Looking for a responsible mature active couple to care for our beautiful pets and rustic style home. A knowledge of simple home maintenance and the ability to deal with small problems is a must.
We are close to the InterAmericana highway along the Pacific Coast of Panama just west of the village of San Carlos. This is a rural community consisting of mostly vacation/beach weekend homes. We are just a short walk to the quiet beach.
Sitters would be expected to do light garden/yard work, care for the animals (dogs, cats & chickens) and generally maintain the house (s) in the same condition in which they will find it. There is person who comes once a week to assist in yard cleaning.
The half acre property has many shade trees and 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 houses two studio units primarily used for vacation rentals and sometimes longer term rentals. Each unit has a queen bed, kitchenette and bathroom with shower. There is a shared covered porch and a large open patio area.
There is internet, strong signal but sometimes unreliable. There isn't a TV.
This is a non paid position so candidates must be self sufficient.
This is a hot tropical environment - expect high humidity and temperatures around 85 degrees (F).
The position is available long term with a minimum of a one month commitment. Dates needed to fill are a bit flexible - mid September to end of October.
You may want to rent a car or use the local bus / taxi and only rent a car short term as needed.
Basic knowledge of spanish would be helpful, but not necessary.
Please ask plenty of questions so we can get to know each other.