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Berkeley California United States of America

Listing # 59066

Rates From USD 3860 Monthly
Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Available September: Walk to UCB & downtown Berkeley, spacious house w/SF views

Located in a quiet, safe, and green neighborhood of the Berkeley Hills, this two story spacious furnished house was designed by architect John Ballantin for the famed geologist, Andrew Lawson, in the 1930s. The house was updated in 2010, including all new kitchen and laundry room appliances in 2013-14. Skype viewings available on request.

The house features 2 large bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, additional office area, a fully equipped kitchen, formal dining room, hardwood floors, fireplace, upstairs balcony and beautifully landscaped front and backyards – a great place for an outdoor meal, or for children to play. Relax in the outdoor hot tub, and enjoy the views of SF. Leave your car(s) in the 2 car driveway, and bike, walk or take public transit everywhere!

The neighbors are wonderful, and therefore I screen my tenants very carefully as I want to continue to have good relationship with them. The charming shops, cafes, and UC Berkeley campus are within easy walking distance. Each of the upstairs bedrooms are over 300 ft sq, and have large closets which overlook the garden and feature views of SF. The master bedroom features it’s own private balcony. There is a large studio in the back yard which is currently being rented by a quiet and almost never home post Doc; however, it may be able to be rented in the future too.

• Charming vintage style, beautifully updated and maintained spacious house with 2 car driveway, surrounded by a beautifully landscaped front and back yards, vegetable gardens, and rose garden.
• Hardwood floors with area rugs, fully and tastefully furnished. Seismically reinforced.
• Two story house with beautifully furnished living room, kitchen, formal dining room,2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, laundry room, balcony, 2 car driveway and level yards.
• Spacious bedrooms with large closets - the master bedroom has a queen bed &dresser, the smaller bed room has a queen as well as a double bed and a toddler bed and 2 full closets with built in dressers
Quiet and safe residential neighborhood, walking distance to downtown Berkeley's shops, restaurants, gourmet grocery stores, Farmer's Markets, public transit. 6-7 minute walk to northside of UC Berkeley campus

Please note the house will be available as of January 1 2018 or perhaps later. My preference is for tenants to occupy from through Dec 15, 2018, or for a minimum 3-6 month lease, but these dates are somewhat flexible. I require first and last months rent plus one month rent deposit. Tenants repay me all of the utilities (and I can send you a spreadsheet with what those costs, as most except gas bill are fixed price due monthly due to solar panels, etc).


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1800 Sq. Feet
Suited for
5 people
Property Type


Available from Sunday, January 1, 2017 until Saturday, December 15, 2018
Available from Thursday, February 1, 2018 onward
Minimum Stay
3 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
hope for tenants for minimum 3-6 months with move in mid January
*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 North Berkeley Hills
Closest University UC Berkeley
University nearby UC Berkeley

Rental Price:

USD 3860 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
can provide utility estimates from prior usage, Has solar panels so fixed costs
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

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


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: Hot Tub, 2 big gardens, gorgeous neigbhorhood


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants
Housesitting Comments
Professional gardener comes (included in price) but prefer tenant who also likes to garden

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