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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • NSW: Regional NSW, South Coast, Sydney   SA: Adelaide, South, Spencer Gulf   VIC: ALL  
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  • 2020: 28Jun-3Jul | 3Jul-12Jul | 28Aug-7Sep | 28Sep-7Oct | 7Nov-14Nov
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3 years of responsible, reliable house sitting!

63, Pre-School Teacher/Endorsed Enrolled Nurse

Hello, I'm Jen!

I am an active, single, happy and enthusiastic 63 year old Professional Housesitter/Nurse/Teacher with excellent reviews, ready to take care of your home, pets and garden! Having owned a house myself, I am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a house maintained!

I am taking a break from working having recently returned to Melbourne, my home town (I grew up in Beaumaris and lived in Brighton for 20 years), after spending the last 8 months teaching kindergarten at the English House, Cremona, Italy. Prior to that I was house sitting for 18 months with Aussie House Sitters after spending the 2008 - 2016 teaching in Moscow, Russia. I am single and living with friends on a small farm at Curlewis near Geelong and would love the opportunity to house sit for you!

I love all animals, have ridden horses all my life and had many birds (cockatiels), dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits and fish as pets! I also have recent experience with alpacas and working farm dogs. I will look after your pets as if they were my own. I will walk them cuddle them, feed them and spoil them. I am very experienced with elderly pets who require medication/injections.

I am extremely neat, tidy and clean and will make your home sparkle for your return! I will take care of your garden and am willing to do any other small jobs you may need! I have current experience with large scale gardens, watering systems and ride on mowers. I will happily send you updates and photos. I am fit and active!

I have 25 reviews with Aussie House Sitters and can provide both personal and professional references. I have stayed in many Airbnb properties all over the world and have always received excellent reviews.

I was booked continuously from January 2017 - May 2018 and from February 2019 to current day, with many repeat sits and have a current police check and working with children check. I am also a registered Endorsed Enrolled Nurse. I do not smoke and will be quiet and considerate of your neighbours! I drive a small Mazda2.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Reviews (25)
Jen was fantastic! She sent us text message updates whilest we were away, we got back to a house cleaner than what we left it and the dogs were all happy. She even left us soup in the fridge for lunch! Jen is very trustworthy and we will get her back anytime. Thanks again!
 
LOUISE (mortlake VIC, Jun 2020 - 12 days)
Jen looked after our 2 pups and 2 cats over a long weekend. Communication was great and looking at the photos she sent the dogs both seemed to really take to her. We have booked her for 2 more sits already so really glad to have found Jen:)
 
MELISSA (Elwood VIC, Jun 2020 - 4)
We were forced to cut short our time away and Jen was very understanding and accommodating. We would certainly use Jen for a further housesit as we found our home in perfect order. We have a large garden (1.5 acres) which had also been given her attention. Our district has been in drought conditions and Jen left the lawns and gardens in very good order
 
PETER (Wagga Wagga South(Springvale) NSW, Mar 2020 - 12 days)
Jen took great care of our dog,3 cats and house.We would highly recommend Jen as a house sitter.
 
LEANNE (Miners Rest VIC, Mar 2020 - 6 nights)
Jen was a reliable and respectful house sitter. She stayed in touch and made us feel very comfortable in looking after our house and our cat. She kept the house very clean and watered the plants. We would definitely recommend Jen to anyone looking for a house sitter.
 
KATE (Ascot Vale VIC, Feb 2020)
Jen looked after our home and garden brilliantly. During the six weeks we were away she communicated with us often and kept us up to date. She managed to keep our 1 acre garden alive and looking great in 43 degree heat and hot winds as the sit was over the worst time in NSW bushfire history. Our home was clean and a joy to come home too. We have already booked her for a future house sit. We highly recommend Jen.
 
JIM AND VERONICA (Springvale NSW, Dec 2019 - 6 weeks)
Jen was fantastic taking care of our dog and cat as well as looking after our house. She sent photos and took care of everything leaving the house spotless and fitting in with our timing perfectly. We highly recommend Jen if you are looking for a house sitter/ pet minder we will use her again if we can.
 
GARRY (Geelong VIC, Nov 2019 - 10 days)
Jen took wonderful care of our fur baby and our house. We returned to a lovely clean house and would be happy to recommend her for a house and doggy sit!
 
NARISSA (Richmond VIC, Nov 2019 - 11 days)
Thanks Jen as a first timer to engage someone through Aussie Housesitters and it was nice to go away and not have to worry about my cat or my home. The communication and transparency was 10/10
 
SUSAN (Ringwood VIC, Nov 2019 - 3 days)
Jen is a wonderful housesitter. My flat was immaculate when I returned and my cat well cared for. Jen is reliable and responsible and her communication is excellent. I highly recommend her as a housesitter.
 
INEZ (Hawksburn VIC, Nov 2019 - Friday - Sunday)
Jen is just fantastic ! She took such a good care of our pets : 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 lizard, and fish. She sent us photos everyday with lovely comments. We had a few delays and changes for our return flights with very late notifications. She was so understanding and helpful. Although I could tell her only at the very last minute that our return was delayed by 24 hours (she was about to leave the house) she said immediately that it was no problem and she could stay. I can't thank her enough. It was ... MORE
 
MERCEDE (Beaumaris VIC, Jun 2019 - 11 days)
This was our very first time using a Housesitter. We couldn't be happier. It was such an easy experience. Jen is a sensational Housesitter. She is lovely, has excellent communication and took such wonderful care of our pup and our home. We didn't worry the whole time we were away, something we have never been able to do before.
 
BREE (COBRAM VIC, Apr 2019 - 5 days)
Jen looked after our house, animals and garden beautifully! It was so great arriving home to happy animals and a spotless house! We would not hesitate to have her house sit for us again!!
 
ANNA (Wagga Wagga NSW, Mar 2019 - 5 days)
This was our first experience with a house sitter and we were very glad we found Jen. We have a 4 month old very playful kitten who isn't used to new people, however she grew to be very comfortable and happy with Jen. We enjoyed the regular photo updates of our kitten, providing reassurance that she was being looked after. Jen had great communication and was easy to deal with. When we returned we were most impressed how spotlessly clean the house was. Our house has not looked this good since we ... MORE
 
GREG (SOUTH YARRA VIC, Mar 2019)
I knew as soon as I met Jen that my dog and home would be well cared for and I could go away, relax and enjoy my holiday. I was not didappointed. Jen cared for my Toy Poodle, Oscar, who requires medication which he tries to avoid, for almost 3 weeks. On my return I could see Oscar really enjoyed being with Jen and was well looked after. My home was spotless and pot plants were also well cared for.. This is the first time Oscar has been cared for by a sitter, normally he stays with ... MORE
 
CORAL (Wagga Wagga NSW, Feb 2019)
No rating Jen, was fantastic! We left our dogs and house in her hands for 2 weeks. When we got back the house was spotless and the dogs calm and happy, the garden vibrant, couldn't ask for more. Thanks Jen
SHERYL (Fitzroy North VIC, Feb 2018 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating We had 3 amazing weeks away quite simply because Jen took care of our 2 dogs and our cat. We couldn't recommend Jen more and will invite her to help us out again in the future. The animals were calm and happy on our return. The house was immaculate and everything was exactly as we left it. The garden was green and lush and I think the dogs would have actually gone home with Jen they seemed to love her sooo much. Nothing was a problem for Jen including collection of mail from the Post ... MORE
CLAIRE (South Yarra VIC, Jan 2018 - 3 weeks)
No rating Jen looked after my house and Dog and cat over the Christmas break. She was very attentive to the animals and took great care of both pets and house whilst I was away. Keep the house clean and the dog got lots of walks and attention which I'm very greatful to her for. I would recommend Jen and would love for her to sit next time I'm in need of help. Thanks Jen for all your lovely support.
DIANE (Albert Park VIC, Dec 2017 - 1 week 5 days)
No rating We had Jen babysit our much loved dog and our house, she came out to meet us first and we immediately clicked. We have quite an active dog and he was walked everyday and very well looked after. It was lovely to return after a 2 week holiday to a very clean house and more importantly clean sheets!! This was our first ever "housesit" and it was brilliant, thanks so much to Jen she was fabulous x
MELISA (Rye VIC, Oct 2017 - 2 weeks 1 day)
No rating We recently had Jen come and look after our beloved dog for us while we were away for a week. We could not recommend Jen highly enough - our house was well looked after and left beautifully upon her leaving, our dog was happy spoiled with lots of walks and attention and Jen's communication was fantastic. If you're looking for someone friendly, reliable, mature and trustworthy you can't get any better than Jen. We look forward to seeing her again in the future. Thanks Jen!
SOPHIE (Kew VIC, Sep 2017)
No rating Jen came and looked after our house and dog while we were away for a week. We came home to a very clean house and Very happy dog! I have no hesitation recommending Jen.
TIM (Torquay VIC, Jul 2017 - 5 days)
No rating Jen looked after our house and Lagotto dog during our recent 3 week holiday. She was easy to communicate with and cared for our house and dog in a caring and efficient way. Jen had to mange some unexpected health concerns with Max and was happy to take him to the vet and then follow up with his medication regime while keeping us in the loop. I would have no hesitation in recommending Jen if you are looking for a totally reliable house sitter!
DOROTHY (Lindfield NSW, May 2017)
No rating Jen proved to be a wonderful housesitter and my Patch was spoiled rotten. Jen arrived on time and had all the house lovely and clean for my return. I would recommend her to any future person in need of a great sitter. Regards
JUNE (Wagga Wagga NSW, Mar 2017 - 2 weeks 1 day)
No rating Jen recently looked after my house and dog for a week. She was brilliant! House was left clean, dog was very happy and garden was well watered. I have booked her again and can highly recommend her as a house and pet sitter!
MITTY (St Kilda West VIC, Feb 2017 - 6 days)
No rating Jen was a fantastic sitter and really looked after our precious pup, garden plants and house. Truffy had medication which she administered for us and walked him everyday. He is still a puppy so she had to be vigilant as he gets into everything. We have no hesitation in providing a reference for Jen and would like to thank her very much and will invite her back in the future.
TANIA SINKIS (Glenrowan VIC, Jan 2017)
 
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