Virginia is for Lovers!

Charlottesville, VA, US
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We live a few miles from town in a lovely, wooded country setting. We chose to build in this place for the beauty and tranquility, but also for the convenience to Charlottesville and all that it has to offer. Bruce is a somewhat retired

Home & location

Four bedroom, 3.5 bath home nestled in the woods near the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains and only 13 miles from Charlottesville. Guest room with private bath, pool (in summer), outdoor bocce & horseshoe area, indoor shuffle board table

  • House
  • Basic WiFi
  • Mountains
  • City
  • Countryside
  • Sitters need a car


Heimo is an indoor/outdoor dog. He loves to romp and play outdoors but he also loves to be with his people indoors and sleep near the bed at night. He’s a very sweet natured dog that welcomes everyone (not a good guard dog at all!) He was

Meet the pets

  • Heimo

    Border Collie

    4 years

  • fish

  • poultry

Sitter feedback (4)


Another wonderful sit with Heimo, the koi and the chickens. Tamara and Bruce were gracious hosts, as they were last time. We really enjoyed returning and

Stayed · 14 Aug - 21 Aug 2021

An unexpected joy of housesitting is spending time with so many breeds of dogs. This was our first experience with a Border Collie and he was wonderful!

Stayed · 08 Oct - 14 Oct 2020

The word that comes to mind, over and over, is GREAT. Great home, great location, great dog, great homeowners, even great koi and great chickens! Rick and

Stayed · 18 Sep - 21 Sep 2020

Housesitting for Tamara and her husband was a truly great experience. They were kind enough to make me a delicious fresh dinner the night I arrived (even so

Stayed · 01 Nov - 16 Nov 2019

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