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Berkeley California 94705 United States of America

Listing # 39806


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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Historic property in Berkeley's Elmwood. 8 blocks to University of California, Berkeley. Two blocks to College Avenue. 97 WalkScore!

Walk, bike or drive to campus from this spacious light-filled Edwardian home! Quiet and away from it all in a secluded prime residential Elmwood neighborhood, yet just a couple of blocks to the hub of Elmwood and Rockridge stores, restaurants, and cafes. Ideal for visiting faculty families, sabbatical visitors, or a responsible, quiet group of students.

A large and light-filled 2nd floor Edwardian flat facing west out over Berkeley rooftops towards the San Francisco bay. All rooms get lots of light throughout the day.

There are two large and spacious bedrooms, a formal dining room (or third bedroom), and a living room with excellent high-end sofa sleeper that has been used on occasion as a 4th bedroom by visiting scholars, grad students, or visiting faculty family. The rooms and furniture can be reconfigured depending on your group and needs.

In the largest south facing bedroom, there is one single and one double bed, a closet, and large chest of drawers. The second largest bedroom has a queen bed, large chest of drawers, windows to the south and west, a desk and chair and built in bookshelves. The third large west facing room (currently configured with formal dining table, chairs and a twin sleeper-sofa) has been used as an office, formal dining room, or bedroom. (There are two or three dining areas in the flat depending on preferred configuration of rooms: an eat-in kitchen with table and chairs, formal dining room rarely used as such, as well as a dining table and chairs on outdoor deck.)

The Claremont Resort and Spa is about 5 minutes or less from house, as is the Berkeley Tennis Club, (both with pools, tennis courts and fitness clubs). The Strawberry Recreation Center- located on the periphery of the Cal campus is also close by and has outdoor lap pools, a toddler pool, and is surrounded by old oaks and redwoods. For families with young children, there are two children’s parks within a half block of the property: Bateman Park and a second park set is in a quiet redwood grove and green field and provides new play structures and sand for kids.

Located in one of Berkeley's most loved neighborhoods, and in a no-through traffic sleepy cul-de-sac, the property is only a ten-minute walk away from bustling activity in the heart of Elmwood and Rockridge. Equidistant to Telegraph and College Avenues, the house is just a couple of short blocks to fine dining, ethnic restaurants, bookstores, theater, and Berkeley's university campus, (Cal).

San Francisco is about a 20-minute drive without traffic and also easily accessible by BART from Rockridge which is 10 blocks south of property on College Ave.












Basics:

Number of Bedrooms
3
Number of Bathrooms
1
Number of Offices
0
Surface Size
1900 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type
House

Availability:

Available from Monday, August 13, 2018 onward
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Yes
Comments on Dates
Available by the month - prefer min 3 months but open to shorter stays
*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/Rockridge/Claremont/South Berkeley/Claremont
Closest University University of California, Berkeley
University nearby University of California Univeristy of California San Francisco, Stanford, St Marys, California College of the Arts, Academy of Art




Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1:



Country
Spain








Destination 2:



England
Country
United Kingdom

Neighborhood Keywords
London





Destination 3: Dumfries and Galloway
City
Dumfries and Galloway



Neighborhood Keywords
PARIS
Country
United Kingdom





Rental Price:

Asked
USD 5600 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Can include weekly or bi-weekly cleaning if desired
Rent Negotiable
No
Utilities Included
Yes
Cleaning Services Included
No

Surroundings:

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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term

Amenities:

  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: Chemical-free, 'green' products home

Considerations:

Kid Friendly
Yes
Small Children Safe
Yes
Smoke Free
Yes
Pets Welcome
No
Car Available
No

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

No

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Originally from England and Ireland, and living in SF bay area more than 20 years. Student at UC Berkeley.

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