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Private, Studio Apartment in Gorgeous Berkeley Hills

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Dec. 1-15 Special!

Spacious studio on the ground floor of 2 story family home. Great for the budget traveler vacationing, visiting family, internships, or in for work.

Located in a beautiful, quite, safe neighborhood with spectacular views of the Golden Gate bridge, Bay bridge and the city. Close to everything. Easy, street parking. (No permits required or time restrictions.)

Located minutes from Tilden Park for hiking and biking and minutes from AC transit commuter/buses, casual carpool, BARTs and the freeway. Local market, restaurants, hardware store all blocks away.

The completely private studio has its own separate entrance and is equipped with a queen size bed, sofa that folds out to a little mattress (suitable for a small child), desk/breakfast table, HDMI ready TV, wifi, apartment size fridge, gas stove, dedicated washer/dryer, private bathroom (with tub and shower), and all the basic amenities for your stay.

Comfortably sleeps 2 adults and a small child. Additional children and dogs are possible and will be considered (additional fees apply).

The studio is down a little path on the lower level of a down-sloped, older house and therefore is not suitable for folks with mobility constraints.

Transit Info:

511 .org is a great site for transit routes. Blocks from AC Transit (buses) and minutes to Bart (Train). There are commuter buses that go quickly into the city and AC Transit - 67 is a 1/2 block away and goes directly to UC Berkeley. We are a 5-10 minute drive to the Bart (train). Lift/Uber (taxi) is always near and inexpensive.

Quite hours are 10 pm to 7:00 am even on weekends.

Check in is 4:00 pm / Check out is 12:00 pm

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018


Kensington Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath (shower and tub)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen bed
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
You'll be sent a check in document upon booking. Check out 12:00 pm. - Please remove all trash and food from unit. - Put linens and towels in the wash - run on cold


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(32 traveler reviews)

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Private, Studio Apartment in Gorgeous Berkeley Hills
average rating of 4.4375 based on 32 reviews

Very good location. Great value!

  • 4 of 5

The unit is a great value. The location is very good. It is a comfortable size. It is a fantastic benefit to have the washer and dryer in the unit. I recommend the u it.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Terrific place; great host!

  • 5 of 5

It was out first Airbnb and it was super! The place was comfortable and neat. The host was helpful. We had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As advertised

  • 5 of 5

Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely place that's very good value!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Joanna's place. We were there for two weeks we our two young children.

The apartment is very nice with a comfy bed and a good kitchen and small bathroom. The neighborhood is nice, safe and very quiet.

We went to downtown SF four times and each time users the BART just a short drive away. It was easy.

I would recommend Joanna's place to anyone looking for a good value place in the bay area. It's really very nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Good accommodations. Wonderful value w/ many amenities

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and highly recommend the studio to anyone looking for a comfortable and affordable stay in the Bay Area. Location was private and cozy and the apartment had all the right amenities.


- Wonderful amenities made our 10 day stay comfortable -- washer/dryer, fridge, full kitchen, good shower and bathroom

- Incredible sunsets

- Super comfortable bed! Foggy mornings + tempurpedic made it hard to muster up the motivation to get to work

- Incredible value for the price

Cons/To be aware of:

- Location is deep into the beautiful hills of Kensington. Just know that it will take ~20 mins or so to get to any major artery (24, 80, etc)

- Surrounding streets are steep (only an issue for us as we had a big dog with us who wanted to go on walks)

- It's dark getting into the studio at night (though there is a motion sensor light that turns on when you approach the door). Path is uneven and there are some branches. I'd recommend some solar powered path light sand cutting back the shrubbery a little

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boulder, CO USA

relaxing and near the trails

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this cozy, yet spacious studio apartment for 3 nights. I was delighted to be up near Tilden park where my dog could run off leash as well as be in a place that welcomed both of us. Very nice stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

We are minutes away from Tilden park which has miles of hiking, Lake Anza, the Tilden Municipal golf course, Berkeley Botanical Gardens, Strawberry Canyon Pool, UC Berkeley, Solano Ave Shops, Beauty, Restaurants and more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Pet Fee $40
Damage Deposit $150

Rate is $75 for 3 night stays and $85 for 2 days.
I can either send you an updated invoice or just take the difference from the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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