Pet/House Sitter for Christmas Holidays for our Two Cats in the Bay Area, Relax in our Outdoor Oasis!

House Sitter Needed for Username: thebeans   


Posted or Updated: Jun 24,2022   Applications: 2

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

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From: Dec 21,22  
To:      Dec 28,22
Days:  8, Short Term Tentative dates, we are flexible

Dates of Trips

December 21-December 28, 2022

We can be flexible on the start and end date so it also works for your schedule. 

We are looking for…

-Either one person or a couple. 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.

-Ideally just need to use our bedroom vs having to do the pull out couch (just a bit more tricky with the cats and the pullout) but if this is your situation please let us know that you need it during your stay and we can give clear instructions for how to use.

-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 twice a day, once when you wake up and once when you go to bed

-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.

-We would love if you could water our potted garden area a couple of time during your stay

-Pick up our mail daily from the front of the house and take the garbage to the curb once a week

Who are the cats?

Jellybean (grey torbie) and Pinto Bean (orange tabby) or just “The beans” as we refer to them are 2.5 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.

-Even though it is the holiday season our cats have not mastered the Christmas tree so we probably are not putting one out and would prefer if you did want one that it was in the backyard. We can discuss this more if this is something you really wanted in the house. Let us know your holiday needs so we can make it feel homey and special for you yet still keep it cat safe.

-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 twice 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 like the camera facing the cat food left on (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, mini pool (season-specific), dining set, conversation set, and umbrella.

-San Mateo has very sunny and warm weather, out backyard is protected from wind which makes it even nicer to hangout in even into the winter months.

-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. 

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