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Berkeley California 94704 United States of America

Listing # 96839

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1 BR Elmwood Apartment in Classic Building Close to Berkeley Campus - Work/Study Remotely

• This 1-bedroom apartment is on the second floor of an ornate renovated Elmwood building. It is fully furnished and equipped, and artistically decorated. It retains much of its 1911 character and style. 1 block from College Ave, 2 blocks from Telegraph Ave.
• Close and convenient to the UC Berkeley campus.
• Comfortably accommodates one person or a couple.
• Colorful living room with couches to relax and curl up on.
• Spacious bedroom with queen-size bed, etched glass mirror, and small work desk.
• Living room and bedroom have original hardwood floors.
• Modern eat-in kitchen is fully equipped, with granite counter tops, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, rice cooker, and more.
• Bathroom has white Carrera marble tiles on the walls.
• The apartment has a somewhat unusual layout: Access to the kitchen and bathroom is via the bedroom...it's not usually a problem except when you might have visitors who wouldn't normally enter the bedroom.

• A little bit of history: Eric Lindblom from Sweden came to the US in the late 1880s and was one of the “Three Lucky Swedes” who discovered gold in the Nome district of Alaska. He invested the proceeds in real estate (among other things), including the famous Claremont Hotel – and his former wife had this building built in 1911! See photo of the building as it was over 100 years ago!

• The apartment is on a tree-lined street in the Elmwood residential district, close to stores, cafes, sandwich shops, coffee houses, bookstores, boutiques, music stores, and student hangouts on Telegraph Avenue and College Avenue.
• A CVS pharmacy is 2 blocks away; Whole Foods is 5 blocks. For foodies, there are numerous specialty and ethnic restaurants & cafes in several directions.
• The location has a Walk Score of 92, which classifies it as a "Walker's Paradise". You don't need a car for everyday errands.
• Rent a car on an as-needed basis - Zip Car and City Car Share locations 1-2 blocks away.


• The UC Berkeley Campus is 5 short blocks to the north – a 10-12 -minute walk.
• Two close and convenient bus routes to downtown Berkeley and all 3 BART stations (BART = Bay Area Rapid Transit) – Rockridge, Ashby, and downtown Berkeley.
• The Claremont Hotel & Conference Center is just over a mile away – a 20 minute walk.
• Easy freeway access at Claremont Avenue, enabling you to drive to San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County, the Golden Gate Bridge, Half Moon Bay and the coast, Carmel & Monterey, Napa Valley & Sonoma wine country, Lake Tahoe and Reno.
• Twenty minutes' driving (outside rush hours!) will take you to San Francisco across the Bay Bridge, or if you take BART, it’s about a 20 minute ride to SF from any of the 3 nearby BART stations.


Our apartments undergo a deep cleaning and disinfection before and after every guest, using the CDC guidelines. Additionally, we have acquired a BioSpray Surface Cleaner and Sanitizer system and will use that in the apartment in addition to the CDC-standard cleaning. You can look up BioSpray, but here’s a quote from their website:

“The quick-drying BioSpray D2 removes residual moisture from surfaces and is recommended for use as a sanitizer on food processing equipment, dairy equipment, food utensils, dishes, silverware, glasses, sink tops, countertops, refrigerated storage, and display equipment and other hard nonporous food contact surfaces. Lab calibrated spray-and-shoot technology for more effective coverage, reaching inside even the smallest cracks and crevices, with better results than manual sprayers or wipes.”

“BioSpray D2 is a combination of isopropyl alcohol and a powerful quaternary ammonium compound.” It is a hospital-grade disinfectant and is “included on EPA list of disinfectants for use against SARS-COV-2 (Search EPA# 73232-1).”

• Our rate is all-inclusive. We pay the Berkeley business license tax and the rent registration fees, but those items are not charged to you.

• No smoking anywhere in the building - the apartment, the hallway or stairways! A Berkeley City ordinance prohibits it in living spaces and common areas of apartment buildings. This policy applies to smoking of all kinds, including "vaping" (use of e-cigarettes).
• Please, no parties or loud noise – this is a residential neighborhood, and we want to keep it as peaceful as possible. Quiet time is from 10:00 pm to 8:00 a.m.
• Since the floors are hardwood, please remove your shoes, or wear soft shoes or slippers inside the apartment. Your downstairs neighbors will appreciate it.


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


Available from Saturday, May 1, 2021 until Saturday, August 14, 2021
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Minimum stay 30 days; discounts for longer stays; stay of 14-29 days via Airbnb (see link below)
*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 Elmwood, Southside, South Campus, Telegraph Avenue, College Avenue
Closest University University of California - Berkeley
University nearby Pacific School of Religion, ELS Language Centers - Berkeley, Hayward State University

Rental Price:

USD 2820 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Minimum stay 30 days (stay of 14-29 days also possible - ask for details)
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • TV
  • Other: Printer can be provided on request


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Berkeley, California. Originally from the UK, I have 2 (!!) graduate degrees from UC Berkeley - an internationally renowned university in a vibrant city – a community with innovative restaurants, serious coffee houses, arts and cultural events, intriguing architecture, and many parks for outdoor activities. It enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate – summers are cooler and winters are milder than most of the rest of the US. It’s across the Bay from San Francisco and is accessible by car across the Bay Bridge or San Mateo Bridge – by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) under the Bay – or by ferry at Jack London Square in Oakland. It's also a 4-hour drive or scenic 8-hour train trip from the Reno/Tahoe area. If you are looking for fully furnished accommodation within easy walking distance to the UC Berkeley campus, or the University of Nevada Reno, for your sabbatical, teaching or research assignment, please contact me for more information.

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Margaret was great about communicating and responding. The rental agreement was straightforward, with reasonable provisions. I look forward to staying in her apartment this summer. Excellent Carole 2/2/2018 7:49:00 AM