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House Sitter Needed for Username: HappyAlaska   


Posted or Updated: Sep 29,2022   Reviews (2)   Applications: 2

Helensburgh, Illawarra, Helensburgh
Illawarra,NSW Australia

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From: Jan 14,23  
To:      Jan 31,23
Days:  18, Short Term

I am looking for someone to care for my darling six-year-old cat and for my house and garden for the period stated. She needs regular food, occasional litter cleaning (only if the weather is too bad to go out), and plenty of cuddles. The small garden and lawn will need some watering.

My house is a modern three-bedroom duplex home in a quiet lane a few minutes' walk from the shops. Public transport is very easy: regular buses leaving from close by take five minutes to Helensburgh train station, offering a good service to all areas of Sydney (express to the CBD takes 51 minutes) or south to Wollongong (37 minutes) along the beautiful south coast scenic drive. 

Car travel from Helensburgh to Sutherland takes about 20 minutes, or 30 minutes to Miranda Fair, one of Sydney's largest shopping malls. Likewise, Wollongong has all the major city shopping malls and attractions. Lots of attractive eateries and cafes and Coles supermarket are minutes away on foot in our village, as well as specialty shops and local crafts. Symbio Wildlife Park Zoo is 3 minutes by car or a 2.1km walk.

Pretty southern beaches are a short drive or train trip to the south. Surrounded by bush, this lovely town has a friendly country atmosphere with all the benefits of services locally or close by. Helensburgh is rich in coal mining history, with delightful original miners' cottages still in use and beautifully restored.

For the period of the housesit, Sydney Festival 2023 will be in full swing, so if you're looking for somewhere close enough to commute to the Festival, Helensburgh is ideal.

So whether you want peace and quiet or want all the action close by, Helensburgh could suit you.

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (2)

“ Welcoming home owner ”

Sit Dates Jan-6-23 - Feb-1-23 Sitter KylieIsTravelling, Member Since Jul-19-13

Imelda was a welcoming home owner, showing me around the local area and providing tips and information on local eateries, places of interest and places to explore on my usual daily walk.

I felt very welcome by Imelda, and it was a pleasure to look after her home and her beautiful cat Tia whilst she was away.

“ What a Great Week! ”

Sit Dates May-12-21 - May-18-21 Sitter Novocastrian, Member Since Feb-25-12

HappyAlaska was a very gracious, generous host who invited us to stay with per prior to the housesit. Her home and sweet natured cat were very easy to care for, taking very little effort or time. Set in a friendly village with good public transport and a train station which allows exploration of the larger centres around. Recommend.

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