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Elegant, classic Berkeley 1920's 1 bedrm 1 bath

Entire apartment hosted by Margaret
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Old style elegance: Spacious 1 BR on 3rd floor of a classic 1920's Berkeley building. Renovated and decorated with style. Serene, comfortable and elegantly furnished. Enjoy.

The space
A period piece! Unusually spacious 1 BR in classic 1920's Berkeley building, renovated and decorated with elegance. Comfortable and fully furnished

Guest access
Are you a visiting academic? Taking a sabbatical? Extended family visit? Attending a course or meetings? On a business trip? Whatever brings you to Berkeley, this elegant 1 BR apartment can be your "home from home".

Our rates are all-inclusive - however, if you book for less than 30 days, you will be charged the City of Berkeley transient accommodation tax of 12%.

Location:
This 1 bedroom apartment is located on the third floor rear of a classic 1920’s Berkeley building, with intriguing architectural detail inside and out. On a clear day the Golden Gate Bridge can be seen from outside the rear kitchen door.

Getting around:
- 12 blocks (1.4 miles, 27 minutes' walk) from the UC Berkeley campus
- 13 minutes' walk to the Rockridge BART station (0.6 miles). BART = Bay Area Rapid Transit)
- Convenient bus route along College Avenue and to all 3 Berkeley BART stations
- 10 minutes' walk (0.5 miles) to Alta Bates Hospital
- Easy and close freeway access at Claremont Avenue.

The neighborhood:
Many small coffee and tea houses, bakeries, delicatessens, numerous restaurants, banks, bookstores, boutiques, specialty food stores, and a newly renovate Safeway on College Avenue -- all within easy walking distance. Whole Foods is a half mile away at Ashby and Telegraph Avenue. Trader Joe's is just before the Rockridge BART station on College Avenue.

The Accommodation:
Tastefully furnished and decorated with classic artwork, the apartment is spacious (780 sq ft, or 73 sq meters). It's at the rear of the building, on the third (top) floor. The eat-in kitchen is fully equipped with a granite counter top and a dishwasher. Skylights in the kitchen and bathroom let in the sunlight. The living/dining room is comfortable for relaxing, with a desk as well as a dining table.

The bathroom has an over-the-tub shower and some custom tile work and light fixtures (See photos). The front door of the apartment enters to the sedate and spacious hallway and common stairs. Rear door allows access as well as the front door. Lots of closet and cupboard space. The floors are refinished original hardwood throughout except in the kitchen and bathroom, which and tiled and feature some artistic inserts. The main room has an area rug. A semi-private coin-op washer and dryer are located on the floor by the rear stairs. It’s ideal for 1-2 people.

Interaction:
Our delightful and energetic managers Binyam and Bruk (both originally from Ethiopia) live nearby. One or both of them will welcome you when you arrive and will be available during your stay (as I will) by phone or e-mail to answer any questions. Otherwise, you will have the place to yourself – we respect your privacy, and you won’t be disturbed.

The fine print:
• Minimum stay 14 days.
•No smoking of any kind in the apartment or anywhere else in the building - the hallways, landings, stairways, and the grounds! It's against the law: the City of Berkeley prohibits smoking anywhere in multi-unit buildings. We also prohibit vaping (e-cigarettes) because it creates many of the same issues as second-hand cigarette smoke.
•This is a quiet residential apartment building. Please respect your neighbors – no parties or loud noise. And tread softly on the hardwood floors!
•Sorry, no pets.
• For residential and home office purposes only.

Other things to note
CLEANING AND DISINFECTING BEFORE YOU CHECK IN

This apartment is deep cleaned and disinfected before and after every guest, in compliance with the Airbnb Enhanced Clean program. Over and above those procedures, we add extra disinfecting, using a BioSpray Surface Cleaner and Sanitizer system . You can look up BioSpray, but here’s a quote from their website:

“The quick-drying BioSpray D2 removes residual moisture from surfaces and is recommended for use as a sanitizer on food processing equipment, dairy equipment, food utensils, dishes, silverware, glasses, sink tops, countertops, refrigerated storage, and display equipment and other hard nonporous food contact surfaces. Lab calibrated spray-and-shoot technology for more effective coverage, reaching inside even the smallest cracks and crevices, with better results than manual sprayers or wipes.”

Also
“BioSpray D2 is a combination of isopropyl alcohol and a powerful quaternary ammonium compound.” It is a hospital-grade disinfectant and is “included on EPA list of disinfectants for use against SARS-COV-2 (Search EPA# 73232-1).”
Old style elegance: Spacious 1 BR on 3rd floor of a classic 1920's Berkeley building. Renovated and decorated with style. Serene, comfortable and elegantly furnished. Enjoy.

The space
A period piece! Unusually spacious 1 BR in classic 1920's Berkeley building, renovated and decorated with elegance. Comfortable and fully furnished

Guest access
Are you a visiting academi…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

TV
Wifi
Kitchen
Free street parking
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Washer
Dryer
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Berkeley, California, United States

Hosted by Margaret

Joined in August 2013
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Born in England, now living in California for many years. Two (!!) graduate degrees from UC Berkeley. I have been an Airbnb guest in the US and several other countries and have appreciated the experience of staying in a real home, a place with warmth and character, in an interesting walkable neighborhood. That’s what my co-host (my husband Jack) and I offer you, too, in Berkeley – a vibrant town with an internationally renowned university, distinctive architecture, innovative restaurants, serious coffee houses, bookstores, parks, museums, theater, a lively music scene – and conveniently close to San Francisco.
Born in England, now living in California for many years. Two (!!) graduate degrees from UC Berkeley. I have been an Airbnb guest in the US and several other countries and have app…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy