The Blake Garden Residence

berkeley, san francisco & bay area
3 bedroom - 2 bath
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$472 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

An architect-owned home in Berkeley, California with contemporary interiors, beautiful kids rooms and a private backyard. It sleeps 5 + 1. Fully furnished and recently remodeled, this stylish home is stocked with tons of books for kids and adults, board games for all ages and a family-proof dining space: a great pantry, cooking utensils for family meals, plus a high chair. The front yard has veggies, fruits and stunning Golden Gate views, while the backyard boasts a large lawn to play, dine or relax. Explore the local museums or head into the city for sightseeing, before you relax at this tranquil spot in your very own luxurious parents-only suite.

Why Kids Love it

This is a magical place for kids, with lots of spaces to inspire creativity and play. Children will love the garden featuring fruit and vegetable beds, a deck swing and a sand box. The hosts have closed off the driveway to transform it into a play area, with a teepee swing and many other garden games. Inside, the amazing kids rooms are filled with lots of color, fun books, toys and seriously cool beds. For day trips, take them to the local Berkeley museums (15 minutes’ drive), Children’s Fairyland theme park, Oakland Zoo or head into the city for sea-lion spotting at Pier 39 (all around half an hour away).

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Safety notes: there are a few split level steps in the living space and steps outdoors. There is car parking on the street and car rental is recommended.

About the Location

The house is located between Berkeley and the Kensington Hills, just outside Oakland and San Francisco, California. It’s a short drive to grocery stores, restaurants and shops, as well as Albany Beach (10 minutes away). El Cerrito BART station is 3 minutes’ drive and Tilden Regional Park and Wildcat Canyon are a couple of miles away from the house. The beautiful Blake Garden is located 1 block behind the house and features a beautiful fish pool, while Huber Park and playground is just 15 minutes’ walk. There are some great museums and cultural spots here: visit Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley Art Museum and Film Archive, or The Greek Theatre - all around 15 minutes’ drive. Downtown Berkeley is 15 minutes’ drive; San Francisco city is 25 minutes’ drive; the international airport is around 40 minutes away.

Accommodation Details

The house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, all set on 1 floor. A light open plan living space boasts a kitchen/living/dining room, leading to a cozy separate office. The primary bedroom features a queensize bed and an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower. The second bathroom has shower-over-bathtub. The colorful children’s room has a set of bunk beds, while a second kids room has a cozy house-style single floor bed. The hosts also have 1 air bed, 1 double sofabed and 1 travel crib available for extra guests on request. Outside, there are 2 lush gardens, complete with a grassy lawn and vegetable patches, as well as a deck with outdoor seating.

Style Notes

Pretty and playful. This architect-owned home is filled with light, color and charm to create a truly unique environment. Recently remodeled, it has been decorated with a bold mix of pastel and primary colors (check out the tonal blocking in the hallway and the exterior coastal stripes) as well as deeper dark hues for a more sophisticated touch. Unique contemporary light fixtures and a luxurious Italian shower juxtapose with the rustic brick fireplace and ceiling beams in the living room. We love the quirky picture window leading the eye from the kitchen to the cozy lounge space, the beautiful blue hues in the kitchen and the contemporary wooden fitted closets in the primary bedroom.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 queen
1 bunk bed
1 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
julien t.
Member since March 25, 2016

Berkeley, San Francisco & Bay Area

Spirit, culture and a green soul

Berkeley is a fantastic family holiday destination. Best known for its flower power and free speech 1960s vibe, as well as UC Berkeley, it's a great place to live and visit. Imagine: a city where walking and cycling are truly popular and safe ways to get around. A city where 'regreening' the urban area are key priorities. And that's before you mention the family-friendliness, the green spaces, the great food and the unique cultural attractions of the city. This is the site of juggling and unicycling festivals, a place with farmers' markets and kid-designed playgrounds, and all within half an hour of San Francisco. The USA's most liberal city is also one of its most liveable.