Pussycats in Paradise

San Diego, CA, US
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I'm a semi-retired writer (www.lindsyvangelder.com), originally from New York. Pretty much a crazy cat lady. I've lived in San Diego since 2012 and love it, but I also travel a lot.

Home & location

Large apartment in ultra-walkable San Diego neighborhood (Hillcrest) near Balboa Park. There's a terrace for lounging, and the apartment complex has a small gym, pool and hot tub. Restaurants, multiplex art film theater, Whole Foods, and

  • Apartment
  • Disabled access
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Beach
  • Mountains
  • City
  • Countryside


There are two cats, Jean-Philippe (called Phil) and Tufa. They eat twice a day, and Phil is on a diet, so (a) some of his food has to be weighed for calorie count, and (b) some vigilance is required, so he doesn't eat Tufa's food. (She eats

Meet the pets

  • Phil

    Rescue Cat

    11 years

  • Tufa

    Rescue Cat

    11 years

Sitter feedback (5)


This was our second house sit for Lindsy and her sweet kitties Phil and Tufa! (checkout our first review for details!). The sit was as wonderful as ever and

Stayed · 15 Apr - 23 Apr 2021

We did meet Lindsy during a strange time social distancing which made for an awkward initial walkthrough and handover due to safety. Lindsy is very thorough

Stayed · 26 Apr - 18 May 2020

We had a wonderful time house sitting for Lindsy! She’s very friendly and warm, and was very appreciative that we were able to house sit for her. She

Stayed · 13 Mar - 22 Mar 2020

It was a pleasure looking after Tufa and Phil and staying at Lindsy's house in San Diego. The location is great for walking around and is close to the park

Stayed · 17 May - 19 Jun 2019

Lindsy's home in Hillcrest has a fantastic location and is surrounded by restaurants and all the shops you need. Balboa Park is a block away, and the bus is

Stayed · 27 Mar - 04 Apr 2019

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