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07/24/2018 ~ 08/08/2018 PORTUGAL

  • Location: Portugal, RETAXO, CASTELO BRANCO
  • Period available: 2 weeks, 1 day
  • Starts: 24 July 2018
  • Ends: 8 August 2018
  • Testimonials: They have 1 testimonial (view below)
  • Pets: Dog(s), Cat(s) – 3 Dogs, 4 Cats,
  • Last updated: 14 June 2018

About this assignment

Honest......... Is a Priority, along with Kind to Animals.

( Sorry cannot pay anything )

*We are looking for House Sitters as Jon and Myself are getting married*

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

feeding and looking after Our 3 dogs ( 2 x Collies and one Hinz 57 Terrier type, and 4 cats as well as staying in our house and enjoying themselves :)

What are the good features of the property and location

We have a 3 bedroomed house just outside the village of RETAXO which is 5 Mins away from CASTELO BRANCO in PORTUGAL.

It is a 2 hr drive from LISBON or PORTO AIRPORT'S, Easy access via direct train also (14 euros or 21 euros first class), and 1/2 an hour away from the SPANISH Border. Or 6 hrs drive from SANTANDAR / BILBO Port's in Spain, Or 4hrs away from Madrid Airport.

The house has one hectare of garden with Private Driveway.

The Local Restaurant is a One min walk away.(The best in Castelo Branco with an Extremely good Reputation).

If you do not want to use your car, we have easy access to the local train to Castelo Branco ( or anywhere else) which is next to the Restaurant. Also a Bus Stop near to the Restaurant as well. Perfect Location if you are House Hunting in this area Or just Holidaying and wanting something different than ' Beach' sitting. Easy access to the Monsanto Mountains with the oldest cave village in Europe, a must see.
Napoleon used to live in Castelo Branco and you can see his old residence and the Bishops Palace Gardens. The Cinima shows films in English with Portuguese subtitals. We also have WI FI and English/ American TV Stations on satellite.

Quiet location with much to do if you have a car. House is surrounded with Olive and fruit trees of many types. Large gates and totally enclosed garden.

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

MUST love Animals, No pets of there own can be bought with them as there are so many here. NON SMOKERS ONLY ... sorry..


Hospitable couple with adorable pets

Jon and Christina are friendly, generous and hospitable. Their cats and dogs are lovely, a pleasure to look after. We'd happily sit for them again and would recommend them to any house sitter.

Donna and Philip, United Kingdom, 30 July, 2017

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