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Serene Sunset Views, Private, Spacious Mid-Century Home with Huge Backyard

El Cerrito, California, United States
Rates from USD $4200 | Monthly

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Available Dates:
From June 12, 2024 until August 8, 2024


Tranquil, private, furnished four bedroom, two bath home offered for sublet June 12-August 9th in the Berkeley/El Cerrito Hills. Sweeping, expansive views of the bay from the living room, kitchen, primary bedroom, and huge grassy backyard. Relax in the hammock, grill on the barbecue, picnic on the sunny grass, or cozy up next to the fireplace on cool nights, dine outdoors as the sun goes down. This home can easily accommodate a mid-sized group, or be a spacious summer retreat for one or two people. Families and pets welcome. Washer/Dryer, Central Heat, no one else on the property. Just minutes from UC Berkeley, or a short 20 minute drive to San Francisco. This is a summer sublet, with a minimum stay of 4 weeks. All utilities are included and there is a $300 cleaning fee. This home is a mid-century modern oasis in the El Cerrito Hills. The remarkable views of San Francisco Bay offer breathtaking vistas by day, spectacular sunsets at dusk, and twinkling lights of San Francisco's skyline by night. Built in the 1940s by a student of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the house is spacious and offers a lovely setting for quiet study or entertaining. Living space Welcoming, spacious living room with views over the San Francisco Bay and a working fireplace well appointed with mid-century modern furniture. The dining room has a double-height ceiling, and bar and opens onto the kitchen and living room. The kitchen is well-equipped and loved by chefs of all walks of life. It features a large fridge, electric kettle, expresso machine, coffee grinder, toaster oven with air fryer, juicer, dishwasher, filtered water/ice, proper oven, and 4-burner gas range. The kitchen opens onto a deck with an outdoor dining table and large Weber BBQ. The deck over looks the backyard where the kids can jump on a 12' trampoline (at their own risk!). There is 65 inch TV in the family room next to the kitchen with apple TV and an all region DVD player. Bedrooms The master suite opens onto the garden. It has a king-size bed, lots of storage and a recently refurbished bathroom with 8ft walk-in double shower. There are two additional bedrooms on the upper level – one with a standard double bed and the other is furnished as a children’s bedroom with a bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom and a single bed on top. There is a bathroom with a bath and shower and a separate toilet on the upper level. There is also a fourth bedroom currently configured as a den/playroom with a pull out sofa bed and keyboard. Accessibility The house is located in the middle of a generous parcel, down a flight of stairs (57 steps) which maximizes views and privacy. Location The house is located close to Berkley and near amenities including Arlington Park, Blake Gardens and BART. It is close to Tilden and Wildcat regipnal Parks and near multiple vibrant commercial and transit corridors (minutes from BART, I-80, and I-580). We are looking for an individual, couple, family or small group of adults to enjoy this lovely home for the summer.




2,000 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From June 12, 2024 until August 8, 2024

Minimum Stay

4 Weeks | Dates are flexible for this listing


House in El Cerrito, California, United States

Closest University

University of California, Berkeley

Nearby Universities
Stanford University

El Cerrito

Nearby Cities


Comments: Private oasis a stone's throw from Berkeley

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Suburban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Historic Home
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Park

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $4200 Monthly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: There is a $300 one off cleaning fee to cover the costs of a deep clean at the start and end of the tenancy


The home is suitable for young kids

Pets are allowed

Ask about smoking in the home

A car is not available

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with my pet(s)

friendly small cat - can be housed elsewhere if hosts would prefer.





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