In-law unit in mid-mod house in the Claremont hills

Berkeley, California, United States

Listing #104795

Studio or Loft | Entire Home
Rates from USD $2200 | Monthly
Last Updated 3 days ago


___________ COVID update: We have discounted the price given the pandemic. The apartment is completely self-contained with its own entrance, etc. so there are no worries about contact. The apartment will be empty for at least 3 days prior to your arrival and we will pay to have it professionally deep cleaned. Given that most of your time will be spent away from campus, why not choose a place (with gig internet) in a more pleasant walkable neighborhood away from the frat parties? __________ We entirely gutted and renovated this apartment two years ago, with brand new interior walls, new bathroom, new kitchen, new floors, new appliances, etc. The apartment is spacious (600 sq ft) and modern, with an open floor plan, hardwood floors, large windows, and a decorative fireplace. The bedroom has a walk-in closet and a small desk. The living room and bedroom look out onto trees and a yard. It's fully furnished. Very comfortable high quality queen bed, L-shaped couch, washer dryer (private), full kitchen (including a dishwasher/garbage disposal), wifi, a projector and screen (to watch tv / movies from your computer), all utilities paid. It's on the lower level of a three level mid-century modern home. To reach the private entrance, you go down two flights of stairs, then up one flight to reach the door. There is a backyard area another level down from the apartment with a play structure for our kids, but we still will likely rarely see you! The house is on the hill above the Claremont hotel. The neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful. Many UC Berkeley professors live nearby. It's an easy 10 min bike ride or 25 min walk to campus. A 5 min walk to one of the best bakeries in the east bay (Fournée Bakery), Peet's coffee, cocktails with an amazing view at the Claremont, and a couple of restaurants (it’s on a hill so the way down is much faster than the way up). A 10-15 min walk to Rockridge and Elmwood neighborhoods, 25 minute drive into San Francisco. 1.5 miles to the Rockridge BART (subway system). Very close to a lot of nice mountain biking trails, and people like to road bike up our hill to Grizzly Peak Rd to see the beautiful views of the bay bridge and San Francisco, especially at sunset. Perfect for one person or a couple - no pets and not child friendly. No smoking, no burning incense or similar intense smells. Our neighborhood is very quiet, so someone who values and respects tranquility would be ideal. Some of our living space is above the unit, but we try to be conscientious about noise and none of our previous tenants has complained. We put in the thickest sound proofing insulation that we could between the unit and the middle floor, which seems to work well. However, there are some times when you might hear us - particularly, between around 5:30-8:00pm on most weeknights and a few hours on weekends, we hang around the middle flour with our kids (baby and toddler). Bedtime is 7:30 or 8, after which the kids are on the top floor. Additionally, we eat with them around 7:30am in the morning on the middle floor, but in an area not above the lower floor, so it is likely quiet. Most other times, we are either on the top floor or away (work/daycare during the week, out and about on weekends). Deposit includes last month’s rent and security deposit. Available in August 2020 for the 2020/2021 academic year. Long stays strongly preferred (a few months in summer, and/or August through May).




600 m2

Suited For

Property Type
Studio or Loft


From January 1, 2022

Minimum Stay

2 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Ideally for one year


Studio or Loft in Berkeley, California, United States

Closest University

UC Berkeley

Nearby Universities
UCSF Stanford

Comments: Claremont Rockridge Hills Hiller Highlands Elmwood


  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Urban
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $2200 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: More if staying shorter term


The home is not suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available





High Speed Internet






Temperature Control

Air Conditioning









Comments: in law unit, two rooms separated by a half wall


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