House and Dog Sitter(s) needed in colonial era house near the university town of Princeton.

House Sitter Needed for Username: Kionia08   

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Posted or Updated: Apr 30,2019   Applications: 4

Near Princeton. 50 miles to NYC and Philadelphia, Rocky Hill
Somerset,New Jersey United States

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May 24,2019
For 2 weeks | Short Term

We live in a 300 year old stone house in Rocky Hill, NJ.  Our dog is a 6 yo female Labradoodle who is CALM, sweet and friendly to all. Our town is small with only 640 people, but we have 2 restaurants, a coffee shop, a branch of the county library, a dentist, 2 health spas, a hairdresser and a travel agency. Within a mile there are 2 shopping malls, which contain a major gym, a super market, the best indie movie theater in the area and much more. Rocky Hill is 5 miles from the town of Princeton, which gives access to the riches of Princeton University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies and Westminster Choir College. Rocky Hill is located between New York (50 miles) and Philadelphia (50 miles). New York can be easily reached by public transportation. The house is located on the edge of town on two acres of wildflower gardens adjacent to woods. We border a stream and are next to the Millstone River and Delaware-Raritan Canal. The D&R Canal has canoeing and a 55-mile trail, the former towpath.

The house sitter(s) will not live in the main house but in an attached apartment.  The apartment includes a bedroom, living room, kitchen, 3-season sunroom, full bath and large deck - see photos. There will be access to a washer and dryer, wifi and limited channel TV.

The main house has been through two major floods in the last twelve years and will always be at risk for flooding. We are very well prepared for floods so do not worry. These floods are highly predictable 3-4 days in advance. We will leave the vulnerable area of the house in full flood-prep mode. If a flood is expected we will return from our travels to take care of things. Regardless, the house sitter(s) will be able to remain in the apartment, which is higher and has never flooded, till the end of their agreement time. 

House sitter(s) are asked to give Molly, the dog, love, food and daily walks. She does not like being left alone for hours. She does love the nearby dog park. We want housesitters to keep an eye on house and garden, to alert us to any problems and to work with us getting appropriate help if needed. They also need to pick up and sort the mail and notify us of any mail that needs to be attended to. We will be traveling but we will usually be available by and certainly by text and . 

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