Currently, on housesits until January 31, 2019 and one scheduled from mid-May to mid-August, 2019. Active, healthy, non-smoking single male with no health issues of any kind. Early retired. Capable hands-on individual. Highest integrity and respect for the property of others. Aspiring travel writer/publisher. Experienced homeowner. Security-minded. Experienced international traveler. Housesit experienced.
Why I want to housesit
I have a passion for travel and an intense curiosity about new places, people, and cultures. I love the adventure of a new place. I want to see all that I can and share that with others through travel writing and publishing. Housesitting gives me an inside view of a place, people and location from a ‘permanent’ perspective, not a few days as a tourist. It will be a never-ending source of material.
What I bring to the assignment/relevant experience
I have been full-time housesitting since January of 2010. Also, I have many years of experience with home ownership and its attendant needs. In addition, my former spouse and I raised ten children, including home-schooling them. Along with ten children, we had the rather large and on-going assortment of dogs, cats, fish, lizards etc. that children think they need. I did all of the home repairs and some mechanical repairs to keep everything going over the years. I understand what home ownership means. Your home is an embodiment of your life. You want someone to take care of and protect what you have worked so hard for so many years to create. I have the deepest respect for that. I will protect and preserve what you have done. I have taught my children to leave things better than they found them. I practice the same. While I may not be able to improve what you have so lovingly put together, I shall bring no harm to it.
Some of my housesitting experiences include:
SINT MAARTEN, NETHERLAND ANTILLES in the Caribbean
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
COTACACHI, ECUADOR- 30 months over 6 years
CALGARY, CANADA – four sits in four years
MALAGA, SPAIN – 20 weeks over two years
CHIPPENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
REDDITCH, UNITED KINGDOM
SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - 2 housesits over 2 years
BANGOR, NORTHERN IRELAND, UK
SAN RAMON, COSTA RICA
Quotes from some of my references.
Lee Acker: "His character was never in question. His reliability was consistent. I never had a care or concern about his being in my home at any time. His work ethic as I observed for several years was extremely good. If my wife and I ever need someone to housesit for us and our pets again, I truly hope Bob is close and available. He is an asset to have around."
REFERENCES are below:
We cannot recommend Bob highly enough. He has stayed in our home several times over the past three years, and taken great care of the house, the cats and the garden
Dave and Lee
We could not ask for anyone any better to trust our home to than Bob.Everything we expected and more was taken care of while we were gone.
Jeff & Lin
In summary, Bob treated our home with the same care and attention as if it were his own home. When we returned, our home was in pristine condition with all aspects of the house in excellent working order.
Bob, Your Endless Traveler and Housesitter Extraordinaire, provided house sitting services for us during two weeks in April 2014 while we returned to the United States.Without a doubt we certainly would like to use Bob again
Ann & Bill
I would highly recommend Bob to anyone that needs to have their home maintained while they are away.
Hermitage, Tennessee, USA I would highly recommend Bob for house sitting in any country.
Greg and Marsha
November 30, 2013
Believe me, your house will be in better condition when you get home than before you left. I highly recommend this man as a house sitter.
When Bob Patrick says he leaves your place better than he found it, he's not kidding.We recommend Bob's services without hesitation and will ask him to housesit for us again.
Suzan & Dan
Little did we know at the time, that Bob's idea of house sitting is to leave a property in better condition than how he finds it, thus elevating the job of house sitting to a new art form!We can enthusiastically recommend Bob as a house-sitter extraordinaire! We offer an unqualified endorsement of his personal integrity and of the professional standard of care that he offers.