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2 Br. House 1 block from Solano Ave, walk to Shopping,Restaurants, and Albany

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 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 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.


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.


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


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2 Br. House 1 block from Solano Ave, walk to Shopping,Restaurants, and Albany
average rating of 4.6216216 based on 37 reviews

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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Luxury and convenience

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious place on a quiet street just a short walk from Safeways and good restaurants.

The beds were very comfortable. No complaints! We would stay here again if we were in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, bright, well-maintained. Convenient to shops and easy parking. An absolute gem!!

  • 5 of 5

When I discovered this home in the Thousand Oaks neighborhood, I thought I'd struck gold simply because I'd be able to stay in a home walking distance from my mother's home. What we found was gold. Robert Watkins, the homeowner, is a friendly person to work with and quite accessible when it comes to asking questions. While his home, from the outside, belies the beauty within, it is clean, beautifully furnished, bright, and comfortable. A short, one-block walk to the grocery store and easy parking everyday, not to mention my opportunity to sit in the garden with my coffee every morning, made staying at this home nothing short of absolutely delightful. I'd absolutely recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and comfortable home

  • 4 of 5

Property was well kept, in a convenient location within easy walking distance of shopping, restaurants, parks and public transportation, and in a very pleasant residential neighborhood. All rooms have ample natural light, and parking on the street was always available.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice home in a quiet location just off Solano Ave.

  • 4 of 5

The house was very clean and quiet. We appreciate the high quality bedding and towels. Very comfortable. A real plus having a washer and drier there. It's a great walking neighborhood with many restaurants in the area. We will return.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.