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Beautiful Modern European Style in-Law Unit-Albany/Tropical Yard

Beautiful Modern European Style in-Law Unit-Albany/Tropical Yard

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 2, 2014
Intimate Tropical Luxury Better Than Most 4-5 Star Rooms

Very Clean Modern European Style In-Law Unit. Stylized compact basement unit with four windows has kitchenette, shower w/ Jacuzzi tub, one bed, HW floors, Italian tiles. Private entry, tropical yard w/outdoor Jacuzzi & fire pit.

The space is small so it best suits a single person or a very cozy duo. Ideal for visiting scholars, parents/grandparents of UC students.

Transportation is very easy by bus, Bart, car, and foot. Bart station for service to downtown Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco.

Non-smokers please.

You are always greeted with a bottle of wine, chocolates and fresh flowers.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Blanca (a Kaiser Nurse from Guatemala) and Greg (a Hearing Specialist from Berkeley) love the area and people for its diversity, activities, music, gourmet dinning, and local culture.

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Speaks:: english, spanish, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2014

9 Reviews

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Beautiful Modern European Style in-Law Unit-Albany/Tropical Yard
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p447081vb
-510-325-4906
Berkeley The Bay Area
Brandon, SD
5

Cozy Stay

  • 5 of 5
This place was great! My daughter & I stayed here for 5 nights and had a wonderful time. The place was VERY clean, great bed, and we were able to cook most of our evening meals there. The owners were more than accommodating to us and very helpful with whatever we needed. We usually walked to the BART, but would take a cab home. I would recommend this rental to anyone. We found it less expensive than any hotel and a lot more homey. I would happily stay here again should I ever be in the San Francisco area.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Modern European Style in-Law Unit-Albany/Tropical Yard
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p447081vb
-510-325-4906
Berkeley The Bay Area
5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
This studio truly felt like our home away from home for a wonderful five week stay. Gregory and Blanca are welcoming, forthcoming and gracious hosts. They were a joy to meet and deal with.
The studio is immaculately clean and beautifully designed. It is well equipped, comfortable to use and well stocked. The location is quiet. We slept with windows open to the sound of birds chirping in the morning. We walked everywhere and public transportation is within blocks. There is easy access to shopping, entertainment, restaurants and cafes.
We are looking forward to our future stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Modern European Style in-Law Unit-Albany/Tropical Yard
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p447081vb
-510-325-4906
Berkeley The Bay Area
san diego,CA
4

beautiful studio. great location

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I had a wonderful stay. Both Ellen who met us and Greg were most gracious and welcoming. The place is well equipped, even had an espresso machine and a fireplace. And they left us a nice bottle of wine which we enjoyed each evening. Greg recommend a tapas place within walking distance which we had an enjoyable dinner there. We would highly recommend staying at this place.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Modern European Style in-Law Unit-Albany/Tropical Yard
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p447081vb
-510-325-4906
Berkeley The Bay Area
5

A lovely retreat!

  • 5 of 5
My experience staying here was just lovely! Greg and Bianca have made this studio very comfortable and charming. Their lovely yard with a hot tub was an added bonus to the experience. It's walking distance to Solano Avenue where there are lots of choices to dine and shop and a movie theater. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, or recommend this to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
business
Beautiful Modern European Style in-Law Unit-Albany/Tropical Yard
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p447081vb
-510-325-4906
Berkeley The Bay Area
5

Awesome, Beautiful, Gorgeous !!!!

  • 5 of 5
I'm a traveling RN, was stuck in a crappy place in SanFrancisco and commuting to Oakland for work, this place was a Godsend! Only 20min to Oakland, less then 10min to the Bart Station (which takes only about 40min or so to get back into SanFrancisco via Bart), safe neighborhood, street parking always easy to find, 5min away from a Target, Solono Ave full of shops, cute places to eat, gyms just 2 blocks or so down, easy access to the interstate only about 5 min away. Greg and Blanca were very welcoming, super sweet couple! They were always available to give me any other info I might need about the area as well. The in law unit was gorgeous! Intricate details to the design. Perfect size for 1-2 persons. I would definitely stay here again! :)
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Modern European Style in-Law Unit-Albany/Tropical Yard
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p447081vb
-510-325-4906
Berkeley The Bay Area
Kansas City, MO
5

We want to return as soon as possible!

  • 5 of 5
What can I say that hasn't already been said about this space? It was delivered as promised. The posted photos, however, do not do it justice. It was even more beautiful than the photos imply. Greg and his wife spent a lot of time and effort making the space wonderful.

Speaking of our hosts, they were so welcoming. Greg picked us up at the nearby BART station and gave us a short tour of the neighborhood on the way to the space. There was a bottle of wine and some chocolates greeting us upon arrival. If we needed anything, Greg was just a phone call or text away.

The space is located near many interesting shops and restaurants in Albany/Berkeley. We spent one day just exploring all the area had to offer. The next day was spent in San Francisco, which was about 1-1.5 hours away by BART. The nearest BART stop is about a 30-minute walk through a cozy residential neighborhood.

I would definitely recommend this space for couples looking for a romantic getaway, travelers on a budget, or people looking for homey comfort near an urban setting.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Oakland International Airport at 18 Miles Nearest Barpub : Kingman's Ivy Room at 0.4 Miles Nearest Ferry : Oakland, Jack London Square at 8.9 Miles Nearest Golf : Tilden Park Golf Course at 3.9 Miles Nearest Train : Emeryville at 4.7 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 80 at 0.2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cafe Raj at 0.3 Miles Nearest Ski : REI-Berkeley at 0.8 Miles Nearest Beach : Alameda Beach at 13.7 Miles Car: recommended

1 1/2 blocks from strolling Solano Avenue (bus to SFO, downtown Berkeley), 20 minute walk to Bart. Albany and Berkeley have some of best international gourmet restaurants in the world.

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Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay
$159
$805
$2,190
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $65

Cleaning fee: $65.00 per visit

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Amenities

Property Type

  • studio

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Spa

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 420 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
  • Cheng Designs concrete counter-top and window-sill. Glass block shower with Italian tile accents.

Bedrooms

  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen size Sleep Number bed, new pillow-top, linens are new and very good quality (Westin - Heavenly bedding linen and pillows)

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 15 garden chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Access to wireless internet at 48 Mpbs download and 2 Mpbs upload
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