Inn Keeper /Manager in training - Cabo Pulmo , ME

Inn Keeper /Manager in training - Cabo Pulmo , ME

Posted: 5/1/2017 - 10:30 am

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 This is a tremendous long term opportunity for a working couple to grow a successful business and live in paradise!

We are a rare jewel, the darling of the Mexican Environment movement and the largest living coral reefs in the Eastern Pacific north of Equador  You will work, play and live off the grid on a secluded white sand beach with no neighbors in a unique ecosystem   with this position that is open and to be filled before 10-1- 2017

MANAGEMENT TEAM

This couple needs to have a strong work ethic, great organizational skills, and a professional attitude.  A couple, 30’s to mid 50’s that has worked together in a previous business setting would be ideal.

As the management, this team would need to have excellent communication and decision-making skills, English speakers with at least 1 strong Spanish speaker and be able cover all aspects of the operation except expansion projects after a 6 month on hands training period.

Position information

You will receive a negotiated salary in the range of beginning at $1000 a month and accommodations with an initial 6 month management agreement in place.    Lodging and vehicle for company business are provided.  After the initial training season (6 mos.) the compensation plan will include incentives and you will be beginning  management duties.  Only qualified Couples with long term goals, strong work ethic and desire for significant financial gains need apply.  You will reside in Juan Arena, an employee area of living quarters with bath, kitchen and adjacent work shop and three other separate living quarters. You will have private living quarters. These include 2 RV trailers, a second floor flat and in Juan Arena a large building which includes shop, storage,  bath room and kitchen.  You will have access to a car for business use.

 

Paid live in domestic help  and volunteers, that barter room and board for 30 hours week labor, mostly from HelpX.net are currently a part of our model. 

 

Responsibilities:

1.Marketing/reservations office management,  Word Press based website, calenders, computer, communication and interface with Ad words, Expedia, Trip Advisor, Airbnb, VRBO, Airbnb, VRBO.

2. Fluent Spanish speaker ; at least one person 

3.Plant and Equipment Management Maintenance and Repair- off the grid technologies, solar, water, plumbing, electrical, fuels, tools,  basic construction, repair and fix-up,  engine, motor, irrigation, vehicle, appliance,  property, security/fence, signage, and landscape development and maintenance.

4,Leadership skills, team building, out-going, warm, welcoming, and friendly personality.  Management of employees, volunteers and contractors.  Guest hosting experience and being an extrovert type manger  with decision-making and problem-solving skills.

5.Managing hotel reservations and room occupancy, billing, bookkeeping, spreadsheets, collections and payments. accounting, book-keeping, and money management, payroll, paying monthly bills, taxes and interface with Contador (CPA) .

6. Guest hosting, services and housekeeping . 

7. Paid live in domestic help, volunteers that barter room and board for 30 hours week labor, mostly from HelpX.net plus some day labor are currently a part of our model. 

Living and Life Style benefits:

We have an employee area of living quarters with bath, kitchen and adjacent work shop and three other separate living quarters. You will have private living accommodations with available bathroom and kitchen.  These include 2 RV trailers, a second floor flat and Juan Arena a large building which includes shop, storage,  bath room and kitchen.  You will have a car for business use.

All of our accommodations have a indoor/outdoor living approach which contributes to wonderful sleeping and enjoying the all natural surroundings on Punta Los Mangles - ocean, mountains, lagoon, oasis, estuary, dunes and beach.  The climate is a highlight, being a dry high desert type with favorable winds off the ocean making the summer months delightful between the tropical depressions that move north into the Eastern Pacific. 

The Hotel Business

The Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa is alone on a beautiful white sand beach with all natural surroundings.  Our guests are comfortable in the outdoors and appreciate the secluded location indoor/outdoor living, in the Park.  We are 20 km from the nearest supply hub which is the village of La Ribera. 1 1/4hour  1/4 from the SJD international airport. The village of Cabo Pulmo (maybe 200 full time residents) with 6 restaurants and 4 dive shops and other activities vendors is three miles away. Please check out our Word Press format based website www.cabopulmoecopalapa.com as well as our listings with booking partners.

  Improvements include a Classic Palapa Grande -4 bd , 2 ba,  Two Casitas ( and a 3rd under construction), with bathrooms and kitchens and five Cabanas with a two bath bath house. Casitas are popup RV's with sombras and patios.

Ownership

 William White is lead owner of this family entity which holds the title to this >7.5 acres of land on which the hotel & improvements sit.  William is the the sole owner of the hotel business Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa that operates on Punta Los Mangles, a ecosystem of estuary, lagoon, oasis, dunes and white sand beach front with no neighbors in a kilometer or more.

The business is growing up fast with gross revenues up 60% so far year over year.  I rebuilt for two years after Hurricane Juan in ’06 and we opened Pappagallo in '08 just in time for the down turn.   Eagle’s Nest in ’10 and Sunset in ’12 with the cabanas following.  Expansion is in the planning stages.

The Cabo Pulmo Marine Park is a growing resort market.  Lodging competition in the Park is limited to the Village helping make this business location before the Village on the East Cape Road special.

Other Business Assets

1. over 200 reviews with all but a hand full being rated 4 or 5 star with our booking partners, Airbnb, Expedia, VRBO, TA, Google adwords.

 2.150 meters of road front on the East Cape road. This is 90% of the road used to access CP Village.  Our signage & exposure brings drive-ins contributing about 20% of our business.

3. Solitary Beachfront location in the Park, slightly populated with all natural surroundings.

4. The breeze is King!  Punta los Mangles gets the first and most sea cooled breezes through the summer with the exception of when tropical drepressions move through in the late summer and early fall.  The high desert climate, with 330 sunny days a year contributes to this paradise.

5. Dark sky initiative; this beach surrounded by mountains with no development so the sky is full of stars.

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