Hillside Retreat - hillsideretreat

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Welcome to the Berkeley hills.

Spacious and sophisticated 2 ++ bedroom, 2 bath flat

Live a quiet and secluded lifestyle, in the hills just minutes from UC or downtown Berkeley.  This contemporary 1500 sq ft flat is a one-of-a-kind work of art; living/dining room and deck with spectacular bay views, hand plastered walls, open beam ceilings and limestone kitchen and bathrooms.  As well as two large bedrooms with private baths, this flat features a study and a family room complete with built in bookcases and ample storage.  There's a washer/dryer and laundry room, too.  The kitchen has all new appliances.  Comfortably and eclectically furnished and "suitcase ready" -- all you need to bring are your clothes!
E-Mail hillsideretreat@gmail.com.  This flat is perfect for a small family, two individuals or couples but can accommodate a larger number.

Located at 1219 Grand View Drive, Berkeley, it is nestled in the hills above the Claremont Hotel.  This sunny flat is the entire lower floor of a very private home.  There is a separate entrance through a hand made gate.

If you'd like to make an appointment to see this flat, please contact us with your schedule and some information about yourself and your situation.  Gillian Servais   510-548-8453,  510-708-2279  HillsideRetreat@gmail.com

To view the availability calendar go to http://www.vrbo.com/261295 and check out the news on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hillside-Retreat/346123548771871
Also check out our other California listing in Palm Springs http://www.vrbo.com/220729 and St Malo Beach in Oceanside http://www.vrbo.com/300044

MAP and lots of Photos

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MAP of 1219 Grand View Drive, Berkeley, CA 94705

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Amenities

New Appliances in kitchen – refrigerator, range, microwave, dishwasher
Fully equipped kitchen – dishes, cutlery, glassware, pots, pans and culinary herbs growing just outside.
Full laundry room - washer, dryer and massive amounts of storage
Master bedroom has a walk in closet, sitting area and there is a limestone, custom built shower in the private bathroom.  Hair dryer is provided.
A deck for al fresco dining overlooking the bay.
Fully furnished with an eclectic blend of antiques and modern pieces from all over the world
An extensive library including many travel books (lots on Northern California), children's books and art books
2 TV's with DVD players
Separate office with built in desk and shelving

Rates and Contact information

Gillian Servais   510-548-8453,  510-708-2279  HillsideRetreat@gmail.com
$350/night (3 night min) .. $1600/week .. $4500/month 

4% charge if payment is made by credit card.

All utilities included (wifi and cable internet).  Off street parking on a semi-private driveway for 2 cars.  Comfortably sleeps 4 in 2 queen beds.  For an additional charge the day bed in the family room can be made up and a comfortable air mattress can be added for a maximum occupancy of 6 people. 

Security deposit, taxes and cleaning fees apply.

Please click on the Rental Agreement link above to see deposit and payment information.

To check the calendar please go to http://www.vrbo.com/261295

More Photographs and Detail Shots

Family Room, Living Room and Outside

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Master Bedroom and Second Bedroom

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Kitchen, Office, Laundry

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SUNSETS, MORE SUNSETS and a MOON SET

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Surrounding Hills and Sculpture at the Hillside Retreat

Ariel view of Oakland
Ariel view of Oakland
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Newly planted cactus and Scculents 2011
Newly planted cactus and Scculents 2011

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The new Japanese Maple in evening light
The new Japanese Maple in evening light
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Nancy LaRose Sculpture and other shapes
Nancy LaRose Sculpture and other shapes
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Wisteria in April - May
Wisteria in April - May
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Spring 2012

The driveway in April
The driveway in April
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April color on the driveway
April color on the driveway
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Fremontodendron and Ceanothus
Fremontodendron and Ceanothus
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Lupine and Salvia Lucantha
Lupine and Salvia Lucantha
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Salvia Leucantha
Salvia Leucantha
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Bloodgood Japanese Maple and Fremontodendron
Bloodgood Japanese Maple and Fremontodendron
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Favorite sites and links

East Bay Neighborhoods-Dining, Shopping and more
National Park Service, CA
Hillside Retreat's Facebook Page
The New Bay Bridge
Oakland is #5 on NY Times list of 45 places to go in 2012
NY Times on Oakland Restaurents
Napa
Sonoma
Parking in San Francisco
Bay Area Weather and more
Wild Life of the North Hills -Oakland & Berkeley. This site is updated monthly.
UC Berkeley Events Calendar -
Oakland Magazine
Diablo Magazine - Information on Contra Costa County
Local Park Maps - Hiking Trails
Great shopping & dining info by district. It also has great maps.
San Francisco Chronicle site- restaurants, movies etc...
Marin County information
The city of Alameda and area information
our St Malo Beach, Oceanside, CA listing

Art links

Yurba Buena - picking up the slack now that SFMOMA is under construction
Jamie Servais
East Bay Open Studios
The Art Murmur in Oakland
The Oakland Museum of CA
Legion of Honor
De Young Museum
SFMOMA

More Photographs and Detail Shots

Succlents and Cactus

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Children's Activities

Activities close to the Hillside Retreat for children:

Children's Fairyland in Oakland is a great place to wile some time away with young children.  They have a petting zoo.  It's on Lake Merritt and there are also ducks and geese to feed close by.  http://www.fairyland.org/


Lake Temescal is a few minutes away with play structures, a sandy beach and large grassy areas to roll about on.  http://www.ebparks.org/parks/temescal 


Montclair Park has some good playgrounds. 

http://www.great-kids-parks.com/montclair-park-oakland-ca.html  

 

Hardy (Frog) Park is another kid’s favorite.

http://www.great-kids-parks.com/hardy-frog-park-oakland-ca.html

 

Tilden Park –Berkeley

The Redwood Railway

http://www.redwoodvalleyrailway.com/5173.html

Tilden Nature Area and Little Farm

http://www.ebparks.org/parks/tilden/tna


MERRY-GO-ROUND and Lake Anza in Tilden are also favorites


Adventure Playground – near the Berkeley Marina


The Oakland Zoo http://www.oaklandzoo.org/


Lafayette Reservoir – picnics, play areas, paddle boats

http://www.ci.lafayette.ca.us/ 

Orinda Community Center cityoforinda.org  play areas, picnic areas etc..

Middle Harbor Shoreline Park  

Hidden away with some of the best views of the bay and SF

portofoakland.com

Chabot Space & Science Center  chabotspace.org

 and a little further afield

San Francisco and around the Bay

The EXPLORATORIUM

an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker. For more than forty years, we’ve built creative, thought-provoking exhibits, tools, programs, and experiences that ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to profound learning. Dive in and discover what we’re all about. http://www.exploratorium.edu/

Six Flags - Thrill Rides - Kids' Rides - Family Rides 

www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/

Aqua Adventure Fremont Water Park

www.goaquaadventure.com/


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