About this listing
This lovey sunny & private Berkeley hill apartment is a fifteen minute walk down hill to UC Berkeley, or dining at Chez Panisse or pizza at the Cheese Board. Watch the sun sink over the Golden Gate Bridge with a two minute stroll to the Rose Garden.
Climb the stairs from the street and enter our well lit, well landscaped garden and unlock the private entrance door to your little Berkeley hills get away. Connect to our wireless internet. Enjoy the morning sun as it bathes your private deck while you sit on a teak rocker and sip your coffee and admire the hundred foot tall redwood trees around you. Relax in a quiet but small bedroom, the marble tile and sky-lit bathroom and the little kitchenette. The house and grounds are smoke free. Your kitchenette has a small refrigerator with freezer, a microwave, single burner convection hot plate, a toaster and toaster oven, a grill, coffee makers, electric kettle, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, cups and utensils. It is appropriate for simple meals but too small for more than one guest. The kitchenette, like the bedroom and deck, is filled with the morning sunshine. The apartment shares a wall with the main house but we are easy going and respectful and sound transmission is minimal.
Take a two minute stroll to the Rose Garden to watch the sun sink over the Golden Gate Bridge. Take a fifteen minute walk down the hill to UC Berkeley, the Greek Theater or fine dining at Chez Panisse or budget dining at the Cheese Board with coffee and tea just around the corner at the original Peet's coffee shop in North Berkeley. Or catch the bus a half block away to take you downtown and to the local train station (BART) for a short trip to San Francisco and beyond. The Berkeley hills are a walkers paradise with meandering pedestrian paths, gorgeous old homes by Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan and views of the San Francisco Bay around every corner. If car is your preferred means of travel there is plenty of parking on the street although you will have to park 100 yards from the apartment to avoid permit parking.
The guest will have access to the apartment and to the shared clothes washer and dryer in the basement.
Interaction with guests
Our interaction with guests depends upon the circumstances. Some guests need time alone to concentrate on their academic pursuits. Others are here on holiday and would like a little advice regarding the area and we are happy to oblige. We don't intrude but we are friendly.
The North Berkeley Hills are very picturesque, quiet and within walking distance of great places to eat and drink and the UC Berkeley campus.
There is a bus stop on the corner nearby; perhaps a three minute walk from your apartment.
Other things to note
There is parking available on the street. In front of our house a permit is required to park for more than 2 hours between the hours of 8AM to 7PM Monday through Friday. To avoid permit parking you can park 100 yards up the hill where the permit parking ends.
The house and grounds are smoke free.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
My wife and I like to ride our road bikes in the Berkeley hills on the weekends and work in the garden on warm weather days . We work full time but prefer play to work. I am an avid windsurfer. My wife is an avid non-windsurfer and prefers dance class at the local YMCA. We are sociable, healthy and active. We've traveled far and wide but always on a dime.
We are easy going hosts and had the good fortune of having guests from all over the United States and all over the world; from Chicago, Seattle and Texas to Italy, Argentina, Japan, Portugal, Spain, China and more. We love living in Berkeley because of the cross section of people it attracts from techies to cooks, retired travelers to international students and professors and people just looking to escape to a scenic spot with a forgiving climate and a diverse, Pacific rim attitude.
We look forward to meeting you.