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Beautiful, Private, Luxurious Berkeley Craftsman Flat in the Trees

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

This is a beautiful in-law, separate entrance flat. Newly renovated, furnished and well appointed for visiting scholars, executives, sabbaticals, short-term & medium-term visitors to Berkeley who desire a comfortable and private home away from home. Perfect for writing, have had numerous visitors who found this space perfect for their writing time.

Located 8 blocks north of the UC Berkeley North Gate, 6 blocks east of the North Berkeley restaurants, grocery and shopping.

770 square feet, gas fireplace, dishwasher, gas stove top, European oven with convection feature.

Wireless network access, LED lighting, shared washer/dryer (tumbler) in basement included in rental.

Heat is provided by a 30,000 BTU gas fireplace, super cozy.

2nd bedroom is set up as an office with a futon, but modifications can be made. primary bedroom has queen bed, full compliment of kitchen supplies (if you need something, please ask!).

A bus stop (AC Transit line#65) is just 4 doors away, but house is quiet since it is 100 feet from the street.

Filtered view of the San Francisco Bay, beautiful sunset view.


NOTE: path and 20 steps down to entrance of this flat. Very private, but know there are steps. HOST will assist with bags as necessary.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    I have not child proofed this flat, and as a father, I know what is needed. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The entrance is down 24 steps...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Queen bed, dresser and closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Set uo as an office, study. futon with a desk...moreless

  • Super comfy firm mattress and linens

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

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

    Fluffy white towels...moreless

Other Amenities

  • I have a massage table if you want to borrow it.


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Filtered view of the San Francisco Bay, Marin Headlands and Golden Gate...moreless


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people



  • Coffee Maker:

    drip coffee, stove top espresso maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    service for 4, ask to borrow more...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Fisher Pakal dishwasher drawer...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Railing has been removed for repairs, so access is limited....moreless

  • Golf:

    Tilden Park Golf Course 3 miles away...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$1,180 $3,490

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 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


  • Weekly clean -mandatory $65
  • Cleaning for move-out $80
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Not included


Cleaning Fee: $80 per stay, or $65 per week for longer stays. Cleaning, change of linens, etc done weekly, regardless of length of stay

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • The Cheese Board Pizza Collective

    "Pizza until 8 pm except Sunday and Monday"

View Guide powered by:
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tilden Park
1 Miles
Nearest Train
BART stations, Amtrak
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 80

Car: Not Necessary

Home is located 7 blocks north of University California Berkeley.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: Self employed carpenter and craftsman. I am a former corporate geek, and a printer before that. I enjoy good food, old cars, making sawdust and encouraging people to find meaningful work. I have built out this space for friends and families that want to spend some time in paradise.

Why the Owner Chose North Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA:
I have created a private space that I would want to live in. But until then, you can enjoy it. Super comfy firm queen bed, cozy gas fireplace, dishwasher, shiny oak floors, bathtub or shower. Laundry in basement, internet wifi, TV, 2nd bedroom set up with desk and futon. BTW, i book everything through AIRBNB now... or, for longer stays. you can write me and we will write up a standard month to month lease.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Private in-law, separate entrance flat. Newly renovated, a lovely 8 block walk to North Gate of UC Berkeley, 6 block walk down the hill to the North Berkeley shopping, restaurant and grocery area. Modern yet warm. Wireless network, control your own heat. Filtered view of the San Francisco Bay, beautiful sunsets, beautiful North Berkeley light NOTE: path and 20 steps down to entrance of this flat. Very private, but know there are steps. HOST will ASSIST with bags as necessary :) ** PS - VRBO has gone downhill as a platform for clear communication (website stability, user interface, fees.) VRBO was bought by Expedia in 2015... and the new service fee is ridiculous. So, please keep my opinion in mind, and know i will work with potential visitors to create a more user friendly fee structure... or direct you to my A**BNB listing for the same property.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Reading the Sunday Paper

    Reading the Sunday Paper

  • the kitchen nook

    the kitchen nook

  • updated bath

    updated bath

  • Office with futon couch

    Office with futon couch

  • landmark... my truck out front

    landmark... my truck out front

  • nice spot to lean back

    nice spot to lean back

  • looking east

    looking east

  • facing east

    facing east

  • Queen bed

    Queen bed

  • livingroom


  • Office with futon

    Office with futon

  • below par photograph of view to San Francisco Bay

    below par photograph of view to San Francisco Bay

  • deck


  • well appointed kitchen.

    well appointed kitchen.

VRBO #509201

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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