Whitest beaches in Australia AND cats to keep you company
Graham and I love our easy care home in a quiet residential area less than 1km to the town centre, post office, shopping, hotels, restaurants, cafe's, sporting facilities, surfing, swimming and fishing beaches, cinema, aquatic centre and foreshore tourist precinct. Our cats Abbott and Costello are now 10 years old - they like to sleep a lot and getting the odd pat. We will be pleased to welcome first time house sitters, our house is suitable for a maximum of two adults and is not suitable for children.
Below are links for you to research our beautiful part of the world (copy then paste link into your internet browser)....
Shire of Esperance
5 Day Esperance Beach Holiday (planned holidays)
Bureau of Meteorology – official weather forecast
Flights to Esperance
http://www.rex.com.au + More info
Our Home & Location
Esperance is 720 km south-east of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, the population of Esperance and the surrounding farming area is approximately 15,000. The beaches at Esperance have been voted the whitest beaches in Australia. There is Heritage Listed wetlands with unique bird life to be seen. If you like bushwalking there are lots of walk trails in the national parks. Our house is less than 1 km to the town centre and foreshore. It is only a 54 km drive to Cape Le Grand National Park with world famous beaches including Lucky Bay where kangaroos like to swim and bask on the beach! Esperance is a laid back coastal town, there is limited night life.
A car trip to Esperance will take approx. 10 hours (including petrol stops and breaks). If possible the trip should be enjoyed over a few days, via Albany has lots to see or if you love the inland then via Hyden is interesting. The airport is 25 km from Esperance, taxi's are available....
Our home is a neat and tidy 1970's house that has been renovated maintaining the original style, there is only one bedroom available, therefore only suitable for a single person or a couple, unsuitable for children. The house is on a large block, the back has a large grassed area with a shaded outdoor setting, there is a plant shade house, the front has an easy-care succulent garden with a side garden and front deck area, carport for parking, external video surveillance, reverse cycle air-conditioning in kitchen/dining and lounge, ceiling fans in bedrooms, high speed Wifi, TV with Chrome (you need to have your own Netflix, Stan access) plus laundry facilities. PLEASE no smoking inside the house and no parties as this is a quiet residential area and our home is not set up for partying! + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
You MUST be prepared to water the lawns and garden to accept this housesit. Western Australia has water restrictions, sprinklers can only be used on rostered days - Tuesday or Saturday before 9 am or after 6 pm for our house number (there are fines that apply should these days and times not be adhered to). Australia is a hot dry country - the gardens require hand watering (hose and fitting) and the lawn requires hand watering (hose and sprinkler) there is NO reticulation. that is you need to manually move the hose with the sprinkler attached around the lawn, this takes about 40 minutes twice a week, PLUS there is a succulent garden and a side garden at the front of the house and pot plants (including a shade house) that need to be watered by hand every second day or if it is hot (say 32 degrees C) then watered daily by hand as required, this would take approx. 40 minutes to complete. If you DO NOT WISH to do the watering please do not apply for this sit....
Care for our two precious cats: Abbott and Costello, desexed brothers 10 years old, they are both healthy and independent with access via a cat door 24 hours a day, they love to sleep on "their" chairs, cat beds (or the bed) and will generally be found following us around the yard. They are fed tinned food in the morning and have dried food available 24 hours a day.
The house will be left clean and tidy for you and we appreciate you maintaining and leaving it in the same state. + More info