3 Bdrm, 1 Bath, Big Kitchen, Best Value in the Bay Area!

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Last updated: 09/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Located for quick access to everything in the Bay Area: near North Berkeley BART (quick ride to San Francisco, San Jose, most major Bay Area locations), near UC Berkeley, Monterey Market (best fresh produce in the bay, where the chefs shop), many gourmet restaurants, and other hot spots. Easy access to all major forms of transport but just in case you change your mind, an Enterprise car rental agency is within 2 blocks of the house.

Free wifi, phone, Wii game system, 42' TV, various supplies for your work and play. Hardwood floors throughout, tourist travel guides supplied, washer, dryer, ironing board and iron.

Home is ideal for meals. Dining room with executive size 8+ seater large table or a comfortable table for smaller groups at the end of a long day. All modern supplies needed for cooking healthy meals. A breakfast table in the kitchen allows for comfortable morning meals.

Master King bed private oasis in back, second bedroom with a Full bed (can sleep 1 or 2 comfortably), third bedroom with two bunkbeds (can sleep 4 with 2 in upper bunks and 2 on twin beds below). There are also two air mattresses available to use.

If you are considering booking for 2016, a few details:

* Usually the home is booked far in advance for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you are looking for a home during the holidays, grab this one before it gets booked like usual.

* If you haven't seen Berkeley over Halloween, come check it out! While the street this house is on is quiet (maybe one or two trick-or-treaters if you're home) about 12 blocks away is an amazing neighborhood that does over-the-top decorations. Over the years we've seen a real historical cannon that shot candy into the air, raining it down on the tirck-or-treaters, as well as several walk-through haunted houses, all just part of the friendly neighborhood fun.

* Book New Year's far in advance and see the San Francisco fireworks, a must see on many people's bucket lists.

Remember, Berkeley usually has comfortable weather during the winter, so relax and enjoy your vacation using this home as a landing spot.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    8 pillows for maximum comfort...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Full sized bed with side table....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 4 twin/ single

    Two twin bunkbeds (4 twin beds total), two desks also...moreless

  • Three bedrooms including: a full Master, a room with four twin beds (bunkbeds), and a third bedroom with a full size (double) bed, all with regular closets. Notes for large parties: If you need to you can use the two sofas in the living room. The long sofa can be a sleeping spot for an adult. The 2 seater sofa is of course shorter and more appropriate for a child. There are also blow up mattresses you can put in various locations depending on what you need. The most we have ever had in the home was 18 people plus a few small children, but that was surely too many! Thankfully there were all sweet, fun, and had a great time. When we lived in the home, our four children (six people total) lived comfortably with occasional sleepovers with friends. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    bathroom is cozy but has plenty of storage for your items...moreless

  • Bathroom is supplied with hair dryer, 8 fresh towels and other supplies. There is often lotion, shampoo, shaving cream and other amenities. We know it's tough for large parties to get by on one bathroom. We lived with six people and one bathroom for many years and never had an issue, but know that it is just a single bathroom. Full tub / shower and plenty of storage....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games:

    There is a Wii and a few games available for use....moreless


  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Berkeley has a small town feel (no skyscrapers) but is close to all big No CA cities. Within Berkeley's 'downtown', see Telegraph Ave, UC Berkeley campus, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, and many gourmet eats...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Short bike ride or quick car ride to SF bay...moreless

  • Town:

    Centrally located: close to freeway for easy access to the entire bay, also near the university, UC Berkeley....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Large dining table expands to seat 12 comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Limited amount of pantry items, but some basic spices, cooking oil, flour and sugar are usually provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden:

    The back yard has a small seating area and several vegetable garden beds....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Holiday
Nov 18 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,275 $9,100
Winter Holiday 2
Dec 1 - Jan 2, 2018
2 night min stay
$2,275 $10,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,750 $4,990
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $110
  • Tax Rate 9.5%


Best rate in the Bay! Compared to other homes, this home offers the best kitchen and # of beds. Compared to hotels in the area... well, there's no comparison. It's the best, most economical and most comfortable way to visit Northern California. Enjoy!

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100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/25/2016
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  • University of California at Berkeley

    "UC Berkeley is a world-renowned research university where many discoveries were made, includ..."

  • Greek Theater

    "We saw a Shakespeare spoof here that was hilarious enough for our younger kids to get some g..."

  • Berkeley Marina

    "Our Top 10 favorite things to do at the Marina: 1 Go to lunch or dinner at http://www.skat..."

  • Chez Panisse

    "Get reservations! This place is booked for good reason."

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17 Miles
Nearest Airport
OAK or SFO, both have good pubic transit
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
San Francisco Ferries at Fisherman's Wharf
2.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tilden Park
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 80 / 580 / 880
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mountain Mike's Pizza
179 Miles
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

North Central Berkeley, near the University of California at Berkeley, close to BART, easy visit to San Francisco and the rest of Silicon Valley

Lots of great events throughout the year. See:

for a great up-to-date listing.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: Hi, I'm Cathy. My family and I have lived all over: several states on the west coast, New Zealand, several European countries and we've visited 30+ more great hot spots on the map, mostly for work. Plus, we love traveling. As of 2009, my husband and I now both work remotely. We can live anywhere but wanted to keep our CA party pad so thank goodness for HomeAway and VRBO! We love the location and have many good friends in Berkeley and throughout the Bay Area. We're fun-loving, nomadic explorers and we're grateful for all the people who have come to Berkeley to enjoy the area like we have. So much to explore!

Why Northwest Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA:
My husband and I purchased this Berkeley home in 2005-2006 when we needed convenient access to *everything*. We had 4 kids going to 4 different schools and both of us commuting: me all over the Bay area (SF, San Mateo, Palo Alto in particular) and my husband with a daily commute to Emeryville. None of us like commuting. We want to get where we're going then play! There is so much to explore in the Bay Area and we loved the convenience. The houses in the Berkeley hills have pretty views, but it takes longer to get to them and convenience took a higher priority. We wanted a place that was big enough for all of us, with space for sleepovers for the kids and a massive kitchen since homecooked food can be so healthy and good. One of this house's best features is its large kitchen and central, large dining room, great for family meals. The house was everything we needed plus more.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The large kitchen is what attracts most people to this house. Being able to cook your own food is excellent for this particular area because: 1. If your budget is tight, cooking a few meals in-house can slice significant money off your budget! 2. There are several superb, unique grocery stores nearby, including a fresh produce market, Monterey Market, that has some of the best produce in the world. Having a great kitchen helps you take full advantage of it. Also, compared to other rentals in the area, this home is perfectly located -- it's close to the freeway, but several blocks away so it's in a family neighborhood. It's less than 10 blocks from the main freeway whereas many rental houses are 25 to 35 blocks (or more) across town. When you're vacationing, the last thing you want to do is commute. It's why we bought it -- we wanted to spend our days relaxing and playing with the kids (not driving). The public transit and easy walking around town made this home ideal.

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Full-sized bed in this room.

    Full-sized bed in this room.

  • Home has welcoming entry

    Home has welcoming entry

  • Home greets you after a long day exploring the Bay Area

    Home greets you after a long day exploring the Bay Area

  • Outdoor eating. Table has fire pit with coals for roasting dinner.

    Outdoor eating. Table has fire pit with coals for roasting dinner.

  • Minutes from the Marina with all its walking trails

    Minutes from the Marina with all its walking trails

  • King-size bed in the master bedroom.

    King-size bed in the master bedroom.

  • Bdrm with two bunkbeds, sleeping for four, two desks +  closet with storage

    Bdrm with two bunkbeds, sleeping for four, two desks + closet with storage

  • Parking for your own car right next to the home

    Parking for your own car right next to the home

  • Full washer and dryer for your convenience

    Full washer and dryer for your convenience

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