No, only wild hummingbirds.
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They have WIFI
We are looking for a single or a couple to sit our house.
Living the house is the most important for us. That also means keeping it clean. Otherwise there are many different insects in the house and you don't want it. There are also little helpers to help you with the insects, little iguanas that live in the house on the walls ;-)
We have also some plants around the house who needs water every day in the dry season.
As animals we only have some wild hummingbirds who need every 2-3 days some sugar water. Sometimes, but not often, you will see some poison animals like snakes, spiders and scorpions.
We are a German couple and build our house in 2014. It has a large terrace with partial sea view and small mountains. It's up on a little hill.
We have our own well with solar pump and a water tank. Also we have a septic tank and a leach-field. So we are independent except the electricity this comes from the main power line. Sometimes we have power cuts. If they are longer (mostly 5 hours) you can use our generator.
In 800 m there is a small Hotel with Restaurant, directly at the beach. The next small village, Hicaco, with some small supermarkets is about 4 km away. To Santa Catalina you drive 20 min. with car or bus, ca. 14 km. There are some hotels, restaurants, supermarkets greengrocer and a pharmacy. There is also the estero beach with beach-break and the point, a constant wave, for surfers.
The house is isolated on the countryside and it's very peaceful only birds, cows, horses and some wild animals are making noise. It may be that a neighbor will start building a house in the near future. But you also have only 100 m to the main road from Santiago to Santa Catalina. There you can pick up an bus to Soná in one direction or Santa Catalina in the other.
We have also a mountain-bike, that you can use.
We have mobile internet. This is not very fast an it's only data volume of 3GB for 15$ with prepaid cards.
For more independence it would be advantageous to rent a car.
A little manual talent would be an advantage. It can always happen that small repairs have to be made.
It would be good if you can speak a little bit Spanish.
For a good fast communication with us it will be good to have whatsapp.
We would like to have the house-sitter 2 days before we leave and a day longer on our arrival. This days are included in our dates.
Because of the corona virus, we have set a period from early September to mid-December in which we are looking for the house sitter. During this period we need the house sitter about 4-5 weeks. We haven't booked any flights yet. We can then discuss the exact period depending on the coronavirus situation.
Our first time in Panama was an amazing experience. Your house is a little gem in the midst of nature. Gernot and I loved being there. And yes, living in nature requires a lot of attention to cleanliness which you had explained to us. You gave us a lot of information beforehand on your well-water-septic-and electrical system. You also provided us with a list of people we could contact in case of unexpected events. You drove us around in the nearby village of Santa Catalina showing us different restaurants and little shops. So when you left we had good knowledge of everything that we needed for the assignment and our communication was always excellent. Everything worked out in a wonderful way. Thank you for trusting us with your beautiful property and surroundings.
I had the privilege of being Jurgen and Beate's first home sitter in January/February 2017 and very much enjoyed the peace and isolation, as well as the hot, dry season of that time. These are REALLY kind and generous people and their home is their small dream come true, so treating it with 110% respect and cleanliness is super-important to understand. They also kindly came to Santiago to pick me up and helped me work out a couple of personal preferences, like internet needs (I teach online) and working with the absence of their gardener. It's simple and not at ALL a lot to do, neither in the home nor in the region, but that may just be what you want and what will serve Jurgen and Beate best too! Martin