Pet/House Sitter for Christmas for our Two Cats in the Bay Area

House Sitter Needed for Username: thebeans   

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Posted or Updated: Dec 4,2023   Reviews (2)   Applications: 0

Location
San Mateo, Bay Area, San Mateo
San Mateo,California United States

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Availability
From: Dec 19,23  
To:      Dec 29,23
Days:  11, Short Term Approximate dates that are flexible!

Dates of Trips

December 19, 2023- December 29, 2023 (our flights are booked, we leave very early on the 19th and return early on the 29th). We would want to meet with you to give the keys before we departed so on the 18th potentially. If not a virtual tour is needed and we can leave the keys out for you when you arrive on the 19th. We can be flexible if you can't stay the whole time till the 29th.

We ask that you depart the house on the 29th before we arrive home in the morning. 

Perfect time to enjoy The Bay Area and SF. 

We are looking for…

-Either one person, a couple, or parents with older kids. No young kids as our cats have never been around kids before. You must disclose who all will be staying in the house and check with us first about guests. 

-Must be smoke free and drug free, alcohol is okay though.

-Someone(s) who are responsible and can provide references. We will be checking these!

-Someone(s) that loves cats and have looked after them before or owned one before. 

-For you to feed our cats wet food once a day, once when you wake up.

-Give our cats pets, love, and play with them.

-Send us updates/ pictures of the cats during your stay. We are looking for someone(s) who can be a good communicator during this visit. Every other day check in quick with a message, nothing huge just even a picture is good. 

-Change the cats water bowl every 3 days at least

-You will need to change the litter 1-2 times during your stay, we have a litter robot.

-Pick up our mail daily from the front of the house and take the garbage to the curb on Mondays

Who are the cats?

Jellybean (grey torbie) and Pinto Bean (orange tabby) or just “The beans” as we refer to them are 3 year old cats who are brother and sister littermates.  They are total fluff balls of personality and love. They are very playful and affectionate with each other and humans. Both cats are good with being picked up. They are indoor cats. Jellybean wants all the pets and stomach rubs and is constantly purring and barrel rolling on the floor to get your attention to give more love. Pinto is super affectionate and wants scratches and cuddles. If you are sitting on the couch, he wants to be on your lap getting pets. He also has lots of play energy. Jelly is more of an introvert and Pinto is more the extrovert. Both are the nosy neighbors of the street and want to see every bird and person out the windows.

All About our Home

-Two-bedroom two bathroom house. The second bedroom is a makeshift office and has a pull-out couch. You are welcome to sleep in our bedroom.

-All the wifi and tech needs are here for you! Wifi extends through the whole backyard and house. Perfect for sitting outside and doing any work from home.

-We have a litter robot automatic feeder for the cats to help make looking after easier! You would just need to give them some wet food once a day.

-We have way too many lawn games and board games plus 6+ streaming movie sites for your use.

-Our home does have indoor and outdoor cameras and we can turn the indoor ones off or on based on YOUR preference. We would leave the outdoor cameras on. We would leave one indoor camera on that is on the floor area facing the cat food left  (it only picks up the cats eating, and we can show you what the feed looks like so you feel more comfortable that it is not capturing an image of you).

-Total backyard oasis with hammock, mini orchard, BBQ, fire pit, foosball, workout area, dining set, conversation set, and umbrella. 

-San Mateo has very sunny and warm weather in the summer and fall, our backyard is protected from wind more which makes it even nicer to hangout in. In December it can be a bit cooler and some rain but still sun during the day time, just depends on the weather if its warmer or not. Think Fall coat in December. 

-We are located near the very cute downtown San Mateo are such short distances to all things San Francisco and Bay area.

-If you are coming with a camper or caravan please let us know the size as we have a narrow driveway and lower hanging wires so we need to make sure it would fit.

Our home is:

-a 10minute walk to the San Mateo Caltrain station (30-minute train ride into downtown San Francisco)

-a 10-minute car ride to SFO

-a 5-minute walk into downtown San Mateo (which has so many restaurants and a luxury movie theatre)

-a 20-minute walk to the bay (great windsurfer watching, fishing, walks)

-5-minute drive to a sandy beach at Coyote Point

-Lots of hiking opportunities in the bay area

-25-minute drive to  Half Moon Bay and it's amazing postcard worthy beaches 

Please see the gallery for photos of the house and our cats. 

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (2)

“ Top Notch Hosts ”

Sit Dates Nov-7-23 - Nov-15-23 Sitter , Member Since

Adam and Remy's place was like stepping into a fairy tale – seriously magical! The charm of their home went way beyond just being cozy. Tucked away in a peaceful neighborhood, their house had this fantastic garden and the most adorable backyard that just added that extra touch of enchantment to my stay.

What's even more awesome is that they thought of everything! My room, the kitchen, and even the bathroom were stocked with plenty of storage and drawers for all my stuff. It was like they knew exactly what a guest might need. Plus, they left me these super detailed notes about everything – from cool local spots to check out to the best places to grab a bite. It made exploring the area a breeze!

And let me tell you about Jelly and Pinto, their two adorable furballs! Taking care of these sibling cats was such a rewarding experience. It added this extra layer of joy to the whole visit. I mean, who wouldn't love being in a home filled with not just warmth and hospitality, but also these two charming feline friends?

All in all, my stay at Adam and Remy's was more than just a place to crash; it was an experience filled with thoughtfulness and genuine care. I left not just with happy memories but with a feeling of being part of their welcoming and magical world. If you ever get the chance, don't miss out on this enchanting haven!

“ Nice cozy house and Very Cute Cats!! ”

Sit Dates Sep-11-23 - Sep-15-23 Sitter PetComfort, Member Since May-9-22

It was a real pleasure house and cat sitting for Remy and Adam. Their house was nice, cozy, and in a very good Bay Area location. Their cats were furry and very cute. Remy and Adam were very nice in accomodating my schedule to fit with my other sits: me being able to arrive after they had already left, and to leave the day before they came back. They helped me with technical issues to be able to chromcast from my laptop to their TV. The cats were let me sleep all night without disturbance, and only jumped into bed at dawn, after I was already half awake. It was great starting my early days with one cat to pet in bed.

I highly recommend this house sit for anyone who wants to visit the Bay Area, or could use the Bay Area as a stopover location between their current location and another house sitting gig.

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