Our 800sqft apartment has one bedroom, one guest room (with two mattresses), an office (with a computer we will be leaving) with internet, a living/dining room with cable TV, small kitchen with everything you need (except maybe a dishwasher), a bathroom with shower and separate bathtub, a balcony for eating meals outside, and a very small garden, but large enough to spread out a blanket and relax or have a "picnic."
We live directly next to a movie rental store (all German DVDs of American movies can be set to play in English) and across from a fitness studio (10 euros per visit without a membership). You can also use our bikes, and in just 5 minutes are in the midst of fields and hills.
Our apartment is only a 15 minute walk or 5 min bus-ride from the old city of Tübingen, built before the 13th century and left completely intact during WWII. It is a lively university town with many small pubs, restaurants (ethnic and German), and boutiques, but also has its own castle and you can go on paddle boats or gondolas on the Neckar River. You can take short day trips to Stuttgart (45 min car drive), castle Hohenzollern (30 min), or the famous Ulm cathedral (90 min). Less than a 3-hour car drive away you will also find Munich, the "Disney castle" Neuschwanstein, concentration camp Dachau, the Alps, Lake Constance, Basel (Switzerland), Strasbourg (France), Heidelberg, Mannheim, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and the "romantic road."
If you prefer not to drive anywhere, we are a 10-min bus ride away from the train station in Tübingen, and from there you can take the train to Stuttgart and anywhere your heart desires with a Eurorail pass or individual tickets.
My husband is German and a director of human resources at a church-affiliated organization which runs nursing homes, assisted living, and trains nurses for hospitals. I am a doctoral student in political science and teach English as a foreign language. My parents live in Illinois, and we would like to combine a visit with them with a vacation for the two of us in Wisconsin this summer. We have no pets of our own here in Germany (not really enough space) but would be more than happy to take care of yours (just no long-haired cats, as my very mild allergies then act up).
We both speak fluent English and German.