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Beautiful Craftsman home in sought-after Berkeley neighborhood!

Berkeley, California, United States

Listing #57858


House | Entire Home
Rates from USD $3750 | Monthly
Last Updated 64 days ago

About

A perfect home for a couple seeking a short-term rental (minimum one-month stay) in one of Berkeley's most sought after neighborhoods, Thousand Oaks. It is currently available from May through October, 2018. Built in the mid-1920s, our solar-powered, Craftsman-style home is warm, comfortable, colorful and welcoming, with a wonderful collection of indigenous and modern art, as well as an extensive book, CD, vinyl and DVD collection. Modern amenities include flat screen TV, high speed wireless internet, dishwasher, laundry facilities, and stereo-turntable-CD player. There are hardwood floors throughout, Kilim carpets, and a working fireplace in the living room. The house is light-filled and sunny nearly all daylight hours. The gardens include patio with Weber barbecue, just off of the solarium-dining room. The house is currently configured to have one large bedroom along with a large study (with comfortable double sofa bed), but can be arranged in two bedrooms. The bathroom is fully tiled, and has been recently renovated. The kitchen includes a beautifully functioning "Spark" stove also from the 1920s, a 19th Century Japanese kitchen cabinet as well as built-in cabinets, and is stocked with a complete "batterie de cuisine," and all dishes and flatware. Furniture is uniformly comfortable and of excellent quality, and linens can be provided upon request. We are pleased to have a number of interesting antiques, and the house is especially impressive for its interior architectural features. The house's entry foyer contains a very good quality upright piano. The living room is large, and connects to a dining room which has been converted into a music/TV room. The kitchen is spacious and opens to the eating area, which can easily accommodate ten for dinner. Ours is a residential neighborhood, and on-street or driveway parking is not a problem. One of the most convenient features of the house is its "walkability" and location, which is less than a five minute walk from Solano Avenue in North Berkeley, with its many restaurants, bookstores, food markets, bakeries, coffee shops and other retail businesses. The campus of the University of California is a short bus or bicycle ride from the house, as is the nearest BART stop. Other universities and colleges abound in the Bay Area, and though not as close as UC Berkeley, are within easy driving or mass transit distance. San Francisco is a very speedy fifteen to twenty minute journey by car under ideal circumstances, which most unfortunately almost never apply, given Bay Area traffic. BART, however, is a convenient and safe way to travel to some locations in the Bay Area. Oakland is a lovely mid-size city which is very much coming into its own (and claimed the #5 spot by the NY Times in a list of place to visit in 2012) , with a number of excellent restaurants and entertainment spots, and is also very easy to reach. Both the San Francisco and Oakland airports are in easy driving distance from the house. Our house is available from May through October, 2018. Rental cost includes a gardener and twice monthly housecleaning services, if desired. Since we are in a residential neighborhood, there is ample street parking available. It has been a well-loved home for many years, and we look forward to the possibility of welcoming you to share it!

Bedrooms
2

Bathrooms
1

Offices
0

Size
1,400 ft2

Suited For
4

Property Type
House

Availability

From August 1, 2021 until November 30, 2021

Minimum Stay

1 Month | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: other times may become available; please inquire

Location

House in Berkeley, California, United States

Closest University

University of California, Berkeley

Nearby Universities
Stanford, University of San Francisco, University of California at San Francisco, St. Mary's, Dominican, University of Santa Clara, San Jose State Uni

Comments: Thousand Oaks, North Berkeley

Surroundings

  • Off Campus
  • Suburban
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Woods
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $3750 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service can be discussed

Comments: discount for multi-month stays

Considerations

Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

Ask about the availability of a car

Features

Interior

Furnished

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

Wi-Fi

TV

Exterior

Balcony or Patio

Garden

Accessibility

Stairs

Temperature Control

Fireplace

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Microwave

Refrigerator

Dishwasher

Washer

Dryer

Creative

Piano

Comments: baby furniture may be provided upon request

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Anne Poirier

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