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Elegant Historic Edwardian 8 blocks to UC Berkeley campus! 97 Walkscore!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Large sunny Edwardian with 2+ bedrooms , located in Elmwood/Claremont/Rockridge

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


Owner
Maura Allen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 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.

Amenities

Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower with glass door, sink, vanity and lavatory. Windows to open - and lots of light.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Large light filled room with double and single bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , High end sofa-bed that some say is better than a bed! Lvg rm
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large spacious light filled room faces west and south w/desk
  • Queen size Beds (1) On queen sized bed in master bedroom and one queen sized sofa sleeper in living room. Sofa sleeper is made by Carlyle - the top of the line in the sofa sleepers with great supportive thick mattresses and very strong steel support frame. Some say better than a bed. Double Bed (1), Twin Bed (1) One twin pillow top bed in 2nd bedrooms, and one -twin/full sized sofa sleeper in dining room which can be closed off from all other rooms. There are two Toddler airbeds with raised sides available upon request., Baby Cribs (1) Portable Baby Bjorn crib and Two Graco Pak-'N-Plays available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two sleeper sofas ; one is queen sized Carlye and the other Crate and Barrel Troy Sofa sleeper.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ideal for quiet group of 2-4. Very large sun-filled bright 2nd floor duplex in fabulous location. Quiet and peaceful neighborhood, close to everything. Children welcome. Two children's parks within a half block from house.

Reviews

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Elegant Historic Edwardian 8 blocks to UC Berkeley campus! 97 Walkscore!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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5

Perfect home, host, and neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great period property in excellent walkable location - close to College Ave

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heavenly Stay !!!

  • 5 of 5

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 !!!!

William

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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! Regards Maura
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Enjoyed my stay

  • 4 of 5

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!

Best

Ann-Cecilie

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely house and neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

Travelling from Norway and stayed here for a month. Such a lovely home, and Maura was great. Close to everything I needed; grocery store, shopping, restaurants, cinema, BART station, bus and UC Berkeley. And what I loved the most was the safe and nice neighbourhood. Hope I can come back and stay here next time I'm back in Berkeley.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Oakland 15 mins, San Francisco 30 mins
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
3 blocks
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Jack London
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Tilden and Mira Vista , Pebble Beach Carmel 2 hrs
Nearest Train
0.4 Kilometres
Rockridge BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
24 and 580
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
3 blocks - many
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
2 hours
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Temescal Beach, Baker Beach, Muir Beach, Stinson
Car: not necessary

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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250
Property Damage Protection $59

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund