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Enjoy the orange Design Within Reach leather sofa & cable tv with HBO & Showtime

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Last updated: 08/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This vintage upper flat in a duplex (above my living space) has beautiful period touches, is decorated with a mix of furnishings like an orange Design Within Reach sofa and ethnic crafts, and feels cheery with light from dawn to dusk. People say it feels like home and has all the amenities of home, too!

Very popular for Fancy Food Show visitors and cheaper lodging for SF conferences, travel nurses, UC Berkeley / CCA visiting professors, business travelers, and family visiting family in the neighborhood.

Our quiet residential neighborhood is surprisingly central, in a really popular neighborhood -- located equally close to Temescal and Rockridge and near Piedmont and Elmwood. Walkable to Kaiser too.

You'll have multiple restaurants to choose from and can easily get to SF by nearby freeways or hop on BART.

I've gotten more than 90 great reviews with raves about the central location and comfort of the place itself.

* Built in early 1900s, offering lots of charm
* 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with sheets and towels provided.
* Premium Cable TV with sports channels, Showtime and WIFI
* One bedroom has a very comfortable queen bed; the other has an American Leather queen sized sofabed people love. Floor mats for kids available.
* Living room, dining room - very comfortable for writers, developers, folks working on projects
* Fully equipped kitchen with gas stove
* Lots of coffee and espresso making equipment!
* Washer / dryer
* STEEP stairway (see pics)
* Free street parking (no permits needed). Possibility of using the driveway.

If you have friends in the area and you aren't in the area it could be possible to show it to them.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Extremely steep stairway...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This area is perfect for techies, intellectuals, visiting parents and grandparents, and foodies -- central to everything the Berkeley / Oakland area has to offer. Many people relocating to the area wanting to check out the neighborhood or visiting family and friends have stayed here. A very quiet place in a lovely residential (yet central) area to do your thing. :)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Premium cable with Showtime, sports channels etc and DVR...moreless

  • Television:

    Also a cable to hook up MacBook Pro laptops...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Easy to get to downtown Oakland and the hot uptown area, downtown Berkeley and even downtown San Francisco via BART or car...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Minor view of Oakland hills from the living room...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Nice shabby chic round table great for eating and working...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Yoga sticky mats...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Space / wall heaters...moreless

  • Internet:

    Fast WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Lovely cotton sheets and a comfortable hypo allergenic duvet...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Leather sofa...moreless

  • Parking:

    Street, unlimited...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new washing machine ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Espresso machine and coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, glasses, cooking utensils, eating utensils etc...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Gas stove, microwave, blender, toaster, espresso machine, coffee grinder, coffee maker, basic spices, towels, pots and pans, utensils, plates, glasses...all the home basics...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    3 block walk to gorgeous Temescal Pool...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$159
$993 $3,950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 14%

Notes:

Please tell me if something gets damaged so I can decide whether to replace it, ask for $, or do nothing.

Please, no pets at all.

IMPORTANT: This is a quiet residential area and the rental is great for people who are generally quiet. Although it's very close to a few universities it isn't a party pad. Before renting let's chat about your plans to make sure we're the perfect fit. Thanks :)


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 08/14/2016
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
OAK
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many in Rockridge and Temescal
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ferry to San Francisco
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Chabot or Tilden
0.3 Miles
Nearest Train
BART
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
24
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cactus Taqueria, Rockridge Cafe, Crepevine
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Berkeley Marina

Car: Not Necessary

Located in foodie central, an easy walk to Temescal restaurants and farmers market, walk to Rockridge shopping and BART, lovely drive, walk or bike to Berkeley and campus and the Grand Lake / Lake Merritt area. The flat is a 5 minute walk to the CCA college and a great central location when exploring the bay area and beyond.

Lots of folks have loved staying here when visiting friends and family or wanting a quiet place to focus on writing or sabbatical projects.

 

Owner info

About the owner: I'm a long time Bay Area resident with deep ties into Berkeley, arts and craft scenes, artisan / craft food makers and restaurants, and a lot of knowledge of Internet startups and destinations all over the bay area. Open minded, I love to live the good simple life and enjoy the spirit of travelers who love connecting with new folks. I've traveled to lots of countries and have friends around the world. My work involves Internet marketing, self-help and business writing, optimal living coaching and creating awesome entrepreneurial projects to make the world a happy place. Making sure guests enjoy their stay to the fullest through clear communication and expectations is super important, and I've had some wonderful experiences meeting people from all over the world. I love the Bay Area, Oakland and Rockridge and hope my guests love it as well. Hablo Espanol. Parlo un puo Italiano. Falo Portugues. Parles en peu Francais.

Why the Owner Chose Shafter, Oakland, CA, USA:
Location location, on a street lined with Craftsman bungalow homes. This private flat is decorated with arts and crafts to stir creativity yet with the comforts of home. The upper floor offers lots of light, from dawn to dusk, and when you wake up you see only sky from the bedroom window - lots of privacy. You can walk between Oakland's two hot neighborhoods, Rockridge and Temescal, with easy access to Berkeley and SF, and revel on Sunday mornings at a fantastic farmers market. It's especially great for people considering moving to the East Bay wanting to get a feel for the area or as a visiting professor / remote worker (or nomad !) or if you're remodeling their home in Oakland and need a temporary home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This flat has really great energy and most people who stay there want to come back. Built in 1907, it has good bones and a nice layout where you can be together with whoever else you're staying with or separate to do your own thing. Your food and adventure concierge and local expert lives below, ready to make sure you have a great stay and will enjoy the Bay Area to the fullest (or leave you alone if that's what you prefer)


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Enjoy the orange Design Within Reach leather sofa & cable tv with HBO & Showtime

    Enjoy the orange Design Within Reach leather sofa & cable tv with HBO & Showtime

  • The dining room makes a great place to work too.

    The dining room makes a great place to work too.

  • The main bedroom has a fun view into the former porch, closet and dresser

    The main bedroom has a fun view into the former porch, closet and dresser

  • I'm all about cotton duvets with hypo allergenic down alternative comforters

    I'm all about cotton duvets with hypo allergenic down alternative comforters

  • Eat in the kitchen at the Crate & Barrel table or in the dining room

    Eat in the kitchen at the Crate & Barrel table or in the dining room

  • It's so light even on an overcast day! Flowing floor plan too

    It's so light even on an overcast day! Flowing floor plan too

  • Morning view from the dining room

    Morning view from the dining room

  • View from the kitchen into the dining room and living room

    View from the kitchen into the dining room and living room

  • Cozy bedroom with a comfy queen bed is decorated with arts and a sky view.

    Cozy bedroom with a comfy queen bed is decorated with arts and a sky view.

  • People love the funky back bedroom with queen sofa bed, sky views and new carpet

    People love the funky back bedroom with queen sofa bed, sky views and new carpet

  • Gas range with lots of pots, pans, storage containers and utensils for chefs

    Gas range with lots of pots, pans, storage containers and utensils for chefs

  • Dining room with built ins offers privacy & a nice breeze

    Dining room with built ins offers privacy & a nice breeze

  • Charming dining room great for eating and working

    Charming dining room great for eating and working

  • Steep old time stairway

    Steep old time stairway

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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