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Beautiful, Private, Luxurious Berkeley Craftsman Flat in the Trees

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 14 nights


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.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

About Oren

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.

Oren purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Oren chose Berkeley Hills

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.


Berkeley Hills Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Fluffy white towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed, dresser and closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Set uo as an office, study. futon with a desk
  • Super comfy firm mattress and linens
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
I have a massage table if you want to borrow it.


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Beautiful, Private, Luxurious Berkeley Craftsman Flat in the Trees
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

6 wonderful months!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely cottage for 6 months. It was a perfect place to stay, with easy access to downtown Berkeley, U.C. campus, Gourmet ghetto and wonderful neighborhood walks in the beautiful Berkeley hills. The flat is very well equipped, quiet and clean and if you are in need of anything, the owner will promptly supply you with it. He is always available and more than happy to answer any questions and recommend restaurants, bars, places to hear music and trails to rollerblade on. A perfect choice for any length of stay for up to 3 people. Can't wait to go back and stay again!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

I never dreamed a place could be this nice. For the same price or less than a Courtyard Marriott we had a fully equipped kitchen - complete with blender and coffee maker, a washer and dryer, free parking 10 feet from our door, always available, and the place is so clean. Towels, sheets everything just so clean. Also only about 5-10 minutes from the Monterey market which is like a farmers market every day and about 10 minutes from a Safeway food market.

We often had to travel during peak traffic times and it was quite easy to navigate through Berkeley from here. Also just minutes from Tilden park and great hiking. Not far from the BART either which we used several times. You even have a private patio. I plan to stay here every time I am in the Bay area.

The owners are very nice and never bother you but are available if you need anything- which we did not. They are very accommodating and easy to talk to about anything you may need. Delightful!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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vacation at rental 509201 by 55+ couple

  • 5 of 5

This rental was terrific. It had everything we could need for a one week stay. The owner was always available and very personable. It was clean and well supplied. It is located in a quiet, beautiful neighborhood with a great view and convenient to shops and restaurants. There are parks and trails right across the street. We couldn't have asked for more. Univ. of CA right nearby, and still quiet?? Amazing!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Cheese Board Pizza Collective
"Pizza until 8 pm except Sunday and Monday"
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tilden Park
Nearest Train
1 Miles
BART stations, Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 80
Car: not necessary

Home is located 7 blocks north of University California Berkeley.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Weekly clean -mandatory $65
Cleaning for move-out $80

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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