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Berkeley Charmer in coveted Elmwood. Close to UCB and transportation

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio apartment on first floor of two-story house. Entrance from rear deck. Unit has dedicated deck area with table and chairs. Convenient to UC Berkeley, BART, Zip cars, buses, restaurants, grocery stores and shops. Great friendly neighborhood. Small kitchenette, but contains all the essentials. Very comfortable queen size bed. Lots of natural light. Hardwood floors. Happy to help you find your way around.


Elmwood Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • studio
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
A new backyard cottage was completed in August 2015, and is now also for rent through VRBO. VRBO #758790


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Berkeley Charmer in coveted Elmwood. Close to UCB and transportation
average rating of 4.7380953 based on 84 reviews
Dallas, Texas


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, comfortable, clean, updated, quiet, and close to restaurants, grocery stores, Bart and shopping. Patty was lovely to work with!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice stay in Berkeley

  • 4 of 5

Overall, this property is well maintained by Patty: The bedding is clean and comfortable, the towels are new and clean. The wifi is working well, and the location is very convenient.

Patty is a nice lady who cares about her tenants.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We found it to be very spacious and nicely furnished cottage, with everything we needed, including parking, and was of excellent value.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, homey, usable space for two people who are close. Love the exhaust fan and window in bath.

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful five-night stay in Patty’s studio, which was homey clean (if not hotel-clean) and cosy comfortable. Well-located to Elmwood shops and restaurants, as well as those near Rockridge —try Zachary’s stuffed pizza. You don’t need a car, tho we uber/lfted at night. Made good use of the space heater, appreciated the spacious bathroom, the toiletries and the tv, which kept me plugged in. Wifi good. The floor rugs amd shower curtain could do with a professional cleaning, and really, that’s my only picky point. Construction going on next door as well as forest fires, so could not really use the deck —but hardly anyone’s fault. Didnt cook but took back leftovers and used kettle for tea. Would stay again, if she’ll have me.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We decided last minute to visit our son who attends UC Berkeley. We wanted to be close to campus and to downtown. This little studio apartment fit out needs perfectly. Patty is super nice and easy to work with. It is very clean and the bed is comfortable. The kitchen is just for the basics...not really for major cooking. The bathroom is a nice size with a great working shower. We walked to coffee shops and to a bar. The only suggestion I would give is to have a few more Ammeties such as body lotion and body wash. These items are hard to bring on carry-on because no small sizes are available. Otherwise and great apartment and would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Issaquah, Washington

Exactly as it was listed, charming!

  • 5 of 5

The 3 C's describe it all! Charming,comfortable and clean!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Patricia Reidenbach
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Patricia Reidenbach

I grew up in Berkeley, on the same block where I live now. My family came to California in the gold rush. I attended UC Berkeley, but graduated from UC San Francisco with a nursing degree.

Patricia Reidenbach purchased this apartment in 1981

Why Patricia Reidenbach chose Elmwood

Older house with a lot of character. Clean and well-maintianed. Everything you need in walking distance.

What makes this apartment unique

Easy to get around without a car.


Car: not necessary

UC Berkeley 20 minute walk or short bus ride


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50
cleaning $50
Tax Rate 14.0%

This unit is located within my main house (with separate entrance) I also offer a stand alone cottage (VRBO #758790) that can hold 4 people. Both units can be rented for larger parties. Great for someone looking for clean, cheery, comfortable accommodations in a very convenient location.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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