I am looking for a couple to maintain the property while I take 2 separate trips out of the country. I will be at home for a week inbetween trips and the housitter/s may enjoy exploring Belize then.
"Nina's Place" is a 5* guest house, however the business will be closed during my absence.
One cabana is available for the house sitter's use (photo included in listing as "Bungalow"). It has a queen bed, indoor bathroom, kitchenette with single electric ring and a balcony.
You will have access to the kitchen, and laundry facilities in the main house. I hang clothes out to dry but there is a dryer if needed.
The property encompasses 4 cabanas, a beautiful tropical garden, my house and a small restaurant which is rented and operated by my neighbor.
Wifi is available throughout the property.
You will rarely find a mosquito on the property although we do get some tiny "no-see-ems" which are more of an irritation than anything.
My car will not be available for your use (except for emergencies). It is a Toyota Prado/4-wheel drive.
**Absolutely NO drinking and driving.
**THE VEHICLE IS DIESEL!! DO NOT USE REGULAR GASOLINE!
**It does need topping up with coolant before each use.
The quality of Belizean drivers, roads and most vehicles, vary from bad to astoundingly terrible. You must be vigilant while driving.
The buses are a very economical and easy way to get around. They will stop anywhere along the road for pickup and drop off, including right in front of this property.
Local trips are between USD$1 and USD$2. To go further afield you may pay USD$5.
The property is equal distance between San Ignacio to the west and Belmopan to the east. Spanish Lookout is 8 miles to the north and the ocean is a 2hr. drive to the south-east.
THE COUNTRY AND AREA
Belize is a beautiful, mostly English speaking country, with fascinating cultures including Maya, Mestizo, Creole and Garifuna.
This area, known as Cayo district, is home to several Mayan ruins, the jungle, caves and other adventures, including an iguana sanctuary and Mayan chocolate making.
Nina's Place is only 25 miles east of the Guatemalan border.
Spanish is spoken a lot in this area given its proximity to Guatemala. While you don't need Spanish to live here, you may enjoy learning and/or speaking it!
The weather is generally warm/hot and humid but there is usually a breeze blowing.
REQUREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
I will need the house sitters to arrive on JUNE 1ST, 2 days before I leave. You will be responsible financially for your transport from the airport. I will give you information on my shuttle and the bus.
I return June 19th.
No smoking and limited alcohol use is non-negotiable.
The accommodation and property is solely for the house sitters. No one else is allowed on the property, with the exception of some whose names I will give you...
**Others allowed on the property are the property managers and the two boys who work in the yard.
I would like frequent updates on the property via please.
While the house is open to you, only the kitchen and washer and dryer are available for use. My office space is COMPLETELY off limits to anyone.
This property is currently for sale but the realtors will contact you if they want to show someone round. I will give house sitters the realtors contact information.
There will be a certain amount of daily watering in the yard.
Please keep everything clean and food put away in the fridge or in sealed bags. This will keep the critters away!!
The 2 yard workers will come on Saturdays. 7am-5pm.