McGee Rental House /Private Backyard/Walk-UC Berk+

Entire townhouse hosted by Mark

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
Fast wifi
At 66 Mbps, you can take video calls and stream videos for your whole group.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.


Every booking includes free protection from Host cancellations, listing inaccuracies, and other issues like trouble checking in.
(Note: house only available for 14 nights or more; often minimum booking period is much longer)

Central Berkeley House with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom
// Private backyard with grill
// 7 blocks from UC Berkeley and Downtown Berkeley
// No need to pay utilities or for furnishings: everything is included
// wifi (1 gigabit fiber internet)
// washer-dryer
// dishwasher
// 50" wall-mounted 4K smart TV

House was fully remodelled (and refurnished) in 2019 with a bathroom remodel in 2020.

The space
[Note that longer booking have lower rates. Difficult to put all of those rate ranges into the listing, so please inquiry with your dates to get an exact quote.]

7 blocks from UC Berkeley and Downtown Berkeley (near MLK and Bancroft).

Fully remodeled house - quiet tree lined street - private fenced-in backyard
- 2 bedrooms (2BR) - 1 full bathroom (tiled floor) with tub and shower (1BA).
- High speed 1 gigabit fiber broadband internet (both wireless (wifi) and via an Ethernet cable)
- Hard wood floors
- lots of southern light
- new quiet forced air furnace for heat (installed in 2011) (also WisperWarm heating in bathroom).
- All utilities at no extra cost:
-internet (Sonic 1000 Mbps fiber service)
-4K SmartTV (with Netflix unlimited streaming subscription included)
-phone service (outgoing calls to all US numbers - receive all incoming calls)
-all utilities included: electricity, natural gas/heat, water, and trash service.
- Bedding and linens included: all sheets and towels are 100% organic cotton.
- Washer/Dryer (W/D), and Dishwasher
- kitchen equipment (pots and pans, microwave, toaster oven, coffee/espresso maker, blender)
- Bed note: two real beds - air mattress could be possible

///// With the spring 2019 remodel/refurnishing, this house has some higher-end features:
- all rooms have recessed lighting (dimmable)
- all new paint
- refinished oak floors
- wall mounted 50" 4K Smart TV
- solid wood furniture (Crate and Barrel / West Elm)
- comfy sectional sofa
- 2 dining/kitchen/work tables
- ceiling fans in bedrooms
- blackout blinds in bedrooms
- private back yard (with propane grill)

* 7 blocks from University of California at Berkeley (Cal) campus (15 minute walk - about 3/4 mile).
* 6 blocks from Downtown Berkeley BART station (SF Bay Area train/subway) and all downtown amenities (restaurants, shops, cinemas, banks, library, theaters, buses).
* 25 minute ride on the BART (train/subway) to Downtown San Francisco.
* 4 blocks from large grocery store (supermarket).
* Close to everything, but a very quiet residential neighborhood (parks nearby).
* Cross Streets: Bancroft Way & McGee Ave
* Very easy access to highway I-80.
* 10 minute drive to downtown Oakland or Emeryville.
* One block to the Berkeley Bike network.
* Walk Score = 88 out of 100 (easy to walk from house to stores, schools, transportation, etc.)

- Environmental considerations:
(1) House is carbon neutral - offsets are purchased every year from TerraPass based on energy used at the house.
(2) Only environmentally friendly cleaners are used.
(3) All linens are made with organic cotton.
(4) Green Purchasing Policy in place.

(Note, some longer stays have a reduced rate - please see main McGee House Rental web site by typing "berkeley mcgee house" into a search engine - or inquiry with your dates for exact pricing)

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Fast wifi – 66 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free street parking
50" HDTV with Netflix
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Private patio or balcony

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4.80 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews


Where you’ll be

Berkeley, California, United States

This neighborhood is highly desirable because it is close to: (a) downtown Berkeley (with tons of amenities such as theaters, restaurants, shops, etc.) and (b) University of California at Berkeley (UC Cal) campus.

Hosted by Mark

  1. Joined in September 2009
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have lived in Berkeley since 2000.

I love to stay in AirBnBs when we travel - and I also have a property in Berkeley that I list on AirBnB.

The property I list, the McGee House, is an investment property I own here in Berkeley (I do not live there - just rent it out all furnished).

I live about 15 blocks from the McGee House, and do all the interactions with guests of the house. I also work in the information technology arena, as well as in culinary services. You can see my main web site by typing "vitalita" into a search engine and see the main McGee Rental House web page by typing "berkeley mcgee house" into a search engine.

I have stayed at multiple "short-term furnished" vacation-style housing across the USA, as well as in Europe. That has been great for learning what is important to travelers/visitors.
I have lived in Berkeley since 2000.

I love to stay in AirBnBs when we travel - and I also have a property in Berkeley that I list on AirBnB.

The property…

During your stay

If guests have an issue, I (the owner) live about 10 blocks away, so available to come over to the house.
  • Language: English
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy