We live in a small (5,500+) beach front town. We are 1 hr 15 mins to New Orleans and the same to Mobile, perfect for watching Mardi Gras parades, plus the ones here on the coast. Our house is on a quiet street about 1,000' to HWY 90 and the beaches of the MS sound and within less than 1/2 mile walk to downtown and our great coffee shop cum book store, restaurants and shops. We have 2 bedrooms baths. We have 1 inside/outside cat, Ms Kat, 14 years old (a rescued cat from Hurricane Katrina, ergo, the name). We are avid birdwatchers and have various feeders that need to be brought in at night (raccoons) and put out in the morning. We have an irrigation system for most of the plants with the exception of 3 on the patio and 2 in the front where the sprinkler system doesn't reach. We have NO grass so no mowing. We have an outside fountain which will need to be cleaned every 2-3 weeks depending on what's falling from the trees, and we will clean it before we leave. We also have an inside water fountain for Kat that needs to be cleaned and filter replaced about every 2-3 weeks (I'd clean it before you come.) I have a cleaning lady who comes in once a week and a yard lady. also once a week. No smoking inside the house. . We have wifi, cable, 4 TV's, Sonos, washer/dryer, dishwasher. I can give you names of people who have cat sat for us from Housecarers/American House Sitters if you would like to check us out. We will be leaving early 11 February, so would need you to arrive NLT 9 or 10 February so we can show you the “ropes.” We will be returning the afternoon of 26 February, but you could leave anytime that day. Please let me know if you have any questions.