Retired Couple Looking for a Pet/House Sitter

House Sitter Needed for Username: Beebalm   


Posted or Updated: Jan 25,2023   Reviews (1)   Applications: 9

Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver
British Columbia Canada

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From: Jun 1,23  
To:      Jun 23,23
Days:  23, Short Medium Term Confirmed

We just moved into a brand new luxury duplex!! We downsized from a large 5 bedroom home to a 3 bedroom, 3 floor duplex in a fabulous family neighbourhood just a walk away from city conveniences! We sold our West Van home on July 30th and 3 months later (after living the Gypsy lifestyle glamping, yachting and staying in hotels) have moved into our new duplex!

We are both retired living with Portia. I am an avid gardener and I make quilts! We are Christians and are very social. We love to travel and are sad we cannot always take our baby Portia with us! Portia is non-shedding and hypoallergenic. At home, she goes everywhere with us, she likes going to Rona with Daddy and me to HomeSense. We try and find restaurants with terraces so she can join us when dining out - she always gets a meal too...salmon fillet, sometimes steak with  no spices! We go on the yacht every summer and Portia loves boating.  Daddy loves to take Portia on the Spirit Trail & seawall as he is a runner.  We just installed fully motorized blinds on all windows for privacy and installed a motorized clear encloser on the middle balcony for year round enjoyment.

All floors with balconies of which 2 are covered and the ground floor has a gorgeous fenced backyard. Upstairs is the master bedroom with en-suite bath and balcony with firepit and city views, a guest room, an office and second full bath. The main floor is an open concept with living room, TV /dining room and stunning chef’s kitchen and a designer’s powder room . On the ground floor we have a family room adjacent to a patio with gas barbecue, fire-pit and Gorgeous fenced back yard with a locked gate to carpet and a garage. We are a 3 minute walk to a bus stop and 20 minute walk to The Shipyards on the Burrard Inlet  / Lower Lonsdale with abundant restaurants, shops and the Lonsdale Quay market full of fresh foods and shops. The Seabus is adjacent to the market and you can zip over to the city of Vancouver just 15 minutes away for a day or evening! Lovely new home!!

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Lovely home with views of downtown Vancouver. Portia is a snuggly dog with plenty of energy and snuggles. ”

Sit Dates Jun-1-23 - Jun-23-23 Sitter Outdoors2Travel, Member Since Jan-29-23

This new home is in pristine condition, open floor plan, and easy to maintain. The gardens are lovely, and mostly on an irrigation system with some watering required for potted plants. The lawn was easy to cut. The primary bedroom has a balcony with a firepit and comfortable furniture that we enjoyed. We used the guest bedroom also. The kitchen is a very workable, open space for meal prep.

I met Wendy on arrival, but only met Ron via a zoom conversation. They are both easy going, generous, and detailed in their requests with plenty of notes. Wendy took me around on arrival to show me  areas for touring and walking Portia, groceries and more.

Portia is a snuggly Wheaton Terrier. She was happy to walk for an hour, or all day around town with us. We had fun taking her to restaurants, breweries, and all over for sight seeing. She has quite the personality, and will charm you. The area has plenty of great walking parks and trails in addition to city walks. We walked the Moody Trail and Grand Blvd frequently. 

Transportation was easy. I used the Seabus often to go to downtown Vancouver, and used the bus and train system at other times. All is easy to navigate.

I enjoyed this housesit, and hope to return.

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