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Garden Oasis in the Heart of Berkeley

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Last updated: 03/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Private cottage on a historical property

A lovely landmarked property in the convenient and desirable Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood of North Berkeley. Just steps to local shops, restaurants, farmer's market and public transportation. The property is 1/2 mile from UC Berkeley, perfect for visitors to the University. The original architectural details, the lush garden, and the location make this an ideal home away from home. Our property contains our landmarked Victorian home and three stand-alone cottages.

We have two suitcase-ready, fully furnished stand-alone 1 bedroom cottages available. The cottages are part of the historical landmark and were built in the 1920s. There is a bedroom with a queen sized bed and a sweet living room. The bathroom is very small but has a tub. There is a long narrow kitchen that is stocked with all kitchen basics (dishes, flatware, pots, etc). It has a breakfast table with room for two - there is another small table in the living room that can also be used for dining. The middle cottage has its own small patio in addition to the shared outdoor space on the property.

Our rates includes all utilities (gas, electric, water, garbage, wireless internet) and full furnishings (all furniture, sheets, towels, pots, pans, etc.) All units have access to (coin-operated) laundry and shared outdoor space on the property. A car is not necessary as we are in walking distance to (shopping, UC Berkeley, farmer's market, BART). Parking is street parking - folks who do want a car usually park ~3 blocks away, where there are no permits required.

We can occasionally accommodate groups that would like to rent multiple units.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 550 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    there are two entry steps...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower



  • Books
  • Toys


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Street parking only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Coin-op laundry on premises...moreless


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Feb 17 - May 10, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$800 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Move-out cleaning fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/14/2017
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Car: Not Necessary

We are in the fabulous North Berkeley neighborhood referred to as the 'Gourmet Ghetto'. If you walk west on Rose Street to Shattuck, you will find blocks of wonderful restaurants and shops. You can buy artisanal cheeses at the Cheeseboard, reserve a table at the world renowned Chez Panisse, sample the excellent offerings at Taste of the Himalaya and Cha-Am. Thursday afternoons from 3pm-7pm is our all-organic farmer's market just a few blocks away on Rose and Shattuck. The University is due south on Spruce 1/2 mile. If you would like recommendations for local activities and attractions, we are happy to help!


Owner info

About the owner: I am a biology professor at UC Berkeley and love sharing our neighborhood and property with visitors to the area!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

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  • Cottage 1: Exterior

    Cottage 1: Exterior

  • Cottage 1: living room

    Cottage 1: living room

  • Cottage 1: bedroom

    Cottage 1: bedroom

  • Cottage 1: kitchen

    Cottage 1: kitchen

  • Front of main house (cottages down garden path)

    Front of main house (cottages down garden path)

  • Cottage 2: Living Room

    Cottage 2: Living Room

  • Cottage 2: Kitchen

    Cottage 2: Kitchen

  • Cottage 2: Bathroom

    Cottage 2: Bathroom

  • Cottage 1: Living room

    Cottage 1: Living room

  • Cottage 1: living room

    Cottage 1: living room

  • Cottage 1: Kitchen

    Cottage 1: Kitchen

  • Cottage 1: Bathroom

    Cottage 1: Bathroom

  • Cottage 2: Exterior

    Cottage 2: Exterior

  • Cottage 2: Living Room

    Cottage 2: Living Room

  • Cottage 2: Bedroom

    Cottage 2: Bedroom

VRBO #509093

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, March 17, 2017

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