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Minutes to U C Berk or Downtown, New Studio Apart on Bus Line

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

A queen size bed with a brand new Comfort Foam Mattress beckons you in this totally new, spacious ground floor studio apartment in an architect designed home. The large, fully carpeted bedroom/sitting room, with a pleasant eating space, offers views of the bay. There is a walk in closet, and a dresser for your belongings.

The unit has a separate entrance with off street parking and you can relax on the small porch with your evening wine while enjoying the sunset over San Francisco Bay.

A brand new kitchen includes a refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, smooth top cooktop, and microwave/convection oven. The bathroom features a large tiled shower with non- stop hot water and sink.

The location is amazing. A 25 minute walk down the hill puts you at the north entrance of the UC Berkeley campus, The #65 bus, which stops across the street, connects to the Berkeley BART station for service to San Francisco, Oakland, Orinda, SFO, OAK, or carries you up the hill to the Lawrence Hall of Science

By auto, it is a 10 minute drive to downtown Berkeley, or 20 minutes into SF.

This is a perfect short-term rental for a visiting professor, a couple or a small family that wants to experience all that the Bay Area has to offer.

What can I say about Berkeley? It is home to one of the world's great universities and 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 Shop. Sidewalk cafes, bakeries, coffee houses, wine shops, boutiques, artisan home decor, and flower stands all lend the area a European ambiance. Fourth street has fine shopping in a variety of stores.

Berkeley also features two major theater companies as well as numerous small theater groups, symphonic and chamber orchestras, Cal Performances, several movie houses, and museums.

Come and enjoy!!

Keywords: East Bay, San Francisco, spacious bedroom w/ eating & seating accommodations, separate, all new kitchen,

More Details

Jean Holmes
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

About Jean Holmes

East - West, Berkeley is Best

The east coast owner moved west 5 years ago, renovated her aunt’s house in Berkeley and has truly fallen in love with her home and all that Berkeley has to offer.

A retired Landscape Architect, I love to garden and am currently trying my hand at watercolor and pastel portraits.

I love to travel but always love coming home to Berkeley.

Jean Holmes purchased this studio in 2006

Why Jean Holmes chose Berkeley

There is so much to do in this area!! I love the theater, hike frequently in many of the nearby parks, and take classes at the university whenever possible.

What makes this studio unique

Location, location, location! The public transportation is convenient, and UC Berkeley is a 25 minute walk down the hill.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you for a wonderful stay. Your place was perfect. The view, neighborhood and amenities were everything we hoped for. Cannot wait to get back to Berkeley for another visit!
Jun 2012
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Berkeley Hills Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) New Queen Comfort Foam mattress. Amazingly comfortable!, Child Beds (1) Blow up Aerobed mattresses available upon request for children
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.854839 based on 66 reviews
The Woodlands, TX

Great place and even greater owner

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time I stayed with Jean at her lovely home in its incredible setting. The view from the hills down the SF Bay and setting sun in the afternoon is incredible. You cannot get this view from a hotel and you cannot get this deal at a hotel. And the set-up is perfect for a single person or couple staying a few days in Berkeley (maybe to visit child at Cal like I was). But the best part of this place is Jean. I am from the Houston area and while I was in Berkeley hurricane Harvey hit Houston and flooded everything, including the airports. I couldn't get back home for almost a week. Jean could not have been more kind, helpful, understanding, compassionate, friendly...there are not enough complimentary words. You will not find a better host on VRBO (Home Away). It's like I have family (good family), in Berkeley, I can go visit anytime I want. That makes me happy.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And I enjoyed having you. I hope that Huston recovers as quickly as possible. See you next time Jean
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Lovely studio

  • 5 of 5

The studio is very quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed our stay, morning jog in the neighborhood, and beautiful view of the Bay. The owner is very informative and helpful!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient , comfy, and friendly

  • 5 of 5

Convenient , comfy, and friendly

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And I loved having you. Please some again. Jean
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Northern Virginia

Wonderful place for couple or single

  • 5 of 5

We loved Jean's place. Will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boise ID

Comfortable, cozy, and quiet with an incredible view!

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place for a couples get-away to Berkeley. Jean was a wonderful hostess. It was cozy and lovely, and the bed was so comfortable, I slept in all weekend. We were there because our son was at a camp at UC Berkeley and the campus really is minutes away, just down the hill. Some very good restaurants minutes away also. The only thing to plan ahead for perhaps is a small parking spot. I had read another review and so I purposely got a mid-size (not larger) rental car, and it worked just fine. You absolutely have to be up there for at least one sunset ... stunning!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place !

  • 5 of 5

We were very comfortable here..quiet, comvenient , wonderful bed, lovely neighborhood , sitting area outside needs sprucing....overall we recommend this rental ..not to mention a friendly owner .

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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