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Kensington California United States of America

Listing # 83425

Rates From USD 5000 Monthly
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Last Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2019

Dream House: Gorgeous SF+Bay Views, Turnkey 4+ BD/3BA Berkeley Hills

Panoramic & unobstructed San Francisco and Bay views welcome you as you enter this fully-furnished and suitcase-ready, 4+ bedroom, 3 full bath home. Spectacular vistas extend from the SF Bay Bridge and encompass the entire San Francisco skyline, including Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge and beyond. Sunsets are gorgeous from this spacious (3,800sq. ft./350sq. m) and light-filled home!

Designed and built by a noted architect, this classic mid-century modern home is available from February 1, 2019 until July 31, 2019. Nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this ultra-private house is just two blocks from a public park, library, top-rated elementary and pre-school, as well as public transportation. Ideal for a visiting professor, this home is 3.5 miles from UC Berkeley and is accessible to UC Berkeley via a direct bus line that also terminates in SF’s Financial District and serves BART, our commuter train service. The home is located in Kensington, an exclusive small community that is home to many UC faculty, and within walking distance of shops, cafes, and market. (We also have spectacular neighbors!)

The entry path winds through a garden landscaped with native plants and succulents. The large living room, with burnished hardwood flooring, fireplace, and home entertainment system, and the adjacent formal dining room offer incredible Bay views. The fully-equipped and newly remodeled kitchen (we are avid cooks) includes granite counters and a custom-built 6 burner Viking range. The breakfast nook opens to a wooden deck with outdoor seating and BBQ gas grill, all with spectacular views. The upstairs includes an oversized, air-conditioned master bedroom with a walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom. Two additional upstairs bedrooms offer customized closets and ample storage and share a full bathroom that includes a bathtub and separate stall shower. The entire upstairs has gorgeous hardwood floors.

Downstairs, with high-end Berber carpeting, includes your choice of an additional bedroom or home office configuration, and full bathroom. Also downstairs is a large family/bonus room, with television, sofa, and library. This room has an additional private entrance to the garden. The home also has “king”-sized ultra high efficiency washer/dryer machines, as well as an enclosed garage, off-street parking, and additional storage.

The property includes prolific fruit trees: fig, Meyer lemon, Eureka lemon, lime, orange, blood orange, nectarine, and plum. The home has undergone significant energy efficiency upgrades including the installation of rooftop solar panels and attic and wall insulation. We are also a short five minute walk from the nature and hiking/biking trails of Tilden Park and Wildcat Canyon. Rental includes regular garden maintenance, electricity, bi-weekly housekeeping, and a monitored security system. This is a non-smoking property.

We have also discounted the price to reflect the presence of our loving, low maintenance indoor/outdoor cat.

Please contact us for additional information. Thanks for reading!


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
3820 Sq. Feet
Suited for
6 people
Property Type


Available from Friday, February 1, 2019 until Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Minimum Stay
6 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Some flexibility, please contact for more info
*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 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Berkeley, Kensington, Cal, UC, El Cerrito, Albany, Oakland, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Hills, Arlington
Closest University UC Berkeley/UC Berkeley Extension
University nearby University of California San Francisco (UCSF), University of San Francisco (USF), San Francisco State (SFSU), Stanford University

Rental Price:

USD 5000 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

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


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Look after Pets
Housesitting Comments
Please inquire.

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