Home for Rent or Home Sitting

Berkeley California 94705 United States of America

Listing # 125135

Rates From USD 500 Weekly
Academic Verified
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 16, 2018

Spacious, light-filled one bedroom in a classic Berkeley home

Spacious, light-filled flat in a 1903 classic Berkeley duplex. My fully-furnished, open layout home has cathedral ceilings and gorgeous original wooden floors, and is tastefully decorated with many plants and work by local artists. One bedroom, one bath, plus a very comfortable futon couch for guests. There are two office spaces: a massive front room, which I use as my art studio, and a delightful garden-view breakfast nook. The kitchen features a gas stove, ample counter space, and as I am a serious cook you will find all the appliances you need. (I even have an ice cream maker, waffle cone iron, and stone flour mill!)

Wi-fi, washer/dryer in shared utility room, and ample street parking. Property is shared with a couple in the upstair flat and couple and dog in the cottage at the back of the property. The back garden is beautifully maintained.

My home is situated in an extremely convenient, quiet neighborhood: 10 blocks south of UC Berkeley (an easy 15 minute walk), 4 blocks from the world-famous original Berkeley Bowl grocery store, 8 blocks from the cute cafes and shops of Elmwood, and 10 blocks from both the Ashby and Downtown Berkeley BART Stations.

Ideal dates for renting are 10–30 December but the house is available for the full month of December as needed. I have a sweet parakeet and hope to find a renter who would be willing to feed him daily (very low maintenance). If this isn’t possible I can find other housing for him for the month.

Rental of my 2013 Honda Fit is also an option. Let’s discuss!


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1200 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type


Available from Saturday, December 1, 2018 until Monday, December 31, 2018
Minimum Stay
1 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Ideal dates for renting are 10–30 Dec, but available for the full month of Dec as needed
*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 94705 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords South Berkeley, Elmwood, Berkeley
Closest University University of California, Berkeley
University nearby Mills College, Merritt University, Peralta Community Colleges, Cal State East Bay

Rental Price:

USD 500 Weekly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • ArtStudio
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Look after Pets
  • Care for Plants
Housesitting Comments
One parakeet, negotiable (I can find other housing for him as needed)

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About Me
I am staff at a UC Berkeley research center, where I have worked for 10 years. Our center seeks to transform food systems to expand access to healthy, affordable food and promote sustainable and equitable food production. I have done food systems work in Northern California, Australia, and Japan, and will be back in Australia while my house is for rent. I am also an exhibiting artist. As a Bay Area native, I am happy to offer insider tips on our wonderful community.

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