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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • VIC: ALL  

A genuinely kind, caring & respectful family

35, Government workers on leave

Hi! We are a young family taking some time to travel this beautiful country of ours after experiencing severe health issues with our daughter. We have tenanted our rural hobby farm in Victoria in order to give us this opportunity. We have experience living on acreage and tending to livestock, as well as having a love for domestic pets.

Our three children are aged 11, 9 and 4. They are used to "life on the road", home education and are very respectful. They love animals and enjoy having lots of fun, but there are very clear boundaries we set which they know they need to adhere to.

As a family we are all very respectful and would treat your property like our own. I (Vanessa) am a bit of a neat freak and have worked as a commercial cleaner on and off since I was a teenager. Rob is handy and willing to do "fix its" or improvements if you wish for him to. We love getting out in the garden or maintaining / establishing vegetable patches.

In the past we have had feedback that "the house is better than we left it". Any animals that we care for will be treated with the utmost love. Rob, with an Animal Science degree behind him, has an extra passion for animals. Sometimes they are treated better than me (haha!). We all take enormous pride in caring for someone's potentially most valuable assets!

We have a 17ft caravan that we travel in and can stay in that or in the house at your discretion.

We have a background as foster carers and still have all the current working with children checks / police checks. We have several glowing references that we can provide upon request.

Thank you for reading our profile. We hope you will consider us for your next required house sit!

Reviews (6)
No rating Rob, Vanessa and their three lovely children looked after my dog Sally for a week while I went to Fiji. I met the family in advance and the children were amazing, very polite and friendly and so loving and gentle with the dog. The house sit went perfectly, they kept in touch with how Sally was going and when I got home the house was immaculate and they had even left us some food basics and milk which was such a lovely thought!! Sally was also very happy and chilled out. I would highly ... MORE
VICKI (Sunbury VIC, Aug 2018 - 1 week)
Rob, Vanessa and the kids housesat for us in Bremer Bay and we were so happy. They kept us well informed about how our fur baby was throughout our trip and sent lots of great photos of her running at the beach and relaxing with the kids. She was well looked after. We came home to a beautifully clean house, all the linen washed and folded. We couldn't have asked for better housesitters, we can highly recommend them to look after your home and your beloved animals. We are already trying to ... MORE
 
CLAIRE AND JAKUB (Bremer Bay WA, Dec 2019 - 5 weeks)
Rob & Vanessa went above and beyond for us. They couldn't do enough for us. They communicated often and easily. Our horses, dog,cat and Parrot were all looked after perfectly. They were all happy and healthy on our return. The house was spotless. Vanessa even left us a lasagne and salad for our first night home, which was so appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend Rob & Vanessa to anyone looking for a great house sitting experience. We feel very fortunate to have had them
 
VICKI (Whittlesea VIC, Sep 2018 - 4 weeks)
No rating Rob, Vanessa and the kids definitely raised the bar on this sit. Not only were all our fur babies loved and cared for. But their enthusiasm for all things #farmlife was heart warming. Their proactive approach to addressing any potential issues, ensured there were no dramas whilst we were away. To top it all off upon our arrival home we were greeted with an immaculately clean home and a fridge stocked with all the essentials and more. Honestly we could not have asked for a better house sitting ... MORE
REBECCA (Noggerup WA, Oct 2017 - 3 weeks)
No rating Rob and Vanessa were the best! Not only were their children extremely well behaved and obviously loved very much by their parents but this couple are genuine, honest and take the same care of your house and pets as they do of their family, which is to say - excellent. Both our 2 cats and our German Shepherd thrived under their care. The house was spotless when we returned and the whole experience was just seamless and positive for the first time we had ever had house-sitters outside of family. ... MORE
ANNE-MARIE AND CRAIG (Myrtle Bank SA, Apr 2017 - 3 weeks)
No rating We happily give a great endorsement to Rob and Vanessa and their children. They looked after our property, and most importantly our animals, with great diligence, respect and empathy. They are very self sufficient, and dealt with any issues competently and gave regular feedback with any issues as well as the highlights.They looked after our property as if it was their own. We wish them all the luck in the world for the future and safe travels.We both agree that we have not met a nicer family ... MORE
JUDY (Rochester VIC, Mar 2017 - 6 days)
 
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