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Member Since 2022

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Independent Scholar or Retired Academic
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Independent Scholar or Retired Academic
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Conscientious Couple Looking for Stays in Oakland-Berkeley and Beyond

Tenant Looking for a Home in Berkeley, California, United States
Monthly Budget: Minimum USD $1500 | Maximum USD $4500

Looking for Private Space or Entire Home | Willing to Housesit
Tenant Timing: From September 15, 2024 until December 31, 2025

Description

We are a responsible, thoughtful couple looking especially for an exchange or rental that can take us to Berkeley or Oakland CA, to be near family, short or long-term. We are interested in exchanging or renting almost anywhere in the world as well. We have flexibility since we are primarily retired. One of us was the director of environmental nonprofits and the other continues to teach part time. Being home owners, we are knowledgeable and respectful of the care and time people put into their property. We live in Winnetka, Illinois, outside of Chicago near Northwestern University in Evanston, in a uniquely beautiful leafy green neighborhood, two blocks from Lake Michigan. We have lived in academic and diverse neighborhoods in Madison WI, Mill Valley CA, Minneapolis MN, and Chicago, and we've traveled widely and cared for places all over the US and other countries. We are quiet and tidy and will be writing, reading, hiking, exploring, meeting people, enjoying new surroundings, and being with family, wherever we are, We have successfully exchanged homes and have excellent reviews on Home Exchange and Airbnb. We're fully vaccinated with boosters and we'll keep up with all vaccines. We're perceptive, friendly, caring, trustworthy tenants, guests, and home exchangers.

Bedrooms
2

Bathrooms
2

Offices
0

Size
700 ft2

Suited For
2

Property Type
House, Apartment or Condo, Guest House

Tenant Timing

From September 15, 2024 until December 31, 2025

Estimated Duration

2 Months | My dates are flexible

Comments: We are flexible for short and long-term stays.

Desired Location

Berkeley, California, United States

Closest University

University of California, Berkeley

Nearby Cities

Kensington | Berkeley | Montclair | Piedmont | Oakland | Thousand Oaks | Mill Valley | San Rafael | Albany | Larkspur

Comments: We would be happiest to stay near Fairview Park, Upper Rockridge, Elmwood Park, Panoramic Hill, Piedmont, around the University, northwest and north Berkeley, Oakland or Berkeley Hills, many other surrounding neighborhoods..

Explore the Area

Surroundings

  • Near Park
  • Near Public Transportation

Tenant Budget and Terms

Minimum USD $1500 - Maximum USD $4500 Monthly

I am fine with utilities included or not included

I am fine with or without a cleaning service

Comments: We're especially careful and considerate and able to help maintain a property and care for a cat. As public service retirees, we seek a clean, pleasing place with a reasonable rent or exchange. We are excellent tenants.

Considerations

I prefer a home suitable for young kids

I prefer smoking not allowed in the home

I would like a car if possible

Comments: As we offer a car with our home, we would be happy to negotiate access to a car, if possible.

House Sitting

I am willing to housesit

Yes, I can help with pets

We are knowledgeable, fond cat owners and would consider caring for dogs and any other pets.

Yes, I can help with mail and deliveries

We're happy to take in or pick up mail and deliveries.

Yes, I can help with plants or garden

We are knowledgeable gardeners and will follow plant directions carefully.

Comments: We are responsible, exceptionally conscientious, clean and tidy tenants. As homeowners and travelers in several situations, we are respectful of property and knowledgeable about caring for homes. We would fulfill and go beyond all expectations.

Features

Interior

Furnished

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

Wi-Fi

Exterior

Garden

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Microwave

Refrigerator

Dishwasher

Washer

Dryer

Comments: We are flexible but desire a well-appointed place and would love an adjoining outdoor space, patio, or porch.

Tenant Details

Who's Coming?

Party of
2
2 Adults

Member Background

Languages

English

About Me

We're friendly, kind and conscientious travelers. We appreciate people, music, and art across cultures. We love to hike, bike, and explore. We have flexibility to travel since we're recently primarily retired. One of us was the director of environmental nonprofits and one continues to teach part time, respectful of the planet and always learning. We have extended family living in Chicago and in Oakland, California, and friends across countries. We're fully vaccinated with boosters and we'll keep up with all vaccines. We're careful, responsible home exchangers!

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Reviews

2
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Listing Owner

Member Since 2022

Trust Score (74)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic
Matched Member

Listing Owner

Member Since 2022

Trust Score (74)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic
Matched Member
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