About this listing
This is a spacious 1 BR in a classic 1920's Berkeley building, renovated and decorated, comfortable and fully furnished.
There is ample space for 1 or 2 people
Location: This 1 bedroom apartment is located in a classic 1920's Berkeley building, with intriguing architectural detail inside and out. It's 12 blocks ( 1.4 miles, 27 minutes walking ) from the UC campus and about a 13 minute walk from the Rockridge BART station (0.6 mile), 10 minutes’ walk (0.5 miles) to Alta Bates Hospital. There are 2 bus routes with stops close to the building, and there is easy and close freeway access from Claremont Avenue. As-needed car rental facilities (Zipcars, City Car Share) are available at the Rockridge BART station There is lockable bike storage in the basement.
This is a very walkable neighborhood, with many small coffee and tea houses, bakeries, delicatessens, specialty restaurants, bookstores, boutiques, small grocery stores, and a large Safeway on College Avenue -- all within easy distance. Whole Foods is a half mile away at Ashby and Telegraph Avenues.
Accommodation: Ideal for 1-2 people. The apartment is spacious (780 sq ft, or 73 sq meters). It's on the first floor (several steps up from ground level). Although facing College Avenue, we have added sound insulation in the walls and ceiling, and there are double-glazed windows and noise-reducing curtains. The spacious eat-in kitchen is fully equipped with granite countertops and a dishwasher. The living/dining room is large and comfortable The bathroom has a large walk-in shower with interesting art nouveau artwork. The bedroom has a queen-size bed, and there is lots of closet and storage space in the kitchen and living room. The floors are refinished original hardwood throughout except in the kitchen and bathroom. A semi-private coin-op washer and dryer (shared with 3 other apartments) is located on the same floor - at the rear.
Interaction: Our delightful managers Binyam and Bruk (originally from Ethiopia) live nearby. One of them will welcome you when you arrive and will be available during your stay by phone or e-mail to answer any questions. Otherwise, you will have the place to yourself – we respect your privacy, and you won't be disturbed.
There are keypad locks at the front and rear entrances, and additionally there are video cameras for security.
• Our rates are all-inclusive. We pay the Berkeley business license tax and the rent registration fees, but we do not pass on those costs to you.
• Monthly discounts (for stays of 28 days or more)
• The accommodation charge includes cleaning and stocking with an initial supply of essentials (toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, etc.) before you move in. There is no separate cleaning fee.
The fine print:
•Minimum 14-day stay, as required by the City of Berkeley.
•Absolutely no smoking anywhere in the building or the common areas! A Berkeley City ordinance prohibits smoking anywhere in multi-unit buildings.
•This is a quiet residential apartment building. Please respect your neighbors – no parties or loud noise. Additional care must be taken between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.
•Sorry, no pets.
Interaction with guests
I'll be available by email during your stay. Our managers and co-hosts Binyam and Bruk live close by and can deal with any problems or issues.
- The fine print: •Minimum 14-day stay, as required by the City of Berkeley. •Absolutely no smoking anywhere in the building or the common areas! A Berkeley City ordinance prohibits smoking anywhere in multi-unit buildings. •This is a quiet residential apartment building. Please respect your neighbors – no parties or loud noise. Additional care must be taken between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM. •Sorry, no pets.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
Born in England, now living in California for many years. Two (!!) graduate degrees from UC Berkeley. Frequent travel – tired of chain hotels. I have been an Airbnb guest in the US and several other countries and have appreciated the experience of staying in a real home, a place with warmth and character, in an interesting walkable neighborhood. That’s what my co-host (my husband Jack) and I offer you, too, in Berkeley – a vibrant town with an internationally renowned university, distinctive architecture, innovative restaurants, serious coffee houses, bookstores, parks, museums, theater, a lively music scene – and conveniently close to San Francisco.