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Albany California 94706 United States of America

Listing # 105007

Rates From USD 2650 Monthly
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Beautiful small house in Berkeley annex, work studio, private garden 10 minutes from U.C. campus

Duck the high rent prices and live in the safest, quietest neighborhood in the East Bay (Albany, a one-mile-square annex of Berkeley). Beautiful small house with separate garden work studio 2.5 miles and 10 minutes from the U.C. Berkeley campus by rapid transit (BART) or bus. 820 sq ft total. Suitable for one person or a couple. Excellent deal in exchange for responsible low-maintenance cat care.

AVAILABLE FOR THE BLOC AUGUST 1-DECEMBER 20 (Dec. date is negotiable),

You do not need a car to live here! Two blocks to shopping center with Trader Joe’s, plus BART, bus, post office, gym, public library, arthouse movie theater, every ethnic restaurant imaginable within 5 blocks. Wonderful neighbors on all sides.

Commute to San Francisco is also easy: close to freeway and bay as well as BART.

Living room: stone fireplace, piano. Bedroom: big vine-covered window. 1 closet, plenty of dresser and chest of drawers space. Kitchen: state of the art Kitchen Aid stove and refrigerator, washer-dryer, dishwasher. Dining nook has big windows overlooking a private and beautiful back porch and garden with fig, lemon, lime, pear and pomegranate trees. There are also roses, fuschias, jasmine, bougainvillea, and blooming passionfruit and datura. Gardening and lawn care are provided. Tenants are asked to do light watering twice a week.

The house is full of artwork, books, and nice stuff that makes it very pleasant to live in, but I am not a fanatic about broken dishes, etc. It is a very relaxed and peaceful environment. My block is a real community of terrific neighbors who look out for each other and will welcome you.

The separate work studio in the back yard has skylights, French doors, and two big desks at either end; easily accommodates two people working. An idyllic space to work on an intensive project.

Utilities, high speed internet, cable, garbage, and water are included.

I am offering this very special house at this lower rent for someone who will provide loving care for the house cat. The cat has a veterinarian who makes house calls on my tab in the event anything should happen (so far nothing ever has). She is gentle, healthy, indoor-outdoor (cat door, NO litter box to empty), low maintenance (only kibble and sprinkles), and only asks that you let her sleep on the bed (a dedicated sleeper, she won't wake you up in the middle of the night). If you welcome the idea, this place is for you.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
820 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type


Available from Thursday, August 1, 2019 until Friday, December 20, 2019
Minimum Stay
5 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
August and December dates can be slightly adjusted
*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 Berkeley, Albany
Closest University U.C. Berkeley
University nearby Mills, UCSF

Rental Price:

USD 2650 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
$2650 security deposit
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Off Campus


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Other: only 4 steps front and back; gardening provided


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Look after Pets
  • Care for Plants
  • Forward our Mail
Housesitting Comments
feed and care for cat; only biweekly watering, since gardening services are proviced; prestamped manila envelopes in the event a piece of mail needs forwarding

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I am a creative writer and scholar; I teach in the Goddard College graduate MFA program and am occasional senior lecturer in the U.C. Berkeley Rhetoric Dept. I am spending the fall 2018 academic term in London at the British Library, as I did in 2016 and 2017 on a Guggenheim Fellowship.



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