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Charming Berkeley Hills Retreat - private garden, Bay view

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bdrm, 2 bath getaway close to hiking trails and Berkeley's cultural amenities

2 bedroom, 2 bath redwood home. French doors lead to expansive redwood deck with outdoor seating and a BBQ. Filtered San Francisco Bay view. Lovely yard with fruit trees, grape arbor, trampoline, hammock. Washer, dryer, WiFi, dishwasher, cable, off-street parking. Huge picture windows. Private, park-like setting, perfect for guests who want to explore Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area . 10 minute car or public bus ride to UC Berkeley and downtown Berkeley. Fenced yard. Easy access to public bus and Bay Area Rapid Transit. Walking distance to Tilden Park hiking trails, golf course and swimming lake. Two housecats require renters' care.

This property is permitted under the City of Berkeley's short term rental ordinance - the record number is ZCSTR2017-0087.

More Details

Elizabeth Pulling
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2018


Berkeley Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have skylights.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms have big picture windows and plenty of light.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Charming Berkeley Hills Retreat - private garden, Bay view
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews

Great location and property. Cats? Not so much.

  • 3 of 5

My wife, son, and I loved the location (especially the proximity to Tilden) and the house itself. It was perfect to both enjoy the San Francisco area as well as get away from it. The only negative is the cats. We were completely prepared for the care taking aspect (feeding and litter changing). What we were not expecting was the neediness. The cats expect to be loved constantly and will bang on the doors all night if you don’t let them sleep with you and headbutt you if you aren’t paying attention to them while you are awake. If you are a hardcore cat lover this won’t be a problem, but be aware.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect base for my daughter's move in to Cal

  • 5 of 5

Great location up in the hills and only 15 minutes from the UC Berkeley campus. It was the perfect alternative to a hotel room.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, Comfortable Home

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying at this lovely home in the beautiful Berkeley Hills. The house was very clean and provided all that we needed. Also, had a great time with the cats! Elizabeth makes herself available if needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, quiet and a lovely setting

  • 4 of 5

This place looks even better than the photos. We liked staying in someone's house, rather than a generic rental. It was fun to have cats around as we lounged about and enjoyed the view. True, the streets are narrow and winding, but the driveway makes parking easy.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation at Elizabeth's lovely home. The house was very well located with every convenience provided. It was clean and well maintained. Elizabeth provided great customer service. She seemed truly interested that we have a wonderful experience in her home, and we did. We will definitely recommend that our friends contact Elizabeth if they visit the area and we will also stay at her home every time we come back to northern CA to visit our son and his family,

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tilden Park Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Inn Kensington
Car: recommended

Tilden Park has hiking trails, an historic Merry Go Round, a children's petting zoo, a restored steam train for children, a swimming Lake, mountain biking and great views of the San Francisco Bay. We are within walking distance of Tilden Park. We are also within a short drive/bus ride to downtown Berkeley, which boasts a thriving arts, theatre and restaurant scene and one of the leading public universities in the USA, the University of California, Berkeley.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

Guests will not be responsible for caring for the chickens during their stay. A chicken caretaker will stop by once per day to clean the coop and feed the chickens. Caretaker enters through a side gate.

Guests must comply with the City of Berkeley's noise ordinance (quiet after 10PM). There is no smoking allowed anywhere on this property. Guests are asked to recycle.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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