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Have it All! Gorgeous Contemporary in North Berkeley Hills

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Enter through private courtyard with fountain and pool

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Last updated: 07/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is a beautiful, peaceful place- rooms filled with light and art, bay and garden views and wonderful private outdoor spaces. This custom home built for current owner is high enough in the Hills for fantastic views but close enough to walk to Berkeley's cherished destinations.

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

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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 07/15/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) there are 2 bedrooms, each with a queen size bed. The maximum number of guests that can be accommodated is 2 couples....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    extensive library...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    gas fireplace...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    high speed cable access...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    one parking space for small or moderate size vehicle provided in garage...moreless

  • Telephone:

    house phone reserved for owner's messages...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    wifi; wireless printer...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    completely furnished ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    2 electric ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    staples and condiments provided...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,100

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

1/2 fee plus damage deposit due by check upon signing contract. Remainder due 45 days prior to occupancy.


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Owner info

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 07/15/2016

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Photos

  • Enter through private courtyard  with fountain and pool

    Enter through private courtyard with fountain and pool

  • Part of entry gallery

    Part of entry gallery

  • Spacious living room with expansive views of San Francisco and the Bay

    Spacious living room with expansive views of San Francisco and the Bay

  • Kitchen  big enough for 2-3 cooks and kibitzers

    Kitchen big enough for 2-3 cooks and kibitzers

  • Guest bedroom with garden view

    Guest bedroom with garden view

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Outdoor dining end of deck

    Outdoor dining end of deck

  • Garden dining in the back patio

    Garden dining in the back patio

  • courtyard seating area

    courtyard seating area

  • Dining for 10

    Dining for 10

  • Breakfast/sun room flooded with light year round

    Breakfast/sun room flooded with light year round

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Office/library with Bay view and  high speed internet access

    Office/library with Bay view and high speed internet access

  • View of San Francisco and Bay from the deck

    View of San Francisco and Bay from the deck

  • The Golden Gate View

    The Golden Gate View

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, August 28, 2016

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Have it All! Gorgeous Contemporary in North Berkeley Hills

North Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA #283601

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