Home for Rent or House to Share


Berkeley California 94704 United States of America

Listing # 102762


Rates From USD 2600 Monthly
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Last Updated: Monday, June 29, 2020

Master suite in Berkeley Hills Home: Perfect for Shelter in Place, Covid Safe

Large master suite, suitable for one or two people, with complete use of the entire house. Floor to ceiling windows in private 450 sq. ft suite. Please read our reviews to get an accurate idea of what it is really like to live here. (Our current tenant said it was akin to living in a 5 star hotel) Home designed by Berkeley renowned architect; Walter Ratcliff. Fully furnished with Tempur-Pedic bed, superior quality cotton bed and bath linens. Housekeeping provided every two weeks, off-street parking, and one mile to UC Berkeley campus. A desk in the private alcove adjacent to the master suite with floor to ceiling windows is there for your use. The house is spacious, the suite is large, and has superior separation of space. The layout is conducive to relaxation. Although this is a shared rental, there is unique visual and auditory privacy. This a very different situation from most shared rentals: indoor/outdoor large spaces with many options for privacy. Truly unmatched views of SF Bay. The shared space is quite large, sunlight filled, with views of bay from every room. Inner courtyard is filled with sun. This is a fabulous place to entertain friends and colleagues. Write your book, work from home, and enjoy the indoor/outdoor living. Shared living room/dining room and fully equipped kitchen. Note: Two indoor cats live in home. Not safe for children. Walking trails to LBL and adjacent hills literally just outside the door. It is a one mile walk to the UCB stadium. Although there is no public transportation for this mile, it is easy to take Lyft or Uber to and from the house. Many tenants enjoyed walking or biking from campus. Quiet retreat-like space perfect for a writer or scholar.

Basics:

Number of Bedrooms
1
Number of Bathrooms
1
Number of Offices
1
Surface Size
2400 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Suite in Private Home

Availability:

Available from Saturday, January 16, 2021 until Friday, July 30, 2021
Minimum Stay
4 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Yes

*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 94704 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Berkeley Hills
Closest University UC Berkeley
University nearby




Rental Price:

Asked
USD 2600 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
No
Utilities Included
Some
Cleaning Services Included
Yes

Surroundings:

  • Near Woods
  • Walk To Campus
  • Sub Urban Environment

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Writing or Country Retreat

Amenities:

  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Adjacent to open park area. Housekeeping included

Considerations:

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

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

No

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We (a couple from Switzerland working at UC Berkeley) stayed at this place from July to December 2019. How much we liked it there is hard to put in words, but we try anyways.

The large house has the most stunning view over the bay area you can imagine. It is located up the hill behind campus. We walked to university every day (though we also worked a lot from home because its so beautiful); its a 20-min walk and some parts are quite steep, but easily doable. Several hiking paths that lead you further up the hills start right behind the house.

You have your own (huge) suite with private (stunning!) bathroom, a very comfy bed, and two workplaces/desks to yourself. The living room (also huge), the kitchen, and the outdoor seating area you share with the owner, Deborah. Living with Deborah was a most pleasant and easy experience. She takes great care of the property, and she is the nicest person and always helpful if you need her, but also respects your privacy if this is more your thing. Then it‘s important to know that the real queens of the property are the two incredibly cute and lovely indoor cats Daisy and Ferdi (we never lived with cats before, but quickly became close friends;).

The whole property is incredibly beautiful and living there was truly a once-in-a-lifetime-experience for us. There is really nothing negative to say about this place, and the photos really speak for themselves.

Excellent Markus H 5/18/2020 11:13:00 AM
I am so happy I have decided to rent Deborah's suite. Apart of the great view, spacious and quite house, hiking trails just in front of the house, Deborah just make me feel at home. (Believe me it is not an easy task!). Already at the first day, she picked me up at the SF airport! She is shopping with me weekly (since I didn't rent a car this is a huge help), and is sharing her food, if something is lacking. It feels just wonderful to stay here. I cannot imagine to stay at a different place if I'll come to Berkeley again.

Excellent Anna 1/31/2020 6:48:00 PM
As you may have experienced, the best way to feel good and productive when you temporarily leave home for a long stay abroad is to find a place where you feel comfortable and have the opportunity to meet new and wonderful people very quickly. This was particularly important to me as I travelled alone in California without my family and without knowing much people. In that perspective, this place was the best I could ever dream of. As I was not in Berkeley when I was looking for a home, I only discovered the house through the photos on the website. They were very impressive, but they could not fully restore the attractiveness of the place, the beauty of a magnificent panorama, the very functional and elegant architecture, a mixture of glass and wood, very bright and airy. I was able to enjoy a private area with a large bedroom, a small office that can be isolated from the main room by a sliding wall, and a bathroom. But I had access to the entire house, including a fully equipped kitchen, the large living room where you can read by the fireplace in winter, a small patio around the pool where you can dream or enjoy a glass of wine after work in summer. The house is perfectly located, 20 minutes walk from the campus campanile, 7 minutes if you are brave enough like me to ride a bike. In the direction of the campus, it's quite fast and easy, a little bit more difficult when you are going up, but it's an interesting challenge at the end of the day! Just to say that you can perfectly live here without a car, which is quite rare in this area. From the house, you are in San Francisco in one hour with the Bart! The place is quiet, absolutely perfect and inspiring for academic work, with visits from all kinds of animals (deers, turkeys, squirrels, owls, falcons, skunks, etc.), each being charming and quiet. I don't forget the two cats of the house that became very quickly a delightful company. The owner, Deborah, is a charming, very helpful and caring person. Cohabitation has always been very simple and pleasant. I can only wish the next tenants the same pleasure I had during my stay. And please, give me some room if I get a chance to come back! François Excellent François Vallotton 6/14/2019 8:40:00 AM
My partner and I stayed here for about four months. We looked at the pictures online and signed the lease without coming to visit; I'm so glad we took the leap! The house exceeded our expectations. The house sits in Berkeley Hills and the view overlooks Berkeley, San Francisco, the Golden Gate bridge, and the bay; it is incredible! Also, we enjoyed the easy access to hiking on the fire trails and the daily walk up and down the hill... it's quite a climb. Inside the house is quiet, clean and tastefully decorated, it has a serene feeling. There is a hummingbird feeder directly out the kitchen window and during the winter months we enjoyed building fires in the fireplace almost every night; there are so many small pleasures this home offers. We don't usually like cats, but we enjoyed their presence. I have a mild allergy but one of the siamese cats sat in my lap often and she didn't make me stuffy. The kitchen is well stocked and the home owner doesn't cook often, so we could usually take over the kitchen to cook for a few hours. The home owner is very laid-back and friendly. She also works long hours and we often had the house to ourselves. I could go on and on about how much we enjoyed our time here; we highly recommend it if you're looking for a place to stay close to UC Berkeley. Excellent Andrey 1/5/2019 10:21:00 PM
I was a visiting researcher at Haas business school in 2018 and my wife and I stayed in Berkeley for 6 months. Discovering and having a chance to stay at Deborah’s house made our stay wonderful. The house is truly beautiful. Sitting close to the top of Berkeley hills, at the border of Claremont Canyon, the house location and architecture are exceptional. The house is grand, made mostly of wood and windows. I don’t think one could find a nicer house with a better location and view of the Bay Area and UC Berkeley campus, surrounded by pristine nature. The suite with office corner and wide bathroom is all windows with stunning views, and was very comfortable and private. The living areas and kitchen were spacious. The owner with whom we shared the house is wonderful and warm, as well as her two attaching cats. We loved our daily walks and explorations in the canyon trails next to the house. We are now back in Canada and missing such exceptional environment, Deborah and....the cats! We highly recommend this magnificent house and hope to have another occasion to live there in the future. Excellent bernard gauthier 8/26/2018 9:55:00 PM
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