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265 Willamette

265 Willamette Avenue, Kensington, California, USA




Spacious and Turnkey Mid-Century Home for Rent

Unique opportunity to experience a turnkey stay in the beautiful East Bay hills in this 4 bed, 2  bath Kensington home. Available for one year starting June, this fully-furnished home features a grand living room with views of the bay, tastefully modern upgrades combined with mid-century charm, and a smart, functional floorplan! 

At the heart of this well-designed, well-cared-for home is the beautifully-remodeled, eat-in kitchen. Equipped with gorgeous cabinetry, high-end appliances, and wall-to-wall windows, the kitchen is perfect for cooking meals with loved ones, hosting friends and family, and breakfast conversation. 

From the kitchen, the floorplan meanders into either the outdoor patio, living quarters, or the dining/living area. Two separate wings with two bedrooms each are on either side of the living room, making for a good separation of space and multiple configurations for home offices, guests, or families.  The attached two-car garage comes with an electric car charger and direct access to the interior.

Long a popular stay for UC Berkeley faculty, Kensington is an ideal choice for a sabbatical home for visiting scholars and the like. Enjoy a safe, quiet, and family-oriented community. Quaint, tree-lined streets lead to neighborhood favorites like Young’s Market, Inn Kensington, Benchmark Pizza, and Circus Pub. A quick and easy commute to Berkeley and several good commute options to San Francisco by BART or Ferry and minutes to Tilden Park (hiking, mountain biking, Little Farm) and shops and restaurants in Berkeley, Albany, and El Cerrito. 

Offered furnished.   


  • 2,467 sq. ft.

  • Furnished

  • 4 bedrooms 2 bath

  • Spacious dining room and living room

  • Attached 2-car garage with electric car charger

  • Modern kitchen recently remodeled including large induction stovetop, 2 ovens, built-in main and beverage fridges

  • Functional brick fireplace

  • Patio with modern outdoor seating and grill

  • High-speed Sonic fiber internet available (not included)

  • Central heating and air conditioning

  • Nest smart thermostat central A/C , new furnace

  • New high capacity washer/dryer

  • Views of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge

  • Ample natural light/recessed lighting thoughout

  • Tall ceilings

  • Large, new windows in most rooms

  • Citrus trees


  • 1 year lease only:  June 2024 through late July 2025 

  • Furnished only, please no inquiries for unfurnished

  • $6,750 per month

  • $13,500 deposit

  • Gardening included

  • Utilities paid separately by tenants

  • Well-behaved pet considered on a case-by-case basis and with a pet deposit

  • No smoking

  • Renter’s insurance required

Contact Agent

Lisa McCarrel, CA DRE #02039901




Property Type

Single Family Home





Pets Allowed



265 Willamette Avenue, Kensington, California, USA

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