House Sitter Needed for WinteringGround

Posted or Updated   Feb 12,2014

Grass Valley, Sacramento, Grass Valley
California United States
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Jun 22,2014
For one month | Short Medium Term

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Are you a caring, country wise couple available for a one month summer house sit in northern California? We have a need for a very responsible, honest and caring couple between June 21-July 20, 2014.

We are in a wonderful "banana belt" region of the Sierra Foothills, situated 1/2 hour from Grass Valley, 2 hours from Lake Tahoe, about one and a half hours from Sacramento and 3 hours from San Francisco. We overlook a large 800 acre lake fed by the South Fork of the Yuba River and we can promise you beautiful views and gentle lake breezes. It can get hot here in July but we have a lovely swimming pool for cooling off. This location is especially inviting for people who like to hike the trails on the ranch or visit nearby lakes, rivers and Gold Country towns and museums. Our up to date, easy to care for home is on a 200 acre property of rolling hills, oaks and pines. The charming little Gold Country towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City are 1/2 hour away and Auburn and Placerville are another 1/2 hour to an hour beyond that. Most of our acreage is open country so there is very minimal yard work around the house but diligence in watering plants and garden is required. All the garden is on a sprinkler system and we have a weekly check up by our gardener for the heavier garden chores. We have had great experiences with house sitters in the past, each a little different. One couple liked to travel in their own motor home which they parked up at the barn, settled into their own space and just checked on our house during the day. In that case we paid them a small salary for the care taking and an hourly wage for the heavier work as needed.

Other couples have stayed in our home and enjoyed a very comfortable furnishings, an inviting courtyard, patios and a covered decks to enjoy the lake views. In this instance no salary is offered but a beautiful, very comfortable home is the reward. We are looking for a responsible, reliable, very caring married couple to take this position, especially a couple who loves country living. We are 20 minutes from the closest shopping center and at the end of a two mile dirt and gravel road. You don't see neighbors but a big plus of our country life is that we do have wonderful neighbors who are there if you need them. You'll be sure to see them every morning if you join the neighborhood walking group as our housesitters often do. Great fun!

We are looking for a couple with excellent references, recent house sit experience, who is comfortable with posting a security deposit (bond) which is fully refundable at the end of the stay.

We have internet access which has just been upgraded. You will need your own transportation.

We have a very large barn on the property but because we travel often since retirement we do not keep horses now. We do have a large, gentle but effective watch dog, two cats and five dearly loved pet chickens. Keep them healthy and happy for us and you get the eggs!

If all this interests you please let us know of your availability.

In addition to no smoking, no drugs,and no pets, a background/and or credit check may be required.Please respond with ready references.

If you like the location of our home, are comfortable with the stated requirements(security deposit required) and don't mind the proximity of rattlesnakes, coyotes and a possible mountain lion or bear please contact us.

We have met great, caring people through housecarers and we look forward to hearing from you.

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