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Dog friendly, fit house sitter wanted in cozy mountain village

Spain, Comares, Andalucía

Pets

  • Dog(s)
  • Cat(s)
  • Chicken(s)

2 dogs, 6 chickens, 2 cats: all lovely

Duration

  • Period available: 1 month, 2 days
  • Starts: 11 June 2023
  • Ends: 14 July 2023

Testimonials

They have 2 testimonial s (view below)

Facilities

They have WIFI

About this assignment

We're looking for a person / people to take care of our dogs and our house. Our dates are flexible, so a week earlier or later is not a problem.

What I'm looking for in a house sitter is mostly someone who loves dogs! We have 3: a podenco (medium sized Spanish dog) another medium sized Galgo mix and a little one. The little one usually travels with us, so you will probably only have two dogs to take care of. Also have 2 cats, very sweet ginger and a very cuddly black cat, and 6 chickens. And eggs!

Picture 1 is the view from our terrace, pic 2 is the kitchen, pic 3 is Comares, the village nearby. I have more pics if you like,. There is a large table and stable internet if you need to work from home.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

Take care of the dogs, no walks, 6 chickens, and two cats, and make sure the plants get their water. (I love my roses and I'd hate for them to die) That's it!

 

What are the good features of the property and location

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 neighbours 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.

What does the house sitter need to consider before applying for this assignment

Our drive is quite steep. Our garden as well. I would not recommend it for elderly people or small children. Best suited to a reasonably fit couple, we have found.
Some people find it scary to drive down, there is a little lay by on the road. Where you can park if you prefer. I would recommend a car, as it is by far the easiest way to get around here.

We'll leave gas bottles behind, cooker uses gas, but if that runs out, you'll have to get some more: gas bottles are delivered every Tuesday,
We will also supply wood. If that runs out you get a whole pickup truck full for around 80 euros delivered.

It's very secluded. Buses go once a day, 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 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. within walking distance there's a nice bar that does cheap and cheerful Spanish food and a restaurant that does international food. Why cook?!

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.

Last updated: 24 January 2023
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Testimonials

Malaga mountains

I looked after Liz's pets and house in November. It can be a bit windy but the house is on the edge of a lovely village. The dogs are energetic, the chickens and cats only really wanted food and a bit of fuss. There are fantastic views from the house, especially the sunrise.

Timothy, 19 November, 2019

  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Helpful with problems
  • Kept in contact

Lovely house on the top of the world

Liz and Tycho are a great couple, and we can certainly see why they moved to the house in the hills above Malaga. The view is to die for and when the sun is coming up on a clear day, it makes for some very nice picturesque moments. The drive to the house is not easy (don't trust Google, AVOID driving through Colmenar), but it's reasonably close to both Malaga, Marbella and Granada, with plenty to see. The 4 dogs are super friendly and each has a very special personality. The 2 cats are both very cuddly and follow the classic credo of "if it fits...". The chicken was at one point sitting on ten eggs, which is quite nice. As we have arrived in February, which was still quite cold (and VERY rainy), Liz made sure we have enough wood for the fireplace and we're very grateful, as we went through most of it. Overall, the best sitting we could have wished for this spring.

Daniel, Czech Republic, 13 March, 2018

  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Helpful with problems
  • Kept in contact
  • Gave good instructions