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Views and Deck- 3 Bedroom/1 Bath

(27 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Private Entry, Fully Appointed Lower Level Flat In A Family Occupied Home.

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

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    On a nice quiet court with the neighborhood kids often playing together....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, but because we have a cat and 2 small dogs, visiting pets can be hard....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are multiple step down to the entrance....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    1 Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed, (2) 3-drawer Dressers...moreless

  • Yellow Room: 1 queen

    Wake up to the view from this room....moreless

  • Blue Room: 1 double

    Full bed, 2 dressers, a separate entrance and teak desk....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Television:

    Complete with Apple TV (requires your Apple ID)...moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD's available...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Distant views of downtown Oakland, Emeryville and parts of San Francisco. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Views of the El Cerrito & Berkeley Hills...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Views of San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge (from the street), Downtown Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville....moreless

  • Water View:

    San Francisco Bay...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Dining Table in the Kitchen Additional dining on the deck with 6 chairs at the table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Shared with the owner, times are negotiable...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Your own thermostat and furnace....moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed Wireless Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets on every bed with spare blanket...moreless

  • Living Room:

    With a 46' LCD TV with Comcast Cable, Blu-ray Disc Player and Apple TV. Use your own Apple ID to watch your own shows....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of street parking and 1 driveway spot....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels for 6 people...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Shared with the owner, times are negotiable...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and glasses for 6+....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full Kitchen with Granite Counters, coffee maker, microwave and table for 4....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    All of the items you'd expect to find in a kitchen. If you find something missing, just let us know....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Large 40' wide electric 4 burner stove with dual ovens...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    The small bedroom has a balcony with street access...moreless



Write a review 4.5
from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,350 $4,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you 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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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fonda (Solano Avenue)
10.6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Jack London Square
4.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tilden Park Golf Course, Berkeley, CA
1 Miles
Nearest Train
BART, El Cerrito Plaza
1.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 80
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fat Apple's Restaurant & Bakery
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Too many to list

Car: Recommended

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.


Owner info

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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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