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Charming Flat in Best Rockridge/Claremont Location

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
studio
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Studio with Bay Views

Private, spacious studio apartment on lower level of charming 1906 Berkeley home in perfect Rockridge/Claremont location. Located above College Avenue in the 'Uplands', close to Rockridge BART. Easy access to the vibrant communities of Rockridge and Elmwood with boutique shopping and fabulous restaurants.

Separate, private entrance, with views of the San Francisco Bay from your private deck.

The studio has 1 queen bed and a twin bed sleeping nook that could accommodate another single. Full eat in kitchen, living room, WIFI and cable TV, and laundry available.

More Details

Owner
Daphne
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Daphne

The owner has lived in this neighborhood for the past 25 years and is a local restaurateur.

Daphne purchased this studio in 2010

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Charming Flat in Best Rockridge/Claremont Location
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
Redlands, California
4

Comfortable, Vintage Hide-a-Way in East Bay Area Hills

  • 4 of 5

This fun unit is located downstairs in an elegant home in an historic, upscale, hillside neighborhood. It feels very safe and makes for great walking, all the way down to bustling, restaurant-rich College Avenue if you want a workout, or the Rockride BART station (probably a good half mile). We found it to be a great choice for us: private, clean, quiet, comfortable, spacious and nicely appointed (good bed, nice linens, nice bath towels, thoughtful lighting, nice dresser for clothes storage). Street parking was not a problem in this old neighborhood, but the narrow, dead-end street requires some nimble turnarounds to get in and out. A big car would be a hassle, but not impossible. This place is a good choice for visitors who are in good shape and spry -- the concrete and stone stairs leading down to the unit, although well lit, would be quite a challenge for others and a big hazard -- unclimbable, really -- for anyone with leg weakness, disability, walker, cane, etc. The alternative entrance is safer and shorter with handrail, but steep, narrow and has several step up/downs. Those who prefer slick, new hotel rooms won't be happy here, as it is an old building. Getting in and out with your stuff requires some effort. But others -- especially those who love the East Bay Area -- will appreciate the offbeat features, including big windows, hardwood floor, porch with view, lush garden setting, an antique stove you must light by hand, big sink without disposal, and no dishwasher). You can hear the 24 freeway, but only as background noise and it didn't disturb our sleep. Cable TV with hundreds of channels worked great. The place has a somewhat peculiar layout -- you have to walk through the kitchen and up a few stairs to get to the bathroom. The dining area in the kitchen is pretty tight. There is a nice closet, and oddly, it is two steps up. The huge couch/daybed has a few soft spots. But these things were quite tolerable, again, for those who appreciate fun, roomy places like this. If you go in winter, you'll likely need to borrow space heaters from the hosts, as the main house heater (at least in our experience) didn't adequately heat the downstairs unit. But most of the year this is not an issue, and again, things like this are not unusual in an older place. Hosts Daphne and Marco were fun, accessible and helpful. They allow dogs with approval, a huge plus for us. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable place with lovely view over Oakland and the water.

  • 5 of 5

Easy check in. Plenty spacious for two people with great balcony. Hoping to stay again on our next visit to Oakland.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jenny. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you back anytime.
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4

Spent two cool summer months (occasionally it got above 70 degrees) in a 'cool' Berkeley unit.

  • 4 of 5

Accommodations were quite comfortable. Easy parking and handy to the Rockridge area, BART, and northern Oakland or UC Berkeley. I would gladly recommend the place for one person or a couple for either a short or longer stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Clemente
5

Cozy artistry in the elegant Hillcrest/Claremont Hills

  • 5 of 5

Daphne and Marco welcomed me and gave me a tour of the rental as well as the downstairs of their lovely home as if I was a family member coming for a visit! First impressions: gorgeous, cozy, whimsical, private, spacious, and high in the hills and surrounded by beautiful trees. Their dog Murphy Brown is a sweetheart who loves company, and Daphne has stocked the place with tons of artistic (and useful) amenities - she even loves her renters' suggestions!. The location has an incredible view of the surrounding hills, city, and bay. My morning walks with my dog were some of the most beautiful (and full of friendly neighbors) I have encountered in northern CA. As a bonus, it's within 5-10 minutes of most destination spots (UC Berkeley, downtown, great restaurants on College Ave., Tilden Regional Park, and the harbor. I would definitely stay there again, and will recommend Daphne's 'tree house hideaway'.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very Nice Stay

  • 4 of 5

The owner, Daphne, was very friendly, prompt in her responses to questions, and available via text for questions. Our schedules were tricky so we did not meet in person.

The flat itself is spacious and nicely decorated. The layout is a little funky but I liked its uniqueness.

I did not give a 5-star rating because my husband and I both found the mattress to be extremely uncomfortable. I think maybe it was too firm and spring-based, which is nearly the opposite of what we sleep on when at home.

The flat is in close proximity to various locations around Berkeley, Rockridge, etc. We walked a bit but having a car was definitely convenient. Parking was easy with a little car (we had a Prius). Also, the area is beautiful.

Overall I'd definitely book this rental again.

Thanks Daphne!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Quaint, cute, beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

We had a very comfortable stay and it is a great location. Shopping and attractions are very close. Everything in the apartment is attractive and well put together. The view is fantastic. Everything was just as it was stated, and the owners are very easy to work and communicate well. Our only comments would be that it was a bit cold during the nights we were there and we weren't quite sure about the heating instructions. Eventually we found a space heater in the closet, but never quite figured out if the central heating worked. Also, there is quite a bit of ambient light from the street and city view, which isn't clear from the listing, so if you like to have blacked out windows at night this would not be the place for you. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. Sorry it wasn't clear about how to turn on the heat. I will make sure to include that in the guest notes.
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Oakland airport
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Jack London ferry
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 24
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Claremont Hills Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$145
$1,015
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50

Minimum stay 4 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Claremont Hills Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen bed in main studio room, twin bed in hallway off the kitchen. This twin bed is suitable for a child.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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