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Popular Entire 2 BR Upper Vacation Rental Flat - Walk to Rockridge Bart, Tjs Caf

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

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Last updated: 04/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Artsy, Light, Charming 1200sq ft Upper Apt- Central to Oakland, SF, Berkeley

People say this private upper flat in a duplex feels like home and has all the amenities of home, too! (I live below and tried to create a space I'd love to rent.)

This light, quiet vacation rental has a beautiful vintage look and is a bargain if you need space, at 1200 sq ft. It is decorated with a mix of furnishings like an orange leather Design Within Reach sofa, midcentury furniture, and ethnic crafts.

More than 100 vacation renters have given this flat amazing reviews. If you like being in a central location to explore Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco and beyond, this is the best neighborhood.


Our quiet residential neighborhood is surprisingly central, in the one that people envy -- 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.

Very popular for Fancy Food Show visitors as an affordable place to stay for SF conferences, travel nurses, UC Berkeley / CCA visiting professors, business travelers, and family visiting family in the neighborhood.

Features:
* Built in early 1900s, offering lots of charm
* Upper floor give you lots of privacy and light all day.
* 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with nice cotton sheets, duvets and towels provided.
* WIFI + Smart TV with Amazon Fire Stick - Lots of great channels & log into your Amazon Prime & Netflix accounts
* 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 and dining room have an open floor plan - very comfortable for working, relaxing and internet surfing
* Fully equipped kitchen with new stainless steel 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.

I live below and am on hand for any questions and tips unless I'm off traveling too. :)
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Quiet kids >10 years old are welcome. My place has many fragile things and I can hear noise at my unit below, which is why it is not good for younger kids. Sorry...I've tried! :)...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Extremely steep stairway...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sofabed...moreless

  • Sofabed is American Leather brand and has a 5-star quality mattress cover on it. It's a fun and funky former porch that people love and often stay in for the experience rather than the master bedroom!...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Tub with shower Towels, shampoo, soap, toilet paper are all provided.

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 or students going to CCA or UC Berkeley have stayed here. A very quiet place in a lovely residential (yet central) area to do your thing. :)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    An eclectic collection of fiction and non-fiction plus lots of travel guides....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Television:

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

  • Video Library:

    Smart TV for watching Netflix (provided) and Amazon Prime (if you have an account) as well as other media...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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Space / wall heaters...moreless

  • Internet:

    Fast WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Espresso machine and coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Kitchen:

    New gourmet 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

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full size with range hood...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic olive oil, spices, sugar, tea etc...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    3 block walk to gorgeous Temescal Pool (About $6/day)...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
march april
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$950 $3,700
summer
May 1 - Sep 5, 2017
5 night min stay
$124
$1,075 $4,200

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$159
$995 $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:

  • Cleaning $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 14%

Notes:

This rental is perfect as a quiet getaway or a launching point for outings. Because there isn't good sound insulation between the rental and my place, dinner parties or gatherings are not allowed without previous discussion. The rates are low with this idea in mind...that it isn't a spot for ongoing gatherings of local friends and family. If you would like to visit and use the spot for entertaining, please let me know and we can arrange a special price.

Please, no pets at all.

IMPORTANT:

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

This is a quiet residential area. 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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Location

  • Lake Merritt

    "A 3 mile run / walk, Lake Merritt has a fabulous farmers market every Saturday, a famous old..."

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  • The Cheese Board Pizza Collective

    "The Cheeseboard is famous for pizza that everyone loves - always vegetarian and always loade..."

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  • Oakland Museum of California

    "The Oakland museum is the ultimate museum of California history with very interactive exhibi..."

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  • St. George Spirits

    "St. George Spirits started the trend in American craft spirits and using fruit to make all k..."

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  • Bette's Oceanview Diner

    "You'll never forget your first fluffy waffle from Bette's, a very old and beloved diner in o..."

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  • Authentic Bagel Company

    "I dream about bagels, and Authentic Bagel is one of the closest you'll find to a New York ba..."

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  • Pizzaiolo

    "Pizzaiolo is a warm and wonderful Italian / California restaurant run by Charlie Hallowell, ..."

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  • Blue Bottle Coffee Company

    "Blue Bottle was at the forefront of third-wave coffee and their flagship cafe is in walking ..."

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  • A Cote

    "A Cote is a long-time restaurant with reliably tasty food on College Ave. The darkly lit amb..."

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  • The Campanile

    "Visit the Campanile around noon time when you can hear the beautiful bells rining. The Campa..."

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  • Wood Tavern

    "Wood Tavern is one of the top restaurants in Oakland, right on the Berkeley border. The cock..."

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  • Drake's Dealership

    "Drake's is a local beer brewer, and their restaurant / beer bar in Oakland's hot Uptown area..."

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  • 4th St

    "4th Street in Berkeley is in a cool semi-industrial area. Beautiful huge trees line the coup..."

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  • Arizmendi Bakery & Pizzeria

    "Arizmendi has fabulous baked goods and a daily vegetarian sourdough crust pizza - similar to..."

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  • Burma Superstar

    "Burma Superstar reliably has a line when they open at dinnertime. That's because the restaur..."

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  • Cole Coffee

    "The Bay Area is famous for its dark roast coffee, and Cole Coffee has not only a huge choice..."

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  • Berkeley Rose Garden

    "The Berkeley Rose Garden is an amphitheater of roses, a popular place to get married, to han..."

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  • Morcom Amphitheater of Roses

    "Yes you can stop and smell the roses in the middle of Oakland! This rose garden has some won..."

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  • Berkeley Marina

    "The Berkeley Marina is a great spot to get close up to the bay, with a thin strip of beach, ..."

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  • Grand Lake Theatre

    "The main movie theater in the Grand Lake Theater is a great historic venue with lots of orna..."

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  • Ici Ice Cream Shop

    "If you love local food and ice cream and can handle a line, Ici is definitely a destination ..."

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  • University of California at Berkeley

    "What can I say - I went to UC Berkeley and can not get enough of the beautiful campus. I lov..."

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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

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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, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2017

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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

  • Chill out with your morning tea or coffee :)

    Chill out with your morning tea or coffee :)

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

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

  • 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

  • New stainless steel gas range / oven with lots of pans, dishware and utensils

    New stainless steel gas range / oven with lots of pans, dishware and utensils

  • Charming dining room great for eating and working

    Charming dining room great for eating and working

  • 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

  • Front garden full of greenery - in the winter anyway!

    Front garden full of greenery - in the winter anyway!

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

    View from the kitchen into the dining room and living room

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

    The dining room makes a great place to work too.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Dining room with built ins offers privacy & a nice breeze

  • Morning view from the dining room

    Morning view from the dining room

  • Steep old time stairway

    Steep old time stairway

VRBO #492958

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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