Overview of Serene Cozy Private Suite Patio ~ Upscale Berkeley

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1 bedroom, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
1 bedroom, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
1 bedroom, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
1 bedroom, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Gym
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationUniversity of California, Berkeley16 min walk
    Popular LocationBerkeley Marina11 min drive
    Popular LocationJack London Square16 min drive
    AirportSan Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)33 min drive

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About this area


Located in Berkeley, this vacation home is near a metro station and near theme parks. Greek Theater and Fox Theater are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Oakland City Center and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Check out an event or a game at RingCentral Coliseum, and consider making time for Oakland Museum of California, a top attraction not to be missed. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and windsurfing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with cycling and hiking/biking trails.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • University of California, Berkeley - 16 min walk
  • Berkeley Marina - 11 min drive
  • Bay Bridge - 14 min drive
  • San Pablo Lytton Casino - 16 min drive
  • Jack London Square - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Rockridge Station - 2 min drive
  • Oakland-Jack London Square Station - 7 min drive
  • AirportOakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 18 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Serene Cozy Private Suite Patio ~ Upscale Berkeley

Stay in a private & cozy suite in a beautiful Mediterranean home built by B. Reede Hardman in Claremont hills close to Claremont Hotel (1 mile from the Rockridge BART metro station - 3-5min drive/uber, 25 min walk~ 1.5 miles from UC Berkeley - 5-7min drive/uber~10 miles from San Francisco - 20min drive/uber). Private entrance, 3 single beds, kitchenette, personal bathroom, keypad access. Entire lower floor, patio & koi pond with waterfall is a lovely spot for your dining.

The space
*The main house was built in the 1920's, the Mediterranean architecture, hardwood floors and French doors add to its charm.
*Located in the proximity of the landmark Claremont Hotel which offers added convenience of Spa, Salon, Massage, Gym, Tennis Club and Fine Dining within two blocks of walking distance.
*Private suite has two rooms with three wooden beds and a personal bathroom. The cozy suite is ideal for two people but is offered for an additional bed as needed since the day bed is ideal for a group of three people. Please note that the day bed shares the kitchenette.
*Kitchenette has a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, French press, refrigerator and kettle/utensils for beverages.
*Free dual band WIFI is available.
*Wooden desk/chair, wooden Lap desks, extra folding tables and chairs are available in the closets.
*Private Patio with Bistro table and chairs near Koi pond is a lovely spot for your yoga and dining.
*Guests staying longer than 5 days can request keys to the laundry room for their personal laundry.
*This is a pet-free and smoke-free environment.
*We strive on keeping the private unit spot-clean and dust-free.

Guest access
*Your ‘Private Entrance Gate’ – you will need to go DOWN LEFT on the ‘sidewalk’ facing the 'main house'.
*If you enter through the Front entrance gate of the main house, you will need to make a left on the narrow pathway to go to the private suite.
*Please do not park in the driveway of the main house. Permit-Free street parking is available outside the unit.
*Keypad entry code will provided in the 'welcome email' a few days before your scheduled check-in/arrival date. You will not need host to be present in person for entering the private suite at any hour.
*Check-in time is 4:00PM onward anytime.
*Check-out time is 11:00AM. Please inform the host by sending a text/email message when you have checked out of the unit.

Other things to note
*We respect our neighbors and neighborhood.
*Please do not leave any visible items/valuables in your parked cars as a 'rule of thumb' for parking in any city (even if this neighborhood is upscale and safe).
The neighborhood
Kalpana’s place is located in Berkeley, California, United States.
The location is in the neighborhood of the landmark Claremont Hotel in Claremont Hills; and is about a 10 minute drive to UC Berkeley.

Getting around
The location is walking distance from AC transit bus services. The Rockridge BART* station is less than 1 mile away. One can walk to Claremont Avenue or College Avenue in a pleasant 5 or 7 minute walk.

*Bay Area Rapid Transit

Property manager

Kalpana Singh
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking nearby
  • Onsite parking
  • Street parking


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished patio
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat

Work spaces

  • Desk


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near a metro station
  • In the mountains
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf privileges
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby


  • Sleeps 3



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance
You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions

Access methods

Access code, private entrance


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Very Zen
Nice place to stay and very clean. Perfect distance from Berkeley.

5/5 Excellent

Clean and pleasant
We were quite happy with the property. The shower is a bit small for a full grown man...

5/5 Excellent

A Very Pleasant Place to Stay
I recently completed a very pleasant month's stay at the "Claremont" VRBO in Berkeley. The property is located in a lovely part of Berkeley, walking distance to restaurants, shops, food stores a BART station (20 minute walk) and several bakeries and coffee shops, one of the great charms of Berkeley. It is clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. Kalpana, Singh, the owner, is friendly, helpful, responsive and a pleasure to deal with. Although I did not have a car, I believe there is parking on the street. Claremont is located on a hill and cannot be reached without a several-minute uphill walk from all approaches. All are pleasant walks but might be a challenge for some, so a car can come in handy, unless you like to bike , which I find to be the ideal way to get around Berkeley, an amazingly bike-friendly places.. As for the layout of the Claremont ", it consists of 2 rooms and a small bath (shower only). Originally it was a servant's apartment for the large, stately, older home of which it is a part. The larger of its two rooms is a good -size bedroom with two twin beds and plenty of closet space. It is well-suited for 2 people and could easily accommodate a cot or crib for a third. The second room is where one enters the apartment. It is considerably smaller than the first. It contains the kitchen area, which consists of a small sink, 2 burner stove, a microwave, a bar-size refrigerator/freezer, a reasonable assortment of kitchen utensils and equipment and a few cabinets . It also has a small table pushed up against one wall, with one chair, and another twin bed. For a single guest, like me, who ate most meals, aside from breakfast, elsewhere, and who never needed more than the one chair during his stay, this was not a problem,. but for two or more guests or ones who wanted to cook, dine or entertain in the apartment, it could be. To address it, I believeI Ms. Singh is considering replacing the twin bed with a table large enough to accommodate 4 chairs. That would make the room far more versatile and better suited and more comfortable for multiple guests. I should also note that the Claremont is well-maintained and clean, with nice linens and towels. and good Wi Fi service It is a place where I would certainly stay again - and indeed hope to do so next year.

5/5 Excellent

Very nice place
This place gave me comfort and privacy. I liked the area as well. Sitting outside, having a coffee is wonderful.

5/5 Excellent

Alles sehr schön. Auch die Betten sind sehr bequem und sauber.
Parken vor dem Haus kostet jeden Monat 49$ Strafzettel wegen Behinderung der Reinigung. Leider habe ich da nicht aufgepasst.