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Clean & Convienient next to North Berkeley BART subway"""

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Clean, newly furnished, freshly painted and updated duplex flat across from BART ( Bay Area Rapid Transit ) subway. Walk or bike to The University of California. Shop at the local Monterey Market and enjoy eating out in the Gourmet Ghetto. Perfect for people who don't have a car. Contemporary and stylish mid century with beautiful mounted photos of Northern California's panoramic outdoors.

2 bedroom 1.5 bath with cherry furniture, new lighting, cable ready flat screen tv, free wi fi, dvd player, alarm clock docking station for i pod, i phone, i pad, new stove, new refrigerator, microwave, washer/dryer, dishes, cookware, eat in kitchen, fresh and clean linens, extra towels, extra blankets, extra pillows, new window treatments. We have books, magazines, board games and puzzles for all ages. There is a craft box for kids to create fun stuff with their imagination. We have a lovely private back yard with a gas grill, table and chairs under a large magnolia tree. Our neighbors are friendly and the area is residential with two parks within a short walking distance. There is a bicycle / jogging path next to the property which winds for miles thru beautiful neighborhoods. One of the owners lives next door and is quick to respond to your personal needs. We welcome our guests from all over the world and enjoy getting to know them and their families.

More Details

Scott Selmanoff
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2018

About Scott Selmanoff

I have lived in Berkeley over 40 years and am a Real Estate Agent and General Contractor. My sister who lives at the property is a pediatric nurse and her husband is a chef. My partner lovingly manages the housekeeping and a very high standard of attention to detail.

Scott Selmanoff purchased this apartment in 1994

Why Scott Selmanoff chose Northwest Berkeley

This North Berkeley location is convenient for all our shopping, entertainment and travel needs. In every direction there is one great treat after another. We never tire of going to the fresh bakery, farmers markets, restaurants, music and plays all within a short distance.

What makes this apartment unique

The backyard is very private and surrounded by mature trees and foliage. It is lovely for entertaining with friends and families and the BBQ grill is often cooking up very savory meals.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks very much for the lovely home and responsiveness. I had a very pleasant stay.

May see you next year.


Feb 2016
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Northwest Berkeley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath 1: Full bath with bathtub, toilet, sink, mirror, medicine cabinet, soap caddie / soap, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths and bath mat. Soap and toilet paper provided. Hair dryer provided. Bath 2: Shower, toilet, sink, mirror, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, bath mat. Soap and toilet paper provided. Extra bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1: One lovely Queen size bed with new mattress, plush comforter and pillows. Additional blankets and pillows available. Five drawer cherry dresser and two end tables with contemporary lamps. Radio / clock / i phone / i pad docking station. Heavy drape curtains with Levelor blinds. Good sized closet with lots of hangers, clothes hamper and extra storage. Full length mirror and a luggage stand for your suitcase. Bedroom 2: Two Single beds with new mattresses, comforters and pillows. Additional blankets and pillows available. Five drawer painted dresser. Cherry wood desk with lamp and chair. Heavy drape curtains with Levelor blinds. Closet with lots of hangers, iron and ironing board. Shower, toilet and sink a one end of the room. Living Room: One double sofa bed in the living room with a new firm mattress, blankets and pillows. Additional blankets and pillows available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Clean & Convienient next to North Berkeley BART subway
average rating of 4.92 based on 26 reviews

Everything one could possibly need

  • 5 of 5

The owners have thought of absolutely everything that a traveller could possibly need. We have never stayed in better equipped accommodation. We just kept finding more, as we opened drawers and cupboards, including books, movies and games. The rental was spotlessly clean and it was very nice to be greeted by fresh fruit and flowers when we arrived. The owner, Scott and his sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Mike were very easy to contact all through the process. Ann and Mike who live next door were always happy to answer questions and give recommendations, but were never intrusive.

The location of the property is excellent - across the street from a BART station and within walking distance of shopping and cafés.

We were visiting family who live in Berkeley so we spent a lot of time

there but we also hopped on the BART and went into San Francisco on several days. In 20 minutes or so, we were right in the middle of the city with no transfers.

We would stay there again. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a personal retreat in Berkeley, and it was absolutely lovely: clean, comfy bed, sweet kitchen, excellent location right near BART and walking distance to cafes and shops.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Wonderful Once Again

  • 5 of 5

This was our second lengthy stay at Scott's property, and it was excellent once again. Last summer we stayed for a month, and this time we stayed for six weeks. We love the quiet, family-friendly neighborhood and the apartment's convenient location -- literally across the street from the North Berkeley BART. The apartment is comfortable and sparkling clean, and the designated parking spot is a great perk. The property isn't far from bustling Shattuck Avenue or the CAL campus. Wonderful restaurants abound. Having Mike and Anna next door to give us suggestions and advice was so helpful. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fresh, clean, and airy!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our family of five! We spent most days exploring the Bay Area, and after all of our exploring, this was a great place to come home to! Fresh clean linens, fresh fruit, and comfortable beds! My brother surprised us with a quick 2 day visit, and we were all very comfortable. Fully stocked kitchen, and a list of all the conveniences that Berkeley had to offer. Our neighbor was Scott's brother in law and sister, they were very hospitable and gave us pointers throughout the duration of our stay. I would definitely stay here again. I didn't mention that this was a last minute pick as we were cancelled at the last minute from another condo we were trying to rent. Scott was very quick to respond to my request to book, and that was just the beginning of all the hospitality. So happy we got to stay here, would definitely recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Very clean and well appointed property maintained with care by friendly and responsive owner

  • 5 of 5

Scott was a very thoughtful and considerate host. The property is very conveniently located near BART, and offered great value for the money. The home is very clean and expertly maintained. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Perfect for UC Berkeley and SF visits

  • 4 of 5

After a long day of traveling, we entered this cozy duplex with fresh flowers, fresh fruit, chilled water in the fridge, and gourmet coffee to make the next morning. Very lovely to stay here. Quiet nights for sleeping, full kitchen for baking (spices and sugar and flour all there), full bathroom needs covered (hair dryer, soaps, even lotions and things you might forget), and full sized washer & dryer with laundry soap and dryer sheets! We liked the off street parking and easy steps across the street to the North Berkeley BART station. We enjoyed breakfast every day in different breakfast restaurants with our Berkeley student in town, then we hopped on the BART to explore San Francisco several different days. Ten minute drive to UC Berkeley past groceries, restaurants, drug stores, and quiet neighborhoods.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Chez Panisse
Greek Theater
For music lovers.
The Cheese Board Pizza Collective
Best pizza in Berkeley.
Berkeley Marina
Check out Adventure playground for children. Take a walk on the Berkeley pier. Eat At Skates...
Jack London Square
Visit FDR's "floating White House" the presidential yacht Potomac anchored here. Jack Londo...
Oakland Museum of California
Interesting and educational cultural exhibits.
Fox Theater
Unique architecture and a wonderful venue for the arts.
Berkeley Bowl
One of the freshest produce markets in the area.
Trader Joe's
Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon
One of a kind.
Lawrence Hall of Science
A must for science lovers and children of all ages.
La Note
Lovely French breakfasts. There is garden seating when the weather is warm. Be prepared to w...
Cafe Rouge
More good food and lively ambiance.
Everett & Jones Barbeque
The most family friendly restaurant in Berkeley. Very lively and fun.
Lake Temescal
Arizmendi Bakery & Pizzeria
Excellent Pizza in Oakland.
Rockridge Market Hall
Pricey and yummy.
4th St
A healthy walk from the house. Lots of stores and restaurants. Worth the visit.
The Campanile
Historic and in the middle of the University of California. Take the tour to the top for a v...
The Paramount Theatre
A quintessential Art Deco stage and movie palace. Take the Saturday tour behind the scenes a...
Pricey and excellent Mexican food.
Games of Berkeley
Great for kids and parents alike.
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
The best French wine importer on the West coast. Knowledgeable and affordable.
Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe
Good comfort food. Music is a little loud for me. Young persons heaven. Kitty corner to Pixa...
Caffe Strada
University of California rite of passage.
Little Farm
Fun for young children.
Regional Parks Botanic Garden at Tilden
Tilden Regional Park
Tilden Park has many surprises. Lake Anza The Steam Train The Carousel The Little Petting ...
Zachary's Chicago Pizza
University of California at Berkeley
Bakesale Betty
Lake Merritt
Fentons Creamery
Children's Fairyland
Grand Lake Theatre
USS Hornet Museum
Trattoria La Siciliana
Skates on The Bay
Bette's Oceanview Diner
The gold standard of sit down diners. Also a take out store next door.
Zellerbach Auditorium
Pyramid Brewery
Cesar Chavez State Park
Pegasus & Pendragon Books - Shattuck
My favorite is Pegasus bookstore on Solano Avenue.
Peet's Coffee & Tea
Berkeley Farmers' Market
Downtown Berkeley Center Street @ M. L. King, Jr. Way Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm year-round Nort...
Fox Theater
Unique architecture and a wonderful venue for the arts.
East Bay Vivarium
Snakes, Iguanas, spiders, frogs and all manner of cool creatures.
Lawrence Hall of Science
A must for science lovers and children of all ages.
Chabot Space & Science Center
Go watch the stars thru one of the telescopes and imagine.
Tilden Park Steam Train
For children of all ages.
Berkeley Skate Park
Bring your teens and your jeans.
Tilden Park Merry-Go-Round
Bucci's -- CLOSED
La Pena Cultural Center
924 Gilman St
The Paramount Theatre
A quintessential Art Deco stage and movie palace. Take the Saturday tour behind the scenes a...
Monterey Market
Best vegetable market close to the apartment.
Berkeley Bowl
Larger market with staple goods and prepared foods.
Magnani's Poultry
Fresh meat, poultry, deli, prepared foods and more.
Berkeley Farmers' Market
Downtown Berkeley Center Street @ M. L. King, Jr. Way Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm year-round Nort...
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Jack London Square
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Berkeley Marina
Car: not necessary

Our lovely apartment is 1/2 of a level in duplex. It is conveniently located in North Berkeley next to the BART subway system. There are many restaurants, shops, bike paths and parks within walking distance. The University of California is a short 8 blocks away. It is a lovely residential area centrally located for travelers with or without car. May of our guests come from other countries and from around the United States. One of the owners lives next door and is very quick to respond to your personal needs. We want our guests to have a relaxing and enjoyable visit and will make special accommodations as needed. Please view the GOGOBOT viewer guide for some of our favorite places to eat, shop and explore. Berkeley and the surrounding Bay Area is a treasure chest of never ending places to experience the beauty and wonder of Northern California. We invite you to read our reviews and come enjoy staying with us during your travels. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you and your family.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee included $0
Tax Rate 14.0%


$1375.00 per week ~ 7 nights ~ includes cleaning fee ~ up to 4 persons

$4475.00 per month ~ 30 nights ~ includes cleaning fee and housekeeping every two weeks ~ up to 4 persons

Additional cost for 5 or more persons.

Security deposit to be determined.

Until reservation is confirmed rates are subject to change without notice.

Pay by check, bank wire transfer or credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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