House Sitters America

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Gold (24mths)

I am happy to keep your property very clean, take care of house and garden plants, feed and care for pets. I am particularly interested in housesits in NYC, Berkshires, Tallahassee and Miami, Florida.

House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Alabama: Southeast, District of Columbia, Florida: North Central, Northeast, Northwest, Maine: Downeast Acadia, Mid-coast, Southcoast, Sunrise Coast, Massachusetts: Berkshires, Eastern (Norfolk, Suffolk), Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket Island, New York: Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, New York City/Long Island, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 1Apr-15Jun | 3Aug-24Aug
  • On a house-sit right now

Attentive to Details

Resource Development Professional

*Covid vaccinated and boosted
* Enjoy the company of pets
* Non-smoker
* Professional woman with plenty of experience caring for homes and pets as a sitter and as a home and pet owner.
* Served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica where I worked with farmers to help protect and conserve habitat for endangered wildlife.
* Currently work remotely for an international humanitarian organization.
* Energetic, very organized and orderly individual. I keep a very clean house and garden.
*Owner of a vacation rental beach house, so I understand the importance of respecting and caring for someone else's property.
* Avid gardener who is willing to care for your indoor and outdoor plants.
* Quiet and peaceful but not a wallflower
* Fluent Spanish and some French
* Valid driver's license with great driving record
* Particularly interested in NYC, Berkshires, Tallahassee and Miami, but I will consider other areas as well if my schedule allows.

Reviews (8)
Sylvia was excellent! Communicated well right off the bat - sent lots of Reggie photos and left my apartment in spotless condition. I felt my apartment and my cat were in great hands. Would definitely have Sylvia house sit again!
DANA ( New York, Dec 2023 - 1 week)
Having Sylvia at our house gave us so much peace of mind. Gizmo was well taken care of and the house was left clean. Sylvia was very responsive anytime we checked in and she sent us pictures of Gizmo too. I would definitely recommend Sylvia to anyone considering her.
SUZANNE ( Florida, Jul 2023 - 3 weeks)
I highly recommend Sylvia as the perfect person to leave your home and pet with under her care. She kept me posted so I had no concerns at all while I was gone. She might be a cat whisperer because my cat - who can be a little standoffish with some- took to her immediately and was so comfortable while I was gone. Sylvia left my home spotless and everything - plants included - well cared for. Besides that even gave me contacts she had in my country of destination. I feel grateful that I had the ... MORE
CELIA ( Massachusetts, Jan 2023 - 3 weeks)
Sylvia was very professional and caring. She not only took excellent care of our dog, but also, the home was impeccably clean when we returned. Our dog was well walked, groomed and seemed very happy. Our dog requires two insulin shots daily, which she had no problem administering. Sylvia is very well travelled and has a wealth of knowledge and experience on many topics. I enjoyed the great conversation for the short time we did spend together.
ROHAN (New York New York, Dec 2022 - 16 days)
Sylvia stayed in my house while I traveled for a week and She took such good are of my 3 cats and my house that I would welcome her to come back anytime. She was very communicative, considerate, flexible, and a complete delight to work with. She was also very tidy, she actually cleaned my house and most importantly, my kitties were very happy. Thank you Sylvia!
JULIA ( New York, Jan 2022 - 1 week)
Thank you, Julia. The kitties were a complete delight, so it was a pleasure to care for them.
Sylvia stayed at my apartment for several weeks and I was so happy that she did! I returned home from a long day of travel to a clean home and happy cats. She was easy to communicate with, sent funny updates, and was easy going. She even looked after my plants when I failed to give her any notes! I'd be happy to have her back again in the future.
JASON ( New York, Dec 2021 - 3 weeks)
Syliva was wonderful! She immediately gave us peace of mind while leaving our kitty and home for a week. She was very communicative and sent regular updates and pictures. She bonded with our kitty right away. She is very clean and organized, and we returned to a home that was better than we left it!
NINA ( New York, Nov 2021 - 9 days)
Sylvia was a wonderful and caring cat/house sitter. Our minds were at ease while we were away, knowing that she was there to care for our 4 cats and look after the house and plants. She sent us regular updates and photos of the kitties. When we returned everyone was happy and healthy, and the house was in immaculate. Thank you Sylvia!
JILL ( New York, Jun 2021 - 4 days)
Thank you for your complimentary review. It was a pleasure to care for the kitties and to stay at your lovely home and picturesque town.
Garden Maintenance

Green garden!

Make sure the garden & the potted plants are thriving when you return home. A house sitter will do this for you.

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