What am I looking for in a house sitter? Neat, mature, animal lover needed to sit for house, Looking for semi-long term to long term, a few months to a year. We are renting a spot where we work during the week but want someone to keep up our house and keep good care of our pets throughout each week while we are away at work. This could be a good opportunity for anyone who would like to get out of the hustle and bustle and move to a more relaxed region - get away from the traffic and madness, and enjoy beautiful scenery everyday.
What responsibilities will my house sitter have? The housesitter will be expected to perform whatever it takes to keep the house and property in good order Additionally, the sitter will be expected to love the pets, (cats and dogs). Up to this point, we have been returning to the house each weekend. Some weekends nothing will be expected and there will be time to visit nearby attractions.This should in most cases be known in advance, except in case of inclement weather. We try to grow a garden which will probably need watering during the week. A truck is provided for taking trash to the local dumpsters at which time the dogs expect to ride along.
What are the good features of my property and location? The house is made of logs. It has about 2000 square feet of decking around it. The great room has ceilings ~20+ feet high. The inside of the home is nearly all wood. The property is in the Shenandoah Valley with a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge mountains. There is a(loosely organized)neighbor hood watch program. The property is within 15 miles of Washington and Lee University, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, and about the same to Southern Virginia University, in Buena Vista, Virginia. It is also less than 20 miles to Mary Baldwin College, and Virginia School for the deaf and blind in Staunton, VA. Located 35 miles to Waynesboro, 55 miles to Charlottesville, ~60 miles to Roanoke.
This property is not in the city but is in a neighborhood with about 10 houses on 3 to 5 acres each. We have chihuahuas who love attention, a boxer who loves attention even more, and 3 cat. We will be in Culpeper but will return most weekends. There is a private area of the house that will be for the use of the housesitter(s Unless utilities become excessive, the owners will pay for the utilities.