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Berkeley California 94703 United States of America

Listing # 138964

Rates From USD 2500 Monthly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Recently Remodeled Convenient Berkeley Apartment

Conveniently located, beautifully remodeled, completely furnished one bedroom apartment with fully equipped kitchen. Dishwasher, Roku TV, latex queen mattress in bedroom, and plentiful cabinet space. Living room couch also converts to a comfortable full size bed. Five-minute walk to BART (METRO): ride to San Francisco 23 minutes, UCB 4 minutes. Berkeley Bowl (a great supermarket) is in close walking distance. Includes all dishes, cookware, sheets, towels.
Japanese spoken.

The space

The apartment is recently remodeled with quality appliances and fixtures. The space is very suitable for two adults, or two adults and an infant. Very sunny with beautiful garden areas.

Guest access:

Guest are more than welcome to enjoy the garden areas.

Interaction with guests:

We are semi-retired and work at home so we are here most of the time to offer any assistance. We like experiencing new people and hearing about their lives and travels. We also understand that some people want to have more privacy and we are glad to accommodate them as well. We will make every effort to help you enjoy your stay in the Bay Area.

Other things to note:

South Berkeley has the best micro-climate in the Bay Area. We are part of an area that is known as the banana belt, i.e., very little fog compared to north Berkeley. It is a short walk to BART (METRO) and Berkeley Bowl (an excellent unique grocery store). We are about a 10 minute drive to Tilden Park, the Berkeley Marina or the Gourmet Ghetto.


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


Available from Friday, June 4, 2021 onward
Minimum Stay
3 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Available 06/04/21 onward.
*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 94703 CA
Country United States of America
Closest University University of California Berkeley
University nearby Union Theological Seminary Berkeley

Rental Price:

USD 2500 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
high speed wifi, trash disposal and recycling included
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • TV
  • Garden
  • Other: on-site coin operated washer and dryer


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Member

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Member Since May 23 2017
This member has 2 reviews
About Me
Kent Jones and Shuji Ikeda: We have lived at this house in Berkeley since 1986. We live in a flat upstairs and rent two one bedroom apartments down below us. Until 2015 we used the downstairs units for our own businesses. Shuji is a ceramic artist and professor of ikebana, and Kent is retired from property management and bookkeeping. We both like gardening and Shuji still teaches some ikebana classes. We also both trained as Feldenkrais practitioners. We have been renting these units through airbnb for the last couple of years and we greatly enjoyed meeting and hosting guest from all over the world. We live quiet lives and would like to rent to like minded people, i.e., we have quiet hours from 10 pm to 7 am.

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We spent three lovely months from January to March with our 2 year old daughter in this recently modernized and very cozy apartment. The apartment has EVERYTHING you could need for a sabbatical leave, and if it hasn't, Kent and Shuji are determined to solve any problems you may face. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for cooking and baking. We could not have imagined what was missing. The rest of the apartment is well equipped too. The guest couch is comfortable for sleeping and there are enough sheets and pillows to accommodate you and even guests. The apartment has very good heating to keep you warm in the winter months. The TV has Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts. Behind the house is a small but beautiful garden in which Kent and Shuji grow lemons, apples and persimmons. We loved picking fresh California lemons every night to make a lemon and ginger tea. Our daughter was excited to be able to choose between three great playgrounds within a 5-minute walk. The city and UC campus are easy to reach by public transport -- busses and BART are very close. The most efficient way is by bike (12 minutes), which you can easily buy on Craigs list. There is also always free street parking nearby if you want to rent or buy a car. The amazing nearby Berkeley Bowl (a grocery store for organic and natural products) is within walking distance - it offers all the food you can dream of, in prime quality and reasonably priced (although "reasonable" in terms of prices has its own dimension in Berkeley -- be prepared!). We also felt very safe. The house is in a quiet family area with schools, sports facilities and a large public library nearby. The latter also has a huge kid's section.

Perhaps the best thing about the apartment is Kent and Shuji, who were incredibly nice and helpful. They are very trustworthy, kind, and responsible people. Whatever we asked them with respect to the small problems of everyday life abroad - they provided help on the spot. For example, we needed a crib and an additional desk in the apartment and got it the same day. They also shared some of their delicious homemade treats with us and even invited us for a delicious home-cooked dinner. They live upstairs in a separate apartment and are easily reachable if required. However, we felt we had all the privacy we needed in our little realm. We have never felt obliged to interact with them. (I am writing this for introverts - like myself - who may be concerned about the prospect of having a lot of social interaction.) However, I highly recommend everyone to chat with them and ask them about their interesting hobbies and lives. When we came to Berkeley to look for an apartment (as more or less introverted and private people), we hadn't expected to make friends with our landlords. Yet, after only three months we almost felt like leaving family. If we return to Berkeley one day we will definitely stay here again !!!

Excellent Juli 4/3/2020 1:13:00 PM
We really enjoyed our 4 month stay in Kent and Shuji’s nice apartment. The apartment is quite newly renovated, nicely furnished and has a big, very well equipped and modern kitchen. The apartment is bright and has a cozy atmosphere and there are a lot of beautiful plants and flowers all around the house and in the garden. Kent and Shuji, who live upstairs, are very helpful and kind hosts, who are always available if you have questions or need help with something. At the same time, they give you privacy. There is easy street parking with no permit required just in front of the house and BART, bus, shopping (Berkeley Bowl!) and restaurants are within 5-10 minutes walking distance. We felt very safe walking around in the neighborhood (which is also very quiet at night). Excellent Markus H 7/12/2019 4:08:00 PM