Eastern Long Island (Shirley)
Responsible, non-smoking couple to care for my house and dogs while I'm away.
Our Home & Location
The house is a lovely Cape Cod in a quiet residential area of Eastern Long Island on the South Shore near LIE Exit 68.
About the house: it is a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath house, with a fully finished basement, walk-in closet, study, library/living room and combined kitchen/great room. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and granite countertops and is nicely laid out. The great room sports a beautiful soapstone woodstove. There's a front porch with glider, and a deck with grill. The backyard has a firepit. The finished basement has lots of workout equipment--professional bench, dumbells, and kettlebells.
The area itself is replete with both outdoor and cultural possibilities. A world-class beach is just six miles away, and a large park with fishing possibilities and hiking trails (ca 1500 acres) is only one-quarter mile away. Biking opportunities abound--if the weather cooperates, and the Hamptons are just about 25 miles away.
The area does not have much public transportation so a car of your own is a must. The dogs are early risers and will need to be fed around 6 a.m. Although NYC is just 90 or so minutes away by train, the dogs can't be left for more than 8 hours at a time. If the potential housesitters would like to visit NYC, however,they are welcome to use the services of my on-call petsitter, who charges $16 for a mid-day visit to take care of the dogs.
Responsibilities & Pets
Houseplants will need watering 2-3 times per week. I have two medium-sized (ca. 45 lbs) well-mannered dogs (ages 8 and 7 years old), that will need to be played with and walked daily.