House Sitting Opportunity.   Barcelona, Spain


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House Sitting in Barcelona, Spain

Location:   Barcelona, Spain

Dates Needed:   Jun 24, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020

(Approximately 80 days)

Assignment Description:

Hello luxury house sitters 

We are looking for a you (ideally as a COUPLE) for the coming summer 2020 approx. between ca. the 24th of June until the 12th of September. Our old farmhouse is a B&B for 14 guests and additionally, 2 apartments, one for 4 guests and the other one for 2, on the same grounds.


The house is located in a beautiful wine region behind the Mediterranean between Barcelona, Tarragona and the Montserrat. Barcelona and Tarragona are both ca. 60km away...the sandy golden coast of Sitges ca. 30km.


We are looking for a house-, pet-, garden- and business-sitter couple who is capable of handling not only the house and the grounds of this size (700m2 house and 2700m2 grounds) but also running in a professional and guest-friendly manner the B&B Business during the high season summer months next year. 


You'd live in our comfortable flat with a separate entrance from the guest house. Its size is around 100m2 with a big, sunny terrace overlooking the valley. 


Everyday tasks are:

Preparing breakfast in a buffet style for up to 20 people (depending on occupation) 

Food and drinks management for breakfast, dinners, soft drinks, water and beer etc.

Check-in and check-out of guests

Briefing the guests for daily excursions around the area

Making up the rooms and preparing them for new guests (together with cleaning lady)

Running the hotel management system (software) 

Answering enquires, writing follow up emails or follow up via telephone

Maintaining the swimming pool throughout the summer in perfect condition

Managing all technical challenges ... from changing a light bulb to fixing a pipe jam or any other problem that might occur. 

Looking after the 4 cats and 3 chicken (status Nov. 2019)

Looking after the plants, maintaining a proper well looked-after garden area (at least in the visible areas for the guests)...


All 4 cats need a little bit of your attention, food, some cuddling etc. In addition, we have currently 3 chicken in a coral that need food and water and the coral needs to be cleaned every 3-4 days ...you will be rewarded with up to 3 eggs a day ... so you will have some nice food for free ;-)


Ideally the preferred languages spoken by you are English and Spanish (if possible fluently)...plus a little bit of German and maybe Dutch.


Important: Friendly and sympathetic appearance! Must love cats! Must be a non-smoker! No drugs. No excessive alcohol consumption! To get around and to go grocery shopping you would need a car. Any experiance in running a B&B would be very helpful.


Remuneration:

The normal tasks of a house sitter (looking after the house, the pets and the garden) will not be paid. Therefore you can stay and live in our fully equipped flat including Internet. 


Of course, the taking care of the business during the 10-11 weeks (high season) will be rewarded by a percentage* of the overall accommodation income during that time including breakfast.  (The first week from 24th of June to the 1st of July is a training week where we will show you everything to be able to run the B&B).


You can generate an additional income if you offer and prepare dinner to the guests. Those would be arranged and organised by you.  All income gained from the dinners would be 100% yours. 


*The final percentage has to be agreed upon and depends also on whether or not you can provide us afterwards with an official invoice that we use for our book keeping. Ideally you are a member of the European Union so that there won't be any problems with the "working permit authorities".


If you feel that you are the perfect coule...please get in touch and we start talking about the coming summer.


We are looking forward to meeting you…



Ariane & Rainer


assignment currently has 8 applicants