Perched high above the city bustle on a quiet Berkeley Hills street, this serene and stylish apartment is still only a short walk to the University, the Graduate Theological Union, the Greek Theater, Cal stadium, the Gourmet Ghetto, and so much more!
You don't need to be a mountain goat to make it up our stairs, but you'll certainly feel like one when you get to the top. Pause for a moment to take in the view, then head through the main door of the house into the shared foyer (The house belongs to Bob, but the apartment is all yours) and turn right to go into your own private, secure, and peaceful hillside abode.
With two generous rooms, a large bath, and an efficiency kitchen, there is plenty of space for a couple, a few friends, or a small family. Surrounded by warm color and natural light, you'll soon find yourself relaxed and refreshed, ready to explore the town or visit the University.
The house is situated to take maximum advantage of its hillside location. Both rooms have six-foot-high windows, through which you'll enjoy a breathtaking vista of towering redwoods, the sparkling bay, and the distant cityscape of San Francisco.
From the comfort of the stylish living room couch, you can enjoy the view or snuggle down with a friend in front of the large flat-screen TV, complete with Amazon and Netflix streaming, a new, Sony 'smart' DVD player with Bluray, and music streaming. Should you require extra sleeping accommodations, the couch is easily modified to a double bed.
The bedroom, decorated in warm hues, has an ample queen bed, perfectly situated for waking up to a morning view of the bay or for laying back to watch the sunset. Plug your iPod, iTouch or iPhone into the clock radio to charge or to listen to your favorite tunes. A writer's desk is just the place for penning postcards or tweeting about your enviable vacation (or for catching up on work, if you must). Both living room and bedroom have access to the large bathroom, and there is an abundance of closet space throughout to tuck away your belongings.
Sit by the window table for a romantic dinner overlooking the bay, or expand the table for a family breakfast. The well-stocked efficiency kitchen, complete with mini-fridge, microwave, hot-plate, and sink, is perfect for making a quick meal before heading out to see the sights, or for warming up some left-overs from one of the great nearby restaurants.
Please note that there are 81 steps to get to the apartment and that it is a separate, self-contained unit, which shares a front door with the owner. (Then there is a second locked door to the unit that is exclusively for guests!)
N.B. We are LGBTQQI Friendly!
Guests have access to laundry facilities and the entire downstairs apartment.
Interaction with guests
We are the folks from Book A Nook, a relational property management outfit. We love to meet our guests and see how we can make their stay a stellar experience, which is why so many of our guests return! The owner of the main house is a wonderfully friendly and helpful author, musician, concert producer, and long-time Berkeley resident.
Other things to note
The climb to the apartment has eighty-one stairs (we've counted), but it's so very worth every step! However, this is not a handicap accessible unit, nor is particularly suited to someone with vertigo or difficulty navigating stairs. The apartment shares a foyer with the main house, but once inside, your space is completely self-contained, secure, and very private. This is a perfect apartment for those visiting the University of California.
please know that because we are in the hills, cell phone reception is very spotty.
Come on up! You'll be glad you did!
We will add a 14% Transient Occupancy Tax per City Regulations via Airbnb Resolution Center. After we receive your payment, you will be given the lockbox code.
Please refrain from smoking anywhere on the property. We would rather not collect the security deposit for liquidated damages.
Check in: After 4PM, unless prior arrangement.
Check out: 10AM unless prior arrangement.
Unfortunately, we will need to charge $30 per 30 minutes past check out time if you leave after 10 AM without prior arrangement. Our cleaners must be compensated for their time if they have to sit in the car while waiting for the home to be vacated.
Please don't move the furniture. It scratches the floor and takes time to re-arrange. Again, we would rather not have to collect a $75 fee for moved furniture.
Quiet hours: 10PM -9AM.
ABSOLUTELY NO PARTIES.
Please, No unregistered guests allowed on premises without prior consent.
FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR GUESTS AND HOME, EXTERNAL CAMERAS AND MONITORS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED FOR EXTRA SECURITY MEASURES.
If you’d like to book for longer than 28 days, you will need to request the rest of the desired length of stay in 28 days increments or less. We will waive the additional cleaning fees. This assures that you will be renting as a short-term renter and that you agree to only occupy the place as a short-term renter.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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I am Limor, founder and owner of Book A Nook, LLC, your vacation rental optimization and booking team. I am so happy that Airbnb has given us the opportunity to connect. We have been both hosts and guests and are very pleased to be able to provide a nurturing, comfortable and carefree home away from home experience. We are available to share with you what we love about the Bay Area and tell you all the local, secret gems that make our neighborhoods so fabulous. We are passionate about creating places where people and communities thrive, making this world even better than it is, and doing so with a positive attitude. Here's to exploring and grand adventures!