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Berkeley California 94708 United States of America

Listing # 90536

Rates From USD 5250 Monthly
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Last Updated: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Berkeley, California: Comfortable, well-equipped and ideally-located house for rent

Our house is a Berkeley Craftsman, built around 1906 and modernized a few years ago. It has three bedrooms, a formal dining room, living room (both of which have gas fireplaces), an office, a very large and sunny kitchen leading out to the backyard, two and one-half bathrooms and a large basement for storage. Not including the basement, it has 2450 sq. ft. (approx. 220 sq. meters) of living space. There is a driveway and street parking. It is very centrally located just at the foot of the Berkeley Hills, only a few minutes from the Berkeley "Gourmet Ghetto" with world-famous Chez Panisse restaurant and the Cheese Board (with over 400 varieties of cheese), two major grocery stores and other restaurants and shopping. The campus is a 15-minute walk, as is rapid transit (BART) to San Francisco, the new UC Berkeley Museum and Pacific Film Archive cinematheque and several theaters. The house is furnished with many French provincial antiques, including armoires, grandfather clocks, oeil-de-boeuf clock, my wife's grandparents' bed, a large oak French farm table, etc.

The house has solar electricity and utility bills are modest. There is a view to San Francisco from the master bedroom/library upstairs. Our street is quiet and safe, and there are recreational walking possibilities in all directions. We will provide our regular house cleaners, at our expense for the first 5 hours each time, every two weeks during your stay, except that the final cleaning at the end of the rental period will be at tenant's expense.

By separate negotiation, a 2016 VW eGolf all-electric four-door sedan can be rented during your stay, for the cost of our lease payment. There is a 220 volt charging station for the electric car on the wall facing the driveway. The car, once fully charged, has a 95 mile (155 km) range, depending on driving conditions.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
220 Sq. Meters
Suited for
5 people
Property Type


Available from Wednesday, August 1, 2018 until Saturday, December 15, 2018
Minimum Stay
3 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Our preferred dates are as shown, but we are flexible to some extent on either or both ends
*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 94708 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Gourmet Ghetto, North of Campus, Base of Berkeley Hills
Closest University University of California (Berkeley) --15 min. walk
University nearby UCSF, U. of San Francisco, Stanford

Rental Price:

USD 5250 Monthly

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
  • Off Campus


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Solar elect., wool carpet/wood floors, 2 fireplcs.


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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We are in our early 70's. My wife is French and is a retired nurse. I am American and practiced law in San Francisco and Berkeley for 45 years before retiring in 2015. We have spent at least one month in Europe each year since 1971, have completed the hike from le Puy in France to Santiago de Compostele in Spain, as well as the Coast to Coast in the UK, trekking in Nepal, etc. We have lived in Paris for several months each of the past two years and would like to do so again in 2017. We live in Berkeley in a classic craftsmen house within easy walking distance of the University of California, the "Gourmet Ghetto," and most other attractions. San Francisco is easily reached after a 15 minute walk to rapid transit or is 35 mins. by car. Our house has 220 sq. meters, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living and dining rooms, a separate sitting room, very large kitchen with eating area, large basement for storage, and is well-equipped. We are interested in renting our house but may also be open to the possibility of an exchange.

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