Category: Our House Sits

30 Days in the California Desert

Palm Desert That is! House sits are usually planned around firm dates; this one was scheduled to accommodate the due dates of two expected grandchildren. That meant the dates were open, and we agreed to be on call.

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House Sitting on Malibu Beach

We Did Good! There we were in an enormous three-story house on the beach! The weather was as gorgeous as the house and setting. What is there not to like about watching the sun rise and set over the ocean from a private balcony, walking on the beach and hitting the hot tub?  We were …

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The Invisible Cat – in Burbank, Ca

Everything is New – With only one house sit under our belt, we were on the steep part of the learning curve. Our second house sit brought a few firsts: the first face-to-face interview with a homeowner, our first signed house sitting contract, first overlap (by one day) first time arriving after the owner had departed, …

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Our First House Sit – Goleta, CA

How Exciting! We responded to a posting on one of the house sitting websites; spoke to the family by phone, and just like that we had our first house sit. We would be spending a week on the coast north of Los Angeles just passed Santa Barbara in Goleta.  We did not meet the homeowners, or …

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