Straddled between Berkeley's Claremont neighborhood, and Oakland's Rockridge, the historic Elmwood district is a bustling vibrant area, with much to do and see. Elmwood House is a 1908 prominent landmark that is located in a quiet and friendly residential Cul-de-sac, yet is ideally only two blocks from the hub of College and Telegraph Avenues. Within in the immediate area are the Claremont Resort & Spa, Berkeley Tennis Club & Pools, CAL Recreation Center, many parks, great trails, golf, fine dining, ethnic restaurants, bookstores, theater, CAL Performances, and UC Berkeley's university campus. With a WalkScore of 97, and only ten blocks to BART, day-trips to San Francisco and beyond are easy. Elmwood House is one of Berkeley's grand old dames, an original period residence with wonderful architectural detail. For larger groups or other available dates, check out our other Berkeley listings at this Elmwood/Claremont location at Homeaway # 246507 and 386533
Large sunny Edwardian with 2+ bedrooms , located in Elmwood/Claremont/Rockridge
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 11, 2018
What makes this House unique
This is a beautiful Edwardian home with lots of character and original architectural detail, set among other period homes, in a quiet tree-lined residential neighborhood, yet only a couple of blocks from the hub of the historic Elmwood district, and the Claremont and Rockridge neighborhoods. BART is just 10 blocks away for easy access to San Francisco and beyond.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect home, host, and neighborhood
My husband and I stayed at this lovely home for one month while visiting our sons.
The house is located in a quiet neighborhood of nice homes and gardens. It is a short walk or drive to the grocery store, shops and restaurants and easy access to the Bart. The apartment is spacious and immaculate and the furnishings are lovely. Each room is large including the two bedrooms, the living room, the dining room and the kitchen, and the outside covered porch is a gem. The host Maura is a very nice, accommodating and dedicated to making sure that your stay is going well. I would highly recommend this perfect rental and we felt very fortunate to find such an ideal place.
Great period property in excellent walkable location - close to College Ave
We came from France, stayed here for 4 months and had a great time. This property is large and the rooms are also. We walked up to College Avenue at night for dinner some evenings, or took an Uber to San Francisco. We did not have a car and didn't need one. The area is very friendly, safe and walkable. The neighborhood is beautiful with large period homes and tree-lined streets. We loved walking home at night after eating at one of the many restaurants and standing in line at Ici for gourmet ice cream. It's worth waiting for. Fantastic area close to campus - we were at Hass business school several days a week and it was so easy to get to from house.
The area where the house is located is very quiet. It is a an area that is tucked in and closed off to passing traffic so we enjoyed peaceful nights. The owner was very accommodating and helped us with anything we needed or questions we had.
We met American and European professors who were staying here at the same time we were. We got to meet a lot of interesting people in the neighborhood and in Berkeley. We wish we could have had more time to stay and may come back to visit next year!
Heavenly Stay !!!
GREAT AMAZING PLACE !!!!
AMAZING GRACIOUS HOST !!!
Can say enough about how wonderful our stay was.
The property is so welcoming you feel immediately at ease and relaxed.
Maura is an amazing host. Welcomed me and made sure all was great our entire stay.
We will be back !!!!
Hi William -
You are so sweet to take the time to write a review! Thank you.
I so enjoyed our conversation, and will look forward to your return visit.
You are the perfect guest!
I stayed with my six fellow research students from Norway at the house for almost 5 weeks this January-Febuary of 2012. We found the house by coincidence on the website of "home away.com" The house has a good feel to to it and it felt very much like a home. The house looked much better in reality than it does in the pictures on the website. Maura, the landlord, was extremely helpful with anything we needed during our stay and she would check in with us several times to see if there was anything we needed. Anything. The house had a lot of space and had all the appliances we needed. The beds were very comfortable! The bathroom had a high standard, which I think is important to mention.
Even though it was a little bit cold outside when we arrived on the 11th of January, the heating system in the house worked perfectly without any problems. The kitchen was very equipped and we did not lack anything. This in particular was very neat since we all cooked many dinners at home during our stay. There is a Whole Foods and a Safeway grocery store not far away from the house, just a short walk away (5-6 minutes). We were also very thrilled when we discovered a Trader Joe´s right next to Rockridge Bart Station. Of course we did not eat dinners at the house every night. There are plenty of quaint little restaurants close to the house. In Elmwood we found a very nice greek restaurant that I enjoyed a lot and also an Indian restaurant right on College street and Alcatraz ave.
Due to our research project, we had to go to San Francisco very frequently for meetings. There was no problem for us to get there. We either walked to Rockridge Bart station (about a 23 minute walk) or took the bus either on Telegraph street or via College street to the Downtown Berkeley bart station.
I especially liked the neighbourhood. It´s great to go for a jog or run in the morning and the people I met were very friendly. I felt very secure and relaxed just walking or jogging around on my own.
I would definitely recommend this house to families but also to young adventurous adults who wants to visit the Bay Area and San Francisco. You don´t need a rental-car to get around, because the public transportation system in this area is very good and easy to access. Will I come back here? Yes, for sure! And I would love to bring my family from Norway along next time!
Enjoyed my stay
I`ve been living here for four weeks with 6 other students. The second floor at the house is perfect for several people, and its been enough space for 7 students.
The house has two big bedrooms with comfortable beds! The air condition was a blessing, and the kitchen has a lot of supplies for those who like to cook!
We have everything we need in the house, and the neighbourhood is safe with nice neighbours.
Maura has been very helpful when we needed her.
I`ve enjoyed my stay and recommend it o other people!
Lovely house and neighbourhood
I have stayed in this beautiful house for a month now, and I have really enjoyed the stay. Lovely neigbourhood and great location near restaurants, Safeway, Telegraph street and the BART station. The house had all the equipment i needed, and a lot of space. Maura was very helpful whenever we needed her. I wish I could come back here one day. I truly recommend this house to other people. Thanks for the stay!
Straddled between Berkeley's Claremont neighborhood, and Oakland's Rockridge, the historic Elmwood district is a bustling vibrant area, with much to do and see. Elmwood House is a 1908 prominent and imposing landmark that sits in a quiet and friendly residential Cul-de-sac, yet is ideally located just two blocks from the hub of College and Telegraph Avenues. Within in the immediate area are the Claremont Resort & Spa, Berkeley Tennis Club & Pools, CAL Recreation Center, many parks, great trails, Redwood parks, horse-riding, golf, golf, fine dining, ethnic restaurants, bookstores, theater, CAL Performances and Zellerbach Hall, and UC Berkeley's university campus. With a WalkScore of 97, and only ten blocks to BART, day-trips to San Francisco (twenty minutes) and beyond are easy.
Elmwood House is one of Berkeley's grand old dames, an original period residence with wonderful architectural detail and lots of character. For a list of local resources, and places to see and go, please send an email request.
Napa and the Wine Country are about a one hour drive; Carmel-by-the-sea, Monterey, and Bg Sur, ('the greatest meeting of land and water') about a 90 minute drive south. North you will find Marin beaches, Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods - 20 minutes across the Golden Gate Bridge, and beyond that Stinson Beach 40 mins, and Inverness, one hour, and beyond there, Bolinas, Jenner and Bodega Bay. Yosemite is approximately 3 hours and it is best to reserve well in advance if you plan to visit
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No shoes inside - only soft soled slippers or socks please. Quiet property for those who enjoy peace and quiet and understand the need to keep it that way.