For rent: room w/huge closet in quiet, veggie remodeled flat nr hwy 24 &Berkeley
- Share a spacious, sunny, newly remodeled flat with one man, one
woman, and two adorable cats. Our household is clean, non-smoking,
shoes-free, and 99% vegetarian. The room is $585.
We are quiet, good communicators in our 30's. We are looking to share
with one more person (not a couple). The flat is newly remodeled and
Refinished hardwood floors
10' tall ceilings
Furnace that serves all rooms, so you'll never be cold in the winter
Large yard area with potential for gardening.
1500 square feet
Large remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, gas stove,
granite countertop, skylights, tile floor, cherry cabinets, granite
countertop, and a big pass-through window open to the living room.
Kitchen is also equipped with a Vitamix, Multipure water filter,
Cuisinart food processor, sprouter, and deyhdrator
Remodeled bathroom with 6' tub, tile floor, glass sinktop
Attic space for storage
Entertainment center with HDTV, DVD player
Easy to park on the street
We have two cats already - no more pets please
Your room features:
Bay windows with wood blinds
Optional $800 queen size mattress if you need it
The walls around your room have been filled with a special insulation
to minimize noise
About your new neighborhood:
58th Street btwn MLK and Shattuck, near the Nomad Cafe
Halfway btwn the Ashby BART and Rockridge BART stations
17 blocks from Berkeley Bowl and Whole Foods
7 blocks from the entrance to hwy 24
Quiet street. Maccall is not a through street, so the only people who
drive here are the neighbors.
Most of the neighboring houses are owner-occupied. That means most of
the neighbors are mature and stable people. It's not a transient
About your new roommates:
We usually go to bed between 11pm and midnight, and wake up between
Maile is an aruveydic healer, quiet, respectful, charming, and cooks
home made meals every day. She works part time as a waitress, but is
home a lot. She has her own private bathroom, so you would only share
a bathroom with me...
My name is Trevor and I'm a songwriter and ad copywriter. I'm also
the home owner, and am overseeing new landscaping and exterior
renovations. I work at home, but am out of town usually one week
When I'm home working, I need a pretty quiet space, at least up until
7pm on weekdays. However, I am not bothered by music at a low level.
I often play piano in the evenings. My songs are reminiscent of Billy
Joel, but more theatrical.
My office assistant has an office that's detached from our house, but
she comes in to use the bathroom and have short meetings with me (in
my room) on weekdays up until 7pm.
A house cleaner comes once a month to clean the common rooms. Your
share will depend on how much you use the common rooms, and whether
you want your room cleaned. You could either chip in towards the
house cleaner, or do some cleaning yourself.
Other utilities are: PG&E, water, Comcast (if you watch TV), DSL (if
you want web access). In the winter, you can reduce your share of the
heating bill by lowering the amount of heat blown into your room by
What we're looking for in a housemate:
You're mindful about closing doors and cabinet doors gently and
quietly (not slamming them). If you get home late or leave early
while one of us is still sleeping, you'll be as considerate as we are
in the same situation.
You have a 9-5 job (this is preferred but not required)
You wash your dishes right after using them
If something is bothering you, you'll approach us to work out a
solution (i.e. we don't want someone who's passive aggressive)
Because we are both into making home made meals, it would be easiest
to live with someone who eats out a lot. (There isn't too much fridge
space left for someone who stores a lot of perishable food at home.)
We'd most like to live with a health-conscious vegetarian. However,
if you're a carnivore and we decide to live together, we'll ask that
you order take-out food when you want flesh foods. If you want to
*occasionally* cook fish/meat, we're open to that. But there's no
hood above the stove, and we don't want the house to smell like meat
(or have grease build up in the kitchen) on a regular basis.
Maile rents movies from time to time, but rarely watches TV. I
disconnected our TV service for the summer. Come September, I will
again be addicted to certain TV dramas (like 24, Lost, and Prison
Break), but we don't like living with a TV that's on for hours every
If you watch moderate TV, or none at all, that's cool. However, if
you have it on for hours every day, we'll ask you to keep it in your
bedroom (and not excessively loud).