I am an educated, early 30s, active & energetic Oahu local looking for a housesitting or home property management opportunity on island. I love animals, and would care for your home as if it were my own!
Housesitting experience...I've had the privilege of completing housesitting assignments from one week to several months. During these housesits I gained experience caring for pets (cats & dogs - even large breeds such as Great Danes), pools, landscaping, and general home care. I can do a lot more, too. In the past, I've helped homeowners with other responsbilities such as taking cars in for scheduled maintenance, organizing belongings, and even hosting garage sales.
For home/estate care, I specialize in cleaning your home (Momma taught this girl well), and keeping it live-in ready for your return. I can supervise your regular lawn and landscape specialist or provide basic landscaping care. I also have experience with vegetable gardens.
Pet Care Experience...I've had my own pets (dogs, cats, rabbits, turtles, fish, and all manner of reptiles) and have cared for a lot of other people's beloved animal friends over the years. While I don't currently have any of my own pets, I raised my own black labradors, and I look forward to meeting your furry family members! My pet care experience includes giving daily medications, taking them to preventative and emergency vet visits, daily walks/runs, scooping poop, and changing litter boxes. To keep you connected to your pets I'd be happy to take pictures/videos of your pets, and text or them to you as often as you'd like to receive them.
A little about me...I currently work for a local private school on the business side as a Trainer. I do work full-time which could be an issue for some pet owners, so I did want to disclose that up front. For those with property that your dogs roam on or those with cats....this may not be an issue.
In my free time, I enjoy standup paddleboarding, surfing, going on crazy adventures, and writing. I run and workout whenever possible, and appreciate a good hike. I've lived on Oahu for over 8 years, and am very familiar with the island.
I know that leaving your home in the hands of a perfect stranger while you travel can be quite disconcerting, but please let me set your mind at ease. Since I've for the worked DoD, a local bank and now currently at a school, I've undergone rigorous background checks while living on island. As for personal habits, I don't do any type of drugs, smoke, or even drink.
What I'm offering...flexible housesitting or property management/care
- Traditional housesitting/petsitting where I provide care for your home and pets (No fee charged since I will be staying in your home). Longer housesits preferred. Housesits on Oahu are also preferred, but willing to consider other islands.
- I also offer property management services. Ideal option for busy professionals or those who travel frequently. Services would include, but are not limited to: assisting with pet care (I can take your active dog on my evening runs:), making appts for home maintenance & meeting repair personnel, pool care, cleaning for arrival from travel, grocery shopping, garden care, etc. These services can be done while you travel or while you're on island. Let's chat to see how I can best help you. (Rates vary based on services requested.)
Another fun fact about me....my entire family is active-duty or retired Marine Corps servicemembers, so if you have ties to the military I would really love to housesit for you.
I would be happy to meet in person, but if you have any specific questions that you need answered quickly, please feel free to reach out. I will get back to you right away.
I look forward to hearing from you!
With warm aloha,