In the Heart of Elmwood-Location is Everything! Discount for stays of 3-4 months


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Property is suit-case ready. Guests are supplied with brand new sheets, pillows, kitchen towels, and bathroom towels. All other bedding (comforters, shams, throws, blankets) and linens are either dry-cleaned or laundered between each guest. This boutique rental is located in the heart of historic Elmwood, just steps to College Avenue. DISCOUNT FOR STAYS OF 3 TO 4 MONTHS. Perfectly situated for visiting U.C. Berkeley and turn key solution for sabbatical or visiting professionals. This owner’s unit spans the entire second story of the property. Featuring 2 bedrooms, one bathroom, a spacious fully equipped kitchen, separate living room, dining room with fireplace, step-down sun room /office / laundry which overlooks the backyard and rear staircase leading to a large patio and relaxing garden complete with umbrellas, seating, dining furniture, and weber gas grill. Boasting a 92 on the walk scale, a car in not necessary for your stay. But if you have one, you're a 15 minute drive to downtown San Francisco and less than an hour away from wine tasting in Napa Valley. Walk out the front door and you're steps to College Avenue. Turn left onto College for an easy 15 minute walk to UC Berkeley Campus, or to enjoy Elmwood's lovely collection of shops and restaurants. Turn right onto College Avenue and your a short walk away to the Rockridge, A bustling neighborhood full of restaurants, specialty markets, shops, and pubs. Hospital, public library (remodeled in 2012), park, playground, post office, banks all three blocks or less away. Pokemon Go Gyms and Poke Stops less than a block away. Bus stop just steps around the corner. It is a 5 minute bus ride (15 minute walk) to UC Berkeley Campus and it's campus shuttle. 8 minute bus ride (15 min walk) to the Rockridge Bart Station. Hop on BART for quick and convenient transportation through-out the Bay Area and San Francisco. With Connections to both SFO (San Francisco Int'l Airport) and OAK (Oakland International Airport). Keywords: Historic, vacation rental, Berkeley, CAL, UCB, University of California at Berkeley, Rockridge, Elmwood, Claremont, San Francisco, Tilden, quiet, spacious.

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  1. Michael K.
    We stayed two weeks in this great home over the holidays. We were very pleased with the home (everything is brand new and updated) and the location can't be beat. Walking distance for coffee in the morning and dining out in the evening. We were very comfortable here and the highest quality appliances and kitchen gear made our holiday meals great. I would re-book in a minute. 02 January 2014 - 16:33:07
  2. Carolina F.
    We spent the summer of 2017 in this beautiful house (Apt. C), located in one of Berkeley's best neigborhoods, only a few minutes from the university campus, and just a few steps away from the Post Office, the Public Library, a movie theater, shops, restaurants, and what not! The apartment itself is gorgeous! It is very clean, very well-maintained, and the owners privide their guests with more things than one could wish for. Bedsheets, towels, kitchen linen and so on... everything is brand new. Besides, the owners bought us a few kitchen utensils we asked for, left cleaning products of all kinds to last a decade, and provided my kids with plenty of drawing materials, games and toys they knew my kids would love--as they did! The garden is a beauty, with plenty of flowers, squirrels, even hummingbirds! Honestly, the house surpassed everything I could have wished for, so I am terribly grateful to its owners for making it just perfect for us--for making it "our home" during the summer of 2017. 05 September 2017 - 09:47:00
  3. Lutz
    I give the Heart of Elmwood a hearty thumbs up. Having to conduct business in an unfamiliar city and needing a place that is centrally located, close to a choice of restaurants, and concerns about parking, I had many questions. Fortunately for me, the owner of the rental Heart of Elmwood was quick to respond and provide the answers I needed. My stay was what I had hoped for, close to where I needed to be during the day, and walking distance to social activities in the evening. I even had my own parking spot. I look forward to a return visit. 06 October 2013 - 03:22:37
  4. Stefan
    We rented this apartment in the summer of 2014 for about 2.5 months. We absolutely loved it. This apartment ("apartment C") is on the second floor of the house; there are two smaller apartments on the first floor (for "apartment B", see VWBO #495894). The apartment was in perfect condition. The house had undergone a multi-year remodeling process, and its apartments have only been rented since fall 2013. So everything was basically new when we moved in. The apartment is very well equipped; everything is of very high standard (Miele dishwasher etc.). There are plenty kitchen utensils, cleaning supplies, three TV sets, a washer & dryer in the apartment, a state-of-the-art printer & scanner (which can be reached through the apartment's wifi network), and lots of other goodies. We stayed in the apartment with our 2.5-year old child. The apartment was perfect for this, not only because of the very nice garden/patio in the back which is shared with the two other apartments and which has a superb grill for nice BBQs; but also because the landlord provided us with countless toys which our kid just loved. What was really outstanding was the service and responsiveness of the landlord. Although the apartment was already in excellent shape when we arrived, she upgraded various aspects of the apartment during our stay, while fully respecting our privacy. When we had any questions or issues, she replied immediately (sometimes within minutes). We have never had a better experience with a landlord. The location of the apartment is ideal. It is just off College Avenue, about two blocks from the Elmwood Cafe. The local library is about 2 minutes away. If you come with small kids, there are two nice playground within a 5 minutes walking distance. Berkeleys main campus is about 15-20 minutes walking distance (there is also a bus). If you arrive with a car and dont get the parking spot in front of the house, the best parking option we found is to park your car a few blocks away at the Berkeley/Oakland border where there are less parking restrictions. We have stayed in another apartment in the neighborhood before. This is by far our favorite. Please note: As we arrived with a larger family, we actually rented apartments B & C of this house. So don't be surprised to find a somewhat overlapping review for apartment B (VRBO #495894). 26 July 2014 - 21:10:49
  5. My wife and I rented Apartment C from Jan-May, 2016, while I visited at Berkeley. It was a delightful home away from home for us. The two-bedrooms were ideal for guests, and the sun porch made a perfect working office. We parked in the driveway. The backyard was a lovely place to eat lunch and to relax. The large, remarkably well-equipped kitchen was very easy to use. The living and dining areas, while compact, were perfectly adequate. A wide array of Cable TV options was readily available. After some early hiccups, the wifi hookup was fine. The landlord was accessible and very eager to make sure that everything worked well. The premises are carefully maintained. The location in Elmwood is ideal. Close enough to the Berkeley campus (1.2 miles) to walk, but with excellent bus service on the 51b, as well. Walking distance to the BART in nearby Rockridge. I would definitely recommend it to a friend. 09 June 2016 - 17:50:13
  6. Saskia C.
    We stayed in Apt. C for 4 months during our sabbatical and we couldn't have chosen a better place! The apartment is extremely clean, well equipped, and furnished to a very high standard. It really has EVERYTHING you could eventually need during your stay (every possible kitchen appliance, cleaning supplies, even umbrellas and shopping bags,...). The hosts also provided everything we needed for our toddler (high chair, crib, etc.) and lots and lots of great toys for her to play with which made the transition so much easier for her. The office was better equipped than the ones we had at UC Berkeley. The outside space was lovely. The place is literally suitcase-ready (see all the other reviews for details on equipment and appliances). The owners responded to all our questions quickly and took care of necessary repairs within hours. It is obvious that they take their job very seriously and pay great attention to every little detail. The location is perfect, a lovely neighbourhood with great shops, restaurants, and cafes; one of the nicest and most walkable areas in Berkeley. Staying at this property and under the care of these hosts contributed greatly to making our semester abroad an outstanding experience. 29 December 2016 - 14:01:50
  7. Vince P.
    We rented Apt C for 2.5 months and it was perfect! The apartment is extremely clean, furnished with very comfortable beds, tastefully decorated, and the owners have provided everything you could need during your stay. The kitchen is a cook's dream and the sun porch office made a perfect working environment. The location is within walking distance of restaurants, groceries and shopping and they even provided shopping bags and grocery pull cart. The owners are very helpful and thoughtful, responding quickly to any questions we had. We can't wait for another opportunity to stay here again. 26 April 2017 - 13:40:00

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