Have it All! Gorgeous Contemporary in North Berkeley Hills(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
After you arrive at this exclusive neighborhood of fine homes, you will enter your private world through an elegant gate and pass into a secluded outdoor room furnished for outdoor sitting, dining and sunning by a large garden fountain and pool.
The house beyond the courtyard welcomes you with a high-ceilinged, skylite entry art gallery that leads to an expansive 40 ft. living room and dining room opening to a view of San Francisco and the Bay and a large, flower-filled deck. The deck is furnished for dining, lounging, reading and relaxing with a reading light for warm evenings.
The beautifully furnished book-lined living room has a completely restored 1907 Steinway Grand, a hifi system, classical and jazz CD collections and cable TV.
In addition to the formal dining room, there is a breakfast/garden room with an enormous skylight ceiling, and 2 outdoor dining areas- a deck off the living room and the large courtyard.
The kitchen has large granite work surfaces and a center island. There is a gas stove top, 2 electric ovens, all appliances and a pass through to the living room The laundry is located conveniently off the kitchen.
The 2 bedrooms, each with bath, have queen beds and bay windows with chaise lounges that invite reclining, reading and enjoying the courtyard garden view.
The master bath is flooded with natural light from a large clerestory and has a tub and separate tiled shower and corian counters.
There is a library/office off the living room with a view of the bay and a large work space with high speed internet access, wireless printer, scanner and fax.
You may be too happy to venture out, but when you do you can stroll down the adjacent lane to the original Peet's, Chez Panisse and the Gourmet Ghetto or walk 8 short blocks to enter the North Gate of the Berkeley Campus of the University of California.
This rental includes a weekly housekeeper and a bi-weekly gardener.
Keywords: Custom Designed House
Member since: 2010
- 2100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Ocean View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
1/2 fee plus damage deposit due by check upon signing contract. Remainder due 45 days prior to occupancy.
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Year Purchased: 1982
About the owner: My husband and I planned and built this house for ourselves as a grown-up house after our children were grown. It was one of the few remaining view lots in North Berkeley. The house was designed to be both our full time residence and our vacation house and has fulfilled those roles beyond my expectations. I still feel happy very day when I wake up and go to see the view across the bay. Now that I am retired, I enjoy traveling and doing things with my children and grandchildren and want to share my wonderful house with others who will appreciate it when I am away. (the photo of me was taken in the back garden)
Why the Owner Chose North Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA:
Berkeley is a unique city- an old suburb of San Francisco, the home of the most prestigious public university in the world and a center for arts and culture. Cal Performances, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Aurora Theatre, The Marsh, Shotgun Players are among the many groups producing live performances. The food here is amazing whether you eat out in our fabulous restaurants to buy gourmet ingredients from farmer's markets, our fishmongers, bakeries and shops like Berkeley Bowl. I live here because I enjoy urban life and want to be close to the university.
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Enter through private courtyard with fountain and pool
Part of entry gallery
Spacious living room with expansive views of San Francisco and the Bay
Kitchen big enough for 2-3 cooks and kibitzers
Guest bedroom with garden view
Outdoor dining end of deck
Garden dining in the back patio
courtyard seating area
Dining for 10
Breakfast/sun room flooded with light year round
Office/library with Bay view and high speed internet access
View of San Francisco and Bay from the deck
The Golden Gate View
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
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