10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Berkeley, California - Updated 2021

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Karina
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People from all over the world come to Berkeley for the history and Californian vibe and are instantly enchanted with its art, culture, and the spectacular dining scene. Overlooking the San Francisco Bay and offering travelers and locals alike, some of California’s most spectacular views, Berkeley should definitely go on the bucket list. While here, people love admiring the remarkable plant collection at the University of California Botanical Garden, wander around waterside trails at the Berkeley Marina, or just explore the planetarium and different collections at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Read on as we check out the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Berkeley, California, each with stunning views and a long list of amenities.

1. Pet-friendly cottage with a private patio area (from USD 190)

The recently designed and built cottage is ideal for a family getaway and a base for exploring northern California. The rental has a pet-friendly policy and features satellite television, free Wi-Fi, on-site parking, a washer and dryer, and a fireplace. The fully equipped kitchen comes with a dishwasher, a refrigerator, a stove, an oven, a microwave, and a coffeemaker. Guests should note that parties and smoking are not allowed.

Brand New Cottage In Great Berkeley Neighborhood.
98 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The pictures don't do justice to the size and space available
We enjoyed our three night stay in the cottage
The internet signal was very weak
And the cable TV could be more than just basic
There is a nice yard with furniture but something to clean the chairs would be appreciated
Cleanliness:
It was neat and clean and so much better than the hustle and bustle of a hotel
and Oakland are in close proximity
Host:
She stayed busy and to herself yet helpful and there when needed
but nonetheless we absolutely adored her cat who seemed to greet us at every coming and going and
so she could bring some food to stock the pantry As you can see we have no complaints
We would definitely recommend the cottage to family and friends visiting the area
Three of us stayed very comfortably in the cottage
Location:
Great location within easy walking distance to restaurants grocery stores
We enjoyed our walks around the neighborhood and to the local shops a few blocks away
The location is perfect as College Street is just steps away from the cottage
It's quiet and has lots of natural light
It's a great location with good walkability
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2. A superb oasis (from USD 125)

Couples looking for a romantic getaway with all necessary amenities, fabulous bay views, and an excellent location should look no further! This cozy studio is just the home away from home they need for an unforgettable vacation. From the living room with local art decorations and a table for both dining and working to a fully equipped kitchen, a contemporary bathroom, and a lovely outdoor area, everything is simply perfect. The outdoor space is a superb oasis with views of the San Francisco Bay, a herb garden, and outdoor seating.

Gorgeous, Brand New, Fully Equipped Studio In North Berkeley, Fabulous Bay View
232 reviews  Wifi Available
studio 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The room was comfortable and I had a great view from the room
Tal and Eli are great to rent their studio apartment from
is a chef/caterer which may explain the best equipped kitchen of any VRBO I've ever stayed in
We will be back to enjoy the beauty of the area and the comforts of the studio
tiled bathroom and kitchen area Was in perfect condition and immaculate French door entrance and south-facing windows allow for plenty of sunshine and cross-ventilation Host
Host:
Host were very helpful and very nice
Once we arrived they met us at 10:30 pm with a smile and gave us a tour of the unit
The host was so kind and generous
They are very friendly and helpful
This studio is nicely furnished clean and comfortable
Location:
The unit is within walking distance of Downtown Berkeley which has many shops and restaurants you can catch BART into San Francisco
The apartment is also very well located
The place is perfect for anyone but especially parents of college students
Real treat to be greeted by warm cobbler and a nice bottle of wine
Since our daughter just graduated we will miss going to Berkeley and this place
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3. Historic rental in the beautiful Berkeley Hills (from USD 185)

Located in the lovely Berkeley Hills, this one-bedroom apartment is part of a historic house but has been recently renovated. Throughout their stay, guests will get to enjoy a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, a dishwasher, a microwave, and granite counter tops, a spacious bedroom with a built-in dresser and beautiful views, and a living and dining room with television and a fireplace. Guests can relax on the deck, take in the enchanting bay views, or admire the manicured garden.

Views, Charm, and History - The Tolman House
27 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The apartment is well-equipped and very comfortable Phenomenal view and porch
The bed is plush and comfy kitchen well equipped and deck and garden
The space is comfortable and attractive
The apartment is very comfy with stylish decor I loved the fireplace and the view
The apartment has a proper separate bedroom (small) and living room
Cleanliness:
Everything was exactly as described
The footstep creaks are part and parcel of an older home and weren't a problem for us
Host:
She was extremely accommodating in helping coordinate my arrival and even offered to pick me up at the BART
Susie and Greg were great hosts
old young active not-so active small family single or couple
Owners are very helpful with tips for what to do in area and welcomed us with some breakfast treats and snacks Will definitely be staying here again
We completely enjoyed the home on La Loma Avenue and the hospitality of Susan and her family
Location:
It is located 10 minutes away from the UC Campus (walking distance) and less 10 minutes from downtown by car
but if that's not a problem for you
The location is perfect if visiting the University as it is only a few blocks walk
but it's not far to the university or the shops and restaurants on Shattuck Ave
Walking distance to campus restaurants (the Cheese Board )
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4. Beautifully furnished apartment with a bathtub (from USD 148)

This tastefully decorated apartment has an excellent location and a plethora of amenities, making it a rare gem. The living, dining, and kitchen area is in an open space, bright, and decorated in neutral colors. The well-appointed kitchen comes equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave, a stove, an oven, a coffeemaker, and a toaster. The list of amenities also includes free Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, ironing facilities, cable television, and a DVD player. Guests can always explore the surroundings or enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of their patio.

Stunning and walkable 1 Bdrm Near the North Berkeley Bart
129 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The well-stocked kitchen is a decent size for cooking breakfast and small meals
The bed is comfortable and the shower has good pressure
The kitchen was fully equipped
The kitchen was well equipped & we ate breakfasts in
I very much enjoyed everything about the bathroom
Cleanliness:
The unit was very clean and comfortable
This lovely apartment was well stocked and very clean
This place is so clean and comfortable
She has supplied almost everything that you might need - just bring your clothes and a smile
Host:
She gave us a tour of the property
our host was wonderful
Nancy was a very accommodating and gracious host who greeted us upon our arrival with a bottle of wine and made us feel right at home
updated well equipped and private
most especially the splendid bathtub
Location:
I enjoyed being able to walk to great restaurants and shopping
Great location to access not just San Francisco but the bay area and Napa Discrete neighbours and a really nice apartment Which we could have stayed longer
There are so many great restaurants within walking distance And great coffee at Fellini's coffee shop
A super clean safe apartment with new everything in a quiet leafy neighborhood in a great location 5 minute walk to the subway and a 15 minute walk to all shopping
it is a very comfortable beautiful and private place close to many restaurants and in a quiet neighborhood
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5. Private studio ideal for couples or business travelers (from USD 100)

Spacious enough to accommodate one or two guests, this one-bedroom and one-bathroom studio is part of a bigger house, but offers guests complete privacy, as it has a separate entrance. The rental boasts of a comfortable king-sized bed, a cozy reading corner, a work desk, flat-screen television, and high-speed Wi-Fi. Other in-room amenities include a mini refrigerator, a microwave, a kettle, and a coffee pot.

Lovely Studio w/ Private Entrance
79 reviews  Wifi Available
House 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and the space was large and comfortable
And the king size bed was very comfortable along with the large modern flat screen TV
It feels like a second home to me
Very cozy and comfortable place to stay
This room was very quiet and super private
Cleanliness:
everything is very clean and high quality
I appreciated the fluffy robe and bath supplies (hair dryer
The room was very clean
Host:
The owner met me when I checked in
communication with our host was really easy
Stayed in studio while visiting family
Laura is a friendly and helpful host
that was very helpful and nice touch
Location:
You are within walking distance of great restaurants coffee shops and shopping
I've stayed here several times now and every time was just great
I used the Netflix after setting up a temporary account a few times in my 10 day
It is a lovely unit in great location
quiet and in a great location in northern Berkeley (very close to some amazing restaurants)
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6. Luxurious rental with a music and video library (from USD 200)

This clean and airy house offers guests plenty of privacy and tranquility, while the owners live in a cottage in the backyard. The house has been carefully and tastefully decorated, boasting luxurious amenities, and a cozy feel. Throughout their stay, guests will be within walking distance from shops and restaurants, but they can also cook their own meals in the fully equipped kitchen, and enjoy it in the dining area for eight. Other amenities include satellite television, lots of books and music CDs, as well as a small collection of DVDs, a telephone, linens, towels, free Wi-Fi, and street parking.

Luxurious Berkeley Home
110 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The home was well equipped in the kitchen
it manages to feel both spacious and cozy
The home was exceedingly comfortable
It is also well stocked with everything you might need
The kitchen is well appointed and nothing was lacking Washer and drier came in handy
Cleanliness:
It was clean and comfortable and the hosts were very accommodating
Host:
the owner was very prompt in all of our email interactions
and he is a very nice person We will definitely consider staying here again
I will definitely seek out this particular home for future visits to Berkeley Overall great experience and great home and hosts
well equipped with every nice quality pots pans dishes
It was great to know that they were right nearby in case we had any questions or concerns
Location:
We enjoyed being within walking distance of the Monterey Market
I used to live in this neighborhood
Perfect for our needs Well equipped kitchen good location for walking to stores and restaurants
The perfect home in a central location near all the main attractions in and around San Francisco
the shops and restaurants on Solano Avenue and the track at the nearby school where we could exercise We also spent lots of time just walking around the neighborhood admiring the other lovely hom...
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7. Romantic studio walking distance from downtown Berkeley (from USD 113)

This lovely studio is perfect for couples or a small family with children, as it can sleep up to four guests, and it is located in proximity to several attractions, including downtown Berkeley. Indoors, guests will find a cozy sofa, a queen-sized bed, cable television, free Wi-Fi, a dining area, and a small but well-appointed kitchen area. Outdoors there is a sunny garden where guests can enjoy their morning coffee. Linens, towels, basic toiletries, and ironing facilities are also available.

Lovely North Berkeley Studio
75 reviews  Wifi Available
studio 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
And I loved the special touch of fresh flowers on the table
relaxed feel of the cottage over a hotel room
It was very quiet at night
The outdoor space is quite lovely
the bed linens and towels are all top notch
Cleanliness:
Everything was very clean and tastefully decorated
This property is just the cutest and is exactly as pictured Very comfortable and inviting and so quiet
Very nice and quiet Clean and in a great neighborhood
The cottage was exactly as described
Host:
Betsy and her husband were great hosts
was very responsive to any questions I had
Betsy's studio is cal welcoming and beautifully designed
Very pleasant peaceful and centrally located Hosts were warm and friendly Highly recommended
Betsy and Jeremy are the consummate hosts and
Location:
The location was great walking distance to restaurants and grocery store
Betsy's cottage is lovely
It is a short walk to a local grocery store and near the UC Berkeley campus
And my dog loved it too
Bright lovely quiet haven in Berkeley
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8. Bright and cozy home near shopping and dining spots

This cozy little cottage has everything needed for a comfortable stay, plus a fantastic location, next to popular grocery stores, shops, and dining spots. The bright and spacious living room boasts an office nook, flat-screen television with cable, and a fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator, a stove, an oven, a coffeemaker, and a toaster. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, central heating, ironing facilities, linens, towels, and basic toiletries.

Charming Berkeley Craftsman Cottage
49 reviews
cottage 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
A lightbulb in the overhead lighting in the living room main room Light was out
however the place could use some updating
The reason for the loss of two stars is because of the disregard shown for the furnishing of the home
Nothing matched the tv in the living room instead of being mounted on wall above the fireplace instead sits on an end table from the master bedroom cables exposed
The kitchen had what we needed to cook and the bedrooms were comfortable
Cleanliness:
but it was very clean comfortable and well-located
Host:
Andreas was helpful with answering our questions and responded rather quickly
The majority of all aspects were good
The host kindly let us check in early and urged us to get in touch if we had any problems which thankfully we didn't
Nice comfortable home in a good location
The home gets chilly and it would be nice to have more blankets
Location:
The location was fantastic--in a cute neighborhood an easy walk (about 10 minutes) to the BART station
The property was as described Close to the BART walking distance to restaurants and coffee shops in an ecclectic neighborhood
I don't expect luxury in this price range but is Charmin too much to ask?
A short walk to the BART and a fantastic patio area for those few nights we wanted to stay in Ordered groceries through PrimeNow and saved a few bucks by having breakfast in the quaint dining area
But we went for many pleasant walks and there are many community amenities nearby
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9. Stunning villa with panoramic bay views

Located atop Berkeley Hills, this impressive villa offers guests breathtaking views of the entire bay area from almost every part of the house. Guests will get to take in the scenery while relaxing on the large deck with built-in wooden bench seats and outdoor furniture. Indoors there are two queen bedrooms, each with a large closet. There is also a fully equipped kitchen, a recently renovated bathroom with a bathtub and shower combination, and a living room with flat-screen television and free Wi-Fi.

Breathtaking Bay Area Views in Berkeley Hills Next to Tilden Park
45 reviews
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
galley kitchen simply stocked living room and small dining room and access to the deck with a million dollar view Free on street parking
The view was fairly good and the bed was comfortable
Get rid of the dead 20 year old rusted out
The online photos are accurate & the view of SFO Bay is stunning
the night sunset is killer on the eyes 1 bedroom with futon bed needs to be replaced very lumpy
Cleanliness:
Very clean 2 bedrooms with queen beds
This is a great place to crash Decent beds and the washer & dryer are handy
were all left in the dryer and dishwashing machine as though it was my responsibility to clean and fold laundry and put away dishes from the last guest
Host:
Overall I can not complain Host is excellent with flexibility and communication
The owner is very responsive Would definitely recommend
The owner was lovely however
My wife and I recently spent two weeks here during our visit with our daughter son-in-law and their new son
We fixed one indoor one
Location:
You can see everything from Palo Alto to Napa Comfortable beds too
This was a great place to sleep and a great place to wake up
Lots of TV channels to watch at night Close to lots of activities to go do from hiking in the mountains & the ocean to play in
this is not a place for anyone with mobility issues Down three sets of very steep stairs which are unlit Arrive at night
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10. Colorful lodge with a fruit and veggies garden

This family-friendly cottage is located in the heart of Berkeley’s historic district, in a safe and quiet neighborhood. The colorful indoors include one bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, and a full bathroom, while outdoors guests can enjoy two decks, and a lush garden with herbs, veggies, and fruits. The rental also features cable television, free Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, parking, and linens and towels. Guests looking to pedal around Berkeley can also rent one or two bicycles from the owners.

Cheery, tranquil, garden cottage in Berkeley
35 reviews
House 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is equipped with everything necessary to do
kitchen is well stocked with cooking stuff
The bathroom is small but adequate and the bedroom has a comfortable queen bed
The yard space is beautiful and the cottage felt private as well
The charming cottage has plenty of room For two adults a small living room newly renovated small kitchen stocked with coffee and the creamer of your choice as well as adequate cooking tools if y...
Cleanliness:
The place is charming and very clean
The house is intimate and very clean
The cottage is comfortable clean cute and quiet
Host:
quiet pleasant very well provisioned with helpful hosts
Anne was very friendly and welcoming
Our hosts were very welcoming and accommodating
but Anne was so helpful and accommodating
Anne and Christopher are great hosts
Location:
Sweet cottage tucked into a backyard in a surprisingly quiet neighborhood
The location is excellent - within easy walking distance to downtown Berkeley businesses and restaurants
There are other good places to visit like Acme Bakery and Monterey Market also within walking distance if you are willing to invest the time
so The location is perfect for walking to restaurants grocery stores and other city attractions and
It's very quiet and peaceful easy and quick walk to Bart
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Enjoy a relaxing holiday in Berkeley

Stunning bay views and a plethora of restaurants and shops are the main things that attract people from all over the world to Berkeley, California. But once here, travelers also discover some of the most luxurious, bright, and spacious villas, all created and decorated with one goal in mind - to become your home away from home. Check out our list of the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Berkeley, California.

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