den: this sofa has been replaced with a new queen sofa bedden w/ large TV
Elegant home close to UCB

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

4 beds
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Elegant & bright, our home has 1 master bdrm w/ king bed, 1 bdrm with bunk beds, 2 full bath, living room, dining room, den w/ queen sofa bed, office, & updated kitchen. Lush & peaceful garden. Walking distance to downtown Berkeley, BART and UCB

The space

In our two-storey house, every room is suffused with light (there are 7 skylights!), every room offers a lovely view of our garden (there are cozy window seats that look onto the garden in four rooms); you will find our home to be very welcoming.

The spacious garden has many lovely places for sitting, with five majestic redwood trees rising above. We have a ping-pong table and a basketball net. Two adult bikes and two child-size bikes are also available.

The immediate area offers all sorts of delights (restaurants, cafes, bars, movie theaters, shops, markets, bookstores, etc.). We are walking distance to downtown Berkeley and less than a half a mile from the nearest BART subway station. Our home is situated on a designated bike path street and is just a few blocks from several bus stops. The UC Berkeley campus is a 15-minute walk.

Guest access

Our kitchen is fully equipped, we offer wifi and cable TV, a washer/dryer, and plenty of closet space. Linens and towels provided. Weekly cleaning service.

Interaction with guests

We will not be present during your stay, but our housecleaner will come regularly. There is a cottage in the back of the property that is occupied by long-term renters.

Other things to note

We have a sweet indoor/outdoor cat, Maisie, who keeps mostly to herself during the day and comes in at night. We would ask you to feed her and refresh her water twice a day. She does not require a litter box!

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Free parking on premises

Cleaning Fee $64 CAD
Security Deposit $635 CAD
Weekly Discount: 24%
Weekend Price $254 CAD / night
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House Rules

No pets, please. And no smoking.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

Maneck User Profile
June 2017
SanSan's place was very comfortable for us. The location was good for the four of us since I have another son living in Berkeley close by. The kitchen and living areas are spacious so all six of us could get together and hang out without feeling cramped in a tight place. The master bedroom and bath are very comfortable and spacious. The outdoors is charming and the gardener takes good care to keep it clean. All-in-all, an excellent stay for our family.

Maralin User Profile
August 2015
We were attending a wedding at the Berkeley City Club, and San San's house worked out very well for my husband and two young adult children. We stayed for a week to visit San Francisco as well, but needed to drive to the Bart Station, and then take the train. The beautifully renovated California bungalow is surrounded by a privacy fence, has lots of skylights and windows, includes a very large master bedroom, and bath, on the second floor, has sizeable bedrooms and a wonderful and bright new kitchen. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, and private and nicely lit at night too. All in all, like a 4-5 star hotel! And a book-lover's dream - so many on the shelves! San San sent detailed instructions about the house, prior to our arrival, and the house was spotless. She was also extremely responsive with problems: the overhead light in the master bath was not working and she was able to have her electrician (who had a key) fix it without our being there and within a day or two. We had an abundance of ants in the kitchen at one point, but my daughter found them nesting in a flower pot over the sink which we put outside. As is often the case, when we travel, we left behind one charger and one pair of headphones, and our host kindly sent them.

Berkeley, California, United StatesJoined in March 2014
SanSan User Profile

We are so pleased to meet you! We are SanSan (age 44), Kai (age 11) and Bo (age 9). Kai and Bo are happy, productive school boys, interested in history, sports, strategy games and drawing all kinds of things. SanSan is a professor at UC Berkeley. We very recently lost Kenneth, devoted father to Kai and Bo and loving husband to SanSan. We have always been adventurers and we honor Kenny by keeping up the tradition. We have lived in China, Taiwan, France, New York City, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and now Berkeley, California! We are making our well-loved and well-cared-for home available to others while we travel.

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