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Posted or Updated: Apr 24,2024   Reviews (1)   Applications: 0

Northwest, Tucson, Tucson
USA,Arizona United States

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From: Aug 8,24  
To:      Aug 24,24
Days:  17, Short Term


     We live in a very comfortable two bedroom home with a study and two baths. ( There is a queen Tempurpedic in the  room you will have.) Our house faces an arroyo with lots of trees, wildlife, and hawks, so it is a peaceful setting. The outdoor "living room" and dining area face the protected-by-law wildlife corridor (You can see everything in the corridor — javelina, bobcats, coyotes —, but you're protected by a wrought iron fence.) which makes the covered terrace a pleasant spot year-round. The community pool and spa are located a short walk up the street.

     Since you will be here during the monsoon or rainy season, you will witness dramatic thunderstorms that occasionally arrive in the late afternoon for an hour or so. Though the showers are brief, they do a lovely job of moderating our climate, and it's not unusual for the mercury to drop ten or twenty degrees after a storm.

     Our setting is bucolic, yet we are only a mile or so from every shop, bank, market, exercise facility, hiking trail and restaurant imaginable. You will need a car but we are only three miles from the interstate which can take you downtown in fifteen minutes or to Mexico in an hour.

     Since Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon, Kartchner Caverns, Tombstone, Canyon de Chelly and Sedona, you may want to visit these places after your stay in Tucson. Tucson itself is a UNESCO World Heritage City of Gastronomy, the only one in the United States!

     Our indoor-only cat, Merlin, four years old, loves to sit on your lap or look for bugs. He is very easy to care for as long as you're willing to play with him for a few minutes each day. Cooper, our ten-year-old Cairn terrier mix, is a delight who will dance for you, especially when you take him for a nightly walk around the block.

     We are looking for a mature, Covid vaccinated and boosted pet-sitter with sterling  references who truly loves animals. It is also important to us that our house be well-cared for; we don't expect you to do spring cleaning while you're here, but it would be nice if the house were as clean when we return as it is when we leave.

     Thank you for considering us. We live in the most biologically diverse desert in the world. There's truly no other place like it on Earth! So, if this sounds like an ideal vacation spot to you, or if you're thinking of retiring to Tucson and want to "try it on," and you love animals, please let us know.

PS We travel frequently and, if you enjoy our pets this summer, you may want to sit for us again in the winter for a month or so.

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Excellent Hosts, Wonderful Pets! ”

Sit Dates Nov-2-22 - Dec-4-22 Sitter 2goodsitters, Member Since May-28-18

Dru and Dave are excellent hosts!  They were warm and welcoming and thought of everything to make us feel comfortable, well above the basics.  Communication during the entire process was great and all the information we needed was provided in a very helpful “House Book.”  Their home is lovely and the neighborhood is great, located in a perfect place to explore the area.  The backyard patio is a beautiful space to relax amid the well-tended garden.  Best of all, their dog and cat are a joy to care for.  They are both very sweet, easy and fun, with wonderful personalities.  We thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience and can't say enough good things about it.

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