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Charming North Berkeley house with W/D, walk to UC Berkeley, BART, shops

Berkeley, California, United States
Rates from USD $6800 | Monthly

House | Entire Home
Available Dates:
From January 1, 2025 until June 8, 2025

Description

I am an independent researcher on tropical forestry issues and my husband is a research scientist at a tech company (and UC Berkeley alumnus). We will be doing a big renovation on this house in spring 2025, so are looking for short-term renters from early 2024 to early 2025. I have experience running short-term rentals and am excited to share this lovely home with people who would like a clean, tastefully decorated, clutter-free, relaxing, and ideally located place to stay! We are happy to provide guest reviews/references. This older home sits at the back of a large and very sunny lot. PLEASE NOTE: There is a longer walkway up to the house and some steps along the path to the side entrance. The path is well-lit at night. The kitchen was recently renovated with beautiful new cabinets, countertops, and high-end appliances. The kitchen is fully equipped for 5 people (dishes, glasses, mugs, silverware) and has a new microwave, blender, toaster, and kettle. We provide coffee beans, a grinder, and French press, as well as a Keurig coffee machine and pods, and an assortment of teas. We also provide basic condiments like olive oil and vinegar, salt/pepper, and some spices. A door to the kitchen leads to a small laundry room with a large capacity washer & dryer (we provide laundry detergent for shorter stays). In the laundry area there is a door to the small backyard with outdoor chairs and a small table. There are three bedrooms: a principal bedroom with a queen-sized bed and attached bathroom; a smaller bedroom with a twin bed; and a larger bedroom with a king-sized bed with doors onto a deck (this room gets a LOT of sun). All three bedrooms have closets, and the larger one has 2 large closets. All mattresses, pillows, and bedding are new. PLEASE NOTE we have goose down-filled duvets and pillows on all 3 beds, as well as non-down pillows. There are 2 recently renovated, lovely bathrooms with full tubs and showers; 1 bathroom is attached to the principal bedroom. All towels are new. We provide hand soap & body soap. The living room has sliding glass doors onto a large wooden deck with a picnic table and views out over the neighborhood. It has a comfortable couch and chairs, and a smart TV. We also provide some guidebooks and magazines. The neighborhood is highly coveted for its close proximity to the UC Berkeley campus (1.4 miles), Monterey Market grocery store (0.3 miles), and Hopkins Street restaurants (sushi, pizza) and shops (0.3 miles). It is also walking distance to the restaurant and shopping areas on Shattuck Ave (.6 miles), as well as Solano Ave (1.2 miles), and 4th Street (1.4 miles), as well as to the North Berkeley BART subway station (0.5 miles) and bus stops on Sacramento Street (0.2 miles, 5 min). We can also provide a safe space to lock up bicycles if needed. No permit needed for on-street parking in front of the house. Please reach out with any questions and we look forward to hosting you!

Bedrooms
3

Bathrooms
2

Offices
0

Size
1,239 ft2

Suited For
5

Property Type
House

Availability

From January 1, 2025 until June 8, 2025

Minimum Stay

5 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: We plan to begin remodeling the house in June 2025, and are a little flexible on dates.

Location

House in Berkeley, California, United States

Closest University

University of California, Berkeley

Neighborhood

North Berkeley

Nearby Cities

Orinda | Berkeley | Oakland | San Francisco | Albany | El Cerrito

Comments: Recently renovated kitchen & bathrooms, new paint & floors, new bedding, pillows & towels, fast Wi-Fi, free parking on street, W/D, walk to UC Berkeley, BART, grocery stores, restaurants, playgrounds. Quiet, sunny, & great for families..

Explore the Area

Surroundings

  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Suburban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Historic Home
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $6800 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: We are happy to arrange for regular (e.g., weekly, monthly) cleaning service (not included in rent). We have a fully equipped kitchen.

Considerations

Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: We can get a crib, pack n play, and/or high chair if needed for 1 month or longer stays.

Features

Interior

Furnished

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

TV

Exterior

Balcony or Patio

Backyard

Accessibility

Stairs

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Microwave

Refrigerator

Dishwasher

Washer

Dryer

Comments: We can provide a nice keyboard with bench. The desk is in the dining room (a serene & sunny work spot), but is light-weight & can be moved to a bedroom. We can provide a large computer screen if needed.

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Listing Owner

Member Since 2024

Trust Score (7)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic

Listing Owner

Member Since 2024

Trust Score (7)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic
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