Private, Studio Apartment in Gorgeous Berkeley Hills


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Spacious studio on the ground floor of 2 story family home. Great for the budget traveler vacationing, visiting family, internships, or in for work. Located in a beautiful, quite, safe neighborhood with spectacular views of the Golden Gate bridge, Bay bridge and the city. Close to everything. Easy, street parking. (No permits required or time restrictions.) Located minutes from Tilden Park for hiking and biking and minutes from AC transit commuter/buses, casual carpool, BARTs and the freeway. Local market, restaurants, hardware store all blocks away. The completely private studio has its own separate entrance and is equipped with a queen size bed, sofa that folds out to a little mattress (suitable for a small child), desk/breakfast table, HDMI ready TV, wifi, apartment size fridge, gas stove, dedicated washer/dryer, private bathroom (with tub and shower), and all the basic amenities for your stay. Comfortably sleeps 2 adults and a small child. Additional children and dogs are possible and will be considered (additional fees apply). The studio is down a little path on the lower level of a down-sloped, older house and therefore is not suitable for folks with mobility constraints. Transit Info: 511 .org is a great site for transit routes. Blocks from AC Transit (buses) and minutes to Bart (Train). There are commuter buses that go quickly into the city and AC Transit - 67 is a 1/2 block away and goes directly to UC Berkeley. We are a 5-10 minute drive to the Bart (train). Lift/Uber (taxi) is always near and inexpensive. Quite hours are 10 pm to 7:00 am even on weekends. Check in is 4:00 pm / Check out is 12:00 pm

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Reviews (20)

  1. Liane T.
    This place worked out great for us when we had to move our son into his dorm at Cal. It was nice having a fridge and microwave. Would definitely stay here again! 03 September 2015 - 05:12:53
  2. Autumn L.
    Cute little flat in a quiet neighborhood. Nice kitchen and enough room for the 2 of us adults and 2 little kids although I'm glad we took an extra futon--would have been uncomfortable without. My only complaints were that I couldn't ever get ahold of the host by phone and one morning there was a lot of noise upstairs pretty early. Also a little smelly of mold but understandable for a basement apartment. All in all the very best I could have hoped for though for a great price in the exorbitant bay area. 03 September 2015 - 21:34:09
  3. Veronica R.
    Joanna was prompt to getting back to me regarding accomodations, pricing and direct locations. The studio is as listed photos to show as well. Street parking was great even for walking distant the view was too astonishing. The kids even enjoyed the late night views with lights and scenary. The studio was perfect for all very She advised that she would put out cots for my teenagers? To my surprise my kids enjoyed them very comfy incl. our queensize bed. Joanna was great and spot on to advise me of locations, restaurants and local stores. Oh, not too mention how close every thing was. Oakland and Golden Gate bridges. Oakland Zoo and of course the Oakland RAiders Coliseum. all within a 20min radius. We really enjoyed there fully equipped size studio. Stove, fridge, sink, table and utensils, even washer and dryer. Which was helpful for us. Wash n go. We will definitely be back to this location next retreat. So delightful we were able to see everything in 3 days. Rain, clouds, sun and shine. San Fran and The Oakland Raider Game. THANK YOU JOANNA-SEE YOU SOON. 06 November 2015 - 20:04:04
  4. Roberto V.
    Localit tranquilla casa pulita ed ordinata ottima posizione panoramica si vede tutta la baia di San Francisco 22 August 2017 - 04:18:00
  5. Marsha V.
    Comfortable bed, could use another bedside lamp. No temperature controls or hair dryer. Light switch behind refrigerator makes it difficult in the dark. View of SF from door is spectacular; inconvenient hillside location. 30 January 2018 - 18:40:00
  6. Bill F.
    We had a great stay and highly recommend the studio to anyone looking for a comfortable and affordable stay in the Bay Area. Location was private and cozy and the apartment had all the right amenities. Pros: - Wonderful amenities made our 10 day stay comfortable -- washer/dryer, fridge, full kitchen, good shower and bathroom - Incredible sunsets - Super comfortable bed! Foggy mornings + tempurpedic made it hard to muster up the motivation to get to work - Incredible value for the price Cons/To be aware of: - Location is deep into the beautiful hills of Kensington. Just know that it will take ~20 mins or so to get to any major artery (24, 80, etc) - Surrounding streets are steep (only an issue for us as we had a big dog with us who wanted to go on walks) - It's dark getting into the studio at night (though there is a motion sensor light that turns on when you approach the door). Path is uneven and there are some branches. I'd recommend some solar powered path light sand cutting back the shrubbery a little 13 September 2017 - 19:21:00
  7. Elinor Anne B.
    It was out first Airbnb and it was super! The place was comfortable and neat. The host was helpful. We had everything we needed. 03 November 2017 - 00:04:00
  8. Phil N.
    Thank you 26 October 2017 - 14:53:00
  9. Ora G.
    I stayed in this cozy, yet spacious studio apartment for 3 nights. I was delighted to be up near Tilden park where my dog could run off leash as well as be in a place that welcomed both of us. Very nice stay. 15 July 2017 - 17:15:00
  10. Barbara O.
    I was in Berkeley for a week attending a workshop and was accompanied by my husband. The apartment was just what we needed during our stay. While in a quite neighborhood, it was close to everything in Berkeley. Joanna was accommodating and responsive before our visit and went above and beyond to keep us comfortable while we were there. Thank you again, Joanna! 18 January 2017 - 21:27:00
  11. Ari A.
    This private apartment was peaceful, had a surprising beautiful morning view, and perfect for our needs during our stay. I would definitely recommend this apartment to a friend visiting the bay area. 28 December 2016 - 20:44:00
  12. Sharon J.
    The studio was comfy and clean. Hosts ask you to wash the sheets upon departure. Not very convenient to downtown or the BART. 18 November 2016 - 17:20:00
  13. lina t.
    Our plan was to travel north and south of san francisco, for us the location was perfect. We had a lot of fun during the day and then a wonderful place to rest at night. My only suggestion is to give a hand to the bathroom cabinet and maybe change the fridge. It works perfect but a new one would change the look of the kitchen. Joanna was very prompt and fast to answer any time we contact her. I would come back here many times. Thanks Joanna 24 October 2016 - 15:22:00
  14. Rhianna S.
    Such a beautiful neighborhood and spectacular view of the bridges and city. Joanna was wonderful at answering questions and giving recommendations. Great stay for the price! 22 September 2016 - 23:52:00
  15. Bruce Jiang
    got nice view up hill by Tiden Park, everything pretty much ready for a long stay. Good place to enjoy the holiday. 07 August 2016 - 03:09:00
  16. Prasoon S.
    We had very enjoyable stay with enough amenities for 2. 12 July 2016 - 17:31:00
  17. MYRIAM D.
    Nice and cozy. We had a good stay. I recommend this property to my friends and family. For the budget travelers. Nice touch with the binoculars. 07 July 2016 - 17:03:00
  18. Martha V.
    I rented the unit for my daughter and me for a 1 week stay. It was a very pleasant visit. The unit is perfect for 2 people. It was a little further North of Berkeley than we expected, but the neighborhood was so charming it was well worth it. It was a relatively short drive to Gourmet Ghetto and Elmwood. The views are amazing. We took a walk everyday because it was so beautiful. I recommend this unit. It was very clean when we arrived. The kitchen is well stocked with all the pots, pans, dishes and utensils you will need. Having the washing machine and dryer was a big bonus. A new refrigerator would be a nice plus, but the old one worked fine. I would definitely stay again. 13 June 2016 - 22:05:00
  19. Johanna M.
    We had a lovely stay in Joanna's place. We were there for two weeks we our two young children. The apartment is very nice with a comfy bed and a good kitchen and small bathroom. The neighborhood is nice, safe and very quiet. We went to downtown SF four times and each time users the BART just a short drive away. It was easy. I would recommend Joanna's place to anyone looking for a good value place in the bay area. It's really very nice. 30 September 2017 - 20:46:00
  20. Martha V.
    The unit is a great value. The location is very good. It is a comfortable size. It is a fantastic benefit to have the washer and dryer in the unit. I recommend the u it. 17 December 2017 - 05:40:00

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