Peace, Quiet and Nature
We are a recently retired couple who like to travel and also have a vacation home away in a warmer climate.
Our Home & Location
Welcome to our four season rural setting of 160 acres complete with hiking, x-country skiing, quad trails throughout the property (use depending on time of year).
The house is a well maintained (non-smoking) 1985 gambrel roof home (barn style) with a large yard and all amenities required for family comfort, including wifi, satellite TV, etc. It is in very close proximity to a small river valley ski hill with nearest centres being 25 and 35 minutes away, as well as a major city centre one hour away. Numerous boating and fishing lakes are nearby – ‘nearby’ meaning easy driving day trips....
For this location a vehicle is required and four wheel drive would be beneficial, though only needed on a few occasions throughout the year, depending on weather. Knowledge of acreage or farm living would be an advantage.
Two, much loved, outdoor cats live here and patrol the yard and property, putting in regular appearances for food, water, treats and belly scratches.
For shorter stays (3 weeks or less) a sweet, well behaved, older female Bichon Shitzhu could be part of the package.
If you enjoy peace and quiet, getting in touch with nature, or sitting around a fireplace, relaxing and reading or watching television, etc. this place may be a great fit for you. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Our two cats are outdoor cats and always have been, but that doesn't stop them from thinking they should be inside. You must always be aware they do not sneak in the door when leaving or returning home. They have quite large scale self feed and water, so should only need these dispensers checked and possibly refilled about once a week.
Our dog, may be here for shorter stays, however, on a long stay (when we are at our other vacation home) she travels with us. When she is at home, she needs to have access to outdoors approximately 3-4 times a day. She should be on a leash or watched while outside as she is a very 'bad listener' and tends to explore and not hear when you call her back in. She will ask to go outside by either sitting by the door and looking at you or barking if things get desperate. She is quiet, sleeps most of the day and is very independent; definitely not a lap dog. She has free choice to her food and water, and expects treats every time she returns from her outside business....
The only other maintenance would depend on season and again length of stay: e.g. lawn mowing or snow shovelling). Other than enjoying our home, yard, garden (if applicable), trail system, etc., expectations would be to keep the home clean. + More info