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Berkeley California 94710 United States of America

Listing # 114912


Rates From USD 5500 Monthly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Sunny 3br, 1 1/2 bath Berkeley Home

Our Victorian-style home is located within a 10-minute drive/15 minute bike ride to the UC Berkeley campus in a quiet neighborhood, across the street from the little classroom buildings of an elementary school. The house is set back from the street behind a fence and young redwood - when we are on our 2nd/3rd floor (we are the top half of a duplex) we feel like we are in a treehouse.

The home has a cozy library with a built-in window seat spanning one side of the room. Our cute, light-filled bedroom has an upright cabinet grand piano and a queen bed; the 2nd bedroom has giant windows with stained glass borders, a wall-to-wall closet and bunk bed with twin and full mattresses; and the third bedroom is our “skylight room” in the attic with three large skylights, a twin bed, a twin daybed that can become a queen, and a separate area for lounging or playing. The main floor features hardwood floors throughout, 1 ½ baths, and an open kitchen/dining room for fun entertaining or quiet family dinners (including a new “nest”- a mini loft that serves as the kids’ reading nook). A new heating system was just installed. New solar panels now provide electricity for the entire home.

In the spacious backyard are a large outdoor seating area and fire pit beneath apple and avocado trees, a secluded vegetable and flower garden with irrigation system for easy care, and long picnic tables under tropical palms and cacti strung with lights, next to the outdoor grill area with running faucet - this is our favorite place to host friends for feasts and music (our friends say it's their favorite place, too). There is a rustic water tower that serves as our outdoor office for most of the year when it's warm out; it is a perfect retreat for a writer, scholar or musician. There is a basketball hoop, swing, 12 ft climbing wall on the back of the water tower, and ping-pong table and bicycles in the garage (as well as plenty of storage space) for the whole family to use.
We are within walking distance to the Ohlone Greenway bike and walking trail, Aquatic Park, trendy 4th street shops, San Pablo grocery stores and restaurants, and the amazing Franklin Brothers Market on the corner (owned by a local couple) - if they don’t already carry what you need, they’ll get it in stock! This is a highly desirable neighborhood for commuting to and from Berkeley, Palo Alto and SF as the freeway and BART and trans-bay bus service are minutes away, and the rents are more reasonable.

We co-own the house with our dear friend who lives in the apartment downstairs. An old high-school friend, Jonathan is known as “Uncle” to our kids, and is quiet, easygoing, helpful, and lovely to be around. We take care of the house together, and share the driveway and large yard (though he is rarely there, as he works long days and has his own private side yard). Our neighbors on all sides are quiet and friendly.

Optional: our 13-year-old cat Bimini is amazingly sweet and snuggly, and past sub-letters have all loved having her with them, but she can head downstairs to live with Jonathan if you prefer.

$5,500, utilities included. References, rental contract, one month’s advance rent and security deposit are required. Dates could be altered slightly - we can try to make it work if you need a little wiggle room on either end - we are well-aware how challenging it is to find the right home for exactly the right dates!




In the spacious backyard are a large outdoor seating area and fire pit beneath apple and avocado trees, a secluded vegetable and flower garden with irrigation system for easy care, and long picnic tables under tropical palms and cacti strung with lights, next to the outdoor grill area with running faucet - this is our favorite place to host friends for feasts and music. There is a rustic water tower that serves as our outdoor office in the warmer months. It is a perfect retreat for a writer, scholar or musician. There is a basketball hoop, swing, 12 ft climbing wall on the back of the water tower, and ping-pong table and bicycles in the garage (as well as plenty of storage space) for the whole family to use.

The home has a cozy library with a built-in window seat spanning one side of the room. Our cute, light-filled bedroom has an upright cabinet grand piano and a queen bed; the 2nd bedroom has giant windows with stained glass borders, a wall-to-wall closet and bunk bed with twin and full mattresses; and the third bedroom is our “skylight room” in the attic with three large skylights, a twin bed, a twin daybed that can become a queen, and a separate area for lounging or playing. The main floor features hardwood floors throughout, 1 ½ baths, and an open kitchen/dining room for fun entertaining or quiet family dinners (including a new “nest”- a mini loft that serves as the kids’ reading nook). A new heating system was just put in, and solar panels are being installed this month.

We are within walking distance to the Ohlone Greenway bike and walking trail, Aquatic Park, trendy 4th street shops, cute San Pablo grocery stores and restaurants, and our beloved Franklin Brothers Market on the corner owned by a local couple - if they don’t already carry what you need, they’ll get it in stock! This is a highly desirable neighborhood for commuting to and from Berkeley, Palo Alto and SF as the freeway and BART and trans-bay bus service are minutes away, and the rents are more reasonable.

We co-own the house with our dear friend who lives in the apartment downstairs. An old high-school friend, Jonathan is known as “Uncle” to our kids, and is quiet, easygoing, helpful, and lovely to be around. We take care of the house together, and share the driveway and large yard (though he is rarely there, as he works long days and has his own private side yard). Our neighbors on all sides are quiet and friendly.

Optional: our 13-year-old cat Bimini is amazingly sweet and snuggly, and past sub-letters have all loved having her with them, but she can head downstairs to live with Jonathan if you prefer.

$5,500, utilities included. References, rental contract, one month’s advance rent and security deposit are required. Dates could be altered slightly - we can try to make it work if you need a little wiggle room on either end - we are well-aware how challenging it is to find the right home for exactly the right dates!




Basics:

Number of Bedrooms
3
Number of Bathrooms
2
Number of Offices
0
Surface Size
1500 Sq. Feet
Suited for
5 people
Property Type
House

Availability:

Available from Thursday, July 1, 2021 until Monday, August 1, 2022
Minimum Stay
1 year(s)
Flexible With Dates
Yes
Comments on Dates
We are still finalizing plans for next year, so exact start and end dates have some flexibility.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Berkeley
Postal Code - State or Province 94710 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords West Berkeley - Poet's Corner
Closest University UCBerkeley
University nearby UCBerkeley




Rental Price:

Asked
USD 5500 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
No
Utilities Included
Yes
Cleaning Services Included
No

Surroundings:

  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem

Amenities:

  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Garden
  • Other: Parking in our driveway is shared.

Considerations:

Kid Friendly
Yes
Small Children Safe
Yes
Smoke Free
Yes

Car Available
Negotiable

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

No

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We are a family of 4, including myself, my husband Jeremy, and our two children, ages 9 and 10. Jeremy works at an international Public Health organization, and I am a contract writer and editor. We love to travel together (so far: Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Mexico, Central America), and we Wwoof (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) or volunteer everywhere we can. We are now taking our kids on a year-long sabbatical to live in Central America. We have had fantastic experiences renting our home each summer while we visited our relatives on the East Coast, and truly enjoyed meeting and getting to know our renters. Let us know if you have any questions - we're happy to chat via email or phone.
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