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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

My wife and I rent out a fully furnished ground floor 2 bedroom apartment that opens onto a garden in a peaceful and safe neighborhood in North Berkeley. Our apartment is a short walk to UC Berkeley, public transit, restaurants, and grocery stores.

The Space:
The apartment consists of a full eat-in kitchen, 2 bedrooms with comfortable queen sized beds with organic bedding, a small bathroom, a spacious living room, plus a dining table in the garden for al fresco meals. An additional mattress is provided for a 5th guest; you'll find it underneath the bedroom mattress.

Our house itself has been earthquake retro-fitted to the latest standard, and recently weatherproofed. We provide an extra mattress for an additional guest, which you can find underneath one of the beds.

There is a 2-hour car parking zone on weekdays in our street (10am-5pm), but you can park your car for free in our driveway, which fits one car. Higher elevated cars like SUVs fit better in our driveway, because it’s sloped (see pics).

If your car is a lowrider or too big to fit our driveway, you can purchase a daily parking permit from us for $5/day. Because we can only purchase a limited amount of permits from the City of Berkeley, please confirm with us before you finalize the booking that we will have enough permits for your parking needs.


Guest Access:
There’s easy access to the house key, which you'll find inside a locked box. After your booking is finalized, you'll receive the house manual, which also contains the punch in code to access the key box.

We offer free shared laundry in our garage, and free fast Wifi Internet through Comcast Blast (speeds up to 200mbps).

This apartment also offers good sized walk-in closets, a 42" LED TV (Comcast TV 140 channels), a BluRay Player and Netflix access.

We also have a baby crib and a child car booster seat if need be. If you or your children like to play sports (there are parks with hoops and tennis courts around the corner) feel free to ask for our sports gear such as football, basketball, soccer ball, tennis rackets etc.

Interaction with Guests:
We do like to get to know our guests, but we honor your privacy and won't disturb you. There’s no need to to introduce yourself at your arrival; since we live in the same house, we’ll eventually cross paths.

Now and then, my wife likes to work in the garden, where you may bump into her for a small chat. If you're into hiking, ask my wife to show you where to find the secret stairways of the Berkeley Hills and the route to a local waterfall. Its a fun hike!

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 760 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Chuildren are welcome to play in our garden. We also provide a baby crib if need be....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    For an occasional cigarette we do have a designated area in the backyard with an ashtray....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    there's a small step at the entrance door, about 3 inches high....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • We have 2 queen beds and 1 queen sized futon bed in the big bedroom. The pillows are goose feathered and cotton/polyester pillows. We provide bed sheets....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • The bathroom is very small in size but does have a shower, toilet, and sink. We provide shampoo, conditioner, towels, hair dryer, razors, q tipps, etc....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Local TV, Netflix, Blu Ray Player...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    The Dining Area is in the kitchen and seats 3 people, but you can also have a nice breakfast on your outside patio, which seats 4-5 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Shared...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas Wall Heater in living room, Smaller electrical heaters in the bedrooms....moreless

  • Internet:

    Fast XFinity Comcast - up to 50mbits...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    includes 42' TV, BluRay Player, Netflix access....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is a 2 hour car parking zone on weekdays in our street but you can park your car for free in our driveway (fits one car). See more info in Description !!!...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Shared...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Besides coffee machine, toaster oven, microwave, we also have small appliances like a food hand mixer, regular mixer, juicer, juice press. etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Building Type

  • House
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$179
$1,128 $4,290
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $60
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We are a multilingual family, who enjoy visitors from all around the world. My wife, Rachel, who was raised in Brooklyn, NY, teaches film at a college in Berkeley. Besides English, she also speaks Spanish, French, and a little German. I was raised in Germany and therefore speak German, and I work as a documentary film editor here in the Bay Area.

Why the Owner Chose North Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA:
Location, Location, Location !!! The apartment is about a 10 minute walk away from UC Berkeley campus (ca.0.5 miles/3.5 blocks) and a 5 minute walk to Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto. It's a 15 minute walk to Downtown BART, which will take you to San Francisco within about 30 minutes, and the AC Transit bus station is 5 minutes away.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We grow a Meyer Lemon Tree in our garden and many fresh herbs which you're welcome to pick. In the Bay Area, the air can be be misty during rainy season and pollen laden during spring; our apartment is equipped with a professional air purifier (iQAir), which you are welcome to run at any time, especially if you experience allergies.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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Photos

  • Living Room
with Leather Couch

    Living Room with Leather Couch

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Living Room
to the Bedrooms

    Living Room to the Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1 
Queen Sized Bed
Windows towards Garden

    Bedroom 1 Queen Sized Bed Windows towards Garden

  • Bedroom 1
Walk In Closet

    Bedroom 1 Walk In Closet

  • Bedroom 1
Window to Garden

    Bedroom 1 Window to Garden

  • Bathroom Shower
Includes Towels, Shampoo, Hair Dryer...

    Bathroom Shower Includes Towels, Shampoo, Hair Dryer...

  • Free Parking

    Free Parking

  • Bedroom 2
Arvika Swivel Chair / Walk In Closet

    Bedroom 2 Arvika Swivel Chair / Walk In Closet

  • Bedroom 2
Queen Sized Bed

    Bedroom 2 Queen Sized Bed

  • Bedroom 2
Extra Mattress for 5th Guest

    Bedroom 2 Extra Mattress for 5th Guest

  • 42" TV  - Local Broadcast - Netflix Access - Blu Ray Player

    42" TV - Local Broadcast - Netflix Access - Blu Ray Player

  • Kitchen
with Vintage Oven

    Kitchen with Vintage Oven

  • Kitchen
with Spacious Fridge

    Kitchen with Spacious Fridge

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 1
Small Desk

    Bedroom 1 Small Desk

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bathroom Shower

    Bathroom Shower

  • Garden Patio

    Garden Patio

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Bedroom 2
Small Desk

    Bedroom 2 Small Desk

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

VRBO #631142

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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