~16 days total, which includes your arrival at least one day before we leave (Nov 6), until we return on Nov 21, 2019.
Looking for a self-sufficient housesitter accustomed to a more rural environment and physically capable of accommodating our un-handicapped-friendly conditions. Our unique, private, mostly serene, acreage and ranchstyle home is located in the Southbay area of San Diego, ten minutes north of the border (passport required if you cross), ten min drive east of Imperial Beach, 15 min from the Silver Strand State beach and 20 min from the famous Coronado Island Hotel/Beach. It is less than a mile to access public transportation and a large shopping plaza which includes several eateries, 2 banks, a major pharmacy, a grocery store, WalMart, and Home Depot.
Responsibilities include: twice-a-day care & feeding of 3 cats (mostly outside); and twice a week replenishing of a feed container for approx 13 ringneck doves, gathering their eggs, & cleaning and replenishing their water source when needed.
Watering a couple days a week, which only entails being turned on and off for various areas of lawn and garden, and a few small areas that require watering with a hose for less than 15 min., and keeping the pool area neat and tidy, scooping leaves and debris from the pool and Jacuzzi and emptying the filter basket when necessary, and to monitor and mitigate any wind/storm damage (making sure gazebo walls are opened and tied, cushions are moved inside, etc.) dragging the occasional branch out of road or driveway, or pool clean up comes to mind. Your physical presence is required every night and morning to care for the cats.
Amenities include a Jacuzzi, an unheated Pool, Internet connection, Direct TV, hundreds of movie videos and CDs and access to everything San Diego has to offer.
Restrictions: NO additional animals or overnight guests. Smoking is only allowed outside. Our vehicles, wine cabinet & bar are off limits. We require a signed Rental agreement, and because we are on propane, a $200 utility deposit due to potential abuse of heating house or jacuzzi/pool. Refunded per stipulations in rental agreement (amount used in excess of previous year at same time, conditions, etc.).
This day and age, I suppposed I should also mention we do not have a garbage disposal or dishwasher.
Upon our return, we expect it to be as neat and tidy as when we left it.