Our home is based in Lille, a beautiful city in France just one hour from Paris, and 45 minutes from Brussels by train. Lille is a lovely city with many shops and restaurants, bars, museums, parks, and local markets. It is a lively and friendly city with lots to do during the day and into the night. Our apartment is based in Centre-Lille, a two-minute walk from the Musee des beaux-arts and the metro station. It is also a 10-minute walk to Vieux Lille (Old Lille), which is very picturesque.
Our apartment is on a quiet street in a safe neighborhood. We are on the first floor (one floor above street level). Our apartment is large and spacious, with a fully equipped kitchen and two bathrooms. It has one master bedroom and one guest bedroom. It is very clean, open concept and French in style. Large floor to ceiling windows bring in natural light throughout the day, and a private courtyard in the back adds to it's charm. It is a beautiful apartment to enjoy dinners, watch movies, or to come back to after a day of shopping. It is very central and close to the metro station, grocery stores, restaurants and attractions.
We are looking for a house sitter from August 9-15 as we venture on a trip. We are interested in finding house sitters who can take care of our dog during this time to walk her 4 times a day and feed her twice a day. Penny doesn’t require long walks – 15-20 minutes per walk a day is enough, but she is very happy to go for longer if you like.
Our dog, Penny, is lovely! She is a greyhound rescue. Her nature is very calm, sweet and gentle. She is extremely easy to walk - never pulls on her leash, and is friendly to other dogs. Penny loves treats and tummy rubs. Some would assume that because she is a greyhound that she needs to run, but actually greyhounds are very lazy! Penny sleeps most of the day, but is happy to wake up to be walked. She is very calm and docile. Everyone who meets Penny is instantly warmed by her calm and gentle demeanor.
It is safe to leave Penny alone in the home during the day. She does not suffer anxiety from being alone, but after 5 or 6 hours she will need to be taken out to use the bathroom. When you are home, Penny enjoys your company. She likes to sleep near the couch while you watch TV and on the floor by the bed while you sleep.
Overall, Lille is a lovely French city to explore. There are many traditional French shops - for buying wine, cheese, pastry's and meats. There are many boutique stores for buying shoes, clothes and keepsakes. On weekends the streets are buzzing with people shopping, buying produce at the local markets and enjoying wine and beer on restaurant patios. In the evenings there are many restaurants and bars to enjoy. Lille is visually beautiful with cobble-stoned streets and French architecture. It is a lovely place to vacation for those who enjoy the city. Additionally, our home is very peaceful, quiet and spacious. We are confident you will enjoy our apartment and the company of our sweet dog Penny.
If you're interested please contact us! We hope to hear from you soon.