Furnished Ground Floor Apartment in a Peaceful Neighborhood
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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 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.
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!
Member since: 2014
- On floor 1
- 760 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
Local Services & Businesses
- Scenic Drives
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 3 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $60
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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Living Room with Leather Couch
Living Room to the Bedrooms
Bedroom 1 Queen Sized Bed Windows towards Garden
Bedroom 1 Walk In Closet
Bedroom 1 Window to Garden
Bathroom Shower Includes Towels, Shampoo, Hair Dryer...
Bedroom 2 Arvika Swivel Chair / Walk In Closet
Bedroom 2 Queen Sized Bed
Bedroom 2 Extra Mattress for 5th Guest
42" TV - Local Broadcast - Netflix Access - Blu Ray Player
Kitchen with Vintage Oven
Kitchen with Spacious Fridge
Bedroom 1 Small Desk
Bedroom 2 Small Desk
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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