Housesitter needed for Aug 11 to Sept. 23 in Chapel Hill, NC - No pets but plants in need of a little TLC

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Posted or Updated: Jun 18,2023   Reviews (1)   Applications: 6

North of town, Chapel Hill
Orange,North Carolina United States

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From: Aug 11,23  
To:      Sep 23,23
Days:  44, Medium Term

We are a recently retired couple loving to travel.  We are looking for house/garden-sitting while we are away from August 11, 2023 to September 22, 2023. Our house is in Chapel Hill, NC but just a 10-minute drive from downtown and is surrounded by trees and trails but conveniently located 1 miles only  from Wholefoods/Trade Joes etc.. 20 min from Lake Jordan, 2 hours from the beach (Wilmington, NC)  and 3h30 from Asheville. 

Our house, though imposing from the street, is warm and welcoming on the inside. It is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the trees. It has been lovingly remodeled and decorated by Barbara, with art and sculptures from her French artist mother. We have invested as much TLC in the landscape as we have in the house, and our fervent wishes is that anyone living here would love and care for our plants as they would any living being (though we have no pets). We spend many peaceful hours on our bedroom terrace, our large deck and our screened porch, enjoying the flying circus of birds that visit our feeders. We linger in bed in the morning with coffee, watching the birds just outside our window (cardinals, hummingbirds, goldfinch, res-bellied woodpeckers, bluebirds, blue jays, etc). We have beautiful views of the garden, and even baby deers (but keep them out of our plants! Our 2,900 sq feet house is two levels: a Queen room and Shower/bath, music and sitting room, office, gourmet kitchen and large den with bay windows on the garden and a covered porch. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms/2 beautifully renovated baths and an upper deck for morning coffee.  All upscale amenities and more, hard wood floors, Fiber, AC etc. We have automatic irrigation, but in the hot summer, our garden/plants will likely need special hand watering (with hoses).  We are looking for someone who likes nature and has a green hand to see what is needed based on the weather. No dogs, not pets to care for, just plants! Looking for someone present and be watchul for any anomalies (leaks, appliances failures etc..).

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“ Wonderful Home with Lovely Owners ”

Sit Dates Aug-13-23 - Sep-23-23 Sitter CommsNomad2022, Member Since Jan-10-22

We had the pleasure of watching Barbara and Dana's home in Chapel Hill for 6 weeks over August and September. They are kind and welcoming people that made sure we were well-prepared to look after their home. Communication with them was always smooth, and their responses were swift. It was delightful to chat about life and travels with them over wine and brunch upon their return.

The house sits in a quiet wooded neighborhood not far from the UNC campus, perfect for our morning and evening strolls. The yard is a highlight, with towering pines providing shade and beautifully maintained gardens. Their automated irrigation system handles most of the watering, but a few select plants needed our attention every couple of days. Their clear instructions made this task easy!

We were very comfortable staying in their home and loved the artwork. Nearly every room offered views of the garden, making our stay even more enjoyable. The kitchen was a pleasure to cook in, well-equipped and spacious. The house also boasts a large office area with multiple monitors and speedy internet, accommodating our work needs perfectly. Our favorite spot to relax after work was the deck, particularly the screened-in porch area with a ceiling fan to keep things cool. It was the perfect spot to unwind, drink in hand, and take in the beauty of the garden.

We had a wonderful time in Chapel Hill, and would wholeheartedly recommend housitting for Barabra and Dana!

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