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2 Br. House 1 block from Solano Ave Near Shopping,Restaurants, And U.C Berkeley

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

1920's spanish-mediterranean style 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

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 Berkeley

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 -
(26 traveler reviews)

2 Br. House 1 block from Solano Ave Near Shopping,Restaurants, And U.C Berkeley
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 26 reviews

Great location, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Great location near many restaurants and shops on Solano. House was clean and well appointed, beds were comfortable.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Living in this house during the winter

  • 5 of 5

We live in this house during the winter months. One major advantage of this house is its convenient location. It is a short walk to Solano Avenue where there is a Safeway grocery store, the #18 bus stop for bus rides to downtown Berkeley, and numerous excellent restaurants. It is also on San Lorenzo Ave. that turns into Washington Ave. in Albany with bike lanes for biking down to walking/running paths along the BART.

The house itself has a large, well-stocked kitchen, a dining room, two sizable bedrooms, and a comfortable living room. One of the owners lives in a back area behind the house so he is always immediately available if needed. I highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable Berkeley-eske bungalow, as advertised.

  • 4 of 5

The house was easy to access, very clean and tidy, and quite adequate for the needs of our party of 3. The furnishings were comfortable, the neighborhood was convenient and quiet. We even saw a flock of wild turkeys walking calmly down the middle of the street!

The custodian was helpful and readily available when needed (we locked ourselves out of the house!). I expect we will return.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great accomodations

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house was cozy and warm. Beds were very comfortable, location was close to Solano Ave. Solano Ave has shopping, restaurants, nice hiking trail at top of street. Overall, excellent place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Responsive Onsite Owner

  • 4 of 5

The house was very clean and the furniture comfortable. On cooler nights, the central heat was a plus. The house is a typical older 2 bedroom Berkeley structure, with oak flooring (that often squeak as one takes normal steps), but the authentic feel will be appreciated by many visitors who appreciate the "homey" feel. The kitchen was well equipped, even including stacker washer/dryer and detergent, although we did not use this equipment. When minor deficiencies occurred, the owner, on site at the property, was most helpful in providing a fast, friendly solution. Overall, a conveniently located home that deserves consideration, and one we will keep on our "short list" the next time we find ourselves in Berkeley.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice Stay

  • 4 of 5

A nice property and neighborhood we settled into with ease. Robert was very helpful and accommodating of our needs and we would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • 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

Thousand Oaks House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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