Hike the Blue Ridge Mountains (Roanoke, VA)! House/cat sit, 2 wks in October

House Sitter Needed for Username: zuqu55   


Posted or Updated: Aug 24,2023   Reviews (2)   Applications: 2

Roanoke, Raleigh Court, Roanoke
VA,Virginia United States

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From: Oct 8,23  
To:      Oct 22,23
Days:  15, Short Term We leave early on the 9th.

We are looking for a responsible cat lover to care for our sweet kitty, Cinder, and our 1920s house for 2 weeks in October. If you love cats and love outdoor sports--such as hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking--you'll want to come to our spot of the world this fall.

There’s nothing difficult about what needs to be done: feed, water, and love on Cinder; water the plants; take out the trash; and generally, make sure things are working okay in the house. Okay--I might ask you to feed the sourdough starter!

The house is about 2000 sf, has been renovated, and is in great shape. You would stay in the guest bedroom which has a queen-size bed and lovely light. There is a beautiful 2nd-floor reading room with windows on 3 sides, a comfy chair, and an adjustable standing desk. We can provide access to a Mac computer, if needed. Until recently, I worked remotely, so there's solid internet fast enough for video conferencing. A TV room takes up the 3rd floor and there is a small backyard with a patio, hammock, and grill. 

The neighborhood is very walkable and safe, with restaurants, a co-op, movie theater, library, bike shop, etc. less than a mile away in Grandin Village. The Roanoke River Greenway—which runs 14 miles along the river—is less that 2 miles away, and the Murray Run Greenway is less than a mile away. Roanoke is known for its hiking, mountain biking, and paddling, and the fall is a beautiful time to be here. You can get to finest hiking on the Appalachian Trail in about 20 minutes. Downtown Roanoke is lively with restaurants, music venues, several museums, and a weekly farmers market.

We do request that the house/cat sitter be vaccinated againt COVID-19 and refrains from smoking in the house. And since Cinder is an old lady who enjoys having the run of the house, we request that no other cat or dog be brought into the house.

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (2)

“ The best cat / ideal home ”

Sit Dates Sep-4-22 - Sep-23-22 Sitter kysitter, Member Since Mar-23-21

Loved this housesit!  I immediately felt comfortable with Beth and Dan.  We walked to town for dinner the night I met them.  They showed me around the neighborhood and told me about it.  

Their home is lovely and comfortable.  I ate all my meals on the front porch, and relaxed in the evenings on the back porch.  Cinder, their adorable kitty, and I cuddled up in Beth's 'office' every evening after dark while I enjoyed her books.  I walked daily in the neighborhood or, more often, drove short distances to the 14 great hikes I completed in my three-week stay.  

Beth provided thorough information and instructions concerning their home, Cinder, and suggestions for restaurants and hikes.  Beth and Dan were generous in sharing their pantry and refrigerator contents, and Beth had even baked me a loaf of bread!  They have a bountiful garden which provided fresh vegetables and herbs for all of my meals - squash, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers galore!

Cinder is affectionate and low-maintenance.  I so enjoyed her!

I highly recommend Beth, Dan, Cinder, the house, the neighborhood, the location, the experience!  My stay was relaxing, yet invigorating!

“ SWEETEST CAT EVER (and homeowners were great, too) ? ”

Sit Dates Feb-28-22 - Mar-18-22 Sitter Reliablemountie, Member Since Sep-28-19

This is a FANTASTIC house and pet sit !  
Beth and Dan are very friendly, funny, generous and great communicators.  Their home is beautiful in a safe, quiet neighbourhood and it is in a fantastic location for hiking,shopping, etc. I did alot of hiking in the surrounding area.  And Cinder is the sweetest cat that I have ever met.  She is soooo soft, affectionate and loves to be brushed.  Every morning we would greet each other on the stairs and I would get a gentle "head butt" greeting from her - it is  the absolute best way to start any day !

I have been invited back and I can't wait to return to reconnect with all of them !  

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