How to Find a Short Term Rental in the Bay Area
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– May 12, 2021(8 replies)
We're doing remodel work on our home, just enough to require or at least prefer a move out. We don't know when the work will be done and how long it will take - we're estimating starting later this year after permits and it may take 3-6 months. We're close to getting contractor bids.
If you have done this, what are the ways in which we should be researching and identifying 3-6 month rentals while we move out? Is it possible to rent a full house? Should we look at one of the new apartment buildings? Other options of types or sourcing methods?
We're in North Berkeley and I don't want to be too far from our house because I plan to check in on it daily. And ideally our son can bike to his mountain biking club practices. We have a family of four with kids. I work from home (may take the Transbay bus in to SF later this year) - the kids should be back at in-person school this fall. All to say we need a little space (3 bedrooms, home office space). We have a small dog.
And any advice about moving out in this scenario? Should we plan to move EVERYTHING out of the house or can we leave some stuff in rooms that are not involved - take only what we need? Other advice in general, about surviving the remodel period and living elsewhere?
Or did you live in your home while fairly extensive remodel work was being done? Would appreciate hearing about those experiences too.
Thank you!May 12, 2021
– Nov 24, 2020(9 replies)
My husband, daughter and I arrived from NYC recently and are looking to buy a home in Berkeley. All our stuff is in storage. As it might take a few months to find the right place, we need a short term furnished rental that works as an office for me an my husband and is big enough to accommodate a nanny for our 21-month old and us coexisting. Airbnb has limited stuff and is expensive. Corporate housing websites are not geared towards families with children. I hear everyone talk about how people are leaving town for a few months and subletting their homes. Where can I access those listings? I checked Craigslist but there weren’t too many listings there either. Thank you for your help.Nov 24, 2020
– Oct 15, 2019(1 reply)
Early planning here but trying to get a sense of the options available. I've been working on a summer program for VA Tech students to study in San Francisco from approximately May 15-August 15. In 2020, VA Tech would like to send a home faculty member to teach the course and the faculty member will need housing for his/her family as well. The site where we house the students is only for students. We are hopeful that we can find a stable situation for 2 adults and 2 children for the full three months. Does anyone know of local colleges or universities that might have visiting faculty housing for the summer or other temporary housing situations that might be relevant? The students and the classroom will be in San Francisco, so we are looking for transit oriented options in the East Bay or Marin as well as San Francisco.
Thanks in advance,
HannahOct 15, 2019