Hello! I moved to San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica four years ago. I remodeled a typical Tico home, and built a lovely cabina on my property. I have many projects that I cannot accomplish on my own, and am looking for a property/animal caretaker, and all-around handyman for 1-2 months. I have landscaping projects and small building/construction projects, some electrical and plumbing help, and painting, as well. A real bonus would be someone who has a good knowledge of car repair and maintenance! I have two Golden Retrievers, and two cats that may need to be cared for in my absence, on occasion, or to help me to walk the dogs on a regular basis. My property is riverfront, with many trees and shrubs to be pruned and fertilized, flower beds to maintain, and grass to cut (with a weedwacker). I have half an acre. My request would be for this person to help 4-5 hours daily, for free room and board in my lovely, fully equipped cabina, overlooking the river. I also look for this person to be clean, quiet and considerate.
My home is located in a predominantly Tico neighborhood. My neighbors are lovely, friendly people! This is not a touristy area...although, there are a number of Expats who live in San Isidro. Here, you are surrounded by nature, and just 45 minutes from the closest beach, Dominical. There are beautiful places to hike, amazing waterfalls, exotic birds and animals,...I live at nearly 3000 ft. elevation in the mountains, just 10 minutes drive from the center of town, where the air is cooler and fresh! There are two buses that regularly service Quebradas (my barrio), all day long. So, there is no need for a car! For the real adventurer there is the highest mountain in CR, Mt. Chirripo, to tackle at over 12,000 ft.!
Construction, electrical, plumbing, yard and garden maintenance, painting, concrete, animal care, and possible car maintenance. The ability to speak Spanish would be helpful, but not necessarily required.
English, some Spanish
My cabina, is fully equipped with a full sized refrigerator, 2 burner electric hot plate, toaster oven, coffee maker, etc. The spacious loft provides the sleeping quarters, with a comfortable full size mattress. The bathroom is modern and tiled, with an on-demand hot water shower. There is a small living room area, in addition to the outdoor deck space, which provides a 180 degree view of the Quebradas River, mountains and trees.
There are many things to enjoy and do in San Isidro and nearby areas! For the outdoor enthusiast there's hiking, bird watching, beaches to explore...the town provides shopping, restaurants, a huge farmers Market, medical needs....
My need is for someone very adaptable, open-minded, nature and animal lover, kind, friendly and considerate of others. Non-smoker please!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week