Our charming, clean, and bright 2 BR bungalow in Alameda (a suburb of San Francisco) is walkable both to our little city's downtown area, where you'll find great shops, coffee bars, and historic movie theater, and also to the beach with its beautiful walking path and views of the city
Alameda is a delightful small island city just outside San Francisco in the East Bay. There's a bus just two blocks from our house that takes you right to downtown San Francisco - about a half hour ride.
We live in a very safe neighborhood, with very friendly neighbors. The house is recently remodeled, there is a washer/dryer in the house, driveway parking (if you need it), and wi-fi. There's a large, peaceful garden in back with plenty of fruit trees (right now, we've got mandarin oranges and meyer lemons.)
For the house, there's really nothing you need to do except take in the mail.
For the cat: Aside from the usual (feeding & litter scooping) our pretty little Siamese cat Lucy is very easy. During the day, she is a garden cat who goes in and out through a pet door, although with the colder weather, she is mostly staying indoors. At night the pet door flap gets shut so she stays inside where she does what cats do best: sleep more, and cuddle with you.
We are going out of town early in the morning on Wednesday, February 5th and returning late on Monday, Feb 10th. But we may be able to be flexible on beginning and end dates.
We have had several very good experiences leaving our home with housesitters we found on HouseCarers , and look forward to hearing from you.