My home is 3 blocks to Potomac Ave and 5 to Eastern Market. Downstairs I have tenants. My most recent experience having my handyman house sit was a disaster. I am looking for someone who can be available with 2 weeks' heads up and can:
feed fish and add water to their tanks (I will pay you for any more advanced fish care)
do some basic weeding
run the soaker hoses and water (hoses are on a timer)
address any concerns the tenants may have
take out the trash and recycling
add water to the fountain
In return I offer my lovely home, a super comfortable Queen bed, endless air conditioning, a lovely yard and a deck, all top quality appliances, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, space in the fridge and in the freezer, permission to have one overnight guest, obv. all utilities paid.
I tend to go away for about one month, maybe six weeks, to take care of my 80 year old father. I don't always know well ahead of time, but should know two weeks in advance. My next time away will probably be in August.
Also there is a very complicated security system (easy to turn on and off) with motion flood lights, sirens, flashing lights, door window and glass break sensors, multiple security cameras, video uploaded regularly to the cloud to preserve it, and of course security codes. You should feel extra safe when it is armed. And the tenants have their own system and are always an earshot away. My boyfriend also drops by periodically to bring in packages and make sure things are OK.
I usually can be reached easily when away by phone, text or email, and we can solve any problems that come up together.
Please only respond if you have been a house sitter for at least 5 different clients and can provide references from at least four. I look forward to hearing from you!
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers