About the property
- House1300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Detached House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
We, your hosts, are a married couple; Margarita is a business owner, Bob is a physician. Both of us are semi-retired. Our children are grown and have moved out and our place is underutilized. We'd like to offer it to you.
You are most welcome to stay in our home. We have a 4 night minimum. The main home has two bedrooms and one bath. There is plenty of privacy. We stay in back in a cottage.
Please note that the City of Berkeley has started charging a 14% tax for stays of fewer than 14 days. This started on 9/1/17. If you rent our home you will need to pay this directly to us and we will forward it to the city. There is no tax for longer stays. We have a zoning certificate # ZCSTR2017-0022.
the usual rate is $200.00 / night but during certain times the rate is $250.00 / night The rate for Thanksgiving week and Xmas week will be $250.00 / night.
Our house is meticulously maintained, clean, airy, and fully equipped. It is located in what is generally acknowledged as one of the most desirable areas of Berkeley, close to wonderful restaurants, shops, and walking streets.
Our place is perfect for visiting scholars, scientists, business or creative people and for tourists who prefer the peace and quiet of this lovely East Bay city. Many of our guests have been people with children and grandchildren or other relatives or friends in the area. There is easy and fast access to downtown San Francisco via public transportation; bus and BART stations are in easy walking distance from our house.
Parking is on the street but is not a problem - usually you can park directly in front of the house. Occasionally parking might be a half block or at most 1 block away
Bob Dolgoff and Margarita Nicol
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
About Bob Dolgoff and Margarita Nicol
Husband: physician. Wife: businesswoman. We have 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren. Yes, cute! We have been in the area for many years and want It would be fun to tell you all about our town and neighborhood. We know you'll enjoy the area and our home.
Bob Dolgoff and Margarita Nicol purchased this House in 2005
Why Bob Dolgoff and Margarita Nicol chose North Berkeley
We didn't buy it as a vacation rental. It is our home. You will have full use of the appliances, dishes, etc. and you can even use the staples and spices you find in the pantry and the refrigerator.
What makes this House unique
Great location. Walk to UC Berkeley. Solano Avenue with its shops and restaurants is just 3 blocks away. Express bus to San Francisco is one block away. You can walk to the North Berkeley BART station. If you don't know about the climate in our area let us tell you -- it seldom gets very hot in the summer (almost no one has air conditioning) or too cold in the winter (no frost or snow). Winters can be rainy and cool, it almost never rains all summer long but it can be foggy and cool. Our usual summer weather may features fog or clouds in the morning clearing by Noon, then bright sunshine all afternoon, and then cooling in the evening. In the summer we can have spells when it is overcast for few days at a time. September and October are frequently our hottest months. In the winter it can by drizzly for days at at time or warm and sunny for days at a time or bright sunny and warm for days at a time. The neighborhood is fabulous. Tree-lined streets, homes with beautiful landscaping, lots of flowers even in the winter. Shopping streets a few blocks away are lined with boutiques, bakeries, restaurants of all kinds, specialty food stores, bookstores, cafes, etc. You'll have fun just walking around.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Berkeley Home!
Your home is one of the best short term rentals that we have stayed in! It had all the lovely little touches, including breakfast food for the first day (or two), that make a home a home. We would definitely stay there again when we return to the area. My husband was already trying to figure out a trip for the spring. Thanks so much for a great place to spend time in catching up with our son!
Thanks. We are glad you enjoyed our place!
Comfortable home in a wonderful neighborhood
Thank you to Bob & Margarita for a wonderful weekend at your home. The house was perfect for our needs. We loved the neighborhood as well: easy to walk to parks, the local middle school track, restaurants and shops, & transit. We had some trouble with the internet speed, but Bob was very responsive.
Space was great. Owners were very gracious. Location was so convenient as it was close to everything.
Phenomenal home to stay in!
This truly was a home away from home. Bob and Margarita have thought of everything to make their guests very comfortable.
Great home in a great neighborhood
My husband and I stayed here for our daughter's wedding weekend. This lovely home in a great neighborhood was well-maintained, clean and well-appointed. We couldn't have asked for a better home base for a hectic weekend. Our hosts were accommodating and responsive. We'd stay again!
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home and we'd love to have you return
Bob + Margarita
Very clean and charming home with plenty of personal touches! Thank you for sharing your home and for the wine, fruit and bread! Excellent location! Highly recommend this home! We will be back!
thanks for the review. We are glad you enjoyed staying in our home and yes we hope you'll return!
Beaches Are an Hour's Drive Away, the High Sierra Mountains, Yosemite, and Lake Tahoe Are 3 1/2 Hours Drive Away, Muir Woods (Redwoods, the World's Tallest Trees) Are an Hour Away. San Francisco is 25' away by car except during rush hour when it is 1 hour away! Take BART (our rapid transit rail system). You can walk to the BART station in 20 - 25 minutes or you can take the bus to the city; the bus stop is a block away.
Additional information about rental rates
The City of Berkeley charges a tax of 14% for rentals of fewer than 14 days. if your rental is for fewer than 14 days you will be billed for this in addition to the regular rate. The rate for Thanksgiving and Christmas / New Years, and U.C. Berkeley graduation is $250.00 / night.