Home for Rent or House to Share

Berkeley California 94702 United States of America

Listing # 107167

Rates From USD 1450 Monthly
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Last Updated: Monday, April 1, 2019

Private Bedroom, Lush Yard, Shared House, Quiet Owner + a Fat Cat!

Available July 1, 2019. Private room with garden/yard access. 15min to UCB campus. Cozy, quiet 2Bed / 1Bath house in South Berkeley is shared with 50 year-old female owner. $1450.00 USD per month includes all utilities, wifi, offstreet parking, green sunny backyard, access to HUGE movie library, music streaming, etc. This is a lovely 2 BR / 1 BA bungalow in quiet SouthWest Berkeley, near Berkeley Bowl West. You are a "good fit" if you are a quiet, mature, conscientious, cat-loving visiting scholar / faculty / staff. Very "bike-able" location. 15min to UCB campus. Yes! I have a bike for you to ride!

More detail:
Stylish 1945 bungalow in quiet SW Berkeley neighborhood, near San Pablo & Ashby Aves. Fully furnished house, kitchen, room, etc. 50yr old female owner (me!) and a shy black cat as your housemates. House has golden hardwood floors, colorful throw rugs, 8 ½ ft ceilings throughout, and is 905 sq ft on a 3500 sq ft lot. Lovely back yard, very convenient public & bike & car transportation, hottub, off-street parking, internet access, washer/dryer on premises.

Your room:
• 11 x 11, with private door out to small deck and shared backyard.
• smallish closet ( 2 x 3 ½ ) but, full height ceilings + under bed storage = PLENTY of storage space!
• Room is cozy ( does not feel cramped, honest! ), even with a queen bed, desk, file cabinet/bookshelf, and rocking chair in the room.
• Keep the door open to the backyard for an expansive feeling -- the green, flowering, relaxing, back yard feels like it’s part of your room.
• Room / deck face West and are shaded by large avocado tree -- easily the most consistently temperatured room in the house.

House also has:
• hottub under flowering arbor, & yard with lots of room for veggie gardening (or just reading).
• Modern (small, but clean) bathroom.
• Modern wide galley kitchen with rustic dark red tile floors, & all dishes, pots / pans, etc that you need. We share ALL the house common areas: bath, kitchen, yard.
• Central heat ( but, even in winter isn't needed much. )
• Street parking is easy. You may use the driveway for off-street parking.
• Cat is indoor / outdoor. If you leave your bedroom door open, he may even sleep on your feet at night...lucky you!

Very convenient neighborhood:
• In flatlands -- easy 15-20min bike ride to UC Berkeley.
• Easy freeway access.
• 2 blocks to an Express bus to SF, 2 blocks to a city bus to UC Campus or to Ashby BART (we are approx 1 mile, a 20min walk to Ashby BART.)
• 2 blocks from huge park (San Pablo Park) – tennis courts, dog runs, soccer and basketball games.
• 3 blocks to Berkeley Bowl West - amazing grocery store!
• Walking distance to brew pubs, coffee shops, several restaurants, etc. An easy bike ride to LOTS and LOTS more of the same.

Who we are: We are a clean, quiet (but social), food-loving, non-smoking household. We do chi gung / yoga / meditate every day. This is a quiet house in a quiet residential neighborhood. You should love & embrace home as a happy, relaxing place. This is a great place to work, relax, read a book, write a book (or a dissertation!).

Monthly rent is $1450.00 and includes wifi access, all utilities, access to hottub and yard, washer/dryer, offstreet parking. I’ll ask you for 1st month + $1450.00 deposit, a credit / reference / employment verification check, and we'll have a detailed conversation about “what do we both expect as housemates, house rules, etc” as part of the application process.

If interested, please e-mail AnnMarieMantz@yahoo.com and let's set up time to talk in more detail! Thanks for your interest!

ps: photos are bit big, you have to "scroll" to really see them, but wanted to show you as much as possible here...thanks.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
905 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type


Available from Monday, July 1, 2019 until Thursday, December 31, 2020
Minimum Stay
2 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
lease dates flexible based on your visiting research / scholar schedule, let's talk...
*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 94702 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords quiet neighborhood, easy bike ride to UCB, 2 blocks to local and SF TransBay bus
Closest University UC Berkeley
University nearby UCSF, JFK, CIIS, GTU, PSR

Rental Price:

USD 1450 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
1st month + $1450 security + let's chat to make sure we're compatible housemates
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

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


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Hottub, Netflix, Music Streaming, Bike, Cat


Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:


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Quiet (but fun loving), "mid-career" Recruiting / HR / Coaching / Training professional with 2 shy black cats. Passionate about local healthy / tasty food and flavors, art, music, color, and finding good cheap wine. :-) My home is my quiet relaxation place, and am thrilled my neighbors look out feel the same way (and look out for each other)! Lived abroad for several years, and think everyone should do at least 1 semester abroad. Enjoy interesting people and conversations, creativity in all forms, bike riding along the BayTrail, QiGung, cooking Ethiopian and Indian food, and searching for new "non grain" solution to awesome sourdough "bread" or crackers.

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