Lakeside cabin & two sweet barn cats
My lakeside cabin and two affectionate barn cats need a little special attention while I'm away. If you appreciate peace and solitude, exploring the woods, kayaking the calm waters, are resourceful and don't mind getting your hands a little dirty, this is a perfect place for you.
Our Home & Location
I live within a 200 tract of wooded and pasture land, on the edge of a small private lake. This is a very peaceful and somewhat remote place though there are several neighbors along the lake. I love to cook so you'll find everything you need to prepare meals. The huge front porch is covered and makes a nice sleeping porch (I'll share the details with you) and place to watch the rain. The bed is super comfy and the surroundings very dark and quiet at night. It might take city folk a little while to adjust :) You are welcome to use the kayaks (one is pleasure and the other is a fishing kayak) on the lake, which is abundant with crappy, bass, catfish, blue gill, red ear, etc. Bring your tackle and catch some dinner.
54" smart TV so you can connect to your Netflix, Amazon, Pandora accounts. Wifi and cell service is good. I do not have cable/regular tv service....
The center of town (shopping) and downtown are both about a 15 minute drive from the cabin. There is no public transportation where I live so you'll need a vehicle.
My home is not kid-friendly (dangerous porch elevation, cooking utensils within reach, breakables throughout) so I ask that you not invite young children (12 and under) to my home, even if just for the day. Also, smoking or vaping of any kind is not allowed in or anywhere near my home.
I will meet you at the house for a one-day introduction. I'll leave a list of the hot spots for coffee, dining, shopping,etc. and will help get you acclimated to my home.
Update September 2018: I am planning a year-long excursion across the country. After my initial TrustedHouseSitters listing through November 2018, I will be renting my house at a discount (just enough to cover monthly costs) for the remainder of my travels: $900 a month, utilities included, in exchange for caring for Gracie and Oscar and contributing to the general upkeep of my place. If you or someone you know might be interested in renting please let me know! + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
CATS: Morning tea on the porch with the cats gives them just the attention they need. They each get kibble in the morning and their dishes are brought in at night to deter coons, etc. from visiting. Oscar is a cuddle bug and Gracie is a scaredy cat so will probably hideout most of the time you're at the house.
CABIN: I have a few potted plants that need to be watered every couple of days. Trash goes to the driveway on Fridays. I collect everything that can be recycled and I compost kitchen scraps.