Southern Mountains of Costa Rica June to December

House Sitter Needed for Username: vestala7   


Posted or Updated: Mar 18,2019   Applications: 16

Rivas, San Francisco de Rivas, San Isidro de el General
Perez Zeledon,Southern Zone Costa Rica

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Jul 15,2019
For 5 months | Long Term

My home is in a mountain river village in the southern zone of Costa Rica. We are a half hour from the Mt. Chirripo National Park and a little over an hour to Dominical beach. I'm looking for a caretaker and property manager long term who enjoys nature and would enjoy mingling with the culture of rural Costa Ricans. No animals to care for, so no daily walks need be performed. Primary duties are to maintain the casitas, clean them weekly, change and launder the linens between guests,  keep the yard/garden presentable, be here to greet rental guests, and prospective buyers,  take care of any emergencies that may arise in the Costa Rica country side. You may do the casita cleaning, one casa per week, or you may hire hard-working inexpensive locals to help for very low cost. There are english speaking ex-pat neighbors to help you get acquainted with the area and socialize, however our community is primarily a Tico neighborhood... very helping and caring people. You will need to have enough Spanish to communicate and a knowledge of Costa Rica in the rainy season is a plus.

The property is for sale, and if there is an acceptable offer, you can expect at least two months' notice. My primary need for the property manager is to maintain the two rentals and take care of guests checking in, checking out and their questions in between. You will be asked to cover your own electricity and water for the unit you occupy, but not the rental units... about $30 per month. Unfortunately the rental incomes in the rainy season are often low so I am scampering to pay my own rent and utilities while you are living in my home.

Property is in a safe location, locking gates at entrance to property. Very serene and tranquil, a stone's throw from the Chirripo River. The casitas are near the one road that enters and exits the barrio of San Francisco and you will see the neighborhood children passing by  on their way to and from school. This is not a secluded property, it is very much part of a thriving family oriented community.

Starting and ending dates are flexible with at least 3 month commitment. Could start in June, July or August and stay until mid Nov or December, depending upon whether and when the property sells.

If you require a television and internet speed of more than 3 mg, this is not a good match for you. If you enjoy listening to the sound of a fast flowing river 24/7 and admiring birds of all colors, shapes and songs, you have found your home. 

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