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Golden Gate Views, Walk to Solano Ave Shops & Restaurants & Private Entrance

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This newly and meticulously built 650 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 flat and enjoy filtered bay views of San Francisco. One of the most celebrated neighborhoods and world renown, the Gourmet Ghetto is within a 30 minutes 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 lovely flat has all the amenities of a small home featuring a large kitchen with granite counter tops, maple cabinets, equipped with new appliances, cookware, dinnerware and linens.

The bedroom has a very comfortable queen bed, huge walk in closet, and a dresser for your belongings. The bathroom features a tub and shower with non stop hot water and two sinks. The living room boasts beautiful garden views and SF Bay views, Golden Gate Bridge, an electric fireplace with an adjustable flame and blower, pull out couch, LCD television, and DVD/CD player. Sit out on your private 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 in your unit.

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.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2016


Owners, Jaleh and Kirk have many years of experience in property management. They lives on the upper flat . 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

Kirk is a real estate broker veteran with more than 30 years of experience in SF Bay Area . He can also help with any real estate questions you may have, 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!


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(30 traveler reviews)

Golden Gate Views, Walk to Solano Ave Shops & Restaurants & Private Entrance
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Dody & David

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with our teens at this charming rental. We loved the location and the ability to walk to restaurants, local shops, and parks. Kirk was a great host. The views were spectacular and the apartment was extremely comfortable. We would happily plan to return to this lovely property.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks Doty and David. It was truly a pleasure hosting you and of course meeting you as well.
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Peaceful Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a peaceful holiday here. The property is a secluded woodland retreat. Sitting on the balcony we often saw deer in the early mornings. Kirk and Jeleh, the home owners, were very welcoming and helpful. The suite is extremely well laid out with well equipped. We felt safe and were totally relaxed here. We were often tempted to forgo our planned trips in favour of sleeping in and enjoying the peace and quiet of the property. Highly recommend. Hope to return someday soon!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jan and Paul- We are glad that you enjoyed our vacation rental. We hope to get a chance to see you again. Best, Jaleh and Kirk
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Perfect home away from home for our family to explore SF!

  • 5 of 5

This fully equipped beautiful apartment in a peaceful neighborhood was the perfect home for our family with 2 boys under 10 for 4 days while we explored SF. The unit provided everything we needed except our own food - parking was a breeze! The North Berkeley BART station is just a 5 minute drive away with plenty of parking available for non-commuters starting at 10 AM. We didn't try walking it but imagine that would also be possible. Solano Avenue with its lovely restaurants and shops is also within walking distance. Would stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank you Kirk!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely stay in every respect

  • 5 of 5

From the moment that we arrived, the owner (Kirk and his lovely wife Jaleh greeted us in the driveway, helped us with our luggage and could

not have been more helpful and caring. The apartment was well thought out, nicely furnished , sparkling clean

and equipped with every convenience. They were even kind enough to leave several bottles of water and a nice

bottle of wine for us. We felt more like welcomed friends than a short time rental user. By the way, it is in a lovely

neighborhood with great views. It's quality all the way.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all the kind words. We really enjoyed meeting you both and can't wait to visit with you again . Jaleh and Kirk
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San Diego, California

A perfect "home away from home" for visiting our Berkeley student.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two sons visited Berkeley for our son's graduation from Cal. How we wish we had known about this jewel in the Berkeley hills for all of our previous four years of visits!! Kirk and Jaleh's apartment is lovely; exceedingly comfortable, immaculately clean, beautifully decorated, and a great location. Every amenity is provided for. There is a lovely balcony with a table for "al fresco" dining, and a full-sized washer and dryer as well. We were even greeted with a bottle of wine and a tray of pastries on our arrival, (a welcome sight after driving 8 hours from San Diego). The house is conveniently located close to U.C. Berkeley, and is a short drive over the bridge to San Francisco. There are lovely parks and walking paths in the hills around their home, and we saw deer along the street in front of the house! Indian Rock is only a few blocks away- a great place to watch the sunset. There are also excellent restaurants within walking distance (if you don't mind walking hills), and an upscale grocery store called Andronico's a few blocks away where we shopped for the meals we cooked in the apartment. The only suggestion I have is to prune the trees behind the house to reveal that million dollar view of the bay and San Francisco. Otherwise, the apartment could not have been more lovely. Thank you, Kirk and Jaleh, for your wonderful hospitality.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came from Boston and stayed in Kirk and Jaleh's apartment for ten days. It was just as we hoped it would be: comfortable, clean, quiet, very private and designed with everything we could possibly need. If I wanted something, I had only to look because I knew it would be there. That is such a plus when one is far from home. We were a little wary at staying such a long time in a place we hadn't previously seen but it worked out beautifully and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Nor would I hesitate to return. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pamela and Bill - Jaleh and I were delighted to host you- We also enjoyed meeting you and we love to see you guys again in a near future.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
20 Min. to Oakland Airport and 45 Min.SF Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shattuck Street bars
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
15 minutes to Berkeley Marina
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
10 minutes to Tilden Park Gulf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hyw 80 and 580
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
10 minutes walking
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
3-4 Hours
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
San Francisco
Car: recommended

Tilden Park , Huge Regional Park with Many Different Activities is Close by in Addition to Many Other Smaller Parks. Berkeley Marina with Many Fine Restaurants is Near by Also.


Rates & Availability

Berkeley Hills Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
All seasons
Dec 6 2016 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

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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Berkeley Hills Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub and shower with grab bar. 2 sinks, one toilet and exhaust fan.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed for 2 , Single air Beds 1, Baby Pack -n- Play(1), Sleep Sofa bed for 2
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Across from John Hinkel Park. If You Have a Very Large Party ,Adjacent Larger Vacation Rental May Be Available for Additional 6 People. Please Call Kirk at or Check Listing 246393

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