House Sitters needed for 17 day trip 8/1/2024-8/17/2024 Skyforest, CA

House Sitter Needed for Username: rockingchair   


Posted or Updated: Mar 18,2024   Applications: 2

mountains, Lake Arrowhead, Mountain Resort Area, Skyforest
San Bernardino,California United States

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From: Aug 1,24  
To:      Aug 17,24
Days:  17, Short Term

We require house and dog sitters for a trip starting on Aug. 1, 2024 and ending on Aug. 17, 2024.  Cooler summer days at our large log home located at 5900 feet in the Southern California San Bernardino Mountains.  We need a reliable  mature couple to take care of our large log home and 2 dogs.  Due to the never ending covid pandemic we require that sitters have proof of the current vaccinations.  

We would like our sitters to come several days early to meet our 2 Aussies and go over the care of the house. Sitters are also welcome to stay a few days after we return.  Sitters will have their own large master bedroom with large adjoining bathroom with custom made furniture and use of almost the whole house.  We have three 4 wheel drive autos for the sitters to use if needed.  We have a house cleaner come every week, and dogs go to groomers every 6 weeks.  

We prefer to have a couple (2 adults) as sitters as previous experience has shown that walking, grooming, and otherwise dealing with our 2 dogs tends to be too much for a single person. Dogs will not need bathing unless something unusual happens but a little light brushing each day to remove leaves, pine needles, or cedar scales would be nice.  Dog groomers will wash dogs on grooming days. Our 2 Aussies (Laia and Hahn) are 10 years old.  The dogs generally have freedom to roam our 2 acre property and the surrounding old growth forest area during part of the day.  We have almost no auto traffic on our little road and our street is basically one lane dead end into the forest.  Some times we will put the dogs on the deck or into the run behind the house if there is more traffic on a weekend or Edison tree trimming is active.  North facing home surrounded by old forest means air conditioning is not required.  You may need to do some garden watering.  We potty walk the dogs around nine each evening before putting them into their sunroom with access to the dog run.   I usually walk them 7:30 am after I get up.  Dogs eat twice a day.  Dogs do have occasional close encounters with coyotes and other critters but we have never had any injuries or attacks in over 30 years.

My wife and I are retired teachers and we will need care for our home and dogs while we are gone. We have is a 4000 square foot log home on 2 acres of very quiet forest land near Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mts of Southern CA.  The house has a new generator runing off our gas line that comes on automatically if there is a power outage.  

Our non-smoking home is located in Skyforest in the San Bernardino Mountains at an elevation of almost 6000 ft. The home is very quiet and secluded but only a couple of minutes from the main highway (HWY 18), 10 minutes from the Lake Arrowhead Village Resort and shopping center, including a super market, All the possible kinds of stores one could need about a 35 minute drive down the mountain to the valley below and the freeways of Southern California. Our home has Spectrum cable WiFi and television reception.  We also have lots of DVDs and a piano if one knows how to play.  Nearest Airport is Ontario, CA.  We will be flying to and from Ontario airport for this trip so we would appreciate if sitters would take us to the airport and pick us up when we return.  If you drive your vehicle to our home there is room to park it.  If you are flying to Southern California we will either pick you up or arrange a ride from a nearby airport to our home.   If you are interested in this house sit please notify us so we can answer any questions you may have and talk over additional information about this house sit.  


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