Beautiful 'Urban Cottage' Condo in Downtown Berkeley(19 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:30 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Condo, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
This one-bedroom-plus-loft can sleep up to four and comes with its own parking space in a secure environment (separate code for entry to the garage and from the street to the apartment area). Within the apartment, handcrafted furniture and artistic elements mix with found objects to offer a confluence of styles that represent the coolest in eco-urban chic. From the living room’s almost two-story front window overlooking University Avenue the sun pours in during the day and you can see Oakland, San Francisco, the new sleek Bay Bridge extension replacement.
The main bedroom contains a double-bed, floor-to-ceiling book shelves and a large closet. (Another, even larger closet is in the living room). Upstairs, the loft has a built-in platform bed with futon, and a bookcase and writing desk, perfect for a Visiting Professor.
The kitchen has all necessary amenities and there is, of course, a bathroom and shower. All linens, towels, etc are provided.
The building itself is constructed to current environmental and earthquake standards, and includes a large patio area open to all residents, with a gas-fired barbecue in place. From the top floor, where our apartment is located, you have views of the Bay and Mount Tamalpais and can enjoy the fabulous Berkeley sunsets. The building is also wheelchair-friendly. A washer and dryer for use by tenants are available on the ground floor.
Rates: $2600-$5200 per month. Varies by number of people. Discounts may be available for longer stays.
Keywords: Condo, Apartment, Flat, Downtown, Near Campus
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Member since: 2010
- On floor 4
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Double Beds (2) One in the bedroom, one platform-style in the loft
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom has both shower and tub, and a linen closet.
- CD Player
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking
Building garage features a European-style 'stack' system. Due to height restrictions, it will not take most SUVs or some cars with luggage racks. Please enquire if you think your car may be too tall....moreless
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
Rates are based on 1 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $2,600
- Taxes Not included
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $2600 per month for 1 person, plus $30 per night for each additional person = $3500 for 2 people, $4400 for 3 people, and $5300 for 4 people.
Damage deposit (refundable) due at least two weeks in advance. First month's rental due prior to arrival. Direct deposit to bank preferred for monthly payments. PayPal may also be used.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Car: Not Necessary
Lawn bowling club a 15-minute walk away; San Francisco a 15-20 minute BART ride away. Farmers market offers fresh organic produce every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (see http://ecologycenter.org/bfm/ for locations). Many museums and galleries within easy walk/drive.
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: We are an international policy analyst/writer/editor (plus lawn bowler) and a multi-faceted designer (interiors/exteriors/renderings/jewelry) with a graduate degree in theology. In other words an odd couple, but not atypical of Berkeley!
Why the Owner Chose Central Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA:
Between the two of us we've lived for substantial lengths of time in Glasgow, Chicago, New York City, Bologna, London, Ghana, and travelled to Provence, Tokyo, Rome, Paris, Baja California, etc etc--and nothing beats Berkeley, 'the biggest small town in America'! A vibrant cultural and intellectual life, some of the best eating options in the nation (home to Chez Panisse, ground zero of the organic, environmentally sustainable food movement), art, music, crafts, cinema, the Bay, plus splendid walking options in the hills and through its almost secret pathway system--we cannot imagine living anywhere else. And the weather is temperate all year, usually several degrees warmer than in SF across the Bay, and if you go north a few miles, in an hour you can be sipping a nice chardonnay on a sun-drenched vineyard in Napa, lounging in one of the pools in the spa town of Calistoga, hiking in Muir Woods, or looking for whales off the coast.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
This is an ideal location for living in Berkeley, CA. Close to the University, shops, restaurants, cinemas, and the BART. The building is relatively new, built to a high standard by Berkeley's premier award-winning multi-dwelling developer. You can see the San Francisco Bay from the balcony, including a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge, and Mount Tamalpais. It is also a great base camp for exploring the entire Bay Area and Northern California.
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Dining Room and Kitchen
Dining Room Table (with matchbook collection)
Living Room (detail)
Dining Room (from loft)
Loft with futon bed
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 12, 2017
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