Our cats, Boris and Plume, are very friendly and sweet and will welcome you with open paws.
Our chalet is beautifully located on the road to the French Jura overlooking Lac Leman and Geneva in Switzerland and Mont Blanc in the French alps.
We are Americans who have lived in the area for nearly 20 years and work as freelance editors for international organizations in Geneva.
We live in a peaceful cul-de-sac with lovely views and friendly neighbours. Our house is very comfortable with a large balcony and 2 bedrooms (one with fold-out couch).
The view from our balcony is spectacular -- overlooking Lac Leman and Mont Blanc in the French Alps. Our chalet is at 1,000 meters, just five minutes from Col de la Faucille and the Jura mountains. There are many lovely walks and activities in the nearby Jura and in the Alps across the lake.
There is a typical Savoie restaurant at the beginning of our street -- one of the best in the area.
We are 8 minutes' drive above the town of Gex. There are various markets there, including a lovely Saturday street market. There are also several nearby organic/bio stores. There are also a number of restaurants and bars, including a good brew pub, and a movie theatre.
We are half an hour from Geneva and the airport. Besides Geneva and Lac Leman, there are many easy day trips from here, including Lake Annecy, Nyon, Lausanne, Montreaux, Bern and Yvoire, as well as Chamonix and Mont Blanc. You can also easily reach the Aosta Valley in Italy through the Mont Blanc tunnel.
Boris and Plume are both very sweet cats with charming personalities. Boris is extremely gentle, never biting or clawing, and loves to be petted and rubbed. Plume is 14 months old and of course still animated in her kitten way. She is adventuresome and independent, and loves the outdoors. They have a cat door, so can come and go on his own.
Responsibilities would include feeding the cats and giving Boris a pill for his thyroid and drops once a day (he takes them without difficulty). He may also need to have a tick removed from time to time (he is also tolerant of this). We would also ask you to water the vegetables and flowers as needed.