Private, Quiet, and Serene Unit in Berkeley Hills / Kensington
This unit is completely private. Both rooms look out onto a beautiful garden complete with a Koi filled pond and waterfall. There is a lovely area for outdoor eating next to the pond with table and gas grill. There is a removable child safety ga …
I read the reviews and as there was one negative I decided to call the owner and see if the issues raised had been dealt with. He assured me they were and promised me a money back if I wasn't satisfied. Anyway the location was great, the home was cute and clean. The drawers all work and the window shade was in place. These issues had been bitterly complained about by a previous guest. The beds were very comfortable and I would stay there again!
Very disappointing. While the location and property are (could be) lovely, the rental is part of the main house - with an unlocked door connecting it to the hall of the main house. There was black mold over one of the bathtubs. The entire place needs carpet cleaning, painting, window cleaning, airing. It smells of mildew/mold. No reading lamps, no dresser in one of the bedrooms, and the other dresser had broken drawers that fell apart when opening. No sink in kitchen - no kitchen counter, no oven, no laundry facilities. The television is a computer program and extremely difficult to use -- Not cable or satellite as listing states. No fish in fishpond, in neglected garden area. The entire property is neglected. We would not return.
The unit is very well-appointed to visiting the SF area, assuming you do not want to stay in the city. The unit was clean and looked as described. However, the description does say that this is a private unit. In actuality, the yard is shared with the owners (with just a broken baby gate separating the yards). The owner has dogs who can access this yard and leave their poop. Also, the unit is actually attached to the owner's home, separated simply by a door that is lockable only from the owner's side. Especially given that we have small children, this was not the most comfortable and private feeling for us. We also agree with the previous renter's comments about the tv and the fact that the deposit check is destroyed rather than returned.
The two bedroom unit is very nice, with a view of the beautiful garden. The beds are indeed very comfortable and the bathrooms spacious. The bus is one block from the property, runs relatively frequent and stops in the heart of Berkeley, as well as the BART station. It would have been nice to have traditional cable or satellite TV versus the podcast TV that was available. I was disappointed that my deposit check was said to have been torn up, rather than returned to me, which is the reason for 4 stars rather than 5 stars. That being said, if compared to a hotel stay in Berkeley, this property is far superior in quality and value, as well as privacy.
We were very relaxed staying there and we slept better than we had in YEARS!!! Your location is peaceful, beautiful and so wonderfully out of the way. Don't think we could stay anywhere else. It was perfect for us and I'm sure, will be again.
Super Private 1 Bed Cottage Super Private 1 bed cottage Kensington Hills sleeps 3. This is a truly unique vacation rental. So private you can't even see any other homes.
Features, your own totally private back yard, washer/dryer, and a full kitchen with a gas stove and Microwave oven. Fully furnished including a movie selection upon request. Access to high speed internet and on Demand Cable TV. 2.5 miles to U.C. Berkeley. The town of Kensington is adjacent to the Berkeley Hills and is a small unincorporated town with its own shops and is quite charming. 3 blocks walk to shops and restaurants. Within 2 miles there are over 100 of the finest restaurants of every ethnic cuisine in the world!
2 Blocks to a bus stop that takes you directly to the U.C. Berkeley campus and BART Trains. Perfect for a visiting professor or a vacationing couple.
Sleeps 2 comfortably but can accommodate up to 3 people. 3 Blocks from the Blakemont Estate which is one of the finest gardens in the world and home to the President of the entire UC system. It is open to the public mon-fri 8:30 to 4:30. The neighborhood is safe and has beautiful and well maintained homes on gracious lots.
Lovely Mill Valley Jewel Nestled on the hill above the town, this secluded and private 1 bedroom apartment is the true essence of Mill Valley. Our guest apartment is situated in a lush quiet setting looking out over town through wooded treetops. While inside you will enjoy the greenery that surrounds you and the warm welcoming light that cascades in from the large windows & doors. Its central location to shopping, great restaurants, Mt Tam, beaches and the Wine Country, allow the convenience of all that the Northern Bay Area has to offer. Your retreat is thoughtfully appointed, allowing you to enjoy all the comforts of home. Enjoy an open floor plan of a large living room with dining area off a well equipped kitchen equipped with all you might need to create your gourmet meal. Full bath with shower. (With a separate plumbed outdoor claw foot tub on the deck). There is one big bedroom with a queen size bed and a separate day bed. With two decks off the living area there is plenty of out door space to enjoy entertaining, relaxing with a good book or watching the deer graze in the yard. Our convenient location, open and well appointed environment along with its affordable price makes for a great value here in beautiful Mill Valley.
Vacation Rental Features
I read the reviews and as there was one negative I decided to call the owner and see if the issues raised had been dealt with. He assured me they were and promised me a money back if I wasn't satisfied.. ”
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