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Beautiful 3-story Town Home in Oakland/Berkeley's Best Neighborhood

Oakland, California, United States
Rates from USD $4900 | Monthly

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Available Dates:
From January 1, 2025 until June 30, 2025


Our home is perfect for a family, couple(s) or roommates who want a comfortable, mid-century furnished home right in the middle of the Bay Area's best neighborhood for eating, drinking, and people watching. Our family is taking a much needed, delayed parental leave from our respective jobs, and we'd love to share our home! THE HOUSE Our recently renovated town home is 3-stories, consisting of: +First Floor (entry level) - Guest/second bedroom, bathroom with shower, garage (with Peloton bike), and storage. +Second Floor - Living Room, open (stocked) kitchen, large dining table, den/office complete with 75" TV ideal for movie nights +Third Floor - Master bedroom, washer/dryer, master bathroom with jacuzzi tub + shower, toddler bedroom (could be used for office or reading room for those who don't have a toddler) We have furnishings that we love, so we'd expect any visitors to treat them kindly. But we also have two small children, so nothing we own is overly precious. We're happy to answer any specific questions you have about layout and furnishings! THE NEIGHBORHOOD Temescal is known as the food and drink capital of the East Bay and arguably the entire Bay Area. Long home to the largest concentration of Korean and Ethiopian food in the region, the last 15 years has also seen an explosion of new global, and California-inspired cuisine. The neighborhood is on the north side of the city, ~10 blocks from the Berkeley border and is a short (10 min) drive from bike ride from Downtown Berkeley and the UC campus. Our home is within a 2-5 minute walk from many iconic food destinations, including: Pizzaiolo Daytrip (recently recognized as one of the SF Chronicle's top 25 Bay Area Restaurants) Snail Bar (ALSO recently recognized as one of the SF Chronicle's top 25 Bay Area Restaurants) Burma Superstar Marufuku Ramen Cholita Linda Hawking Bird Asmara Ethiopian F.O.B. Kitchen Pyeong Chang Tofu House Bakesale Betty's North Light Rose's Taproom Temescal Brewing Bird & Buffalo Thai Street Food For cooking at home needs, there is a Whole Foods two blocks away, a Sunday farmer's market two blocks beyond that, and Berkeley Bowl (one of the best grocery stores in the country for produce) a 5-minute drive or 10-minute bike ride up the street. THINGS TO CONSIDER +We love our neighborhood and all the vibrant places and faces that make it so fun. That said, it's definitely an urban living experience, so whoever rents the house should expect some street noise. Our street is one block away from the main restaurant drag but still has moderate car traffic. +Our home is vertical, so you'll need to be comfortable going up and down several flights of stairs daily. +The outdoor spaces are private but shared with our neighbors. (We have fantastic neighbors, all of whom we know, and most of whom have lived in the adjoining units along with us since 2014!)




1,750 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From January 1, 2025 until June 30, 2025

Minimum Stay

4 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: We have some flexibility on the start/end dates. (We could give up our home as early as December 15th and as late as February 1st. We can also be flexible on the end date from March 15th to April 30th (provided it's at least a 2-month stay).


House in Oakland, California, United States

Closest University

University of California, Berkeley

Nearby Universities
University of San Francisco | University of California San Francisco Parnassus Campus | UCSF School of Medicine


Nearby Cities

Berkeley | Piedmont | San Francisco | Albany | Emeryville

Comments: Our town home sits in the heart of Temescal - Oakland's best food+drink neighborhoods. We are less than a 5-minute walk from many of the Bay best restaurants, cocktails, breweries, and a Whole Foods. You have everything you need within a few blocks.

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Urban
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Woods
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $4900 Monthly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: We are happy to include utilities (including water, electric, and a full compliment of SmartTV apps on our embarrassingly large 75" TV ). We also have a Peloton bike in the garage available if renter wants to cover cost of monthly membership - $45.


The home is suitable for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

Ask about the availability of a car

Comments: We have two young kids (3 and 2 year old). The 3rd bedroom is outfitted for a toddler, including crib and books/toys. (We could move some of that out if necessary.)

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with plants or garden

We are no green thumbs, and none of our plants are rare, expensive or hold too much sentimental value - but we'd appreciate help just giving them a drink every week or so.




Baby Furniture


High Speed Internet





Dedicated Parking



Temperature Control

Air Conditioning











Comments: Our town home shares a courtyard with our neighboring units, many of whom have kids who play out back regularly. It's not a "backyard" per se, but a shared social space. There is also a private, enclosed garden/dog park the units share.


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