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Quiet 2BR Cottage 1.3 KM from UC Berkeley in Walker's Paradise

Berkeley, California, United States
Rates from USD $3400 | Monthly

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Negotiable
Available Dates:
From August 15, 2024 until May 31, 2025


This gracious, quiet 70 qm (750 sf) in-law unit is located in charming North Berkeley, a few blocks from Chez Panisse, the Cheeseboard, and other noted Berkeley shops and restaurants. The house features a master bedroom with a queen-size bed and walk-in closet, and a second bedroom that can be configured either as a writer's study or as a kid's bedroom. There's a washer and dryer. The full kitchen includes a dishwasher and everything you need for cooking, and the adjacent living room provides a cozy place to socialize, read, and reflect. Outside, you share our sunny yard, and have access to a fire pit, bench, outdoor furniture, and a tranquil garden. There's a private outdoor nook in back of the house if you're looking for a nice place to take your morning coffee. A screen and fences provide privacy -- you won't believe you're in the middle of a city! Our friendly shepherd-husky mix also uses the yard. He doesn't bark and loves everyone. You won't need a car for daily life. There are four grocery stores less than 1 KM away, including a Trader Joe's, a fantastic greengrocer, and two Safeways. BART is 1 KM away, and the UC Campus is an easy 1.3 KM walk or bike ride. If you enjoy cycling, we're at the foot of the Berkeley Hills to the east, or you can head west to the Bay Trail. Elementary, Middle, and High Schools are an easy walk. There are convenient playgrounds, parks, and a public pool and running track. In addition to Chez Panisse, we have great pizza, Thai, Chinese, Italian, and more -- just minutes away. With a walk score of 94, this is truly one of the best places in the USA to live without a car. This is not a party house. You can seat four for dinner in the eat-in kitchen, and the living room will fit five or six people at most. There's no TV. Because the cottage is secluded behind fences and trees, it doesn't get a tremendous amount of light, though the mornings give you nice southern and eastern exposure.




70 m2

Suited For

Property Type


From August 15, 2024 until May 31, 2025

Minimum Stay

3 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Start and end dates are somewhat flexible. Normally we use this for family and friends, who are more likely to stay with us during the summer. Ideally you'll stay here for one or two academic terms.


House in Berkeley, California, United States

Closest University

University of California, Berkeley

Nearby Universities
University of California, San Francisco | Mills College at Northeastern University | Saint Mary's College of California | California State University, East Bay | Graduate Theological Union

North Berkeley

Nearby Cities

Berkeley | Oakland | San Francisco | Moraga

Comments: We are about 1KM from the UC Berkeley campus, 1 KM from BART, and within 2-300 meters of groceries, a pharmacy, many restaurants, and other neighborhood amenities.

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • 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 $3400 Monthly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: Includes heat, lighting, water, trash, and Internet.


The home is suitable for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: There is a driveway, but rent doesn't include use of it. The house can be configured with the second bedroom as a study or a kid's room.

House Sitting

I may need help while I am away

I may need help with my pet(s)

Our very friendly dog uses the yard sometimes, so you need to be comfortable with dogs. If we go away and you want to dog sit, we could give you a break on the rent, but this is entirely optional..





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Comments: The house is in the backyard of our house. You share the yard, which has a gas fire pit and a garden.


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