Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

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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!

The space

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!

Guest access

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!

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 4PM - 10PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: 25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 120
Security Deposit: 250
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM

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.
Thank you!
Quiet hours: 10PM -9AM.
Please, No unregistered guests allowed on premises without prior consent.
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.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Please look at the photo to see number & rise of stairs to enterance (82).
Potential for noise
Some spaces are shared - laundry facilities and front door enterance.



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.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

96 Reviews

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Jacopo User Profile
July 2017
beatiful location. nice, elegant apartment in the forest surrounding Berkeley. a nice walk down the hill where everything is at hand. Limor a precise, thoughtful host always available
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Response from Limor:
Hi Jacopo, Thank you so much for your review and feedback. You are a lovely guest and we'd be happy to host you at any of our homes. Blessings, Limor and the folks at Book a Nook
July 2017

Jess User Profile
July 2017
The location is lovely. The homeowner is kind and great to chat with. The room has essentially a full kitchen for an apartment and the gift basket was lovely. this is jess...
Limor User Profile
Response from Limor:
Hi Jess, Thank you so much for your kind words and for being a stellar guest! We'd love to see you in the near future! Blessings, Limor and the folks at Book a Nook
July 2017

Jenni User Profile
June 2017
Every step was worth it
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Response from Limor:
Hi Jenni, Thank you for staying with us. You are welcome back any time to any of our homes. Enjoy! Blessings, Limor and the Folks at Book A Nook
June 2017

Patrick User Profile
June 2017
Stayed here with a colleague for a conference at UC Berkeley. I would highly recommend it. My coleague found the bed comfortable and I was quite happy on the futon. If you like a firm bed you'll find the futon quite serviceable. Amazing view and a calming, pleasant residential setting. Nice walk to UC Berkeley and nice walk back if you don't mind the steep hills. Checkin is managed by a company called Book a Nook. They were really easy to deal with and the check in process was super smooth. I'd stay here again!
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Response from Limor:
Hi Patrick, We loved having you and hope we get to host you again in the near future. Thank you for your kind review! Blessings, Limor and the Folks at Book a Nook
June 2017

Qionglu User Profile
May 2017
I selected Limor's place for three reasons: 1) hotels in San Francisco are overprice 2) I need a place from where I can drive to SF in 30 mins 3) I need some peace. This place fulfills all my needs. It took usually 25-30 mins driving to the Piers. It has a great view thanks to the big windows and its location on the mountain. This is a very peaceful neighborhood and you can hardly hear anything from you neighbors. The facilities in the rooms are great. I traveled with my bf and my parents, it was a bit difficult to find two separate rooms with a reasonable price. Limor's place has a lovely bedroom and a living room, connecting by the kitchen on the one side and by bathroom on the other. So for four of us, this was quite ideal because it gave us privacy. I really like the dinner table which can be extended to serve four. During our stay, we cooked breakfast every morning and had it while enjoying the view outside. What surprised me and also my favorite of the place was the bathroom. It is weird to describe the morning routine (or for you, it's evening) but imagining while you are doing the thing and you sit towards the window, your eyes are not scanning Instagram images or what-goes-wrong-today-news, all you can see are pine trees and their waving leaves. It's quite relieving. If there is one thing I want to remind of future guests, which I think Limor already did, I would say be ready to do some weight lifting when you carry your luggage up to the house. Or if you are like me planning to travel multiple places, just take what you need for the stay. Either way, after you reach the front door and take a back look at the view of flowers and distant SF, you will think it's worthy it.
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Response from Limor:
Hi Qionglu, It was such a pleasure to host you guys. Thank you for the lovely review. It really means a lot to us. Please come back and stay with us anytime. Blessings, Limor and the Folks at Book A Nook
May 2017

Jenn User Profile
May 2017
What a beautiful location. And what a view! I even got a little exercise on the the steps every day. Absolutely loved the place. I will definitely be back!
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Response from Limor:
Hi Jenn, A total joy to have you! Come back to your home away from home anytime! Blessings, Limor and the Folks at Book A Nook
May 2017

Diana User Profile
May 2017
A very comfortable, well-appointed lodging. Two separate rooms (bedroom and living room), plus a good-sized bathroom and kitchenette. The view of the bay is spectacular. The Air BnB is in a secluded location high in the Berkeley Hills. It was great for us, but it may not be for everyone. It was a short drive to Tilden Regional Park (we took two glorious hiles) AND a short drive to campus and the famed "Gourmet Ghetto." The 80 steps from the road to the living quarters will not be for everyone. We only traversed them once a day, so it was not a big deal. We highly recommend.
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Response from Limor:
Hi Diana, Thank you so much for your kind review. You were terrific guests and we'd love to have you back to any of our homes. Have fun! Blessings, Limor and the folks at Book A Nook
May 2017

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Hi there!
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!

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