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Lovely Mid Century Modern Gem in the North Berkeley Hills

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Unique home with so much to offer. Hot tub, bay views, yard and fireplace!

Our unique and charming Mid-Century modern gem is located in the North Berkeley Hills. Beautiful bay views, cozy gas fireplace, fenced yard with flower garden, and a 700 sq/ft deck with hot tub are just some of the many features of this modern marvel. Our lovely home awaits your stay.

Imagine sipping a glass of wine while sitting on your private deck listening to birds singing in the trees and watching the sun set over the bay. Imagine enjoying a long soak in the hot tub while watching the city lights dance in the sky. Imagine enjoying a home in the beautiful and serene North Berkekey Hills and yet still being walking distance to endless shops, restaurants, parks and the UC Campus. Imagine being so close to everything and yet feeling a million miles away from the noisy hustle and bustle of the city. If this is the space your are imagining for your stay in Berkeley then our home is right for you.

This lovely home was built by a renewed 1960's post-war architect who was known for his inventive and eccentric touches to the homes he designed. Many original details abound in this Mid-Century gem. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room and bedrooms fill these rooms with bright sunshine and open the rooms to lovely views of the bay. The garden view out the living room window looks like a painting come to life. The large windows infuse the home with light and views from every direction. The hardwood floors gleam and the cool 1960's wet bar beckons you to make an evening cocktail. The gas fireplace will keep you warm on those foggy days.

Our lovely space features:

-New furnishings, mattresses and linens.

-Beautiful bay views from the deck, living room an bedrooms.

-A fenced yard with a 700+sq/ft deck, a flower garden and filtered bay views. Outdoor couches make this area superb for lounging. Enjoy your morning coffee on the sunny deck while watching the local family of deer trotting down the road. String lights bring a warm ambiance to the evening for outdoor lounging on the deck. Fully fenced for your furry friends!

-A hot tub.

- A sunny and bright living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, a cozy gas fireplace, views of the bay, treetops and the flower garden. Decorated in typical mid-century modern decor. Pull out comfy Queen sofa bed.

-A dining room with hardwood floors, patio doors opening up onto the outdoor deck and cool 1960's wet bar. Dining room table seating for 6.

-A gourmet kitchen with a double oven, a gas range, a dishwasher, chopping block and a fully stocked kitchen awaiting your gourmet meals. Enjoy a visit to one of the many local farmers markets and then cook up a gourmet meal in our kitchen.

- Two huge and sunny upstairs bedrooms with wall-to-ceiling windows and bay views. Bedrooms have luxurious king beds with new mattresses and memory foam pillow tops. New bedding and furniture. Sleep soundly for hours in these dreamy beds. Rooms also have 2 closets and dresser space. One bedroom has a desk in case you need to work on your vacation.

-One smaller, detached bedroom with a twin day bed that pulls out to a king sized bed or 2 twins. PLEASE NOTE: This space is detached from the main inner living space. You must walk outside and up some stairs to access the main house, including the bathroom. New bed and mattresses in this room as well. Electric fireplace for a cozy nights sleep.

- A large main bathroom with tile shower and bathtub.

-A tiled half bath with toilet and sink.

-Ample parking in the driveway (2-3 cars) and ample non-permitted parking on the street. You won't be stressed about parking at our home!

-Washer and Dryer

-Walk to several nice parks, the Rose Gardens, the UC campus and many upscale restaurants, cafes and shops. Walking distance to the Gourmet Ghetto! Walk to bus lines and bike ride to BART. Short drive to Tilden Park and downtown Berkeley.

We're sure you will enjoy this unique and lovely space and will love to call it home during your stay in the Bay Area!

PLEASE NOTE: There are 2 bedrooms in a he house that aren't part of this listing. These bedrooms have separate entrances and living areas and will not interfere with your privacy.

My place is close to the UC Campus, Gourmet Ghetto with it's fine shops and restaurants, Solano and its many shops and restaurants, Berkeley Rose Garden, several parks, Tilden Park, bus line and BART. Close walking distance to so many places and let located in a quiet and serene neighborhood that feels a million miles away from hustle and bustle. Ample parking in the driveway and on the street. A perfect spot for your stay in the city!

More Details

Tracy Hansen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Tracy Hansen

I live in Berkeley and love city life! My family purchased the house in 1998 when I was attending UC Berkeley. We fell in love with this house! It was so so unique. Loved how bright and sunny it was. Living in Berkeley is wonderful. How we love all the incredible restaurants! We hope you love Berkeley and our home as much as we do!

Tracy Hansen purchased this house in 1998

Why Tracy Hansen chose Berkeley Hills

Location, location, location! Located in the hills yet walking distance to shops, cafes, bars and the university. So many parks close by! And you will love the large deck with hot tub and bay views. Such a central location in a safe, quiet neighborhood!

What makes this house unique

Large deck, bay views, hot tub and new furnishings.


Berkeley Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 3 bedrooms with king beds and a queen sofa pull out in the living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lovely Mid Century Modern Gem in the North Berkeley Hills
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
Milwaukee, WI

Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the view, the beds (the best ever in a HomeAway or any hotel we have stayed at) and the hot tub. We would definitely stay there again. The hosts were clear in the description, however the third bedroom is difficult to use because there is no access to a bathroom.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bay view, hot tub and wonderful yard. Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great space for hanging out with friends and family .. There is space for everyone and it feels open and spacious enough that you can stay in on bad weather days, play games, share meals etc. and not feel like you need to "get out of the house" .. The bay view adds evening charm and helps the house to feel like a place you want to be vs. a place just to sleep between outings. King beds are such a rarity in rentals and it was a treat to sleep in them for a week ..with good duvets. The deck is amazing. We loved the hot tub and views. We spent most of our time outside on the deck. The living room has floor-to-ceiling windows that let in so much light. And the bay views are wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great! We really enjoyed the house and views.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nice Place in Berkeley Hills

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a couple other people and a dog for a few nights in January. This place is located in a quiet neighborhood in the Berkeley hills. Tracy, the owner, was very nice and quick to respond to emails. There are a couple of parking spots in the driveway and plenty of additional parking on the street out front. The house has a nice outside deck with a hot tub and view. It is about 10-15 minute walk downhill to the grocery store, restaurants, and a couple of bars. Downtown Berkekey and UC Berkeley campus were both about a 30 minute walk from this place. Overall, we had a nice stay here and I would recommend

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The photos don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

The first thing we loved was the views! Wow, the views of the garden and the bay were so beautiful! The house is absolutely as special as the pictures indicate. We loved sitting on the deck - it was so peaceful and the view was fantastic. The furniture was all in good shape and comfortable, plus the decor is fun and whimsical. Really nice spot! The gourmet ghetto and it's restaurants and shops is so close! And there are many parks nearby, too. Great for families! My wife loved the house so much that she wanted to buy it! But the owner said it's not for sale. They know how special it is, too. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it, great location and accommodations!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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