We're looking for someone to take care of our two dogs and a cat for two weeks in August. The dogs are very sweet and only need a little walking 1-2 times a day - or the backyard will do. The cat is, as you might expect, a cat, so she only needs food, water, a clean litter box and a human servant to rub her head on demand.
Our house is very nice, comfortable and is located in a great place to explore northern California. We have a gardener and cleaning service so the basics are covered.
The house itself is on a cul de sac, all on one floor, about 2200 sq ft with four bedrooms, three baths, fast internet, a comfortable outdoor patio area and good neighbors.
We are only 20 minutes from the capital, Sacramento, 60-90 minutes from the Bay Area (when there's no traffic) and 2 hours to Tahoe. There is daily train service into the Bay Area as well on the Capitol Corridor train by Amtrak.
You will be able to do day trips to Napa, Sonoma and Marin counties in the North Bay and also visit various places on the Delta. Davis itself is a wonderful community as well with lots of bike paths, nice restaurants, parks and a great farmer's market.
South Davis/El Macero, where the house is located, has five good restaurants within walking/biking distance (< 1 mile away) and a grocery store (as well as a Starbucks). There is a park and greenbelt just down the street.
This is a great base for exploring the area or a wonderful community to have a quiet break. Take your pick, you won't be disappointed in the wonderful town of Davis!