House and pet sitter needed for Victorian style home in the Santa Cruz mountains, about 12 minutes from the beach. The house is on 20 private acres, in a gated community in the Santa Cruz mountains, with private hiking and bike trails. Additionally on the property is a waterfall and redwoods munity has tennis court as well. The property also has a small orchard, with a garden and flowers. The hot tub in the back has a view of Monterey Bay. Bedrooms are upstairs. The town proper of Santa Cruz is only minutes away, with world-renowned beaches and surfing. No smoking or drugs. We'd like the house sitter to come the day before (the 11th) in order to get oriented, and it is possible to stay that night as well.
We have a large Macaw bird who needs attention and stimulation. You don't have to hold her, but she enjoys a good conversation.
We have a cat whose litter box must be changed daily. She doesn't make good eye contact, but still craves attention in an understated way.
We also have a small saltwater tank. The fish have to be fed daily, and the tank somewhat monitored, but overall it is low maintenance, especially for a saltwater tank.
Plants: Some watering and monitoring.