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Berkeley California United States of America

Listing # 66095

Rates From USD 3000 Monthly
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Last Updated: Friday, November 17, 2017

Berkeley Hills Home and Marvelous Cat a few weeks from Dec 2017 - June 2018

Our sweet, beautiful orange cat, Maurice, will be here, and he is both friendly and independent as well. Kindly cat care will be a necessary and important part of the rental or exchange, and we will offer a $1000 discount for cat care. Our schedule is very flexible next spring, for a stay of a few weeks any time between Dec 14, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

An exchange of homes would also be of interest. Please make a suggestion!

Sunny, comfortable Mediterranean style house at the top of the hill where the green of the outdoors comes indoors, close to everything! Though there are other houses all around, it is very peaceful. It is oriented towards the Golden Gate Bridge (partial view through the trees) near the intersection of Marin and Grizzly Peak Boulevards. The house is medium sized with an open living room/dining room and the kitchen and deck overlook a secluded backyard, downstairs. Upstairs, there is one bedroom with a very nice queen-size bed, an office with high speed internet/wireless access (802.11a/b/g/n)and one bathroom with tub and shower.

Cable HD TV (two flat screen televisions), high speed internet with wireless (802.11 a/b/g/n), non-smoking, dishwasher (easy to operate full-sized not built-in), washer, dryer.

City bus 65 stops four houses away, takes you to UC Berkeley campus and BART in 15 minutes: http://transit.511.org/accessible/schedules/RouteInfo.aspx?cid=AC&rte=43762

This is a great place to write your book, or it could be your perfect vacation retreat:

2 minutes to Tilden Regional Park with small lake, golf, extensive hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, public swimming (see map http://ebparks.org/files/Tilden_map_north.pdf);

We would like to establish a long-term connection with a Manhattan apartment for repeat exchanges if possible. Our home could be your home away from home!

5 minutes to shopping and restaurants;
10 minute drive to U. C. Berkeley campus, 2 minute walk to bus for 20 minute ride to campus and BART station for trains to San Francisco;
Short drive or BART ride to San Francisco;
1 hour drive to the California wine country;
21 miles to Baker Beach, San Francisco;
23 miles to Sausalito;
27 miles to Muir Beach and Muir Woods;
33 miles to Stinson Beach;
34 miles to Mount Tamalpais;
37 miles to Mount Diablo;
46 miles to Limantour Beach, Point Reyes;
67 miles to Bodega Bay, CA;
125 miles to Point Lobos State Reserve (near Carmel, CA, on the Monterey Peninsula);

A trade of painting studios would be possible if you have one.

We would like to spend a significant amount of time in New York, and we like to spend time in other places as well. We are open to suggestions. Stays of from one week to several weeks in various locations are very appealing - Hawaii, Los Angeles, Upstate New York, Costa Rica, Paris, Oregon, possibilities in Europe... Contact us with your ideas.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices

Suited for
2 people
Property Type


Available from Friday, December 15, 2017 until Saturday, June 30, 2018
Minimum Stay
2 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Any time from December 2017 through spring 2018 would be great
*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 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords North Berkeley Hills
Closest University UC Berkeley
University nearby California College of the Arts

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: New York
New York

State or Province
United States of America

Neighborhood Keywords
West Side preferred

Destination 2: Brooklyn

State or Province
United States of America

Neighborhood Keywords
Park Slope

Destination 3: Honolulu

State or Province

Neighborhood Keywords
Honolulu, Manoa, Kailua
United States of America

Rental Price:

USD 3000 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
$2000 deposit
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Other: Art studio negotiable.


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Look after Pets
  • Care for Plants
Housesitting Comments
Care for sweet cat and limited plant watering.

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