We're looking for sturdy people to take care of our dogs and our house from August until November 2018 .
What I'm looking for in a house sitter is mostly someone who loves dogs! We have four: a dalmatian/great dane mix (adorable. And BIG and cuddly, so if you don't like big dogs you really won't enjoy this), a podenco (medium sized Spanish dog) and two small delightful mixes. Which doesn’t begin to dewcribe how much I adore them. Also have 2 cats, very sweet ginger and a very cuddly black cat, and 2 chickens.
Picture 1 is the view from our terrace, pic 2 is the big dog, pic 3 is Comares, the village nearby. I have more pics if you like,.
Take care of the four dogs, two chickens, and two cats, and make sure the plants get their water. (I love my roses and I'd hate for them to die)
We absolutely love it here, it's very tranquil, lots of birds and walks, beautiful views, pretty fast internet connection (we use it for work so it has to be), we are walking distance (10-15 min) from 2 good bars that do lovely food and there's a riding school quite near.
There's yoga, piano lessons, Sevillana dancing, open mike nights.
It's a lovely area, our neighbours keep goats that actually make their way past our garden. Don't worry, it's all completely fenced in.
our neighbors are very kind. They love to have a chat, so if you happen to speak Spanish, that would be a bonus!
We have rather a small house, one bedroom, 2 bathrooms (one en suite and one with a cast iron roll top bath) in the house. (We have another junk room filled with boxes and gym equipment. one day that will be our office. Well that's the plan anyway!)
Our drive is quite steep. Our garden as well. I would not recommend it for elderly people or small children. SOme people find it scary to drive down, there is a little lay by on the road. Where you can park if you prefer.
We'll leave gas bottles behind, cooking and hot water use gas, but if that runs out, you'll have to get some more: gas bottles are delivered every Tuesday, (gas bottles are about 17 euros a piece and should last 3 weeks)
It's very secluded. Buses go once a day, 7 in the morning, to Málaga and one to Torre del Mar. That's it. We live in the hamlet next to Comares, which is gorgeous, and about a 45 minute walk.
You can park a car on the road, in a lay by, or rent a 4x4, or consider foregoing having a car. There are little vans that come with fruit and veg and beer and fish to our hamlet a couple of times a week, so you won't starve. There's a nice bar that does cheap and cheerful Spanish food. There's a proper supermarket in Comares, (and about 8 other bars and restaurants and a pharmacy) but that is a 45 min walk, so to get all your shopping in and carry it home on your back may be strenuous.