Home for Rent or Home Exchange / House Swap or Home Sitting

Alameda California 94501 United States of America

Listing # 134702

Rates From USD 3400 Monthly
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Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2019

Charming 1912 Craftsman Cottage in the heart of the beautiful island community of Alameda.

1808 NASON – 2 Bedroom/2 Bath, plus bonus rooms, and 2 great bonus dogs!

Perfect for a family interested in good schools, parks, easy walking/biking to all Alameda amenities, close to public transportation, in a safe community. A comfortable and fully furnished home with a large back yard that is perfect for entertaining or privately hot tubbing underneath the canopy of the giant maple tree.

Available on January 1, 2020 with a minimum stay of 4 months/maximum 6 months. This home is located on a Cul de Sac that abuts a large park, is just a couple of blocks to shopping, entertainment, coffee shops, and more parks! It is an easy walk to the beach, or a short drive to Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Target, and the charming Park Street business district that provides a wide array of shopping and culinary experiences, as well as the Historic Alameda Theatre & Cineplex. A 2-minute walk gets you to many AC Transit bus lines including the “O” Bus to San Francisco, the #51 to Berkeley. The Ferry to San Francisco is just a short drive away.

This comfortable home has beautifully updated bathrooms, a renovated kitchen, master bedroom with a Queen size bed, a second bedroom/office with a comfortable fold out double bed. A small, light and airy bonus room has a piano and double bed. A full basement has an additional queen sized bed, an oversized couch, and ping pong table.

Ideal for non-smokers (including controlled substances). Home is not child proofed.

Must be dog lovers and willing to care for two, sweet medium/small-sized Pomeranians (20 lb and 11 lb) – which will make this offer more affordable for you. We are offering our home at this reduced price in exchange for this home sitting responsibility!

We have also listed this as a possible home exchange, although exchange is not our first option. If you are interested in this geographic area, please consider renting our home as an alternative if your plans for an exchange do not work out.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1200 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Wednesday, January 1, 2020 until Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Minimum Stay
4 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Flexible end date.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Alameda
Postal Code - State or Province 94501 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Alameda West End
Closest University University of California at Berkeley
University nearby Standford

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Rental Price:

USD 3400 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Short Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Hot Tub


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Look after Pets
  • Care for Plants

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We are newly retired and taking advantage of our good health and plan to travel. To paraphrase William Shakespeare from The Merry Wives of Windsor, “Better to be three hours too early, than a minute too late.” We have built a home that we would like to make available to a family or couple. It is conveniently located to UC Berkeley and perfect for the visiting academician. The home is warm, welcoming and while sitting in the hot tub under the glow of bistro lights or in the early morning light, the backyard feels like a resort retreat. We are blessed with having two really lovely families with children as neighbors on either side who will welcome you to the Alameda community. You MUST be dog lovers, however, because our home comes complete with two Pomeranians, Sophie and Teddy, for whose loving care we will discount the rent.

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