Short Term From Nov 15, 2012 For 9-20 days I need pet care for: Dogs,Cats,Birds,Horses or Ponies

House Sitter Needed for Username: robinmilward   


Posted or Updated: Sep 23,2012   Applications: 17

San Miguel de Allende
Guanajuato Mexico

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Nov 15,2012
For 9-20 days | Short Term

We live on a glorious 16 acre boutique hobby ranch within sight of historic San Miguel & nestled picturesquely & securely amidst three of Mexico's leading thoroughbred horse ranches,one owned by Miguel Aleman (Former Mexican President), the other by the Suarez Property family of Mexico City and the third by the Zepeda 'Tequila Embajador' family. Located just 10 minutes north of San Miguel in what is known as the "Golden Corridor" of San Miguel for its glorious country and beautiful properties,our 4,000 ft Provencale style house is approached by a private,gated half mile drive winding its way through the alfalfa & oat meadows of our neighbours. The year round dry climate between dry degrees (we are at 5,000 feet amidst the mountains) means the house is wide open to the breezes all day. Staffed by 1-2 maids & three gardeners the house overlooks a beautiful quarter acre pond,home to 2 exotic swans and ducks & a swimming pool.Facilities include use of a car to come and go from San Miguel.All utilities and household costs are paid for,we leave the car full of gas, all you need is groceries tho whatever is in the fridge & pantry you are welcome to .We always leave the house stocked with basics (bread,milk,eggs,cheese,a bottle of wine & a glass or two of beer....the local store is a mile away & San Miguel and its shops a 10 minute drive) An animal lover is needed to supervise the care of the 8 rescued dogs and 7 cats ,one parrot , plus our property (dedicated to growing hay and alfalfa) also contains 2 pet alpacas,2 retired snow white throughbred Andalucian horses,one quiet horse for riding and 3 miniature ponies.The maids and gardeners take care of feeding them all and the dogs and cats are in and out of the house through the ever present open doors "lolling" around the manicured, lawned gardens,pool & pond all day long. We found Shirley our long time housesitter from Florida 5 years ago through this very site Housecarers and she has regularly visited once or twice a year to look after our house while we vacation and is now a dear friend. She can no longer visit because of other commitments (after her stays with us she got her own pets & now can't leave them) but she will be happy to describe life here by e mail. We go away for between 10 & 20 days a several times a year and seek a responsible and pet loving housecarer who will have to face a chihuahua sleeping on the bed and the rest of the dogs and cats spread around the house & lying on couches each night (several of them with ambitions to also sleep on the bed).We have HD satellite TV, hi speed internet & San Miguel is a crime free, vibrant arts center full of restaurants,boutiques,art galleries,cinema,theatre,annual International Jazz,Chamber Music and Film Festivals located just 1 hour 10 minutes from the international airport serving Dallas and Houston 2.5 hours away (or a days drive to San Antonio Texas).Like everywhere San Miguel is growing with an increasingly cosmopolitan, international population,horseback riding,hot springs, two golf courses & recently arrived Orient Express and Rosewood hotels. Since the care and feeding of our pets is largely taken care of by our staff we need a person to live in the house while we are away and be a presence on-site,especially in the evenings, nights and weekends when the staff are not here.San Miguel is safe & secure and we havn't locked our doors here at the ranch in years. Owners... Robin is a British/Canadian former Ad Agency owner from Toronto and Vancouver and Becky his wife a Texan artist, former Ad Agency art director from Austin .Pictures of our property available on our web site-MEXICANHIDEAWAYS-(just type that in your browser).

What can we say about San Miguel our home for 17 years...a little bit of heaven. While our property is for sale,it would not affect anything short term and in case of a sale we will be moving into a nice property in the heart of San Miguel

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