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Bedroom in Quiet Area Near Town, Campus, Tilden Park--Great Bay Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Room With Queen Bed

Bedroom available in our Mediterranean home in quiet neighborhood ~1 mile from Berkeley campus and downtown. We rent two bedrooms. The one currently available shares a bathroom (across hall) with another guest. All the conveniences of home available for guests, including comfortable bed, kitchen, wifi, washer, dryer, patio, deck, etc. Enjoy serenity of plants and trees and pond/ fountain with goldfish--accessible via French doors in bedroom. Enjoy views of Golden Gate Bridge and sunsets from deck. Free parking on the street. Bus (#67) stop 1/2 block away; bus #65 stop 1 block away. [We no longer have a cat]

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

Why Jennie chose Berkeley

We like living in this quiet neighborhood with lots of trees, views of the water, and trails for enjoying nature. Tilden Regional Park, rose garden, botanical garden nearby.


Berkeley Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom with beautiful Italian marble floor and shower (with tub).
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing


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Bedroom in Quiet Area Near Town, Campus, Tilden Park--Great Bay Views
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I had a great time here. The room was beautiful and clean. The house is spectacular and Jennie and her family were gracious and lovely. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much enjoyed hosting you! You are welcome in our home anytime.
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Beautiful home! Great amenities and easy access to town.

  • 4 of 5

The house was absolutely beautiful. We had full use of the kitchen except the refrigerator. We were allowed access to a refrigerator downstairs. The reason I give this home a 4/5 is because we wish we had been better informed of what to expect upon our arrival. We didn't know there was a cat (one of us is allergic) or that a man was staying in the room across from us. We were informed after our arrival that a pit bull was somewhere in the house. We never saw him, thankfully, but it would have been good to know ahead of time. Parking was difficult because we had to park on the street. This was not disclosed to us prior to arrival.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your input. Note to guests: we have a cat, as stated in the VRBO listing description. We have a large home and enjoy hosting people, including locals who need extra room for guests, or a place to stay while remodeling, and folks from other parts of the world. We occasionally have guests staying in both rooms that we rent. One room has a private en-suite bath (which this guest occupied); the 2nd room has a separate bathroom. There is always space on the street to park; we share a driveway with our neighbor, but we and our guests park there to unload groceries, suitcases, etc. My daughter temporarily lives in an apartment downstairs until she completes her academic studies this winter; she has a very sweet dog, but guests don't see or hear her as she doesn't come into the main house.
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Toller Aufenthalt

  • 5 of 5

Wegen einer Konferenz an der UC Berkeley war ich eigentlich nach Berkeley gereist. Im Anschluss habe ich noch eine Woche Urlaub dort gemacht. Ich hatte eine super Zeit, die Gegend in der Jennie und Richard leben ist super schön, sehr grün und einfach ein Ort an dem man sich vorstellen kann zu leben.

Das Haus von den beiden Gastgebern ist sehr schön und sie haben mich von Anfang an herzlich aufgenommen und standen mir immer mit Rat und Tat bei der Planung meiner Freizeitaktivitäten zur Seite.

Fazit: Super Unterkunft mit tollen Gastgebern, sehr zu empfehlen und ich komme bestimmt einmal wieder vorbei.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

I seldom use the word, but charming does come to mind with this neighborhood, and the house. It was quiet, felt very safe, and was a pleasant two mile walk to downtown Berkeley where I was attending a conference. The room and the bed were very comfortable. A missing feature was a comfortable sitting chair in the room. As quiet as the house and neighborhood were, the room is not soundproofed at all, so little noises are clearly heard. With those two caveats, I was very comfortable with the stay and happy to recommend the place.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Setting in the Berkeley Hills

  • 5 of 5

I first found this home as a short term solution for my son who had relocated to the Bay Area for a new position. It was the perfect solution for his needs. Not only is the home in a fantastic setting in the Berkerley Hills with a stunning view of the bay but the owners Jennie and Richard are warm and welcoming. I recently visited and stayed for three weeks and I felt like I was staying with family. I enjoyed taking long walks to Tilden Park, Berkeley and Solano Ave. If you are adventuresome, you can try a An option to walking is taking a bus if you do not have a car. A bus stop is conveniently located near the home. If you are adventuresome, you can try a different cuisine every night of the week in local restaurants.The setting is very peaceful yet very near San Francisco, Napa Valley and other points of interest.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful hosts and a wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

My stay was fantastic! When I was looking for a place only two weeks before I had to go to Berkeley, I was a bit stressed. Most of the people I contacted were just too cold and business-like. When I called Jennie (one of the homeowners) to inquire about the rental, she spoke with me for around a half hour. It was so nice speaking to a person who was able to answer all my questions and who genuinely cared. Needless to say, I took the room!

When I arrived at Berkeley, the hospitality continued. Jennie went out of her way to pick me up from the downtown Berkeley BART station so that I didn’t have to walk. It was an absolute pleasure to stay here for 3 months. The laundry room and kitchen are available to be used however you please, and a private refrigerator is also provided for guests. The house is amazing with a breathtaking view of the bay from the balcony.

Jennie and Richard are just wonderful people. They are extremely flexible. If you want privacy, they are happy to give you that, but if you want to be social, they love that too. They have offered me on several occasions to have dinner with them. We (together with another guest in the house) went to Yosemite National Park one weekend! I do not think I would have had the opportunity to go there otherwise.

The house itself is located in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods I have seen—the Berkeley hills. There’s a bus to downtown Berkeley running every half hour that has many stops on the same street as the house. It is also located within walking distance to Solano Avenue which is a nice place for going to restaurants or to do grocery shopping. I did not have a car here, and with a bit of walking, found everything convenient.

If in the future, I visit Berkeley again, I will definitely stay here! If they don’t have a room available at that time, then I’ll still call Jennie and Richard up and ask if they want to go out for dinner to catch up. I truly feel like I could not have found a better place to stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have you as a guest in our home! We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Berkeley.
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Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt 80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Solano Avenue, Shattuck Avenue
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Berkeley Hills House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Reduced rates available for persons who wish to stay for more than a week. I prefer that guests make payment arrangements with me prior to reserving.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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