Pet sit in a Lovely Home in what Coastal Living Mag calls "The Happiest Seaside Town" + 90 min NYC
For the pet sitter needed 2/3-2/6, our dates are somewhat flexible if you would like to stay a little longer we can arrange that. Thank you!
My husband, Steve and I are in our fifties and have pet family who we love and adore. We both have jobs that enable us to work from home so they are used to having company around and getting lots and lots of attention, especially the doggies. Since we are home so much, we also do look forward to an occasional getaway, either to visit our kids in college or to explore a different city. We have always had terrific animal care with friends who come by a few times a day to care for our pets, but our latest thoughts are that we need someone around to sleep here and have more of a presence.
Our Home & Location
Our home is a natural shingled 1940's expanded cape with lots of windows and natural light. It has an open floor plan with a modern farmhouse kitchen overlooking the great room with a view of the deck, yard and pool through double sliding glass doors. You will have your own freshly painted room with a full sized bed.
We are within walking distance to the the quaint downtown of Bellport Village, recently nominated by Coastal Living Magazine as one of the "Happiest Seaside Towns". Bellport is a an adorably quaint waterfront town that has all of the essentials within easy walk or bike ride. There really isn't any reason to have a car unless you would like to visit other areas around, such as Montauk, the Hamptons or Wine Country. Bellport has a supermarket, pharmacy, library, bank, antique stores and a thrift shop. There are lots of restaurants right in town, again, all walkable from the house. There is also plenty of cheap eats including coffee shops, pizza and chinese food. For the healthy minded, there is yoga, hiking, biking and a great health food store. Bellport Village also has a waterfront park, beach and marina. Famous for Bellport is "Bellport Lane", which is the road that leads to the Great South Bay and is lined with historic homes with white picket fences....
There are tons of things to do and see here on Long Island! We have outlet shopping, fabulous beaches and parks, plus any type of sporting/cultural interest you have will all be very convenient. Bellport Village is in a perfect spot geographically for exploring. Heading easterly, we have beautiful rural farms and wineries or the famed "Hamptons" and Montauk (the "END"). Head west on a 1.5 hour train ride and you'll be in the heart of NYC! There is really too much to list here but If there is something specific that you are looking for while you are here, please ask me! + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Our pet care is very simple as none of our animals have any special needs/diets.
All of our animals are rescue animals so we have a mixed bag of breeds! We have five cats and two dogs. Our cat collection includes a couple of tabby's, a main coon, and two "random" breeds. Our dogs are "Willy", a black lab/pit bull and a german shepherd mix. The german shepherd was a rescue from Mexico so we appropriately named him "Paco". We also have a turtle named "Augustus" who will need food and fresh water added to his tank. The pet care is very straightforward for someone who is accustomed to taking care of animals. Dogs will need feeding and walks (2x/day), plus going in the fenced in yard. Cats will need feeding and their litter boxes cleaned (2x/day). Beyond tending to the basic needs of our pets, we are mostly looking for the person who just loves animals and will give them lots of love and affection while they are here. My husband and I work from home, so they are used to having bodies around to cuddle with. The pets in our home are like family members and they have free reign of the house. They are allowed on the furniture and in our beds. We will leave you with a clean house and would like to return to the same (a daily sweep around at least). Since you will have use of our vehicle, we would like to please ask you for a drop off and pick up at the small nearby airport where we are flying in and out of.