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The house is on a quiet tree lined street only 6 blocks from downtown Berkeley

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Last updated: 07/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Short-term Fully Furnished 2BR/1BA Rental Home - Central Berkeley

2BR/1BA Renovated Luxury Home

Perfect as a Short-Term Rental - Everything Included: No need to pay for anything else

More Info with Pictures on web site (see link below) or type Berkeley McGee House into any search engine.

QUICK SUMMARY:
** Fully remodeled and furnished 2 bedroom / 1 bath house
** fully stocked kitchen (with dishwasher)
** 40' Sony Google HD TV (with Netflix unlimited streaming subscription included - plus a DVD/CD player on a surround sound stereo system)
** broadband internet (wifi)
** organic cotton linens
** phone (free long distance and voice mail)
** washer and dryer
** quiet tree lined street
** private fenced-in backyard
** hard wood floors
** lots of southern light
** 7 blocks to UC Berkeley campus and 6 blocks to downtown Berkeley (very easy walk)
** tons of restaurant, movie, theatre, and entertainment options

QUIET CENTRAL BERKELEY NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE (part of side-by-side duplex):
- 7 blocks from UC Berkeley and Downtown Berkeley (near MLK and Bancroft). Very easy walk.
- Perfect for short-term rental (see below in pricing for details) - No need to setup and pay utilities or to buy furnishings: everything is included.
- Fully remodeled house - quiet tree lined street - private fenced-in backyard (other duplex unit has it’s own separate backyard).
- 2 bedrooms (2BR) – one full bathroom (tiled floor) with tub and shower (1BA).
- Hard wood floors - fireplace - no apartment above unit - only one common wall - lots of southern light - furnace for heat (separate WisperWarm heating in bathroom).
- All utilities at no extra cost: internet (as above), Netflix on TV, phone service (unlimited calls to US and Canada numbers - incoming calls - voice mail), and of course all basic utilities as well: electricity, natural gas/heat, water, and trash service.
- Bedding and linens included: all sheets and towels are 100% organic cotton
- Fully furnished: Washer/Dryer (W/D), all kitchen equipment (pots and pans, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, dishwasher), sofa, tables, chairs, beds, TV, etc..
- Perfect for visiting Cal faculty (10 minute walk to campus), or as a corporate apartment rental, or as a vacation rental. Great alternative to a hotel. Accommodates up to 5 persons.

GREAT CONVENIENT BERKELEY LOCATION:
- 7 blocks from University of California at Berkeley (Cal) campus (10 minute walk - about 1/2 mile).
- 6 blocks from Downtown Berkeley BART station and all downtown amenities (restaurants, shops, cinemas, banks, library, buses).
- 25 minute ride on the BART to Downtown San Francisco.
- 4 blocks from large grocery store.
- Close to everything, but a very quiet residential neighborhood.
- Very easy access to highway I-80.
- 10 minute drive to downtown Oakland or Emeryville.
- One block to Berkeley’s Bike network.

AVAILABLE: Year Round (See availability calendar on web site listed below) (see below for minimum booking fee)
LOCATION: McGee Ave at Bancroft Way; Berkeley, CA 94703 (see location/directions on web page listed below)

CONTACT: To get details on the unit, contact Mark Foy: Mark's e-mail: [see the below link]
More info about the condo with pictures: see specific web site: which is vitalita dot com slash rental

Directions: From I-80 and the University Ave exit, go east on University for about 1.5 miles. Turn right at McGee Ave (about 3 blocks after Sacramento). Go two and a half blocks (between Allston Way and Bancroft Way).

Keywords: House, Condo, Townhome, Duplex, Bungalow, Flat

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Property Type

  • House
  • 775 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    The optional twin sized air mattress also fits in this room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • BEDROOM 1 - Queen size Bed sleeps 2 - fitted with organic cotton sheets - windows in bedrooms have blackout roller shades - see photos at www.vitalita.com/rental/photos/ BEDROOM 2 - Double Bed (Murphy Wallbed) sleeps 2 - fitted with organic cotton sheets - blackout roller shades on window OTHER SLEEPING OPTIONS - There is also a twin sized air mattress available on request. This is quick inflate mattress which can be placed in one of the bedrooms or in the main living space. And in a pinch, if needed, someone could sleep on the sofa (only 1 'not very tall' person because the sofa does not fold out)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    The Bosch washer/dryer set is also in the bathroom...moreless

  • All towels are organic cotton; Hansgrohe Raindance shower head (for an extra luxurious shower) (handshower option); Glass enclosure around the bathtub, so there is no shower curtain to attract mildew, and water does not get around the rest of the bathroom; Special Panasonic Whisper Warm Ceiling Heating Unit/Fan - wonderful for providing fast heat in the bathroom during the winter; Toto Toilet with a very quite flush...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Other: Hansgrohe Raindance shower head (for an extra luxurious shower) (handshower option) - a twin sized air mattress available on request - child high chair available on request - windows in bedrooms have blackout roller shades which can be rolled down as desired...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Sony Google TV (40" HD Flat Panel Smart Internet TV with wireless keyboard)...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table - with built-in leaves to expand seating to 5 or 6 people - great as a work space as well as a dining table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Quiet/efficient Bosch dryer (in bathroom)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The house was insulated in 2006, and a high efficiency central force air furnace was installed in 2011; so this house maintains a more comfortable temperature more easily than many Berkeley houses...moreless

  • Internet:

    High-Speed/Broadband Internet connection - with both Wi-Fi Access and plug-in ethernet cable (can even connect to the wireless from the back yard). Internet speed is generally right around 12Mbps...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Organic cotton sheets...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking at the house is on-street parking. For the on-street parking - it is free (no meters), and generally pretty available (parking within 1 or 2 blocks)...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Phone with free unlimited calls to US telephone numbers - accepts incoming calls - voice mail...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Organic cotton towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Quiet/efficient Bosch washer (in bathroom)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet Bosch dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen - Cafe table seating for 2 in kitchen - main dining table (seating for 5 or 6) is in the main room - Optional kid high chair available (on request)...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Very small patch of grass in the back yard - surrounded by plants/landscaping...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
14 night min stay
$245

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Notes:

*LOWER RATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR LONGER STAYS * Rates vary by length of booking.

** Please inquiry for exact pricing based on dates.

** Minimum durations listed above may not be correct (depending on time of the year) - please contact owner for exact minimum durations.

Additionally, at certain times, the minimum booking duration is more than 2 weeks (sometimes as much as 2 months) - Please inquire with your dates, and I can respond.

* See http://www.vitalita.com/rental/rates_berkeley_short_term_apartment.html for more details


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
5.6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Jack London Square Oakland Ferry Terminal
1.6 Miles
Nearest Train
Berkeley Amtrak Station
1.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-80
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many restaurants
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Berkeley Marina

Car: Not Necessary

A Little Information About Berkeley:

* Berkeley is a town about 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco (in the East Bay)

* The main feature of Berkeley is the University of California at Berkeley campus (Cal) which is known world-wide. The campus was the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement in 1964.

* Berkeley is a beautiful town with lots of interesting craftsman architecture. It has a superb mild climate and beautiful geography (where something is blooming every month of the year).

* From the town there are spectacular views of San Francisco, the bay, and the hills of Berkeley.

* Because of Berkeley´s central location, it can be used as a based to explore San Francisco (20 minutes), Napa/Sonoma (1 hour), the Marin Redwoods (45 minutes), Santa Cruz (1.5 hours), and all of the San Francisco Bay area.

* Berkeley also has: world-class restaurants (Chez Panisse, Bay Wolf, and more), UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Zellerback Hall for cultural events, Lawrence Hall of Science (great for kids), Tilden Park (also great for kids), as well as hiking, biking, lakes, etc.

Parks Near to the McGee House:

* Berkeley has many parks

* The parks that are closest to the McGee house are:

* Becky Temko Tot Park - 2424 Roosevelt Street (near Channing)

* Washington School Park - 2300 MLK Jr. Way (near Bancroft Way)

* Presentation Park - 2199 California St. (at Allston Way)

* MLK Jr. Civic Center Park - 2151 MLK Jr. Way (at Allston Way)

Other House Location Information:

* About 1.75 miles from the Clark Kerr Campus located at the University of California at Berkeley

* About 2.5 miles from Children's Hospital Oakland which is also co-located with the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) - so if you are looking for a place to stay during an extended visit to the Oakland Children's Hospital and/or Research Center, the McGee house can provide that option as it is located nearby

* About 2 miles from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL or LBL or Berkeley Labs) in Berkeley

* About 4 miles from Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley

* About 10 miles from Mills College in Oakland

* Many shops and restaurants within .5 miles around the house

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Mark lives about 15 blocks from the McGee House, and provides management to all guests of the house. He also works in the information technology arena, as well as in culinary services. You can see his main web site at vitalita dot com Mark has lived in Berkeley since 2000. Mark has stayed at multiple 'short-term furnished' vacation-style housing at many places in the USA, as well as in Europe. That has been great for learning what is important to travelers/visitors.

Why the Owner Chose Central Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA:
Mark purchased this house in 2005 to provide comfortable housing for people visiting Berkeley (including visitors to UC Berkeley). Visitors at that time had very few options for furnished short-term housing; there were plenty of housing options which were unfurnished, and required a 9 month lease (where the leaser had to setup their own utilities, etc.), but other than expensive hotels (which generally do not have kitchens, etc.), there were very few other options.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I love the McGee House for it's comfortable furnishings, quite neighborhood, yet still close to many of Berkeley's best offerings, as well as the private/fully landscaped back yard which is wonderful for enjoying our sunny California days.


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Photos

  • The house is on a quiet tree lined street only 6 blocks from downtown Berkeley

    The house is on a quiet tree lined street only 6 blocks from downtown Berkeley

  • Expandable dining table (with leaves) which doubles as desk/work space

    Expandable dining table (with leaves) which doubles as desk/work space

  • another view of the main living area with dining table at the window

    another view of the main living area with dining table at the window

  • Kitchen-dishwasher-view of private landscaped backyard-door to backyard

    Kitchen-dishwasher-view of private landscaped backyard-door to backyard

  • another view of the kitchen

    another view of the kitchen

  • large closet in bigger bedroom

    large closet in bigger bedroom

  • Bathroom has shower over bath tub - organic cotton towels

    Bathroom has shower over bath tub - organic cotton towels

  • Second bedroom has a Murphy Wallbed (full-size with organic cotton linens)

    Second bedroom has a Murphy Wallbed (full-size with organic cotton linens)

  • view to back yard - bed easy to lower & raise - optional folding desk available

    view to back yard - bed easy to lower & raise - optional folding desk available

  • Area around the McGee House

    Area around the McGee House

  • private fenced-in back yard with deck and propane grill

    private fenced-in back yard with deck and propane grill

  • Back yard

    Back yard

  • Main living area with seating for 4 and HD Sony Google TV with free Netflix

    Main living area with seating for 4 and HD Sony Google TV with free Netflix

  • Main living area with seating for 4 and HD Sony Google TV with free Netflix

    Main living area with seating for 4 and HD Sony Google TV with free Netflix

  • fully equipped kitchen -with cafe table seating that looks out onto the backyard

    fully equipped kitchen -with cafe table seating that looks out onto the backyard

  • Kitchen has direct access to private back yard (with deck and grill)

    Kitchen has direct access to private back yard (with deck and grill)

  • In the larger bedroom, a queen sized bed w/organic cotton linens; lots of light

    In the larger bedroom, a queen sized bed w/organic cotton linens; lots of light

  • Modern bathroom (with shower over bathtub) - includes a clothes washer and dryer

    Modern bathroom (with shower over bathtub) - includes a clothes washer and dryer

  • Bosch washer dryer set

    Bosch washer dryer set

  • Murphy Wallbed in the up position so the room could be used for other purposes

    Murphy Wallbed in the up position so the room could be used for other purposes

  • McGee House Floor Plan

    McGee House Floor Plan

  • McGee House location - 7 blocks to UC Berkeley Campus

    McGee House location - 7 blocks to UC Berkeley Campus

  • Propane Grill in back yard

    Propane Grill in back yard

VRBO #88950

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Friday, July 29, 2016

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