Enjoy the fall in the Pacific Northwest!
We are looking for a mature, non-smoking house sitter (or couple) for this fall (October 2-Novemebr 11) who can also take care of our home, dog and garden/yard.
We live on Bainbridge Island, a 30-minute ferry ride from Seattle. Our house is quiet but offers views of the Puget Sound. It is spacious, 3,000+ square feet, and private, with over an acre of land.
Depending on the weather, we MAY need some assistance with watering, mowing or raking leaves. It will depend on how wet/dry the fall is.
Our dog, Rudy, is 15. He had back surgery six years ago. Because of this he doesn't need to be walked, just let out into the yard 5-6 times a day. He also needs to be carried up and down stairs and up and down off of furniture as he is no longer able to jump. He prefers to be with people and will follow you around the house. He also needs to sleep in the same room as you (he has his own bed.)
Over all, he is rather easy, in that he sleeps/rests most of the day, gets fed once a day and needs a half of a pill each morning.
Our home has all the kitchen amenities, washer/dryer, etc., a nice wrap around porch with a grill. We also have a home gym with a treadmill and weight machine. We have WIFI, TV with cable, Netflix, Hulu, HBO & Amazon Prime accessible from the ROKU.
The 3 bedrooms are up a flight of stairs so you would need to be comfortable with stairs and carrying the dog up and down them (He weighs 18 pounds.)
If needed, there is a car availbale for use.
In walking distance from the home is a cafe, a pasta/pizza restaurant, country day store, post office, 2 wineries and an art studio. Elsewhere on the island are 2 supermarkets, 2 movie theaters and lots of restaurants and shops as well as many parks, woods and hiking trails. There is also a walk-in clinic.
A bridge connects the north of the island to the Kitsap peninsula for visiting as well as easy access to the hospital and additional shopping. Trader Joe's, Costco, and every other store you would need is within a 30-minute drive.
WHAT RESPONSIBILITIES ARE REQUIRED OF THE HOUSESITTER
Overseeing care of home and garden: Water plants, possibly mow grass (we have a sit down mower) or rake leaves as needed.
Keep house clean
Be adept to trouble shoot. If something goes amiss, we will give you the name of someone to contact.
Look after Rudy as stated above.
Pick up the mail once the hold expires.