Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Berkeley, California - Updated 2023

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Home to the prestigious University of California, outstanding scholars aren’t all that Berkeley is known for! Step into the Bay Area and prepare to be assaulted by a myriad of natural fragrances - rose gardens amongst flourishing botanical parks aside, there are a plenty of art festivals for you to spend your weekends at.

Stay near some of your favourite sights with ten of these top Airbnb vacation rentals.

1. Charming apartment in North Berkeley (from 125 USD)

If you’re stopping by the Greek area for a concert or show, this house is the prime spot for you to rest in after a night of raving! With plenty of cafès serving up wicked selections of pastries and hand-dripped coffee, you’ll be spoilt for choice after a 5-minute walk around the Gourmet Ghetto neighbourhood. After a long day of travels, step into your Airbnb apartment and let the abundance of natural light envelope you into a warm embrace - the curtains in your new apartment filter the light into a soft glow for you to sink into a deep sleep.

Charming Apartment

Address: North Berkeley (see map)

Price: from 125 USD

Number of Guests: 2

2. Beautiful private room in North Berkeley (from 70 USD)

For nature lovers, this listing is a must-see when you’re visiting Berkeley! Wake up to the sights of adorable green planters greeting you when dawn breaks, and the occasional fragrance of grilled bacon wafting in from the shared kitchen. The friendly host, Lizzie, will ensure that you have an awesome stay here by providing you with snacks, clean linen, and tips for the best vacationing experience here. You may run into other Airbnb renters in the common living room, but feel free to strike up a conversation with them - who knows, you may go home with a new friend made!

Beautiful Private Room

Address: North Berkeley (see map)

Price: from 70 USD

Number of Guests: 2

3. Modern duplex in Berkeley Hills (from 120 USD)

Located mere steps away from La Loma Park that boasts of panoramic views of the surrounding bay area, this duplex is a luxurious gem in the arms of Mother Nature. During the daytime, the interior is flooded with the abundance of natural light from the outside, and you can head out to the patio for a BBQ session with your family. When night falls, sink into your fluffy queen-sized sleeper for two and unfold the sofa bed for a makeshift bed.

Modern Duplex

Address: Berkeley Hills (see map)

Price: from 120 USD

Number of Guests: 4

4. Gorgeous cottage in West Berkeley (from USD 145)

Newly renovated with all the facilities you need for a cosy stay, this garden cottage houses a lovely persimmon tree with fresh fruits depending on the season. For the musically inclined, the grand piano is also open for you to play a tune or two. With a soft queen-sized sleeper and comfy sofabed, you can rest up after a long flight here. When you feel hungry, be sure to ask the host for some fresh eggs laid by the hens in the main house - pair the scrambled eggs with a delightful serving of baked pastries from the host, Jeremy, and your staycation on this Airbnb is set!

Charming Private Cottage near Famous 4th Street Shops
Berkeley, California, United States
445 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is roomy and comfortable
the sleeper couch was extra comfy and the bathroom was modern and of generous size
the day bed was a perfect solution for the kids
everything is the cottage is designed to make the guests feel welcome and comfortable
very nice studio with one bed and a sofa
Cleanliness:
fresh and clean and spacious
very nice and clean place
the place was clean and quiet
very clean place and easy to access
the place was safe clean and well equipped
Host:
jeremy was a wonderful host
the hosts are friendly and attentive
the hosts do a wonderful job of taking care of you
with thoughtful hosts
miranda and jeremy were very responsive when we needed their help
Location:
the location is ideal
great location for business travellers
very close to public transportation but also easy to walk to a small food/shopping district
this quiet location is superb and is in close proximity to the highway and shopping areas
it's close to great shopping and restaurants on 4th street
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5. Mini wood cabin in South Berkeley (from 70 USD)

Surrounded by flourishing fruit trees and a rustic handmade swing, this humble little Airbnb cabin on the outskirts of downtown Berkeley is a lovely escape from the bustling action that cities have to offer. Equipped with basic necessities, wash away your stress in the outdoor bath with the swaying trees shading you from harsh sun rays. You can make yourself a cup of warm tea by boiling some water in the kettle - the sights of evergreen shrubbery are a great companion for lazy Sunday afternoons.

Tiny Cabin

Address: South Berkeley (see map)

Price: from 70 USD

Number of Guests: 2

6. Rustic studio cottage in Berkeley Hills (from USD 67)

With plenty of space for a small family of four, bring your family along for your next staycation in the heart of Berkeley. Conveniently found within walking distance of shopping malls and restaurants, treat yourselves this holiday by enjoying a fancy dinner in this Airbnb vacation rental! If you prefer making your own meals, the kitchen is well stocked with plenty of basic ingredients - you can even enjoy an al fresco meal under the comfy shades of blooming shrubbery. When you’re tired, jump into your new king-sized bed; the day sofa can also be unfolded into an extra bed - perfect for snuggling up with your partner!

North Berkeley Backyard Cottage
Berkeley, California, United States
753 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the backyard is really nice with a small table and chairs to enjoy your morning coffee
there is a fan in the room which helped
very nice cottage quiet and comfortable
they truly thought of everything you might need the wifi was fast and reliable
really amazing place with a great bed full kitchen lots of closet space and a nice bathroom
Cleanliness:
it is clean and private
great place had a lot of fun clean organised and well loctaed
the room was very clean and they have beautiful picture frames displayed
i loved this place because it was clean comfortable (the bed was amazing ) quiet and private
cottage was quiet comfy and clean
Host:
jenn & paul were very responsive to our questions and have a lovely property
thanks to our host for a great stay
homeowners were great and very responsive
the hosts were responsive the accommodations were cozy and the bed was extremely comfortable
a very pleasant quiet spot and jenn and paul are very responsive hosts
Location:
the location was fabulous
the location was perfect; easy access and walking distance
this is a cute place in a really great centrally located neighborhood
close to good food and drinks
great place and close to campus
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7. Viridian views: solo retreat in Panoramic Hill

Escape from the hectic city life by retreating to this Airbnb wooden hut tucked 15 minutes away from the UC Berkeley campus. Perfect for students looking for a serene place to study over the weekends, or visiting travellers looking for a simple lodging, this hut has all the basic necessities you need for a comfortable stay. Keep your eyes peeled for the curious ornaments lining the interior - the house itself is a historic gem built by Jud Boyton in the 1950s, using redwood beams recycled from old docks in the area.

Magical Blue Room -walk to UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California, United States
163 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
weird vibes and lovely views from a drafty dingy overpriced and unwelcoming room
the view from the room is amazing
there's a refrigerator and an electric kettle which made breakfast easy
the room has a great view
this is a great room with a beautiful view of the bay
Cleanliness:
very clean and very quiet
clean room and comfy bed
real nice clean quiet place just as advertised
very nice and clean room
the room itself is clean and comfy
Host:
nice place and nice host
nice host in a peaceful place
i didn't meet the host but the check-in and check-out procedures worked perfectly fine
bronwyn was an excellent host and i truly enjoyed my visit
bronwyn was responsive and a good host
Location:
great location with running trails on your doorstep
the room is in a great location of berkeley there are nice trails very close to the house
the neighborhood is quiet and it's a nice 15 minute walk to berkeley
it was perfectly located - accessibly close to downtown berkeley while also in a quiet residential area
great room and great location within a mile or two of campus
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8. Serene getaway in Thousand Oaks

Surrounded by sprawling green plains populated by the solemn silhouettes of sturdy oak trees, this little Airbnb hut is the ultimate getaway for those looking for some time away from the developed metropolis city. Spend slow afternoons watching the Koi fishes scurry about in the clear pond and light up a merry fire by the deck when night falls. After getting up from your cushy queen-sized bed, plan a breakfast trip down to Kensington Farmers Market a walking distance away, where only the freshest produce are sold - bring home a sweet jar of jam and make some toast for two!

Berkeley Oasis
Berkeley, California, United States
75 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great views nice hot tub comfortable studio
the views are amazing and the space is airy and bright with a very comfortable bed
filtered views of the sf bay and a very comfortable room and bath
terry’s place is a cozy charming abode nestled in a peaceful well kept garden
the views were fabulous the bed was comfortable and the tea house very clean
Cleanliness:
very clean and well-equipped for a quick retreat
it was very comfortable and scrupulously clean and set in an incredible garden
terry's place is wonderfully peaceful clean and easy to access
the space is spotless has a very comfortable bed bathroom and large living space
terry has such a tranquil clean and beautiful bungalow nestled on a small hill above her property
Host:
the berkeley oasis is a relaxing spot with a great host
everything was great about the stay terry was a great host
Location:
it’s a tranquil spot in a great location
a perfectly secluded cabin nestled on a residential hillside street
the neighborhood was very peaceful and quiet
we highly recommend terry's place for anyone who wish to stay and explore this wonderful area
an awesome retreat close to everything terry was a great host
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9. Quaint cottage in South Berkeley

With just enough space for the journeying couple, book a stay at Nina’s place if you’re in the downtown area and looking for some peace and quiet after a wild night out! Many previous renters have raved about the creative use of the interior space of this Airbnb - so the house actually feels much bigger compared to what you see on the pictures. Complete with a well-stocked pantry and basic kitchen facilities, you can enjoy a simple, homemade meal indoors, or take a spin around your new neighbourhood to try out the many restaurants and cafès in the area.

Comfortable Private Cottage w/ Updated Living Area
Berkeley, California, United States
410 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage has a nice table outside where we dipped coffee
comfortable bed nice linens and amenities
the couch and bed are super comfy and i found the space very relaxing
this cozy cottage is perfect for any couple
the cottage is quiet and has a super comfy bed and huge shower/bathroom
Cleanliness:
such a nice clean classy airbnb
super clean and great interior design
super clean stylish and cozy
it is very clean and comfortable
super clean and cute
Host:
lovely place and wonderful host
the hosts are so kind
nina is a great host
very nice home & host good basis to explore san francisco :-)
great space and great host
Location:
the location is perfect
great location near a cute breakfast spot
great place to stay near uc berkeley
this was such a cute place
great spot and awesome location
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10. Artistic home in North Berkeley

An Airbnb rustic retreat found in a quiet neighbourhood up north, the oaken house is tasteful with a touch of aged grace. With plenty of space for you to unpack your luggage, the single bed is perfect for solo travellers looking for a place to stay the night. If you’re ever feeling peckish, the pantry is stocked up with delicious homemade granola and a decent selection of teas and fruits to quench your thirst. Feel free to lounge around in the shared living room - Cindy, the friendly host, would be more than happy to share her own travel stories with you!

Private Room in Art & Crafts Home
Berkeley, California, United States
186 reviews
Private room in bungalow 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable bed and sleeping arrangement for one person
the breakfast granola fruits and coffee were really good and i appreciated having access to them all times
check-in was easy and instructions about wi-fi recycling etc
cindy provided a generous breakfast of home-made granola with banana and milk plus tea and coffee as required
a great place to stay even though it is off the living room the space is very private
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfy
very clean and well furnished room
the room was clean and appealing
the house was very clean
the shared bathroom was very clean and i never had a conflict
Host:
host is friendly and helpful
cindy was a very nice host and her home is very stylish
cindy is a great host and her home is beautiful :-)
she was a kind attentive and gentle hostess
cindy was a great host and extremely helpful
Location:
great location too
a beautiful house just a quick walk away from wonderful berkeley
it is close to nice restaurants and is a short-ish walk to the main berkeley campus
the neighborhood is very pretty and it is very close to key places within berkeley
it is very pleasant to walk the side streets and the proximity to shattuck is perfect
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An escapade in Berkeley

Pack your suitcase and head over to one of these Airbnb vacation rental in Berkeley, where entertainment and unwinding come hand in hand! When you get tired of flashy neon signs that line the streets, head over to the natural wilderness found a mere 15-minutes away from the city centre - the sights of stretching green plains against the orange sunset glow is bound to satiate your wanderlust urges!

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