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Berkeley California 94705 United States of America

Listing # 130334

Rates From USD 3312 Monthly
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Last Updated: Monday, November 16, 2020

Beautiful & Unusually Spacious 1 BR Top Floor Elmwood Apartment

Spacious 1 bedroom apartment on 3rd (top) floor of classic 1920's Berkeley building, conveniently located in the Elmwood district (between UC Berkeley Campus and Rockridge BART). Walking distance to just about everything you might need! On a clear day, you get a filtered view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the living room.

The apartment:
• Recently renovated, tastefully furnished and decorated with 1920's style artwork.
• Kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, oven with 4 burners, full-size refrigerator, etc. All cooking equipment and utensils are provided.
• Breakfast nook off the kitchen (or you could use it for a workspace)
• Spacious living/dining room is comfortable for relaxing.
• Cable TV and hi-speed wi-fi. Printer/scanner can be provided on request.
• Bathroom has a bathtub, over-the-tub shower, and artistic tiles.
• Bedroom features a king size bed and a large walk-in closet.
• Lots of closet and cupboard space throughout.
• Floors are refinished original hardwood throughout, except in the kitchen and bathroom, which are tiled.
• The front and back entrances of the building, and the interior common hallways on each floor, are equipped with security cameras for your protection. The cameras are on 24 hours a day. (Note: There are absolutely NO cameras inside the apartment!).

The neighborhood:
• Many small coffee and tea houses, bakeries, delicatessens, Boichick Bagels, numerous restaurants, bookstores, boutiques, organic ice cream and other specialty food stores within 5-7 minutes’ walk.
• A large Safeway super-store and a Trader Joe's are all within easy walking distance on College Avenue.
• Whole Foods is a half mile away at Ashby and Telegraph.
• Leave your car behind! Or rent a car on an as-needed basis from nearby ZIP Car or City Car Share locations.
• 13 minutes' walk to the Rockridge BART station (0.6 miles or 0.96 km), less time if you take the bus.
• 12 blocks (1.4 miles, 27 minutes' walk) from the UC Berkeley campus. Or it's 10 minutes by bus (No. 51-B bus runs every 10-12 minutes along College Avenue).
• Convenient bus routes along College Avenue to campus and to all 3 Berkeley BART stations
• 10 minutes' walk (0.5 miles) to Alta Bates Hospital
• Easy and close freeway access

• Our rate is all-inclusive. We pay the Berkeley business license tax and the rent registration fees, but those items are not charged to you.

Cleaning and disinfecting

The apartment will undergo a deep cleaning and disinfection before a guest’s arrival, using the CDC guidelines. In addition to the CDC-standard cleaning, we use a BioSpray Surface Cleaner and Sanitizer system. Here’s a quote from their website:

“The quick-drying BioSpray D2 removes residual moisture from surfaces and is recommended for use as a sanitizer on food processing equipment, dairy equipment, food utensils, dishes, silverware, glasses, sink tops, countertops, refrigerated storage, and display equipment and other hard nonporous food contact surfaces. Lab calibrated spray-and-shoot technology for more effective coverage, reaching inside even the smallest cracks and crevices, with better results than manual sprayers or wipes.”

“BioSpray D2 is a combination of isopropyl alcohol and a powerful quaternary ammonium compound.” It is a hospital-grade disinfectant and is “included on EPA list of disinfectants for use against SARS-COV-2 (Search EPA# 73232-1).”

The Fine Print
• No smoking anywhere in the apartment or the building! (It's prohibited by Berkeley law in multi-family buildings).
• Please remove your shoes, or wear soft shoes or slippers inside the apartment. The apartment has hardwood floors, and your downstairs neighbors will appreciate it.
• Please don't run the dishwasher or do laundry after 10 PM.
• Please, no parties or loud noise. This is a quiet residential building, and we want to keep it that way!
• Sorry, no pets.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
750 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Tuesday, March 30, 2021 until Friday, December 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
30 night minimum (stays for 14-29 nights can also be arranged via Airbnb - see link below
*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 94705 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Elmwood, South Campus, Southside
Closest University University of California, Berkeley
University nearby Pacific School of Religion, Hayward State University

Rental Price:

USD 3312 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Car negotiable for extended stay. Printer/scanner on request.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Berkeley, California. Originally from the UK, I have 2 (!!) graduate degrees from UC Berkeley - an internationally renowned university in a vibrant city – a community with innovative restaurants, serious coffee houses, arts and cultural events, intriguing architecture, and many parks for outdoor activities. It enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate – summers are cooler and winters are milder than most of the rest of the US. It’s across the Bay from San Francisco and is accessible by car across the Bay Bridge or San Mateo Bridge – by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) under the Bay – or by ferry at Jack London Square in Oakland. It's also a 4-hour drive or scenic 8-hour train trip from the Reno/Tahoe area. If you are looking for fully furnished accommodation within easy walking distance to the UC Berkeley campus, or the University of Nevada Reno, for your sabbatical, teaching or research assignment, please contact me for more information.

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Margaret was great about communicating and responding. The rental agreement was straightforward, with reasonable provisions. I look forward to staying in her apartment this summer. Excellent Carole 2/2/2018 7:49:00 AM