Bougainvillea in bloom over windowsBerkeley Vacation Rental Dining room with fireplace and foyer and living room beyond
Historic Home in Vibrant Elmwood!
Historic Home in Vibrant Elmwood!
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Berkeley's historical Elmwood House, a 1905 Edwardian duplex, is located n Berkeley's sought-after Elmwood district. It has original architectural detail including 9' ceilings, built-ins and pocket doors, many windows and lots of light. This home is one of Berkeley's most loved neighborhoods where tree-lined streets and brown-shingle homes abound.

Located in a quiet Cul-de-sac, in a friendly neighborhood with two kid's parks a half block away, and ideally located within walking distance of College and Telegraph Avenues where you will find fine dining, ethnic restaurants, bookstores, theatre, Berkeley's university campus, and more. Rockridge and Elmwood sit astride College Avenue with a plethora of fine dining establishments, cafes, and other stores along the entire stretch, and the University of California of Berkeley (CAL) at the north end.

The local theatre is just two blocks away and right in the hub of many popular restaurants. Cal Performances is located on campus and a must visit when you are here. San Francisco is only 8 miles away and easily accessible by BART. (10 blocks from house). Monterey and Carmel are approximately a 2 hour drive and the wine country, (Napa Valley and Sonoma) are only about an hour's drive. At your doorstep are some of the most beautiful parks and hiking trails in the east bay park district. WalkScore for this property is 97!

Elmwood House has three bedrooms, one of which can be used as office or den/office, a very spacious open living area that spans the entire floor from living room to foyer, to dining room and kitchen. Beyond the kitchen is a fully equipped laundry room, which leads to the outdoors, and a fenced-in patio with table. There is also an excellent 'Knight' (British) piano for your use if you know how to play.

Free parking on premise

Extra people £39 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee £145
Security Deposit £391
Weekly Discount: 8%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Many who are getting married choose this house for various reasons. If you are planning a wedding and want to have an event here, please inquire further. It is a great house for events, but I would like to know in advance if you are planning an event for a large group.

There is garage parking for one car only. Street parking otherwise .

There are two queen beds, one queen sofabed, one single sofa that some have slept on, and airbeds if you have additional guests, but please email if you do, as we need to know in advance if you need extra bedding etc.

The house is very well equipped for families with small children, and practically everything you need for infants and toddlers is here - from 2 new Pak-N-Plays, bedding, Toddler Aerbed, Mc Laren stroller, high chair, booster seats, infant Primo bath, toddler bathtub, kid cutlery etc., softy toys, blocks, puzzles, books, videos, Please ask me for a detailed list of items if you have kids


7 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Ajay User Profile
November 2012
My girlfriend and I put our families in Maura's lovely rental over Thanksgiving. The flat was well-stocked with everything we needed, was beautifully furnished, and had great, natural light. The parents loved the space and were glad to be able to walk around Elmwood and Rockridge. Maura was quick to respond to our couple of quick questions. Highly recommended!

Ben User Profile
November 2012
A beautiful house and neighborhood to host 5 colleagues for a conference at UC Berkeley. Maura was helpful and the house was comfortable and had everything we needed. Thank you Maura!

Omri User Profile
September 2012
My wife, 1.8 years old kid and myself + friends couple with their 1 year old kid stayed in this beautiful house for a month so we can definitely give accurate feedback on this house and host. The house is as advertise - great location near Telegraph and Collage st. in Berkeley - close to everything from BART, UC-Berkeley campus, many local shops and restaurants. Very fun place to walk around - beautiful houses and gardens + a haven for families with babies (2 great kids parks 30 second walk from the house!) The house is packed with equipment for the stay and is decorated very elegantly. The master bedroom is huge with great light and very comfortable bed and beddings. The second bed room have 2 beds (for 2 and 1 person) and is also very comfortable. The house has a great dinning room (which we also used as a work table) and a nice living room with a couch that opens into a bed. The kitchen has everything and we made many home cooking dinners there. The landlord Maura was very nice and attentive. She answered all our SMS/email very fast and even during the weekend and supplied us (with no extra charge) with more equipment for the kitchen when my wife wanted to bake some special treats. She also supplied the two babies in the house with baby beds and many toys and baby books. All in all we had a wonderful month stay with many days of work and travel to the wine county (1 hour drive north) and SF (less then 30 minutes in BART). It was fun coming back to the house every evening and having a home away from home. I wholeheartedly recommend this house - if the price is right for you - you will enjoy it.

Henry User Profile
December 2011
This was a perfect location and a beautiful home for our recent visit to Berkeley. The house is gorgeous, in a quiet location, and well equipped with everything needed including a great selection of teas and some basics in the cupboards when we arrived. We enjoyed the sunny rooms and beautiful rooms, and the location could not be better. We walked to UC campus, CAL Performances, the Elmwood Theater and great restaurants at night. College Avenue is just two blocks away, and BART is a short walk from the house for day-trips to San Francisco and beyond. We miss our daily walks to Peet's and Cole's Coffeehouses, La Farine Bakery, and Ici for ice-cream! Loved playing the piano at the house too. Hope to be back next year!

Lydia User Profile
July 2011
This beautiful, comfortable home had everything we needed for a pleasant stay, and Maura made contact several times to make sure we were finding what we needed and to let us know she was available to answer any questions. The neighborhood is within walking distance of all kinds of amenities; it was filled with flowers and (URL HIDDEN) altogether pleasant experience I would be more than happy to repeat.

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Real Estate Broker/Writer/Artist/UC Berkeley student, and mother - originally from England and Ireland, and living in the San Francisco Bay Area 20 plus years.

Languages: English, Français, العربية
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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