Located on the beautiful shores of San Jacinto/San Clemente, Ecuador, The Cottages by the Sea feature 8 upscale accomodations. . At this time, I am looking for someone, who can spend at least one month on the property, working evening shifts which will include checking guests in, cleaning and closing duties and other needs as they arise, In addition, we ask that you take a role in managing, training 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 must 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. No smokers, please...we are tired of picking up butts and cleaning ashtrays. Vegans considered, but not preferred as we love to enjoy all the great food our province has to offer! If you are not able to lift 25 lbs, or are not willing to work a variety of shifts and be willing to do any task that is required, including cleaning rooms, this assignment is not for you. You will be asked to contribute a minimum of 25 hours per week in exchange for great accommodations, food and fun! Please remember that being bilingual is a requirement!.
We look forward to welcoming the right candidate to our team! :-)
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / 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 new friends for life. 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 discos 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. 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. Let us know if this might be for you!
Large brand 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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
4 hours a day, 6 days a week, or 5 hours a day 5 days a week