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Completely remodeled 4/3 - 3000 SF home in the best Berkeley location

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Immaculate solar home ideally suited for large groups. Chef's kitchen, open plan

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 3000 square foot solar equipped family home sleeps 10 pretty comfortably - obviously depending on the type of group that you are. The house has one queen bed, 3 twins, queen futon in the office/guest room, a few sofas, and 2 airbeds, so do your own analysis about whether that is appropriate for your group. 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 Vita-mix for your morning green smoothie!

Downstairs you will find the entertainment room with 48" flat screen equipped with Direct TV, Roku and Blu-ray 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.

More Details

Dan McDunn
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

About Dan McDunn

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 myself. 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!

Dan McDunn purchased this house in 2010

Why Dan McDunn chose Berkeley

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!

What makes this house unique

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.


North Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
  • 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
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Futon
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , Queen Sleepnumber bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Playroom can be used as a bedroom queen air mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Completely remodeled 4/3 - 3000 SF home in the best Berkeley location
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful place for a family gathering to honor my elderly parents

  • 5 of 5

The deck and living room/kitchen made this a perfect location for a quiet family gathering we had in honor of the 70th anniversary of my elderly parents, who live near by. We were able to have many individual visits in different parts of the house and all gather together for a short time. Several family members stayed at the house while a few others stayed in the area. We all enjoyed the house, the view, the musical instruments, the foosball table, the great kitchen,the neighborhood, and the comfortable rooms. We would highly recommend this lovely home for any vacation or special occasion.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect mulitgenerational gathering place

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with our son/wife and their three children at this lovely craftsman contemporary home and found it suited our family reunion needs perfectly. The open floor plan design enable lots of interaction. Our young family stayed on the lower level while we occupied the office which had a very comfortable futon. Rightfully so, the owners takes great pride in the home that they built in which to raise their young family.

The location was perfect for our family because there is a park with climbing structures and a terrific cement slide just a block away. In addition the home has a wrap around deck that could be enjoyed in warmer weather. The view of the Bay Area is an exciting bonus.

The owner left very good instructions and was easily accessible by email/phone with a quick response time. And, if need be, in-laws live next door. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home and location

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here during my Cal graduation and they absolutely loved the place! It was such a beautiful home and the deck provided breath-taking views. Dan made sure to have the house perfectly clean right before my family's arrival and it was greatly appreciated! He also placed little notes throughout the house with instructions on how to use certain things, which was very helpful! The home was very spacious and had everything they needed. We couldn't be happier and definitely recommend others to stay here if they're visiting Berkeley!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Gourmet Ghetto
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Tilden Park
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Gourmet Ghetto
Nearest Ski
165 Miles
Sugarbowl - Tahoe Region
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

North Berkeley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Cal Graduation
May 10 2018 - May 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $300
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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