About This Listing
Mid-century (1955) home on quiet street in the hills of North Berkeley. Renovated throughout to the highest standards. Easy access to parks, restaurants, and public transportation to San Francisco.
Our house is a 1955 mid-century modern, extensively updated since we purchased the property in 2005. The house is an example of classic mid-century architecture with large panes of glass to create a feeling of indoor/outdoor living. Included in the renovations are two bathrooms, kitchen, floors, fireplace, hot-tub, lighting, home office, and landscaping. All updates were done to the highest standards, and our kitchen and one of the bathrooms were featured in magazines.
The home has 3 bedrooms, plus an office with additional sleeping area, 2 bathrooms upstairs, and a non-conforming third bathroom downstairs adjacent to the family room. The family room includes a work space with 27-inch Mac and a home theater system. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, and each of the two smaller bedrooms has a twin-size bed. Subject to prior approval by the owner, the office has a sleeping loft that can accommodate one person.
We are situated in North Berkeley, near the Rose Garden and several parks and playgrounds. Cafes, restaurants, and shops are about a 15-minute walk away, as is the UC Berkeley campus and Greek Theater. The house is located on an historic Berkeley street, very quiet and peaceful.
For visitors unfamiliar with Berkeley and the Bay Ara, we are happy to provide recommendations on restaurants, activities for childrens, day trips, attractions, or anything else.
Our guests have full and complete access to all areas of the house and surrounding property.
Interaction with Guests
Guests are provided with a detailed summary of the house amenities and features. However, as required, any questions or feedback will be addressed in a timely fashion. I am always available by email, text, and/or phone.
The North Berkeley hills is a neighborhood rich in architectural history, quiet and woodsy, with many footpaths to easily tour the area. At the same time, shops, restaurants, and public transportation are close by.
The North Berkeley BART station is less than ten minutes away by car. BART, the bay area train system, offers regularly scheduled transportation to San Francisco (25 minutes).
Smoking is permitted outside the house only. No pets.
We had a great Christmas in this beautiful home. Doug was helpful with local tips and respectful of our privacy. The home is in great condition and is nicely decorated in harmony with its architectural style. It is comfortable and easy to live in. The landscaping and outdoor spaces are just as well done as the interiors of the house. The neighborhood is wonderful and is a very short walk to the Rose Garden which has a great view of San Francisco Bay. The kitchen is first rate and would satisfy any chef. This house has it all: plenty of room, high quality kitchen and bathrooms, beautifully designed rooms and furnishings, and a great location.
We had an amazing stay at Doug's Berkley home.
It was just like the photos but even better.
We loved how tranquil the home felt and we were so relaxed after all our family activities we had everyday.
My mom, who is older felt like she was on a zen retreat!!!!
Doug was easy to communicate with & so nice also !
We had a GREAT stay. The house was very comfortable and very well equipped. The location in Berkeley was super, close to lots of things from great food and simple supplies. The host was very organized and communicative, but not overwhelming. We would not hesitate to stay there again.
Thanks for everything!
The host was very responsive throughout the booking period and while at the house. His instructions for checking in and out were very clear, easy to follow, and, overall, he had arranged all details to make our experience truly enjoyable. The house is beautiful and clean, an actual modern gem as presented on the website. Actually, we found the house even more spacious than what we expected. The location is very convenient and several useful and interesting places are within reasonable walking distance (and we found the walking very enjoyable in the area). We are very grateful for having had the opportunity to spend a beautiful week there. Thank you!
This has to be the best listing in Berkeley! Berkeley hills is a lovely and quiet neighbourhood. The house is beautiful, roomy, comfortable and tastefully designed. It has many amenities, gorgeous green views from every window, and the sweetest kitchen nook we have ever seen. Communication with Doug was easy, and the travel tips he provided us were just great. Thank you so much for a perfect stay!
A gorgeous contemporary remodeled mid-century modern home in the lush and tranquil North Berkeley Hills! This has to be one of the nicest airbnb homes we have ever seen listed - let alone had the privilege to stay at. Doug's detailed instructions were extremely helpful, and he was always available for any additional questions. All in all, a perfect week for us. Many thanks!
About the Host, Doug
Me in a nutshell: My wife and I, along with our three younger children (our oldest has left for college), cannot imagine living anywhere but Berkeley. With that said, we also love to travel and explore new areas, and we have always rented homes or apartments in lieu of hotel rooms so that we obtain a little taste of what it's like to live in the area we are visiting. With our home we strive to create for our guests an environment that will contribute to a memorable Bay Area experience.
Playground that is walking distance from the house. Walk up Tamalpais Road to the Tamalpais Steps and then go down the steps to the park. Do not miss the concrete slide.Berkeley California
Really good sushi to-go.Shattuck Avenue Berkeley CA 94709
Pizza take out. Daily pizza that is always good.Shattuck Avenue Berkeley CA 94709-1517
High end take-out. Be sure to try the potato puffs.Cedar Street Berkeley CA 94709
Kind of pricey, but very nice grocery store and close to the house.Shattuck Ave Berkeley California 94709
Great for breakfast. Try a croissant sandwich.Shattuck Avenue Berkeley CA 94709-1612
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Get up close and personal with cows, sheep, and goats. Bring celery and/or lettuce to feed the animals.Central Park Drive CA 94708
Ride through the woods on an old steam train.Lomas Cantadas Orinda California 94563
Yummy Mexican food. Breakfast on Sundays served until 3p.4th Street Berkeley CA 94710-1711
Our favorite grocery store in Berkeley. Every bit as nice as Whole Foods, but less expensive.Heinz Ave Berkeley CA 94710
Great selection of prepared foods. Bakery, butcher shop, produce market, and coffee shop also in the same building.College Avenue Oakland CA 94618
Sunday mornings from 9a to 1p. Good selection of vendors plus several prepared options to eat on the spot. We recommed the breakfast pizza. If you go with kids, follow the creek to Frog Park.Oakland California
Exceptional pizzas and Italian fare.Telegraph Avenue Oakland CA 94609-2014
Yummy Mexican food. Nice outdoor patio open on warm evenings.Telegraph Avenue Oakland CA 94609
Good park for kids of all ages, lots of eclectic structures plus building activities.University Avenue Berkeley CA 94710