San Rafael home with rescue parakeet (never out of cage) and

San Rafael, CA, US
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My husband and I are retired (IT executive and elementary school teacher) and we like to travel. We usually take three to four trips a year ranging from one to four weeks. (pre-pandemic...) Update: we have had our first and second Pfizer

Home & location

We live in the Sun Valley area of San Rafael (15 miles north of San Francisco), two miles west of Highway 101. Our house in on a hillside.

  • House
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Mountains
  • City
  • Countryside
  • Sitters need a car


Banksy needs fresh water and food daily. He gets birdseed and fresh food (arugula at the present). His cage also is covered at night. We also have two outside bird feeders and two birdbaths which need maintaining. There are some indoor

Meet the pets

  • Zoe

    6 years

  • Banksy

    5 years

Sitter feedback (8)


Carol and Alan’s home is beautiful, clean, comfortable and in a quiet community. As hosts, these two make you feel part of the family right away! As sitter

Stayed · 14 Jun - 22 Jun 2021

I had a really lovely time looking after sweet Zöe and Banksy. Carol and Alan have a lovely home and are a such a delight as people. They were incredibly

Stayed · 11 Apr - 22 Apr 2021
Rick & Denise

Wonderful in every way! Communication with Carol & Alan was excellent both prior to and during the stay, and both went out of their way to ensure we were

Stayed · 12 Mar - 20 Mar 2021

I loved this housesit. The bird, Banksy, is very cute and I really enjoyed him. The house is very clean and spacious. Carol and her husband are very kind

Stayed · 12 Mar - 28 Mar 2020

My time at Carol's was perfect! Her house, which is hidden among the trees, is unique + clean + cozy + quiet. I loved every minute of my stay and didn't want

Stayed · 13 Feb - 17 Feb 2020

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