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.
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.
Address: North Berkeley (see map)
Price: from 125 USD
Number of Guests: 2
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
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.
Address: Berkeley Hills (see map)
Price: from 120 USD
Number of Guests: 4
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 ShopsBerkeley, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe cottage is roomy and comfortablethe sleeper couch was extra comfy and the bathroom was modern and of generous sizethe day bed was a perfect solution for the kidseverything is the cottage is designed to make the guests feel welcome and comfortablevery nice studio with one bed and a sofafresh and clean and spaciousvery nice and clean placethe place was clean and quietvery clean place and easy to accessthe place was safe clean and well equipped
Host:jeremy was a wonderful hostthe hosts are friendly and attentivethe hosts do a wonderful job of taking care of youwith thoughtful hostsmiranda and jeremy were very responsive when we needed their helpRead more reviewsthe location is idealgreat location for business travellersvery close to public transportation but also easy to walk to a small food/shopping districtthis quiet location is superb and is in close proximity to the highway and shopping areasit's close to great shopping and restaurants on 4th street
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.
Address: South Berkeley (see map)
Price: from 70 USD
Number of Guests: 2
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 CottageBerkeley, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe backyard is really nice with a small table and chairs to enjoy your morning coffeethere is a fan in the room which helpedvery nice cottage quiet and comfortablethey truly thought of everything you might need the wifi was fast and reliablereally amazing place with a great bed full kitchen lots of closet space and a nice bathroomit is clean and privategreat place had a lot of fun clean organised and well loctaedthe room was very clean and they have beautiful picture frames displayedi loved this place because it was clean comfortable (the bed was amazing ) quiet and privatecottage was quiet comfy and clean
Host:jenn & paul were very responsive to our questions and have a lovely propertythanks to our host for a great stayhomeowners were great and very responsivethe hosts were responsive the accommodations were cozy and the bed was extremely comfortablea very pleasant quiet spot and jenn and paul are very responsive hostsRead more reviewsthe location was fabulousthe location was perfect; easy access and walking distancethis is a cute place in a really great centrally located neighborhoodclose to good food and drinksgreat place and close to campus
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 BerkeleyBerkeley, California, United States
Top guest reviewsweird vibes and lovely views from a drafty dingy overpriced and unwelcoming roomthe view from the room is amazingthere's a refrigerator and an electric kettle which made breakfast easythe room has a great viewthis is a great room with a beautiful view of the bayvery clean and very quietclean room and comfy bedreal nice clean quiet place just as advertisedvery nice and clean roomthe room itself is clean and comfy
Host:nice place and nice hostnice host in a peaceful placei didn't meet the host but the check-in and check-out procedures worked perfectly finebronwyn was an excellent host and i truly enjoyed my visitbronwyn was responsive and a good hostRead more reviewsgreat location with running trails on your doorstepthe room is in a great location of berkeley there are nice trails very close to the housethe neighborhood is quiet and it's a nice 15 minute walk to berkeleyit was perfectly located - accessibly close to downtown berkeley while also in a quiet residential areagreat room and great location within a mile or two of campus
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 OasisBerkeley, California, United States
Top guest reviewsgreat views nice hot tub comfortable studiothe views are amazing and the space is airy and bright with a very comfortable bedfiltered views of the sf bay and a very comfortable room and bathterry’s place is a cozy charming abode nestled in a peaceful well kept gardenthe views were fabulous the bed was comfortable and the tea house very cleanvery clean and well-equipped for a quick retreatit was very comfortable and scrupulously clean and set in an incredible gardenterry's place is wonderfully peaceful clean and easy to accessthe space is spotless has a very comfortable bed bathroom and large living spaceterry 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 hosteverything was great about the stay terry was a great hostRead more reviewsit’s a tranquil spot in a great locationa perfectly secluded cabin nestled on a residential hillside streetthe neighborhood was very peaceful and quietwe highly recommend terry's place for anyone who wish to stay and explore this wonderful areaan awesome retreat close to everything terry was a great host
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 AreaBerkeley, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe cottage has a nice table outside where we dipped coffeecomfortable bed nice linens and amenitiesthe couch and bed are super comfy and i found the space very relaxingthis cozy cottage is perfect for any couplethe cottage is quiet and has a super comfy bed and huge shower/bathroomsuch a nice clean classy airbnbsuper clean and great interior designsuper clean stylish and cozyit is very clean and comfortablesuper clean and cute
Host:lovely place and wonderful hostthe hosts are so kindnina is a great hostvery nice home & host good basis to explore san francisco :-)great space and great hostRead more reviewsthe location is perfectgreat location near a cute breakfast spotgreat place to stay near uc berkeleythis was such a cute placegreat spot and awesome location
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 HomeBerkeley, California, United States
Top guest reviewsvery comfortable bed and sleeping arrangement for one personthe breakfast granola fruits and coffee were really good and i appreciated having access to them all timescheck-in was easy and instructions about wi-fi recycling etccindy provided a generous breakfast of home-made granola with banana and milk plus tea and coffee as requireda great place to stay even though it is off the living room the space is very privatevery clean and comfyvery clean and well furnished roomthe room was clean and appealingthe house was very cleanthe shared bathroom was very clean and i never had a conflict
Host:host is friendly and helpfulcindy was a very nice host and her home is very stylishcindy is a great host and her home is beautiful :-)she was a kind attentive and gentle hostesscindy was a great host and extremely helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location tooa beautiful house just a quick walk away from wonderful berkeleyit is close to nice restaurants and is a short-ish walk to the main berkeley campusthe neighborhood is very pretty and it is very close to key places within berkeleyit is very pleasant to walk the side streets and the proximity to shattuck is perfect
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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