John and I are a healthy, non smoking, married couple living at Coral Cove, Queensland, Australia who love travelling both in Australia and overseas. Housesitting gives us the unique and authentic experiences of living in different communities / countries and the satisfaction of looking after some adorable pets in their comfortable homes.
We want you to go on holiday ready to have a great time, feeling comfortable and relaxed, knowing we are looking after your home and pets as you would. We also give you updates on home and pets if that helps you relax more.
- 1 May to 30 June 2014
- 1 May to 30 June 2016
- 1 August to 30 September 2018
We housesat an oceanfront condo on Molokai, Hawaii three times for two months each time then holidayed in Hawaii for a further two months. Reference is attached
- 6 December 2015 to 6 January 2016
- 7 to 11 January 2017
At Machans Beach we housesat a lovely oceanfront home with a pool and cared for 2 beautiful staffies, a young and active male doberman, three cockatiels, 10 laying hens, two snakes, three ponds of fish and beautiful gardens. Reference is attached.
- 8 October to 31 December 2016
For three months we housesat in France caring for a lovely 19th century renovated farmhouse on an acre of land with numerous fruit trees and gardens, two loveable rescue dogs, 5 cuddly rescue cats and 5 chickens. Reference is attached.
- 22 May to 19 July 2018
At Hervey Bay in a beautiful home on one acre we cared for a gentle golden retriever, and two loveable elderly cats. We also looked after a pool and plants as well. Reference is attached.
- 20 October to 2 November 2018
Over two weeks we cleaned and maintained a unit and walked, fed and cared for Shade, a large beautiful rescue dog for Susan. We sent updates with photos regarding Shade.
- 26 May - 31 July 2019
We cared for two beautiful black standard poodles in a home on 5 acres at Limpinwood, NSW. John mowed the lawns, we cleaned the home and fed, exercised and cared for Yum Yum and Darcy and ensured the owners were kept updated on the dogs’ progress.
In mid-2013 we both retired. John was a Detective Inspector of Police before becoming Director (State), Investigations, Australian Tax Office for 5 years and I worked for the Queensland Police Service for 25 years.
Having owned numerous homes with both chlorinated and salt water pools and being house proud, we understand the value of reliable and responsible house sitters. We are those housesitters and would appreciate the privilege of caring for your home and pets in your absence to your high standard.
We love animals and have owned two beautiful Staffordshire bull terriers who were part of the family, a tank of African Cichlids and two aviaries of finches and parrots so we know how and would love to care for your pets. Please advise if there are any special needs your pets may require.
Reliable and responsible pet-loving retired couple – we are the housesitters for you!!