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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

Weekend Getaway?

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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017


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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Private, Studio Apartment in Gorgeous Berkeley Hills
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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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Graduation weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

Living space was terrific, view was great, driving from campus on 1.5 lane roads a little stressful (cars parked on 0.5 of one lane), even with charming properties on the to and fro. We found the Grizzly Peak route to campus was best. Property is older and has thin floors. One night we could almost make out the movie playing above; white noise or ear plugs are helpful as conversations are almost heard. Quiet neighborhood, parking not as difficult to find as initially feared.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for being such wonderful guests. Sorry our movie night was a bit loud. Next time please feel free to let us know and we'll keep it down.
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Quite, cozy stay.

  • 4 of 5

I was in Berkeley for a week attending a workshop and was accompanied by my husband. The apartment was just what we needed during our stay. While in a quite neighborhood, it was close to everything in Berkeley. Joanna was accommodating and responsive before our visit and went above and beyond to keep us comfortable while we were there.

Thank you again, Joanna!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful and private

  • 5 of 5

This private apartment was peaceful, had a surprising beautiful morning view, and perfect for our needs during our stay. I would definitely recommend this apartment to a friend visiting the bay area.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice studio in Kensington

  • 3 of 5

The studio was comfy and clean. Hosts ask you to wash the sheets upon departure. Not very convenient to downtown or the BART.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the place. It is as described. Neighborhood is super nice and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Our plan was to travel north and south of san francisco, for us the location was perfect. We had a lot of fun during the day and then a wonderful place to rest at night.

My only suggestion is to give a hand to the bathroom cabinet and maybe change the fridge. It works perfect but a new one would change the look of the kitchen.

Joanna was very prompt and fast to answer any time we contact her. I would come back here many times.

Thanks Joanna

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • 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.

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