Maryland Equestrian Classifieds: Caretakers for Bed & Breakfast and Private Dog Party Rental Venue / Horse Possible

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Caretakers for Bed & Breakfast and Private Dog Party Rental Venue / Horse Possible

Date Added: 12/27/2017
Posted By: Lauren Norkin
Leesburg,   VA  
Email Address: Lauren.Norkin(at)

We are seeking live-in caretaker(s)--preferably a couple--for 26-acre estate, canine party rental venue (a.k.a. private dog park), and human vacation rental home (called a B&B for convenience). Around 7 acres are finished mowed/weed whacked; another 6 are pasture maintenance; 13 acres woods). Snow removal needed as well (equipment provided).

Also, need to work pre-scheduled weekend events and some minor holidays (e.g. Memorial Day but not Christmas) to greet dog parties and do grounds check after they leave (about an hour on each end). Likely holidays will go to Bed and Breakfast guests rather than dog park so may not need to be front and center on holidays!

Grounds maintenance can be done any time that dog clients are not present (about 8 hours per week between April and October; 1.5 hours the rest of the year which is mostly poop bag refills and trash). Possible to manage grounds keeping person rather than do grounds keeping yourself, especially for big projects.

Also, clean house in between guests (change sheets, stock coffee and TP, etc.). Not a high turnover; guests rent whole house and usually stay 2 or more days. Average three guest groups per month. There is considerable babysitting of guests to ensure that house rules are followed. Basement is beneath B&B so must be "on" guests about noise during quiet hours. Please see the B&B website for the terms and conditions to which the guests are subject (many of these rules were born of negative experiences and misunderstandings).

Must be dog-friendly. No dog handling. Must feed and love barn cats.

Horses possible and board can be negotiated into terms/lease. Barn and fences functional, but fences need work.

Dogs and cats possible upon approval and additional security deposit.



900 sq ft one bedroom / one bath apartment. $1200 rent + $388 per month for utilities (oil, electricity, water/sewer, trash, FIOS TV/Internet).

Wages are $17 per hour. It is possible to hire and manage others to do certain tasks. Certain tasks (e.g. high skilled carpentry and tree removal pay higher).

Because this position offers only a few hours of paid work each week, only persons (or one of two if couple) who have other means of full-time income support (e.g., full-time job, retirement, investment income, etc.) can be considered.

We are looking for a 2+ year commitment.


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