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Berkeley California 94705 United States of America

Listing # 98438

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Last Updated: Saturday, January 16, 2021

Elegant 1 BR in Classic 1920s Building, College Avenue - Heart of Elmwood

Spacious 1 bedroom apartment on 3rd (top) floor of classic 1920's Berkeley building, conveniently located in the Elmwood district (between UC Berkeley Campus and Rockridge BART). Walking distance to just about everything you need!

The apartment:
• Tastefully furnished and colorfully decorated with "period" artwork.
• Kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher; all cooking equipment and utensils are provided.
• Breakfast nook off the kitchen (or you could use it for an office)
• Large living/dining room is comfortable for relaxing, with a work desk as well as a dining table.
• Cable TV and hi-speed wi-fi. Printer/scanner can be provided on request.
• Bathroom has a bathtub, over-the-tub shower, and original 1920's art deco tiles.
• Bedroom has a queen-size chest bed (with storage drawers underneath) and a large walk-in closet.
• Lots of closet and cupboard space throughout.
• Floors are refinished original hardwood throughout, except in the kitchen and bathroom.
• If you do have a car, parking is at the rear of the building.
• The front and back entrances of the building, and the interior common hallways on each floor, are equipped with security cameras for your protection. The cameras are on 24 hours a day. (Note: There are NO cameras inside the apartment!).

The neighborhood:
• Many small coffee and tea houses, bakeries, delicatessens, numerous restaurants, bookstores, boutiques, organic ice cream and specialty food stores within 5-7 minutes’ walk.
• A newly renovated Safeway super-store and a Trader Joe's are all within easy walking distance on College Avenue.
• Whole Foods is a half mile away at Ashby and Telegraph.
• Leave your car behind! Or rent a car on an as-needed basis from nearby ZIP Car or City Car Share locations.
• 12 blocks (1.4 miles, 27 minutes' walk) from the UC Berkeley campus. 5 minutes by bus (they run every 10-12 minutes along College Avenue).
• 13 minutes' walk to the Rockridge BART station (0.6 miles), less time if you take the bus.
• Convenient bus routes along College Avenue to campus and to all 3 Berkeley BART stations
• 10 minutes' walk (0.5 miles) to Alta Bates Hospital
• Easy and close freeway access


The apartment will undergo a deep cleaning and disinfection before and after every guest, using the CDC guidelines. Additionally, we have 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 neither of those are charged to you.

The Fine Print
• No smoking anywhere in the apartment or the building! (It's prohibited by Berkeley law in multi-family buildings)
• Please remove your shoes, or wear soft shoes or slippers inside the apartment. The apartment has hardwood floors, and your downstairs neighbors will appreciate it.
• Please, no noisy parties or other loud noise. This is a quiet residential building, and we want to keep it that way!
• Please don't run the dishwasher or do laundry after 10 PM.
• Sorry, no pets.


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


Available from Saturday, July 3, 2021 until Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Minimum stay 30 days. Stays of 14-29 days can be booked 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 94705 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Elmwood
Closest University University of California - Berkeley
University nearby Pacific School of Religion, ELS Language Centers - Berkeley, Hayward State University

Rental Price:

USD 3109 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
The apartment is deep cleaned and disinfected before check-in.
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
  • Available for Short Term
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Security System or Doorman
  • 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