Long term housesitting Portugal – Silver Coast 14 Dec 2021 – 14 March 2022 – No pets

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Long term housesitting Portugal – Silver Coast 14 Dec 2021 – 14 March 2022 – No pets

  • This position has been filled
  • Caldas da Rainha , Leiria , Portugal
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Date from: 2021-12-14
  • Date to: 2022-03-14
  • Pets:
  • Property Care & Maintenance:

Description

OUR HOUSESIT
Couple required for a long term housesit on the Silver Coast of Portugal. Our home is a very beautiful and peaceful location overlooking the Obidos Lagoon. We live here for 9 months and need sitters for 3 months.

LOCATION
Our location is rather wonderful. For around 6 months a year we have up to 150 Flamingos at the bottom of our garden. Our property, is set in around 2 acres of natural hillside and is very private where typically the only noises are from varied birds and occasionally May our Whippet. We will be taking our dog with us on this occasion.

Virtually without exception our guests from Spring to the Autumn absolutely love the experience of staying here.
We have a dedicated loft studio for House Sitter. Please refer to the photos included. The Loft Studio includes a bed sitting room, fully equipped small kitchen and bathroom. A washing machine is also available. There is fast internet plus a TV Monitor fitted with Chromecast. The House Sitters will have access to the large Garden, BBQ & Portuguese Oven. The adjacent Terrace of our house can also be used. This has stunning views over the Lagoon.

IMPORTANT: From late December to mid-March the weather in our location as in most of Europe is unpredictable therefore House Sitters must come prepared. This opportunity will be primarily attractive to individuals who love outdoor pursuits and are not put off by weather which typically will vary from clear bright warm sunny days to the opposite, cold, wet and windy. Please bring suitable clothing.

The Loft Studio has a wood burner which will heat this space very efficiently. During these months the temperature drops from around 16.00 pm so the Wood burner is essential for the evenings.
The bed has an extremely efficient but light Goose down Duvet but blankets will also be provided.
House sitters who embrace the outdoor life and nature will absolutely love our location.

VERY IMPORTANT: In our opinion this opportunity would be most suitable for a couple who are comfortable staying in a quiet Rural Location with no neighbours within earshot.

For those interested in Water Sports, activities on the Lagoon include: Sailing, Kayaking, Body Boarding, Wind Surfing, Kite Surfing etc. The coastline from Nazare to the north and Peniche to the South is some of the best anywhere for Surfers with World Records typically being broken at Nazare.

We are situated in a rural area with many opportunities for walking through quiet countryside and along the margins of the Obidos Lagoon.

GETTING AROUND
Some visitors who stay here do so without a car and in the main either walk or use one of our bicycles. Taxis are of course available. There is also a bus service from Nadadouro village (a 20 minute walk) to our beautiful local Town, Caldas da Rainha.
Caldas is a wonderful town with everything you could want including a magnificent park, daily open market, supermarkets, countless individual shops, cafes bars and restaurants. Also museums and regular cultural events.
In Nadadouro there is a Mini Mercado for basic provisions plus Bars and Restaurants.
Foz do Arelho Beach is at the entrance to the lagoon (a beautiful walk taking about 45 minutes along the edge of the lagoon). Here there are a good selection of Bars and Restaurants and often stunning sunsets.
The village of Foz is a similar distance as the beach. In Foz these are many food shops, Bars and Restaurants, Pharmacy and Bank.
Doctor & Hospital -If required these are located in Caldas da Rainha.

In the event of House sitters needing assistance we are easily contactable via email or Watts App. We will be in our UK home during these months.
Next door our friendly neighbour Luis speaks English, and would normally be available to provide face to face help in emergencies.
Our cleaning lady Edite visits at least once a week however she only speaks Portuguese but her son Raul who speaks English can help with communications.

ACCESS TO VISIT LOCALLY
Places of interest to Visit (from 15 minutes to around 1hour 15 minutes)
Accessible by Bus / Buses: Caldas da Rainha, Obidos & Lisbon
Requires Car: Buddha Eden Sculpture Park, Saint Martinho do Porto, Nazare, Alcobaca, Sintra, Tomar, Coimbra, Peniche & Fatima

Property Type: House (detached / semi-detached)
Responsibilities: Care for our home as if it were your own.
Points of interest: Fresh Food / Farmers Market, Public Transport, Cafes & Restaurants, Beach, Hiking Trails
Things to know: This is a rural location. However, you can walk to a bus which will take you to the beach, local shops and amenities.
Property Type:
House (detached / semi-detached)
House-Sit Duration:
3 months
Date from:
2021-12-14
Date to:
2022-03-14
Things to know:
This is a rural location. However, you can walk to a bus which will take you to the beach, local shops and amenities.
Responsibilities:
Care for our home as if it were your own.
Points of interest:
Fresh Food / Farmers Market
Public Transport
Cafes & Restaurants
Beach
Hiking Trails

Location