About the property
- Apartment850 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Welcome to Berkeley's Westbrae neighborhood! This comfortable duplex was built in the 20s, was recently renovated and is lushly landscaped with an enclosed back garden. BART is a 12-minute walk. UC is 10 minutes by bike (you can borrow mine), 5 minutes by car or take the direct bus that stops a block away. Coffee, bakery, wine store are 2 blocks away. Sushi, beer garden, Italian, BBQ and Whole Foods are 6 blocks away. Ample street parking in the immediate neighborhood is available without permits. (Currently 50% off $100 cleaning fee!)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 26, 2018
About Robert L.
I'm a former journalist, former lawyer and now mostly write mystery novels. I live next door on the other side of this duplex, occasionally with one of my two daughters when their busy lives bring them here. My books are all set in the San Francisco area where I've lived for the past 25 years so I've have the opportunity to describe the neighborhoods, restaurants and amazing natural settings in this region. I feel fortunate to live here!
Why Robert L. chose Northwest Berkeley
Aside from providing great value if you need two bedrooms for kids or you're more than a couple, people seem to enjoy the duplex as a place to relax when day's activities are finished. It's comfortable, airy with lots of sunlight, and is a great place to entertain - either just yourselves or with a couple of friends. Folks visiting nearby friends or relatives enjoy having a place like this to host as well.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The bungalow was clean, cozy, well-appointed and centrally located. Bob was quick with responses to my communication. We don't have one complaint. This property was perfect for our visit to Berkeley.
Comfortable, Convenient and Relaxing
We came for a visit to see our son in Berkeley. It is a cozy, confortable duplex in a nice neighborhood and convenient to San Pablo Ave. Rob was very attentive and dropped in to make sure our stay was going well. This duplex wasn't far from UC Berkeley and convenient to several restaurants, cafes and stores.
The duplex was comfortable and well appointed and stocked. It is airy and cheerful. Would highly reccomend!
Very pleasing property.
Everything "Berkeley" was close by, Of course we got addicted to Acme Bakery, especially the apple tarts. Parking was never a problem and our spot in front of the property always awaited us. The sunny kitchen warmed us up. Bob is a gentleman and a scholar. His lists of local references were perfect.
Great property and location
Thank you for sharing your duplex with us. It worked great for the long weekend stay!.
warm, welcoming, urban sanctuary
Bob is a wonderful host and was very responsive to our questions and requests (although we tried not to ask too much!). He clearly has put a lot of thought and a lot of effort into making the apartment the best experience possible for his guests. We were so grateful to have been able to stay there during our recent visit to Berkeley!
My husband , two sons (17) and (22) and I stayed here over the Thanskgiving weekend. We were visiting my daughter who is a student at UCB. We found everything we needed for our Thanksgiving dinner! The Whole Foods close by provided the food and Bob's house provided everything else we needed. Plenty of dishes, parking for my daughter and for us and just enough room for us to all hang out.
This is a great location! Close to the great Berkeley area, close to the university, close to Oakland (30 minutes to the airport) and close to the Bay Bridge to the city.
The two beds in the second room were perfect for my boys so they didn't have to share a bed. The main bedroom was quiet enough in the back of the house that I could go to bed before the boys and not hear them. The bed was super comfortable too! The endless hot water was a treat! Having only one bathroom was tricky for 4 of us but we figured it out just fine. The only teeny tiny thing wrong was the bathroom door. It was a bit see through. Completely fine for a couple staying but was uncomfortable for the 4 of us. Only a problem though because we were trying to get ready and coming and going from the main bedroom right by the bathroom. Not a problem at all other wise.
We would stay here again for sure! My daughter has 4 years here so I am sure we will!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. No pets. City of Berkeley Permit No. ZC-STR 2018 - 0192