Views and Deck- 3 Bedroom/1 Bath
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
We have a wonderful 3 bedroom, 1 bath (shower, no bathtub) El Cerrito unit available for rent. This is the downstairs flat in our owner-occupied home. We strive to make certain this unit will be a comfortable, clean, attractive place for your trip to the area. Our goal is that you are comfortable and surprised by the little touches. Our family also uses VRBO and we know how important the touches are for a quality stay. A little about the space:
The unit is about a 10 minute drive to Cal or a 15 min walk to BART. 20 Minutes to San Francisco, 45 Minutes to Napa, 1.5 hours to the Russian River/Calistoga, 3 Hours to Tahoe. There are in incredible amount of day and even weekend trips to be taken from this unit as home base. We have had guests visit Yosemite, take the kids to Disney and LegoLand in LA, and Big Sur. There is Monterey and Santa Cruz-- everything near enough to visit.
The home itself is sunny and cheerful, has an amazing view with direct access to a lovely, peaceful deck and BBQ. There is plenty of parking in front of the house. It is 5 Minutes to Trader Joes, Pete's Coffee, Jamba Juice. There are 3 local Farmers Markets & Food Trucks arrive on Wednesday's. There is Solano Avenue with many restaurants to explore, movie theatre and bookstores and so much more! Sorry- I got carried away, I was supposed to tell you more about the unit! This home is clean, fully furnished and ready for you to arrive. There are 3 large bedrooms. The Master Bedroom has 1 Queen and 1 Twin bed; the "Yellow Room" has a Queen bed and the "Blue Room" has a Full size bed. Bedding is High quality Egyptian cotton and comforters are down alternative hypoallergenic. Each room has plenty of dresser space and hangers in the closets. There is wireless Internet access as well as a 46' LCD TV in the living room. There is Netflix and DVDS. We have games and a selection of books and magazines. There is also a large, nice writing desk in the "Blue Room' (for you to finish that book!)
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Member since: 2014
- 1100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- We would be happy to you set you up with any amenities that will make your arrival and first night easier (i.e., ground coffee, dairy milk, almond milk, juice, a special beer/wine). We know many people show up after traveling long distances and it may make all the difference in the world to know you will have something waiting for you. Please just let us know with enough time to make sure we can get these supplies for you. --Hannah & Rick...moreless
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
We are troubled with the idea of a cleaning fee, but found that we were spending too much time/money keeping our place clean. Given the size of our apartment, the laundry alone can take several hours to wash sheets & towels. We pride ourselves in having a very clean rental. If you should check in and have any trouble, please let us know asap so we can fix the situation.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Our home is located just a touch north of Berkeley and Albany (UCBerkeley Campus, Greek Theatre, Solano Avenue, Telegraph Avenue, Tilden Park). For those inclined it is only a short Bart (or car) ride to all the attractions of San Francisco. If you enjoy biking you will find many opportunities in the area to explore. Although our home is not in Berkeley proper (we used to be, and happily moved), we have found that we actually prefer being just a little outside Berkeley. For our family, the benefit of more open space, more housing space, more parking, and more quiet is worth it. We do not feel at all lost in the suburbs- everything is close by, and so our rental is a uniquely well-located home base in the crazy, crowded, exciting Bay Area. It is likely not the right place for you if you want to be in the very center of things. As long as you know your preferences you will know whether or not this rental is the best one for you and your needs.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We are a busy, loving family of 4 that lives upstairs. Our kids (7 and 10) are often found in the afternoons playing on the court with their friends and the neighbor kids. If you are bringing kids for a family vacation it is likely your kids will be invited into the fun naturally. There are kids of all ages on the cul-de-sac. When kids visiting with their parents (sometimes they have been through long drives across the country) have a good time staying with us it is truly a joy and highlight for us in hosting. Everyone on our court keeps an eye out for each other so the general feeling is one of safety and community. It is a kids first cul-de-sac. We also have 2 exceedingly small rescue dogs and an elderly cat (who will undoubtedly say hello if given the chance).
Why the Owner Chose El Cerrito, CA, USA:
This is a unique opportunity to have a large group or family stay together in a single unit. The three bedrooms and four beds means there is room for everyone. The location makes this unit a hidden gem for anyone with a love for the East Bay or desire to have a serious Bay Area adventure. We keep our home clean and well cared for. Also, because we are in the upstairs unit if something becomes a problem or you would like extra assistance we are right there to assist.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Friendly neighbors, many top local eateries, amazing wine stores (Solano Avenue) and breweries, great foodie groceries everywhere for you to cook up and enjoy on your deck. Lots of light and- drum roll-: Not everything is from IKEA!!! We enjoy decorating and hope that the unit feels unique and special, not just another quickly assembled "layover" stay.
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This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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