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Oakland California 94610 United States of America

Listing # 107857

Rates From USD 1800 Monthly
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Last Updated: Saturday, February 27, 2021

Garden Apartment in Desirable Grand Lake Area

The apartment is a separate in-law unit on the ground floor of our craftsman home, with a private entrance through the garden. It is a fully-furnished 1BR with a separate living room and eat-in kitchen. All utilities plus wifi and streaming TV (Netflix and Amazom Prime, though no cable) included. Laundry facilities adjoin the apartment. An enormous closet in the bedroom offers ample storage. Professional cleaning services can be provided once a month for an additional fee of $60.

The apartment is especially cozy in the rainy winter months, when the gas-fueled stove can be set ablaze. Something is always blooming in the garden, whatever the time of year, and tenants are welcome to partake of ripe fruit from our fruit trees and gather eggs laid by our backyard hens.

The house is on a quiet block but is within walking distance of Piedmont and Grand Avenues, both of which boast a fantastic array of restaurants, bookstores, and movie theaters (including the iconic Grand Lake Theater). Lake Merritt can also be reached on foot, and the Morcom Amphitheater of Roses -- Oakland's own municipal rose garden, a hidden diamond in the urban rough -- is right around the corner. The Lakeshore farmers' market (also within walking distance) runs on Saturdays from 10-2 and is not to be missed.

UC Berkeley is a 15-minute drive away via the nearby freeway entrance. The location also offers convenient access to public transportation, including practically door-to-door service to downtown SF via the transbay bus or casual carpool. Parking is available on the street, usually within a block of the house, and no permit is required.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
550 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Sunday, August 1, 2021 onward
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Oakland
Postal Code - State or Province 94610 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Grand Lake Merritt Piedmont Avenue Lakeshore
Closest University California College of the Arts
University nearby UC Berkeley, Mills College

Rental Price:

USD 1800 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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My PhD was in the humanities, but I transitioned to a tech career after having my daughter -- in part so I could continue to raise her in the beautiful Bay Area where I earned my degree. I have traveled extensively and even lived for brief periods in different parts of Latin America and am fluent in Spanish -- as is my daughter. My partner is French, so we are essentially a trilingual family. Our favorite collective pastimes include puttering around the garden, chasing our backyard hens and exploring the many hiking trails to which we are so fortunate to have access here in California.

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