Skagit Bay home with kitty - great retreat for writers/artists

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Posted or Updated: Nov 6,2020   Applications: 4

Location
Swinomish Reservation, Skagit Bay, La Conner
Skagit,Washington United States

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Availability
Nov 27,2020
For 10 days | Short Term

We are looking for a house sitter in late November/early December (Nov 27-Dec 6) who can take care of our cat and keep our home tidy. The house is on the Skagit Bay on the Swinomish Indian reservation, with gorgeous views of the bay and trees. There are two bedrooms (one queen, one full) and two bathrooms.

We have been working from home since the pandemic started, and it has been especially comfortable to be stuck indoors because of the big windows, natural light, and great views. The office is set up to look out to the bay, so we enjoy watching bald eagles soar from our desks. We also love watching the sunset from any of the west-facing rooms (office, kitchen, dining room, primary bedroom). Because of the solitude and beauty, this would be a great place for someone to work on writing or art projects.

There is high-speed Internet, a gas fireplace, heat pump units in the office/tv room and the primary bedroom, and in-wall heating units in the guest bedroom.

You do need a car to get around. The charming town of La Conner is across the bridge, about a 7-minute drive away. Kukatali Preserve is about two miles away. Major towns are Anacortes (20 mins) and Mt Vernon/Burlington (25 mins). Seattle is about an hour and a half away, assuming normal traffic flow (80 mins to our old neighborhood in lower Queen Anne).

Josephine Baker is about seven years old. An adorable-to-us black-and-tan tortie who is both cuddly and sprite. She's still enjoys chasing string/toys around - until she gets bored about 10 mins in. She continues to get strong bills of health from her annual vet visits. She only uses the litter box, eats on a regular schedule, doesn't beg for human food, and uses her multiple scratching posts for her nails. She generally naps during the first half of the day/afternoon and likes to hang out with us in the office/living areas in the latter half of the day. She can be lap-friendly but isn't lap-needy.

She has had her first strange behavior pop up just in the last week or so (getting very upset at her reflection). We're working on different strategies to mitigate her new anxiety and hope it will be largely resolved by the time we leave.

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