Non Smoking Empty Nester loves animals and travel. Happy to care for your home and pets.

Username MareaPoppins  

May 1,2021
Single female
7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

After my first housesit in the midwest, caring for two darling dogs, I left the U.S. in November of 2019 to embrace international housesitting full time. I started out with six back-to-back petsitting gigs in Costa Rica, caring for cats, dogs, and birds, providing the "pet parents" with daily or weekly updates, as desired.  Covid-19 lockdown hit the week after I arrived at a new gig in the San Jose area.  Borders closed, making it impossible for the homeowners to return from Florida for the foreseeable future.  They are grateful to know that their 2 dogs and 2 cats are being well loved and cared for in their absence.

As a photographer/writer, I can work from anywhere and still have plenty of time to nurture your babies and care for your home. All of my homeowners to date have enjoyed beautiful photographs of their pets as an added bonus.  

I owned my own home in Nebraska for 30 years, so I have experience with what it takes to keep things running smoothly. My own beloved pets are all gone, so I enjoy others' animals and shower them with affection.

Having grown up in Europe, I have experience with living in small spaces and I feel very comfortable offering to look after your place while you enjoy some time away.  

I speak fluent English and German, conversational French, and I am learning both Spanish and Italian.  I love to explore new areas and meet the local people wherever I go.  I feel very at ease communicating with people in different countries, even where my language skills are not perfect.

With me looking after your home, you can trust that your house, your pets, and your plants will be lovingly cared for.

References available upon request.

Contact House Sitter

Please click on the register button below to join free as a home owner, and receive your own confidential message system so you can contact MareaPoppins
identified only by your chosen username (login name).


Phone Contacts for MareaPoppins

Contact House Sitter

Please click on the register button below to join free as a home owner,
for access to House Sitters' contact phone numbers.


You have already saved this Housesit

Change Profile Picture

  • Login (top right of this page)
  • Select Functions then Upload Photos in the Left Menu
  • Select a photo from your computer with proportions to suit the frame on your profile. Hint: Rectangular photos with ratio approx: 3 wide: 2 high; will resize better than tall or skinny ones. We auto resize the profile photo to fit, but the top may be cut if it is a tall/ skinny photo.
  • If needed, Here is a free - easy to use resize site:
  • The profile Picture must be uploaded to position 1 /slot 1 of your gallery .
  • If the photo is not uploading it's file size may be too big for your internet connection. See Photo FAQ: How to reduce the file size
  • Increase your response with a photo. Homeowners like to see a face.

You must be a logged on Homeowner member to save Homeowner profiles

Do you want to store this profile
in Your Favorite House Sitters list?


Add Sitter to Favorite House Sitters

Please click on the Register button below to Register as a Home owner, for your own Home owner Portal, so you Add House Sitters like MareaPoppins to your Favorite House Sitters List