Respectful and competent housesitting couple

Username Drakelands  

56 - 64 years
Jun 20,2024
1 - 6 Days, 7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

One of us has recently 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 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.

We have just returned home from our first two house sits, which primarily involved looking after gardens and house plants. Our first housesit was in Brisbane-Australia, and was for 6-weeks from until Whilst we were there, we arranged our second housesit in Tamahere-New Zealand, which was for three weeks from until The second sit also required us to look after six hens. As a reference, I’ve added a screenshot of our N.Z. review which was arranged through a different .

Before housesitting we 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.  I’ve added screenshots of these reviews too for reference.

 (p.s. We haven't verified our profile with copies of driving licenses or passports 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 - Dec-4-23 Homeowner MakingTracks, Member Since Mar-21-23

Location Redland City QLD Australia

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 by showing us their house and surrounds.  

They were constantly in touch with us to keep us up to date with what was going on in the garden and weatherwise.  They were pro-active in looking after everything.  They even found some extra jobs to finish around the house and garden! What treasures they were!

And of course, upon our return, the garden was flourishing, the house spic & span and my car as shiny as when I left it.

In short: we can highly recommended them.  Lovely people who could easily become good friends, and we would not hesitate to ask them again would the need arise. However, taking into acount the distance between us I don't expect to ever be lucky enough to see them back in Australia. One can only live in hope... ;-)

Thank you so very much, Alec and Heather. 

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