Respectful and competent housesitting couple

Username Drakelands  

56 - 64 years
Dec 8,2023
1 - 6 Days, 7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

One of us has just retired from post of dual head teacher and is now looking forward to making the most of life through new experiences and travel. The other has spent their past life self-employed as a structural designer/project engineer.. but isn't quite sure what's next.

We've been together for 34 years and make a competent team. We've personally renovated a couple of houses in our time and appreciate the great trust that people must put in a prospective house sitter. I'm extremely practical around the house and garden and rarely do I need to call out a tradesperson to fix something. We are both meticulous in our standard of cleanliness and neither of us smoke.

We have never house sat before but have rented many private properties through well known private holiday letting sites. We treat these homes with complete respect as if they were our own.  Our reviews on these sites can of course be made available as a form of reference.

We had been looking at long term vacation options  when we came  across this and thought that this is  something that we would be very well suited for.

(p.s. We haven't verified our profile with copies of driving licences or pasports as I'm not so sure that's appropriate to be putting out for public viewing. However, these can be made available for private viewing at the appropriate time. Thanks for your understanding.)

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Wonderful people, Alec and Heather, who were mainly asked to look after our garden. ”

Sit Dates Oct-25-23 - Nov-7-23 Homeowner MakingTracks, Member Since Mar-21-23

Location Redland City QLD Australia

This is a temporary review which will be amended upon the actual end date of the house sit, which will be the beginning of December. 

Alec and Heather answered our ad, and were great communicators from day one.  They understood perfectly what we were after and gave us some inside in their background and lifestyle by talking to us via video chat and showing their house and surrounds.  

So far they have been constantly in touch with us to keep us up to date with what is going on in the garden and weatherwise.  They are pro-active in looking after everything.  In short: highly recommended to date.  Lovely people who could easily become good friends, and we would not hesitate to ask them again would the need arise.

Thank you so far, Alec and Heather. 

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