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Posted or Updated   Feb 21,2019

Location
North Penticton, Penticton
Okanagan,British Columbia Canada

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Availability
Sep 12,2019
For 30-10-2019 | Medium Term

We live on a rural property, but still close to town in a large, eclectic home on .5 acres.  It is quite a soqphisticated home, but definitely not average! Not the place where you can move in and plan to put your feet up for your time there! But it is a rewarding place to live. We have found that couples years old have enjoyed staying in our home the most. We have also found from experience that we need a couple. We will not accept applications from single people.

The town has a population of around 34,000 with a lively arts scene, good hospital, and lots of recreational opportunities, including world class climbing! There is also a good network of support by treadesmen and friends available 

There is a long term year round tenant on the ground floor who works full-time.

We hope to continue to run the vacation unit on the ground floor, although there are no comfirmed bookings yet. If it rents, there would be cleaning after each stay, which takes hours,  We would continue to handle bookings and communicate with you. We pay $50 for each clean/check-in or more depending on circumstances.

Since the first dates we need a sitter for are from September through October, there will be little maintenance other than lawn mowing and general garden maintenance like watering areas without irrigation.

For the winter sit (mid December - mid March)  there will usually be snow clearing! We live at the uphill end of a fairly long driveway. It HAS to be shovelled or you will be trapped due to ice build up. We use wood heat, with a gas furnace back up. 


4 chickens will need feeding, letting out and closing up and eggs collected.

We are within fairly easy access of 4 ski hills - Big White, Mt Baldy and Silver Star are an hour+ away, Apex is about 45 minutes away. Apex offers downhill and cross-country.
Time would be available in the daytime for all kinds of pursuits - x-country or downhill skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking (bikes available for use),walking or ice fishing.

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