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Spacious Gourmet Ghetto Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Our beautiful 1912 Craftsman, ideally located in the heart of North Berkeley, welcomes you! We recently built a spacious, light-filled, private apartment situated within our house - all on a dedicated level just for you. Thoughtfully equipped with all the comforts of home, our space is conveniently located near many of Berkeley’s amazing arts and cultural venues, the renowned Gourmet Ghetto, the UC Berkeley campus and scenic parks.

Brand new apartment with garden views is conveniently located in North Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto. Spacious 800 sq ft private space with a private entrance opens onto a large private deck and lush backyard garden. Thoughtfully furnished spaces include a gourmet kitchen, designer bathroom, large main bedroom, second bedroom, dining, living room and deck spaces.

Apartment has an open floor plan with plenty of room to spread out. This modern Craftsman home is filled with light and has all the modern amenities. Sliding glass door opens to deck offering a true California indoor/outdoor experience.

The main bedroom is large, with new king bed and walk in closet. The second bedroom can be set up as a twin bed, two twin beds or a king bed. The second bedroom also has a closet. Included in the apartment is a full washer and dryer. All new designer bathroom with artfully tiled walk-in shower.

Large open living room with garden views has sectional couch seating for 5 with magazines, local activity guides, fast wifi internet access and large 40 inch screen TV with full cable channel selections.

The complete gourmet kitchen is newly equipped with stove, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, single cup coffeemaker, and more. It is a great space to prepare homemade meals while hanging out with family and friends in the open spaces. Dine inside at table for 4 or out on the deck. Shop locally at nearby Monterey Market, Cheeseboard Collective, Masse's Bakery and many other famous Berkeley gastronomic institutions!

In addition to the private apartment and deck, you are welcome to enjoy our back yard garden with seating areas, fountain, and variety of fruit trees.

Location: Perfectly located in a residential neighborhood in North Berkeley with many nearby places to explore. Easy walk to world-famous Gourmet Ghetto (Chez Panisse, Cheese Board Collective, Masse's Bakery, Saul's Deli) and other gourmet shops and restaurants, Monterey Market and Solano Avenue. One mile to UC Berkeley Campus and downtown Berkeley and BART. Public transportation steps away. Downtown Berkeley provides a vibrant foodie, music and theater scene with access to the entire region via BART. There are parks in all directions for play and for panoramic bay area views nearby.

Downtown Berkeley BART is one mile away. AC Transit bus stops are at our street corner. Easy biking and walking distance to downtown Berkeley, UC Berkeley Campus and many Berkeley attractions. Convenient available street parking.

More Details

Sarah and Joel
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Sarah and Joel

We are long time Berkeley residents and love to explore all the activities, food and nature that the Bay Area region offers. Recently empty nesting, we live with our dog in the quiet North Berkeley neighborhood. As hosts we want you to make yourselves at home. Since we live in the house upstairs, don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Sarah and Joel purchased this apartment in 1998


Thousand Oaks Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Trundle Bed expands into a King Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Spacious Gourmet Ghetto Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Secluded, convenient retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weeklong stay so very much. A completely remodeled in-law unit in the north Berkeley hills, this home away from home was perfectly located for easy walking to stores, restaurants, groceries, and coffee shops, with a spacious balcony overlooking a wooded neighborhood toward the bay. The street parking is easy and we found it always available. Best of all were our hosts, Sarah and Joel, who were friendly, available, and respectful of our privacy. We couldn’t be more pleased with our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean, welcoming. Sarah and Joel thought of everything. Checking in and out were a breeze. Parking was easy. We visit the Berkeley area every couple of years. We no longer have to wonder where we will be staying. Thanks for the hospitality Sarah and Joel, can't wait until next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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peaceful, tidy, sparkling

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed walking to the restaurants on Shattuck st, 10 minute stroll. lots to choose from. 3 of us fit perfectly. deck was lovely with garden below, no problem parking right out front

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Berkeley Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The apartment was very clean, nice size with everything you need and a beautiful view with a deck. Sarah and Joel were very nice and hospitable. Hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and your family, Joni! Hope to see you again soon-
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Newly remodeled lovely unit

  • 5 of 5

Hosts were welcoming but not intrusive. Beautiful garden with running fountain. Can't really see the bay from our balcony but would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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