About this listing
This gorgeous, warm, sun-filled gem of a home offers a 3 bedroom, 2 and ½ bath retreat both inside and out. Upon entering the foyer, you will be embraced by the unique qualities of the Craftsman style: spaciousness, comfort and beauty.
The home is enveloped in an abundance of greenery and a profusion of flowers seen from each window and is easily accessed from the French doors off the master bedroom and off the kitchen nook as well. In the lush garden, you will have your own tiny pond with a fountain! A sweet table for two awaits you under the fig tree and a patio set for four peaks from under a vine-covered trellis. At night, relax in the lounging areas amidst books, while sipping tea, playing the baby grand piano or admiring the beautiful art and sculptures as you cozy next to the fireplace.
You will enjoy a good night’s sleep in the Master bedroom on the queen bed and appreciate the large, ADA accessible bathroom, plush towels and accompanying toiletries.
The adjacent, private room has a twin sleeper sofa and a desk, if you should need one.
The upstairs bedroom windows frame verdant, bird-filled trees on three sides, has a super-comfortable queen-size bed and its own bathroom and shower.
For your convenience, you will find yet another ½ bath between the kitchen and the downstairs bedrooms, as well as laundry facilities.
The kitchen will delight any chef with its stainless steel appliances, oversized fridge, gas stove, dishwasher and beautiful countertops. You will have all the amenities to create a sensational meal from the nearby farmer’s market, walk-to grocery store and French Bakery. Spices and oils nestle next to your coffee and tea assortment.
If you’d rather, a plethora of ethnic restaurants may be your evening’s walking destination. You might have to bid adieu to the deer nibbling on the gardens on our serene street as you may want to explore the coffee shops, boutique stores, beauty services and clothing stores lining Solano Avenue.
If you’d rather leave your car at the house, or don’t have one, you’ll want to jump on the bus to Downtown Berkeley or BART. It’s quite easy to get to San Francisco without a car. If you’d like to explore the Redwoods at Muir Woods, the wineries of Napa or Sonoma, the galleries of Sausalito, the vibrant Oakland or the beaches of Santa Cruz, you are in the perfect location.
ABSOLUTELY NO PARTIES or GATHERINGS. FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR GUESTS AND HOME, EXTERNAL CAMERAS AND MONITORS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED FOR EXTRA SECURITY MEASURES.
We have a baby grand piano, and a working fireplace, although there are occasional “spare the air” days when wood fires are not allowed in the Bay Area. There is one small television with cable, located in the kitchen eating area.
Interaction with Guests
We will interact as much or as little as the guests would like.
Even though it’s a serene, quiet street, it’s easy to walk to so many great restaurants and services on Solano Avenue – post office, coffee shops, bakeries, grocery stores, clothing stores, beauty services, and many, many restaurants. Birds and squirrels are in abundance around the property, and it’s not unusual to see deer nibbling the gardens up and down our short street!
It is a short walk to Solano Avenue for handy public transportation as well. The AC Transit bus #18 runs every 15 minutes, either to downtown Berkeley and the Berkeley BART Station, or to El Cerrito and the El Cerrito BART Station or shopping center, where you will find a Trader Joe’s. The #25 bus and the #7 bus also go to downtown Berkeley and BART, but with less frequency. (Check AC Transit on-line for schedules.) It’s very easy to get to San Francisco without a car.
Other Things to Note
Many ethnic restaurants abound within walking distance, some casual and inexpensive and some higher end. I recommend Ajanta or Khana Peena for Indian food, Troy for Greek or Mediterranean, Kirin for unusual Chinese food, Vanessa’s for Vietnamese, Sweet Basil for Thai, Rivoli for more continental food and for a special occasion.
We are the folks from Book A Nook, a relational property management outfit. We love to meet and nurture our guests and provide a stellar experience, which is why so many of our guests return!
No smoking anywhere on the property, please. California is experiencing a severe drought. We ask that you conserve water or we will be fined. Thank you in advance for your efforts! Also, our neighborhood is pretty quiet, so we ask that you are mindful between 10PM -8AM. ABSOLUTELY NO PARTIES. No unregistered guests allowed on premises without prior consent from book A Nook, LLC. There may be an additional fee for gatherings. FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR GUESTS AND HOME, EXTERNAL CAMERAS AND MONITORS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED FOR EXTRA SECURITY MEASURES. Thanks!