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Private Garden Bedroom, Shared House with 2 Cats & Quiet Owner, Lush Yard

Berkeley, California, United States
Rates from USD $1200 | Monthly

House | Private Space
Available Dates:
From December 15, 2024 until December 31, 2025


Fully furnished private garden bedroom + houseshare. 20min bike ride (bike and locks provided) to UC campus. Cozy, quiet 2 Bed / 1 Bath house in SouthWest Berkeley is shared with 55 year-old female owner, and 2 kinda shy cats. $1200.00 per month includes ALL utilities, WiFi, offstreet parking, sunny backyard garden, access to HUGE movie library, music streaming, bicycle to ride to campus, etc. Quiet neighborhood, near Berkeley Bowl West. You are a "good fit" if you are a quiet, mature, conscientious, visiting scholar / faculty / staff. Very "bike-able" location, and yes, I have a bike for you to ride! More detail: Stylish 1945 2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow near San Pablo & Ashby Aves. House, kitchen, your bedroom, etc are fully furnished and available for you. 55yr old female owner and 2 indoor/outdoor cats will be your housemates. Your room is private, and we share everything else. House has golden hardwood floors, colorful rugs, 8 ½ ft ceilings throughout, and is 905 sq ft on a 3500 sq ft lot. Lovely back yard, very convenient public & bike & car transportation, off-street parking, internet access, washer/dryer on premises. Your room: • 11 x 11, with private door out to small deck and shared backyard. • smallish closet ( 3 x 3 ½ ) but, full height ceilings + under bed storage = PLENTY of storage! • Room is cozy (does not feel cramped) with queen bed, desk, file cabinet/bookshelf, and rocking chair in the room. • Keep the door open to the backyard for an expansive feeling -- the green, flowering, relaxing, back yard feels like it’s part of your room. • Room / deck face West and are shaded by large avocado tree -- easily the most consistently temperatured room in the house. House also has: • lots of flowered vines in back of lot, yard with lots of room for veggie gardening (or just reading). • Modern (small, but clean) bathroom. • Modern, wide galley-style kitchen with rustic dark red tile floors, & all dishes, pots / pans, etc that you need. We share ALL the house common areas: bath, kitchen, yard. • Central heat. • Street parking is easy, and you may use the driveway for off-street parking if you have a car. Very convenient, quiet neighborhood: • In "the flatlands" -- easy 15-20min bike ride to UC Berkeley. • Easy freeway access. • 2 blocks to Express bus to SF, 3 blocks to a local bus to UC Campus or to BART ( we are 1 mile to Ashby BART station, a 20min walk) • 2 blocks from huge park (San Pablo Park) – tennis courts, dog runs, soccer & basketball games. • 3 blocks to Berkeley Bowl West - amazing grocery store! • Walking distance to brew pubs, coffee shops, restaurants, etc. Easy bike ride to LOTS more! Who I am : this is a clean, quiet (but social), food-loving, non-smoking household. I do chi gung / yoga / meditate every day. And, we live in a quiet residential neighborhood. You should love & embrace home as a happy, relaxing place. This is a great place to work, relax, read a book, write a book or a dissertation. Monthly rent is $1200.00, includes wifi, all utilities, access to yard, washer/dryer, offstreet parking. I’ll ask you for 1st month + $1200.00 deposit, a credit / reference / employment verification check, and we'll have a detailed conversation about “what do we both expect as housemates, house rules, etc” to make sure we're a good fit! If interested, please e-mail "AnnMarieMantz at yahoo dot com" and let's set up time to talk in more detail! Thanks for your interest!

Private Space Offered




905 ft2

Suited For

Property Type

Comments: Private, fully furnished garden bedroom with a desk. You'll share rest of the colorful 2 bedroom / 1 bath house (bathroom, kitchen, etc) with owner and cat. Bike provided for the 20min ride to UC Berkeley campus.


From December 15, 2024 until December 31, 2025

Minimum Stay

2 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: lease dates flexible based on your visiting research schedule, let's talk...


Private Space in a House in Berkeley, California, United States

Closest University

UC Berkeley

Nearby Universities

San Pablo Park, SW Berkeley

Nearby Cities

Oakland | Emeryville

Comments: quiet neighborhood, easy bike ride to UCB, 2 blocks to local and TransBay bus, 1 mile to BART

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Urban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $1200 Monthly

The cost of utilities can be discussed

A cleaning service can be discussed

Comments: $1200 + deposit, and let's have a conversation about being housemates! I want you to feel welcome here!


The home is not suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: Resident Orange Cat on site. Driveway available for parking if you have a rental car. Bike and locks available for you!





High Speed Internet





Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking




Temperature Control

Air Conditioning








Comments: WiFi, Music Streaming, Movie Library, Bike Provided


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