Completely Remodeled 4/3 - 3000 Sf Home in the Best Berkeley Location

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Last updated: 10/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This is not a home or neighborhood that will tolerate a large party. If that is what you are contemplating, please do not inquire. We are happy to host small gatherings, but police will be called immediately by neighbors for loud gatherings and if the number of occupants exceed that which is requested for.

This over 3000 square foot solar equipped home sleeps 10 comfortably, and can handle more overnight guests easily if you'd like visitors during your stay. The house has one queen bed, 3 twins, queen futon in the office/guest room, a few sofas, and 2 airbeds. It is a 1904 Structure that underwent total reconstruction in 2012, so every single item in the house is essentially brand new from the foundation to the solar panels. It is equipped with a gas fireplace, and luxurious radiant floor heating, and fantastic natural light and breezes make this home extremely comfortable year round.

The house is on the downslope side of the street, which means it is a reverse floor plan to capitalize on the views. The living spaces are up and the sleeping rooms are down, and there are only 3 steps to enter the dwelling. Enter into an expansive split entry foyer with built in seating, and ample coat closet space. Upstairs you will find a nearly 1000 square foot great room, with couch seating for 9, a chef's kitchen with island seating for 5, and a dining room with seating for 6. Additionally, there is a guest bedroom/office and a full bath on this floor. Exiting the great room you will find 1000 square feet of deck space with lounge chairs, and a dining table with umbrella. Expansive views of the SF Bay, Bay Bridge, SF skyline and the Port of Oakland make this a very tranquil setting.

The chef's kitchen is extremely well appointed and includes nearly everything one could want - food processor, waffle maker, cuisinart, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, and most importantly a VitaMix for your morning green smoothie!

Downstairs you will find the entertainment room with 48" flatscreen equipped with Direct TV, Roku and Bluray Player, foosball, games, kids toys, and generally a nice place to send the kids.

As you move along in the downstairs you will find bedrooms 2 and 3, which are ideal for the little ones in your party. 3 twin beds total, and large bedrooms with a shared full bath between them. Bedroom 3 opens out to the lower level patio and yard.

The master bedroom is over 400 square feet, and equipped with a queen bed, and 2 comfortable chairs for reading and relaxing in private. The master bedroom also opens out to the rear patio and yard. There is an expansive en suite bath with large walk in shower equipped with a rain head, and full soaking tub.

Our home is a nestled into a small slice of heaven in the dense San Francisco Bay Area, and ideally suited for regional and city visits, as everything the Bay Area has to offer is literally at your finger tips, yet a quiet respite awaits at the end of the day at our place.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/04/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 10-16

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

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


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub, outdoor shower

    Spalike master bath with rainhead shower and jacuzzi tub ...moreless


  • Books:

    large selection of books...moreless

  • DVD Player


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    From both the upstairs back deck and the lower level patio there are partial SF Bay views that include the Bay Bridge, partial SF skyline, Port of Oakland, Treasure Island and big open spaces...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining room table seats 6 and adjacent bar area seats 5....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 11 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas with remote control...moreless

  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heating throughout...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet extremely well appointed cook's kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side fridge with built in water and icemaker...moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
UC Berkeley Graduation
May 11 - May 13, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $300
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 12%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 10/04/2016
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Gourmet Ghetto
13 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tilden Park
4 Miles
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Gourmet Ghetto
165 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugarbowl - Tahoe Region
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean Beach

Car: Not Necessary

This home is located in the absolute best part of North Berkeley. It is far enough up in the hills to be surrounded by trees, expansive views, wildlife, pleasant neighbors, chirping birds, and the peaceful serenity that the Berkeley Hills can provide. Yet it is also close enough to be only a 10 minute stroll from the World Famous Gourmet Ghetto - home to Chez Panisse, Cheeseboard, the original Peet's coffee, and large number of other local restaurants and attractions.

1.2 mile walk or easy bus ride to UC Berkeley if you are intellectually inclined!

1.3 mile walk to downtown Berkeley YMCA

1.3 mile walk or $6 cab ride to downtown Berkeley BART which will open up both airports and the entire Bay Area without the need to rent a car

Tilden Park

World class cycling in the Berkeley Hills

Lose yourself on the hidden staircases of the Berkeley Hills on long walks

Less than an hour's drive to Wine Country, Pt. Reyes, Bolinas, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay

You name it, this home will provide you with a relaxing enjoyable vacation if you never leave the confines of Berkeley, and is an excellent launching point for exploring all that the Bay Area has to offer.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: I am a construction professional, built this place with my own two hands, and take extreme pride in the enjoyment my friends and family get out of spending time here. The millwork upstairs was salvaged from the original structure and was re-milled on site by yours truly. My wife and I are raising our children here, and looking to rent the dwelling while we are on vacations, and if we can find weekend renters so we can subsidize getting the kids out of town camping, skiing or surfing!

Why the Owner Chose North Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA:
We were moving back to Berkeley from Portland, Oregon at the height of the housing crisis. This property had sat empty on cribs for nearly 4 years, and was in dire need of someone to take over and complete the project. That happened to be in my skill set, and I was up for the challenge. 18 months later we moved in!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is literally the best location in Berkeley! The house is perfect to raise a family in, and I am sure that you will enjoy your stay.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/04/2016

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  • This is the view from the deck!

    This is the view from the deck!

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016

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