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2 Br. House 1 block to Solano Ave., and Albany

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Cottage Home Centrally Located To UC, Shopping, and Restaurants.

1920's bungalow in very highly rated north berkeley area. Walk score is 87. All amenities are available on Solano Avenue, especially restaurants, pubs,cinema's, and shops. There are 2 bedrooms with queen size beds and a single bathroom. This Home is on a corner lot and comes fully furnished and appointed. Satellite Direct-TV with a 45 inch Sony hdtv and netflix . There is also high speed wi-fi. The house has a large kitchen with a washer-dryer, central heating, and a gas fireplace in the living room.The backdoor leads to a small cozy garden area. The owner lives in a seperate back unit and can help with any issues immediately.

Robert Watkins
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Robert Watkins

I have lived in this area many years and have never found a better climate anywhere else. Even in winter the temperatures never get too cold

Robert Watkins purchased this house in 1967

Why Robert Watkins chose Thousand Oaks

Berkeley is centrally located with everything one could need but also retains a small town feel .

What makes this house unique

Centrally Located to Campus. Relaxing Quiet Location, Large Home Rental For The Price Of An Apartment.


Thousand Oaks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • bathroom is fitted with safety bars and a ventilation fan-heat lamp assembly.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom Main - 1 queen
  • queen size bed with latex topper pads.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

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2 Br. House 1 block to Solano Ave., and Albany
average rating of 4.609756 based on 41 reviews

great place in great, quiet, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Robert was very attentive to our needs.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just right!

  • 5 of 5

Charming comfortable Berkeley stucco bungalow, fully appointed, in lovely neighborhood, conveniently located.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean but no internet

  • 3 of 5

the house was clean and the beds were comfortable. the internet however didn't really work, and there was no bath plug. location is great.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Daniel, glad to hear the house worked out well for you and your family.Our location really is the best. The internet service has been upgraded to ensure proper performance without any interruptions. Hope to see you again, your next visit to this area.
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Very comfortable home and extremely convenient

  • 5 of 5

Robert's home fit our needs perfectly. We took public transit to and from the home on multiple occasions with only a short 1 to 2 block walk each time. The home is warm and comfortable and neighborhood is quaint and quiet.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty house in pretty and convenient neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay is this lovely house, it is really cute and the neighbourhood is a pleasure to walk around. Safeway and 7-eleven are a very short walk as are many restaurants and shops.

The kitchen is stocked well above average with every cooking utensil you will need. Bonus points as the knives are actually sharp!

Beds very comfortable. Overall I felt very at home and very relaxed and would definitely stay here again..

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, well equipped - hope to stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, comfortable home in a great location. We were delayed and arrived late on a Saturday night, and they were thoughtful enough to leave lights on to help us find our way. Lock box was convenient.

The house is just a few blocks from plenty of fine and casual dining on Solano Avenue. There is also a 24 hour Safeway with beer and wine sales! I recommend signing up for the Safeway shoppers card immediately - we saved over $25 on our two shopping trips that week. About a half mile in the other direction, there is the wonderful Kensington farmers market on Sunday morning on Colusa Avenue. We also enjoyed a low key outing to the Kensington Circus Pub. Honestly - this house is so well located! We walked about a mile and a half to the BART Station for a day trip into San Francisco, took a two mile walk over to the Berkeley Campus, had lunch at the Cheese Board Pizza on Shattuck - highly recommended. We also ate at Fonda, Cafe Eugene, Little Star Pizza and Boss Burger - all very good and all on Solana Avenue

We rent a house in this area every year to visit family. This was a very nice, well located property. Some of the other places we have rented provide reuseable shopping bags, which is a nice perk - other wise, you pay for a grocery bag each time you go to the grocery store. I also prefer to have printed directions (TV channel line up, how the TV and appliances work, trash and recycle day, etc.). But, at the end of the day, this was one of the best VRBO rentals we have enjoyed in the last four years we have visited Berkeley. We plan on staying here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located one block from Solano Ave. with easy walk to superb restaurants, pubs, grocery store and boutique shopping. UC Berkeley is very close (1/4 mile) as is the freeway.The house is on a corner lot in a very quiet neighborhood.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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