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Berkeley California 94703 United States of America

Listing # 97968

Rates From USD 2300 Monthly
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Last Updated: Saturday, February 20, 2021

Cheery, tranquil, garden cottage in Berkeley, 7 minute walk to West edge of Campus

Our charming garden cottage is located in the heart of Berkeley's historic McGee-Spaulding district. It is the perfect place to unwind as it is safe, quiet, and tranquil, yet only a few minutes by foot to downtown Berkeley and the UC Berkeley campus.

Known since the '70's as the 'Dragon's Eye' and more recently as the 'Green Dragon' this property has turn of the century charm with lots of interesting architectural details and Berkeley character.

A winsome one-bedroom, Prospero’s Cottage is situated in our backyard garden, sleeps 2-4 people, has a full kitchen, living room, full bath, 2 small decks, and lots of warmth. It is ideal for 1-2 adults or a couple with 1-2 kids. The bedroom has a queen size bed. There is a foldout couch in the living room that can fit 1 adult or 2 kids. The cottage has radiant heat under the floor, cable TV, wifi, and laundry facilities.

Depending on the time of year, there may be plums, figs, strawberries, raspberries, or other delights growing in the garden and waiting to be eaten. Oh and hummingbirds!

Perfectly situated in central Berkeley, we are a 6-7 minute walk to BART, downtown Berkeley, Trader Joe's, movies, BAM/PFA, and many multiple star restaurants Comal, Gather, Ippiku, Corso, to name a few.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
500 Sq. Feet
Suited for
3 people
Property Type


Available from Friday, January 1, 2021 until Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
11 day(s)
Flexible With Dates

*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
Neighborhood Keywords
Closest University UC Berkeley
University nearby

Rental Price:

USD 2300 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Short Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Reserved Parking
  • TV
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly

Smoke Free
Pets Welcome

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Member Since Jul 31 2015
This member has 2 reviews
About Me
I have mid-western roots and California branches, and my background includes cooking, gardening, renovating, sewing, designing, calculating, photographing, painting, and mothering. We love sharing our cottage, which has a lot of warm character and Berkeley history, with travelers young and old.

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My wife and I have stayed in this lovely cottoge for eight and half month and we enjoyed every minute of it. Anne and Chris have always been good friends. It's a great location: downtown Berkeley and UC Berkeley are in walking distance. We have many unforgettable memories in this cottage... We always enjoyed watching hummingbirds. We believe that those who stay in this cottage are lucky. Excellent Aksu 6/13/2020 7:58:00 AM
This cottage is the perfect place for a short-term or long-term stay in Berkeley.

My husband and I lived here with our baby daughter for seven months - and enjoyed every minute of our time. Not only is the cottage extremely clean but also equipped with every amenity you need to feel at home. The floor heating is a very nice addition you wouldn't expect in a cottage. There's lots of light and from the two little patios you can see hummingbirds and smell the rosemary.

The landlords, Anne and Chris, are super friendly and the most considerate people you could imagine. They helped us countless times with many things not even connected to the housing. All surrounding neighbors are very friendly, calm and funny, too - we felt welcomed from the very beginning on.

Last but not least: the cottage is in perfect walking distance to Campus, downtown Berkeley, the BART station, farmer's market and Trader Joe's, playgrounds and so on, yet it's calm and in a very nice street without a lot of through traffic.

Whoever thinks about renting out this cottage: you won't regret it.

Excellent Leo 5/15/2019 10:57:00 PM