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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 39 m²
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Gregory and Blanca Free
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

About Gregory and Blanca Free

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.

Gregory and Blanca Free purchased this studio in 2000

Map

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

Amenities

Albany Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 39 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
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)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 15 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
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
Notes:
Access to wireless internet at 48 Mpbs download and 2 Mpbs upload

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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5

Perfect little place for the two of us

  • 5 of 5

Gregory and Blanca's home is a gorgeous, clean, custom little studio in their home basement. They have seriously thought of everything for their guests, and the area is great as well. We will definitely stay here in the future. 5 stars 😊

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Greg and Bianca were awesome. They are very friendly and know how to make you feel welcome at their house. The location is close to great restaurants, mall at Emeryville, and San Francisco. They were very welcoming and allowed us to use their laundry on sight.

The neighbor hood is very quite and parking on the street was good. I would recommend this location for a great Stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great get away

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant environment. Close to everything i needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us Hazel, It was a pleasure to have you here.
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5

Delightful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. Our host was quite friendly and ensured that we were comfortable as well as offering helpful advice on activities. The amenities were fantastic and the beautiful yard was quite relaxing. We found the location very convenient for access to family in Berkeley as well as our other activities.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very friendly owners who gave us a tour of the unit when we checked in. It was amazing how many amenities were able to fit into the space. A very satisfying stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful property and owners

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed tremendously our stay at Greg and Blanca's rental in Albany. Greg and Blanca were wonderful hosts, courteous and helpful. The apartment was very clean and delightfully equipped and decorated. The location was perfect for safe and interesting evening walks throughout the neighborhood. We particularly enjoyed the close proximity to Solano Avenue, which is lined with numerous ethnic restaurants and boutique shops. The apartment is also only 3 blocks from the Ohlone bike and pedestrian trail, a level pathway that extends for several miles. We would definitely recommend Greg and Blanca's place to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65

Cleaning fee: $65.00 per visit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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