House has a full modern kitchen, shower/bath, w/d, 1 bedroom with queen bed, 2 large desks and desk chairs and fast Wi-fi in main room + TV with Netflix. There is a very kitten proof old couch also in main room. There's a back deck connected to house. Woodstove and ETS heat main room in colder months.
This is my personal home. I keep it pretty simple to be able to share with guests. The second bedroom is off limits and will remain locked.
House is in a neighborhood on main roads but surrounded by trees. Easy walk to town, Baca Park/ hiking trails.
The kitten tribe are fine to be on their own inside during the day if you have plans to hike, go to hot springs, Sand Dunes, etc! However, if you have plans for the day, please leave time in the morning to enjoy the kittens and allow them to eat and be outside for a bit before you go adventure. They will welcome you home with lots of love!
There are 3 fur angel/ kittens currently living here around 5 months old.
1) Velveteen Albion Shavasana AKA 'Mr. Be' is the silky black tuxedo boy
2) Nefertiti is the blue/ grey girl
3) Ahsoka is the grey and white striped girl
They are mostly indoor kittens but will play for a few minutes at a time outside and on the deck with SUPERVISION and during the day only. Please do not let them outside if you are not willing to check in on them. They are never out of my sight outside for more then a few minutes.
It is best for the kittens to smell and bond with you before letting them outside- supervised of course- for the first time!
VERY IMPORTANT- all kittens need to be inside BEFORE dark. There are predators here- coyotes. The kittens nocturnal instinct is to be outside as it is getting dark so it can be hard to get them in at that time so it is best to avoid having them out then. We have already lost one beloved kitten to coyotes while a guest was staying here. She left them alone outside at night for hours though. PLEASE DO NOT LET THEM OUT WITHOUT SUPERVISION or at sunset/ nightime!
These babies are cherished members of the family. They are the energetic protectors, blessing presence, and entertainment of the house!
LITTER BOX is enclosed inside a bathroom closet with a cat door (to minimize any smell). Thus, the bathroom door must remain open all night and day so they have access to the litter. For multiple guests it is fine to close the door for short periods of showering, etc for the sake of privacy but please remember to open it when you are done in the bathroom. The kittens will also go to the bathroom outside during the day making it much easier to maintain the litter. I generally clean the litter box out on the back deck first thing in the morning. If you are out for the day you will need to clean the litter box both in the morning and in the evening when you return. .
FOOD- the kittens always have ample dry food and fresh water out at all times! Please be sure to keep an eye on dry food and water bowl and top off when necessary and to give them fresh water daily. They are also fed wet food twice or thrice daily.
WINTER TIME- the space is heated via woodstove in the main living area. You must be comfortable working a wood stove to use it. The ETS heater is back up heat and ensures the pipes do not freeze when you are out for the day (I set it at 55 degrees as baseline). ETS does not get as toasty as the woodstove but can absolutely be used if you are not comfrotable using the wood stove daily. Housesitter is welcome to use whatever wood is here but will need to pay for additional if they run out of wood. Very important not to leave ETS at max setting, especially overnight, or it will short out! It can not handle OVER around 65 degrees for long periods when it is very cold out. There are also baseboard electric heaters in the bedroom and bathroom. There are carbon monoxide detectors to use whilst the wood stove is running. However, I do not have a smoke detector at this time.
Plants also need watering.
Summer time in Crestone is bear season! Don't leave food in the car post your food away from house and be trash aware.
Trash pickup is Tuesday morning for recycling and trash. Bins are in the driveway and don't need to be moved. The trash man will pick them up directly.
This is a good housesit for someone whom wants a quiet retreat with cats! It is not suitable for more then one or 2 people as the house is small.
Thank you and I look forward to connecting. Please note, I do not pay money for housesit. Please do not contact me if you wish to be paid.