Summer Housesitting 28 July – 24 September (flex) in Alhuarin del Grande MALAGA SPAIN
Our home is in Alhuarin del Grande , 30 mins from Malaga airport and 30 mins from the major coastal resorts. The town of Alhuarin is an old Moorish town meaning God’s Garden, due to the abundance of spring water which irrigates the surrounding area. The town has typically narrow Spanish streets with all the modern amenities, as well as an abundance of bars, cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. The nearby town of Coin (10-15 Mins by car) has all the major European supermarkets and a cinema. We live on top of a hill, so a car is ideal. From the main town their is a good bus network where you can travel around the area e.g, to Malaga, Fuengirola and other interesting places to visit. The surrounding area is mainly agricultural, with main crops of citrus, almonds and olive trees and avocados on the surrounding hills.
The house is on two levels. The top level is open plan consisting of a lounge, dining area, a kitchen two bedrooms and a bathroom. And down below the lower level has a lounge, kitchen, a bedroom and en suite bathroom. We have air conditioning.
The outside area consists of four terraced levels with an outside shaded kitchen and cooking facilities (inc BBQ). The pool is easily accessed from the bottom garden terrace and garden furniture is available on all terraces. There is also an outside utility room, with washer and dryer. This is also also where the dogs like to sleep. A little light gardening will be requested, most of the garden is irrigated but we need you to keep an eye on the electricity supply and possibly flick the trip switch, as power cuts happen here occasionally – we’ll be preparing a brief.
We have three Podigeros (long legged Jack Russels), two females and a male of various ages. The dogs are all fit and chipped. The eldest dog (approx. 14 yrs) is a little slower than the rest. All are well behaved and affectionate. The dogs don’t go in the pool, and we don’t let them go in the lower level. There are gates on all levels. We take them out every day for 40-60 minute walk, earlier is better because it is too hot later one. They are used to the routine. We’ll show you their favourite routes.