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
- House1900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
Large sunny Edwardian with 2+ bedrooms , located in Elmwood/Claremont/Rockridge
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 18, 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!
month rental - 2 couple with 2 kids
My wife, 1.8 years old kid and myself + friends couple with their 1 year old kid stayed in this beautiful house for a month so we can definitely give accurate feedback on this house and host. The house is as advertise - great location near Telegraph and Collage st. in Berkeley - close to everything from BART, UC-Berkeley campus, many local shops and restaurants. Very fun place to walk around - beautiful houses and gardens + a haven for families with babies (2 great kids parks 30 second walk from the house!) The house is packed with equipment for the stay and is decorated very elegantly. The master bedroom is huge with great light and very comfortable bed and beddings. The second bed room have 2 beds (for 2 and 1 person) and is also very comfortable. The house has a great dinning room (which we also used as a work table) and a nice living room with a couch that opens into a bed. The kitchen has everything and we made many home cooking dinners there. The landlord Maura was very nice and attentive. She answered all our SMS/email very fast and even during the weekend and supplied us (with no extra charge) with more equipment for the kitchen when my wife wanted to bake some special treats. She also supplied the two babies in the house with baby beds and many toys and baby books. All in all we had a wonderful month stay with many days of work and travel to the wine county (1 hour drive north) and SF (less then 30 minutes in BART). It was fun coming back to the house every evening and having a home away from home. I wholeheartedly recommend this house - if the price is right for you - you will enjoy it.
Beautiful Home in Great Berkeley Location
Elmwood Place met all our expectations and beyond, with the highest quality throughout. It was quiet, sunny, breezy, and warm, with all rooms large, spacious and inviting. The outside deck was especially nice, comfortably seating six adults at the table and chairs
We rented here for two months during the summer, and loved the idyllic location, the sun-filled house, the quiet neighborhood, and easy access to all that Berkeley has to offer. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in a residential neighborhood with lots of young families, it was within walking distance of shopping, great restaurants, Whole Foods, several coffee houses, theater, BART, and UC Berkeley.
The accommodations and appointments are first-class. The living space was great with a Carlyle sleeper sofa (when we had family visit) and very comfortable beds and linens. There was a high resolution SONY TV, SONY DVD blue ray player, and DirecTV satellite for watching TV in the evenings and the Olympics were great! We had everything we needed in the kitchen to cook great meals, including a powerful gas range and convection oven, which was great for baking. Just like I have at home, there was Sur La Table stainless steel cookware, Henkel kitchen and steak knives, Le Creuset and Chicago bake-ware, small appliances, and important tools like a garlic press and cherry pitter for serious cooks like me.
The owner did everything we asked and more, including helping with suggestions about day trips and exploring the Bay Area and wine country. We could not have enjoyed our stay more and look forward to visiting again next summer.
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
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.