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Sunny & Spacious Corner Flat • Walk to Fourth Street Shops & Restaurants

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Bedroom #1: queen bed, reading lamps, extra blankets, and 40" flat screen TV.

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

•• Highlights ••
Our spacious second floor apartment features:
• Easy walk to famous Fourth Street shops, restaurants, and cafes
• 1-mile walk to North Berkeley BART station
• Your own off-street parking space
• Hardwood floors, lots of windows and natural light
• Bedroom #1: Queen bed
• Bedroom #2: Two XL twin beds
• Bathroom #1: Tub & shower
• Full kitchen/dining area, living room
• Use of the backyard, including gas grill, lounge chairs, etc.
• In-unit laundry room w/ washer and dryer

•• Sleeps 4 Comfortably ••
Our charming West Berkeley apartment is the only residential unit on the property and covers the entire second floor of an old corner grocery store building. The master bedroom is set up with a brand new queen bed and the second bedroom features two XL twin beds. There's also a bright and sunny living room, combination kitchen / dining room, and one bathroom with shower/bathtub. The kitchen is fully stocked with plenty of dishes, pots and pans, spices, refrigerator, and a microwave. Please note there is no dishwasher!

Hardwood floors run throughout the apartment, as do period details from the early 1900s. High speed wireless internet is included. Please note: There is no cable TV service in this apartment but there is an Apple TV and Netflix, YouTube streaming available. There's a dedicated off-street parking spot for you out front and you'll also have use of the large backyard (including a gas grill) for the duration of your stay.

The ground floor of the property is occupied by Leafcutter Designs, our family-owned creative design studio. We have a few employees that come and go three days per week via a separate entrance. It's a very quiet operation and we'd be happy to give you a tour if you'd like!

•• Great West Berkeley Location ••
The apartment is located in the heart of what used to be known as Ocean View, a neighborhood roughly bounded by San Pablo Ave to the east, Gilman St to the north, University Ave to the south, and Interstate 80 to the west. Within this easily walk-able rectangle, you'll find all of the wonderful shops, cafes, and restaurants of Berkeley's Fourth Street district, including Bette's Diner for breakfast, Peet's Coffee, The Pasta Shop, an Apple store, Books Inc., and many others. Picante Mexican restaurant, Whole Foods Grocery, REI, and Walgreens are also just a short walk away.

The North Berkeley BART station is 1 mile away (about a 15 minute flat walk) and access to Interstate 80 is super quick via either University Ave or Gilman St.

West Berkeley has really come alive over the past three years, with new apartments and condos being built and fun new shops opening up. We love to just walk around and see what's changed since last week!

•• Wineries, Breweries, and Sake Tasting ••
Be sure to check out the 5 local wineries within walking distance: Donkey & Goat, Eno Wines, Robert Boggs Winery, Broc Cellars, and Lusu Cellars. Beer lovers can walk to Pyramid Alehouse, Trumer Pils Brauerei, and the new Fieldwork Brewing Co. And for sake fans, there's even Takara Sake USA just across University Ave. Takara does tastings and has a small sake museum that's open to the public.

•• Before You Book ••
Please know that 90% of our available nights get booked. We do not hold dates prior to payment and availability is not confirmed until the initial payment has been received. Once you are sure about your plans, we recommend using the "Book It Now" feature to pay immediately and lock down your reservation. The apartment is suitable for kids 6 and older and/or babies under 7 months.

The apartment is heated by a single (but very powerful) wall heater in the living room. It works great but on the very coldest winter nights you'll need to leave the bedroom doors open to the living room to enjoy heat throughout the night. The bathroom is far from the heater and can sometimes be chilly at night.

Finally, you will hear some street noise from time to time (but no freeway noise), as well as the occasional freight train rumbling down the I-80 corridor. It's all part of staying in a vibrant semi-urban environment!

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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    23...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Sorry but we aren't accepting kids under 6 due to the steep staircase. Kids aged 6 and up are welcome, as are babies under 7 months....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property, including the backyard. There are lots of public benches with nice views a few blocks away on Fourth Street!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There's a steep staircase up to the unit....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Television:

    40" flat screens in both the master bedroom and living room. Apple TV streaming service. No cable TV!...moreless

  • Toys

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views of the Berkeley Hills and parts of UC Berkeley campus from both bedrooms....moreless

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Unit is heated by a single wall heater in the living room. You'll likely need to arrange the doors between rooms strategically to even out the heat during the few cold winter nights....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless throughout the property: 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Bright living room with couch, comfy chairs, coffee table....moreless

  • Parking:

    One dedicated off-street spot in the driveway....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Of course......moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked: plates, bowls, glasses, wine glasses, pots, and pans....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full size fridge, stove top with 4 burners, oven, stainless steel sink, microwave, plenty of dishes. No dishwasher!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt and pepper, sugar, other common spices. Show up ready to cook!...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large backyard for kiddos to run around, kick a soccer ball. Planted with citrus trees....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Backyard garden with plenty of seating and shady umbrellas....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ available for your use....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
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Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$240
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$220

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning & Linens $75

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

  • Vik's Chaat Corner

    "Fantastic quick Indian food. Very authentic menu and reasonable prices. The chicken specials..."

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  • Picante

    "Good Mexican food. Some dishes are better than others. Fish burrito with mango salsa is my f..."

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  • The Albatross Pub

    "Best bar within walking distance. Super fun place with board games, darts, pool tables and a..."

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  • Builders Booksource

    "Small bookstore with very well curated inventory. Wide selection of architectural books and ..."

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  • Triple Rock Brewery

    "Not quite walking distance from the apartment but this was my favorite bar in grad school. D..."

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16 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland
Northwest Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
Nearest Barpub
The Albatross Pub
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Jack London Square
1 Miles
Nearest Train
North Berkeley BART
Northwest Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
Nearest Motorway
I-80
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Picante (Mexican)
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Buchanan Dog Beach

Car: Recommended

Fantastic location in West Berkeley. Easy 5 minute walk to famous Fourth Street area for eclectic shopping, great restaurants, and coffee shops. The neighborhood is full of well kept residences, vibrant food and tourism businesses, and interesting architecture. You can leave your car parked out front all week!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I live in San Francisco with my wife Katherine and two kids, ages 1.5 and 4. I manage this second floor apartment on behalf of my parents, who split their time between Berkeley, CA and an off-the-grid beach shack in Uruguay. Along with my sister Lea, I own and operate Leafcutter Designs, a creative studio located on the ground floor. I grew up in Seal Beach, CA and attended UC Berkeley for grad school. We often rent out our home in San Francisco via VRBO as well (#510794). I'm on site regularly and am always available if any issues come up during your stay!

Why the Owner Chose Northwest Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA:
This building was constructed in 1908 and features all the charms of an old corner store with living space above. It's located on an extra large corner lot with plenty of space between our neighbors and a huge back yard. We absolutely love all that is happening in West Berkeley and we wanted to part of it!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Where else can you walk to so many wonderful shops, restaurants, and activities AND enjoy easy parking and a big backyard? That's what makes this a uniquely wonderful property. The apartment is bright and sunny with lots of south-facing windows and the yard is perfect for kicking around a soccer ball with the kids. We're sure you'll love it as much as we do!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • Bedroom #1: queen bed, reading lamps, extra blankets, and 40" flat screen TV.

    Bedroom #1: queen bed, reading lamps, extra blankets, and 40" flat screen TV.

  • Bedroom #1 is through doorway at back of living room.

    Bedroom #1 is through doorway at back of living room.

  • 4-burner stove top, oven, and plenty of spices, pots, pans, etc.

    4-burner stove top, oven, and plenty of spices, pots, pans, etc.

  • Bedroom #1 connects to the main hallway and the living room.

    Bedroom #1 connects to the main hallway and the living room.

  • You can see UC Berkeley campus and the Berkeley hills from these windows.

    You can see UC Berkeley campus and the Berkeley hills from these windows.

  • Bathroom with new vanity and shower/bathtub combo.

    Bathroom with new vanity and shower/bathtub combo.

  • Bedroom #1 is through the left door; living room is through the right door.

    Bedroom #1 is through the left door; living room is through the right door.

  • Plenty of silverware too!

    Plenty of silverware too!

  • One set of steep stairs leads up to the apartment! It's a bit of exercise...

    One set of steep stairs leads up to the apartment! It's a bit of exercise...

  • Fourth Street shopping and dining is a 5-minute walk out the back gate.

    Fourth Street shopping and dining is a 5-minute walk out the back gate.

  • Sunny living room features lots of seating. TV has Netflix, YouTube, etc.

    Sunny living room features lots of seating. TV has Netflix, YouTube, etc.

  • Spacious kitchen/dining area. Sink is through doorway at back of photo.

    Spacious kitchen/dining area. Sink is through doorway at back of photo.

  • Separate laundry room is through the door at left.

    Separate laundry room is through the door at left.

  • Bedroom #2: two (2) XL twin beds and lots of windows!

    Bedroom #2: two (2) XL twin beds and lots of windows!

  • Large backyard is great for eating outside or lounging. Gas grill included.

    Large backyard is great for eating outside or lounging. Gas grill included.

  • Main hallway connects the bathroom, kitchen/dining, living room, and bedroom #1.

    Main hallway connects the bathroom, kitchen/dining, living room, and bedroom #1.

  • Kitchen is well stocked with plates, bowls, and wine glasses.

    Kitchen is well stocked with plates, bowls, and wine glasses.

  • Built-in cabinets are part of the early 1900s charm. Stocked with books too!

    Built-in cabinets are part of the early 1900s charm. Stocked with books too!

  • The apartment covers the entire second floor and is sunny with lots of windows.

    The apartment covers the entire second floor and is sunny with lots of windows.

  • View of the Berkeley Hills up Cedar Street from bedroom #2.

    View of the Berkeley Hills up Cedar Street from bedroom #2.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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