► Classic 1 BR Apt on Benvenue (Elmwood)


Entire rental unit hosted by Margaret

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bathroom
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Elegant and stylish one bedroom apartment in a 1920's classic building, recently enhanced with unique custom art features. Cheerful, colorful interior with white plantation shutters.

The space
Interesting architecture. An easy short walk to the UC Cal campus.

Trees are outside and a small east facing garden. The photos show the custom design work created recently by our crew. Art work and furnishings (carefully chosen) complement the interior design. Enjoy!

The space

Colorful classic architecture, on a tree-lined Elmwood street, one block to College Avenue. Our manager Binyam lives nearby and is a licensed electrician. so if you discover lots of switches and indirect dramatic lighting you know who to thank.

Reliable "Rinnai" gas heaters for your comfort.

The 1 BR apartment has a somewhat unusual layout - access to the kitchen and bathroom is via the bedroom...it's not a problem unless you have visitors who wouldn't normally enter the bedroom.

Guest access
Laundry machines right outside rear door. Off-street parking space is usually available..
Internet at the higher speed of 50 megs / second.
Comcast Cable TV with 156 channels.

Interaction with guests
We respect your privacy, but are available to answer any questions or requests during your stay. We will do our best to make sure you have a comfortable stay!

Other things to note
Our rates are all-inclusive - all utilities (including Internet/wi-fi). Fully furnished and equipped.

Minimum stay 14 days.

The Neighborhood

The apartment is in the Elmwood residential district, 2 blocks from Telegraph Avenue, 1 block from College Avenue, very close to public transport. The location has a walk score of 94 which classifies it as a “Walker’s Paradise”! Leave your car behind! You can rent a car on an as-needed basis from Zipcar or City Car Share locations close by.
It’s 5-10 minutes’ walk from numerous ethnic and specialty restaurants (Italian, Indian, Thai, Ethiopian, French, Japanese, burgers, pizza, Swiss-style fondue, Chinese, Korean barbecue, a Subway), coffee houses, bookstores, vintage clothing stores, music stores, and student hangouts. A large CVS pharmacy is 2 blocks away, and Whole Foods is 5 minutes by car or a 15 minute walk (6-1/2 blocks).


There are buses on College Avenue (1 block away) to downtown Berkeley, the 3 nearby BART stations (Bay Area Rapid Transit system), Oakland and San Francisco. The Claremont Hotel & Conference Center is just over a mile away (20 min walk). There is freeway access either at Telegraph Avenue & 55th Street (about 2 miles) or Ashby Avenue (about 3 miles) where you can drive to San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County & the Golden Gate Bridge, Napa Valley, and Lake Tahoe. Twenty minutes driving (outside rush hours!) will take you to San Francisco across the Bay Bridge. If you take BART from any of the 3 nearby stations, it’s about a 20 minute ride to SF.


•Our rates are all-inclusive. We pay the Berkeley business license tax, but it is not charged to you.
•The accommodation charge includes cleaning and stocking with essential supplies before you move in. There is no separate cleaning fee.

The fine print (otherwise known as house rules):
• Minimum stay 14 days.
• If you stay between 14 and 30 days, you will need to pay a 12% transient accommodation tax required by the City of Berkeley. Airbnb will collect that from you when you book.
•No smoking of any kind in the apartment or anywhere else in the building - the hallways, stairways, and the grounds! It's against the law: the City of Berkeley prohibits smoking anywhere in multi-unit buildings. We also prohibit vaping (e-cigarettes) because it creates many of the same issues as second-hand cigarette smoke.
•No parties or loud noise. This is a generally quiet residential neighborhood, and we want to keep it that way. Quiet time is after 10 PM and before 7:30 AM.
•Sorry, no pets.
•For residential purposes only (home office OK).

What this place offers

Free on-street parking
Washing machine
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace

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Where you’ll be

Berkeley, California, United States

Hosted by Margaret

  1. Joined in August 2013
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Born in England, now living in California for many years. Two (!!) graduate degrees from UC Berkeley. 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.
Born in England, now living in California for many years. Two (!!) graduate degrees from UC Berkeley. I have been an Airbnb guest in the US and several other countries and have app…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 21:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £189

Cancellation policy