North Berkeley Cottage

1517 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California 94709
Innkeeper(s): Pat Ungern
  • The Living Room

    The Living Room

  • The Bedroom

    The Bedroom

  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

  • Gardens

    Gardens

 
  • Introduction

    Nestled in a spectacular garden on a quiet street in the heart of north Berkeley, California, the North Berkeley Cottage is located two blocks from Chez Panisse   (www.chezpanisse.com) and the many notable shops and restaurants which make up Berkeley”s “Gourmet Ghetto” (www.gourmetghetto.org).  The University of California (berkeley.edu) is only a ten minute walk away and San Francisco (www.sanfrancisco.travel) is a twenty minute drive and easily accessible by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) (www.bart.gov). Berkeley’s theater district  (www.berkeleyrep.org) is within walking distance, as are a track and a public swimming pool.

    Hope to see you soon! Pat Ungern

    North Berkeley Cottage, front

  • The Gardens

    North Berkeley Cottage, gardenThe gardens, which surround the cottage, are a special love of mine. There are several quiet seating areas, in addition to a private deck for eating, sunning, entertaining, reading, or just sitting and enjoying the flowers and birds.In 1994 the garden was featured in the Secret Gardens of the East Bay tour. The gardens which surround the cottage are a special love of mine. There are several quiet seating areas, in addition to a private deck for eating, sunning, entertaining, reading, or just sitting and enjoying the flowers and birds.In 1994 the garden was featured in the Secret Gardens of the East Bay tour. Join me on a walk through the garden!

    Maps, travel guides, restaurant tips, and friendly advice are available.

  • Stuff To Do

    The Gourmet Ghetto

    The Gourmet Ghetto of North Berkeley is the birthplace of California cuisine with Chez Panisse, the original Peet’s Coffee, and the Cheeseboard, and much more!

    North Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto is located along Shattuck Avenue from Delaware to Rose Street, and along Vine from Shattuck to Walnut St.

    More to do...

    • Shopping, www.nps.gov/pore/index.htm
    • Public swimming pool
    • Track
    • UC Berkeley,berkeley.edu
    • Berkeley Arts District
    • Bart to San Francisco, www.bart.gov
    • San Francisco fun, www.sanfrancisco.travel/todo
    • Berkeley Reparatory Theater and A.C.T., www.berkeleyrep.org
    • Fourth street shopping and eating, www.fourthstreetshop.com
    • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, www.sfmoma.org
    • Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco,www.famsf.org
    • UC Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
    • Oakland Museum,museumca.org
    • UC Botanical Garden, botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/
    • Point Reyes National Seashore, www.nps.gov/pore/index.htm

    Activities for Children

    • Habitot, www.habitot.org
    • Play land not at the beach,www.playland-not-at-the-beach.org
    • Discovery museum- Marin county,www.baykidsmuseum.org
    • Local parks
    • Adventure playground
    • Lawrence Hall of Science,www.lawrencehallofscience.org/

    North Berkeley Cottage, stuff to do map

  • Testimonials

    North Berkeley Cottage, fixture"The garden is so refreshing, each plant inspires and amazes." - KP, Springfield, Missouri

    "Lovely! Just the perfect place- quiet,aesthetic, convenient." - H and K, Boston, Mass

    "The cottage ranks as one of the most charming places we’ve ever stayed." - J and G F, Santa Barbara, CA

    "What a treat! Even better than we expected!" - SW, Philadelphia, PA

    "No matter the season, the garden is blooming and beautiful!" - ND, New York, NY

    "What a cozy cottage for a relaxing getaway. A short walk to shops and restaurants adds to the vacation." - M and F, Torrance, CA

    "Relaxation and peace – a special place to be revisited. The ambiance was perfect." - MT, Taro, CA

    "The garden is a piece of art." - S and D, Laguna Beach, CA

    "Great attention to detail." - SE, San Diego, CA

    "Thank you so much for being kid friendly. I felt rested and relaxed after our stay – a rare feeling for a mom of a toddler and an infant." - B and family, Boston, MA

    "The cottage was perfect. It was central to everything and I walked everywhere." - KW, Michigan

    "Perfection!" - S and A, West Lake Village, CA

    "We enjoyed reading on the deck, watching the hummingbirds and the tranquility." - CC, Concord, Mass

    "What a blessing your little cottage has been for us. It was a long drive from Texas but we feel so rested and relaxed after our stay here. Your attention to the comforts of home along with your delightful artistic detail inside and outside made our stay beyond wonderful and we are eager to return." - T and F, Texas

    "What a delightfuNorth Berkeley Cottage, dining tablel cottage in a picture perfect setting!" - BL, Quakerstown,PA

    "I felt very at home here – everything I needed was at my fingertips! It was way beyond what I expected – the whole place." - A. B. Monterey, California

    "Thanks for a lovely stay at your B&B! We’ll pass it on in Holland. We very much liked your tips on the best places to visit, eat, and shop. hope to come back again." - M. vdG., Netherlands

    "Through a happy circumstance I was afforded the distinct privilege of staying -in the cottage in back of the exquisitely entralling garden. Superb hospitality, fare and environs. Highly recommended. Thanks for everything you’ve grown here!" - B.R., Nevada City, California

  • Directions

    Parking is on street. Please ask for permit.

    By Road

    The closest major freeways are Routes 80, 580, 680 & 24.

    Use Google Maps to map out your journey.

    By Air

    Oakland International Airport (OAK), www.flyoakland.com

    San Francisco International Airport:(SFO) ,www.flysfo.com/web/page/index.jsp

    By Rail

    Amtrak – Emeryville, CA 

    North Berkeley Cottage, kitchenNorth Berkeley Cottage, living space