Comfortable And Accessible Lodgings In The Elmwood


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Located in one of the San Francisco Bay Area's most desirable residential neighborhoods, Elmwood Rest Stop offers a great location; we are in walking distance to shops, cafes, restaurants, public transportation, and the UC campus. We can accommodate up to two couple or one couple and a single person. We have two Queen size beds. Elmwood Rest Stop is a light-filled Mission Revival condo offering: A spacious, 1,600 square foot living space. A large living room with gracious, comfortable furnishings. A formal dining room, two bedrooms, one a master suite, two full baths upstairs and a 1/2 bath downstairs. Washer and Dryer on the Bedroom level. A fully equipped kitchen - with two full size sinks, generous counter space and a wooden utility table. A laundry room adjacent to upstairs bedrooms A roof deck with table and chairs and umbrella and gas grill. Beautiful rugs everywhere. UC Berkeley campus, about a 15 minute walk. Public transportation: two blocks from three bus lines and a 15 minute walk to Ashby BART or a 20 minute walk to the Rockridge BART .Elmwood district shopping & whole foods, 5 minute walks and the Berkeley Bowl produce a 14 minute walk. We have several very fine restaurants and cafes in the neighborhood: Greek, Sicilian, Chinese, Indian, California Cuisine and others. We are near a great bakery and five cafes. We have a walk score of 93.

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Reviews (17)

  1. Ove S.
    We experienced three wonderful months in this well equipped and comfortable appartement in a pleasant neighbourhood in Berkeley (Elmwood). Coming from Norway we enjoyed the roof top and the sunny afternoons. Only 15 minutes walk from UC Berkeley, and within walking distance to shops and nice cafes. 24 January 2015 - 11:24:24
  2. Gina K.
    We stayed 5 nights and loved this apartment. It is spacious, very clean, and had everything we needed. We also used the roof deck to cook out which was wonderful. Great views...and a great location close to shops, restaurants, coffee shops. We would definitely stay here again! 17 July 2015 - 01:08:30
  3. Karen C.
    A beautiful, comfortable place to stay. Michael was easy to communicate with and helpful. The space is clean and tidy, spacious and relaxing. The kitchen was great for us to use for cooking, and was supplied with all the necessities. The neighborhood is very nice and safe, well located to stores, and restaurants. It's also very easy to get to SF from here. We had a great stay and I would highly recommend this listing. Thank you Michael! 22 June 2016 - 18:07:00
  4. Elyse B.
    We loved our stay at this beautiful, clean and comfortable spot in Elmwood. Michael was easy to work with and so helpful. Great location! So much so close by. Loved the roof top deck! I highly recommend this listing and I'm sure we will be back. 23 June 2016 - 00:26:40
  5. Tricia M.
    My husband and I stayed at this property with another couple while we were there attending a concert at The Greek Theater. It was very clean and furnishings were extremely nice. We will definitely stay here again in the future. 13 September 2016 - 15:13:00
  6. Cecily M.
    Everything was wonderful. Great hosts, perfect location, and great great space. Makes for an ideal stay. 10 March 2017 - 17:10:00
  7. jeff C.
    My wife and daughter stayed here for a week and had a fabulous time. The neighborhood couldn't be better, with a short walk to one of the most dynamic shopping/dining neighborhoods in the world on College Avenue. We also hopped on BART to zip to San Francisco's Embarcadero in no time. The house itself is gorgeous - two levels with all the amenities you need to cook, entertain, or just relax. The owners are very accommodating - freely lending us little items we needed. Five stars!! 05 July 2013 - 16:30:43
  8. Leo
    This is a special place. As great as it appears in the photographs - it is far better. The friendly artist owners have made this sparkling clean, light-filled home as tastefully distinctive as it is practical. Fully equipped kitchen and commodious dining room made it fun to eat-in. Yet the neighborhood explodes with fine restaurants, amazing coffee and every possible pastry and ice-cream variety imaginable. It's a great place for walking, located near rapid transit. We have stayed in many VRBOs around the world and this one of the best. 18 August 2013 - 00:48:37
  9. BONNIE J.
    My husband, son, and I stayed at the Elmwood "rest stop" last week. This property is very special. The dcor is beautiful with the owners' art displayed throughout. Everything was spotless with the most beautiful and well-equipped kitchen you could imagine. This layout is spacious and elegant with comfortable beds and sofas. There is a rooftop patio with table and chairs for elegant dining with a view. The owners were very friendly and helpful in introducing us to the property and to the area. They even offered to pick us up at the closest BART station! There are excellent restaurants within walking distance as well as a Whole Foods for groceries. In fact, there is interesting walking every way you turn. We walked to a beautiful trail in Claremont Canyon. I highly recommend this property. 19 August 2013 - 18:26:02
  10. Janice G.
    We spent 5 fantastic weeks in the Elmwood Rest Stop. The location is as good as it gets. The Elmwood neighborhood (and just a few blocks further, the Rockridge) is full of interesting shops and restaurants and umpteen places for a coffee and a morning bun. BART is nearby and you're on the Bay Bridge in just a few minutes. The apartment is fantastic. It's pristine and comfortable and very spacious. The main bedroom has a certain luxury with a tiled fireplace, bay windows, and 2 walk-in closets, and the kitchen is perfectly well-equipped for even serious cooking, and I was surprised by niceties like cloth napkins and napkin rings and serving pieces, some handmade by the artist-owners. The owners are lovely. They live onsite and are helpful and responsive but never intrusive. The pride of ownership in what was once their residence, and the care they take in maintaining it for guests is evident. 28 February 2015 - 15:12:58
  11. Nina C.
    We spent Christmas week at this inviting apartment, cooking Christmas dinner and exchanging presents. Its a warm and welcoming place...comfortable beds, updated bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, beautiful and elegant furnishings (with owner's art), spotlessly clean, fast internet, walking distance to Whole Foods and charming cafes, BART and UC Berkeley. The lovely owners, who gave us a thorough and friendly orientation to the apartment, even provided us with a daily parking pass to allow us to park on the street in front of the apartment. We throughly enjoyed our stay and its our first choice in Berkeley in the future. 01 March 2015 - 02:57:08
  12. Carl H.
    This is a fantastic property. We have been coming to Berkeley for 5 years for school related activities and have always stayed in local hotels. This house is so much better. Very spacious and high quality and just cool. Lots of classic architecture, nice furniture, high ceilings, and arches. The pictures do not do it justice. Location very fun right in Elmwood. We had a pasta dinner party for parents and graduates one night. The kitchen is wonderful. Michael the owner was a pleasure to work with. I would very highly recommend this property and will be my choice for any trip in the future. 10 June 2015 - 20:22:41
  13. Myles
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this apartment in a nice neighborhood in Berkeley. It was very clean, spacious, beautifully and comfortably furnished with oriental rugs and runners, lots of windows, artwork and pottery, and a ton of closet space. We had a rental car, and Michael provided daily parking passes, but I believe there is a BART subway station nearby. Michael and Ruth greeted us when we arrived, and Michael is very organized with clear written instructions for things like recycling, and check out procedures. There is a spacious kitchen, with adjoining dining room table, and a living room and bathroom on the first floor, and a master bedroom with bathroom, and a smaller, but comfortable second bedroom with a third bathroom next to that bedroom. There is a doorway with stairs leading up to a rooftop area that has a table, deck chairs, cushions for the chairs, a large umbrella for shade if desired, and a grill (which we did not use because of our schedule). We thoroughly enjoyed hanging out on the rooftop, reading, having an impromptu singalong with a guitar, and enjoying the beautiful sunny weather and views of the U of C Berkeley ("CAL") tower and the Berkeley hills. A few very minor issues- we had some trouble figuring out the high tech washing machine. It seemed to stop in the middle of the cycle, and we had to restart once. And we did not see a dish drain for washing a few dishes. The dishwasher was available, but a dish drain would have been a convenient alternative to just do a few glasses or dishes. In summary, this apartment was a wonderful, relaxing place to stay, and I would highly recommend it. We came for a family wedding, but it would be suitable for just about anyone needing a place to visit the Bay area- parents of college students, sightseeing folks, families, etc.. (I checked off all categories, but I was not sure about pet owners, just because it did not apply to us.) 02 July 2015 - 21:10:35
  14. Lorraine P.
    This was a wonderful place to stay. The owners were great to deal with and the house had everything you could need. Clearly they take great pride and it nicely decorated and clean. They had cheese and fruit and Prosecco waiting for us - much appreciated after a long flight from London. It is such a great neighborhood - walk to food and shops and cinema. They were accommodating, gracious and remarkably unobtrusive though they live on the premises. I would highly recommend this place - there are a few "suggestions" about how to enjoy the house but that is to ensure that people treat it as nicely as they do and each tenant then can enjoy it. I will use it again for future stays - which is the highest praise indeed! 11 August 2015 - 16:50:49
  15. Lily F.
    We stayed at Michael's for my son's graduation from Cal. It was the perfect location, we were able to walk to dinner in the evening and were close enough to Cal for all the graduation events. Michael was the perfect host. His home was well equipped, comfortable and very spacious!!! The neighborhood is peaceful with a lot of charming homes. I would highly recommend staying at Michael's, you will not be disappointed!! 03 June 2016 - 03:01:54
  16. Mary T.
    My husband and I have stayed in many VRBO rentals in the Rockridge/Berkeley area over the last ten years. This Elmwood location is one of our favorites. The apt is very spacious and inviting, and the owners were very accommodating and sweet people. We stayed two months as we were visiting family in the area, and entertained a number of times in the apt. Our kids and grandchildren loved coming over - it felt so welcoming. We would definitely recommend this apt for a family traveling together or 2 couples as the bedrooms/baths offer ample privacy. Our favorite thing to do was walk a couple of blocks up to College Ave and have a quick bite or a coffee and then head off to the bookstore, library or some fun shopping. This area is fantastic for having a "bit of everything"! We did not rent a car but preferred to walk or take a bus to BART. My husband enjoyed the roof top and watched the sunset there. Our issue with the property is the price, so sadly we won't be renting again. But it was a splurge, and we enjoyed it! 24 March 2016 - 03:39:54
  17. mike h.
    We have stayed at many VRBOs in Berkely and this is by far the best!The accommodations and owners were very hospitable and we hope to return soon. 02 June 2016 - 12:46:06

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