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$1800(Perfect for Sheltering in Place)/ 1br - 350ft2 - Small and Lovely Historic 1906 Berkeley Studio Garden Cottage (fully detached) near UC

$1800 / 1br – Small and Lovely Historic 1906 Berkeley Garden Cottage (fully detached)

Perfect for sheltering in place: no shared walls, hallways, stairwells or lobbies - a fully separate studio cottage with class, character, charm and history - and socially distanced from all neighboring homes!

Available AUG 22, 2020 (some flexibility for move-in date)

Small, lovely and historic 1906 detached cottage garden studio (with 2 lofts for sleep &/or storage, 350 sq ft total) in South Campus/adjacent to the Elmwood district area.

8-10min walk, just 7 blocks from UC Berkeley on a beautiful and quiet residential street.

Not an “in-law” apartment with any shared walls – this is a newly-renovated, detached cottage/historic carriage house dating back to the early 20th century. Ideal for visiting faculty/scholar or graduate student.

Walk/bike score 95+ (highest score, by zip code, in Berkeley). Cottage is for one occupant; may consider a couple for adjusted monthly rent. (No pets, no smokers).

Fully furnished – move-in ready – everything but your clothes and food provided!

The garden cottage studio is fully separated from the nearest dwelling, and screened from view, nestled within a large and verdant back garden lot. Cottage interior recently renovated: new bamboo flooring, new bathroom (shower, no tub), new elec. & gas heat, kitchen (2-burner gas kitchen stove, fridge, freezer, microwave, small convection/toaster oven).

Cottage is also furnished with a new hypoallergenic box spring/mattress, desk/table, chairs, bookshelves, and a twin-sized sofa/hideabed for guests. Towels, linens, cooking utensils, dishes, shelving, lamps all provided as well.

The large yard is an edible garden you can partake in: fruit trees, herbs and vegetables of many varieties – garden enthusiasts welcome. A petite and charming historic must-see gem!

5-minute walk to shopping (Berkeley Bowl, Whole Foods, farmers' markets), BART, restaurants, cinemas and major bus lines. Street parking available. DirecTV satellite dish + AT&T DSL hookups also available. On-site washer/dryer available for small monthly fee.

No pets, no smokers. Street parking available (Area J residential parking district).

Rent: $1800/mo for one occupant. Rent includes highspeed Sonic internet, sewage/recycling. Summer discount available!
Additional utilities (gas/electric/water) average $100-$125/month for single occupant, paid by landlord and added to monthly rent.

Cottage is intended for a single occupant; will consider a couple for adjusted monthly rent. Apologies – no pets allowed.

Available for move-in AUG 22 (some flexibility with move-in date). 9-12 month lease options, with option to renew.

Move-in fees: $3450 security deposit.
Please have credit report, income verification and recent landlord and employer referrals available.
Rental application will be provided. Co-signer required if rent is greater than 30% of current monthly income.

Shown BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, virtual or face to face
NOTE: virtual Zoom /FaceTime tours available by arrangement - please arrange appointment via email and include your phone number and a description of your housing preferences and needs.


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


Available from Saturday, August 22, 2020 until Saturday, May 22, 2021
Available from Saturday, August 22, 2020 until Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Minimum Stay
4 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Some flexibility for move-in/move-out, min. stay 4 month, 9-12 mo preferred
*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 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Elmwood District
Closest University University of California at Berkeley
University nearby San Francisco State University, CSU East Bay, UCSF, San Francisco State University, St Mary's College

Rental Price:

USD 1800 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Sanitized and Perfect for Sheltering in Place: No Shared Walls, Halls, Stairwells, Entrances
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Large edible garden and yard, outdoor fireplace


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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