We are animal and nature lovers who are looking for the right individual or couple to take care of our animals and property and give lots of TLC. Our best experriences have been with applicants who are amazing with our animals, love our property and are happy to have a team spirit with us even when we are not home.We do make sure our home is clean and comfortable for your arrival. Our horses are our main critters right now and they are very smart and very friendly. They love getting fed their morning mash and supplements (especially when we hold the dish and talk to them while they eat.)
The horses get mash and hay twice a day . My husband and I generally clean stalls in the am and feed (these activities take us max 45 minutes) In the evening, the schedule is the same including checking their water ouside and in their stalls. We check their feet and groom them 2-3 times a week. Otherwise they are happy to hang out in the pasture, their paddocks or the arena depending on the season.
We have used Housecarers for going on ten years with great results and have made some good friends along the way. We are looking for a couple or an individual who has worked with horses and has knowledge regarding horsecare. Please know we cannot accept anyone who has not had this experience.
We do ask for help mowing some lawn areas on the property, (we have a Toro no turn mower) The yard does
get watered and as leaves fall in late October we ask for
help raking them up.
Winter-wise , there is a pool which is covered and needs
to be checked often during cold weather and during rain.
We have a pump which is easy work to place on the cover so it can pump the water off.
You will find our home comfortable and inviting and the surrounding property is a lovely and tranquil enviornment.In exchange for our home and utilities we hope to find sitters who are interested in a trade with us so everyone is happy about the Sit.
We do stay for usually 3 days initially to help our sitters become accustomed to our horses and the work on the property. That way we can help explain any yardwork that might need tending to in our absence as well as the Horses' schedule.
We do maintain a smoke free home so we cannot accept any applicants who smoke or vape .
Our home is large and the Guest room and adjacent Bath is on the first floor along with the kitchen , living room, family and dining room. The upper floor is private and not available for sitters . The lower floor is roomy at 2200 Sq. Ft.
The owners usually will return halfway through the sit for some days, and in the past the sitters have opted to stay or take some time off. This schedule has worked well in the past.
Location is near ocean and Mountains and near Discovery Bay , Washington. Location close to town .
You should have a car to take this sit.
Please know we cannot accept sitters with dogs or cats or other animals. .Also, unfortunately our home is not for families, only for a couple or an individual.
Thank you for viewing our listing, we look forward to hearing from you.