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Listing #130227

Academic family of 4 seeks swap or housesitting in Northern California for late December-early January

We are traveling up the west coast of the U.S. in December 2019 and are looking to stay 7-12 days in northern California. We have a very nice 3-bedroom home in Madeira, Portugal (Listing nÂș130144) that is available for a swap from 13 December. If a swap isn't possible, we hope to find a housesitting opportunity, or something very modestly priced. We are flexible about location, but we would prefer a house in or around one of the following locations: Gilroy | Morgan Hill | San Francisco | Oakland | Berkeley | Napa | Sonoma.

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Accommodations suited for
4 people
Property Type
Any Type

Availability (Month/Day/Year)

Available from Monday, December 23, 2019 until Saturday, January 4, 2020
Flexible With Dates

Sabbatical Destination:

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

Postal Code
State or Province
United States of America

Rental Price:

Rent Open To Offer


  • 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


Perform housesitting duties?

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

About Member:

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I am an Assistant Professor in Exact Sciences & Engineering at the University of Madeira, and my husband and I are both Research Fellows at the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute. I am also a Pronunciation Editor for the Oxford English Dictionary Online. We have been in Portugal since 2008 and were previously in Lisbon. I'm originally from the United States, and my husband is from Canada. We have two lovely creative children, both edging into their teens. We travel Europe often and try to get back to the U.S. and Canada as often as possible. This summer (August 2019), we are hoping to arrange a swap; we’re currently very flexible on locations, but San Francisco | Berkeley | New York City | Brooklyn would be strong contenders.

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