Responsible, Retired, House Proud, Amazing Chefs, Looking For Medium/Long Term Sitting Opportunities

Username Realtorchef  

65 + years
Nov 1,2024 My Calendar
Retired Executive
2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

Marcel and Aleta are British and US Citizens who have lived in the USA for 18 years. We were raised in Northamptonshire in the UK. We lived in Singapore for 6 years, New Hampshire (USA) for 4 years and now Florida (USA) for the past 15 years.

We are semi-retired (at 57 and 60). Marcel was a Vice President for a Computer company for over 37 years. Aleta had a very prosperous vacation rental property business and a real estate business. 

We love traveling, we have traveled as a family with our, now grown up, daughters and Marcel has traveled to many countries on business. We have a great deal of knowledge and understanding of many different countries and cultures and enjoy their diversity and uniqueness. We learned to sail a few years ago and have sailed a 38-foot yacht in Greece, the British Virgin Islands and Florida - always looking for an adventure.

Aleta and Marcel are very meticulous when it comes to maintaining our own property and our beach rental property. We managed our own cleaning, bookings, provided all guest services and conducted all of our own home maintenance. We are very neat and detail-oriented people and can adapt to almost any situation; many years of traveling the world have helped us with adapting to situations as they occur, and we have an adventurous and positive outlook. We enjoy challenges and have a ‘can do’ attitude. We are both excellent cooks, and we have a small Private Chef business, providing dinners for small to medium groups when at home. We bake bread, make everything from scratch, and only eat healthy, unprocessed food. We love experimenting with different local produce.

Marcel is good at Handyman type work, he has built kitchens, bathrooms, installed tile backsplashes, tiled bathroom walls and bathroom floors, laid many types of flooring, including solid wood, bamboo, laminate and can tackle basic plumbing, electrical work and most other handyman (honey-do-list) type jobs that may come along.

We maintained our own 2 acre garden in the USA when we lived in New Hampshire and when we moved to Florida maintained a fairly sizeable garden all year-round in 90 degree temperatures, along with maintaining our own Pool and Spa. Neither Aleta or I are afraid of hard work and getting our hands dirty.

With regard to pets, we have had pets in the past, especially when our children were at home. Dogs, Cats, Chickens, Rabbits. One of our daughters was a keen horse rider so we are familiar with horses although we have never owned our own.

We regard ourselves as being healthy and fit (as do our doctors). Marcel road bikes miles per week and Aleta does Yoga and attends an exercise class 3 days per week. We walk anything from 4-12 miles a day if we are traveling and sightseeing or just want to get out for some fresh air. We have no major ailments and are always active.

We learn very quickly and we are both willing to put in whatever effort is required to make whatever challenge we take on a success.

We are happy to provide more details should you require and answer any questions you might have. Feel free to reach out to us via , Phone, , , etc.

Check out what people say about us on this Housesit Site, links below: These sites provide some excellent personal references from our many annually returning guests for our rental property, from people we have provided chef services for, from people I have provided handyman services for and various business associates.

We have completed 3 very successful HouseSits in the UK, USA and France, details of each can be found on our HouseSit site - SitEatPlay - please check us out and ask us any questions you might have. Contact details are on the site.

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