Individual or couple (retired/work from home) who live near Sydney NSW to house sit our dogs and home at least twice a year for up to 8 weeks
We are a couple who travel overseas for business and pleasure. Our home was built in the late 1890's and whilst it retains the charm of a Victorian era cottage it is fully modernised and very comfortable. It is situated in Pennant Hills, in the North west of Sydney. By car 25kms (15 miles) via the M2 30 minute drive to Sydney CBD. The train station on the Northern line and local shops are 900 metres away (10 minute walk) and it is a 45 minute train commute to the CBD.
Our Home & Location
The house has 3 double bedrooms one with en-suite (shower) and a family bathroom (freestanding bath and separate shower),and a third shower ensuite adjacent to the Laundry. There are an additional 2 bedrooms off the back verandah but these are used as a study/sewing room and a storage/ironing room.
An eat-in country style kitchen, sitting room, dining room and snug (TV room with Foxtel/Netflix) plus wifi....
Fully fenced swimming pool (not heated) and enclosed garden with BBQ and outdoor furniture.
The house is not suitable for children as it is situated on a busy road. Please note, that If you sleep lightly, you may be disturbed by traffic noise at night. (The windows are thickened glass recently installed).
You do not need a car, as it is very easy to access Sydney and the local area by bus and train. Our home is approximately an 800 metre walk to the local shops (supermarket, butcher, fruit and veg etc), restaurants and the train and bus station. There are many bush walking tracks close to us as well. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
We are looking for a person or couple who reside in Sydney/NSW and are retired and non smoking or someone who can work from our home to care for our home and our dogs, Harry and Lottie.
We go away at least 3 times a year ( 2 weeks and 8 weeks) and would like to establish an ongoing house and dog minding relationship. We also want to meet with potential minders months before we actually need them to ensure we all get on....
Harry is a wire hair fox terrier and is 8. Lottie is a Welsh Terrier and is 2 years old. They will need walking at least once a day. They spend most of their day outside but do sleeps inside during the day at times and in a small room (off the outside verandah) at night.
They get lonely during the day if left alone for long periods, hence why someone who is not working and is happy to be around the house during the day is the best fit for us. They are very friendly dogs and enjoy people.
The gardening would involve watering the garden and various pots in the garden. Pool and lawn maintenance would be appreciated but if unable to, we would organise someone to come in to mow the lawn.
We have regular dogwalkers (3 times a week) and a house cleaner once a fortnight on a Friday. who we will pay whilst you house and pet sit. + More info