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Finca in Andalucia offering pet sitting holidays

Spain, Harmony, Andalusia


  • Dog(s)
  • Cat(s)

2 Spanish Water dogs, 1 King Poodle, 2 Bodegueros , 2 black & white cats living outside / in a cats house


  • Dates: variable


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About this assignment

We are looking for responsible and open-minded people with a big heart for nature and animals who would like to spend some time in our finca and be step parents to our dogs….

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

The 5 dogs and 2 cats (living in an outside cat’s house) need feeding twice a day at 8 am and 6 pm. Of course, there is always sth to do with a rural finca, collecting the poo of the grass daily, leaves from the pool etc. We do have a gardener coming regularly and a cleaner for the basics, but it would be very nice to give a hand with small things like watering the plants / vegetable garden depending of the time of the year (irrigation system is connected most parts). Keeping the place clean and tidy would be really nice, especially after using the kitchen. If you have skills and feel board, we are happy to talk. But basically, there is no work to do just be there for the dogs and look after the house. On short dates you may stay a bit longer especially if you are travelling from abroad, so it is worthwhile the trip for you. Would be better anyway to arrive a day or so in advance to get to know the place and the dogs (and us, haha). We found sitters so far for 2024 thanks to MindMyHouse! ….But we will have new dates available in 2024 / 2025 when we will need help, coming up soon...

What are the good features of the property and location

The finca "Alqueria" is conveniently situated between Málaga and Marbella on a hill with panoramic views of the coast and the sea, only 35 km from the airport Málaga, easy to reach and yet hidden up on a hill in the countryside, not part of any community or urbanization. Only 8 minutes’ drive to the beach, to the small village La Cala de Mijas where you find all necessary amenities, supermarkets, restaurants etc. You will be staying in your own guest rooms with a separate entrance to the main house, yet with access to the house to use the kitchen, dining room, terraces, pool, Jacuzzi, we have strong internet WIFI connection, so may even use your time for work online.
The Finca offers peace and tranquility with close proximity to the sea. The two guest rooms have their own entrance and a private bathroom as well as access to the BBQ terrace, which is south-facing and offers excellent sea views. There is a pool, a jacuzzi and you can feel at home from the very beginning. We have been living in Spain in this finca since for over 25 years, and we are very happy to share the Spain experience with guests and friends. Also very happy to have found this internet service of MindmyHouse in order to be able to travel and know the dogs are being looked after! Some pictures of the house here:

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

You will be surrounded by 5 dogs who love attention and sometimes can be quite insisting in wanting to play or greeting arrivals. You will need to be strict and clear with them and show them what to do in a loving but clear way. Also, you will need a rent a car in order to be independent, the next restaurants / shops are too far away to walk (5-6 km). We can arrange rental car for your stay, you will be met personally at arrival. Smoking only outside the house, please.

Last updated: 10 February 2024
22 sitters have applied for this assignment

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MindMyHouse member since February 2024