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Kensington California 94707 United States of America

Listing # 114780

Rates From USD 2100 Monthly
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Idyllic Spacious Kensington/North Berkeley Studio With Private Deck And Views. Close To Berkeley & UCB.

Spacious Studio with full kitchen, laundry closet, full bath, off street parking, and private garden/deck with direct views of Mt Tamalpais, splendid sunsets and filtered views of San Francisco. Located in upper Kensington, adjacent to Berkeley
• 15-minute walk to the quaint upper Kensington Village
• 10-minute walk to public transportation to UC Berkeley/Berkeley and San Francisco
• Close to two BART train stations and El Cerrito Shopping Center
• Close to two Berkeley gourmet ghetto areas (Solano Ave and Shattuck Ave)
• Close to Wildcat Canyon and Tilden Regional Parks with picnic areas, hiking/biking trials, a golf course, an animal farm, botanic gardens, swimming lake, merry-go-round, and steam trains

The neighborhood:
Charming community adjacent to North Berkeley in the San Francisco East Bay hills with magnificent views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco and Mt Tamalpais. It is an oasis of peace and serenity in an active metropolitan area, graced with greenery, deer and a network of 12 hidden paths that crisscross the areas between the winding streets. Key features are:
• Community Center with programs and city park
• Library
• Two churches
• Causal cafe, deli and a pub (lower Kensington)
• Sunday farmers market (lower Kensington)
• Grocery market
• Wine shop
• Nail spa
• Hardware store
• Gas station

The Studio:
• Situated on a quiet street
• Spacious 550 sq. ft. with natural light that fills windows on two sides of the unit
• Separate Dutch door side entrance that faces a private redwood deck and garden with direct views of Mt Tamalpais
• Deck with Weber gas grill, patio furniture
• Living area with couch/futon/guest bed, desk converts to dining table, built-in custom cabinets for plenty of storage, 42” flat screen TV
• Bedroom area with a queen bed, two nightstands, a dresser and a large closet with built-in drawers and extra storage
• Bathroom with high end shower and vanity, built-in custom cabinets, and medicine cabinet
• Fully equipped kitchen area with granite countertops, cherry cabinets, gas stove/oven, convection microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, breakfast counter with seating for 4, cookware, dishes, glassware and utensils
• Separate laundry closet with a washer-dryer, storage shelves, and hooks for coats
• Off street parking
• Includes electric/gas, garbage, high-speed internet and cleaning service 2x/month

• $2,000 per month for 4 months or longer
• Loaner Bike available
• Request $500.00 deposit, refundable if no damage claims
• Sorry, no pets


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
550 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Studio or Loft


Available from Wednesday, August 4, 2021 onward
Minimum Stay
2 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Minimum stay negotiable
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Kensington
Postal Code - State or Province 94707 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Charming community village adjacent to Berkley graced with magnificent views and wildlife
Closest University UC Berkeley, Church Divinity School of the Pacific
University nearby Mills College, Holy Names College, University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, University of San Francisco, Saint Mary's College

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Rental Price:

USD 2100 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
$80 per day, $500 per week, $19000 per month for 4+ months lease, $500 deposit
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Reserved Parking
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Gas Grill, Patio furniture and Off-street parking


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Member

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Member Since May 26 2017
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About Me
I am a scientist (epidemiologist) at a Biotech. My husband is a residential contractor. We are very connected to the Berkeley/Kensington area where this has been our home since moving here for graduate school in the early 1980s. I am originally from New Mexico and my husband from New York and we make the best of blending our past with our present. I lead informal walking tours along the hidden paths around my area. We enjoy hiking, biking and running in the variety of San Francisco area parks. We love to dance, enjoy the small theaters and music halls in Berkeley and walking to both the Berkeley Shattuck and Solano area restaurants from our home. We are positive you will enjoy the area as much as we do and welcome you to our neighborhood if you choose to rent from us!

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