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Elegant Berkeley Hills Retreat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment -1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

More than a few of our visitors have told us this is the nicest VRBO rental they've ever stayed in!

Nestled in one of Berkeley's most exclusive and quiet neighborhoods, this exquisite apartment is an ideal place to spend a few days, weeks or months. Lounge on the large private patio or in the spacious living room complete with beamed cathedral ceiling, wood floors,a slate hearth with gas fireplace.

The newly remodeled kitchen opens onto the living/dining area and has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, microwave oven and coffee maker. Beautiful unique custom built furniture adorns the living /dining area. The bedroom features a flat screen TV, cathedral ceiling, wood floors, comfortable exotic hardwood queen size bed with European mattress and a gorgeous garden view. Enter this charming slate roofed flat through a separate front door entrance.

RATED AS BERKELEY'S SAFEST NEIGHBORHOOD

Wi-fi, 40' cable HDTV, DVD player

Washer/dryer in unit

While we are within 1 block of public transportation, it is advisable to bring or rent a car when staying at this location. We are a 5 minute drive to UC Berkeley and 4 minutes to popular shops/restaurants.

Hike to nearby Tilden Park with redwoods, hiking trails, Lake Anza, and a public award winning golf course or take a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood with it's breathtaking views of San Francisco. Visit the nearby Berkeley Rose Garden or the spectacular U.C. Botanical garden. Take advantage of the cuisine at one of Berkeley's many remarkable restaurants.

Enjoy the proximity to San Francisco's many attractions: Pt. Reyes National Seashore and the Napa Valley wineries. Also, within 2.5 hours of Monterey/Carmel for an easy day trip or use as a base to visit Lake Tahoe (3 hours) or Yosemite National Park (4 hours)

Keywords: One bedroom flat, patio, gourmet kitchen, washer/dryer

PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY AND WEBSITE FOR RATES

More Details

Owner
Elaine Alpert
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Elaine Alpert

I am a retired public health professional whose favorite hobbies include gardening, traveling, studying Spanish and doing sculpture. My husband is a general contractor who enjoys playing golf in his limited spare time. We've raised 4 children and now spend our time with our loveable Springer Spaniel.

Elaine Alpert purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Elaine Alpert chose Berkeley

The consistent feedback we receive from our guests, is that our flat is the nicest Berkeley rental they have stayed at by far. They rave about the decor, the garden and the quiet bucolic location minutes from downtown Berkeley and the

University.

Amenities

Berkeley Hills Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • tiled shower with glass door
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , twin/queen air mattresses also available
  • Queen size Bed (1) Custom made Craftsman style bed with European Sleepworks mattress Queen size and twin air mattress also available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
40' HD TV in living room; TV in bedroom

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Elegant Berkeley Hills Retreat
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 46 reviews
5

Cozy, clean, well equipped cottage with lovely outside spaces

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't begin to show how comfortable this home is. My husband and I stayed for 2 weeks while visiting our son and his family in Berkeley. The home is very tastefully decorated and exceptionally well equipped with many extras we usually have to go purchase such as laundry detergent, foil and plastic wrap, coffee filters, a selection of tea and much more. Elaine is available if you need but your privacy is well respected. Parking right in front of the cottage was always available. The garden entrance is beautiful and feels like you're entering a retreat while the patio is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee. The garden view out the bedroom window is equally beautiful. We will definitely be returning to this property when we come back to Berkeley.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well-kept, gorgeous property.

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and tranquil experience. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone in need of a quiet getaway that's close to civilization.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sierra Madre, CA
5

Really cute house!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a great location in the Berkeley Hills. It seems newly remodeled and was very clean. An air mattress is provided for extra sleeping and is really comfortable! The garden is very lovely and the neighborhood is also very quiet. I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

We loved the place and the beautiful foliage. It was very quaint and cozy.

  • 4 of 5

The property was in an ideal location for us being near enough to campus to visit yet close to nature and a beautiful view of the city. The landscape was gorgeous to look at and we loved using the fireplace each day. It was a little tight for four and a couple things like the bed creaking and the bathroom door hitting the toilet could be fixed but it is definitely a place we would stay at again. It is a very peaceful and serene setting.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cambridge MA
5

Lovely Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Charming, clean, well-appointed, comfortable, spacious, excellent hosts. High in Berkeley Hills, nice residential neighborhood, close to Tilden Park (with its fine hiking trails and ridge-top views), ten minute drive to UC Berkeley campus, shopping areas, BART station.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newton Centre, MA
5

Property is immaculately kept and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

First class kitchen, comfortable living and bed rooms. Attractive landscaping, although weather did not permit much use.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Berkeley Hills Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,125
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100

No smoking
No pets
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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