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Garden Setting, 2 Bedroom + Large Office, 3 Blocks to Cal, & Off-Street Parking!

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Dining Room Opens Onto Patio


Last updated: 03/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Retreat or work in this tranquil garden home, three blocks from the University.

Offering my lovely, fully furnished home: a 1400 sq. foot, 1920's townhouse-style duplex in North Berkeley. It's two stories, has two bedrooms (one with a large adjoining office), a private patio, 1.5 bathrooms, and includes a small private garage for off street parking. It's set back from the street in a lovely, quiet garden. It's in a great location in a beautiful neighborhood: three blocks to the University, two blocks to the Pacific School of Religion, and three blocks to the Gourmet Ghetto with its phenomenal eateries, gourmet shopping, boutiques, and an all organic farmers' market.

The rental is fully and beautifully furnished and includes bedding, towels and the like for your use. It features a fully equipped kitchen with service for eight and many appliances to indulge your inner gourmet (there are even culinary herbs growing outside, steps away from the kitchen), and a washer and dryer located inside the home. The private patio makes a lovely place to relax, dine, or even work with your laptop.

All utilities are included, as well as high-speed wireless internet, a land line with free domestic long distance, and cable television.

There are many little touches to ensure a comfortable (and fun) stay:
- Both bedrooms feature beds with memory foam mattresses.
- Large screen plasma 3-D television with cable.
- Second TV in bedroom.
- Loads of closet space.
- Home is set back from the street, quiet.
- Phone with free domestic long distance.
- DSL with wi-fi.
- Private patio with orange and lemon trees, culinary herbs and a charcoal grill.
- Walkable neighborhood, three blocks to shopping, restaurants, and the University.
- 20 minute walk to downtown Berkeley: theaters, restaurants, shops.
- Two blocks to busses, one mile to BART.
- Off-street parking in your own compact, private garage.
- Whole house heat, with remotely controllable thermostat.
- Kitchen with gas stove and dishwasher.
- Enough dishwear, glasses, stemware, and utinsels to entertain 8+.
- Plenty of pots, pans, cooking gadgets and small appliances.
- Cuisinart food processor, espresso machine, blender, toaster, coffee maker, slow cooker, and more available for your use.
- A full bathroom with tub.
- Half bathroom with innovative eco-friendly, grey-water recycling feature.
- Home is set in a lovely garden.
- Full complement of linens and towels.
- A library of hundreds of books, with plenty of extra room on the shelves for as many books as you can bring.
- Sole treadmill.
- Over a hundred DVDs.
- Xbox360, with Kinect, all of the Rockband instruments, and a library of two dozen games.
- Crib, high chair, and play pen is available.

Regrettably, with the exception of service animals, I am not able to accommodate dogs. Other animals will be considered on a case by case basis.

Due to a City of Berkeley ordinance, with the exception of medical marijuana, smoking is not allowed inside NOR in the gardens outside the home.

I'm always happy to answer any questions you might have about visiting Berkeley or the Bay Area. I grew up right here in Berkeley and love it very much. I like to make sure visitors get a chance to see the Berkeley I know as a local. I'm happy to provide information or answer any questions about the area: from restaurant recommendations and lovely walking trails to local businesses and events, and even local history. I'll be there to help you enjoy your stay!
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    City of Berkeley ordiance prohibits smoking both inside and in the outside gardens (with the exception of medical marijuana). ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Unfortunately, with the exception of service animals, I am not able to accommodate dogs. Other animals are accepted on a case by case basis....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Purple Bedroom: 1 double

    Memory Foam Mattress...moreless

  • Green Bedroom: 1 queen

    Memory Foam Mattress...moreless

  • Both bedrooms have memory foam mattresses for a comfortable night's rest. The purple bedroom also has an LCD television....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet

    Features Innovative Eco-Friendly Water Recyling...moreless


  • Books:

    A library with hundreds of books is spread throughout the house, but there is still plenty of space for your own books!...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Basic DVD player....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Large screen 3-D Plasma TV in Living Room. Includes cable and a video game system. Smaller television in one of the bedrooms....moreless

  • Video Games:

    xBox 360, with two dozen games. Includes Kinect (camera) and the entire set of Rockband instruments....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Over 100 titles available on DVD for your enjoyment. ...moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table extends to accommodate up to 8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Gas dryer is located inside unit....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Sole Treadmill...moreless

  • Garage:

    Small detached garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Whole house, forced air heating. Programmable thermostat, operatable wi-fi as well....moreless

  • Internet:

    Broadband with wi-fi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds: Cotton sheets and down filled comforters with cotton duvets. House: table linens, bath and kitchen mats. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seats five comfortably on leather sofas....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street parking in your own garage....moreless

  • Telephone:

    House phone line, free domestic long distance. International calls by arrangement....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and kitchen towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading washing machine inside the unit. Laundry detergent is provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Full size coffee maker and De'Longhi Espresso Maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 8...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Fisher & Paykel Dishdrawer ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Includes a plethora of gourmet kitchen appliances: - Cuisinart Food Processor - Cuisinart Stand Mixer - Slow Cooker - Wheat Grass Juicer - Blender - Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker - Waffle Maker ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas Oven with Warming Drawer...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Private patio and garden with a table and chairs. Culinary herbs grow here: mint, oregano, thyme, rosemary. Fruit bearing Meyer Lemon tree and orange tree. Grill and earthquake supplies....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The unit is set back from the street in a lovely garden with a lawn and two patios....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Kettle Grill, BBQ tools, coals and coal starting tools....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,386 $4,998
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Taxes Not included


Because the property is located so close to the University I cater to longer term guests, with a 5 month minimum lease for stays between mid-August and mid-May. Please contact me with questions.

To hold your reservation the amount of your security deposit plus 25% of total for your stay (up to 2 months) is required.

The balance is due seven days before arrival for stays up to six weeks. For stays longer than two months: $1000 is due at signing, rent for the first month (prorated) is due at move-in, and then due on the first of the month.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 03/20/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
2.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Berkeley Station

Car: Not Necessary

A great location in a beautiful neighborhood: three blocks to the University of California at Berkeley (Cal, UCB), two blocks to the Pacific School of Religion, and three blocks to the Gourmet Ghetto with its phenomenal eateries, gourmet shopping, boutiques, and an all organic farmers' market.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I grew up here in Berkeley, and while I've lived other places nothing feels so much like home. Currently I work in web publishing. Despite having a degree I primarily think of myself as a student, as I am perpetually enrolled in one class or another. I love taking advantage of the many, many cultural and educational opportunities available in this lovely, lively college town. I love to cook and have many happy memories of dinners (some of them quite elaborate) that I've prepared here to enjoy with friends around the table. I also love literature, reading and writing it, and I've made so many nice little spots to enjoy a good book or sit and write for the afternoon.

Why the Owner Chose North Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA:
I grew up in this neighborhood, and nowhere feels quite so much like home, but this home would be a treat no matter where it was located! I love the peace from being back from the street, surrounded by trees and a beautiful garden. Inspired by this I've made the place lovely and restful in side too. I work from home, and since I spend so much time there it is very important to me to live in a place conducive to work AND to relaxing when I am not at work. Here I have found I am able to enjoy both!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
What makes my home unique is the sheer number of little conveniences and beautiful touches. Being a five minute walk to the University and the Gourmet Ghetto makes for a very rich experience, both intellectually and gastronomically. And when you come home as soon as you reach the garden you find yourself sighing happily as you come in the door. And having your own parking spot to come home to is priceless! Some more of my favorite conveniences are being able to do laundry without leaving the house, always having the right tool at hand when preparing meals, the private patio with its green vine covered walls and dear little Japanese maple, and of course the dynamic mix of people from all over the world attracted to this city by the University creates an amazing community.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

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  • Dining Room Opens Onto Patio

    Dining Room Opens Onto Patio

  • Living Room Feels Like You're Sitting in the Garden

    Living Room Feels Like You're Sitting in the Garden

  • Large Office with Roll Top Desk, Looks out into the Trees

    Large Office with Roll Top Desk, Looks out into the Trees

  • Full Bathroom with Darling Tile Accents

    Full Bathroom with Darling Tile Accents

  • Meyer Lemons!

    Meyer Lemons!

  • Relax in the Living Room

    Relax in the Living Room

  • Welcome Home!

    Welcome Home!

  • Restful Bedroom Overlooks Garden

    Restful Bedroom Overlooks Garden

  • Full Kitchen with Dishwasher

    Full Kitchen with Dishwasher

  • Cozy Bedroom for Sweet Dreams

    Cozy Bedroom for Sweet Dreams

VRBO #480689

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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