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Berkeley, California: Comfortable, well-equipped and ideally-located house for rent

Berkeley, California, United States

Listing #90536


House | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Rates from USD $5700 | Monthly
Last Updated 22 days ago

About

Our 1906 Berkeley Arts & Crafts house was fully remodeled and modernized 15 years ago. It has three bedrooms; a formal dining room and living room (both of which have gas fireplaces); an office equipped with high speed laser printer/scanner; a very large and sunny kitchen leading out to a large deck and backyard; two and one-half bathrooms, one with bath tub and shower and the other with shower; and a large basement for storage. Not including the basement, it has 2450 sq. ft. (approx. 220 sq. meters) of living space. There is a driveway and street parking. The backyard is a raised-bed vegetable and herb garden which may be harvested by the tenants. There are also several sitting areas for afternoon lazing about, reading and entertaining. The house is centrally located just at the foot of the Berkeley Hills, only a few minutes from the Berkeley "Gourmet Ghetto" with world-famous Chez Panisse restaurant and the Cheese Board (with over 400 varieties of cheese), two major grocery stores and other restaurants and shopping. The campus is a 15-minute walk, as is rapid transit (BART) to San Francisco, the new UC Berkeley Museum and cinematheque and several theaters. The house is furnished with many French provincial antiques, including armoires, grandfather clocks, oeil-de-boeuf clock, my wife's grandparents' bed, a large oak French farm table, etc. The living room has a recently reupholstered sofa and comfortable chair, two newly-reupholstered French chairs, a large antique armoire and a gas fireplace. The adjoining dining room has a large French country dining table capable of seating eight, a French antique hutch and a built-in Arts & Crafts hutch. There is also a bench seat. Beyond the dining room is an office, looking out through French doors to the deck and garden. It has an L-shaped cherry-wood custom desk, with printer, and an overstuffed chair for reading or relaxing. Next to the office is the large kitchen, fully-equiped with central island and ample counters of either bamboo or Italian quartz. An antique French walnut table sits up to six for casual dining and overlooks the back yar. The house has solar electricity, so electricity bills are modest. There is a view to San Francisco from the master bedroom/library upstairs. That room has a high-end sofa-bed with excellent mattress, plus a separate French antique double bed and large armoire with TV and DVD. Its ensuite bathroom has a walk-in shower with stream stone floor and tiled walls, plus ample cabinet and drawer space. The second full bath has a large bathtub and walk-in shower, with Italian marble walls and slate floors. The middle bedroom has a queen size sofabed, with other French antique furnishings. The bedroom which we use as our master bedroom has an antique French queen size bed, armoire and built in chest of drawers. All bedrooms have walk in closets. Our street is quiet and safe, and there are recreational walking possibilities in all directions. We will provide our regular house cleaners, at our expense for the first 5 hours each time, every two weeks during your stay, except that the final cleaning at the end of the rental period will be at tenant's expense. By separate negotiation, a 2016 BMW i3 all-electric four-door sedan can be rented during your stay at a reasonable rental rate, but tenants must have their own automobile insurance. There is a 220 volt charging station for the electric car on the wall facing the driveway. The car, once fully charged, has an 84 mile (140 km) range, depending on driving conditions.

Bedrooms
3

Bathrooms
3

Offices
1

Size
220 m2

Suited For
6

Property Type
House

Availability

From March 1, 2022 until July 31, 2022

Additional Dates

August 15, 2022 until November 30, 2022

Minimum Stay

1 Month | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Our dates are somewhat flexible within the beginning and end dates shown. The minimum stay of 1 month applies to the first period; for the second period, from 8/15/2022, the minimum stay is 3 months

Location

House in Berkeley, California, United States

Closest University

University of California (Berkeley) --15 min. walk

Nearby Universities
UCSF, U. of San Francisco, Stanford

Comments: Gourmet Ghetto, North of Campus, Base of Berkeley Hills

Explore the Area

Surroundings

  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Urban
  • Historic Home
  • 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 $5700 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are not included

A cleaning service is included

Comments: Rent includes all gas, electricity, wifi, land line phone, water, refuse and recycling, biweekly housecleaning, digital TV for movies.. Fully equipped, kitchen. Washer and dryer . Garden has herbs, vegetables and flowers available to tenants,

Considerations

Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is available

Comments: Possible to rent 2020 Leaf electric car, with recharging on site, but must have own insurance acceptable to owner.

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with mail and deliveries

Tenants requested to hold all incoming mail in box or envelopes for occasional pick up by owners' rep.

I would like help with plants or garden

One-half dozen house plants require periodic watering. Garden on automatic irrigation system.

Features

Interior

Furnished

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

Wi-Fi

TV

Printer

Exterior

Balcony or Patio

Garden

Dedicated Parking

Backyard

Accessibility

Stairs

Temperature Control

Fireplace

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Microwave

Refrigerator

Dishwasher

Washer

Dryer

Comments: Solar elect., wool carpet/wood floors, 2 gas fireplcs. Fully-equipped kitchen. Dining room sits 8, kitchen sets 6. Library w/view of Golden Gate and SF. Office w/2 work stations. French provincial antiques.. Great walking in all directions.

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