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We live in a cooperative community in a place called Breezy Point. NY – see zip code on google maps – and are located on the western end of the Rockaway peninsula, between Rockaway Inlet and Jamaica Bay on the landward side, and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a very small private community ‘town’ with friendly people and only 2830 houses and one main road! As a cooperative, we have our own ‘public safety’ force, mostly retired police and so is a very safe environment.
We have 3 house cats, all well trained and some pots of orchids that need looking after. Our comfortable home has recently been improved; instead of downsizing we have upsized - we have radiant heat (underfloor heating) with a wonderful open plan upstairs and a luxury spa bathroom.
We are about a minute’s walk away from the bay, literally out the door turn left and walk a moment to the beach. There are life guards and safe waters in the summer with bracing walks in the winter. It is 10 mins walk to the ocean with surfing and miles of pristine beach. We have restaurants, a bar, a cafe and a little shopping mall with a bank, hardware store, grocery store, booze shop and pharmacy – that is about 5 mins walk away. We also have a very beautiful and restful garden with pond and waterfalls to enjoy if beach is not on the menu of the day (in the summer)!
We are within easy reach of the city – by ferry and subway with transport to both – more on that if you are interested.
We are used to house sitters and so have pre-prepared 'instruction' guides - for feeding the cats, using the washing machine, turning on the TV, (netflix and amazon) and watering the orchids. We ask that you arrive a couple of days before we depart so we can meet and connect with you and show you 'the ropes' of the house. We expect you not to stay away overnight during your time here; day trips, great, but please be back at a reasonable time to feed the cats.
We are looking for dates in Feb/Mar 2019 for around 3 weeks. At this point I have not booked any travel.
Looking forward to hearing from you