We are a retired couple living in Costa Rica, near the small town of Atenas. Our elevation is 2600 feet or 800 meters, the distance from our house to Atenas is 3.2 miles or 5 km. It is centrally located, 40 minutes to the international airport, 1 hour to Herradura beach which is a lovely beach where you can observe scarlet macaws.
My husband is originally from New York state and I am French. We are looking for a house/pet sitter, either a couple or individual. We have a friendly 2 year old spayed female cat. We let her go out during the day and back inside to sleep during the night. Her name is Ginger.
We have a 2 bedrooms / 2 bath house with large covered outdoor spaces. We love plants and gardening. The property is fenced and has an automatic gate. There is a creek at the bottom of the property with a small trail. The property down to the creek is steep with coffee and bananas trees. The bird wildlife is abundant with a wide variety such as toucan, motmot, hummingbirds etc. We have pastoral and distant views. At the bottom of our street, approximately 340 meters, there is a bus stop to go to Atenas.
The perfect situation would be to have the chosen sitter come one day earlier to get familiar with the house responsibilities, etc.. We do have an alarm system that we put on diligently everyday if we go out and during the night.
Robert and Beatrice