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Albany California 94706 United States of America

Listing # 105007

Rates From USD 2750 Monthly
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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

UPDATE: This listing is for fall 2021. Start and end dates negotiable.

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.

AVAILABLE FOR THE BLOC OCTOBER 1-DECEMBER 16 but both dates are negotiable. August date can be moved into September.

You do not need a car to live here! (But if you do, the driveway holds two more cars.)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. Lawn care is 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--and to shelter in place, if this becomes necessary again.

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

A special place at below market rent for the right person(s). Rent adjustable for extra lawn and garden care.


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


Available from Sunday, August 1, 2021 until Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Minimum Stay
3 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
October and December dates can be 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, East Bay University

Rental Price:

USD 2750 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
$2750 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


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants
  • Forward our Mail
Housesitting Comments
biweekly watering

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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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