Oakland Condo and Cat Cuddles
Hi, I'm a social worker in the vibrant Bay Area with a warm personality. My medium sized home is the perfect location to see the various Bay Area neighborhoods and cities, located near the 580 and 13 highways. I love to cook so my kitchen is stocked with all you need for your own creations. I'm also a TV watcher so I have HBO, Hulu, Amazon Video and Netflix for your enjoyment. I adore my cats, Mr. Cuddles, who is a cuddly, social boy and Lizzie, who keeps to herself until its time to play with her brother.
Our Home & Location
This Oakland, CA home is a 1200 square foot 3 bedroom two-story townhouse decorated in a contemporary style with original art in every room. The large master bedroom and bathroom will be available to you (the other two bedrooms are devoted to a housemate who will not be home). You'll have use of the entire first floor including the newly remodeled kitchen and all the condiments and kitchen equipment you need to make great meals. The cats have their own guest bathroom downstairs.
Oakland's LEONA HEIGHTS neighborhood is a culturally diverse middle class urban neighborhood near Mills College, right above the 580 Freeway, adjacent to the LAUREL DISTRICT. At any moment in the day you may hear the sound of children at a school playground, birds chirping or a car whizzing by playing music....
FOOD in the Laurel District Don't miss breakfast cinnamon rolls, waffles and fried chicken at 'Sequoia Diner'. 'Fist of Flour Doughjo' has delectable pizzas and 'Degrees Plato' has great beers on tap and tasty Mexican food. Hang out on your laptop at the 'World Grounds Cafe' with strong coffee and locally made pastries. Visit our local Cambodian restaurant or 'Communite Table' for gourmet dinner and hearty soups.
EXERCISE Take a class at 'Powerline Pilates' or 'Anasa Yoga' to center or challenge yourself. Swim at the outdoor Mills College pool, 5 mins walking distance! The campus is a beautiful place to walk or run. Redwood Regional Park and Joaquin Miller Park are a 7 mins drive away for great hikes.
The house is located less than two blocks from the 580 freeway (and 5 mins walk to a bus stop) so its easy to get to fun areas like Lake Merritt, Rockridge, Berkeley and San Francisco.You can walk to the close by Laurel district stores in around 12-14 minutes. If it's very late at night, as in most urban areas, I don't walk home but use a ride app like Lyft or Uber.
BART TRAIN Fruitvale station is the closest BART station 3 miles away but I prefer to use Rockridge and MacArthur BARTS as they are in better areas (7 mins away using your car car or a ride app like Lyft).
DRIVING AND CYCLING It's easy to use the Uber or Lyft smart phone aps to get a ride from the house in 3-7 mins. There is free parking on my street. Use car shares like Getaround, Zip Car, Turo or Enterprise rental on Broadway in Oakland. There are also great ways to rent a bike at local shops including the Ford GoBike station.
AIRPORTS Oakland airport (OAK) is only 8 miles away (15-25 mins driving).
San Francisco is 20-70 mins away depending on traffic. San Francisco airport (SFO) is 26 miles away. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
1. CAT CARE: feeding them wet food, keeping dry food full, & the water bowls filled. Daily litter changes and cuddling with the cat Mr. Cuddles briefly at night and petting both daily for a few minutes.
2. HOUSE SITTING: Daily watering plants in small veggie garden in potted garden plans in the back of the house.