Looking for a loving catsitter for several weeks in July/August (dates TBD)
My name is Melanie, and I am a 39 year old female living in Amsterdam (Netherlands). I am a tech entrepreneur and and avid runner, and I am happily owned by my beautiful cat Raka. (An all-white European shorthair.) I'm on TrustedHousesitters for two reasons - 1) to find a pestsitter for Raka when I travel, and 2) to petsit other people's cats while I'm traveling.
Our Home & Location
I live near the IJburg neighborhood of Amsterdam, in a slightly hidden neighborhood called 'Overdiemen'. My house is on a tiny street, and it is VERY quiet/peaceful and in the middle of nature - but at the same time, if you want some excitement, it's a ~35 min bike ride to Amsterdam Central Station.
The house itself is a small free-standing home (55 m^2), with a kitchen, bathroom (with bathtub), living room, toilet, and loft for sleeping. The highlight is a beautiful back deck that looks over the water and provides a nice view of the Diemerzeedijk. Due to the location, the small house feels like a vacation home. Amenities such as WiFi, water, gas, electricity, etc.. are included....
Public transportation is available. With a 15-20 mins walk (or an 8 min bike ride), you have Tram 26 (25 min ride to Amsterdam CS) and buses 66/320/322/327 (to Bijlmer-Arena and Amsterdam Amstel). If you have a car, my place is PERFECT - there is free parking in front of the door, and I'm very close to the Diemerknoop exit of the A1. I am also happy to lend you my bicycle during your stay, since it remains the best way to get around Amsterdam. :-) + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
I have a beautiful all-white 2-year old cat named Raka, who needs love and attention. In general, she's fairly low-maintanence.. but you'll need to feed her wet food twice/day (morning/evening), keep her dry food and water topped up, keep her litter cleaned, and play with her 2 times/day (15 mins each). <3