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Spectacular, large flat with SF Bay & bridge views

A blustery day.
13 reviews
A blustery day.
The living room has views of the bay, San Francisco and bridges.  There is a TV in the cabinet.
The 4th of July from the deck.
The front of the house and parking area.  The gate leads down to the flat.
The living room.  The door leads to the bedrooms, family room and laundry room.
Living room with eating area that can be extended.  Door on right goes to office and kitcen.
Dining area
There are additional dining chairs and tables available for larger groups.
Wisteria in April
The Kitchen is fully stocked.
The kitchen eating area has a view of the hills and bay.
The beautiful bay.
The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and a walk in closet.
The seating area in the master bedroom overlooks the hills.
The master bathroom has a custom, limestone shower and a view of the hills.
The family room's couch folds out to a comfortable queen bed and there is an extra cot for children.
The library in the family room has numerous books and games.  The TV is in the cabinet.
The hall to the family room and master bedroom.  The entrance to the laundry room is to the right.
The second bedroom has and en suite bathroom, a queen bed and a view of the hills.
There are antique doors on the closet in the second bedroom.
The second bathroom has an antique tub and custom limestone surround.
El fresco dining on the deck.
The stairs off the deck lead to the private parking area.
It's all in the details.
The office if full of information about the bay area.
The laundry room has extra linens, an iron, a vacuum and cleaning supplies.
SF Bay Views
Wisteria covers the home in the spring.
Parking area and gate
A view of the house from across the canyon.
gate detail
The setting sun cradled in the Golden Gate.
Four shots of the view sent to me by a guest.
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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Berkeley, California
2 ++ bedroom, 2 bath 1500 sq ft flat

Live a quiet and secluded lifestyle, in the hills just minutes from UC or downtown Berkeley. This contemporary 1500 sq ft flat is a one-of-a-kind work of art; living/dining room and deck with spectacular bay views, hand plastered walls, open beam ceilings and limestone kitchen and bathrooms. As well as two large bedrooms with private baths, this flat features a study and a family room complete with built in bookcases and ample storage. There's a washer/dryer and laundry/linen room that is fully stocked. The kitchen has all new appliances. The flat is comfortably and eclectically furnished.

This flat is perfect for a family, two individuals or couples. There is a sofa bed in the family room for extra guests.

Located in the hills above the Claremont Hotel this sunny flat is the entire lower floor...
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Listing #FKN2289753
About the Owner
Gillian S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
The owner or manager will meet you at the flat to give you a tour and give you the keys. Feel free to contact her if you have any questions or concerns. We are happy to guide you to the best restaurants, museums and tours in the area.
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

My son and I have stayed at this retreat for several years now. We always visit the Bay area for an entire month during the summer, and this wonderful apartment has become our second home. The views are spectacular, the house is owned by an...More

Thank skastner2017
Management response:Responded 20 November 2017

I look forward to your return as always. Thank you!

Reviewed 12 November 2017

The flat is beautiful and functional, located in a peaceful and nice neighborhood on the hillside. A short distance to the services of Berkeley, however a car is needed. Easy to exercise by walking in the hillside. Gillian (the owner) is very helpful and advises...More

Thank Tiina H
Management response:Responded 12 November 2017

Thank you Tiina! It was wonderful to meet you and your family.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

While being on sabbatical at UCB we were able to rent Gillian´s phantastic flat on Grandview Drive in Berkeley for 6 weeks, and then took the next chance of a visit to Berkeley to return to this place where we felt so at home and...More

Thank Werner D
Management response:Responded 12 November 2017

Thank you Werner! Please come again soon.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
No loud parties please. Extra tables and chairs are provided if you would like to host a dinner. Please let the owner know if you are having guests to arrange additional parking.
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Sofa
    2 Queens
    1 Twin
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
R 5 626
R 5 626
R 27 776
US$1 950
R 74 782
US$5 250
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning fee: R 2 137 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: R 14 244 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
A past renter left this description of the area: 'You will feel close to everything, but are staying in a very peaceful, private space. From this base, we enjoyed the whole bay area with easy trips down the pacific coast, into the city and north into the forests and wine country. The Berkeley and Oakland areas are minutes away for supplies and many dining and entertainment options.'

and another: 'Claremont is centrally located which makes this a perfect place to stay if you have a car and want to travel around. We had to go two times to San Jose which was only a 40 minutes’ drive each way, and went back and forth to San Francisco (25 min away). Even Napa Valley seemed close at 1 hr drive on well directed freeways.'
Golf, tennis and boating close by.
Getting around
A car is needed because the house is up in the hills but just 5 a minute drive takes you to BART's Rockridge Station. This is the most convenient method for getting into San Francisco. My favorite way to go to the city is on the ferry. It leaves regularly from Jack London Sq in Oakland and there is free parking in a lot near by.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Oakland International: 24.0 km
Railway: Emeryville: 8.0 km
Ferry: Jack London Sq, Oakland: 13.0 km
The owner will send you complete directions and maps to local markets and restaurants in case you want to stop on your way to the flat.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.2 km.
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