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I live in the Candombe Drumming section of town - so you get a free concert about once a week . MINAS is a small city/big town , 2 hours by bus ( i hour from the beaches ) outside of MOntevideo. I have lived in this beautiful country area for over 4 years, so can tell you all about the sights that you can see here. The house is 2 and 1/2 bedrooms, with 2 large patios,hot shower , a big kitchen with an oven.. It is 7 short blocks from the downtown , for the big stores, and there are little corner market 2 blocks away. This is the hiking ( mountainous ) section of the country, although it will be rainy and cold season when you are here, so you probably will have more fun with my excellent wifi. Your chores are taking care of 2 large dogs and one cat. You will have to build a fire in the woodstove every day, as that is the heating source. Please contact me for more info. Gracias!, Marta
I have hosted over 100 travellers here in Minas in the past 4 years. EVERYONE adores this town as there is lots to do, its friendly, and nature is right at its doorstep.
The dogs would like to go on a walk everyday. if that isnt possible, you can play ball with them within the property , for exercise. Or walk just 3 blocks down to the river and let them swim for exercise, weather permitting. they are BIG local breeds of dogs-Nina Simone is a short haired collie and Zorro is a basque shepherd, and if they cant exercise they will jump on people more, and other naughty behaviors. the cat practically takes care of herself. I normally rent out rooms , i will be blocking that feature off for the time you are here, but if I do get a long term renter before i leave, then you would share the house with him/her. ( it might be better if you get here a few days ahead of time so that i can show you all the places to take the dogs, the idiosyncracies of the house, etc. ). I am computing that the animal care will use up no more than 1 hour of your day, each day. the dogs can be left alone ( in seperate rooms ) during the day, so you can go and hike, or whatever , for the day. They do need someone here with them overnight, every night.
Each of the 2 bedrooms has a double bed. and also a single bed. there are also single beds in the galpon ( garage ) , living room, and on the patios - so lots of places to nap ( and i like to have lots of places for travellers to sleep, i guess left over from when i ran a hostel? ) The house also has cement fences ( compound ) all around it so is extemely safe.
nearby are 4 hiking areas, a waterfall, 2 rivers, a lake, 4 history museums, a gold mine, a zip line, a archeology site, a music/art club, meditation center ETC. ( THIS IS A TOURIST AREA, THERE IS PLENTY TO DO - OR NOT DO ! - here ) Minas has LOTS of music going on , of all types ( although the 2 nightclubs are mostly cumbia ) . Uruguay has excellent local and longer haul bus transport available.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
excellent wifi, which is very NOT the case in many parts of Uruguay...
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
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