Update 3 October: I am currently scheduling videochats with potential sitters. If you are interested in this sit, please apply by 9 October. Thank you.
Welcome to the Washington DC area! (Actually Falls Church, VA, inside the DC beltway). I am looking for a house sitter for the Christmas, Hannukkah, and New Year holidays. I don't have any pets, so no pet sitting, and can't have a sitter bring pets. I would like a single person or couple to care for my home, take in the mail, water the plants, keep the large patio clean of leaves and snow, and keep things inside tidy. I prefer an experienced house sitter, and one who has been, or is currently, a Home Owner. I woud prefer that you stay in my home every night while I'm gone. That is easy because there is so much to do in the area, especially around the holidays!
I live in the village of Falls Church, VA, inside the DC beltway - best of both world, small town and city! I am a 5-minute walk from a Washington DC metro stop (Orange Line, WFC stop) which will take you to all the DC attractions. My home is walking distance to a grocery store, a pharmacy, Starbucks, and many restaurants - Indian, Thai, Italian, Barbecue, etc. A car is not necessary with Metro and buses, but there is free garage parking available if you drive. Wifi is available. My home is a condo/townhouse on 2 levels, and to get to the first level you walk up an outside flight of stairs to the front door, and to get to the guest room where you will sleep, another set of stairs, so there are lots of stairs! And there is a raised patio which wraps around the side of my home, and is 20' x 30' in the back. Upkeep will be required, which may include a bit of shoveling if there is snow - we never know if we will have snow in December and January!
When you respond, please indicate where you are currently located, and tell me a bit about yourself, your house sitting experience and why you'd like to come to the DC area for Christmas and New Years. And please have photos of you in your profile. Also, I like to connect with potential house sitters via video, so please let me know which you prefer, S k y p e, or Facebook video chat (it works great and we don't have to be Facebook friends to do a video chat). And given the world as it is today, and that honesty is a good policy... I will mention that I am a lifelong Democrat/Independent, and this house sit probably wouldn't be a good fot for a GOPer who would vote to re-elect him. I have had some great house sitters in the past and I hope the good fortune continues. Thank you most kindly!