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House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s)
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  • 2019: 18May-29Oct
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AC and DC

64, Retired Teacher

69, Retired (in theory)

We were earlyish retirees, now aged 64 and 69. We are fit and healthy non-smokers who can go for months without an alcoholic drink, but barely a week without an ice cream, although a bar of chocolate is an acceptable substitute. We prefer the discovery of new places and cultures at a leisurely rather than at a tourist pace.

After several overseas sits we are now back in Australia and would welcome contact from homeowners needing sitters from the end of October. We would be particularly interested in any Christmas sits in Melbourne, but we will look positively at any opportunity in any part of Australia. We can be very flexible on dates and as there are two of us to cope with overlaps one of us can always be with you. We will always try to fit in with your plans.

We have been married for 38 years, Angela with a background in teaching followed by aviation security, the most familiar aspect being the screening of departing passengers, and David running his own business for nearly 30 years. We hold dual UK and NZ citizenship having emigrated to NZ in 2002 with our daughters, now both living independently.

We have now been travelling for eight years, firstly back to the UK, followed by Cyprus, Thailand and a Canadian winter. We have done many Australian sits in Victoria looking after cats, dogs (including rescue dogs), rabbits, frogs, birds and fish. House sitting enables us to travel, meet new people and sample the way of life in places we may not have otherwise considered. It is giving us the opportunity to provide a worthwhile service where everyone has peace of mind from the outset, knowing the house sit will be well done.

We are a reliable, completely honest couple who take responsibility seriously. We have taken a pride in our own homes for over 35 years and will always treat your home, garden and pool with that same care and attention to detail. We have lived in properties with large gardens for over 20 years and get pleasure from keeping the area neat and tidy. We have also had swimming pools and wood burning stoves, so they won't be a problem. We have experience with pets having had a cat 'own us' for 16 years, and dogs seem to instinctively know Angela is a kindred spirit. Our track record with goldfish though leaves a little to be desired, but full grown rabbits increase in numbers overnight.

Our lifetime experiences have given us the knowledge and confidence to deal with unexpected events and problems that occur, either by fixing them or recognising when expert help is required. We are energy and water conscious, being prudent by nature possibly due to some extent by our upbringing in post-war Britain and fully aware of our environmental obligations. We are well organised, good communicators, computer literate and with a sound understanding of technology. We use Skype and Google Hangouts to keep in touch with relatives and friends and would hope to use these to speak with you, although connections sometimes don't produce a decent video picture.

Our travels have made us very adaptable to change and appreciative of other cultures, values and ways of life. Other than travelling our interests include walking in English farmland, Cypriot limestone scrub, Thai jungle, Canadian forests at minus 7 C, and playing bridge (mostly badly) for enjoyment. We spend time each day on the internet and would appreciate the availability of broadband connection.

Our first house sit was of 6 months duration, in Canada, and as we often do longer sits we haven't built up huge quantities of sitting references and what we have are spread over three house-sitting sites as we have done sits in the States, Singapore, England, Malaysia and Dubai among others. Links are available for our other references on request.

To sum us up, we are a sensible down-to-earth couple who wouldn't have any hesitation in choosing us to sit our own house and pets. Can we do the same for you?

Reviews (16)
No rating Couldn't recommend Angela and David more highly. They are extremely professional and efficient and we had absolute confidence in them ,which turned out to be totally justified. We arrived home to a sparkling, spotless house with everything exactly where we had left it. They kept in contact with us throughout the "sit" which was much appreciated.
JUDY (Hawthorn East VIC, Sep 2018 - 4 weeks)
We throughly recommend Angela and David as house sitters. They regularly communicated with us throughout their stay and followed the house rules. They treated our two cats beautifully and the plants in the garden are alive and happy. When we returned home the house was spotless and they even left us some food and milk in the fridge. Thank you so much for taking care of our home!
 
DENISE AND DANIEL (Golden Square VIC, Mar 2019 - 3 weeks)
Angela & David were excellent house sitters, we came home to an immaculate house and contented, healthy, well cared for pets. Angela kept me up to date with messages and photos of our pets which helped me to feel very comfortable while we were away.
 
KATE (Aldinga Beach SA, Jan 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Angela & David were wonderful sitters. Taking such good care of our home and most importantly our aged and very demanding cat, Ceefer. She was happy and had obviously been well fed while we were away.
JANICE (Batesford VIC, Sep 2018 - 5 days)
No rating It was our pleasure to have Angela and David stay in our home and look after our three precious pets, two cats and one dog. Angela kept in communication with me the whole time that we were away,giving me updates from the home front! We came home to three very content animals and an exceptionally clean and well kept home both inside and out! I look forward to once again welcoming Angela and David into our home in the future and wouldnt hesitate to recommend them to anyone else looking for ... MORE
MARGARET & RICHARD (Point Cook VIC, Apr 2018)
No rating David and Angela took great care of my home and little parrot Cinnamon for an eleven day sit, mid to late February 2018. The house was left spotless. I'm happy to recommend them to others seeking housesitters.
ROSS (Bulla VIC, Feb 2018 - 1 week 5 days)
No rating Angela & David were absolutely fantastic and our Dog Churchill had a great time. They walked him every day and he in fact lost some weight which was a bonus!! I have no problem recommending them to anyone and the communication was seamless whilst we were away. Thanks again , Neil, Kristen & Churchill
NEIL (Remuera North Island, Dec 2017 - 4 weeks) From Kiwi House Sitters
No rating Angela and David took care of our home and our cat Coco as though it were their own. We couldn't be happier with the service they provided as house sitters to us while we were away. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone if you are looking for reliable and trustworthy house sitters.
NICOLE (Prahran VIC, May 2017 - 3 days)
No rating Angela and David were fabulous housesitters! We went away for a two and a half week trip and came back to find our house beautifully clean and our very happy border collie who had clearly had a great time in our absence. Angela and David were very responsive to our initial advertisement, and were very flexible about coming around to meet us. They were also very easy to get in touch with while we were away, and sent us regular update emails to let us know how Bella (our dog) was going. ... MORE
LUKE (Northcote VIC, Nov 2016 - 2 weeks 3 days)
No rating We recently had the pleasure of having Angela and David look after our home and dogs.Their communication during their stay was not only reassuring but also very appreciated. On return from a short trip not only where our Fur Kids very happy and content but the house was spotless too. I would recommend their services to anyone Thanks again Angela & David
KAYE & MAL (Vermont VIC, May 2016 - 5 days)
No rating Angela and David came at very short notice and were most professional in communications. They kept us well informed while we were away and the house and garden were more than immaculate on our return. This was our first experience of having house sitters and we would consider ourselves extremely fortunate to find others as conscientious and careful. Could not recommend Angela and David more highly.
KAIREN (Brunswick, Mar 2015)
No rating David and Angela looked after our house (plus 1 cat, 1 dog) or a month for us over summer. They were very helpful and friendly, keeping us up to date with regular emails while we were away. We arrived home to very happy pets and very tidy home. Highly recommended!!
DIANE (Beechworth, VIC, Feb 2015 - 4 weeks)
No rating Angela & David took care of our house and pets(cat,rabbits & fish) for 4 weeks. They were conscientious and reliable house sitters. We returned to our house and it was just as we left it and our pets were well cared for. We would highly recommend them.
JAMES & WENDY (Meadowbank, North Island, Jan 2015 - 4 weeks) From Kiwi House Sitters
No rating David and Angela took care of our home and Pet whippet Chino whilst we travelled Australia for 2 months. They did a wonderful job looking after our home, which was spotless when we returned. Our garden looked better than when we left, and Chino was happy and well cared for. Angela also kept us up to date by email with how Chino was doing on a regular basis. Russell and I have no hesitation in recommending David and Angela as house-sitters.
CHRISTI & RUSSELL (Bendigo, VIC, Jan 2015 - 2 months)
No rating Our first experience with housesitters, and we sure hit the jackpot with David and Angela!! We travelled OS for 3 months and our dealings with David & Angela were seemless from start to finish. During their stay, we were kept very well up to date with what was happening at home with frequent emails. David even delivered us safely to and from the airport. We arrived home to find our large house and garden IMMACULATE (they even cleaned the windows!!) But, most importantly to us, we returned ... MORE
JULIE (Central Victoria, Aug 2014)
No rating We cannot speak highly enough of Angela and David regarding their impeccable care and attention that gave to our home, car and especially our two precious cats. It was evident that they treated our home as if it was their own and we returned home to our property having been immaculately maintained and two very content fur babies. It was very important for us to feel in communication with Angela and David for the month we were away and they shared the same values, so we never felt too distant ... MORE
STACEY (Bendigo, May 2014)
 
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