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Lovely 2 Bedroom Flat In The Heart Of The Gourmet Ghetto

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath

Relax in a large, centrally located 1,100 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 full bed and the master has a queen 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.

More Details

Terri Giamartino
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Terri Giamartino

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 all over. 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.

Terri Giamartino purchased this house in 1971

Why Terri Giamartino chose North Berkeley

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.

What makes this house unique

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


North Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • new granite top
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Day bed opens to 2 twins
  • area rug, lamps, dresser and closet. South and west facing windows.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Lovely 2 Bedroom Flat In The Heart Of The Gourmet Ghetto
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews

Perfection in Berkeley

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (2 adults, 2 kids) couldn't have been happier. The apartment is spacious and charming and the location is incredible...quietly residential yet only seconds from shopping and restaurants. I adored my morning jog around the university and a stop for coffee on the way back. Nearby grocery stores made for easy breakfasts in the morning. And a short walk to BART allowed for jaunts to San Fran when we felt like it, though we wound up spending more time in Berkeley and Oakland than originally planned, just because we were enjoying it so much. We so loved meeting and chatting with people around town and never wanted to leave! Perfect trip and perfect place to stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stacy for the lovely review. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay not only in our home but in our city. And thanks for leaving the house in such good condition. You are welcome back anytime! Terri
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

This location sure can’t be beat. You truly are just steps to the original Peet’s, the one and only Cheeseboard, and all the rest of the Gourmet Ghetto. Great access to nearby parks and UC Berkeley. Comfortable spot. One note: The garage is deep but very narrow and short. Our small SUV just barely fit! We’ll certainly see if it’s available again when we come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, wonderful location, responsive and engaged owners...

  • 5 of 5

As the title says this is a great house to stay in...well maintained and the owners care about providing a good housing experience. You can't go wrong! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Martin, Tennessee

Great stay...

  • 4 of 5

The property was as described and in a great area with easy access to some great eating places...

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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46 Terhune Road, Princeton, NJ

Great apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was clean and well supplied and was exactly as advertised. We would happily stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Locatioin!!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was in an amazing location! 2 blocks from Gourmet Ghetto - a short walk from downtown Berkeley and Cal. The apartment was very clean and large. My only issue was the mattress in the master bedroom was too soft. Otherwise the property was great and I would stay there again! The washer/dryer was an added bonus!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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University of California at Berkeley
" Even if you not associated with the University, it is a lovely place to just walk around an..."
Chez Panisse
"World Class dining started by Alice Waters. The cafe upstairs has lighter dishes, but reserv..."
Greek Theater
"Great place for top-notch musical concerts."
Zachary's Chicago Pizza
"You'll have to walk or drive to Solano Avenue, but it's another great locations for restaura..."
"Great place to hear good jazz and other musical performers. Located right across from Jack L..."
Oakland Museum of California
"Great local museum for art with a lovely cafe overlooking a garden"
Bakesale Betty
"Wonderful food. A car trip away from our home, but if your in the Temescal area, it's a grea..."
Berkeley Marina
"Great place to walk along the waterfront. Some good restaurants with views. Great park for k..."
The Cheese Board Pizza Collective
"Within a few blocks of the unit, you can get GREAT pizza (different types made each day) alo..."
Berkeley Bowl
"One of THE places to shop for your groceries. Amazing amount of fresh produce. Be prepared f..."
Jack London Square
"Nice famer's market on weekends. Lovely place to walk; great restaurants, bars and views."
Children's Fairyland
"Fun place to take younger children in Oakland.Some rides inside along with animals, children..."
"Great place for a quick lunch or early dinner. Very casual. Eat outside (limited seating). V..."
The Cathedral of Christ the Light
"Amazing architectural wonder. Crypt downstairs."
Skates on The Bay
"Great place for drinks with a view; Very large restaurant with good seafood."
Bette's Oceanview Diner
"Great breakfast or lunch. Located at 4th Street which has great shopping."
Zellerbach Auditorium
"Walkable from the house. All kinds of concerts and dance productions. On the UC Campus"
Cafe Rouge
"Great place for lunch if you like meats. Butcher has fresh food inside and it is part of a l..."
Lawrence Hall of Science
"Great place to take kids with hands on science exhibits. Great view of Berkeley from the top..."
4th St
"If you like to shop, you'll love 4th street. Great boutiques, restaurants, Apple store, Arc..."
"Nice place to head with friends for a drink or light dinner. A bit pricely with small plates..."
Trattoria La Siciliana
"Love this small restaurant in Berkeley's Elmwood district for Italian food. Owner makes cont..."
Lake Temescal
"Great place to take a walk, picnic and swim in summertime. A drive from the house though."
Cesar Chavez State Park
"Where you go at the marina to walk and have a fabulous view and fly kites."
The Campanile
"Head to the UC Berkeley campus and go to the center. Pay a few dollars and take the elevator..."
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Oakland International
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Several on Shattuck
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Oakland, Jack London Square
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tilden Park
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Amtrak, Berkeley
Nearest Motorway
2.8 Miles
Highway 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
169 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
26 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 3.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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