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Vision Quest- Walk to Uc Berkeley: Tons of 5 Star Reviews on Air B&B

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Perched above the city on a quiet street, this 2BR/1BA retreat will delight you!

Please note that there are 81 steps to get to the apartment and that it is a separate, self-contained unit, which shares a front door with the owner. (Then there is a second locked door to the unit that is exclusively for guests!)

You don’t need to be a mountain goat to make it up our stairs, but you’ll certainly feel like one when you get to the top. Pause for a moment to take in the view, then head through the main door into the shared foyer and turn right to go into your own private, secure, and peaceful hillside abode.

With two generous rooms, a large bath, and an efficiency kitchen, there is plenty of space for a couple, a few friends, or a small family. Surrounded by warm color and natural light, you’ll soon find yourself relaxed and refreshed, ready to explore the town or visit the University.

The house is situated to take maximum advantage of its hillside location. Both rooms have six-foot-high windows, through which you’ll enjoy a breathtaking vista of towering redwoods, the sparkling bay, and the distant cityscape of San Francisco.

From the comfort of the stylish living room couch, you can enjoy the view or snuggle down with a friend in front of the large flat-screen TV, complete with Amazon and Netflix streaming, a new, Sony 'smart' DVD player with Bluray, and music streaming. Should you require extra sleeping accommodations, the couch is easily modified to a double bed.

The bedroom, decorated in warm hues, has an ample queen bed, perfectly situated for waking up to a morning view of the bay or for laying back to watch the sunset. Plug your iPod, iTouch or iPhone into the clock radio to charge or to listen to your favorite tunes. A writer’s desk is just the place for penning postcards or tweeting about your enviable vacation (or for catching up on work, if you must). Both living room and bedroom have access to the large bathroom, and there is an abundance of closet space throughout to tuck away your belongings.

Sit by the window table for a romantic dinner overlooking the bay, or expand the table for a family breakfast. The well-stocked efficiency kitchen, complete with mini-fridge, microwave, hot-plate, and sink, is perfect for making a quick meal before heading out to see the sights, or for warming up some left-overs from one of the great nearby restaurants.

N.B. We are LGBTQQI Friendly!
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, Hebrew
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

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

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    fits 2...moreless

  • Amazing views, sweet nook to have your glass of wine while pondering the flights of eagles....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower


Other Amenities

  • Street parking only!


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items:

    Oils, spices, teas, coffee, sugar, honey, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large dorm fridge...moreless



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2 night min stay

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • cleaning $110
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland (OAK)
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Alameda - Oakland Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tilden Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
North Berkeley BART
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 80
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crab Cove Visitor Center, Alameda

Car: Recommended

We are only a short walk or drive to so many great things! Both the University of California and the Graduate Theological Union are within a ten-fifteen minute stroll, and yet well away from the fray of campus noise. As such, the neighborhood is filled with professors, scientists, artists and writers. Our guests also choose us for location, which is ideal no matter if you’re here to visit a student, teach a summer program, attend an ordination, or catch a Cal game (only ten minutes walk from the stadium!).

A fifteen minute walk downhill takes you to the north side of the campus, which has over twenty restaurants and several coffee shops, including the Brewed Awakening, voted the best cafe to hang out and study in in Berkeley. The European-style cafe, Nefeli, and Yali's Cafe, are also very popular.

A lovely one-mile walk (did we mention Berkeley’s many magical hillside pathways and secret staircases), are all the restaurants of the Gourmet Ghetto, including Chez Panisse, Saul’s Deli, the Cheeseboard, and so many more! Take an afternoon stroll to the Thursday afternoon Farmer’s Market, which has organic produce, as well as a mouth-watering array of dinner options for carry-out (or sit and eat on the sidewalk with the locals).

The Greek Theater and Zellerbach Hall (all the most famous acts come to these two venues) are just a few minutes’ drive, or a 25 minute walk. About the same distance, in downtown Berkeley, is the fabulous Freight & Salvage Coffee House (Home of Traditional Music).

Also within blocks of the house are three of Berkeley’s favorite city parks: the Rose Garden (romantic and peaceful), Cordornices (perfect for kids), and the hilltop Glendale-La Loma. Head uphill, on foot or by car, to the wonderful and expansive Tilden Park, with miles of hiking trails, a swimming lake, and always a kid favorite, the Little Farm (with goats, cows, chickens and more). Venture down to the nearby Berkeley Art Center, featuring fantastic exhibits of local artists.

Solano Avenue, with its many boutiques, ethnic restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, and coffee shops, is a quick drive or pleasant walk, and a great place to while away an afternoon.


Manager info

About: Hi there! I am Limor, founder and owner of Book A Nook, LLC, your vacation rental optimization and booking team. I am so happy that Airbnb has given us the opportunity to connect. We have been both hosts and guests and are very pleased to be able to provide a nurturing, comfortable and carefree home away from home experience. We are available to share with you what we love about the Bay Area and tell you all the local, secret gems that make our neighborhoods so fabulous. We are passionate about creating places where people and communities thrive, making this world even better than it is, and doing so with a positive attitude. Here's to exploring and grand adventures!

Why Berkeley Hills, Berkeley, CA, USA:
This property has many perks: Close to the University, amazing views of the Bay, close to both city amenities and tons of trails.

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Speaks: english, Hebrew
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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