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Cat lovers needed to care for contemporary home nestled in wooded neighborhood (lots of privacy, yet close to Durham/Raleigh/Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA)

United States, Durham, North Carolina


  • Cat(s)


  • Period available: 4 weeks
  • Starts: 30 January 2020
  • Ends: 27 February 2020


They have 1 testimonial (view below)


They have WIFI

About this assignment

Two professionals live and work here; sharing good lives with two loving cats. These guys are extremely friendly and need someone who likes to snuggle on the couch and drag toys behind them for chasing. We take great pride in sharing a home that is neat, clean and esthetically pleasing! We're looking for someone who will leave the house as neat and clean as as they found it.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

Playing with cats!!
Caring for two cats — daily feeding, cleaning litter boxes, brushing.
Keeping in touch with us via email or text every couple of days. (Please send pics!)
Maintain outside plants and lawn (water 2-3 mornings per week and mow once a week during summer) during warmer months
Bringing in mail
Blowing leaves off grass (every couple of days in Oct/Nov)
Watering about 5-7 indoor plants
Turning on automobiles while we're gone for longer periods

What are the good features of the property and location

We fell in love with this house for its open feel combined with private spaces. Lots of windows and natural light, clean contemporary design, and low clutter. One and a half story home is tucked in the trees, so it feels very private though it's in an established neighborhood. Ideal location — Five-minute drive from Research Triangle Park or shopping. Fifteen to twenty minutes to downtown Durham, Chapel Hill, or Raleigh, NC.

House is perfect for a single professional or professional couple. Master bedroom is large with vaulted ceiling and large attached bath (shower, whirlpool tub, skylight). Secondary bedrooms are not currently set up for that purpose but arrangements could be made. Living room and kitchen have vaulted ceilings and lots of windows, but during the warmer months, you'll probably spend more time on the private screened porch or the sunny deck with views of the woods.

High-speed internet, WIFI, and professional cleaners come every other week.

If you want a relaxing private space that's an easy commute to anywhere in the Triangle, this home is a good option to check out. Private hideaway with easy access to everything Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill has to offer. Check out:

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

We strongly prefer someone who can stay for for the entire period, but will consider bringing in short-term pet sitters if this is not possible.

Need someone who is around a lot. Our kitties are very people-oriented and crave time with humans.

Although we are conveniently located to everything in the Triangle, you will need a car. Although we have two cars, we do not lend them out. During extended stays, we may need you to start them up while we're gone to keep them in good order, but we teach and travel a lot and prefer to keep vehicles out of housesitting exchanges.

House is absolutely smoke-free.

References required. Please make available when you email. Thanks!!

Last updated: 4 December 2019

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Great house sitting in Durham.

My daughter and I have had a great time house sitting this very nice and very clean house for 3 weeks. We loved taking care of the three cats, they are so adorable. Bethany and Larry are very nice people, I am very happy to have met them. There is a farmer market each week near their house, I even found a good baguette (and I say that as a French :)). We enjoyed the center of Durham where it is nice to walk. Bethany and Larry offered us two tickets for the baseball game, it was the first time for us and we loved it! I miss the kitties and i really enjoyed this house and I will be glad to house sit here again.

Philippe, France, 09 May, 2019

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