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#106714 - 22 August 06 1:38 pm - America/Chicago beachfront caretaker wanted in Hopkins
Dean Sanberg Offline
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Registered: 15 November 05
Posts: 11
Loc: Minneapolis
I am building a beachfront house in Sittee Point, Hopkins which will be done by November 1st. The upstairs will be available for weekly or longer rental when I am not there. I am looking for a person(s) to rent at a reduced price, the lower 1 bedroom 1 bath unit in exchange for being there for security and to "caretake" for renters upstairs. I'm estimating about 20 hours a month of work at the peak. It seems ideal for a writer as I want the person to be there, especially at night, virtually all the time. Please PM me with questions - only serious inquiries please.

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#106715 - 22 August 06 6:04 pm - America/Chicago Re: beachfront caretaker wanted in Hopkins
rockstarshines Offline


Registered: 09 May 05
Posts: 582
Loc: calif
You want some one to watch your place...(be there all the time)...tend to your guest...keep the place clean...be on call 24/7....and you want them to do all this and PAY you to do it?....First they have to0 have a work permit and in Hopkins you wont get away with out having it.... A LOT OF PEOPLE IN HOPKINS HATE SITTEE POINT.....Secound....oh for get it you sound like a real tool and you will get what is coming to you....lol....lolololl...lolll.llol

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#106716 - 22 August 06 6:19 pm - America/Chicago Re: beachfront caretaker wanted in Hopkins
catdance62 Offline


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Registered: 06 October 03
Posts: 3979
Loc: Texarkana USA
Dean, Check your PM's

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#106717 - 23 August 06 5:23 am - America/Chicago Re: beachfront caretaker wanted in Hopkins
Bitter Jackass Offline

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Registered: 23 January 05
Posts: 772
Rockstar is right.

Most people who offer caretaking positions to Belizeans give free room plus money compensation.

I hope no one is stupid enough to fall for this one. You couldn't get a Belizean to fall for it, probably why it is being offered here.

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#106718 - 23 August 06 6:45 am - America/Chicago Re: beachfront caretaker wanted in Hopkins
Tom W. Offline


Registered: 04 July 03
Posts: 470
Loc: Texas
Really wierd...I have a similar situation here in Galveston in which I rent the downstairs of a house to a couple who take care of the upper main house. They help with vacation rentals, clean, do light maintenance, yard work and CARETAKE. Any real difference???

I knock off a little, but...THEY PAY ME RENT!!! They are happy. Am I supposed to be ashamed? Oh sure...I know the score in Belize. Being caretaker for a gringo is a great gig. Almost everybody wants to be one. I've heard of big family fights breaking out over caretaker jobs.

If Dean can work a deal that makes him and his renter happy, that's his business. Dean...just use the word renter...at least on this bozo forum.

Tom W.

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#106719 - 23 August 06 11:28 am - America/Chicago Re: beachfront caretaker wanted in Hopkins
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Registered: 03 April 02
Posts: 5943
Loc: Carcassonne,France
see that castle over there on the left tomtom, they are always looking for caretakers , you live there , cant leave like dean wants and you work one day a week for the priveledge .lol

I imagine there could be some that would like to because it is a castle , just like dean, because it is in belize and a lot of people want to go there. I believe though that long term never works, because owning more than one house makes a person think more of himself than others.. OHH i just described you didn§t i tomtom.

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#106720 - 23 August 06 12:16 pm - America/Chicago Re: beachfront caretaker wanted in Hopkins
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Registered: 06 August 03
Posts: 177
Loc: Cayo, Pacific Northwest
We offer our caretaker and his family a house, the use of a van, plus some income for taking take of our little place. We are by no means rich, but we do not take advantage of our Belizean caretakers either.We have total trust in our caretaker. He is a licensed driver.We keep the plates current on the van and we pay the insurance.He also works at another job just to provide for his family.

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#106721 - 23 August 06 12:37 pm - America/Chicago Re: beachfront caretaker wanted in Hopkins
bubblebreaker Offline

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Registered: 03 April 02
Posts: 5943
Loc: Carcassonne,France
Actually hummingbird , i do not want to alienate Dean .

He came to belize , bought ,built and now is ready for his next step , whatever that is.
I do want him to participate in the Belize economy and up to now he has. Because of just buying and building.

http://www.belizeforum.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=recent_user_posts;u=00012931

continue shall we
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#106722 - 23 August 06 1:56 pm - America/Chicago Re: beachfront caretaker wanted in Hopkins
Barnacle Offline


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Registered: 09 January 04
Posts: 4871
Loc: Maya Beach,
the property we manage has a caretaker living there. he recieves a monthly salary for a set amount of chores and is paid hourly beyond that, plus social security. he works other jobs during the day and spends nights on site. his little house is tiny by some standards, but he is content. fresh water, stove, nice fridge, fans, cable t.v.{he pays for that}.
we feel it is a small expense to have him there and keeping things in order, very well i might add!

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#106723 - 23 August 06 2:07 pm - America/Chicago Re: beachfront caretaker wanted in Hopkins
KatieValk Offline

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Registered: 13 November 03
Posts: 3482
Loc: Belize City and Placencia
If I'm not mistaken, I think according to laws you have to pay your caretaker like any employee. Bartering as such is not accepted by the Labour Dept, Social Security, etc. Look into it, I could be wrong or have out dated info.
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