Need house sitter for Cuenca, Ecuador from about November 10, 2019 to about November 19, 2019.
We'd like a chance to meet you before we leave and show you around a bit. 3 female cats, 3 years old and spayed, require food, fresh water, love, and companionship as well as regular cleaning of boxes and their living environment. They are not allowed outside, but they have an enclosed patio and an enclosed balcony where they love to play.
House is large and has ample space for them and you. We offer a guest room for your use with a queen size bed and bath. Cable TV and Internet via cable connection or WiFi are available. House has alarm system and electric fence. Floors are wood or ceramic - no carpets. The house has 3 floors and kittens pretty much run around on all of them. You will need first floor for general living. Bedroom and shower on 2nd floor. We have a full sized washer and hang the clothes under a glass roof in back to dry. We also have a gas dryer, but prefer to hang them.
You can connect a Windows computer via cable on all 3 floors - a Mac will require a special connector for the jack. WiFi is available in some areas of the house. Bus service is about 1- 2 blocks away and so far only costs 30 cents (USD) a ride. You will need a bus pass - cash is not accepted. Most taxi rides are about $2-$4 and we will provide the contact information for the reliable companies we use. The city center is about half an hour away, walking maybe 3 kilometers.
Cuenca is at an altitude of approximately 8,200 feet (about 2,500 meters). It is surrounded by mountains and 4 rivers flow through it. The largest is the Tomebamba River which goes right in front of our house. Flights to Cuenca (CUE) are available from UIO (Quito) or you can fly to GYE and drive about 3-4 hours up to Cuenca. It is about 8-10 hours by road from Quito.
Our Vet is just a few blocks away and can be reached He makes house calls in an emergency. He speaks limited English and knows exactly where the house is. He also provides transportation service to and from his nearby office for a small fee.
Our previous housesitters ate most of their lunches in various restaurants in Cuenca for around $3.00 - $4.00 a meal and enjoyed themselves quite a bit. They didn't cook much, however, we do have a full kitchen you may wish to enjoy. Organic vegetables are sold next door twice a week, along with organic chicken and eggs, milk and cheese, and a variety of breads and other products.
Cuenca is known as one of the safest cities in the world. Entering Ecuador, a 90 day visa is stamped in your passport. It is free.
We look forward to your reply.