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Albany California 94706 United States of America

Listing # 100780

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Last Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Furnished Garden Cottage Near Berkeley CA--Everything Included

All you need to bring is your mobile phone. Everything (furniture, household items, utilities, TV, internet -- even lemons!) is included in this beautiful, clean, quiet and comfortable cottage for a visitor or couple coming to the San Francisco Bay Area for a sabbatical or other type of visit. The newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom are fresh, clean and well-supplied. Everything is provided -- dishes, pots and pans, sheets, towels, etc.

Located 3.4 miles from the UC Berkeley campus on Kains Avenue in Albany, the cottage has two rooms with vaulted ceilings and skylights: a bedroom with a queen bed, desk, TV, dressers and large closet + a kitchen/living room combination. Gas cooktop and microwave/convection oven in kitchen. The full bathroom has a beautiful new large shower and vanity. The laundry room in the main house is shared. The cottage, with a private entrance, is in the quiet landscaped backyard garden of the main house, and occasionally Winnie, the quiet and cute chihuahua, sunbathes in the yard.

Albany, adjacent to North Berkeley, is a very desirable and friendly neighborhood known for its excellent school district. Our location in the Garfield section of Albany has the very high walk score of 91, which means that most errands can be done on foot. We are in easy walking/biking distance of famous Solano Avenue, with its great variety of restaurants and cafes, the Albany Cinema, and more. We are also in walking distance of the El Cerrito Plaza BART station, Peet's Coffee, and El Cerrito Plaza's farmer's market, Trader Joe’s and other shopping.

An April 20, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle article on the 25 best places to live in the SF Bay Area listed Albany as #5! Here's the link: http://m.sfgate.com/living/article/These-are-the-best-places-to-live-in-America-11085219.php#photo-12752099


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
418 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Cottage or Country Home


Available from Wednesday, August 1, 2018 until Friday, May 31, 2019
Minimum Stay
10 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Academic Year 2018-2019
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Albany
Postal Code - State or Province 94706 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Albany, CA, USA
Closest University UC Berkeley
University nearby UCSF, Stanford, SF State, JFK University, Cal Sate East Bay etc etc

Rental Price:

USD 2100 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Includes all utilities, TV, internet, laundry; Rent is $2150 for two people
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Off Campus


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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As a retired English as a Second Language professor and author, I have greatly enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. Over the years, UC Berkeley visiting scholars and other visitors from the US and abroad have found the cottage very clean, comfortable and convenient and they have appreciated this fantastic, very walkable location in Albany, right next to north Berkeley.

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We were visiting scholars at UC Berkeley from Japan and have stayed for about one year at this nice cottage. We have spent wonderful time for works, communications with cottage owner and many new friends, sabbatical, and sightseeing at all over the US, etc. We had many nice memories and experiences at this cottage. Excellent Kazu 3/21/2018 7:48:00 PM