Hello! We need a cat & house-sitter in Alexandria, VA (s:// while we're out of town on an extended trip beginning in late February and returning mid-April, 2021.
We have an extremely beautiful & intelligent cat, Bella, who of course is our pride and joy! She's a gray Tabby, 10-11 years old--no health issues at all, she's fine (she's been an indoor cat all her life). Her hobbies include sleeping, enjoying the latest array of empty cardboard boxes (!), slowly tearing up her favorite basket, occasionally running at full speed the length of the house, giving "head-bumps" and... some more sleeping.
There isn't much yard work/watering to speak of, actually, aside from occasionally emptying out the two rain barrels we have. Our yard is definitely not manicured; rather, we prefer the "natural look" (native plants, mostly) and we share our yard with a nice array of birds, plus squirrels and sometimes chipmunks, too.
The house itself has two full bedrooms (each with a queen-size bed), and two full baths; one is shower/tub, the other recently remodeled with a steam shower. (Ideally, we'd like you to come a day or two before we actually leave, in late February, so we can meet you in person and show you the house, answer any other questions you might have at that point, etc.) The floors in that master bath and in the kitchen are heated, which is really nice this time of year! It's all pretty much on one level (i.e., no upstairs), though it is two steps down into the sunken living room ("sun room," lots of windows, afternoon sun, though somewhat shaded thanks to nearby trees), and there's an unfinished basement, where we normally keep Bella's litterbox. Oh, and there's a screened-in porch just off the master bedroom, great for when the temps start to rise.
Our location is really great: We're in a quiet, leafy neighborhood, only about a 10-minute walk to Mt. Vernon Avenue (aka Main Street USA!) in the Del Ray neighborhood (lots of restaurants & shops). It's also a fairly short walk to two separate Metro train stops, Braddock Road and King Street stations minutes, perhaps a bit shorter for brisk walkers). So getting into DC is pretty easy & straightforward, and of course there's plenty to do in Alexandria (in Del Ray, also Old Town down around King Street, among other neighborhoods). We have bicycles in the shed out back, and there are plenty of bike "trails" all around. (And into Arlington & DC, plus down to Mt. Vernon, s://bit.ly/2Mn07aH)
Anyway, if this sounds like something you'd be interested in, please let us know as soon as you can. Then we can arrange a /facetime/whatsapp session to chat.
Thanks so much!
Marc and Karen (and Bella!)