We are looking for a housesitter for our two lovely cats.
Our home,in the small, quiet town of Orinda, overlooks a green valley and sits on a beautiful, half garden/half-wild acre. Wildlife are a regular presence in our yard, which has been landscaped to welcome them. Enjoy your morning coffee under a giant oak with a view over the valley, or have a relaxing glass of wine on the patio in the evening, and fall asleep to the sound of frogs & owls.
We are < 20 minutes on BART to San Francisco, 60-90 minutes by car to wine country (Napa and Sonoma), and a 15 minute drive to the shopping and restaurants of Walnut Creek or Berkeley. A 10 minute walk from our door connects you to hiking trails that run for miles through the hills, and our area is paradise for road bikers and mountain bikers alike.
A tenant lives in a small house on the property across the patio, if you have any questions, and may bring you fresh eggs from the chickens (no chicken care required of house sitter). One cat is a love who will sleep in your lap: the other, skittish at first, will warm up to an experienced cat person. The skittish one in particular needs someone willing to pet him to get him started eating. Both will need occassional brushing to get burrs out of their fur.