Oakland, California, United States

Host: Jenifer F.
Published November 20, 2021

Listing closed for this period

General description

  • Main home
My house is a small 1925 Craftsman bungalow in Oakland. There is fiber WiFi, a large, well-equipped kitchen, laundry, a driveway for off-street car parking and a detached garage for bike parking. The back yard is south-facing and always a few degrees warmer than the front of the house. The location is incredibly convenient, with restaurants, shops, grocery stores and transit all in walking distance.

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • 2 cats
The two cats are 6 years old and indoor-only. They are very sweet and gentle, shy at first but will warm up to you quickly. They require dry food in the morning and then wet food in the afternoon for one cat, water refreshed daily and litter scooped once daily. I am looking for someone who will stay here for the duration of the housesit dates.

Practical life

  • City
  • 50 - 150 m² (530 - 1590 sq. ft.)
  • 20 - 200 m² (210 - 2110 sq. ft.)
  • Metro/tram station
  • Bus stop
  • Railway station
  • Airport
  • Market
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Supermarket
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital
  • Veterinarian
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
This area could be described as lower-density urban. Most structures in the neighborhood are single family homes, like mine. There is a corner bodega one block away that stocks staples and a good selection of beer and wine. The Berkeley Bowl market, regarded as one of the best full-service grocery stores in the entire USA, is a 30 minute walk away, or just minutes by car or bike.

Comfort and Luxury

  • One floor
  • 3 rooms of which one bedroom
  • Traditional
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Car parking available
  • Book library
  • Art and music
Although this home is small and modest, it is clean and comfortable. I always focus additional attention before every trip to making sure the home is left spotlessly clean for house sitters.

Tourism and Leisure

  • Sea
  • Countryside
  • Forest
  • City
  • Beach
  • Museum
  • Zoo
  • Cinema
  • Theater / Opera
Oakland is a great base for exploring the greater Bay Area. My house is a 10 minute walk to the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit train), which services both SFO and OAK airports and makes it easy to get into San Francisco. Oakland is well-known for its thriving restaurant, bar, and brewery scene. There are several live music venues, with the Fox Theater booking the most well-known acts. There are good hiking trails in the Oakland/Berkeley hills, and better trails in Marin County, which is a 25-40 minute drive depending on traffic. Wine Country in Napa and Sonoma Valleys can done as a longer day trip, being a 50-60 mile drive each way.

Oakland, California, United States

Oakland, CA, USA


From Sunday 2021

To Thursday 2022

firm dates

Housesits matched



Jenifer F.

Registered since 20/11/2021

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