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Listing #143761

2 profs seeking house-sitting in Marin County or SF/Berkeley/North Bay Area

My husband & I are professors who just retired early to relocate to Marin Co., where I grew up. We are updating our home there and hoping to house-sit (or live-in pet-sit) in the area during the remodeling.
Our dates are flexible, extending over the summer (we arrive in early May, so could begin as early as May 10). We'll be with our quiet 19 year old, so need space for three. All three of us are responsible non-smokers who love animals. We've always had pets (cats, dogs & fish as adults and hamsters, rabbits, chickens, & a horse growing up). We are vaccinated, COVID-19 conscious, & will treat your home and pet with the care we give our own home/pet. (Note: We have a well-behaved 10 -year-old cat we'd like to have with us, though we may be able to house her with relatives during the house-sitting if having her with us is not possible).

More on us: I enjoy caring for plants and gardening (I worked part-time in plant stores while in college). My husband is great at addressing unexpected minor household glitches (though knows his limits/when to call a professional). We both enjoy travel, hiking, bicycling, and reading. We've had a lot of experience caring for friends' homes and pets and exchanging homes (& pet/plant care) via sabbaticalhomes.com. For more info about our professional lives, see our faculty web pages:
References available upon request.

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Last Updated: Saturday, April 3, 2021


Number of Bedrooms
2 3 4 5
Number of Bathrooms
1 2 3 4 5
Number of Offices
0 1 2

Accommodations suited for
3 people
Property Type
Any Type

Availability (Month/Day/Year)

Available from Saturday, May 15, 2021 onward
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Our dates are flexible and can be arranged to coincide with yours

Sabbatical Destination:

*Approximate location of destination is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.


State or Province
United States of America
Closest University
Dominican University of Marin
Universities Nearby
College of Marin, University of San Francisco, University of California Berkeley
Neighborhood Keywords
San Rafael, Mill Valley, Corte Madera, San Anselmo, Novoto

Rental Price:

Minimum Rent Fee
Maximum Rent Fee

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  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Info:

  • Furnished
  • On Campus
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Unfurnished
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • SemiFurnished
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Elevator
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Gym
  • Baby Furniture


Smoke Free
Pets Welcome

Perform housesitting duties?

  • Look after Pets
  • Care for Plants
  • Forward our Mail

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My husband and I are both tenured professors. We began listing and renting on sabbaticalhomes.com in 2005 and have enjoyed many wonderful home exchanges and rentals.

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