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Sunny Apartment Overlooking the Garden

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Hidden Haven Close to Downtown

Close to everything, yet a world away. Situated behind the main house, the unit is on the 2nd floor of a 2 story building with a small deck. The large kitchen overlooks the garden and there is one off street parking spot. Hardwood floors and area rugs throughout.

The living room has a couch, chair and flat screen TV. The master bedroom is large and has a queen bed with a comfortable sitting chair by the window.

The 2nd bedroom has a day bed which can open up to 2 twin beds. Sealy Posturepedic mattresses are very comfortable. There is also a small desk for those who wish to create a work space while visiting the city.

The bathroom has a tub and shower combo.

More Details

Terri Giamartino
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Terri Giamartino

I am a small business owner living in Berkeley for the last 35 years. I am an avid martial artist and have owned a martial arts studio since 1993. I love the outdoors, gardening, cooking and art.

I love to travel, and entertain and can show you the all the nooks and crannies you might not find on your own. Staying at our home will not disappoint! We are a household of 4. Our boys are college age but living at home and working. We are busy professionals and aren't always around, but one of us works frequently in the garden, so we are around using the yard. There is plenty of space for privacy and also opportunities to socialize some if it is preferred.

Terri Giamartino purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Terri Giamartino chose Central Berkeley

We Love the absolute convenience of where we live. Having been here for over 30 years, we know the city well and can certainly direct you to places of interest. We walk to most restaurants, movies and theater.

What makes this apartment unique

Hidden behind the main house, the unit is sunny and quiet. Within minutes you can walk downtown, access public transit and enjoy all the cultural and culinary advantages of Berkeley. Only 5 blocks to the University of California, enjoy a quiet respite from city life.


Central Berkeley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Basic tub and shower combo
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Day bed converts to 2 twin beds
  • Master bedroom with queen bed and 2nd bedroom has a day bed which opens to 2 twins.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Sunny Apartment Overlooking the Garden
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

A lovely apartment with a great location. Was exactly what we needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Beautiful flat in downtown Berkeley

  • 5 of 5

Pam and Terri are very nice and helpful owners. Their flat has everything you need for an amazing stay in the bay. If there is any problem, they helped immediately. The apartment very close to Bart and other public transport but still quiet. Parking is no problem either.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Berkeley apartment. The location was very quiet and very close to the UCal Berkeley campus but still close to the city of San Francisco. We appreciated the fan since it was hot the first night. It was also nice to have use of the washer and dryer during our stay.The queen bed in the master bedroom has seen better days but we made it work. Other than that everything was wonderful. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Enjoying Berkeley

  • 5 of 5

A few snags, but the owners and their family are so amazingly kind and responsive. We babysat our newborn grandson who cried at times. The owners, their family and other guests were lovely. We had a wonderful time and appreciated their graciousness and spacious and accommodating apartment.

The big surprise for us was to stumble on the Berkeley Rep Theater just down the street where we enjoyed quality productions.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location in the Heart of Berkeley

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfectly located with easy access to everything. The rooms were clean, beds comfortable and house well stocked with the essentials. The hosts were responsive to all questions. If you need a place to stay in Berkeley, this is a fine place!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient and quiet location

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious and friendly apartment that has everything needed to make your stay comfortable. Terri and Pam were very helpful hosts.

Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Oakland Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Oakland, Jack London Square
Nearest Golf
3.9 Miles
Tilden Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Amtrak, Berkeley
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
26 Miles
Muir Beach

Located in the heart of Berkeley and minutes from the University of California you can walk to and enjoy a plethora of cultural activities: Live theater, music venues, 10 movie screens, multi-ethnic restaurants, shopping and more.

Minutes from local parks and regional parks, hiking abounds along with the Little Farm, pony rides, carousel and swimming at Lk Anza.

Minutes from public transit including local buses (AC transit) and BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) which can take you to all local airports including San Francisco.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $1,500

No pets allowed in the unit. No one under 25 is allowed to rent. No smoking on the premises.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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