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Breathtaking San Francisco and Bay Views

Berkeley, CA, USA
  • House800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay14 nights

Walking Distance to U.C. Berkeley Campus

Two Bedroom, One Full Bathroom Duplex, approx 792 square feet, behind UC Berkeley Stadium close to Campus, in the Berkeley Hills with views of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, San Francisco and Bay views. Onsite parking for two cars. Lots of natural light, fireplace, and newly refinished hardwood floors. Located within walking distance of UC Berkeley campus, hiking trails and open space, with breathtaking views of the the Bay Area. Non-smoking.


Larry Kaplan and Marie Champlin

Member Since 2012
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 27, 2018
About Larry Kaplan and Marie Champlin

Born and raised, living most of our lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, attending local schools and universities.

Larry Kaplan and Marie Champlin purchased this House in 2010

Why Larry Kaplan and Marie Champlin chose Berkeley

We both have traveled extensively throughout the world, only to find that our property is located in a world class location with picturesque views of the East Bay and San Francisco, within walking distance of hiking trails in open space of the Berkeley Hills, affording 360 degree views of the San Francisco Bay Area. Our home is located in a very quiet and serene location, consisting of 1960's Mid-Century and Bohemian architecture.

What makes this House unique

The home has southwest facing views, and decks towards San Franciso and the Bay, constructed almost exclusively of wood interiors and exterior. One experiences such a feeling of serenity and joy looking out over the natural and Bay views, with its dramatically everchanging scenes from sunlight to fog!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen size
      • Both bedrooms with large sliding glass doors on the view with large closets.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 1

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Downtown Berkeley
        • Monument View
          Skyline of San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay Bridge
        • Mountain View
        • Ocean View
          Golden Gate Bridge direction
        • Water View
          Panoramic views of the San Francisco, San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate and Bay Bridges
        • Waterfront
          Berkeley Marina, Emeryville and Oakland piers.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Towels and bed linens provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      outside of living unit in closet
                    • Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Gas central heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Covered Parking
                      One covered space and one uncovered space on driveway in tandem.
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Two parking spaces offstreet
                    • Parking Off Street
                      One covered in carport, and one uncovered parking place on driveway, in tandem.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Outside of living unit, free of charge.
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      Tile suspended fireplace


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          New LG electric self-cleaning oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          New Whirlpool refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          New LG electric cooktop
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Basic cable TV
                                • Television
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                      Deck facing view of San Francisco Bay with downtown Berkeley and Berkeley Marina in the foreground.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Located on view facing San Francisco, dowtown Berkeley, Berkeley Marina and San Francisco Bay


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • marina
                                            • arboretum
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • shuffleboard
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • racquetball
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          13 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews


                                                          Korcan D.

                                                          I stayed in the apartment for whole summer term. It has a very huge balcony with a magnificent bay area view. UCB Campus is within walking distance. Both neighbours and landlord are super nice people and it is a big advantage that the landlord lives at next door. I didn't had any inconveniences during my stay but it is still good to know that they were there. 10/10 for everything. Totally recommended!!

                                                          Great stay in Berkeley, amazing location and view!

                                                          Massimo C.

                                                          We rented this apartment for 2 months while attending a program at UC Berkeley and found the place very convenient. The views are beautiful and it is close to campus as well as the fire trail for hiking and running. We would definitely recommend to stay there -- great value for money.

                                                          Beautiful apartment with very nice view

                                                          Bernd A.Regensburg, Germany

                                                          The apartment is a bit up in the hills. Thus it has a tremendously nice view from the very large deck. It is in walking distance from UC Berkeley's campus, but if you live there with children it is advisable to have a car as otherwise carrying up groceries etc is a bit hard. We enjoyed a lot our stay in the apartment, the landlords were very kind and helpful, and we are grateful that they even borrowed us a child seat for our rental car. Close to the apartment there are very nive paths in the forest. We walked often along the long firetrail with an amazing view over the whole bay area.

                                                          Great view, great space and a great price

                                                          art c.

                                                          For us, my wife and I, this was an excellent rental.

                                                          It had an excellent location with roads reminiscent of european switchbacks. It was suspended on the side of the hill, thus providing spectacular views of the cities and bay. The apartment was large and bright, with 10ft of sliding glass doors in each of the main rooms; living/dining and two bedrooms. There was a large deck across the entire back with entry from all 3 rooms.

                                                          The apartment is 38 or 39 steps down or up and was not an issue for us; we went out and up or in and down only once a day. We packed two medium suitcases rather than one large, with these steps in mind.

                                                          Our hosts were very responsive to the few minor concerns we had.

                                                          This is a college, faculty or student, area and the apartment fits that environment. This would have been a five star review had the vertical blinds covering the sliding glass doors worked and shielded us from the city glow and first light of dawn we awoke to each morning.

                                                          This place has its ups and downs but cannot be matched for its value and view.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We are in the midst of making a series of improvements on the apartment as we strive for a 5 star experience for our guests. We thank you for your thoughtful observations and agree that we have a great view, space and price.

                                                          Beautiful Views!

                                                          Danielle M.

                                                          A very nice place to stay while visiting Berkeley. It is within walking distance of UC Berkeley's campus, Telegraph, and University. The apartment has terrific views and a large deck. A short way up the hill are nice hiking trails. I would definitely consider staying there again!

                                                          Highly Recommend!

                                                          Chris C.

                                                          Fantastic location in the hills of Berkeley. You will look down on the bay from the private drive Panoramic Way. The view from the deck and hills behind the house are simply amazing, you can't imagine much of a better location in the bay. So nice you will find it hard to leave in the morning, but if you do 15 minute walk to the heart of Berkeley and within an hour drive of all major Bay Area hot spots... Ideally located is what I'm getting at. Great wildlife right in the backyard and Larry has a bunch of cool bird books and nature identifiers.

                                                          The house is very comfortable and has all necessities. I was very happy with my stay here, couldn't have imagined a better spot.

                                                          Thank you!


                                                          Berkeley, CA, USA

                                                          Property is located in the hills directly behind University of California Berkeley campus and California Stadium within walking distance of hiking trails and open space, with breathtaking views of the the Bay Area, within close proximity of Greek Theater, 'Gourmet Ghetto', Julia Morgan Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Zellerbach Auditorium and Stadium, Downtown Berkeley. Located within 15 mi of downtown San Francisco, 30 mi of Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Stinson Beach and Mt. Tamalpais, 48 mi of Point Reyes National Seashore, and 40 mi of Sonoma and Napa Valley Wine Country.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

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                                                          Pet Fee
                                                          Damage Deposit

                                                          Utilities (water, gas, electricity) included. Wi-fi broadband internet included in rental cost. Check-in time is 5:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00 am.

                                                          13 Reviews
                                                          Excellent 4.5/5
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