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Sunny and lush. 2-BR, 1-BA duplex Close to BART, restaurants, Cal campus

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


About the property

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. (Currently 50% off $100 cleaning fee!)


Northwest Berkeley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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Sunny and lush. 2-BR, 1-BA duplex Close to BART, restaurants, Cal campus
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews

Lovely neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent several days sightseeing in Berkeley and this property

was in a perfect location for both walking and using Uber. Bob was extremely helpful

before we arrived ...he emailed his restaurant list and gave us an idea of walking distances.

We particularly enjoyed strolling in the evening. The variety of Southern Cal plants, especially

all the succulents, were quite interesting to us Floridians. Bob greeted us and checked on us

before we left. Loved the design style of the duplex. Hope we'll be able to return some day.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy to have hosted you on your Bay Area sojourn! I love the region and am glad to pass on tips and suggestions for a fun and tasty experience!
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Very pleasing property.

  • 4 of 5

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.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property and location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your duplex with us. It worked great for the long weekend stay!.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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warm, welcoming, urban sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home-away-from-home

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Robert, the owner, has everything in place to make of this experience a unique one, starting from the esthetic and functionality of his very cute house to the care for his guests. We will come back forr sure for future trips in SF. Thank you so much Robert. Isabelle

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Robert L.
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 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.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. No pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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