We're looking for an experienced person or couple to stay in our Tucson home from late May 2021 to mid-October (we can flex a bit with the dates according to your needs). Duties are very light. This will be our third time working with Housecarers . NOTE: our home is actually quite beautiful but we have zero interior photos...I wanted to get this ad up quickly, so they are forthcoming shortly.
AMENITIES and NEIGHBORHOOD
Our home is in the quiet, sought-after, historic central Tucson neighborhood called Sam Hughes. We have high-speed internet, a gourmet kitchen, a split-king memory foam bed, and cable TV with premium channels. Sam Hughes is *the* friendliest neighborhood, almost like gong back in time 40 years, where neighbors know and look after each other, it's safe and fun to walk around by day and night (there are trees! and shade! and we're two blocks from Himmel Park), and many homes are on the historic register. We're a short drive to downtown and the University. Within walking distance are a few good restaurants (including Raiji Ramen, a nice gelato shop, and Graze Burgers), Walgreen's, Whole Foods, our lovely neighborhood market/deli/coffee/wine shop (currently under renovation but soon to re-open) and The Loft (the best independent film house in the Southwest, in our opinion).
If you know Tucson, you know we're the classic Sonoran desert--the world's most beautiful--with saguaros, palo verde and mesquite trees everywhere, and more green than you might expect. Tucson is a biking and hiking mecca. The Loop is a paved biking/walking path that circumnavigates the entire city and is great way to get some quick exercise. If you're a hiker, you'll love the dozens of trailheads found just outside the city in all directions. In summer, your best options are to exercise in the mornings, or to drive up Mt. Lemmon minutes, depending) to find spruce and aspen forest at the highest elevations, with many other trailheads along the way. If you're a road cyclist, challenges range from 30+ miles of paved pathway around the greater Tucson area to the rolling terrain of Saguaro National Park to the 7,000-foot ascent of Mt. Lemmon.
There's also Sabino Canyon National Recreation Area; The Pima Air & Space Museum; The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum; and lots more.
Your only responsibilities are looking after our low-maintenance landscaping and its automatic irrigation system, coordinating any repairs that may come up, and keeping the house clean. We'll be at our summer place on the Oregon Coast and reachable day and night.
Our neighbors are quiet and friendly, and always there for you if you need anything.
A little about us: Michael is a retired health care executive, while Rici is retired from her practice in a specialized field of conservation communications. We welcome housesitters of all backgrounds, faiths, non-faiths, genders, non-genders, and countries of origin. ;-)
We're happy to answer your questions, and looking forward to hearing from you.