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


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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!)

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Reviews (20)

  1. Shannon H.
    My family loved our stay. Robert is an accommodating host, and the rental was fully outfitted with everything we needed to be comfortable: coffee, creamer, shampoo and laundry detergent were readily available. We especially appreciated the little touches like the maps and writeup of nearby spots of interest that Robert prepared for his guests. We particularly enjoyed the art :) 22 May 2017 - 20:43:00
  2. Michael T.
    This vrbo is very nice, meticulously clean, and very well located...a 15 minute walk to BART, Whole Foods and Acme are within a couple of blocks, and it's a long walk or short drive to downtown Berkeley. The kitchen and eating area are very nice and also well lit. The only reason for a missing star is a 4am train that each of us heard once, even though it was many blocks away. We would definitely stay here again. 20 May 2017 - 03:36:00
  3. Jane A.
    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. 19 June 2017 - 00:16:00
  4. Yansi P.
    The apartment is extremely comfortable and clean. The neighborhood is quiet; the apartment is well located, close to the best bakery in the Bay Area, and walking distance to BART. Robert greeted us when we arrived and is kind. I would definitely stay here again, especially if visiting Berkeley. 29 June 2017 - 15:33:00
  5. Gretchen M.
    Quiet and very clean home, close to all that Berkeley offers. Nice kitchen for cooking a family meal. We had a very pleasant weekend stay, and Bob made communication very easy for us. We would love to return. Gretchen 17 July 2017 - 14:45:00
  6. Molly F.
    After spending 2 weeks in cramped hotel rooms, this cute duplex was perfect for my family of 4 to stretch out and enjoy. Everything we needed was provided - cooking utensils, plates, towels, even a few cooking staples. The place was modern and updated - even had a dishwasher. Location was great, it was an easy walk (10-15 min) on non-busy streets to get to the BART station and go to SF. Street parking was easy to find. The only problem I had with the place was that we only stayed 4 nights, I wish we could've been there longer. 28 July 2017 - 20:48:00
  7. Oliver R.
    Quiet and very clean home, close to Berkeley & easy to get to San Francisco. Nice kitchen for cooking. Everything we needed was provided - cooking utensils, plates, towels. The place was modern and even had a dishwasher. It was an easy walk (10-15 min) to get to the BART station to San Francisco. Street parking was easy to find. We appreciated the maps and writeup of nearby spots of interest that Robert prepared for his guests. We would definitely stay here again, especially if visiting Berkeley. 30 July 2017 - 20:25:00
  8. Bruno T.
    Trs agrable sjour dans la maison loue Berkeley , un plein pied trs agrable, bien agenc et particulirement calme, idal pour visiter San Franciso et se reposer un peu l'cart (le mtro 5 minutes pied met le centre de SF 20 minutes). La ville de Berkeley et son universit valent aussi le dtour avec plein de petits restos sympas ambiance jeune et dcontracte. Excellent accueil et hospitalit du propritaire, ainsi que des amricains toujours souriants, disponibles et serviables. 04 August 2017 - 14:04:00
  9. Sue
    Many nice touches like pens and post it notes and basic toiletry items. You can hear the train at night but if you are used to trains it sounds like home Robert is friendly and all the directions are clear. Thanks Robert! 07 August 2017 - 16:50:00
  10. martin t.
    Everything in the apartment was as described. Bob was a great host. He provided all the information about our stay right at the beginning and there is also a folder with further details. The apartent is in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to the freeway and restaurants and shops close by. The kitchen is beautiful and very well equipped. There was even coffee for us which was really nice. For faster travel to SF he even offered a fast-track transponder. Bob was a great host I can only recommend the apartment. 12 August 2017 - 10:50:00
  11. Marcy M.
    I selfishly hesitate to write this review because part of me would like to keep this gem a secret so that we will find it available whenever we travel to Berkeley. We stayed for four nights while dropping our son off to start his freshman year at Cal and loved everything about this colorful, comfortable little duplex in what looks to be a gentrifying neighborhood (Westbrae). It is so comfortably appointed, there is ample street parking and it's close enough to the university while still being out of the congested zone. Bob is a considerate host -- make sure to read his neighborhood restaurant notes carefully, they are really valuable because it can be frustrating just cruising up main drag San Pablo Ave. looking for good food. We hope to stay in the duplex again on future visits to Berkeley. 20 August 2017 - 20:38:00
  12. Doug C.
    We stayed for three nights, with four adults. The house is in a great location, convenient to all areas of Berkeley, and to the highway if you wish to venture farther. It is well equipped and comfortable, and Bob is a friendly and helpful host. We would stay here again. 18 September 2017 - 15:44:00
  13. Claire C.
    Four adults enjoyed the house--a good deal for Berkeley. Comfy beds and more than adequately equipped. 23 September 2017 - 06:17:00
  14. Sandra F.
    This was a perfect place for 4 sisters who gather in a city annually to enjoy fellowship and fun. Robert's place was very well suited to host 4 people and the residence provided everything you could imagine to make it feel like home. We had one incident, the lock got jammed on the first day, but Robert fixed it immediately. We were able to walk to BART, restaurants, and Whole Food grocery store, which was very convenient, since we opted not to rent a car. I would highly recommend this "Homeaway" property and would definitely stay here again if I am in the Berkley area and if it is available. 10 October 2017 - 12:56:00
  15. Thach H.
    The house is perfect for our vacation. When we arrived it was already prepared: clean and fresh. The neighborhood was quiet day and night. The house has all amenities that one could wish for while on vacation. The owner, Bob, was very helpful with all the necessary instructions prepared for the guests. We discovered that North Berkeley Bart station is just a few minute walk from this location. And one of the best bakery in town, ACME , is just a few hundred meters from this place; its baguette is perfect! 31 October 2017 - 13:25:00
    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 19 November 2017 - 18:38:00
  17. Jodi H.
    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! 27 November 2017 - 20:39:00
  18. Melissa M.
    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! 05 December 2017 - 02:53:00
  19. Julie H.
    Thank you for sharing your duplex with us. It worked great for the long weekend stay!. 21 December 2017 - 19:35:00
  20. Judy O.
    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. 29 January 2018 - 15:37:00

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