Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone.
With over 1.8 million listings nationwide, Apartmentlist.com is a wonderful free resource to help find housing. Apartmentlist.com offers the world’s first apartment-matching engine. Each city on the website is broken down into neighborhoods, highlighting pricing, noise level, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, etc.
Walk Score is an apartment searching website that focuses on convenience. For every apartment in the area, Walk Score gives the apartment a rating from 0 to 100 based on how close the apartment is to places of work, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. The website also provides a score from 0 to 100 based on how convenient public transportation and bikes are for trips around town and for popular areas.
Cal Rentals is a service that offers rental listings to aid in your housing search for a small fee ($20-25). Students who subscribe to Cal Rentals services may obtain updates online. They have a Summer Housing Bulletin which can be requested via email. See the Summer visitors link at: https://calrentals.housing.berkeley.edu
CORT helps you find and furnish your new place. We offer furniture rental packages for as little as $99 a month for a one-bedroom apartment. This is a hassle-free, affordable alternative to buying and moving furniture during your internship and enables you to have your apartment furniture delivered and set-up before you arrive. We also offer housewares, including kitchen and bath accessories, and more. Our apartment search website, ApartmentSearch.com, can help you locate the perfect place to live during your internship.
If you are looking for something, anything, chances are you can find it on Craigslist online classified ads. The ads are free to browse, and often free to post (housing listings are free,) making it readily accessible to everyone with internet. This site helps you get in touch with people looking for roommates, subletters, and summer renters, and is the best place to find private rooms and apartments to rent for the summer. It also allows you to advertise yourself in the “Housing Wanted” section, which we highly recommend. (You could have people e-mailing you asking you to live with them!)
To look for housing, click on the Housing link, and be sure to select the East Bay category at the top of the page for housing near Berkeley. There are other sorting options that allow you to sort by rent, type of house/apt., neighborhood (we recommend Berkeley), and so on.
Hotpads is a map-based apartment and rental home search engine, listing homes for rent, apartments, condos and real estate.
My Apartment Map is an apartment search engine that allows users to find apartment listings all over the United States. Searchers can view pictures, maps, rental data, find deals, post rentals and contact property owners. My Apartment Map also has specific search features for college students, pet owners, and military families.
PadMapper plots apartments on a big map, and lets you filter for exactly what you want. There are also neat overlays to help you learn about the different areas.
Please Note: Housing listings cover the entire SF Bay Area so before you commit to a place, CHECK ITS LOCATION to be sure your commute will be feasible.