We stayed in Kensington for three weeks while looking for an apartment in Berkeley. Joanna's apartment is beautifully located -- it's up in the hills with a great view of the bay and Golden Gate Bridge and within walking distance of Tilden Park. As advertised, the place has a fully furnished kitchen with everything you need for cooking. The washer and dryer were also very convenient. For the two of us the place was more than spacious enough. The apartment is in the basement of a single-family home. Joanna had warned us that we might hear them upstairs during the day; this is true, but wasn't at all problematic for us -- the only things we heard were people cleaning or practising the piano; at night it was always quiet. For those visitors (like us) who don't have a car: getting downtown is fairly easy -- there are several bus stops within a few minutes walk. However, if you are planning on having dinner in town: the last bus back is at about 8pm!
Private, Studio Apartment in Gorgeous Berkeley Hills