We are looking for a responsible couple to live in and care for our new home during our absence ( on or about May 27, 2014 to on or about Oct. 14, 2014).
Sitters will need to conduct light yard work, pool maintenance and generaly maintain the house in the "like new" condition they will find it upon arrival. They will be required to pay a flat rate utility fee of $250/month to cover electricity, internet, telephone and satelite TV. The rate for electricty in Costa Rica per Kw/hr. is twice that in the U.S.
Our house is located only 1 KM off of the coastal highway at an elevation of approximately 600 ft. that provides for a beautiful ocean and river view, gorgeous sunsets, and a comfortable afternoon and evening breezes. The property consists of approximately 13 acres and is located in 110 acre gated development. We are visited daily by large green parrots, toucans, and scarlet macaws. Three types of monkeys pass through occassionally (White Face, Howler, and Titis). We are located near the town of Ciudad Cortes and there is a new hospital located only 1.5Km from our house. The main house has 1 bedroom w/ King size bed, 1 bathroom and one 1/2 bath, small study, combined living-room/kitchen, a secure "safe room/pantry" and a laundry room. There is a detached guest room, queen bed, w/bathroom and a covered carport. There is a medium size pool and ample pool deck .
We need a commitment of the full term of this period, so do not make a hasty decision. Sitters will need a long term rental car or use the local taxi service and rent a vehicle short term as needed. The 1km of dirt road from the coastal highway is a little rocky and parts are somewhat steep so 4x4 is recommended. It rains here ALOT (250+ inches/year) However, it generally rains in the late afternoon and early evening while the early part of the day is dry and pleasant.