Sunny 5 bedroom home nestled in the greenery. Private deck and garden in back, bay views in front. 10 minute walk to Gourmet Ghetto restaurants. 20 minute walk to UC campus. Plentiful street parking. Washer, dryer, cable TV, wi-fi internet access. Airy open floor plan including kitchen open to dining room and living room downstairs, with two bedrooms and one bath adjoining the common area; three bedrooms and two baths upstairs. Normally set up with 6 beds for 9 people, but we can add two queen sized blowups to accommodate up to 13 when necessary (in the master and downstairs rear bedrooms).
- House2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 5 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French, German, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 9, 2018
About Nelson Sproul
Deirdre and Nelson live here with their daughter, two sons and one labrador. Nelson writes software for a company in San Francisco, while Deirdre works for the Berkeley school district.
Nelson Sproul purchased this House in 2004
Why Nelson Sproul chose North Berkeley
We were attracted to this house because it is up the hill far enough to give you a feeling of space as you look out at the bay, yet isn't so far up as to be out of walking distance to the local restaurants. We also like the lush greenery of the neighborhood.
What makes this House unique
Back yard adjoins the Berkeley Rose Garden terraces and public tennis courts. FasTrak transponder supplied so you can skip the toll plazas and use the carpool lane should you opt to drive to San Francisco during commute hours -- this will save you a lot of waiting.
Local Services & Businesses
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great home. Nelson was very attentive and our family and friends felt at home for our daughters graduation party.
Great location, excellent hosts
We really enjoyed our stay at Nelson & Deirdre's. Great communication before our stay, and they met us when we arrived & were very kind, gracious, and helpful. We loved the roof deck - amazing views! - and the open floorplan/kitchen layout. Perfect for a larger group. Thanks!
Wonderful Berkeley home!
Spacious and charming home in a lovely neighborhood in the Berkeley hills. We were two parents, three kids, uncle and grandma, with plenty of space for all in the 5 bedrooms. Next door to the Berkeley Rose Garden, which had a great playground for the kids, 10 minutes to gorgeous Tilden Park, Lawrence Hall of Science, and downtown Berkeley with easy access to the rest of the Bay Area, including the North Bay, Point Reyes, wine country and San Francisco. Nelson was a very responsive, gracious and helpful host. Full service kitchen, wi-fi/computer, washer/dryer and any other amenity you’d have in your own home - we really did feel at home. Beautiful deck with a view of the bay, backyard with grill, basketball hoop and space to play. Recommend highly!
RIGHT by the Rose Garden & close to The Cheese Board!
This was indeed a "Sunny home by the Berkeley Rose Garden" and it worked well for our family of 9: 2 sons and their wives and 4 grandsons and 1 grandmother. There were enough good beds for all; the rooms were quiet and the master bedroom had an amazing view of the bay! The kitchen, shown in the photo, was perfectly placed so we could all talk together while we cooked. And the boys loved the basketball hoop outside on the deck; the grown ups loved having a beer in the sun and watching them play! Two other great things about the house: we walked up a secret path through the Rose Garden to a great park AND on another walk-about we went down to The Cheese Board Coop in Gourmet Ghetto. Great location, wonderful house and a unique experience! Thanks so much for sharing.
Wonderful stay in Berkeley
Our family had a great time in Berkeley. The house was perfect for our multigeneration get together for our daughter's graduation. Nelson and Dierdre were very accomodating, they made our stay wonderful.
Amazing views, comfortable and welcoming
An excellent choice for our multi-generational family home away from home. Good relaxing gathering spaces. Although the owners were away, they were always available if needed. Well located for all the area has to offer.