Seeking house, garden and cat sitter for a Pacific Northwest Summer

House Sitter Needed for Username: Mariellec   

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Posted or Updated: Dec 25,2022   Reviews (1)   Applications: 18

Westside, Olympia
Thurston,Washington United States

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From: May 1,23  
To:      Oct 1,23
Days:  154, Long Term

People who live inthe Pacific Northwest generally don't go on vacations - because summers here offer so many opportuities to enjoy our beautiful natural environment.  However, i am planning to be away from May through September 2023 and will be seeking someone to care for my house, cat and garden.  The house is in a quiet neighborhood that is about a mile from downtown Olympia and walking distance from grocery shopping and other necessities.

I have a 1440 sq ft home with 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms and a studio, as well as a 2-car garage and a fairly low maintenance garden/yard.  It is on city water, with bi-weekly garbage and rcyclig collection, Air conditioning and very good Wifi.  There is also a TV and gas fireplace.

There is an outside deck in the enclosed back yard, so it is a lovely private space to sit outside, have a barbecue and listen to the waterfall feature.  The garden has an irrigation sytem on a timer, so requires only the occasional pruning and raking.  My cat is quite independent, using a cat door to come and go outside - no kitty litter - and an automatic feeder.  She likes company but is not a cuddler, and can be left for the occasional long weekend away.

The Pacific Northwest is ideal if you like to hike, kayak, sail, or just expore.  I have two kayaks and paddles that you could use for adentures on local waterways (Puget Sound is 1/2 mile away), and there are many bike trails within easy access.

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“ Garden Paradise in PNW ”

Sit Dates May-15-23 - Sep-1-23 Sitter PlantForward, Member Since Jun-1-20

We had such an amazing stay in Olympia with Olive at Mary's house. Such an idyllic setting in a cul-de-sac with a peaceful garden and waterfall pool. Spent hours on the deck during the summer in quiet solitude. Olive is the sweetest old lady cat. She has a cat door and comes and goes at her leisure. One of the lowest maintenance pets we've ever cared for. Mary was gone for long periods of times but was in constant communication with us and we were happy to see her when she stopped by. Such a perfect stay, we are really considering settling down in Olympia when the time is right. Thanks Mary!

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