Located on the beautiful shores of San Jacinto/San Clemente, Ecuador, The Cottages by the Sea feature 8 upscale cottages, slleeping a total of up to 40 guests. . At this time, we need someone who can spend at least one month on the property. The volunteer will be asked to take a role in managing, as well as doing the day to day duties, including cleaning, checking guests in and out, customer service (which is THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY at our property), and taking beach walks with our three lovely but lively puppies. The candidate needs to speak both Spanish and English. In exchange for your help, you will have your own furnished cottage, with a living room and full kitchen right on the ocean, with wi-fi, DirecTV, air conditioning and a stipend of $5 per day for meals, per person. I am looking for self-starting, independent, outgoing, and friendly people for this position. You need to come with an positive and grateful attitude, and be willing to add to our positive and happy vibe. This is a MUST, and we will ask anyone who is not completely enthusiastic and happy with their position or has a negative vibe around our staff or our guests, to find another position. We cannot emphasize enough, that our little piece of paradise needs to be full of fun, laughter and positivity and low on drama. We need engaged, and active people, not chair warmers, please! You must also come with a smile to add to our cool vibe!
It is critical that the volunteer be independent and mature!. You must be a self starter and not need constant management, See something dusty, clean it? See a guest with an empty glass? Grab then another cold beer! If you can't find something to do when you are on shift, ask how you can help! We need engaged, and active people, not chair warmers, please! You need to be able to lift 25 lbs, be willing to work a variety of shifts, to do any task that is required, including cleaning rooms, picking up dog poop, getting up at 6 a.m. to start the coffee.....you name it, we all need to pitch in, You will be asked to contribute a minimum of 25 hours per week in exchange for great accommodations, food and fun! Your shift will vary based on the needs of the business and will be established by our manager each week. Payment is available for extra shifts worked when the guest load requires additional staffing. Please remember that being bilingual is a requirement as the great majority of our guests and all of our staff speak Spanish, and I am an native English speaker.
No smokers please. I am sorry, but we can't be flexible on this requirement (we have tried, and it doesn't work for us, or our guests :-( ) If you smoke anything other than cigarettes, you need to take if off the property, so please consider this when applying for a position. Of course, no hard drugs, please.
We look forward to welcoming the right candidate to our team! :-)
Betreuung von Tieren
Hilfe mit Touristen
Hilfe mit Computer / Internet
You will learn about life in a small authentic fishing village in Ecuador. You will meet many locals as well as expatriates and undoubtedly some great new friends We focus on the customer experience (check out our ratings) and so we can help you log some great hospitality experience if that is in your future goals. You will learn about local cuisine, customs and traditions and we encourage you to get involved with our greater community when you are not helping us out on the property!
The Cottages are located on a long sandy beach, in a rural fishing village in San Alejo, which is almost exactly half way between Manta and Bahia, in Manabi province. There are small family owned restaurants, and a couple of ex-pat hang outs, but not much more of a social scene, outside of the disco on the weekends, so if you are looking for the bright lights, and you don't mean the stars, this probably isn't for you. Also, you must be a seafood lover, as our community is based on the fishing industry, and you would be left to lentils and bananas without enjoying some ceviche in your diet! This is a sun lover's paradise, and it's not for the fair of skin or faint of heart when it comes to roughing it with our doggies on the beach and exploring the village. The village is very authentic, so your experience will not be just 'touristy'. This is a great opportunity for the right person/people, as you will have a lot of free reign and beautiful accommodations during your stay. Many lifelong friendships have been made here! We have a great community here (both local and expats), and you most likely will make friends quickly, and feel right at home in no time. Our staff, including volunteers, acts as a crazy family, and we enjoy spending time together on and off shift. We often will cook for each other, (not to be counted in your work hours), have a cold beer after work, or explore run errands together. We are looking for someone who is not just looking for a place to put down their bags and work in exchange for housing, but for people who really want to become part of our troupe. :-)
New cottage, with walk in shower (hot water!), Flat screen TV, air conditioning, DirecTV, fridge!
There is lots to do in this beautiful fishing village from beach activities, to mountain biking, expat functions including poker nights, art classes, karaoke, sunday brunches, hanging out in our amazing pool and more.
This is a great opportunity to integrate with the friendly local community and learn Spanish, Ecuadorian cooking, or about the amazing history and archeology in the area. Your food will be the same as the locals, so liking seafood is a must. Lots of rice, veggies, fruits, fish and chicken, but not a lot else.....the nearest proper grocery store is an hour away!
Of course, there are always hammocks, for enjoying our year round sunny skies too! Please no heavy drugs.
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Wir besitzen Tiere
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25 hours per week