Home for Rent or House to Share

Richmond California 94804 United States of America

Listing # 123625

Rates From USD 3150 Monthly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Budget Berkeley-San Francisco: Spacious Professorial 3 Bd/2Ba

We're a UC Berkeley faculty family heading out for a sabbatical. While we're gone, you'll get to enjoy our fully furnished and equipped house. It is a retreat with easy access to campus. While we travel short term, we host on Airbnb. Check out the relevant links to read all the 5 star reviews. Presently the upper floor (2 bedrooms and bathroom) is available + share of the living room, dining room, kitchen, and all other communal spaces at the home for a pro-rated rental rate.

Enjoy Berkeley, San Francisco, and Marin County on a budget! The best way to experience the SF-Bay Area is from nearby Clinton Estates with easy access to Richmond, El Cerrito BART, and the freeway. Relax in the comfort of our spacious (1350 sq ft) three bedroom/two full bathroom architectural gem.

Tucked away in Clinton Estates, this fully-furnished architectural gem offers the perfect retreat from the city bustle. Yet, it boasts easy access to Berkeley, San Francisco, and Marin County, whether it is via BART, AC Transit, or freeway.

You will enjoy three large bedrooms – the Guest Room, 13fx10f; the Library Room, 11fx11f; and the Master Bedroom 14fx15f -- and two full bathrooms in our generous two-story house. The house is an expression of the famous Charles MacGregor style—vintage, playful, and charming. The comfortable living room offers up a feast of books for those inclined to read and a piano for the melodic at heart. Our large dine-in kitchen is fully equipped for your culinary needs, including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a bounty of spices sure to inspire any chef’s imagination. There is also a formal dining room to enjoy your meals in if you desire. The home offers two newly renovated full bathrooms, one on each floor, including full shower lined with earth rock tiles. The home features hardwood floors and abundant large windows to let in natural light. The decor is composed of Mediterranean furniture art and memorabilia.

The house is also equipped with superfast wireless commercial Comcast Blast service for your internet needs.

We ourselves are avid travelers, researchers, yogis, published authors, and explorers of symphony halls, remote beaches, and mountain ranges across the globe. We cherish the Berkeley-San Francisco Bay Area, its people, cultures, and sublime vistas.

Our location is safe, as the house is situated in a quiet neighborhood with ample parking. From here you are primed to get anywhere in the Bay Area, as we are located a few blocks away from the BART that takes you into San Francisco. The house is also a short walk from the 72 Bus that runs along San Pablo Ave. through Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, to Old Town Oakland. For drivers, the house is a short distance from Interstate-80.

Closer to home, there is beautiful hiking and biking in the East Bay parks where you can catch prime views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. You are welcome to bring your bike along to enjoy the scenic vistas. A ten minute walk away is the famous Catahoula Coffee roastery, and on San Pablo Ave., you will have your pick of different international cuisines. On my block is a beautiful public park with tennis and basketball courts, a soccer field and a playground. You are sure to enjoy this unique location unencumbered by the dense fog of San Francisco.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1350 Sq. Feet
Suited for
5 people
Property Type


Available from Wednesday, May 1, 2019 until Friday, May 1, 2020
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Presently half of the house (the upper floor) is available
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Richmond
Postal Code - State or Province 94804 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords East Bay; Berkeley-El Cerrito; Clinton Estates, Richmond
Closest University UC Berkeley
University nearby UC Berkeley, UCB, Cal, UCSF

Rental Price:

USD 3150 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Rent is for the full house. We are open to providing long stay discounts and pro-rate per bedroom rental
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Reserved Parking
  • Piano
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Me
I am a scholar, author, avid Iyengar yoga practitioner and classical music lover. I am so glad when people enjoy my place and the bounty of the San Francisco Bay Area. I travel across the globe, mainly to Western Europe and the Middle East, for work and family, but greatly appreciate staying put in the San Francisco Bay Area for its beauty, cultural diversity, and openness. The Bay Area offers a rich art, music, and indie cinema scene, scenic parks and beaches, fabulous fresh produce, small bistros and cafes, and the supreme quality of California wines. Berkeley is the Harvard-Cambridge of the West Coast. I would be happy to direct you to both the must-see tourist sites as well as the hidden nooks and crannies of Berkeley-Oakland-San Francisco.

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