I need a reliable, responsible house and pet sitter for the month of April 2020, with a possible extension through May. The ideal candidate will be an animal lover and will be attentive to my two, very well behaved, loving dogs and my equally nice cat.
My house is a funky beach cabin, with hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and beautiful southern exposure light all day. It is truly an artist's retreat - a great place to write, paint, draw, create. There's always some sand on the floor, the yard could use help, and the furniture isn't fancy. It is well lived in, original art of local artists line the walls and it could use some remodeling and repair.
However, the guest room is bright, clean and very comfortable - and the location, 700 feet from Netarts Bay and the Pacific Ocean, is inspiring. It's the perfect base for your favorite outdoor activities - hiking, biking, paddleboarding, kayaking, parasailing, or beachcombing - it's all here and waiting. The dogs must be walked a minimum of twice a day, regardless of weather, so exercise is guaranteed.
All of my neighbors are fantastic and will help to keep an eye on things. The local Fire Chief is a good friend and lives right across the street. He is ready to help if any issues arise. Public transportation is limited in the area, so a valid driver's license is a requirement. There will be a vehicle available to use to take the dogs on their daily adventures and other tasks as needed.
The animals are very socialized and walk leash free on the beach and in the forest. They are not very smart around traffic, so care and leashes must be used in those situations. You will undoubtedly fall in love with Edgar, Lola, and Mama Kitty.
The selected candidate should be able to be onsite a few days before my departure in order to learn the routines of the house. Some light and basic landscaping and cleaning would be required, but nothing difficult or strenuous.
There is a housecleaner that will come every other week to help with deep cleaning the kitchen, bathroom and floors. She might even take the dogs for a walk, as she loves them too.
There is a dishwasher and washer and dryer in the house. The house is on a dead-end street, so traffic is limited and it is very quiet at night.
If you are expecting a perfectly sanitized, modern, posh experience, you may want to look elsewhere. However, if you are hoping for some solitude in a unique, comfortable beach cabin with three new best friends, just a 5 minute walk to the ocean, I think you would find my cabin to be a great choice. I look forward to hearing from you soon.