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Luxurious Berkeley Home

(32 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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. Our home has two separate parts. There's the 1320 square foot main house (available for you) and our lovely cottage in the back. At times we block off rentals in the front house so we can use it ourselves, especially during times when we can have family gatherings or have friends or relatives visit. We never rent out the cottage.

You are most welcome to stay in our home. We have a 4 night minimum. The 1320 square ft main home has two bedrooms and one bath. There is plenty of privacy. The cottage/studio is accessed by a different entrance than the entrance you would use and we even have two different outdoor grills.

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. 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.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 unless they are your children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • no shoes in the house


  • Music Library:

    lots of music CD's. Mostly rock, blues, country, world...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV (satellite)...moreless

  • Stereo


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    on the street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Your own telephone number with answering machine; you may customize message during your stay....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In the Home...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    wifi throughout the house...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you'll need. Some of it is All-Clad...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Nearly every gadget and appliance you could want. Granite countertop. Lots of china and glassware -- Lenox, Wedgwood, Mikasa. Dining Table Seats 8. Breakfast Nook Seats 4. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    GE Cafe 30' range with 2 ovens ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $110
  • Taxes Not included


We like to talk on the telephone with prospective guests. .

One time nonrefundable cleaning fee $110.00 4 night minimum.

One week or longer stays preferred. Possible discount for long stays.

No shoes in the house. It is possible that the City of Berkeley will start taxing stays of less 14 days. If so we'll let you know. That will be added to the rate.

The rate for Thanksgiving and Christmas / New Years, and U.C. Berkeley graduation is $250.00 / night.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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Car: Not Necessary

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Husband: physician. Wife: businesswoman. We have 5 grown children and 3 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.

Why the Owner Chose North Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • this is our home

    this is our home

  • Living room looking west

    Living room looking west

  • view from front porch

    view from front porch

  • dining room

    dining room

  • dining room cupboard.Lots of Mikasa stemware. etc

    dining room cupboard.Lots of Mikasa stemware. etc

  • breakfast nook

    breakfast nook

  • front bedroom

    front bedroom

  • West side of home; roses next to bedroom window.

    West side of home; roses next to bedroom window.

  • bathroom - bathtub + shower

    bathroom - bathtub + shower

  • Public library - 1 block away

    Public library - 1 block away

  • do you like run? Public park with track 3 blocks away

    do you like run? Public park with track 3 blocks away

  • spice cabinet

    spice cabinet

  • our home with flowers

    our home with flowers

  • living room looking South

    living room looking South

  • Entrance h

    Entrance h

  • pantry- washer, dryer extra sink, more counter space and cabinets

    pantry- washer, dryer extra sink, more counter space and cabinets

  • one of the kitchen cupboard. Dishes are Wedgwood

    one of the kitchen cupboard. Dishes are Wedgwood

  • kitchen, partial view.

    kitchen, partial view.

  • back bedroom - iMac on the desk; bookshelf
  there's a printer too

    back bedroom - iMac on the desk; bookshelf there's a printer too

  • bathroom


  • coffee staton - 3 kinds of ways to make coffee!

    coffee staton - 3 kinds of ways to make coffee!

  • stove and view of some of the cookware

    stove and view of some of the cookware

  • Weber grill

    Weber grill

  • front door with keyless lock

    front door with keyless lock

VRBO #254170

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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