Elegant Victorian Homestead with Two Dogs
My partner and I run our house as a luxury lodge during most of the year but in the winter we close the lodge and travel overseas to meet with travel agents, see our friends and family overseas, and have a bit of a break. Unfortunately our dogs cannot travel with us, so we look for responsible dogsitters to look after them and enjoy the lodge while we're gone.
Our Home & Location
The house is an 1889 mansion, built as a private home but converted in 1994 to a lodge. Despite being from the Victorian era, it has all the modern conveniences--ultra-fast broadband throughout, flat-screen TVs, Netflix, a professional kitchen, a small fitness room, etc. It is located on South Hill in Oamaru, a short walk to a grocery store, and also walkable to town. The town itself is charming, with a unique historic centre, a microbrewery (that also makes very good food, in addition to their excellent beers), several good restaurants, and more. If you're visiting the area, there are lots of attractions to explore, from the coastal town of Moeraki with its iconic boulders and world-famous Fleur's Place restaurant, to the Waitaki Valley with its geology, wineries, and lakes. Oamaru is a popular tourist destination, so this is a great opportunity to explore it.
Responsibilities & Pets
We'll ask you to look after our two dogs, Leo and Ivan, which will include keeping them fed and watered, walked, and generally looked after. General housesitting duties might include keeping a few plants watered in the house and, if you're comfortable with it, keeping sourdough starters fed.
May 2018 | Morgan