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Charming, sunny and quiet. Fully furnished 2 bed/1bath with shared kitchen.

Berkeley, California, United States
Rates from USD $3500 | Monthly

House | Private Space
Available Dates:
From January 1, 2025 until December 31, 2025


Hi, I'm the homeowner and am renting out the main floor of my house. I live in the lower level of the house and have a separate entrance. The kitchen is shared, though I use it infrequently. I can adjust my cooking schedule to accommodate yours. Open the front door and you'll step into the entry room which leads to a sunny, tastefully furnished living room. The focal point of the living room is a fireplace that has an easy to use gas stove. The armchairs are very comfortable and it’s a great space for reading or working at a laptop. Adjoining is a family room with futon sofa that can unfold for overnight guests. This sunny room is wonderful for relaxing and watch a movie on the monitor provided. All the hardwood floors throughout the house have recently been refinished. A short hallway leads to the two bedrooms, with the bathroom located in between. The master bedroom has beautiful windows and wood paneling for a cozy and restful feeling. Watch the sunset over the Marin hills in the evening, and wake up to see the fog roll out in the morning. The bed is full sized with an excellent mattress, new carpeting, and there are custom blackout curtains. The adjoining walk in closet has a large shelving unit, clothes rod, and dresser for you to store your belonging. The second bedroom has a fresh, clean feeling. It is furnished, with full sized bed, nightstand, dresser, desk, bookshelf and rug. The closet has shelving and a clothes rod. This bedroom has two doors, one leading right to the entry of house. The other door is next to the bathroom. All bedding and towels are provided.The bathroom has custom tile and skylight. It’s a real pleasure to shower or bathe at night and enjoy the twinkling lights overhead. The heart of the house is the kitchen. The large open kitchen has plenty of room for cooking, eating and enjoying the view of the Bay including the Golden Gate and Marin. The kitchen is set up for multiple people cooking at the same time. There’s a high-end gas stove, refrigerator and dishwasher. A full assortment of pots/pans, dishes, utensils and appliances. The large dining table is great for hanging out when others are cooking. There’s a small balcony off of the kitchen, with a loveseat -- ideal to enjoy a drink and watch the sunset. As mentioned, the kitchen is the only room I access in the main floor of the house. There’s a small loft above the staircase which currently has a desk and chair in it, but can be used for a variety of purposes. The staircase leads down to the shared laundry area, as well as my private living quarters. In the back corner of the garden there are bee hives, which I attentively cared for. I have a small art studio in the backyard where I work. The house is on a one block long, quiet street tucked away in a very walkable neighborhood. It is safe to walk in the neighborhood at night. Excellent grocery stores, restaurants, parks, library and cafes all within a few blocks. Walk to Solano Avenue, Monterey Market and Hopkins Street stores, as well as King pool and running track. The Northside of Cal campus is a 30 minute walk or short bike ride away. Near multiple local bus lines. A three block walk to the AC Transit H bus line for San Francisco. Also a short walk to the North Berkeley shuttle for the Berkeley Lab. I've enjoyed sharing the house for a number of years with people usually affiliated with the University or the Lab. The ideal people to live upstairs are quiet, communicate easily, and have regular schedules. Furniture can be changed out or moved around to suit your needs. High-speed Sonic internet. No shoes in the house, please. Sorry no pets. No smoking. Utilities are prorated per person. I look forward to discussing details with you and welcoming you to this sun drenched, beautiful home. Just unpack your suitcases and you’re settled in.

Private Space Offered




1,500 ft2

Suited For

Property Type

Comments: The entire main floor of the house is being rented out. The homeowner lives on lower level of house and has a separate entrance. Occasionally the homeowner come upstairs to use the shared kitchen.


From January 1, 2025 until December 31, 2025

Minimum Stay

3 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: I usually rent by semester or academic year. If you are interested in staying in the summer, a shorter rental period is possible.


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

Closest University

University of California, Berkeley

Nearby Universities
Graduate Theological Union | Berkeley City College | California State University, East Bay | Merritt Community College | Laney College


Nearby Cities

Oakland | San Francisco

Comments: House is on a quiet, one-block long street, tucked away in a safe residential neighborhood. Excellent grocery stores, restaurants, parks, swimming pool, library and cafes all within a few blocks.

Explore the Area


  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Urban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $3500 Monthly

Utilities are not included

A cleaning service is included


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




Temperature Control










Comments: Near bus routes that can take you quickly to campus. Or biking to campus is also an option. Just three blocks to grab a commuter bus for downtown San Francisco, as well as a shuttle bus to the Berkeley Lab. BART station is a 20 minute walk.


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