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Spacious 2 Bedroom Flat in the Heart of the Gourmet Ghetto

(21 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath

Relax in a large, centrally located 1,500 sq. ft. unit in a side by side duplex. Just 1 block from Walnut Square, shop the many boutiques, have a cup of Joe at the original Peet's Coffee, or dine in a variety of restaurants including the world famous Chez Panisse.
Groceries, banking, pharmacies and a post office are all within a few blocks.

In the mood for an urban hike? Head right outside your front door and you will be in the hills of Berkeley with many paths through interesting neighborhoods. Two blocks and you can catch a bus that will take you into San Francisco, and just a few blocks more you will be able to get on Bart, the SF area subway which can take you directly to the San Francisco airport.

The unit has hardwood floors, a fireplace, large rooms and plenty of closet space. Well appointed, clean and comfortable with free wifi and cable TV. On site laundry and off street parking in a tandem 2 car garage with electric door.

The living room is large and bright with a couch and 2 chairs chair along with a sunny spot for reading by the fireplace.

The dining room seats 6 and a small kitchen table seats 2 by the windows. One bedroom has a day bed (which can turn into 2 twins or a queen) and the master has a king bed. Area rugs cover the floors in all the rooms.

Enjoy an outdoor patio in the backyard. Relax, read, sip wine and absorb the warmth of the sun.

As locals who love to travel and explore, we can help you plan fun activities not just in the Berkeley but also San Francisco, Marin and the Napa Valley which is just a 45 min drive away.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    If you bring a pet into the unit, we will need to do a major cleaning, therefore $250.00 will be taken from the security deposit....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Day bed can covert to 2 twins or a queen...moreless

  • day bed with area rug, lamps, dresser and closet. South and west facing windows....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • shower tub combo


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    1/2 mile from downtown Berkeley, UC Berkeley, live theater and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    A large square table accommodates 4 easily....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    decorative only...moreless

  • Garage:

    very deep garage. Can handle 2 cars tandem. Older home so large vehicles can fit, but it is tight....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    The laundry area is downstairs and shared with the unit next door....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    service for 8, baking dishes, pots and pans, utensils and serving pieces...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    microwave, coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher, 2 seater table and chairs...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden


Write a review 4.8
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,325 $4,961

Rates are based on 4 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 and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $120
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Tax Rate 2.5%


No pets allowed in the unit, no smoking on the property. The person renting the unit has to be at least 25 years of age.

ADD'L Fee of $10 per night for each guest over 4 people.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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16 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several on Shattuck
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Oakland, Jack London Square
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tilden Park
2.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Berkeley
2.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 80
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
169 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugar Bowl
27 Miles
Nearest Beach
Muir Beach

Car: Not Necessary

This flat is located near several food stores, restaurants and boutiques. It is only blocks from the University of California, live theater, parks, tennis courts and public transportation to get into San Francisco. A little further and you can hike in several regional parks. Visit the Hall of Science, botanical garden or golf in Tilden park. All within a few miles.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1971

About the owner: I have lived in Berkeley with my family for over 35 years. I have rented out an in-law unit in my own home and enjoyed meeting many people from around the globe. I have two children and work as a project manager in the health industry. My hobbies include hiking, biking and martial arts. I love to travel and enjoy helping visitors find unique and interesting things to do.

Why the Owner Chose North Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA:
This property is very conveniently located for seeing the San Francisco area, Berkeley being in itself a city worth spending time in. It has a garage for those that want to have a car, but a car is not necessary since shopping and transportation is within easy walking distance.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Location, location, location! The unit is clean and well appointed making it a wonderful place to call home while visiting the bay area.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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  • Living Room with pull out queen sofa

    Living Room with pull out queen sofa

  • Living room entry

    Living room entry

  • Galley kitchen

    Galley kitchen

  • Calphalon Cookware

    Calphalon Cookware

  • Kitchen long view

    Kitchen long view

  • Master bedroom with king bed and memory foam mattress

    Master bedroom with king bed and memory foam mattress

  • 2nd Bedroom w daybed that opens to 2 twins or a king

    2nd Bedroom w daybed that opens to 2 twins or a king

  • Bathroom


  • long view of yard

    long view of yard

  • sunny sitting area

    sunny sitting area

  • Walnut Square

    Walnut Square

  • nearby Walnut Square shops

    nearby Walnut Square shops

  • Comfy chair in living room

    Comfy chair in living room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Spices, coffee maching and toaster/oven and microwave in kitchen

    Spices, coffee maching and toaster/oven and microwave in kitchen

  • kitchen appliances

    kitchen appliances

  • Breakfast area

    Breakfast area

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • Hallway


  • Shaded sitting area

    Shaded sitting area

  • exit to yard from house

    exit to yard from house

  • Stair from street to back yard

    Stair from street to back yard

  • Boutiques just 1 block away

    Boutiques just 1 block away

VRBO #506738

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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