we are a young Italian couple living in Boavista, Cape Verde.
We are a young Italian couple living in Boavista, Cape Verde.
We are called Mauro and Elena. Me, Mauro, I am 30 years old and my girlfriend, Elena, is 35....
It’s already 5 years that we live in this fantastic island, and we have a small restaurant.
In the last year our family has expanded: before we had only two cats, Maya and Pesca, but now that our dogs Carlo and Sara have arrived, it is more complicated and we cannot fly with them for our vacations.
This is our first experience with a sitter. + More info
Our Home & Location
The island of Boavista is part of the archipelago of Cape Verde; the capital of Boavista is 'Sal Rei, a small town of 14,500 people.
We have a small restaurant obtained from the renovation of a typical Capoverdian house in the heart of Sal Rei. Our house consists in 2 floors: a ground floor with a bedroom, a bathroom and a small living room with a projector, a dining room, a kitchen (that we use for the restaurant) and an open-air area that connects the ground floor to the terrace, that is the second floor....
All the services you may need can be found within 1000 meters.
There is an international airport that connects us with all Europe: there are direct flights to Rome, Verona, Milan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Northern Europe, Brazil and the United States.
Boavista can be explored with two or three excursion. It’s mostly a sandy island with beautiful beaches, the annual temperature 26/27 degrees, there is the possibility to do snorkeling and water sports activities like Kite Surf, Surf and Wind Surf during the windy period (November to May), from March to May you can see the Whales, and finally during the summer period (July to the end of October) there is the possibility to see the Loggerhead Turtles nesting and laying the eggs. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
The responsibilities of our House Sitter are:
Caring of our pets and give water to some potted plants....
The dogs, Carlo and Sara, they go out 3 times a day to the nearest beach which is 300 meters away, and once a week we take them to the sea, where there may always be a place with a bit of shadow to rest.
The cats, Maya and Pesca, are much more 'independent, they go out for their needs through a small exit created by us from the main door.
Due to the fact that in Boavista there are a lot of stray animals, we also take care of some dogs that live in the street, like Giulia, and also of a cat that every night kindly come to reclaim food outside our door.
Maya and Pesca are our cats. Maya is 10 years old and arrived with us from Italy, she is very cuddly and sociable. Since when the dogs arrived in our lives she loves to hide off the terrace most of the time, in the evening she goes down to be pampered and eat. Pesca, instead, she is very sweet but also wary with those who she does not know, she was taken from the road when she was about 3 months, she spends most of the time at the foot of our bed sleeping a lot.
Carlo and Sara, our dogs, also taken from the road, both have more or less 4/5 years, Carlo is very playful, loves to go for walks at the beach. Sara unfortunately was hit by a car that broke her femur so she is lame, but this does not affect her daily life, she is very sweet. + More info