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Modern Masterpiece in Historic Claremont Court

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Last updated: 05/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bedroom/ 3.5 Bath Hilltop Oasis in Perfect Berkeley Location

Located in one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most prestigious residential neighborhoods, this modern luxury home is the perfect place for a family reunion or a reasonable alternative to hotel stay for a family. It is a bright and modern house with panoramic bay views to the south and views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz to the west.

The house has two master bedrooms, one other bedroom that has been used as office/bedroom. A final bedroom is either a Gym or bedroom with Daybed with trundle. If used as a gym, it includes a treadmill, bowflex, some free weights, yoga equipment, TV with DVD and satellite cable. The Kitchen living room and dining room were recently remodeled with oak floors, Bamboo cabinets and stainless professional line appliances. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with all equipment you could ever want including KitchenAid, Vitamix, Double Oven, Warming Oven, and anything else you might need.

Equidistant between the Claremont Hotel and the Elmwood District this modern home is located in the old historic Claremont Court area. History abounds in this old and well-loved neighborhood, whose entrance is flanked by land-marked lighted pillars from a bygone era, and many of the homes were designed by noted architects, such as Julia Morgan, Walter Ratcliff, and John Hudson Thomas.

From the house, you can walk to BART (about 15 minutes and from there a quick train ride into San Francisco. ) Also within about 5 minutes is the Berkeley Tennis Club, UC Berkeley campus, Strawberry Canyon Recreational Center, Claremont Resort & Spa for health club facilities, more tennis, several swimming pools, and spa. Domingo Avenue (3 blocks away) is a favorite spot with locals for Rick & Ann’s Restaurant, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Wine Thieves wine shop, and a smattering of other stores.

Also within five minutes walking distance is the Elmwood neighborhood--with abundant shopping, theater, cafes, bookstores, and much more. The house is situated about five minutes or less away from freeway access-- (Highways 13, 24, and 580 west to San Francisco, and east to Oakland/Hayward.) There are many hidden ‘Paths of Berkeley’ that will take you on short-cuts to College Ave as well as by old historic landmarks of Berkeley

Easy access to HWY 24 and 580 and only 15 minutes to San Francisco. Many top rated yoga places within minutes of the house! Peet's and Royal Coffee just a short walk. Claremont Natural Reserve and the wonderful Berkeley Fire Trial is just 5 minutes from house, providing an uphill climb rewarded by panoramic bay views. Located in the hills above Rockridge and just a few minutes walk down the hill to College Avenue! Lake Temescal with beach, swimming, picnic spots, and trails - is less than 5 minutes from house! Strawberry Recreation Center is just five minutes from house and has beautiful swimming pools in a lush and verdant setting. Beautifully furnished and fully equipped - this home is in a prime location!

The bright and airy house is situated on a large deep lot (1/3 acre) with towering Coastal Live Oaks, mature fruit trees, level patios in front and rear yard.

There is also a 6 person Hot Tub, recently installed, complete with waterproof sound system and Gazebo.

(The house is not childproofed (open staircases and low windows) so children under 10 not advised.)


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 3300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs Welcome!!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    iPod with Pandora Subscription...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    View of Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands....moreless

  • Water View:

    Panoramic View to South including City Lights, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa



from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,000 $1,000
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $200
  • Taxes Not included


Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/16/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We are both mid career professionals. One of us is an emergency physician and the other is an executive assistant having worked for both internet start ups and investment banks.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Location Location Location. Perfect for views, walkability and access to Berkeley and SF! Can walk to UC Berkeley Stadium for Graduation or Football Games!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

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VRBO #446273

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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