Home for Rent

Berkeley California 94704 United States of America

Listing # 135237

Rates From USD 8044 Monthly
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Last Updated: Sunday, August 9, 2020

Beautiful and historic 1906 Berkeley 5++ Bedroom home available for rent, beginning 5/31/21 (some move-in date flexibility)

Beautiful and historic 1906 Berkeley 5++ Bedroom home available for rent, beginning 5/31/2021 (some move-in date flexibility possible). VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSES and VIRTUAL HOUSE TOURS available for scheduling.

Location: Berkeley's West Elmwood/South Campus District - 7 blocks from U.C. Berkeley; 8 blocks from BART; 3 blocks from AC Transit (to SF, Oakland); 5-10 minute walk/bike to UC, BART, College Avenue shopping district, Berkeley Bowl, Whole Foods, farmers' markets, swimming, shopping, cinemas, theaters, bookstores, cafés and restaurants. Most recent tenants include groups of UC graduate students (business and law) spending 1-3 years loving this house!

Walk-score 94+, Bike Score even higher!

Some basic furnishings (a few bed frames, book cases, nice lamps) included at no charge, per your preference. Additional furnishings are available, negotiable with current tenants.

This gorgeous and historic 1906 Berkeley home with original redwood Craftsman detail has 5+ spacious bedrooms with roomy closets, large windows, 2 newly remodeled bathrooms, a huge sunny garden with fruit trees (pears, plums, citrus), lots of garden space for additional planting, large kitchen (w gas stove & new fridge), spacious living room and separate dining room with original redwood built-ins, hardwood floors in all rooms, and a cozy fireplace. House also has a new high-efficiency dishwasher, new clothes washer and dryer, and lots of attic storage space, plus a safe, locked basement for bicycle storage. Partial SF Bay views from attic suite, and satellite dish/DIRECTV hookups in place.

Home: 2600 Sq ft, Large Back Garden: 6700 Sq ft

Floorplan - First Floor:
Newly-Remodeled Kitchen with new dishwasher, fridge, microwave. Spacious, newly-remodeled Downstairs Bathroom, Large Elegant Living Room and Dining Room plus one private study or possible bedroom (10'x7' without closet)

Floorplan - Second Floor:
Bedroom 1: 20' x 11' plus large closet (southern and eastern light)
Bedroom 2: 14' x 12' plus large closet (southern and western light)
Bedroom 3: 12' x 11' plus large closet (western light)
Bedroom 4: 12' x 11' plus large closet (western and northern light)
Bathroom: Recently remodeled: 10' x 7' with large bathtub/shower, storage cabinets (eastern light)

Floorplan - Third Floor: semi-private Attic Suite plus attached study:
Bedroom 5: Attic rooms are large (14'x21' bedroom plus 12'x11' office/study), light, airy, with partial views of the San Francisco Bay. The suite is quite private. Though there is no private exterior entrance, the attic is separated from the rest of the house by an interior stairway and two doors. NOTE: attic ceilings are angled at the eaves, and there ample head-room for tall tenants in 70% of the 426 sq ft area = 300 sq feet where ceilings are regulation height.

Rental amount is based on occupancy.
NEW: Summer discount available for groups interested in 9-12 month lease options!
Four tenants, rent is $7100/month,
Five tenants = $8044/month,
Six tenants = $9,000 month.
Utilities: Tenant pays gas/electric, water, and Internet. Average monthly utility bill: under $200/month (including high-speed internet/water/gas/electricity)
Shared Driveway/off-street parking available (1 space).

Move-in costs:
First month plus security deposit (1.5x rent) required.
Available for Move-In: June 1, 2021 (move-in date is flexible to accommodate current shelter in place orders)
Lease: academic year or 12-month lease, with some flexibility possible

Viewings by advance arrangement only - Zoom-based virtual open house tours scheduled by appointment

No smoking, no pets - sorry!
Maximum tenancy is six persons

Move-In Requirements include:
Total move-in costs: First month + Security (1.5x rent, based on occupancy)
- Rental application for each applicant
- Credit score verification for each applicant
- Most Recent Landlord References for each applicant
- Current Source of Income Verification for each applicant

If your credit score/FICO is below 700, or if your share of the rent is more than 35% of your current income, a co-signer may be required (co-signer must also provide rental application, credit score verification, and current source of income verification)


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
3000 Sq. Feet
Suited for
7 people
Property Type


Available from Tuesday, June 1, 2021 until Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Minimum Stay
1 year(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Some flexibility for move-in/move-out, min. stay 10 months
*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 94704 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords West Elmwood/South Campus
Closest University University of California at Berkeley
University nearby Calif College of the Arts; UCSF; CSU East Bay; Mills College; St Mary's College; Berkeley City College; Merritt College; Laney College

Rental Price:

USD 8044 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Summer Discount TBD; Rental rate based on 5 persons (rate varies according to number of tenants)
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 Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Available for Academic Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • SemiFurnished
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • 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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