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Berkeley California 94709 United States of America

Listing # 55845

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Well-located family home near parks, Gourmet Ghetto, UC Berkeley

Spend Fall 2020 or Winter/Spring 2021 in a much beloved, three-bedroom, two-bathroom house, two blocks from Walnut Square and the Gourmet Ghetto, close to Solano Avenue, and a short drive or bike ride to UC Berkeley campus.

Located on the first crest of the Berkeley Hills, the house is nestled in the quiet, safe neighborhood of Live Oak Park, which is composed of owner-occupied single family homes. On a fogless afternoon one can see the San Fransciso skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge from the living room and front deck.

The house has hardwood floors and oriental rugs throughout. As well, the house is furnished with a piano, a computer, a WiFi router (high-speed connection through Comcast), a projector (for watching films off your laptop), and four telephones with free nationwide calling.

The house comfortably sleeps a couple with two children. The "upstairs level" bedrooms have queen-sized Oysterbeds, and the downstairs (main level) bedroom, a brand-new full-size trundlebed. The sliding glass door in the master bedroom gives onto the quiet, east-facing back garden. It and the middle bedroom are equipped with televisions (connected to Comcast cable).

The "house computer" looks out onto the rose & vegetable garden from the breakfast room. It is also the location of the WiFi-enabled color printer/scanner/flat-screen photocopier.

This house is destined for a couple or a family with one or two children. Tenants may invite visits to stay for short periods.

Pets are negotiable, as is the rental of our Mitsubishi Lancer.

[PLEASE NOTE: THIS HOUSE IS NOT AVAILABLE BEFORE JANUARY 2020. It is also available from January-July 2021, 2022, 2023, etc.]

Description of the floor plan:

The house was built 90 years ago, and is just under 2000 square feet. There are 26 steps running from the street to the front door (including the landing). The patio is situated at the level of the landing.

The living room runs nearly the width of the house, and leads into both the study and the dining room. The study has two doors -- one leading in from the entryway and the other leading out to the hallway, and it can also serve as a bedroom for one person.

The dining room leads to the hallway and the kitchen. The hallway goes up five stairs, and leads to two bedrooms (both with queen beds), a linen closet, and the original mauve bathroom. The master bedroom has a sliding glass door that gives onto the back garden.

Returning to the dining room, one walks east to enter the large kitchen which leads to the side patio, the breakfast room, and the basement. The basement is the home of the laundry room and the 2nd bathroom. The laundry room contains a washer and a dryer (both new), along with an iron and ironing board and a hanging rack/sorting bin for clothes. A radio is provided for entertainment while ironing. Beyond the laundry room is a bathroom newly created in May of 2000, which boasts an extremely large, two-person shower. The back door of the bathroom leads to steps going up to the back garden.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1975 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Monday, August 24, 2020 until Monday, December 14, 2020
Available from Friday, January 8, 2021 until Saturday, July 10, 2021
Minimum Stay
3 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Dates are slightly flexible, but the house is intended for a Sabbatical in Berkeley.
*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 94709 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords North Berkeley, Berkeley Hills, Gourmet Ghetto
Closest University University of California at Berkeley
University nearby Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley City College,Mills College, Holy Names College, S.F. State, University of San Francisco

Rental Price:

USD 960 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
Utilities are charged separately. Landlord's Mitsubishi is available to 'lease'.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

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


  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Everything about this booking and stay was excellent. Laura's communication and assistance was outstanding and she went above and beyond to make our stay a pleasant one. Instructions were clear and concise and the apartment was clean and as described. It was in a quiet part of town with easy access to everything and lovely local bakeries and restaurants. Our two boys had the best time of their life. Even on the last day when Laura had ordered us a taxi and there ended up being a fun run on our street (so the street was blocked) I was able to call Laura in the US (and wake her up - sorry again Laura) - she was able to rebook the taxi for us. Wonderful! Excellent Paul Hopkins 9/4/2017 7:06:00 PM
Everything was wonderful with our stay in this two bedroom apartment overlooking the marina. The location is very safe and has easy access to all the tourist sites. Notre Dame and Ile Saint Louis are within walking distance and there are Metro and bus stops very close to the apartment. It was so nice being able to walk out the door and be steps away from the Seine River. You can walk across the bridge over the river and be in the Jardin des Plantes, which has beautiful gardens and a zoo. Restaurants are within walking distance too, as is The Marais, my favorite area of Paris. The host was very helpful in recommending restaurants, off-the-beaten path sites not to miss and the easiest way to get to the sites. The instructions for getting from the airport to the apartment, codes to enter the building and how to operate everything in the apartment were well written and easy to follow. There are double locks on the doors! I felt very safe. The living room and large dining room overlook the marina and the two bedrooms have windows that overlook the garden area. It's a great place to stay, so much better than a hotel!!! There's also an elevator to go up the one floor to the apartment, although the stairs are wide and easy to walk up too. The beds were comfortable and there are desks in each bedroom. There's a nice armoire in the bedroom I stayed in. The kitchen has everything you need and the bathroom is clean and nice. The water pressure was fine. I wouldn't have changed anything or asked for more! The host was always available and assisted me in booking a taxi to the CDG airport for my return trip! Excellent Barbara 10/30/2016 10:40:00 AM
Our month in the Narbonne apartment was beyond expectations. Communication with Laura was always good. The preparation and cleaning of the apartment was thorough and we moved in to make ourselves a "home from home" with every amenity provided to do this. The excellent Narbonne market is within easy walking distance and in itself, is a highlight of this medium sized city. We did not have our own transport but were able to travel around the area either by bus, train (when not on strike!) or with 24 hour car rentals. Other days were spent people watching alongside the canal or in the large square. All this added up to give us a very genuine French experience! Thank you Laura! Owen and Diann Tod (Australia) Excellent Diann and Owen 8/18/2016 10:02:00 PM
We had a fabulous visit to Narbonne in 2013. This apartment provided us with a wonderful home-away-from-home, and the owner went above and beyond to make our stay special. This included investigating French language classes to suit our needs, and providing a place to store our bicycles during our stay. We loved Narbonne for its amenities, environs and lifestyle. Thank you for letting us experience a genuine French-living experience in Narbonne. Excellent Jennifer 9/30/2015 2:18:00 AM
My husband and I had occasion to lease this apartment for three weeks this year during the month of June. We were very pleased with the accommodations. We found the apartment to be spacious and comfortable and equipped for all of our needs. The kitchen had a full sized fridge and stove with oven, microwave, dishwasher and all of the small appliances and gadgets that a gourmet cook would need. The apartment was within easy walking distance to excellent markets that supplied wonderful vegetables and fruit, speciality meats and cheeses and was close to both a boulangerie and epicerie that kept us in wine and bread. Oh the French wine, croissants and bread! Other amenities included a very spacious bathroom, washer and dryer in the suite and large bedrooms with good storage and comfortable beds. No 8 really was a home away from home. Comfortably furnished for lounging, with an extensive selection of books and music, it provided an oasis for relaxation after long days of sightseeing, loitering in museums and art galleries and just generally enjoying the delights of this amazing city. The location of No 8 was very convenient. Situated in the 12th arrondisement next to the Canal St. Martin meant that we could easily walk to many of the major sights of Paris including Isle St.Louis and Isle de la Cite, the Marais and the Left Bank. When we decided to range further afield, we were within ten minutes walk of four Metro stations and two very useful bus lines and this proximity made getting anywhere in the city very easy. The owner, Laura, was very helpful to us during our stay. She responded to our queries quickly and provided a wealth of suggestions and information that really helped to make our stay all that we had hoped for. We found this apartment to be excellent value and have no reservations in recommending it to others who wish to enjoy the delights of this amazing city. Excellent Colleen McGavin 7/22/2015 8:00:00 PM
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