About this listing
Enjoy your stay in a studio apartment that is not so far from civilization (and UC Berkeley) and also walking distance from a park, a rose garden, and restaurants.
This North Berkeley home is a oasis that isn't so far from civilization! It is walking distance to Berkeley University, 2 large parks, Berkeley Rose Garden, and the Gourmet Ghetto of North Berkeley. We are also close to Tilden Park, biking distance to both the Downtown Berkeley Bart as well as North Berkeley Bart, and off of two bus lines. Utilities are included including wifi.
Guests will have access to shared laundry, a screen with wifi access for netflix, hulu, and amazon use. There is a shared patio that has bay views and a gas grill that guests can also use.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as they like.
There are two bus lines that take you straight to downtown Berkeley and campus, but if you have a bike you can get around pretty well (as long as you don't mind biking up hill a little). You can walk to restaurants and Safeway or Peets Coffee and campus if you like as well.
My friend and I stayed at Nalini's while attending UCB for the summer. The location's great, only a minute away from the bus stop and the bus brings us straight to school and the bart. The studio itself is spacious and comfortable, and is equipped with a fully functional kitchen. The laundry room is not within the listing itself but in Nalini's home (which is adjoined to the apartment) so you just have to ask for the door to be unlocked to use it! Overall we are satisfied with our stay :)
Side note: If you do want total privacy this might not be the best option as the apartment is adjoined to Nalini's home. We do hear them and Cuca (their dog) sometimes through the walls but other than that Nalini's family gave us all the space we needed.
I had my parents stay at Nalini's studio for my graduation ceremony. Nalini was friendly and very quick to respond to our queries whether via text or the airbnb app. The studio is in a great location - right next t o Codornices Park and the beautiful Berkeley Rose Garden, and a short walk to UC Berkeley campus. The studio also had a big TV with Netflix/Hulu! However my parents did have a few issues with some of the furniture not seeming as sturdy/reliable.
I had a fantastic stay! The bed was comfortable, and the apartment was nice and as I had imagined it from the listing. Also the neighborhood is quite pleasant and full of excellent walking and jogging routes. I had lots of fun exploring.
Nalini lives in a really adorable Berkeley neighborhood! It was such a nice change from the concrete covering NYC... Walking to the Rose Garden and the park was really nice.
The studio itself was spacious and clean - it's a great value. She and her son stay in the back rooms separated by a door - you have the entire studio but I wouldn't recommend it for couples who are seeking total privacy.
Nalini was also helpful, friendly, and all the amenities are as described. I would recommend it if you need a place to stay in Berkeley!
The apartment was ok. It looks exactly as you see in the pictures. The location is good. I had a few problems, but Nalini and her husband fixed them well. It was a bit hard to find the apartment on my first day because it was too dark to read the address and there was no lights in the front area of the house. Thank you!
The apartment was lovely and very spacious. Nalini was very friendly and accommodating. Thank you!
My stay was absolutely excellent. The area is beautiful and the home is very nice. The location is perfect right near the rose garden and it is a short walk to all the restaurants. I only had one problem with the shower and they fixed it almost immediately. I would love to stay here again and would highly recommend it to anyone.
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About the Host, Nalini
Hey everyone! Welcome to Berkeley. I am a single mom who is working full time and going to school full time. My son and I rent the studio to help us out financially so we can stay in this house. We love our location and hope you will too. :-)