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Walk to the famous Gourmet Ghetto of Berkeley


House • Berkeley CA United States

    8 Guests  
    3 Bedrooms  
    2 Bathrooms  
    Pets welcome
  Primary home

Exchange types accepted

  Simultaneous  
  Non-simultaneous  
  Non-reciprocal  
  Hospitality  

Statistics

Listed  June 2021
Views  501

General overview

Our chef's kitchen was totally remodeled in 2015. It's light, used locally sourced woods and is a joy to cook in or to just hang out. We have 2 decks, a patio, cedar hot tub, redwood garden, 3 fireplaces, and views of trees and the San Francisco Bay beyond. You can walk to the Gourmet Ghetto, world famous Chez Panisse restaurant where the California cuisine movement was started by Alice Waters, the Cheese Board, wine stores, a weekly organic farmers market, shops and more. A few more blocks away is the University of California with it's spectacular campus, Zellerbach Hall for concerts, sporting events, and campus life. We are also a 15 min walk from downtown Berkeley, the brand new Berkeley Museum and Pacific Film Archives, many great restaurants, live theater at several venues, live music, more movie theaters, shops and more. We are close to two BART stops (Berkeley and North Berkeley) for the 20 minute ride to San Francisco and all it has to offer. 2 blocks up the street is Cordonices Park with the worlds greatest slide for kids, a stream, ball field and trails. Also next to the park is the Rose Garden where you can watch the sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge and two public tennis courts. There are hidden stairways all around that make for a fun walking adventure (we have a special map). Tilden Regional Park is an 8 min drive with miles of hiking and running trails (many with views of the Golden Gate Bridge). Tilden has a swimming lake, a petting zoo for the kids, steam trains, and a carousel. We are within an hour by car of the Marin Headlands, Point Reyes Station, beaches and trails with Tule Elk and other wildlife. Also within an hour is Napa and the Sonoma wine country. Sebastopol is an hour with wine and apples, the Russian River is about 1.5 hours. We are close to Mendocino, to the Gold County, Silicon Valley, Monterey, and so much more. Our house has 3 bedrooms (the master with a brand new Brooklyn Bedding memory foam queen mattress as of 2020; one with a double bed; and one with a new sofa bed as of 2019) so comfortably sleeps 6. We also have a fold out bed and a double air mattress that allows for more people. We have lots of nieces and nephews and often have big slumber parties for the whole family. We would be happy to help you plan any adventures in Northern California. We often trade cars during home swaps and have a smaller Honda Fit great for bopping around town and easy to park. We also have a larger Subaru Outback SUV. Both cars seat 5 people. We love home exchanges and have done over 50. We will take care of your house as if it were our own. We have a comprehensive house book that makes recommendations for places to eat and shop in the neighborhood and farther afield. Don't hesitate to ask us any questions about our place, the area, or anything we can do to help you plan your trip.

Features


Washer

Washer

Dishwasher

Dishwasher

Clothes dryer

Clothes dryer

Oven

Oven

Microwave

Microwave

Fridge

Fridge

Iron

Iron

Hair dryer

Hair dryer

Heating

Heating

TV

TV

WiFi

WiFi

First aid kit

First aid kit

Smoke alarms

Smoke alarms

Fire extinguisher

Fire extinguisher

Bed sheets

Bed sheets

Towels

Towels

Workspace

Workspace

Fireplace

Fireplace

BBQ

BBQ

Hot tub

Hot tub

Balcony

Balcony

Garden / yard

Garden / yard

Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace

Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace

Covered porch / verandah

Covered porch / verandah


Travel Styles

    Weekend
    Adventure
    Budget
    Family
    Romantic
    Sport and leisure
    Foodie
    Relaxing
    Eco
    City
    Village
    Water
    Culture
    Hiking
    Cycling
    Good public transport
    Golf

House rules

    Suitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets welcome
    No smoking

Allergens

    Cat free
    Smoke free

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Kim

We are a couple who LOVES to travel. Kim is a Superior Court Judge and Deborah teaches in the Public Health Department of San Francisco State University. We are in our early 60's, have done close to 70 exchanges of our house and think there's no better way to travel. Sometimes we travel with family or very close friends, all of them are experienced swappers.
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