My house is a private, peaceful home in a residential neighborhood in the East Bay. The house is surrounded on all sides by garden and, with a lot of glass, it feels retreat-like. My bedroom has a queen bed with a latex mattress, and a glass door opens out to a porch overlooking the back garden. Full kitchen and an office. My two cats will be here with you, and consideration on rent is given if you can feed them every day you are here (no litter box; they are indoor/outdoor).
The house really is charming, in an elegant-bohemian way. It's fenced in, but you don't see the fence, just the 360 degrees of garden, and feel the ambiance of quiet. Living room, dining room, kitchen, office, bedroom, covered porch, and two outdoor eating areas.
I'll be away; the house will be yours. There are two outdoor eating areas, front and back, and a nicely equipped kitchen. Wireless internet; no tv; a lot of books. A cat sitter will come in daily to feed and check in on the cats unless you prefer to feed them yourself (in exchange for consideration on the rent).
I'll be away while you're here, but available by phone. I'm happy to help you plan your trip in advance.
My house is just a few blocks from a huge tract of public land called Wildcat Canyon. You can hike from here straight into a trail system.