House/Pet Sitting at Rural Retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains

House Sitter Needed for Username: BlueRidgePondHouse   


Posted or Updated: Aug 24,2023   Reviews (1)   Applications: 4

Blue Ridge Plateau, Meadows of Dan
Patrick,Virginia United States

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From: Oct 23,23  
To:      Nov 15,23
Days:  24, Short Medium Term Exact dates are negotiable

We are looking for a house sitter for an approximate three week period -- between about October 23 and November 15.  [Exact dates still to be determined.]  Generally self-sufficient single persons preferred, but couples considered.

Our country-style home is situated just off the Blue Ridge Parkway very close to the small community of Meadows of Dan.   It is nestled within 25 acres of rolling pastoral/wooded landscape with a spring-fed pond and walking trails. In addition to our spacious main residence, we have a guest house on the property. [If you search for Pondview Guesthouse, you can browse through several years of photo blogs on the home page and get a good sense of our property.]  We have WiFi [20Mbps], but no TV.  Cell reception is strong for most services. Responsibilities would include caring for our very companionable dog, Suzy-Q (indoor/outdoor), and our two cats, Spindle and Hera (outdoor only) and watering house plants.  If interested, possible Guesthouse management duties would be compensated monetarily. Guestroom with balcony overlooking pond in main residence would be made available to house sitter.

While this time period is during the late fall season, weather is generally amenable for outdoor activities – and fall ambiance in the area typically lingers into November. Property is ideal for a peaceful retreat. Yet, there are also ample opportunities for social and cultural interactions within our nearby friendly community as well as throughout the surrounding area.  There is a fairly active locl music scene, primarily focused on "Blue Grass."  We are happy to discuss particulars in greater detail as well as provide local introductions, if desired. 

Kathleen and Peter

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Wonderful Blue Ridge Stay with Pond View! ”

Sit Dates Oct-20-23 - Nov-16-23 Sitter ExtravgantCare, Member Since Jul-15-17

Peter and Kathleen are most gracious and delightful homeowners! I arrived a couple of days early, per their request, to share meals together, get to know their community and become familiar with Suzy Q the sweet dog and Spindle and Hara, the outdoor kitties. What a lovely introduction to my stay; they made every effort to assure I was informed and equipped to enjoy the month. 

Their beautiful 25 acre property includes woods, hiking trails, (designed and mapped out by Peter) a lovely pond, main house and guest house which is available through reservation. The property is secluded, yet close to Meadows of Dan and located right of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Fall is beautiful there! 

Suzy Q, the sweet dog is indoor/outdoor. She loves to run about on the property and go along on hikes with you! She also loves riding along in the car if you please. I fell in love with her and we were best friends!

Miss Hara and Miss Spindle have a cat door into the garage, where they have their meals and treats and can get in at night. They are friendly and enjoyable. 

I so enjoyed the characteristics of the historical main house, the care of guests in the lovely guest house and the mountain community! It was a wonderful stay, with lots of great memories! If you love the mountains, hiking and are dreaming of a secluded, lovely stay with a view of the pond, this housesit could be the one!

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