2 acre Finca within 5 minute walk of authentic small mountain village

House Sitter Needed for Username: lubrin04271   


Posted or Updated: Mar 28,2021   Applications: 3

Outskirts, Lubrin
Almeria,Andalucia Spain

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May 22,2021
For 4 months | Long Term




We are Welsh octogenarians and have had the joy of 21 years in our Cortijo. Now in our twilight years we are spending time back in Wales near family and friends. Consequently we have a number of self catering cottages and apartments that we developed over the years to assist the local economy of our wonderful village of Lubrin and are looking for a couple that would be interested in helping us operate the rentals.

Being self catering, with a minimum stay of 7 nights, involves little or no attention once guests are settled in. Furthermore we have successfully operated Covid 19 protocols which includes self check in. Experience in pool maintenance would be an advantage along with an interest in general garden maintenance. The owners will be available 24/7 to provide technical assistance by direct , text message, and WhatsApp preferred.

Located in the very Spanish village of Lubrin in Almeria, 2000ft up in the Sierra de los Filabres and just 45 minutes from Mojacar on the Costa del Almeria.  The Farmhouse is set on a hilltop and surrounded by an 2 acres of terraced lawns and Olive, Almond and Pomegranate trees and is a short  5 minute walk to the very authentic small village which has all the amenities and most of all warm and friendly villagers

If you enjoy walking then there are wonderful walks in the hills and valleys straight out of the main entrance. /y35s3f8b

If you are studying Spanish then Lubrin Pueblo is the perfect place to “practicar su español”.

If over 23 then use of our car to do occasional local day trips

We are putting the Cortijo up for sale, but we will give the house sitters a minimum of one month in advance.

Please note that we are a non-smoking destination, so applications are not accepted from house sitters who smoke traditional or e-cigarettes.

These are testimonials that I've received from a few past house sitters:

Beautiful Spanish Homestead

John and Mair are wonderful, warm and interesting people. We spent a winter sit at their property in Lubrin, Spain and thoroughly enjoyed the gardens, picking olives, and taking care of the occasional guest who rented the cottages. John has many walking trails about the property which should be enjoyed by visitors. Our weekly jaunts to various towns, markets and the ocean allowed us to see much of the surrounding areas, learn the history and generally be a part of their culture. This was one of our favorite house sits!

Wendy, Canada, 12 May, 2019

Wonderful House sit in Lubrin Spain

Igor and I feel so blessed to have spent time in Lubrin, Spain taking care of John and Maria's beautiful beloved cortijo 'Fuente Arriba'. Even though we were minding the main house, kitty Sammie and 5 little casitas that were frequently filled with new and returning guests, It was such a special time for us that it truly did not even feel like work! The effort we put into maintaining the grounds, the pool and change over of guests were minimized by the extent of graciousness that we felt from the villagers and the authenticity of the area. In the 5 months we were there we were heartily welcomed into the small community, which in turn, gave us confidence in knowing we would be supported if anything was needed. John has many connections with shop keepers, electricians, mechanics, doctors, bakers, welders you name it...they were all ready to lend a hand when called upon. John was always available via or and provided us with detailed notes that made the transition there smooth and easy. We would recommend this home sit to anyone who enjoys nature, embraces new cultures and who's ready to make magical life changing memories. We adore Lubrin and John and Maria and look forward to returning just as soon as we can!! All the best, Bonnie and Igor

Bonnie, United States, 12 May, 2019

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