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Albany California 94706 United States of America

Listing # 71873

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Last Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Beautiful 2-bedroom Albany California bungalow and studio, close to UC Berkeley and San Francisco

We love our small bungalow in Albany, California! From time to time, we’re off on extended travel and like to have the house occupied rather than sitting empty. This time, the house will be available from about June 20 through August 22, 2018.

We are going to Berlin during this time, for Mike to work at his company's office there.

Rent would be $6400 for the two-month period ($3200/month), with a $2500 damage deposit.

The house is about 825 ft2 in the main house and 200 ft2 in a detached studio. Overall, the feeling is warm and modern.

In the main house, you’ll find:

- A large room spanning the entire house and encompassing living, dining, kitchen and play area.
- Two small bedrooms. We’ve recently remodeled both, with lots of built-ins and a ship’s cabin feel. One bedroom has a comfortable queen-sized bed. The other has a twin bed and the accoutrements of a six-year old boy. With the new built-ins, it has a great, cozy feel.
- A kitchen set up for real cooking: mixer, cuisinart, blender, various knives, bowls, hand tools, pasta maker, sauce pans, stock pot, bowls, frying pans, etc.
- Sliding window looking to the back yard. This, together with vaulted ceilings, gives the house a marvelously open feel.
- Hardwood floors with tile inlays.
- Built-in seating.
- Large dining table with seating for eight.

In the detached studio, you’ll find:

- Loft with queen-sized bed.
- Kitchenette
- Home theater

Albany is a small town located just north of Berkeley. A few blocks away is Solano Avenue, home to numerous excellent restaurants like Rivoli, Ajanta, and Little Star. Berkeley itself is home to Chez Panisse and countless other amazing restaurants, coffee shops, and specialty food shops. Nearby you have wonderful parks like Tilden, Wildcat, Redwood, and Briones. A bit farther afield is the North Bay with Point Reyes National Seashore. San Francisco and its culinary and artistic attractions can be reached by public transportation in less than an hour (including walking to the North Berkeley BART station). The neighborhood itself - while centered in a densely populated urban area - is quiet and composed of single family homes. One block away is a great park with playgrounds for small and large children and tennis and basketball courts. The Napa and Sonoma wine country makes a good day trip. The location combines excellent access to big city attractions and world class natural beauty.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1000 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Monday, June 25, 2018 until Friday, July 6, 2018
Minimum Stay
2 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
We rented out the house from July 7 through August 7. It's now available from June 25 - July 6 only.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Albany
Postal Code - State or Province 94706 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Berkeley park restaurants shopping hiking
Closest University UC Berkeley
University nearby UCSF

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Berlin


Rental Price:

USD 3200 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Fireplace
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Hi, we are a family of three based in Albany, California. Michael is an editor for the journal Nature, where he handles papers relating to the physical climate system. He runs a climate podcast at forecastpod.org. Before coming to Nature, Michael was an academic at Utah State University, where he worked on large-area ecology, using computer modeling and satellite remote sensing. Stephanie is raising our son and is active is the community. She's had many careers, including professional athlete, detective, and arts administrator!


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