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Kiwi Cottage: Cozy and Modern - Bart to SF in a jiff!

Westbrae, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Cottage800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Cottage, Master Bedroom + Small Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

WELCOME TO KIWI COTTAGE! All the charm of classic California Bungalow style is enhanced by contemporary interior furnishings and a gorgeous garden setting.

PATIO offers golden light in late afternoons/early evenings - a perfect place to unwind and grill dinner. Cozy and clean interior is perfect for much-deserved lazy mornings with a good book and cup of Peet's coffee.

Keetsa organic foam Queen size mattress in master bedroom, natural foam Twin size mattress in small bedroom. Custom shutters in both rooms for minimum/maximum light.

BONUS: A fantastic work space for two with use of Epson printer, Wifi throughout house and patio.


Plenty of street parking right in front of your cottage gate.

10 minute walk to BART

1 block walk to UC buses, 10 minute drive to CAL Campus

5 minute drive to 580/80 freeways

See 'Map' of terrific walking neighborhood tips to top-notch dining and shopping.


Westbrae Biergarten - fire pit, food trucks, fun

Excellent Sushi

Bagel Shop

'Pebbles' vegan donuts and great coffee

Berkeley Natural Health Food Store

Acme Bakery (the real deal - best bread and pastries in town.)

Keywords: bungalow, garden home, house, walk score

Property Manager

Tiffany Wheat

Member Since 2012
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Tiffany Wheat

Established and well-traveled Bay Area artist who raised 3 kids all educated in the UC system. Now enjoying 3 grand-children and introducing them to the rich diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tiffany Wheat purchased this Cottage in 1970

Why Tiffany Wheat chose Northwest Berkeley

I purchased this property in the 1970's from the italian family who built and owned it. I love the colorful history of this neighborhood, the proximity to wonderful Bay Area places, and the convenient walkability!

What makes this Cottage unique

My home and properties reflect my life's work as an artist. I have loved living in my Berkeley neighborhood for the past 40 years. I am pleased to have my daughter's family in Kiwi Cottage during the school year, and to share it with world travelers during the summer!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Small Bedroom
        1 twin/ single, 2 sunny windows w/ shutters, storage, reading light
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen, 2 windows, lg. closet, storage, bedside tables, reading lamp
      • Master
        Queen size Bed (1) Keetsa Organic Foam Mattress Small Bedroom: Twin bed (1) Natural Foam Mattress


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Generously sized, full tub/shower, lots of storage, large mirror


          • Adventure
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Living Room
                  • Clothes Dryer
                    Laundry room inside cottage
                  • Heating
                    Gas wall heater with thermostat, (2) space heaters provided
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                    (2) sets per bedroom
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Parking
                    Street parking is available right in front.
                  • Telephone
                    Landline available for 415/510 area codes only.
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                    Laundry room is inside cottage
                  • Wireless Internet
                    Interior and from outside patio


                      • Coffee Maker
                        Braun Auto Drip, 10 cup
                      • Cooking Utensils
                        Kitchen Aid Mixer, Osterizer Blender, Braun Automatic Coffee Maker, Krups Grinder, large Crock Pot
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                        Dishware, glasses and stemware for 4 All cutlery, cooking & baking ware + utensils are provided.
                      • Kitchen
                        Marble counters and new 5 burner gas stove with large oven, ceiling exhaust fan.
                      • Microwave
                      • Pantry Items
                        Basic spices, baking supplies generally available
                      • Refrigerator
                        New Fisher Paykel fridge
                      • Stove
                        New GE oven
                      • Toaster
                        Breville (it's people's favorite gizmo)


                          • Dining
                            Gate-leg dining table with leaf seats up to 6. (Extra chairs at office desk)
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 3 people


                              • Books
                                Some adult and children's books are available.
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                Cable with HBO, Apple TV
                              • Stereo
                              • Television
                                40' HDTV
                              • Toys
                                Board games, toy cars, puzzles


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    Garden view patio with night lighting.
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                    Lovingly tended garden with vegetable* and fruit plantings, bench and patio seating options. * Due to drought, we will not be planting a vegetable garden summer 2015.
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    New 'Mission' Gas grill.


                                      • marina
                                      • botanical garden
                                      • cinemas
                                      • health/beauty spa
                                      • library
                                      • live theater
                                      • churches
                                      • museums
                                      • playground
                                      • restaurants
                                      • synagogues
                                      • winery tours
                                      • zoo

                                        Leisure Activities

                                          • scenic drives
                                          • antiquing
                                          • bird watching
                                          • boating
                                          • outlet shopping
                                          • beachcombing
                                          • shelling
                                          • shopping
                                          • sight seeing
                                          • walking
                                          • wildlife viewing

                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                              • ATM/bank
                                              • fitness center
                                              • groceries
                                              • hospital
                                              • laundromat
                                              • massage therapist
                                              • medical services

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                  • basketball court
                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • golf
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • hot air ballooning
                                                  • mountain biking
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • pier fishing
                                                  • rock climbing
                                                  • sailing
                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                  • surfing
                                                  • swimming
                                                  • tennis
                                                  • wind-surfing

                                                    House Rules

                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                    23 Reviews


                                                    Latest reviews

                                                    Amazing Berkeley Stay

                                                    Sue N.Caracas, Manila, Amsterdam, Brussels, Lausanne, Evian

                                                    Couldn't have asked for better accommodation during our visit -- which was to get our daughter settled for her first year at UC Berkeley. Kiwi is comfortable, calm, and commodious. Beautifully and simply appointed, we truly felt like guests staying at a friend's house. Glorious garden! Tiffany Wheat was a generous and helpful host. Easy access to neighborhood eateries and shops, and a pleasant 15 minute walk via the Ohlone Greenway (pedestrian/bike path) to the North Berkeley BART station. Non-permited, on-street parking right outside the gate especially nice. Looking forward to staying here the next time we're in town!

                                                    Lovely design and perfectly equipped!

                                                    Margaret M.

                                                    Nice low-key property in good location with everything you'll need! Highly recommend.

                                                    Perfect in every way!

                                                    Jacqueline R.Santa Barbara CA

                                                    My husband and I are Bay Area natives though we are no longer permanent residents; we visited Berkeley for a very quick 4-day family-and-friends visit this time. Our stay at Kiwi Cottage hit all the high notes. It's absolutely spotlessly clean with lots of modern amenities though the property itself has interesting historical details. The owners are all lovely; Tiffany, Sharon and John were cheerfully and readily available to us when we had questions. Never was anyone intrusive (a pet peeve :) ). There is nice walkability and it's well situated for accessing all that the Bay Area has to offer. There's a pretty garden, quiet patio area, beautiful privacy fencing, a quiet neighborhood. We loved it. Kiwi Cottage is one of our favorite rentals and we look forward to visiting again and again! Highly recommended.

                                                    best rental ever!

                                                    Michael S.New York, New York

                                                    Beautiful garden and home

                                                    Absolutely charming

                                                    Emily B.

                                                    Couldn't have been better. The place was spotless and beautiful, the neighborhood quiet and well located. My family had a wonderful time!

                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                    Dear Emily and family / many thanks for choosing Kiwi Cottage for your Berkeley stay - we are so happy to hear that you were comfortable and enjoyed our home. Until next time!

                                                    The best place to stay in Berkeley

                                                    Jackie O.Gig Harbor

                                                    My husband and I stayed at the "Kiwi Cottage"' for twelve days. It was the most delightful stay We have ever had at a VRBO. Absolutely wonderful!

                                                    The cottage was so clean, comfortable and warming. We just loved it as did my grandson too. We picked fresh tomatoes off the vine barbecued in the beautiful garden and enjoyed the friendship of Sharon and John.

                                                    Thank you for such an enjoyable stay for us and my grandson. You are awesome!!


                                                    Westbrae, Berkeley, CA, USA

                                                    Easy access by BART or car to America's Cup 2013 sailing events on San Francisco Bay. Wine Country is a 45 minute drive, 35 minutes to Northern CA's best beaches and hiking trails. Monterey Bay Aquarium is a day trip, local live music at the famous Freight & Salvage and Ashkenaz venues. 10 minute drive to Emery Bay outdoor shopping mall, 12 minute walk to Berkeley's award winning high-end boutique and restaurant row on 4th Street. 15 minute walk to Solano Ave.'s charming shops and restaurants.

                                                    Rates & Availability

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                                                    Cleaning Fee
                                                    Damage Insurance

                                                    Cancellation fee - $50.00 within 72 hours of nightly rental start date Cancellation fee - $100.00 within 48 hours of weekly rental start date Cancellation fee - $200.00 within 24 hours of monthly rental start date Cleaning service is not offered during guests stays. $49 Flat Insurance rate only

                                                    23 Reviews
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