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House Sitter Needed for Username: YourPerfectHomestay   


Posted or Updated: Feb 2,2024   Reviews (2)   Applications: 2

Scotts Valley, Mountains, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz,California United States

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From: Apr 16,24  
To:      May 2,24
Days:  17, Short Term

Non-smoking, mature, experienced, responsible sitter wanted to care for one healthy cat and some plants for 3 weeks. 

Ginger is shy and independent, but will warm up to you once you gain her trust. She is healthy and takes no medication. 

We live in an upscale over-55 community park (our 5 year old, 3bed/2bath home is 1352SF, has 9 ft. ceilings, granite counters,etc.) that features a pool, lovely lakes and walking paths with mature landscaping.

Lots of restaurants, grocery stores, movie theater, brewery, coffee houses, Saturday Farmers Market, library, and more within easy walking distance!

The home is neat/clean, smoke-free and comfortable with a back deck, side patio, gas grill and private hot tub.  The area is safe and very quiet.

The home features a gas stove, microwave, 42" flat screen with Roku, Netflix, Paramount Plus, HBO Max, Hulu and AMZ Prime streaming.  Our internet speeds are top tier.

The guest room has a super comfy Queen bed with Pottery Barn bedding and high thread-count sheets. The closet and nightstand have plenty of space for your clothes/luggage.

Our community is just a mile off Hwy. 17--close to redwoods and the beach!

It's a 7 minute drive to the charming mountain community of Felton (health food store, coffee house, bakery, shops, microbrewery, pizza, etc.), a 10-15 minute drive to Santa Cruz (plenty to explore!) and 20 minutes to Los Gatos (terrific strolling, fine dining, shopping).  It's an hour's drive to Monterey/Carmel.  

Nearby are Henry Cowell, Big Basin, Nisene Marks and Wilder Ranch State Parks -- all offer outstanding hiking trails. You may use our Park Pass!

Ideally we are looking for a sitter(s) who is 50+ years old....and LOVES cats.(-:

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (2)

“ Great location and friedlier neighbors. ”

Sit Dates Jan-5-24 - Jan-23-24 Sitter Luigi13, Member Since Dec-10-23

This was my first experience to do cat sitting and home. Michelle and Tom are a very friendly host, the place is cozy and the location very quite. I enjoyed this time of solitude and the chance to explore the neighborhood. I had a chance to visit the nearby city of Santa Cruz and the shorelines of California beaches, the town of Scotts Valley where I stayed is a small and spread out place with many local amenities close by, in January the weather was very warm and comfortable coming from northern Oregon. 

I like to repeat my experience given a change for further sits at this location, Ginger the cat would probably be even more acquainted when she sees me again. Many thanks to the host and their curtious hospitality it made me feel very welcome in their home. 

“ Wonderful experience! ”

Sit Dates Oct-15-23 - Nov-10-23 Sitter arivaca, Member Since Apr-30-10

My housesit with Michele and Thomas was wonderful on many levels. They both made me feel welcome, comfortable and knowledgeable about the area before they left. Their home is beautiful, well maintained and very clean, has a warm, comfortable ambience. Ginger their cat was a delight and good company. We shared many afternoons on the back deck together.

Within a close driving distance I could be in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel,  or the many ocean beaches and approx. an hour to San Francisco (beautiful drive along the Pacific Coast). Shopping was within a short walking distance. I highly recommend this house sit opportunity to all interested.

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