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Gold (24mths)
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)
Preferred Locations
  • NT: Northern Territory (Darwin)   WA: Northern  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 11Aug-25Aug

Active Retired Housesitters

64, Retired

59, Retired

Currently looking for a sit around Darwin between now and the 11th August and again from the 26th August.

We took retirement early so that we could explore other parts of Australia and the world.
Rod is 64 and worked in agriculture all his life, from teaching the subject in high schools to adult education. He has the love of animals, both large and small and is very handy around the place. He was a Justice of the Peace in NSW while living there for many years. Craig is 59 and worked in insurance for all his life. Animals like him as much as he likes animals. We are both non-smokers.
We are extremely tidy around the home and respectful of others and their possessions. We are a 'Super Host' on AirBnB and also accommodated people through Couchsurfing.
Why are we house sitting? We want to 'live' in a community with the combination of travel. House sitting will provide that opportunity and it is something we are interested in.
Our current home is not suitable for animals so we look forward to interacting with our friend's pets.

Reviews (31)
If you are lucky enough to have Rod and Craig fit you into their busy schedule to house sit, and look after your animals then you have hit the jackpot. You could not meet two nicer people than Rod and Craig who arrived at our house the day before we left for a 4 week holiday, so we could give them a familiarisation of the property, the peninsular we live, and introduce them to our 3 Pugs. We had a very enjoyable dinner and a glass of wine over a conversation where after the night we felt that ... MORE
WARREN & SUE (Manyana NSW, Feb 2019)
Rod and Craig are fantastic! We immediately felt very comfortable and confident that they would be great when we met them. Our pets felt the same. They cared for our house beautifully and even folded our laundry that was left hanging when we left! Such a gesture shows their care and attention to detail. They also dealt with our change of plans in a flexible and understanding way which we really appreciated. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending these two lovely gentlemen.
ALISON (Clifton Beach QLD, Jul 2020 - 4 days)
I felt positive and reassured that Rod and Craig would be perfect for this house sit from my initial contact. They were flexible, given the Covid restrictions and reassuring. This couple is beyond any expectations I had. As a result of tighter Covid restrictions- informed by them, my return was hastened, yet they took great care to prepare for my return. My dog looks superb, is happy and sleek and my home has been cleaned and left in beautiful condition, supplies for the dog and I bought and ... MORE
JENNY (Railway Estate QLD, Jun 2020 - 3 weeks)
We were Lucky enough to have Rod an Craig sit for us while we were away. When we had our meet an greet we instandly felt comfortable with them like we had known them for years. They gave Honey a bath which we are truely grateful for as it got really hot at home being an older dog now she loves them to cool her down. The boys kept in touch with updates an photos of Honey and our sons budgies, i recieved them when we returned to Brisbane due to no phone or internet coverage on cruise but where ... MORE
AMANDA (Redcliffe QLD, Jan 2020 - 1 week)
Thank you Craig and Rod for caring for our cheeky Sarina and cherpy Bob and for the care you gave our garden. Much appreciated. I would not hesitate in recommending them to look after a property. we are happy that they enjoyed our property. It has been our pleasure to have met them, and would love to have them sit for us again in the future. we will keep in touch. Cheers
GLENYS (Hervey Bay QLD, Jan 2020 - 2 weeks 4 days)
Rod & Craig looked after our Brisbane house, garden, chooks and fish for 5 weeks. Despite the Summer heat, the garden was in great condition when we got back and the house was cleaner than when we left. They took the time to visit us a few months before the stay which was reassuring for us as first-time users of a house sitting service. We had regular updates while we were away and had total peace of mind that our things were being looked after as if they were their own. Rod & Craig were easy ... MORE
JUSTIN (Chapel Hill QLD, Nov 2019 - 4.5 weeks)
Rod and Craig were fantastic Housesitter's and took excellent care of our cat and dog while we were away. They were great at communicating and gave us regular updates while we were away. Our house was spotless on our return and they went the extra mile with doing laundry and leaving us fresh milk and bread which was really appreciated. I would definitely recommend Rod and Craig as Housesitter's and would definitely use them again if they have the availablility.
CLAIRE (The Gap QLD, Jul 2019 - 1 week)
Craig & Rod were great house sitters, very accommodating to our/pet needs, Communication while away gave us peace of mind. They even came and introduced themselves before our sit. Looked after our home beautifully. Will be my first choice next time if they are available.
SUE (Hervey Bay QLD, Jun 2019 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Rod and Craig are truly 5 star house/pet sitters. Prior to and during the sit we communicated as needed. They looked after our house, garden and Border Collies, Benson and Hamish for 5 weeks. ( The dogs even learned new excellent behaviours!). The house and garden were beautiful on our return. . Great photos of the dogs and reports of their antics while we were away were much appreciated. We recommend these gentlemen most highly and have already arranged for a return visit.
PAUL (Noosa Heads QLD, May 2019 - 5 weeks)
What can I say about Rod and Craig there communication with us was amazing they sent photos nearly everyday and kept us up to date when we arrived home our house was just how we left it thank you the lawns were mowed they looked great they stripped bed and washed everything and remaid before they left that was very muchly appreciated our fury babes and feathered friend looked amazing We would certainly invite them to sit for us again without hesitation would love to stay in touch I would ... MORE
Rod and Craig were A1 housesitters!!! From our first initial contact the ongoing communication was brilliant. Throughout our whole trip we received regular updates and photos from home via Messenger. On arrival home we were greeted by a mown lawn, happy and content fur babies and impeccably clean home, there even was a litre of milk for us to make a cuppa. I would definitely recommend using Rod and Craig as house sitters to anyone who is wanting to have a holiday knowing that their ... MORE
GAYLE (Lake Cathie NSW, Apr 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
Gosh - it's no surprise that Rod and Craig are so in demand - they are marvellous. They kept in contact leading up to the sit (as we booked a fair way in advance) and kept in contact while we were away to keep our minds at rest that all was well and then followed up after we returned home. The pets were happy and the house and garden looked in better state than when we left. They are mature, competent, professional, and easy to communicate with. If you manage to get Rod and Craig to house sit ... MORE
MARCIA (Mollymook NSW, Mar 2019 - 2 weeks 5 days)
Rod and Craig looked after our large Golden Retriever and our Cat. The communication from the start was seamless. They house sat for us for 3 weeks. Their capability in managing and caring for our 50kg dog was great and I was able to be away carefree as it was our first time leaving him. Our home on return was in a perfect state and our animals looked better than we left them! I highly recommend Rod and Craig as house and pet sitters. Incredibly reliable and friendly.
REBECCA (Melbourne VIC, Jan 2019 - 1 week 1 day)
Craig and Rod exceeded our expectations. They were easily contactable before the sit, and we were put at ease when we met them and could see that our house and 2 dogs would be well cared for while we were away for a month. We had regular updates and photos while we were away, which allowed us to be relaxed while we were away. We came home to a beautifully clean home, happy, healthy dogs, our garden had been well cared for, and fresh bread and milk in the fridge. Could not be happier. Would ... MORE
KYLIE (Forest Hill VIC, Dec 2018)
If you are lucky enough to get these guys to sit for you than you have hit the jackpot They dig everything and more that we asked they are honest reliable caring and friendly My dog loved them and they loved her walking her all the time The birds were very well cared for and the garden was prefect The house was spotless We were sad to see them go
KERRY (Hallett cove SA, Nov 2018)
Well, where do I start. From the time Rod and Craig first contacted us to say they would consider doing our house/pet sit it was so easy and friendly. We met up the first time so they could meet our fur babies, and the second time so they could get to know us and vice versa. We left our place feeling so happy knowing the kids will be well looked after. THAT.... was an understatement, as our babies were totally spoilt. I don't really think they missed us at all even though the dogs gave us a ... MORE
LEUREEN (Bakers Hill WA, Oct 2018 - 3 weeks)
We don't have enough words to thank Rod and Craig for looking after our dog, Malu, and our home. Their kindness and professional service make us feel very secure when we go away. As the first time, it was a pleasure to come back home and fine everything fine and the house very clean. Malu really love your company and misses you both. Thank you. Luis, Mauricio and Malu
LUIS & MAURICIO (Bassendean WA, Oct 2018 - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Anyone who is lucky enough to snare Rod and Craig for a house sit job will be truly blessed! When we first met them it was as if we had known them forever and were simply old friends catching up. Our dog took to them instantly (and he usually bails up strangers) and settled down at their feet over dinner. During our 2 months away they sent us regular updates with photos and it was such a relief to know Zeus was relaxed and happy in their company. During our absence our hot water system faded ... MORE
FRAN VAN DER LOON (Palmyra WA, Jul 2018)
Rod and Craig are among the best of the housesitters we have had and we have had a few. They are very friendly and easy to get along with. They looked after Honey and our house just the way we look after our place. They kept us informed about everything for the two weeks we were away and we felt very comfortable having them stay. We are pleased to have made friends with Rod and Craig and would not hesitate to recommend them as housesitters. Hopefully, if they are free, we would ... MORE
NATALIE (Australind WA, Jul 2018 - 2 weeks)
No rating Wow...these guys are great. They sent daily text messages to let us know how things were going with our 'family'. We lent them our car so they could see more of the island. It was returned to us with the inside pretty well detailed. They even mowed our grass!! Cats were content when we arrived home and the chooks are laying again. Well done guys....thank you, house looked great....even my cupboards :)
ANNELA (Baudin Beach SA, Jul 2018 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Rod and Craig went out of their way to meet with us prior to the house sit which instilled confidence and helped to build trust. We were also very impressed by their willingness to communicate with us and to try to understand our cat's individual temperament. We came home to a very happy, purring Veronica and super clean house and yard. They proved themselves to be practical in the house and even fixed our key safe and broken locks. Rod and Craig exceeded our expectations and there is no doubt ... MORE
BIJOU (Yangebup WA, Jun 2018)
No rating Rod and Craig were one of our best house sitters yet! Regular messages from them while we were away with photos of our fur family, and our home was immaculate when we returned - better then when we left! Highly recommend! When can you sit for us again?!
BEC AND AARON (Landsdale WA, May 2018)
No rating Thank you Rod and Craig. We are so gratefull to you for looking after our dogs and our house, especially because Coco was not well. We felt we could have complete trust in you. Thank you so much for the caring way you looked after the dogs and the house. Knowing you were at our house gave us great comfort and the ability to enjoy the wedding with freedom. David
DAVID (Hazelbrook NSW, May 2018 - 4 days)
No rating Rod and Craig did an absolutely amazing job looking after our home and our Samoyed. I would not hesitate but to ask them to look after our home again. The home was left immaculate and our gorgeous dog loved the company and being so well looked after! Thanks again guys for an amazing sit - we really appreciate it! 11/10!!
SHAWN (Scarborough WA, Apr 2018 - 3 days)
No rating Rod and Craig were fantastic house sitters. They came out to meet us before the sit to ensure we felt comfortable and to meet our dog Kye. Whilst we were away, they updated us daily with photos to let us know how Kye was getting on. We came home to a beautifully clean home (probably better than we left it) and an extremely happy dog, who was spoilt rotten with two long walks a day. If you are looking for someone to house sit who will look after your house and pets as if they were your own ... MORE
SOPHIE (Scarborough WA, Apr 2018)
No rating Rod and Craig were fantastic. We met them before the house sit and the questions they asked and the interest they took in our dogs reassured me they were genuinely had the dogs interest at heart. Rod and Craig took excellent care of our dogs, they updated us with messages and photos , which was fabulous and so reassuring. On our return the house was spotless, the dogs relaxed and very happy. I would highly recommend Rod and Craig as House and pet sitters, they are genuine lovely people.
MANDY (Burns Beach WA, Apr 2018 - 5 days)
No rating Hi Rod & Craig Thank you so much for looking after our 2 fur babies and taking good care of our house and garden. We appreciated the lengths you went to keep the weekend away such a secret!! We would love you to come back again, hopefully, Pixie won't be such a diva next time! Thanks Claire, Harriet and the doggies
HARRIET/CLAIRE (Mount Lawley WA, Feb 2018)
No rating Hi Rod and Craig, as I mentioned we don't have enough words to thank you for looking after our home and garden. It is so great to find everything good, the house so clean and the garden so beautiful. Also thank you for fixing the broken washer in the toilet. You guys are amazing. Luis and Mauricio
LUIS (72a Iolanthe st WA, Feb 2018 - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
No rating We went overseas and we were delighted to find all our plants well watered and had grown a lot. The house was cleaner than when we left even though our regular cleaner had just been. The bed had been stripped and the sheets and towels had been washed, dried and folded. Nothing was out of place in the kitchen, the Barbeque had been cleaned and both the front and back yard were swept and tidy. GREAT JOB BOYS THANKYOU
JOHN (2 Clarence St Lawley WA, Feb 2018)
No rating Rod and Craig were absolutely fantastic house sitters. They took the time to meet us and our pets a couple of times before we left on holiday to become familiar with our house and pet's routine. While away, they kept us updated on our fur babies, ensuring that we were relaxed and felt comfortable they were in good hands. On return, the house, garden and pets looked wonderful! Rod and Craig are friendly, genuine, honest people who I would not hesitate in recommending as house sitters.
KIRSTY (Bayswater WA, Dec 2017)
No rating Immediately upon conversing with Rod and Craig it was evident how much they were genuine, honest people. Rod and Craig took time out of their weekend to come to our home prior to our holiday dates in order to meet our pets (2 dogs and a cat) and run through their routines, likes, dislikes. We were kept updated whilst on holiday which allowed us to have the most amazing time knowing our pets and house were all in safe hands. We returned from our holiday to find our pets calm and relaxed and our ... MORE
LISA AND JON (Baldivis WA, Aug 2017 - 6 days)
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