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Filled: Housekeeper, Part-Time

Updated: Jun 30, 2022

Hiring: Housekeeper

Location: Rancho Santa Fe – 8,000 sq ft. home.

Salary: D.O.E.

Employment: W2

Hours: 9 am – 4 pm

Type: 4 days, 7 hours per day (5 days per week after renovation complete)

Accommodation: Live-out

Benefits: Health insurance, Vacation after 1 year of employment, Government Holidays, Sick Pay

Days: 4 days per week, plus 1 day per month at second residence in La Jolla


Handgraaf Estates is a privately held luxury company based in La Jolla, CA. that provides the highest level of Private Staffing and Estate Management. We tailor our service to the exact needs of every client and strive for nothing less but the highest level of service.



Lovely family in Rancho Santa Fe is looking for an experienced housekeeper for household cleaning duties and 1-2 days a month cleaning and organizing the family’s second home in La Jolla (condo). The ideal candidate has a great eye for detail, is discreet, has worked in high-end homes before and is pet (dog & cat) friendly.

Although the position starts out as part-time, it will turn into a 5 day a week role once renovation is complete. The family is looking for a candidate who can be flexible when needed, e.g. working extra hours as needed, during dinner parties, some holidays and special events


  • Discreet

  • Organized

  • Experience in cleaning luxury home; European-style cleaning

  • Experience in the care of fine furnishings, antiques, handmade rugs

  • General housekeeping

  • Understands clearly which cleaning products work and which ones are not appropriate

  • Actively observes and reports anything requiring immediate attention

  • Ensure all housekeeping storage areas are clean and organized and shelves are clearly labelled

  • Ensure all cleaning equipment & housekeeping tools are maintained and in good working order

  • Maintain cleaning supply inventory

  • Physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, kneel, squat, crouch, bend

  • Able to stand for long periods of time

  • Maintain a professional appearance.


  • Home is currently undergoing renovation - keep the areas not under renovation dust-free, as much as possible

  • Make beds daily

  • Wash and dry dirty dishes, empty dishwasher and put all away in accurate locations

  • Laundry and ironing - perform and manage laundry needs

  • Care for aging cat

  • Gather, empty and clean trash bins daily

  • Clean furniture and fixtures as directed while using only approved products

  • Wash, dust, polish, vacuum and sweep assigned areas

  • Polish fittings and fixtures, clean mirrors

  • Assist with food preparation if needed - wash and chop vegetables, fruits

  • Clean outdoor furniture


  • Minimum of 10 years of related professional experience working in a high-level private home

  • Must be Fluent in English with exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Must agree to and pass a thorough background and reference check

  • Must be legally able to work in the United States

  • Very strict rule - no working while sick from any illness

  • Vaccines not required


Principal’s First

Ability to stay focused on meeting and exceeding the Principals needs

● Learn from mistakes

Able to admit mistakes upfront and seeks the truth. Learns and grows from mistakes. Makes thoughtful choices and provides solutions to avoid future mistakes.

● Conscientious

Finishes duties mindfully, effectively and promptly.

● Dedication

Shows a deep commitment to the role and people.

● Accountable

Takes ownership of tasks and time for due diligence.

● Independent

Thinks, acts and finds solutions independently.

● Resilience

Does not complain or shy away from assigned work. Confronts difficulties with a positive outlook.

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