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Experience Small Town Christmas in Central North Carolina

United States, Sanford, North Carolina

Pets

  • Cat(s)

Duration

  • Period available: 2 weeks
  • Starts: 14 December 2022
  • Ends: 28 December 2022

Testimonials

They have 2 testimonial s (view below)

Facilities

They have WIFI

About this assignment

I would like to open my home to a kind, trustworthy individual or couple who enjoy the company of an easy-going cat in a quiet suburb. I enjoy gardening and would like my guest/s to be of the same mind in maintaining the yard. Responsibilities would include caring for our cat Charmander, light gardening (watering, weeding, mowing small lawn), and keeping the house tidy.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

Care for and feed our indoor/outdoor cat Charmander. He is fed twice a day (morning and evening) and allowed to go outside during the day. I would ask that when you call him in for his evening feeding you keep him in for the night. He is a very friendly, low maintenance cat who enjoys a person’s company, but will not overwhelm you with demands for attention. Gardening chores would be light weeding, watering and mowing a small lawn as needed (about 1-3 hours of work a week).

What are the good features of the property and location

You will enjoy a well-maintained home that offers all the amenities of a comfortable retreat. The house has lots of space for relaxation and solitude including a screened in porch and large family room. House amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, an office, high speed internet, and a lot of streaming services.

A car is necessary, Enterprise car rental in Sanford offers a pick-up and drop off service and the closest airport is Raleigh-Durham (RDU).

Centrally located in North Carolina, Sanford offers everything you need. You will be able to enjoy a small-town atmosphere while only being 50 minutes from Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Our mountains and beaches are within a 3-to-4-hour drive and if you are an outdoor enthusiast North Carolina offers 45 state parks. For the golf lover you are 45 minutes from Pinehurst and Southern Pines, home of the best ranked courses in North Carolina!

What does the house sitter need to consider before applying for this assignment

We live in a split-level house with two sets of seven steps (1-up to bedrooms and 2-down to family room) located on a small hill with a “steepish” driveway. There are 3 steps leading into the house.

We would meet on Dec 14 to go over the house and allow you to meet Charmander, we will depart on Dec 15. You would have to stay overnight in a hotel on Dec 14.

Last updated: 9 November 2022
Only 1 sitter has applied for this assignment

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Testimonials

Lovely setting, easy cat care in central North Carolina

We had a great time taking care of Charmander, the cat! The house is in a wooded setting in a quiet neighborhood. Lots of large oak and pines, plus a beautiful contemplation garden with bird feeders occupies much of the backyard. Charmander was immediately friendly. He spends most of his time outdoors around the backyard, making care very easy. But he was also happy laying next to us on the sofa. The house was lovely - great wifi, three sitting rooms with TV, complete kitchen, comfy bed. It was easy to feel "at home". Tyra was friendly and very accommodating, providing full written instructions covering everything we needed to know as well as showing us everything when we arrived. She communicated well and was quick to respond whenever we had a question throughout the stay. She's the sort of person that you know would make a great friend! The location is centrally located, halfway between Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte. There was plenty to see and do nearby. All the shopping and restaurants were close by. We highly recommend this pet sitting opportunity!

Martin, United States, 09 July, 2022

  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Helpful with problems
  • Kept in contact
  • Gave good instructions

A Wonderful Home and Cat

Tyra has a charming home on a tree-covered hill in the center of North Carolina. It felt like living in a tree house with lovely green views from every window. Her screened-in porch and rear garden added to the serenity. We had all the comforts of home with her well-appointed kitchen, great WiFi, multiple televisions with Netflix, etc., access to her printer, large capacity washer and dryer, cozy bedroom, and great places to lounge. Charmander the cat looks like a miniature bobcat and spends most of his time outside, but he is a sweetheart and loves to cuddle. The garden was enjoyable to tend, and keeping the bird feeders stocked provided hours of bird and squirrel watching fun! Tyra was the perfect hostess, starting with a friendly Zoom interview followed by very detailed instructions and then several hours spent with us upon our arrival, showing us around and explaining how to care for her property and cat. When she was away, she responded promptly to any questions we had and quickly solved any issues. The town of Sanford has everything you need and is within several hours' drive of North Carolina's major cities and attractions. Several state parks only a 30-45 minute drive away provided beautiful hiking trails. This was a great first housesitting experience for us, and it will be hard to match! We highly recommend Tyra and her home for your consideration.

Jeanne, United States, 08 October, 2021

  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Helpful with problems
  • Kept in contact
  • Gave good instructions