Retired, active couple, houseproud homeowners -honest and reliable

Username nowourtime  

65 + years
Jun 23,2024
Retired environmental consultant
3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

Hello, we are Mike and Tina, a retired couple who have our own home in Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. 

We are currently travelling in SE Asia - since May 23. We have loved our time, loved the food and the different cultures of the various countries we have visited.

 Mike is retired after a career in Environmental Management and more recently as an Environmental Editor. Tina is retired from her hospitality role in aged care, after a career in medical and realestate sales. We have no dependents, are non-smokers and very light drinkers.

As homeowners ourselves, we want to assure you that we will look after your animal family, home, pool and garden, as if they were our own. We have owned investment properties and understand what it is like to trust your place to relative strangers.

Mike loves gardening (orchids a specialty!), and Tina is a natural housekeeper. The homes that we have rented have been left in a cleaner condition than when we first moved in!

While our busy careers had prevented us from having pets, we have both owned and raised dogs in the past. When possible we even 'house-sat' over the weekend, dogs and cats from our local pet shop!

In 2022, we looked after a beautiful dog and two kitties on the Gold Coast, and we returned to Bangkok, looking after our fur client, Mutley for a second time, and again in 2023.

In 2023, we looked after 5 dogs and 4 cats at four different locations, the last two in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur.

We are currently based in Nha Trang, Vietnam, and plan to return to our Sunshine Coast home in late We are happy to chat on Messenger, FaceTime or .

Thank you for reading our profile.

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Highly recommended as perfect housekeepers and pet carers ”

Sit Dates Jul-1-22 - Jul-17-22 Homeowner pharmatheatre, Member Since Feb-22-22

Location Brisbane QLD Australia

Not only do I recommend Tina and Mike, but I would definitely jump at the chance of having them house-sit again for us. From the first contact, we got a warm, genuine feeling from Tina and Mike, that we were immediately happy to have them look after our house, complete with two cats and a dog. Their communication in the months leading up to the house-sit was positive and offered all reassurances of their commitment.

Although I’d put together a thorough set of instructions, their additional questions conveyed a thoughtfulness in how they approached the house sit. While we were away, we received plenty of photos to demonstrate how well the animals were being looked after and any issues / questions were promptly raised.

When we returned, the house was spotless, as we expected it would be, but additionally, other little jobs had been completed like an oven clean, pressure cleaning of the garden tiles and even dinner had been cooked so we didn’t have to worry about that when dealing with bad jet-lag. Thanks for being great sitters.

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