Hello! We are an English couple living just outside Maribor, Slovenia's beautiful second city. We live in a little cluster of houses on the edge of the Slovenske gorice hills. We are looking for somone to look after our lovely dog Molly (known as Mo) and our little house and garden.
Molly is a good dog, our house doesn't have a fence but Mo can sit out on the terrace quite safely and doesn't go far. She loves going for walks and is a good companion. She likes two walks a day but she will go out for more, given the opportunity. She is very laid back and is welcome in the local cafes and bars.
We would also ask that you water some plants. It's not a large garden but we will be growing vegetables and we would like to leave them in good hands.
The area is known for wine and Maribor is home to the world's oldest still-producing grapevine. The city has a historic old centre and plenty of cultural attractions. It is surrounded by hills including the Pohorje range and you can take a cable car to the summit. It is a short drive to the border with Austria and about 40 minutes to Graz, Austria's second city. Ptuj, Slovenia's oldest town is only 30 minutes away and the Croatian border is not far past there. However, there are lots of lovely places within easy reach of Maribor without crossing the border!
We have a small two-bedroom house with a small terraced garden. There is a covered parking space. The house has wi-fi. There is a ground floor terrace, and first floor balcony as well as a covered dining area in the garden. The house is in a very quiet location, on the edge of a forest with a stream and field across the way.
There are a couple of cafe-bars within walking distance. At one of the bars there is also a small but well-stocked grocery store. For eating places you need to drive, also for bigger shops. There are bus stops close by to get into the city, if needed.
Urgent - to avoid cancelling our long-awaited holiday we are urgently seeking a housesitter/s from 1 August (if necessary you could come on 31 July if it helps you). We return in the morning on 15 August. If necessary, you could stay until 16 if it helps you.