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Quaint Berkeley Craftsman House & Centrally Located

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

Charming sunny 2 bedroom Berkeley Craftsman on a tree lined street. You will have the entire house for yourself (no sharing).

Living room has hardwood floors, a large picture window, fireplace, and built-in cabinets. Kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel fridge, new gas stove and a cozy kitchen table where you can relax and sip your coffee or wine. There is a laundry room in the basement. The bedrooms are furnished with 2 queen size beds with very comfortable mattresses. Also featuring a twin size sofa in the living room to provide more than enough sleeping space for 4 people. We will offer linens/bedding for sofa upon request. The house is decorated with comfort and quality in mind, with all linens/towels and basics for your stay.

Located in the heart of one of the nicest streets in central Berkeley, very close to the new Berkeley Bowl West, Paisan, Claypot, Café Trieste and Mo Joe Coffee, 900 Grayson, and Gaumenkitzel German restaurant. There are fabulous parks and hiking/biking areas within walking distance, and the express bus to San Francisco picks up 1 block from the house and will take you to the heart of the San Francisco in 30 minutes. The Ashby BART station (metro/subway) or North BART station is a 15 minute walk from the house and will also take you into San Francisco in 30 minutes. The house is within 1.8 miles of the UC Berkeley campus, making it convenient for visiting family and friends or attending local events. This is a great location for sightseeing all around the Bay Area, Napa Valley, and Sonoma wine country.

Enjoy this tree-lined neighborhood, warm/friendly neighbors, fine dining and easy freeway and BART access.

More Details

Norm & Oksana
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Ukrainian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Norm & Oksana

I'm currently Head of recruiting for Credit Sesame, one of the most amazing and innovative companies in San Francisco.

Norm & Oksana purchased this house in 2012

Guestbook comments from the owner

Could not have been nicer!!! Great quiet neighborhood, very comfortable quarters and Norman and Oksana, we are grateful for your taking us to the Berkeley Bowl, over and above the call of duty! thank you for your hospitality.
Mar 2014
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Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom I - Queen Size Bedroom II - Queen Size Sofa - Twin Size
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis


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Quaint Berkeley Craftsman House & Centrally Located
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 35 reviews

It is our home in Berkeley!!!

  • 4 of 5

It is the second time we stayed this house. I think we will come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a great spot

  • 5 of 5

Norman and Oksana were wonderful. They made me feel really welcome and were very kind. The house was perfect for my stay. The location offered a quiet serenity with immediate access to shopping (the Berkeley Bowl is nearby), town, the marina, and freeways. I was in the house for two months and fell in love with it. Thank you Norman and Oksana!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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They hit it out of the park.

  • 5 of 5

The quaint cottage was exactly what I was looking for my son and his significant other had their privacy yet we were together. I will gladly mention Oksana and Norm

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, quiet and convenient

  • 4 of 5

Very cute little place right in the middle of Berkeley. Minutes walk to dozens of dining options and downtown too.

Kitchen has about everything you could need. The living room is comfy and bright with a great collection of books and info on the area and it's history that we found quite helpful and informative. Plenty of closet and bureau space to get your clothes out of your suitcases in the downstairs bedroom. We did not use the washer/dryer in the basement but that's a great convenience if you do have a need for them. The backyard is small..but this is a city after all so that's often what you get. A grille would be a nice addition for those who like to cook in at night, if Norm and Oksana are looking for suggestions.

This is a great home base for exploring the bay area, only about 30 mins from OAK, the airport we used. Also an easy drive into Marin county, Muir Woods, and Sausalito, Santa Cruz is a great place to spend a day as well with a simple and often scenic two hour drive to get there...we saw surfers, sea otters, and dolphins all at the same time from Lighthouse Field there...just fantastic.

The neighborhood is very quiet, with parents walking kids to school and locals commuting on bikes (this is Berkeley after all) in the mornings, really giving a family neighborhood feel. Parking was never an issue but be aware that if you rent anything bigger than a compact car you'll have to park on the street due to the little sized old school driveway/carport whatever you call it. Not a deal breaker by any means though, and again that's just how city life is most of the time. We managed just fine even on the once a month street cleaning days we were thankfully warned about in the house info provided.

This style of Spanish influenced Craftsman is pretty much non-existent where we're from so it was interesting to see the original design details throughout.

Overall this is a nice rental and we'd recommend it if you're looking to explore the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very charming home

  • 4 of 5

Thank you. We stayed more then a month and were happy there. Very charming home.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home in Quiet Neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

The house is EXACTLY like the photos. It's a nice two story home with everything you need to feel at home. The bedrooms were small but functional with plenty of storage. The heat was a great especially since the temps drop every night to the mid/low 50's even in July. The basement where the laundry was great but watch out with kids because it's also used as storage for construction and house supplies.

The owners were responsive to our messages and let us use the driveway for our rental which was great. There is also street parking so never an issue. The neighbors were friendly and quiet.

I would definitely recommend the house for anyone traveling with kids who don't mind sharing a bed or couples traveling in groups. The location is about 35 - 40 mins. by car from downtown San Francisco and there are plenty of markets (Trader Joe's etc.) and restaurants in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Jupiter, The Albatross Pub, Missouri Lounge
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Alameda/Oakland Ferry w/ service to San Francisco
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Tilden Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Berkeley Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Longbranch , Standard Fare, 900 Grayson, Kirala
Nearest Ski
178 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Berkeley Marina
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $80

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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