property management and understands customer satisfactions . He lives on the upper flat with his lovely wife, Jaleh. You can be assured that any reasonable requests will be honored or if you need anything special we are close by and can help.

KIRK ANSARI purchased this apartment in 2008

Why KIRK ANSARI chose Berkeley

We are in early stages of semi-retirement. We moved to this area because we think it is one of the most beautiful spots in the world and offers a fantastic climate. We enjoy the fabulous views, the proximity to wonderful restaurants, theaters, arts, cultural events, shopping and all the other wonderful attractions this area has to offer. We think you will love it also!

What makes this apartment unique

My wife and I live on the upper flat ; We are always available to respond to your reasonable requests or inquiries.


Berkeley Hills Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Panels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Half bath is a private sink and toilet off Den
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Luxury bath featuring non-stop hot water supply.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • One Queen size Bed in large Bedroom Suite for 2 Second bed is a sofa bed for 2 in living room that converts into a full size bed. (1)Baby Pack- n- play 3rd bed is a comfortable single bed in Den where you also have privacy plus 1/2 bath . We also could provide an air bed if needed and available .
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We can offer another private 1BR, 1BA with a large kitchen and Golden Gate views for larger parties.This apartment is next to this flat and you can access it from this unit. Rates are slightly less than this flat subject to availability. It sleeps 2-3 people and has in unit laundry facilities.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Charming North Berkeley Hills with Gorgeous Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Our stay has been just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We spent there 5 nights and everything was great! The house has got all the facilities you may need and the location is perfect to visit the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment in a beautiful location; lots of light, well appointed, immaculate.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a number of VRBO residences. This was one of the best. The owners were very easy to work with. The apartment was immaculate upon our arrival. The pictures accurately represent the apartment. We thoroughly enjoyed our month stay. We did a lot of walking, but be aware the apartment is located in the Berkeley hills so be prepared for hilly terrain. A car is pretty much a must. Shopping and access to all areas of Berkeley are only minutes away by car.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dennis and Liz, Thank you for the great review. More importantly, we appreciated the fact that you mentioned couple of light bulbs were out . Now we have replaced them. Any other suggestions to improve thing in the apartment will be gladly considered. Jaleh and I really enjoyed meeting you and hosting such low maintenance guests was a pleasure. Hope all is well . Jaleh and Kirk
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Wonderful accommodations in north Berkeley

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations were perfect for grandma son daughter inlaw grandson--close by coffee shops and eateries not too far away to get to San Francisco or Marin County. Bottle of wine and desserts nice surprise. Only additional item I would've like to see provided would be a hairdryer

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dorina, We really enjoyed your presence hear and it was a pleasure meeting you and your family. The beautiful towel from Iowa was a real surprise and we cherish this gift. By the way, there is a hair dryer in the main bath room in apt. You just missed it . Thanks again for everything and we hope to get a chance to see you again. Kirk and Jaleh
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  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for a week while visiting my oldest daughter in Berkeley. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and very well equipped. Upon arrival the owners had a nice bottle of wine, a delicious loaf of olive bread, cheese and fruit set out for us. There was practically anything you might need from extra towels to band aids to sunscreen available in the apartment. Overall, this was an excellent apartment in a nice neighborhood in a convenient location.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home- GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

Great home with all the amenities needed! The location was amazing up in Berkeley Hills with tremendous views of the Bay. Kirk and his wife were very welcoming and provided me with everything I needed including umbrellas for the one week it rained in California...just happened to be the one week my parents were vacationing. I was super comfortable and was able to maintain my own privacy. There is so much to do in the area from the Regional Parks on the other side of the hill to downtown Berkeley, only a short drive to the Bay Bridge. Thanks again Kirk!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gracious living away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time, staying in Kirk and Jaleh's apartment for three and a half weeks. The apartment is lovely; clean, spacious rooms, well equipped kitchen and laundry, with spectacular sunset views from the living room and deck. Our hosts were generous and gracious, welcoming us with wine and chocolate cake. What could be better !

We found grocery stores and restaurants within an easy, short drive, or a more rigorous walk.

I recommend this apartment without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Tilden regonal Park
Nearest Point of Interest
The Historical John Hinkel Park 2 minutes away
Nearest Point of Interest
Sausalito, Tiburon & Belvedere is only 30 minutes
Nearest Point of Interest
University of California at Berkeley, a 10 Minutes Drive
Nearest Point of Interest
Indian Rock & Park is a 5 minutes walk

Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA (Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA) --- San Francisco is a 20 minute drive. Napa Valley is only a 40 minute drive. The flat is centrally and conveniently located to many wonderful attractions offered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Across the street and just a couple minutes walk is John Hinkel Park. A historical landmark with magnificent oak groves, picnic areas, hiking and trails. During the summer months opera performances are offered free to the public in the park's amphitheater.

Other Activities: parasailing, wildlife viewing, racquetball, miniature golf, shopping, boating, basketball, kayaking, hot air ballooning


Rates & Availability

Berkeley Hills Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
15 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
15 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning FEE $95

1. Shorter stays may be possible if it falls between two existing bookings. Please call owner at 415-819-7777 for any questions.
2. City of Berkeley is currently considering adding a short term ordinance which at a minimum will require guest to pay a 12-14% hotel tax. If and when this ordinance was adopted prior to your occupancy, you will agree to pay this tax.
3.Bookings more than 6 months in advance require 20% payment at booking ..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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