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The living room has expanded and now seats 10-12 comfortably.

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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Gorgeous 5-1/2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home, Yard, Sleeps 10, Close To Campus

Visitors can rent our beautifully appointed, 2-story 1908 Craftsman home by the night or by the week. Beautifully restored, decorated with a mix of antiques and artisan furnishings, and outfitted with high quality bedding, this is the ideal home away.

This rental includes 5-1/2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, one parking space, and the front porch and front yard. It doesn't include other, private areas of the house, the owners' parking space, and the backyard.

LOCATION/NEIGHBORHOOD

The house is in a highly coveted location, approximately 1/2 mile south of University of California, Berkeley; just a few blocks from the popular Telegraph Ave, College Ave, Claremont Ave shops and restaurants; and 10 miles from downtown San Francisco.

Public transportation, walkable shops and restaurants, and Zipcars are abundant nearby. Literally right around the corner you'll find delightful shops, restaurants, and grassy parks. This is a perfect place for families visiting their Cal students, professional staff attending conferences, and families on vacation.

This is an urban setting with all of the conveniences and inconveniences that entails. Campus and conveniences are within walking distance; on the other hand, parking is limited. Neighbors are close, and we like our neighbors, so you must respect Berkeley's quiet hours. Owner lives in attached apartment.

PROVIDED
We provide everything you need: good quality, clean towels, luxury linens, first aid kit, soaps/shampoo, fully equipped kitchen with cooking supplies, free wi-fi, free worldwide phone calling, and a full lineup of cable TV channels, including HBO, sports, and movie channels.

EVENTS
No parties or other large gatherings. A small, quiet family dinner, brunch, or outdoor BBQ, with up to 3-4 outside visitors, is a great use of this home. But if your group is looking for an event venue, you will need to use a local event venue for those activities or choose another vacation rental. This home is located in a quiet, family neighborhood with school-aged children living next door and limited parking, and we're conscientious about being good, quiet neighbors. Disruptive guests will be required to leave without a refund.

CHILDREN
We supply families with baby gear, a basket of toys, children's books, board games, cards, outlet covers, table corner bumpers, and bed-wetting pads. We also have picnic blankets and beach towels you may use for your outings, perhaps to the large, grassy park just 2 blocks away. The spacious front yard is surrounded by a high privacy fence with gate latches. We expect families to keep the running, wrestling, and play-fighting outdoors, to remove shoes indoors, and to take reasonable steps to protect our property.

ROOMS
All of the rooms are clean and gorgeous, with comfortable and interesting high quality furnishings in matching color schemes. Bedding is goose down and feather (please request alternatives in advance if you're allergic), with pretty duvet covers and bedspreads, and high quality cotton sheets. For this reason, hair dying at the home is not allowed (and damaged linens and towels are charged to your deposit). Each room has its own iron and ironing board, hair dryer, mirrors, hamper or laundry basket, and extra blankets and throws. Several rooms can accommodate more than two guests (with our futons and cot).

Bedroom #1 - THE WILDCAT CANYON SUITE
(A room and a half)
17 ft x15 1/2 ft (263 square feet)
(Sleeps 6 in a king bed, a queen futon, and two twin futons)

This is the largest room, with a king sized bed (sleeps 2), a futon sofa (sleeps 2), a twin futon (sleeps 1), a chair futon (sleeps 1 child, narrower than a twin), a sitting/social area, and a large, walk-in closet converted to a small bedroom. Large windows on two walls flood this room in natural light, which you can block with the curtains.If you're traveling with children, the half room is equipped with two small futons (a twin futon and a chair futon) which can sleep two children.

Bedroom #2 - THE MUIR WOODS ROOM
14 1/2 ft x 12 1/2 ft (181 square feet)
(Sleeps 3 in a queen bed and chair futon)

This is a large room with a comfortable queen-sized bed (sleeps 2), a chair futon (sleeps 1, twin sized) that can also serve as a sofa (opened and with back pillows against a wall), a desk and chair, a dresser for your clothes, end tables and lamps.

Bedroom #3 - THE ROSE GARDEN ROOM
13 ft x 10 ft (130 square feet)
(Sleeps 2 in one bed)

This pretty room is furnished with a gorgeous and comfortable queen-sized bed (sleeps 2), an antique Victorian armchair, a dresser for clothes, end tables and lamps.

Bedroom #4 - THE BAYSHORE ROOM
21 ft x 10 ft (210 square feet)
(Sleeps 3 in a bed and chair futon)

This bright, airy room is a sun room with wrap-around windows, a comfortable queen sized bed (sleeps 2), a folding cot (sleeps 1), a teak cabinet with drawers for your things, which opens to become a desk, a teak chair, and end tables and lamps.

Bedroom #5 - THE ANGEL ISLAND ROOM
7.5 ft x 10 ft (75 square feet)
(Sleeps 1 in a twin bed)

This room is big enough for just one person. It has a twin bed, an antique secretary desk, a chair, and a small teak hutch that can also open out into a desk.

CLEAN AND GREEN
We provide green living supports (recycling, composting, chemical-free bath products, etc.). Guests clean up after themselves unless you add optional maid service. The house is deep-cleaned and sanitized between groups. Cleaning products are chemical-free and unscented (Seventh Generation and Dr. Bronner's), so you'll smell only the fresh air.

TRANSIT AND PARKING
With great public transportation, Zip Cars nearby, and easy walks to amenities, you don't need a car. But if you have one, we provide ONE off-street parking spot with the rental, and we can sell you ONE additional street parking pass per day. Street parking is plentiful and free overnight and for 2-hour increments between 9 am and 5 pm. Ask me about nearby parking garages and BART parking for additional cars.

DISALLOWED
Parties/events; Outside caterers; Removing/borrowing items from the home; Smoking, illegal drugs, incense; Toxic or potentially damaging products (e.g. pesticides, hair dyes, bleach); Pets (including service dogs); unregistered overnight guests. See rental agreement and house rules for details.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS AND HOUSE RULES
To confirm your reservation, you will need to sign and return the rental agreement, with house rules attached, and include the names, ages, and contact information (email and phone number) of each member of your party. We promise not to share their contact information or use it for marketing purposes. We do not finalize a reservation without these steps.

CANCELLATIONS
Please be sure to check the cancellation policy. If you think canceling may be necessary, you should purchase trip insurance.

Manager

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2560 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renter must be 30 or older and must meet homeowner for check-in (with ID)....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Provided: Toys, games, children's books, drawing easel, playing cards, outlet covers, high chair, baby tub. Available: Pack N Play, Carseat, Stroller. Limits: No running or wrestling indoors, no eating or drinking on antique sofas. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking indoors or on the front porch. Smokers can use the sitting area in the side yard and take butts to the outdoor trash dumpsters off the carport. No smoking includes no incense, candles, or other smoky things. These are safety hazards and can generate odors that last for months and create allergy, chemical sensitivity, or just odor problems for other guests. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    If you sneak in a pet you will lose your entire deposit....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Angel Island Room: 1 twin/ single

    Antique secretary desk, closet, bedside table/lamp...moreless

  • The Rose Garden Room: 1 queen

    Plus large antique reading chair....moreless

  • Wildcat Canyon Room: 1 king, 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Muir Woods Room: 1 queen, 1 child bed

    Twin is futon chair. Plus: antique desk/chair....moreless

  • Bayshore Room: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Plus: folding cot or chair futon, teak desk/chair....moreless

  • Pricing is based on 8 people (as a built-in discount to smaller groups). Maximum occupancy for single travelers is 8; for couples, 10; and for families with children, 12. The rooms are each beautifully decorated in themes associated with San Francisco Bay Area attractions and natural areas. Each bedroom is furnished with a bed, bedside tables with lamps, a desk, and a closet; equipped with its own hair dryer, mirrors, iron, ironing board, space heater, and fan; and made plushy with new, high quality down comforters and pillows (alternatives available), matching high thread count sheets, and lots of extra pillows and throws. The larger rooms also have a futon sofa or futon chair, which can sleep extra guests, and a large, comfortable reading chair with lamp. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Plus: bench, drawers, towel hooks/bars, soaps...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathrom: toilet, tub, shower

    Plus: window, drawers, space heater, fan, towel hooks, soaps...moreless

  • Each bathroom has a shower, toilet, sink, a cabinet with drawer space for guests, lots of towel racks, extra towels, and bath mats. We've added a small privacy screen in each bathroom for multiple users. The main upstairs bathroom also has a wonderful deep, antique clawfoot tub, which has been resurfaced and its legs chromed. Cleaning supplies and tools are provided in the cabinet under each sink. Showers are supplied with bath soap, shampoo, and conditioner. Bathrooms are all large, newly remodeled, sparkling clean, and airy....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Just one block away: a neighborhood grocery store, a coin laundry, a coffee shop, a bus stop (with direct service to BART train). ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Travel guides, maps, novels, short story collections, art books, and other books. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    I provide the TV and DVD player, which work perfectly, but I can't provide tech support. If you're having trouble hooking it up, you're on your own!...moreless

  • Games:

    Playing cards, Scrabble, chess, checkers, backgammon, dominoes....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Xfinity/Comcast Premiere service with digital cable, HBO, sports, and movie channels. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Reproduction vintage record player with radio, usb port, and mp3 player connections....moreless

  • Television:

    Xfinity/Comcast Premiere service with digital cable, HBO, sports, movie channels. TV/cable works perfectly, but I can't provide tech support. If you bungle the settings, you're on your own!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance of downtown, UC Berkeley campus, BART station, and Elmwood shops and restaurants. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Formal dining room with antique Craftsman style table that seats 8. Extension table allows 12. Bistro table seats 2-3. Buffet, hutch. Antique chandelier. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat plus several portable space heaters....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-fi and wired....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, newly purchased in Sept 2012. Extra set in each room. Bed protector pads supplied in closet....moreless

  • Parking:

    One guaranteed carport spot. Street parking which is regulated. Park free 2 hours, after 7p and before 8a. Permits needed for all-day street parking ($10 each). Only one pass per reservation per day....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline phone (shared line) in each room with free worldwide calling. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plush, color-coordinated towel set for each guest, matched to your room to help you keep track, newly purchased Sept 2012. Extra set in each room....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    10-cup stainless steel drip coffemaker, 30-cup coffee decanter, and several French presses and single-cup drip cones of different sizes....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 24 (including wine glasses) plus several extra dish/utensil sets; teapots; spatulas, dippers, knife set, can opener, bottle opener, measuring cups/spoons, full battery of utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Deep drawer freezer opens at bottom of fridge....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Gorgeous, super clean, large chefs kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, an antique free-standing pantry, and plenty of storage. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    and convection...moreless

  • Oven:

    Restaurant grade chef's stove/oven, stainless steel gas stove with 6 large burners...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, cooking oils & vinegars, flour, pancake mix, sugar, pancake syrup, organic Fair Trade tea and coffee, cereals, nuts, fruits, butter, spreads & jams, milk (plus soy/almond milk), juice, eggs....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large, new, stainless steel, with lower drawer freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Restaurant grade chef's stove/oven, stainless steel gas stove with 6 large burners...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Must be reserved well in advance (x 2 weeks). Men's 1-speed, Women's hybrid, 2 children's hybrid. For serious bikers who rent them each day, I can arrange for more/different bikes with 2 wks notice....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Nice front porch, partially open, partially windowed. Some storage on porch, partially blocked by a privacy screen. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden/lawn area with nice teak furniture handcrafted by The Wooden Duck....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Char-Griller Outlaw, barrel style charcoal grill with chimney. Implements & lighter/matches provided. Charcoal, starter fluid, and ice available one block away at Derby Grocery. User must clean....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 3 - May 9, 2017
4 night min stay
$625 $650
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,675

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Graduation 2017
May 10 - May 29, 2017
4 night min stay
$725 $750
Fri, Sat, Sun
$4,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
May 30 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$625 $650
Fri, Sat, Sun
$4,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving Weeks
Nov 17 - Nov 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$725 $750
Fri, Sat, Sun
$4,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2018
4 night min stay
$725 $750
Fri, Sat, Sun
$4,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Spring 2018
Jan 2 - Apr 15, 2018
4 night min stay
$625 $675
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,675

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$525 $575
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Tax Rate 13.5%

Notes:

3-week maximum stay. Activities involving outside visitors must be approved in advance, included in rental agreement, and are subject to fees and limits. Preference given to 4+ day bookings during popular dates (such as graduations and UC Berkeley home games), high season (summer), and over weekends. Holiday dates and rates negotiable.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pappy's Grill & Sports Bar
5.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Alameda Main Street Ferry Terminal
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tilden Park Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Downtown Berkeley BART; Ashby BART
3.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-80
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Le Bateau Ivre
130 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tahoe
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Berkeley Marina

Car: Not Necessary

The Guesthouse is:

1/2 mile south of UC Berkeley

12 miles east of downtown San Francisco

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: I'm a former nonprofit professional changing careers and currently studying psychology in a graduate program. I live on site in an attached apartment. I respect my visitors' privacy, but I do intervene immediately if my guests violate my "no parties" rule. This is for the sake of my neighbors, and my ability to rent you a home in such an optimal location, which is in a quiet, family neighborhood that wants to stay that way.

Why Elmwood, Berkeley, CA, USA:
Berkeley is just across the bay from San Francisco, so we have easy access to its cultural opportunities, festivals, and other advantages, while enjoying a break from the noise, traffic, and crowding of the city. With most every kind of natural area (parks, coastlines, redwood forests, mountains, and even high desert) within a short walk, train ride, or drive, there's no place better to experience the great outdoors. Berkeley neighborhoods have the charm, safety, and ease of access of a small town, while also bringing the benefits of a major metropolitan area. This neighborhood (Elmwood) is one of them.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home stood out to me for its gorgeously restored Craftsman architecture and interior design features, its large and beautifully modernized kitchen and bathrooms, its historic significance (built in 1908 in the Julia Morgan style), the opportunities it provided to furnish and decorate for a sense of both home and luxury, and its location close to UC Berkeley and the Elmwood shopping and dining district. I've created here a unique, old-world inn feeling. I fell in love with the: - Huge, plate glass window in the living room which overlooks the garden, letting in lots of natural light and lush, green views. - The gardens and sitting areas to enjoy the sun, read alone, or socialize with friends. - Beautiful, hardwood floors and natural wood elements throughout. - Modernized kitchen with a chef's oven and high quality, stainless steel appliances. - Spacious, airy bathrooms with a chromed clawfoot tub, marble countertops, and gorgeous tile. - Inset lighting, most on dimmers, which allows you to create the ambiance you like best: soft and romantic or bright and alive. - Wide hallways which provide a spacious, airy feel as you walk through the house.


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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

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  • The living room has expanded and now seats 10-12 comfortably.

    The living room has expanded and now seats 10-12 comfortably.

  • The kitchen is equipped with modern stainless steel appliances, and very clean.

    The kitchen is equipped with modern stainless steel appliances, and very clean.

  • The Wildcat Canyon Room

    The Wildcat Canyon Room

  • The Wildcat Canyon Room

    The Wildcat Canyon Room

  • The Muir Woods Room

    The Muir Woods Room

  • The Muir Woods Room

    The Muir Woods Room

  • The Rose Garden Room

    The Rose Garden Room

  • The Bayshore Room

    The Bayshore Room

  • The Bayshore Room

    The Bayshore Room

  • What a great kitchen! Sunny, clean, well-equipped, stocked with goodies.

    What a great kitchen! Sunny, clean, well-equipped, stocked with goodies.

  • The Wildcat Canyon Room

    The Wildcat Canyon Room

  • The Wildcat Canyon Room

    The Wildcat Canyon Room

  • The Muir Woods Room

    The Muir Woods Room

  • The Muir Woods Room can sleep 3, with its queen bed and twin futon chair.

    The Muir Woods Room can sleep 3, with its queen bed and twin futon chair.

  • The Rose Garden Room

    The Rose Garden Room

  • The Rose Garden Room

    The Rose Garden Room

  • The Bayshore Room

    The Bayshore Room

  • Angel Island Room

    Angel Island Room

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