We provide furnished homes and build communities for academics and young professionals in Berkeley and the Bay Area. Millennials are now opting out of their own apartments and co-living in shared units instead.  Co-living is a way of living in cities that is focused on community and convenience. 

Why are people staying with us?

1. You will save $$$

You will save significantly from living with us on a semester basis than than on-campus and off-campus furnished student housing. In addition, if you are leaving Berkeley for the summer, you don't have to pay summer rent! We will take care of that for you. 

The UC Berkeley Housing Fall - Spring rates

SINGLE ROOM $18,785 (Around $2,087/month) DOUBLE ROOM $16,670 (Around $1,852/month)   TRIPLE ROOM$14,545 (Around $1,616/month)

Academic Housing Rentals Fall - Spring rates

SINGLE ROOM$16,200 (starting at $1,800/month) DOUBLE ROOM$9,000 (starting at $1,000/month)   TRIPLE ROOM $6,750 Starting at $750/month   

Our rates are also lower than unfurnished and furnished rental properties in Berkeley.


Our all-inclusive rates in Berkeley start at $750 a month, which includes all utilities, weekly cleaning (in the AHR House), reliable WiFi, laundry (except one unit), bathroom and kitchen amenities and beautifully furnished accommodations. 

Living with us means that you are 5-15 minutes from UC Berkeley Campus and Downtown Berkeley Bart and you're right across the bay from San Francisco. 


Our units comes with the same perks of coliving: fully furnished bedrooms in shared suites, study desks, closets, ample shared spaces, fully stocked kitchen, weekly cleaning and coworking spaces in the Dwight House, on-site community managers and the list goes on. We also have flexible lease terms. Our Fall - Spring contract starts from August 17, 2019 - June 17, 2019. 

Who are our guests?

We have hosted many guests from all over the world and we hope to help you find your home away from home! Academic Housing Rentals Inc. (AHR) provides co-living community and off-campus housing in Berkeley for academics. Our fully furnished accommodations in Berkeley are ideal for academic professionals, international students, visiting scholars, researchers, and working professionals.

How do we make housing easier?

Our homes provide fully-furnished bedrooms with beautiful shared suites. Your fee is a flat rate that comes with perks and amenities including utilities, household essentials, WiFi, Smart TVs, laundry on-site (except one unit) and so much more. The AHR House offers weekly cleaning and household essentials that are restocked.

We want to provide you with a worry-free move-in! Our fully-furnished apartments are close to UC Berkeley campus and downtown Berkeley Bart. Our apartment rates are all inclusive. Included in our homes are fully-furnished bedrooms, living and study spaces, with fully-equipped kitchen and bathrooms. We take care of furniture, apartment amenities, utilities and we also provide bathroom and kitchen essentials.

How much is rent?

Our all inclusive rates start from $750 per person. With all our apartments, we handle the details including utilities, furniture, kitchen supplies, bathroom and bedroom amenities from pillows to blankets and more, so you have everything you need to settle in and be comfortable during your extended stay.

What are available lease terms?

Our leasing terms are flexible! Our apartments are available for rent for either the fall semester, summer session, spring semester, or the academic school year (Fall & Spring Semester). Are you a group of students who want to rent together? Rent the AHR house - it has 16 beds! Are you a group of international students who is visiting campus for one semester and can’t commit to a one year lease? Stay with us!

Why stay with us?

Our off-campus housing and community service goes beyond just providing housing, we want to become your friends who hope to make your Berkeley experience easier and make you feel at home with a little help from our team. As you build memories during your stay, we want to help build  a community for you to engage and experience Berkeley with.

Welcome to Berkeley.


We are driven by our social mission to provide a service that promotes sustainability. We advocate for renewable energy and in contributing to a more sustainable world. As a former international student, founder, Issa Garcia recognized while studying at Columbia University the challenge of finding housing that caters to needs of students and academic professionals. Beginning in January 2016, our woman-ran and sustainable company, sets out to meet this need by offering fully furnished housing on a semester, short-term or long-term basis. Furthermore, it is important to us that all of our apartments are equipped with environmentally sustainable products, with all of our apartments are powered by solar.

  • Our homes are powered by 100% SOLAR - Beginning in 2017, 100% of our apartment's electricity usage is purchased from shared solar projects in California.

  • Tree planting - For every guest that stays with us, we plant a tree in a farm in Barili, Philippines.

  • Cleaning Products - We use all-organic, non-toxic products to clean our apartments.

  • Organic bedding - Beginning in 2017, our beddings are made from bamboo and organic cotton.

  • Furniture - Our furniture are reclaimed or recycled furniture or they are bought from companies that promote sustainability

  • Lighting - Our lights are all CFL's and LED's