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Charming, sun-filled bungalow with deck in Oakland's Glenview neighborhood

Oakland, California, United States
Rates from USD $3500 | Monthly

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Available Dates:
From June 8, 2024 until August 24, 2024


About our home Our charming, cozy family home features a sun-filled, open floorplan with hardwood floors throughout. The open concept living/dining area is airy and super comfortable, with a giant sectional couch and TV, and also a great place to work. The primary bedroom is spacious and quiet, with French doors that also open directly onto the deck and garden. We have two children, so one of the rooms is a kids' room with bunk beds and lots of great books. We love to cook in the airy, well-stocked kitchen with granite counters, a Viking range, and updated appliances, and large French doors that open out to our gorgeous redwood deck with outdoor living room, 5-burner gas BBQ, and retractable awning. The spacious garden is our favorite place, with a large lawn, climbing roses, a giant Japanese maple and mature trees providing lots of privacy and a blissful outdoor shower. Plants include a seasonal kitchen herb garden, Northern Brewer hops, Concord grapes and mature fruit trees including Fuji apple and a year-round Meyer lemon, among others. Gigabit fiber connection and an Orbi mesh WiFi network makes working from here easy. We have streaming services, but no cable TV. We're looking for someone to care for our home as they would their own. We want someone who will take advantage of the amazing place we live, and enjoy the Bay Area. Also, it's a historic house (1916!) and has some minor quirks so some comfort with that is ideal. Some garden watering would be helpful, along with taking care of our incredibly sweet and sociable older black kitty, Ines. We're willing to discuss the use of our low-mileage, excellent condition 2016 Mazda CX-9, if desired. Location The Glenview District is a perfect combination of quiet little streets and walkability to public transit, coffee, restaurants, and shops (we also have great neighbors!). Glenview village is steps away from our home, with destination restaurants Marzano and Bellanico, an awesome burger joint, Park Burger, run by a neighborhood family, Paulista, a Brazilian taproom, a well-stocked grocery store, and other local businesses. There's quick access to San Francisco with casual carpool and trans-Bay bus service at the end of the block. By car: We are less than 20 minutes to downtown SF at non-peak times, 5 minutes to Oakland's Grand Lake neighborhood and Lake Merritt, 10 mins to Uptown Oakland destinations like the Fox Theater, restaurants, and top cocktail spots, 10 minutes to beautiful redwood groves and hiking trails in the hills, and 15 mins to University of California, Berkeley campus.




1,200 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From June 8, 2024 until August 24, 2024

Minimum Stay

1 Week | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Come vacation, live, work in the beautiful Bay Area! Explore all the best of San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Marin – and the Napa and Sonoma wine country just 1.5 hrs drive away.


House in Oakland, California, United States

Closest University

University of California, Berkeley

Nearby Universities
Mills College | Merritt Community College | Laney College | The Regents of the University of California | Peralta Community College District | University of San Francisco | San Francisco State University | UC Hastings College of the Law | Stanford University | UCSF School of Medicine


Nearby Cities

Berkeley | Livermore | San Francisco | Palo Alto

Comments: Our home is a little oasis with large deck, fruit trees, and easily walkable to cafes and restaurants 2 blocks away. Close enough to the Lake Merritt attractions and shops, but just far enough away that you can still enjoy the quiet of a tight-knit neighborhood.

Explore the Area


  • Suburban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Woods
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $3500 Monthly | Negotiable

The cost of utilities can be discussed

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: Home office in finished basement. Solar panels, includes gigbit fiber optic wifi (mesh network), waste management. Does not include electricity/gas/water. Access to bikes, car negotiable.


The home is not suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

Ask about the availability of a car

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with my pet(s)

Our very sweet older cat, Ines, is everyone's favorite cat. She is friendly, gentle, and has a funny personality. She loves company and meeting new people. She needs to be fed 2x a day and some occasional topical medicine if needed.

I would like help with mail and deliveries

Bring in the mail and let us know if anything important comes through.

I would like help with plants or garden

Watering of pots around the garden, mostly in the warmer months. Most is on automatic sprinklers.





High Speed Internet





Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking




Temperature Control












Comments: Charming, cozy home features sun-filled, open floorplan with granite kitchen counters and hardwood floors throughout. A partially finished basement includes a laundry room, workshop area, recreation room, queen bed, and home office space.


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