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Vis, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia

Host: Little Shiva ..
Published June 13, 2021

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General description

  • Main home
**FOR CAT LOVERS ONLY **

Cat lovers from the LGBTQ+ community are welcome – hey, fam!

HELLO, CAT LOVER! Would you like to spend Christmas and New Year's in an old stone house one block back from the bay of Vis, on the beautiful island of Vis, in Croatia? The Vis archipelago been given the UNESCO Global Geopark label and is a nature-lovers paradise.

This house pic is pre-ground floor renovation. Will post a new one as soon as I’m able. But this gives you the general idea. Layout hasn’t changed, just details. Yellow sailboat pic was taken on December 21, 2020 near the post office, a 5-minute walk from the house. The sunset pic was taken that same evening, up in the hills above Vis.

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • Animals with specific needs
  • 5 cats
I founded a TNR and cat rescue project on Vis (Street Cats of Vis) because until recently there was no vet on the island, and over time, I’ve inevitably taken several cats into my care. Only two live in my house, though: I’m not a cat hoarder!

I’d like to go visit family in Belgium for a couple weeks (haven’t seen them in two years) and hope to find someone to look after my two house cats. One of them needs to be monitored and given a laxative if he doesn't poop daily; he gets constipated sometimes, and we don’t want him to develop megacolon. Giving the laxative isn’t difficult: if you've never administered oral meds to a cat before, I can teach you. Three street cats who call my terrace home also need to be fed daily.

I think this would be an ideal house sit for a cat-loving couple that also enjoys hiking, because in addition to the two cats who live in my house and the terrace cats, I’m looking for someone to help feed my 15 or so land cats while I'm away. I have a friend on the island who could share that task, alternating days. It's a beautiful walk up a hill through a forest, and takes me about 40 minutes because I'm slow. My younger friend can walk up in 30 minutes.

I don’t mind having a single cat lover here either, as long as you’re someone who actually loves being alone with cats. There won’t be much available in the way of socializing with other humans, but you will be able to contact my friend, a young woman from New Zealand who’s my partner in the cat TNR / rescue project and who can help you if you need anything.

I’m posting early because I’d really like to find the right fit. I want to find someone like me who can hike up to the land every other day to feed the land cats in addition to looking after the two indoor cats and feeding the terrace cats daily.

Everything you’ll need for cats will be provided, of course.

Practical life

  • Village
  • Less than 50 m² (530 sq. ft.)
  • Less than 20 m² (210 sq. ft.)
  • Bus stop
  • Market
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Internet
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
This summer tourist destination will be a ghost town in December and January: most bars and restaurants will be closed, but local grocery stores remain open, so plan on cooking your own meals. I’m in the process of renovating the ground floor and expect that to be finished by early July, so you’ll have a nice new kitchen to play with.

The double bedroom is up two flights of narrow stairs, the single bedroom is up one flight, and the only bathroom is on the ground floor (along with kitchen-dining-living).

I don't have any vehicles to offer you during your stay. Even if you do everything on foot, there’s a lot to explore. There’s also a bus that goes from Vis to Komiza and back at least twice per day. If you travel with your own car, you could get out and explore the island in more detail. I don't know what's available in the way of winter scooter rental, if anything, but with advance notice maybe something could be arranged with one of the local tourist agencies. If you’re a cyclist who can deal with hills, that would work too!

Comfort and Luxury

  • 3 floors
  • 3 rooms of which 2 bedrooms
  • Contemporary
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Book library
The house doesn't have central heating, but I've always been fine with plug-in radiators and warm blankets.

The house has wifi, of course, and a flat screen for watching Netflix.

Tourism and Leisure

  • Sea
  • Mountain
  • Countryside
  • Forest
  • Beach
The biggest attraction here is NATURE. Vis is a beautiful small island in the Adriatic sea, desolate in winter, great for people who like to be alone and are self-sufficient. The weather will be cold, probably windy and possibly rainy, but still nice for hiking in the hills or strolling around the bay.

If this sounds interesting to you, please message me. I plan to leave the announcement up for a while to see who replies: as I said, I really want to find the right fit.

Vis, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia

Vis, Croatia

Available

From Monday 2021

To Thursday 2022

flexible dates

**FOR CAT LOVERS ONLY **

Cat lovers from the LGBTQ+ community are welcome – hey, fam!

Hello, cat lover! Would you like to spend Christmas and New Year's in an old stone house one block back from the bay of Vis, on the beautiful island of Vis, in Croatia? The Vis archipelago been given the UNESCO Global Geopark label and is a nature-lovers paradise.

I need to go visit family in Belgium for a couple weeks (haven’t seen them in two years) and need someone to stay in my house and look after my two house cats. One of them needs to be monitored and given a laxative if he doesn't poop daily; he gets constipated sometimes, and we don’t want him to develop megacolon. Giving the laxative isn’t difficult: if you've never administered oral meds to a cat before, I can teach you.

I think this would be an ideal house sit for a cat-loving couple that also enjoys hiking, because in addition to the two cats who live in my house, I have a colony of about 15 living on my land, and will need someone to help feed them while I'm away. I have a friend on the island who could share that task, alternating days. It's a beautiful walk up a hill through a forest, and takes me about 40 minutes because I'm slow. My younger friend can walk up in 30 minutes.

I don’t mind having a single cat lover here either, as long as you’re someone who actually loves being alone with cats. There won’t be much available here in the way of socializing with other humans, but you will be able to contact my friend, a young woman from New Zealand, who can help you if you need anything.

I’m posting early because I’d really like to find the right fit. I want to find someone like me who can hike up to the land every other day to feed the land cats in addition to living in the house and looking after the two indoor cats.

This summer tourist destination will be a ghost town in December and January: most bars and restaurants will be closed, but local grocery stores remain open, so plan on cooking your own meals. I’m in the process of renovating the ground floor and expect that to be finished by early July, so you’ll have a nice new kitchen to play with.

The weather will be cold, probably windy and possibly rainy, but still nice for hiking in the hills or strolling around the bay.The house doesn't have central heating, but I've always been fine with plug-in radiators and warm blankets.

I don't have any vehicles to offer you during your stay. Even if you do everything on foot, there’s a lot to explore. There’s also a bus that goes from Vis to Komiza and back at least twice per day. If you travel with your own car, you could get out and explore the island in more detail. I don't know what's available in the way of winter scooter rental, if anything, but with advance notice maybe something could be arranged with one of the local tourist agencies. If you’re a cyclist who can deal with hills, that would work too!

The house has wifi, of course, and a flat screen for watching Netflix.

If this sounds interesting to you, please message me. I plan to leave the announcement up for a while to see who replies: as I said, I really want to find the right fit.

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