I have gorgeous animals that love company - but I love to travel. In the past my dad and friends have come and stayed with my animals, but I am now wanting to travel more frequently and for longer periods. I am a shift worker, so my animals are not set into routines - because my shifts are all over the place. My unit is suited to a single or a couple - as this is what the animals are most used to. And generally when I like to travel is outside of the school holidays.
I am in the preliminary stages of planning my next trip - about 8 weeks. 14 November 2018 to 10 January 2019. There may be a possibility of splitting the period. Please be aware Cairns is hot at this time of the year. The animals are used to it and cope fine, but some housesitters may struggle with the heat.
Our Home & Location
Hi - my townhouse is situated in a gated unit complex, consisting of 16 townhouses. It is about 3 km from the Cairns CBD and can be walked easily on bike paths. The Cairns Esplanade is also only a few blocks over to the east. The complex is quiet and secure and has a swimming pool for use by occupants.
My townhouse is 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Fully air conditioned. However I only utilise 2 bedrooms - the third is a spare that doesn't contain a bed. Both bedrooms are of a good size with queen size beds. My unit also has an enclosed patio area - which allows the unit to stay open most of the time and allow the breezes in....
Near by is the Edge Hill area - that has a village atmosphere and great restaurants. The Red, Blue and Green arrow walking tracks. The airport Domestic and International airport is nearby - and the Kuranda tourist train goes past 4 times a day. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
The animals reside in the townhouse, so you need to be comfortable in sharing the space with animals. Guiness the dog requires walking at least three times a day morning and evening to allow for toileting and exercise (she is toilet trained and is very good in the unit). However she is needing to go more often. She is elderly (due to turn 18 in October) and loves the company of people. She also loves to sleep on the end of the bed. She is a good sleeper but due to her age needs assistance in getting up and down. She also loves traveling in the car and is very well behaved - but now due to her age she can't walk for any great distance.
The cat is a Ragdoll and also love company. India is quite standoffish and a one person cat. She tolerates new people in her environment - but hates loud noises. The cat litter trays need cleaning out daily - as they are located inside the unit....
All animals are fed morning and night.
There is a small courtyard and if it is not raining the plants need to watered daily - but only for a short period. + More info