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Top-rated vacation rentals in Berkeley

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Guesthouse in Berkeley
The Cottage at Squirrel End
10 min. walk to Ashby BART; average ride into SF - about 20 min. Emeryville Amtrak Station, Oakland, U.C. Berkeley - all close by. Dedicated parking space, private gated keypad entry through black bamboo & rose hedges. Originally envisioned as a romantic bedroom, the cottage is also equipped for working travelers. Large bathroom can be opened to secluded courtyard garden. WiFi, fridge, microwave, coffee. Walk to: Berkeley Bowl market, Creekwood Restaurant, cafes, deli, coffee, bike rentals.
Aug 14 – 21
$111 per night
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Sparkling Clean Studio; Walk to Shops & Eateries
This studio retreat provides you with a relaxing haven. The unit is fully private with a beautifully updated bathroom, plus a kitchenette for beverage and light meal preparation. This is a perfect spot for friends, a couple, or solo traveler who wants clean, classy, comfortable accommodation. Nestled in a safe neighborhood and just steps away from shops, restaurants, and transportation, it is truly one of the best locations in the East Bay!
Jun 30 – Jul 7
$89 per night
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Painting Studio in the Trees
Located halfway up the steep Berkeley hillside in a quiet residential area. The space has amazing natural light with 4 skylights and garden facing windows. There is a patio deck with table and chairs to enjoy meals outdoors. Previously an art studio, now a simple detached cottage at the entrance of our property. Please make sure to read through the description and ask us any questions prior to booking.
Nov 23 – 30
$123 per night

Popular amenities for Berkeley vacation rentals

Stay near Berkeley's top sights

El Cerrito Plaza35 locals recommend
Tilden Regional Park495 locals recommend
The Greek Theatre75 locals recommend
99 Ranch Market36 locals recommend
California Memorial Stadium9 locals recommend
Indian Rock Park121 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Berkeley

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lovely pied-à-terre, no car needed!
Aug 10 – 17
$104 per night
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Charming Berkeley tiny cottage
Jan 29 – Feb 5
$75 per night
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Sunny Berkeley Cottage
Apr 29 – May 6
$83 per night
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Cozy Berkeley Cottage with Quiet Patio
Aug 28 – Sep 4
$88 per night
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Unique Garden Apt. in Berkeley
Feb 16 – 23
$109 per night
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Casaluna: Berkeley Garden Cottage
Aug 5 – 12
$105 per night
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Cozy Elmwood Studio near UC Berkeley
Jul 10 – 17
$103 per night
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Quiet Elmwood duplex- close to UC
Sep 8 – 15
$138 per night
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Modern Garden Apartment
Jun 6 – 13
$228 per night
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Bright Garden Studio in the Berkeley Hills
May 29 – Jun 5
$102 per night
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Tiny home in Berkeley
Cozy Berkeley Tiny House in Amazing Neighborhood
Feb 10 – 17
$100 per night
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Lovely Suite in Heart of Walkable North Berkeley
Jul 21 – 28
$104 per night

Other great vacation rentals in Berkeley

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Cozy Getaway Near UCB Campus
May 29 – Jun 5
$104 per night
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Home in Muir Beach
Ocean Front Beach Cottage with Hot Tub & Fireplace
Nov 13 – 20
$409 per night
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Sunny studio near UCB
Mar 2 – 7
$115 per night
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The Villa - Walk to BART
Aug 12 – 19
$83 per night
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Traditional Japanese Tea House
Jul 30 – Aug 6
$179 per night
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Beautiful Suite with Private Entrance, Patio, Bath
Mar 17 – 24
$99 per night
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Private Light-Filled Garden Studio
Apr 18 – 25
$99 per night
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Cozy backyard cottage
Jun 5 – 12
$70 per night
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Charming Private Cottage near Famous 4th Street Shops
Feb 1 – 8
$143 per night
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Modern and Private Cottage with Outdoor Patio
Apr 28 – May 5
$129 per night
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Classic Airstream Close to UC Walking Neighborhood
Apr 2 – 9
$74 per night
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Home in Muir Beach
Ocean views from every room!
Jan 15 – 22
$342 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Berkeley

Total rentals

2.6K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

1.3K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

90 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

490 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

850 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

114K reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Berkeley?

    Berkeley has a Mediterranean climate with dry summers and mild, wet winters. The average summer temperature is around 75°F (24°C), while winter temperatures hover around 57°F (14°C). Due to its coastal location, Berkeley often experiences cool breezes and morning fog, especially in the summer.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Berkeley?

    Berkeley brims with activities for all interests. Explore the vibrant arts scene at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, delve into the scientific world at the Lawrence Hall of Science, or immerse yourself in nature at the Berkeley Rose Garden. Don't forget to visit the iconic Sather Tower for an impressive city view.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Berkeley?

    Spring and fall are the most popular times to visit Berkeley, thanks to the pleasant weather and numerous events. In spring, the Berkeley Arts Festival and the Bay Area Book Festival attract many visitors. In the fall, the Berkeley Harvest Festival and the Solano Avenue Stroll are major crowd pullers. However, Berkeley's mild climate makes it a great destination year-round.

  • What are the best places to stay in Berkeley?

    North Berkeley, known for its charming residential area, is a popular place to stay. Downtown Berkeley is often recommended for its proximity to restaurants, shops, and the university. Another frequented area is the Elmwood District, which is renowned for its artsy vibe and interesting boutiques.

  • What are the best places to visit in Berkeley?

    Berkeley has diverse attractions to discover. The University of California, Berkeley is often recommended, especially its Botanical Garden and Sather Tower. The Berkeley Marina is another tourist favorite, ideal for waterfront walks. For a taste of local history, the Berkeley Historical Society Museum is frequently suggested.

  • What are some hiking trails in Berkeley?

    Explore the verdant landscapes of Berkeley through its numerous hiking trails. The Claremont Canyon Preserve has a 2.6-mile (4.2 km) trail, perfect for a nature-filled adventure. Then, there's the Wildcat Peak Trail in Tilden Regional Park that's 6.8 miles (11 km) long, offering panoramic views of the city. Lastly, the Fire Trail is a local favorite, leading you through the University of California's beautiful campus.

  • What are some family activities to do in Berkeley?

    Berkeley is filled with family-friendly activities. The Habitot Children's Museum is a wonderful place for fun and learning, while the Adventure Playground offers a unique outdoor play experience. Animal lovers should visit the Little Farm in Tilden Regional Park. For relaxation, a family picnic at Cesar Chavez Park is often recommended.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Berkeley?

    There are several exciting day trips you can embark on from Berkeley. Visit Oakland to explore the Oakland Museum of California or the Oakland Zoo. For nature lovers, a trip to Mount Diablo State Park in Walnut Creek is frequently suggested. If you're interested in wine, a day trip to Napa Valley is a popular choice.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Berkeley?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 1,310 vacation rentals in Berkeley featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Berkeley?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Berkeley. Choose from more than 490 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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