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House Sitter Needed for Username: Tomatolady   


Posted or Updated: Jun 16,2023   Reviews (1)   Applications: 5

Western Slope, Cedaredge
Delta,Colorado United States

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From: Jul 23,23  
To:      Sep 30,23
Days:  70, Medium Long Term


We are looking for a house sitter from about July 23 - September 30 (dates somewhat flexible).

We are a retired couple, and travel a fair amount in our motorhome.  Our dogs travel with us, but there is a cat at home, as well as a fair amount of house plants that need watering.  The cat is very low-maintenance, and has an in/out door (no litter box to clean)..  He loves to be petted when people are around, but he's overall very self-sufficiient, so if you'd like to take short trips for a day or two to explore the area, all would be just fine. 

We live in a very small town on the Western Slope of Colorado called Cedaredge, which is about 15 miles northeast of Delta, CO, and about 50 miles southeast of Grand Junction.  We are located on the south side of the Grand Mesa, the largest flat-top mountain in the world.  The area is primarily an orchard area, and grows apples, peaches, apricots, cherries, plums, and grapes, many of which will be available during this trip.  Our property is only about 3 acres, but the area in general is absolutely loaded with large orchards.  We also have a small pond/water feature with fish and plants, but it should require very little attention during this stay, other than feeding the fish every day or so, and making sure the water level is maintained. We will also probably need some management of our irrigation system, which requires some physical exertion, but it is usually infrequently needed, and more tedious than difficult.  

Our house is a modest 1940s farmhouse that we bought and renovated several years ago, and is situated just north of Cedaredge, with spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains and the Uncompaghre Plateau.  Outdoor opportunities abound in the area, with great fishing, hiking, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, camping, etc.

If you are interested in spending a little time in western Colorado this summer and early fall, we'd love to hear from you.  Our dates are a little flexible, so please let us know your schedule if you're interested.  We'd need to leave by the 24-25th or so of July, and anticipate being back in late September.

Thanks so much for reviewing our post.  We've used a Housecarers  housesitter many times now, and our experiences have been absolutely wonderful for both us and the housesitters.

We will provide pictures to interested candidates. We look forward to hearing from any interested sitters.  Thank you.

A & K  

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Friendly, easy-going hosts and the most-lovable Tabby ”

Sit Dates Mar-24-22 - May-3-22 Sitter water_n_surf, Member Since Aug-6-13

I enjoyed housesitting for about 5 weeks for Kathi and Anthony on their property at the base of the Grand Mesa. Kathi and Anthony were generous, easy to stay in touch with, and had a quick response to my questions.

It’s a really safe, semi-rural area (but close to town) with friendly neighbors. Cross-country skiing was close, as well as biking out the door (if you love hills) and hiking of all kinds. Their wonderfully independent, yet cuddly cat, Diego, took the morning patrol with me around their 2 acres, and stretched out on my lap every evening. Spring in SW Colorado: variable weather and wind, lots of birds, and a pair of great horned owls nesting in the backyard. Who could ask for more? Highly recommended housesit! I’d love to return someday.

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