Originally from Melbourne we moved to Cairns in 1988 and happily lived in the tropics for 22 years, first owning a dive school & certified dive company & then successfully owning & operating a beautiful & successful Bed & Breakfast, Billabong B & B. Due to our love of travelling we decided to sell our B&B in 2011 & travelled extensively overseas & around Australia until the beginning of 2012 when we did our first house/pet sit & have not looked back, we absolutely love it, this is our lifestyle choice & we cherish it.
We are reliable, trustworthy, experienced house/pet sitters, having completed over 60 house/pet sits to date. We are fit, active, non smokers, love life,enjoy walking & exploring the different areas where we are staying, we love animals and when we owned our own home we always had pets. We have a number of excellent references on this profile page, please click on link above to view. All references can be verified as genuine & contact details for the home owners are available on request. We have a number of current references & very happy to forward to you on request.
Quite often it is not possible to meet personally beforehand but we find a video call works very well for both parties to establish an early relationship. If you would like to have a chat by or phone or require further information please contact us. We are available from 30th January 2019.
Warm regards, Vicky & Ted Riddle
Copy of recent reference below, the original can be sent on request. We have a number of references which we can forward to you.
To Whom It May Concern
Vicky and Ted recently completed a Three week house sit for us which involved looking after our much loved Maltese and Bichon Frise and of course our home set on a large bushland block.
We cannot speak highly enough of their high level of care of both our pets and home. From our very first point of contact Vicky and Ted were reassuring and sensitive to our needs and stayed in contact over details leading up to the house sit. We appreciated their visiting prior to the house sit to meet and go over information early and of course to meet our pets. We were instantly delighted and felt their genuine interest in our pets and home.
They arrived a day early to our departure to assist us showing routines with our pets who required daily medication, teeth cleaning and grooming on every second day. So our pets were high maintenance that Vicky and Ted took in their stride and managed brilliantly. Our home in a semi rural setting required some knowledge and special attendance which Ted took on very willingly and cheerfully.
We appreciated updates while away and felt completely relaxed knowing that our pets and home were in great hands.
Vicky and Ted took us to a nearby airport and picked us up on our return and it was a very happy homecoming to see our very relaxed and happy pets. It was joy to return home to them and a beautifully cared for home and yard. Vicky and Ted extended themselves beyond our expectations with their consideration and lovely touches in the home and yard. We were provided with a home baked quiche for lunch and some other basics to tide us over before we got to the shops. It was our best homecoming ever!
We are hoping that we will be able to secure Vicky and Ted for a future house sit and we highly recommend them to anyone else.
Lynelle and Allan Rafton. December 2018
HI Vicki and Ted
Colin and I would like to say a huge thank you to you both for the amazing job you did while house sitting for us recently. The way you cared for our very much loved dogs, cats, chooks, cockatoo and horses exceeded our expectations and the extra bits and pieces you did while here were unexpected and truly appreciated. From the moment we first spoke I knew our home and animals would be in great hands and this was reinforced when we met you. When we returned our property had been beautifully cared for and our animals were very happy from the love you had shown them. As our property is a large executive home on acreage, and on the market, so important that it was carefully maintained during our absence, which it was. Please feel free to pass on our details to any prospective home owners who are looking for truly reliable, professional, respectable and caring house sitters as they would find it impossible to find any better than the both of you, we really appreciate your care so much as you allowed us to have an amazing holiday knowing everything back home was okay. We are looking forward to catching up with you in the future on your travels. Kindest regards and thank you again so much
Carolyn and Colin White Hillwood, Tasmania. April 2016.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
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