Great dogs, lovely home in Lake Chapala, Mexico

House Sitter Needed for ChapalaChapala

Posted or Updated   Aug 5,2012

Location
Chapala Haciendas, Chapala, Chapala
Chapala,Jalisco Mexico
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Availability
Sep 8,2012
For 1 to 2 months | Short Medium Term

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I am seeking a house sitter for 1 to 2 months. This house sit will begin around the 8th of September, and there is a good possibility that this house sit could extend beyond this.

Lake Chapala is the largest lake in Mexico, and the Lake Chapala region boasts one of the best climates in the world. Many expatriates from the United States, Canada, and Europe live in communities on the north shore of Lake Chapala. I, along with the many expats living in the Lake Chapala region, feel very safe in this beauiful part of Mexico.

The towns of Chapala and Ajijic have lovely malecons for strolling and viewing the beautiful lake. A wonderful infrastructure is in place for tourists and foreign residents, which includes the Lake Chapala Society offering language courses and organized meeting times in a variety of areas. The Lake Chapala Society also has a large English language lending library as well. There are opportunities for kayaking, hiring a boat to one of the two islands of Lake Chapala, hiking the mountains that are north of the Lakeside communities, eating in fine restaurants and visiting the many art galleries and boutiques found especially in Ajijic. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful and preference will be given to candidates who speak Spanish.

The house is located 18 miles from the Guadalajara airport. Guadalajara is a city of over 6 million and offers fine dining, concerts, high-end entertainment, a fabulous zoo and a very interesting historic center with colonial architecture.

The house is located in a small subdivision about 3 miles from the town of Chapala. The subdivision is a lovely quiet area with many trees. There are, however, no services.

Transportation to the town of Chapala and the nearby village of Ajijic is by public bus. The bus stop is about ½ mile uphill from the house. The bus runs about every 20 to 40 minutes depending on the time of day. Use of a vehicle to nearby stores and services as well as the local bus station will be provided.

This 5 year-old home has two bedrooms. The guest bedroom also functions as a study. The kitchen, although small, has a water purification system and stainless steel appliances. The living room has a boveda ceiling with a fireplace. A computer is available for use and has high speed Internet.

Amenities include Sky (Mexican satellite) TV and Skype (VoiP) tele service available on the computer. WIFI is also available. The sunroom can be used for a studio overlooking the small but lovely garden.

We have two cats and two dogs. One dog is about 15 years old, while the other is about 2 1/2 years. Pet responsibilities would involve keeping the pet bowls supplied with dry food and fresh water, giving one dog soft food with medicine at night, taking both dogs for a daily short walk, taking the younger for an additional longer walk, and disposing of pet/litter box waste daily.

House responsibilities are limited to ensuring the safety of the house, placing the garbage on the curb two times per week, watering outdoor plants several times per week if needed. There may be several additional tasks such as paying several bills.

A maid will come twice a week and a gardener will come once a week.

Please feel free to respond with questions.

Donna

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