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House Sitter Needed for Username: TravelingGirl   


Posted or Updated   Nov 29,2017

Washington, DC, West, Reston
Fairfax,Virginia United States

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Apr 1,2018
For 3 months | Medium Term

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I’m looking for a house/cat (2) sitter from approximately April 1 through June 30th, 2018 (dates are not set yet).  Rent is FREE; you pay for your utilities (gas, electric, water, cable/internet, trash and house cleaners) which average $465/month.  Have 3-level garage townhouse with LR, DR, fully equipped Kitchen, Sunroom, Rec Room, 2 bedrooms and 2 full/2 half baths, deck and patio.  Amenities include central A/C, gas grill on deck, deck furniture/umbrella, 2 TVs/DVDs/stereo, Wi-Fi, HP printer, Bose ipod docking station.  You have your choice of guest room with hall bath or master bedroom with ensuite (spa tub, separate shower, dual sinks).  House is fully furnished with linens, towels, kitchen utensils, vacuum, iron/board, washer/dryer.  Updated kitchens & baths w/granite countertops, stainless steel appliances.  Comfortably furnished.  Townhouse is walking distance from grocery, liquor store, restaurants, Starbucks.  Town Center is 5 minute drive away with movie theater, restaurants, shops, summer concerts.  There is a plethora of walking paths throughout Reston and a neighborhood pool that will open Memorial Day.  Pool Pass is included & pool towels are provided.  Good bus service (bus stop is 25 yards away) to Town Center and Metro Silver Line which will take you to downtown DC; i.e., Georgetown (20 minutes), Metro Center (30 minutes), Pentagon/Crystal City (30 minutes), Old Town Alexandria (45 minutes).  Parking is available at the Metro stop.  Townhouse is a 10-minute drive/taxi from Washington Dulles airport.  Maps of Reston & DC along with DC tour book is provided along with info on bus & metro info.

Housecleaners come twice/month and are on a lock box system.  All you have to do is leave a check for them (which I will provide) on the kitchen counter in case you will not be home when they come.  They have cleaned for me for 17 years and are very trustworthy.

I will ask you to water the front and back yards periodically based on the weather.  I have two sprinklers which you would run for 30 minutes/session.

I will leave you with an initial supply of cat food & litter plus a loaded VISA card for additional food/litter and vet visits if necessary.  I’ll balance VISA against your receipts.  All you have to do is feed, scoop the poop, let them in & out, and give love and attention.  They are all current on all shots; will leave you with vet info in case of issues.  You must either have a car in case of vet visits or be willing to take a taxi which would be covered by the VISA.  Vet is ½ mile away.

Utilities are automatically paid from my account, so you will pay for 3 months x $465 up front with the housesitting agreement plus a refundable deposit of $1,000 to cover any breakage/missing items/damage.   I will reconcile your actual utilities w/the average & return any excess within 30 days along with the accounting.  I will also return your deposit within 30 days after determining that everything is in working order.

There are certain rules about noise (stereo), putting out the trash, parking, etc that apply to my neighborhood plus instructions that I provide with regard to my mail, cat feeding, dishwasher/laundry usage, etc that you will agree to abide by as part of the house sitting agreement.

You must be non-smoker/no drugs; no parties and no guests.  Need housesitting/cat care references. 

Couples and singles are welcome; no children and no pets of your own.

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