We are 'empty nesters'. Garth still works in horticulture while Judy manages the home. We travel a lot for work/leisure and require responsible sitters for our house, garden and animals. We have had sitters before in our previous home in Mildura, NW Victoria and at our current home in Drysdale.
Our Home & Location
We live on 1.6ha in a rural setting but surrounded by 6 other good supportive neighbours on similar properties. Our house is a 1920s weatherboard in renovated condition. The property has orchard, olives, vege garden, chook house and shed with established gardens around the house. Our home is situated on the Bellarine peninsula, 3kms from Drysdale village, 20kms from Geelong and 1.5hrs from Melbourne. Wonderful beaches 15mins away, many local wineries and restaurants within 5-10mins. Portarlington ferry to downtown Melbourne just 10 minutes away.
House has 3 bedrooms, guest bdrm with en-suite, modern kitchen with gas hot water and cook top, electric oven, open living area joined to kitchen, wood burning heater plus reverse cycle air conditioner, WiFi (NBN),
Responsibilities & Pets
Dogs fed twice daily - dry biscuits and occasional bones - and love walks on the local beach but not compulsory. Both are inside dogs and Tully has a electric collar to keep her on site. Neighbours' dogs sometimes visit for social interaction.
Chickens are permanently in large pen and need to be fed twice daily and locked up after sunset - then let out in the morning....
Ducks are fed once a day and let out to roam the garden during the day - easy to lock up again before dark. + More info