House sitter(s), single or couple, wanted for our recently renovated home in a peaceful setting.

House Sitter Needed for Username: MakingTracks   


Posted or Updated: Oct 1,2023   Reviews (1)   Applications: 2

Alexandra Hills, Redlands, Redland City
QLD Australia

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From: Oct 16,23  
To:      Dec 16,23
Days:  62, Medium Long Term dates are approximate

Because of circumstances this is almost a last-minute request.  We have a newly renovated house on a 1/2 acre block with plants to be watered and a lawn to be mown.  We don't have pets and would only ask you to maintain our garden and keep the house in good order. We are non-smokers and would request you smoke on our patio if you are a smoker.

If you come with references, so much the better. The house sit would be for approx. 6 weeks and there is a chance we will have more opportunities when we travel in the near future.

Our house is in a tranquil setting on a subdivided block.  Our guests, including those from overseas, frequently comment on the peacefulness of our surroundings.  We often see wildlife in or close to our garden.  Lizards, koalas, wallabies are regular visitors as are the birds. 

Shopping centres, restaurants, pubs, cinemas, medical centres, libraries, are all close by and we are only a train ride away from the city of Brisbane.  Walking and bike tracks are near as well. 

If you are from outside the country you will love the climate, in particular in our winter period (June, July, August) and we are only short day trips away from tourist attractions, rainforests and beaches.

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Marion and Kevin are a very warm and welcoming couple with a fabulous house in a great location. ”

Sit Dates Oct-23-23 - Dec-4-23 Sitter Drakelands, Member Since Jul-4-23

Marion and Kevin greated us straight away like old friends - even though we had only had a couple of video chats before hand. Their hospitality and trust is something special.

We stayed with them for a few nights before they took off on their travels and entrusted us with their beautiful home (and car). Before they left they familiarised us with the house, the area, the what to do's and the where to go's. They also introduced us to some of their friends and family who were also equally warm and inviting. They truly are a couple living life to the full and I take my hat off to them and thank them for their trust and generosity.

Their home is immaculately clean, tidy, very organised and equipped with everything we need to make our stay feel like home.

The house sits in a large private garden which is quite and secluded but within easy reach of many amenities including shops and restaurants. Access to Brisbane city centre is easy from the nearby rail or bus stations.

Marion has done a grand job of creating a wonderful garden which was filled with many plants and magical birds. We tended to the garden in their absence, after what has apparently been an extremely dry few months with little or no rain to speak about. We coaxed the vegetables to be forthcoming with their bounty, and by the end of our stay the grass was well or the road to recovery. The plants loved the warm weather - although they were constantly thirsty and need daily watering.

We wish them many more successful trips, and would encourage anyone to look after there fabulous home.

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