Looking for a Responsible Active Couple (preferred) to care for our spoiled pets and rustic style home.
Experience not necessary but a sense of adventure is! Must love animals, enjoy nature and be self sufficient.
The animals require very little care - you'll just need feed on a specific schedule. And give love and attention on demand. The fenced yard is large so the dogs do not need to be walked on a leash but they do enjoy following you on walks around the neighborhood. The cats need to come in the house at night.
Right now there are three cats, one dog and a few chickens. I take rescues sometimes so that may change.
You must stay over night every night. Some tasks would be daily egg collection, do light garden/yard work and let in the person who tends the yard (bi-weekly). General cleaning/maintaining of the house and cleaning after yourself is expected as well.
We are conveniently located close to the InterAmericana highway along the Pacific Coast of Panama just west of the village of San Carlos and only 12km from Coronado. This is a rural community consisting of mostly vacation/beach weekend homes.
It is just a short walk to the quiet beach and in the other direction, a short walk to local buses.
The half acre property has many shade & fruit trees in naturally landscaped gardens. Often referred to as a small finca, we are at the end of a dirt road surrounded by nature.
There are two structures: The primary house has one bedroom with a queen size bed, small kitchen and a bathroom with shower. There is a covered porch and open patio. No A/C
The other building contains two studio units primarily used for vacation rentals. Each unit has a queen bed, kitchenette and bathroom with shower. There is a shared covered porch and a large open patio area.
This is not a paid position. However it is possible to arrive a bit earlier and extend stay if desired, staying in one of the studios.
This is a hot tropical environment - expect high humidity and temperatures around 85 degrees (F). Expect some rain as the rainy season runs through to December.
You may choose to rent a car or just use the local bus / taxi. Daily car rental is available locally.
Basic knowledge of spanish is helpful, but not necessary.
There is internet, strong signal but sometimes unreliable as is in most of Panama.
We look forward to hearing from you!