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Oakland, California, United States
Rates from USD $1600 | Monthly

House | Private Space
Available Dates:
From July 12, 2024


THE SERENITY ROOM COVID PROTOCOL You will need to send me a copy of your vaccine card when requesting a reservation and tell me when you received your last vaccine if it is not listed on the card. If you are not current with the vaccine (within 5-6 months), please use a home test a couple of days before your arrival and send me a photo of the result, then repeat on your check in day. Please wash your hands for the minimum 20 seconds as soon as you enter the house and use the provided hand sanitizer. ````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` SELF CHECK IN THROUGH LOCKED FRONT GATE AND LOCK BOX AT FRONT DOOR. (Instructions will be sent 2 days before your arrival.) Share a lovingly refurbished 1907 home with me on the Oakland/Berkeley border. The Serenity Room is definitely serene and peaceful and is furnished with a desk and office chair, super comfortable queen bed, glider rocking chair with footstool and a dresser. It is 13.25' x 13.75' (182 sq. ft.) I am easy going and have spent many years sharing my home with travelers and housemates so I'm sure you will be very comfortable here. The Serenity Room is one of three bedrooms that I rent out in the house. All the bedrooms are upstairs, with shared bath and a half downstairs. I am open to rentals of as little as one week if there are fewer than 30 days between other reservations, but will give preference to longer term tenants. Please have employment, landlord, three months of bank statements, and personal references available if you would like to complete an application. Move in requires 1st month's rent plus a security deposit of $1600 for stays of more than one month. Stays of up to one month require a $500 security deposit. The security deposit is refundable within 21 days upon completion of lease agreement and move out, with cleaning fees (usually $65) and any damage deducted. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is a short five minute walk away for easy access to UC Berkeley, San Francisco and both Oakland and SFO airports. AC Transit buses are within one block. The Bay Bridge is a 10 minute drive. If you arrive with a car, there is plenty of street parking, but a guest parking permit is required for short term guests. They are $5 per day or $27 for two consecutive weeks Monday through Friday. If you are staying long term, we can discuss securing a residential parking permit for you. UC Berkeley campus is about 2 miles away. There are many amenities within walking distance; post office, the fabulous Berkeley Bowl grocery store, Whole Foods, Sweet Adeline’s Bake Shop, La Pena Cultural Center, Ashby Stage Theater, cafes, the downtown Berkeley arts district, plenty of public transportation, etc. My kitchen is BIG, with two refrigerators, a six foot stainless steel prep table, double oven, six burner stove and two sinks. And a love seat right in the kitchen that makes conversation easy and fun while you cook. Outside I have a spacious front porch and porch swing to relax on and a big deck and spa in the backyard. Lots of plants, birds, squirrels, cats, and the occasional raccoon will keep you entertained. HOUSE RULES ALARM NOT IN SERVICE AT THIS TIME. No overnight visitors. It is expected that you will clean up well after yourself. Please keep your room and common areas neat and clean. I require no less that once monthly dusting and vacuuming in your room. Wash, dry, and put away your dishes, wipe down the counters, work surfaces, and the stove (especially if you fry foods). Sweep up any food droppings on the floor. Be finished cooking, eating, and cleaning in the kitchen by 9 pm. You are responsible for laundering your bed linens. Electricity: Turn lights off when you leave a room; turn off the exhaust fan in the bathroom. Water: Don't leave water running when brushing your teeth or washing the dishes and please be mindful when taking showers. Recycle: Instructions on the frig.

Private Space Offered




168 ft2

Suited For

Property Type

Comments: Bathrooms are downstairs


From July 12, 2024

Minimum Stay

1 Month

Comments: Leases of more than one month are highly desirable.


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

Closest University

U. C. Berkeley

Nearby Universities
San Francisco State University | California State University, East Bay | University of California, Berkeley | College of Alameda | Berkeley City College | Laney College | Merritt College

North Oakland

Nearby Cities

Berkeley | San Pablo | San Francisco | Richmond | Albany | Emeryville | El Cerrito

Comments: Right next door to the Lorin District, a few blocks from ASHBY BART

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Urban
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $1600 Monthly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: If less than 1 month btwn reservations, it's available for that time period @ $60/night.


Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available





High Speed Internet



Balcony or Patio






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Listing Owner

Member Since 2017

Trust Score (90)
Individual Outside of Academia
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Listing Owner

Member Since 2017

Trust Score (90)
Individual Outside of Academia
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