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Perez Zeledon 10/6/24 - 11/2/24

Costa Rica, San Isidro de El General, San José Province

Pets

  • Dog(s)
  • Cat(s)

The dogs are very playful yet protective of the house. The cats are indoor/outdoor so sometimes they need to be tracked down (shaking a Temptations bag or rattling feeding dishes often helps.)

Duration

  • Period available: 3 weeks, 6 days
  • Starts: 6 October 2024
  • Ends: 2 November 2024

Testimonials

They have 3 testimonial s (view below)

Facilities

They have WIFI

About this assignment

Looking for a respectful individual or couple who will treat our home and furbabies with love and respect. We would also request that our housesitter(s) have the ability to walk up steep hills to examine food forest (if needed) and main house (daily.)

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

- Feeding 2 dogs and 4 cats each day.
- Giving attention/love and playing with pets regularly including evening walks on property.
- Watering/maintaining greenhouse each morning and afternoon.
- On Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, will need to drive to top of road at 7am to pick up housecleaner, then return her to location before 2p on Monday and 4p on Thursday and Saturday.
- Emptying dehumidifiers in house as needed.
- Daily inspection of main house (make sure nothing damaged/broken, inspect breakers to make sure nothing has been tripped, etc.)

What are the good features of the property and location

- 2br/2ba home with full kitchen/laundry/patios.
- High Speed Internet + WiFi
- Breathtaking view of San Isidro.
- Great year-round temperature (property at 2800 feet.)
- Organic greenhouse and food forest on property (feel free to help yourself.)
- Pool

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

- Need to have own car with 4x4 capability.
- Electric gate at top of road should remain closed as much as possible.
- All cats and dogs are indoor/outdoor animals. Please try to make sure they have not been gone for extended amounts of time.

Can I bring my own pets?

No, sorry.

Last updated: 4 June 2024
2 sitters have applied for this assignment

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Testimonials

Great hosts, great pets and great location!

This stay was our first housesit assignment in a new country, without any online references. After a very nice few chats with the hosts Rick and Christa we were given the confidence to sit their house, guest house and lovely pets. The neighborhood, location and property are really nice, with gorgeous mountain and valley views, spacious modern home(s), a pool, a food forest and a green house. Rick and Christa are hosts that will go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and have what you need to make your sit as successfull as possible. They even introduced us into the local expat community which is very nice as well and ready to help out any way they can. The stay was made even more memorable by the adorable pets (2 dogs and 4 cats) who have very distinct personalities but somethow manage to get along nonetheless. Despite being a bit shy at first they quickly warm up to you and will seek out your company any chance they get. What a lovely bunch they are, always ready to cheer up your day. This is a sit we can highly recommend to anyone.

Manu, New Zealand, 29 March, 2023

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

Wonderful stay in San Isidro

Rick and Christa live in a beautiful place. They've created their own little slice of heaven, living on a quiet mountainside with their 5 sweet pets. They are surrounded by their own food forest and greenhouse and their home overlooks a misty valley. Christa and Rick are fun, and we enjoyed petsitting, housesitting, and exploring San Isidro and Dominical during our 3 week stay.

Yves (aka Yvonne), United States, 25 July, 2022

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

Most loving pets and amazing location

What a warm welcome we had at this place! The owners are by far one of the most friendly and kind people we have met and the location is just stunning (Overlooking a valley and Chiripo mountain). But more importantly the pets are adorable, lovable and very cuddly. Each with their own character and personality. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the attention and love from the pets and getting to know Rick & Christa. They have a beautiful (guest) house. The garden and house keeping are taking care of and the pets only need to be fed and loved. Quiet neighbourhood and a very nice community. Only 30 minutes from the beach and 15 minutes from town (Small supermarket is nearby too). A rare find that for sure is highly recommendable!

Bastiaan & Yolanda, Costa Rica, 29 June, 2021

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

About this home owner

MindMyHouse member since January 2020