We are Carole Anne (67 - retired) and Clair Hochstetler (61 - working) a mature American couple who have provided peace of mind and loving care for pets, gardens, and homes continuously for 7 years in over 40 different neighborhoods in Canberra, the capital city of Australia while Clair managed the Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care department of the main public hospital of that city. (We moved to Australia from the Great Lakes area of the USA in 2008 so Carole Anne could get together more often with her sister and brother-in-law who live in AUS.)
Meanwhile, over the past five years three grandchildren got born in Chicago, so we moved in June to care for two dogs and a house in nearby Naperville Illinois for 6 weeks to get better relationships established with these special little people and some other extended family members this summer.
We are both smoke-free and very tidy with professional skills and plenty of experience in housesitting. We've had a number of repeat assignments in Australia among a happy band of home and pet owners involving dogs, cats, birds, and fish. Your home will definitely be left at least as clean as we found it - often even better! We can supply many references. You can also gain a lot more information about us and the details of what we offer by going to our own "Peace of Mind At Home" wordpress site.
Imagine going on holiday not having a care in the world, free to enjoy your trip to its fullest extent, then coming home to find your garden looking lovely, your pets relaxed and happy, and your home looking as neat and tidy as if the maid just came through. This is the experience we offer you: Peace of Mind At Home. We are happy to ring you to get better acquainted - or have a face-to-face video interview using Skype or FaceTime if you would find that preferable.