Merida, Yucatan, Mexico Cats-&-One Dog-Care & Enjoy-our-House!

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Posted or Updated: May 4,2014   Applications: 4

Edge of Centro, Merida
Centennial, Centro Mexico
Jun 5,2014
For 1.5 TO 2 MONTHS | Medium Term

--Fortunate are we, Margo & Robert, both late 70's, to have found & renovated an 1800's fall-down Colonial house in this grand city of Merida (Yucatan) Mexico (project started 2009).

Today, this Merida House,"Corgis Bailando," (Corgis dancing) is our sanctuary (we're beginning a 2nd retirement, after running a B&B for 14 years on Mexico's Caribbean coast in Quintana Roo state). (see .Sindudavillas )

--This Merida house is the result of Robert's bright palette of architectural ideas, splashed liberally with tropical COLOR to lend mirth, merriment, comfort, contentment & well-being to all who dwell here!

--Within these walls too, as we savor our retirement, we enjoy our single Pembroke Welsh Corgi (Paris, 11 years), and though NOT cat-people, we have THREE (Mancha & his Mama Spatz, plus Blu-Lu), all whom we love..  The care and feeding of our animals are of first concern!

--During summer months (this year-- June & July 2019), we have set aside time for following-up the publishing/marketing of Robert’s novel (whose setting is Glacier National Park, Montana), and some loose ends (Seattle, WA).  Thus, we post HERE to find an adventurous person/couple to fill our shoes as “Fur-Kid” minders, and to INFUSE your good spirit around our “oasis” in this fine City while we attend to business.

Because I am taking time to READ RESPONSES, I’ve set our beginning date to early June. Being flexible will allow us to find the BEST MATCH, which will give you a more rewarding experience.

--Our responsibilities (paid by us) include paying our two employees (who do not live with us, but come to work here; Jose, 3 days, Keren 1 day). So, Keren comes Wednesdays for change-of-linens & superb cleaning of your chosen space, and freshening the house!   Then, there's Jose, our manager, who will work on projects 3 days/week (M-T-W).

Other items paid by us: a USA telephone (Magic Jack) (plug-in) on computer, cable television & Hi-speed internet (plus routers) for your 'contact' with the outside world; additionally, there will be some basic food supplies/staples in refrigerators for your consumption.

--House: ~Kitchen is bright and cheerful w/microwave, gas stove-oven, automatic purified water "tap," mixer, juicer, blender, all you need.   ~Dining room/office area (as above, hi speed internet), good lighting, fun decor.  ~LivingRoom is definitely 'colonial' with high ceilings and old-fashioned couches, the walls filled with myriad pieces of art.  ~Master Bedroom: Comfy and inviting.  A/C for night-time sleeping, as well as an industrial overhead fan.  Big screen TV with Amazon and Netflix.  ~Twin bed guest room: Private bath and Kitchenette.

Laundry & 2nd refrigerator.  Excellent washing machine and good clothesline with Mexico's SUNSHINE to dry everything in 1/2 hour.  We have a soft water system plus solar panels for a BOOST and pay-back to the electric company. 

Enjoy the gardens (which might welcome some watering on Jose’s days off0; watch the LILIES GROW in the pond, and COOL YOUR BODY in the DELICIOUS/REFRESHING lap pool.  You’ll find secure parking if you have a car.  All within the PRIVATE courtyard behind tall walls!

--Neighborhood: We’re 3 blocks from a major supermarket (Chedraui), 3 blocks from myriad local, street-side, delicious restaurants (they're called "economicas" $50p a meal, less than $5 USD) serving breakfast, lunch, dinner; 3 blocks from Merida’s Centennial Zoo, 6 blocks from The Grand Plaza (Historic Centro Merida). There’s a good bus service & taxis & UBER (use maps which we have) to get to movie theaters with 1st-run, inexpensive US movies in English (Spanish subtitles). The heart of this city, "Centro," is filled w/treasures, Sunday artisans, Sunday dancing in the streets, restaurants, glorious Mexican silver, everything your heart may desire.

 --See photos and tell us if you think you MIGHT FIT INTO OUR LIVES!

A most important attribute FOR YOU would be YOUR VALUE OF TIME LIVED in a foreign country, specifically Mexico or Central-South America! Your appreciation of a much more simple life among gentle people will GREATLY ENHANCE your experience-- having spent quality time in Mexico is a valuable asset! Of course, a little bit of Spanish would be BLISS!

Waiting to hear YOUR comments-- as soon as possible!

Fondly, Margo & Robert --Photos.

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