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 if you are near and doesn't go far. She loves going for walks and is a good companion. She likes at least 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.
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 one-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 a short walk away to get into the city, if needed. PLEASE NOTE: due to previous sitters not being honest about their willingness or ability to walk to the bus stop, we must stress that for this sit you need to either have your own transport, or be confident in using public transport and able to walk 15 minutes to get to/from the bus stop. We also have bikes you can use.
We would like to make a trip to visit family in February or March It would be at least a week but ideally two weeks. We have no travel arrangements yet - we'd do that when we have an arrangement with a sitter.