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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • NSW: Central Coast  

BobnLyn - recent house/pet sit exp & reviews

Mid 60's, recently retired, ecologist and former national parks and wildlife ranger

Mid 60's, Recently retired, former local govt admin employee

BobnLyn live in northern NSW (Alstonville), We regard ourselves as partial nomads; travelling/exploring our great country (and beyond!) whilst trying to avoid weather extremes!

We are proud home owners ourselves and as experienced house sitters recognise that respect for the house owners, their homes and of course caring for their pets is of paramount importance. We have made some lasting friendships with home owners many requesting repeat sits of us.

We have recent police checks. Since retirement (2014) we have travelled extensively including a lap of Australia in 2014-15; the UK (May-Oct 2017) NZ (Jan-Feb 2019) utilising house/pet sitting along the way. We usually use our campervan or BnBs between sits when away from home. Over the last four years, during some 50+ house sits (thru this and other websites) we have enjoyed caring for dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, alpacas, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, peafowl, caged birds and worm farms.

We have had pets of our own over many years (dogs, cats, rabbits, sheep, cage birds, poultry and homing pigeons) and have rehabilitated injured/ orphaned native wildlife for release to the wild. We have had tropical and marine aquariums, turtles and frogs. More recently in the UK and NZ we cared for horses, pigs, and the usual dogs, cats, chickens and ducks.

House/pet sits have allowed us to spend time in regional centres, meet some lovely folk and get to know some really wonderful pets. We really enjoy the company of pets of all sorts, we are happy exercising them, feeding, cleaning up after them and loving them as our own, we are however not inclined to have them sleep with us!!

We are both active, house-proud, clean-living non-smokers enjoying the outdoors, including gardening and caring for (most) pets. We do not travel with pets although we have had and cared for pets of many types over the years.

We are happy to forward sms/email updates (with pics of your pet/s) regularly for your peace of mind.

Bob was formerly (1973-2002) a ranger for NSW national parks and wildlife service, then an environmental consultant 2003-2013; Lyn was Land Information Officer with Local Govt for 20+ years to 2013.

Hobbies include gardening, bird-watching, keeping native stingless bees and casual bush walking.

Thank you for taking the time to read our profile

Reviews (38)
Bob was excellent on all accounts, great communicator sending us photos of the animals, took the dog for long walks and managed to entice a very shy cat indoors for her dinner. And look after 3 demanding chooks. Our house was immaculate. Couldn't have asked for a better house and animal minder and highly recommend Bob.
WENDY (Umina Beach NSW, Mar 2020 - 4 days)
Our dogs and house were very well looked after. The house was spotlessly clean when we came back and linen washed and put back on the bed. Dogs looked very happy. Thanks Bob & Lyn. We would be happy to have you back at any time and highly recommend you as house (and pet) sitters.
SAFFRON (Anna Bay NSW, Dec 2019 - 1 week)
It was our absolute pleasure to have Bob and Lyn stay. They are a lovely couple and treated our apartment, plants and guinea pigs with respect and gave them all the care they needed. They also gave us regular updates and we did not have to worry once while we were overseas as we knew our place was in safe hands. Bob and Lyn also left the apartment immaculate and we would not hesitate to have them back for another stay and would highly recommend them.
CELESTE (Chiswick NSW, May 2019 - 10 days)
Wonderful couple, kept us update with our pets even able to tablet one of my stubborn dogs. Would recommend them
CAROL (RD1 Ruakaka , Feb 2019) From Kiwi House Sitters
We never had the opportunity to meet Bob and Lyn but they came highly recommended and did not disappoint. Our place was immaculate when we arrived home, there was fresh milk and other staples in the fridge. Our cat ( although happy to see us of course) was happy well fed and well groomed.. They even kept an eye on our pet deer ! Their communication was excellent, we are delighted they were willing and able to take care of our place and could not rate them highly enough
MEL (1420 SH5 , Jan 2019) From Kiwi House Sitters
Fantastic sitters. All animals were well looked after and I received regular updates. House was left clean and tidy.
ALISON (Pahiatua North Island, Jan 2019 - 1 week 1 day) From Kiwi House Sitters
Bob offered us the peace of mind that we needed when we had to leave our cat and travel to Melbourne for a wedding. Our relationship started with very clear and direct communication and everything went according to plan from there. .We arrived back home to a happy cat, clean linen and a spotless home.
CAROL (North Turramurra NSW, Dec 2018 - 3 days)
No rating Bob and Lyn stayed at out home recently for a short stay, and we were absolutely delighted. Communication before and during the sit was fantastic. My pets loved them and our home was treated with respect at all times. I would not hesitate in recommending Bob and Lyn and would welcome them back any time. thank you.
KELLIE (NANA GLEN NSW, Sep 2018 - 2 days)
No rating Bob and Lyn were fantastic housesitters, we couldn't have asked for better people. They looked after our cat and dog brilliantly and sent regular photos of them enjoying life. On our return home you wouldn't have known anyone had stayed, everything was spotless. They update via text what was happening and their movements for departure. We would recommend Bob and Lyn very highly. Thanks Bob and Lyn.
BRETT DOYLE (REDLYNCH QLD, Aug 2018 - 5 days)
No rating Thank you so much Bob n Lyn for looking after my boisterous staffy Bluey and my home at Iluka. I would highly recommend you as house sitters to anyone. I really appreciated you sending an "action" shot every day . My neighbours all commented that they heard you and Bluey playing and having a lot of fun- thank you. The house was immaculate on my return and it was lovely of you to get in some milk for me thanks again for giving me so much peace of mind. I hope we get the opportunity ti have ... MORE
YVONNE (Iluka NSW, May 2018 - 6 days)
No rating Bob and Lyn looked after our two furbabies while we travelled for business. They arrived early so we could do a proper hand over and bonded with the doggies straight away. They kept us updated each day with photos and snippets of information which really helped as we were missing our babies a lot! When we arrived home, the house was spotless and they even followed up to ensure we were happy with everything. Thank you Bob & Lyn for taking care of things so beautifully for us. Highly recommend ... MORE
VANESSA (Raby Bay QLD, May 2018 - 5 days)
No rating Bob and Lynn were fabulous house sitters, I felt extremely confident in their ability to care for all of our animals. The communication was fabulous letting us know each day how our animals were, and to top it off they left the house spotless, I highly recommend them as housesitters.
ANNETTE (korora NSW, Mar 2018 - 3 days)
No rating BobnLyn were absolutely wonderful! Upon meeting them, we felt immediately confident leaving our property and pets in their hands! They had a few issues arise during their stay, that they dealt with brilliantly. They sent photos so we knew how happy and well cared for our pets were. Upon return we found our home beautifully tidy and the garden thriving. We can't recommend BobnLyn highly enough!
SUE (Orange NSW, Jan 2018 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating Initially we were a little apprehensive using the internet to find a "stranger" to look after our home and furbabies. When your pets are your babies, it's difficult to entrust their care to someone else. After speaking to Bob and meeting him and Lyn before we left, we felt at ease. We've now returned from our little holiday and are very impressed with the state of our home. I think it's even cleaner than when we left! Even more pleasing was the manner in which they cared for our ... MORE
JENNY (Lake Haven NSW, Dec 2017 - 1 week 4 days)
No rating We have no hesitation in recommending Bob and Lyn as house sitters. They are very organised, communicate frequently and have great caring and practical skills both for our animals and home. We were able to relax and enjoy our holiday knowing that our home and animals were in good hands. They did everything we asked and left the house spotless and even cleaned the bird houses out for our return. Thank you and if you return to the UK...let us know.
LIZ AND NIGEL (Portree, Isle of Skye, Sep 2017)
No rating Bob and Lyn are a friendly couple. They kept us informed of how are beloved pets were and sent photos most days! Our dogs were very happy in their company which was very obvious from their photos! They were very helpful in doing the washing and tidying up before our return. We have no hesitation in recommending them as good reliable carers of both house and pets.
LIN & STEVE (Silverdale, UK , Aug 2017)
No rating What a great experience to have BobnLyn house and pet sit for us. Prior to the sit we had email contact and were able to meet several days before our departure. Bob also kept regular email contact with us during our time away. We felt very comfortable about leaving our house and dog in their hands and came home to a spotless house, a happy dog and what a treat, a delicious casserole for our dinner. We are very happy to recommend BobnLyn for any future housesits.
ROBERT AND HELEN (Empire Bay NSW, Mar 2017)
No rating Bob and Lyn are great sitters. We were away for a week and returned to a happy cat and clean house. We received updates while we were away which was a pleasant surprise. I have no hesitation in recommending Bob and Lyn to others.
GAVIN (Lutwyche QLD, Jan 2017 - 5 days)
No rating Bob and Lyn cared for my home, 13 year old dog and 3 chickens for 4 days in Sept. They were honest, caring and enthusiastic with all correspondence and I returned to a clean house and a happy dog. I can recommend both Bob and Lyn as fantastic House sitters. Thankyou
JULIE (Laurieton NSW, Sep 2016 - 5 days)
No rating Bob and Lyn were our house and doggie sitters for a four-day period early in September 2016. Upon first meeting them, my wife and I were favourably impressed and were confident to leave our house and dog in their care. We received daily text messages on the well being of our dog and that there were no problems with the house. This enabled us to relax in the knowledge that all was well at home, and we were able to enjoy our holiday more fully. Upon our return we were absolutely delighted ... MORE
TREVOR BETTISON (Coffs Harbour NSW, Sep 2016 - 3 days)
No rating Bob did a wonderful job of taking excellent care of our house and animals. We had regular texts and video footage of our dog Tom which was so reassuring and bob was so easy to communicate with. We even came home to a beautiful bunch of flowers, thankyou so much bob:)
VICKY (Mooloolah QLD, Jun 2016 - 3 weeks 5 days)
No rating Bob and Lyn did a great job of looking after our house, garden, chooks, guinea fowl and ducks. They gave us regular updates on how everything was going while we were away and we felt very relaxed on holidays knowing our place was in such good hands!! Many thanks to you both!!
RHEA (Conondale QLD, Jun 2016 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating My house minding is a little unusual. I have international students that reside at my house along with my dog and cat. Although this was a housesit for Bob, I was pleased to meet both Bob and Lyn prior to housesitting for me. Bob was just amazing and was able to assist with the students and the animals and in constant communication while we were away. I came home to a clean home, happy animals, and 3 happy students whom arrived after we had left for vacate along with a flourishing garde!. ... MORE
TARA (Maroubra NSW, Apr 2016)
No rating Bob and Lyn looked after my house and animals while I was away for four days. I received daily text messages on animals and weather. Animals were well looked after and house was spotless when I returned home. I would have them back in a flash!
KAY (Devonport TAS, Mar 2016 - 4 days)
No rating Bob and Lyn looked after our house and two cocker spaniels over 3 nights and 4 days. They took exceptional care with our two dogs who need medication and special food and won them both over so that we could go on our trip without a worry. They left our home beautifully clean and having spent some time with them before we departed I can say they are very genuine. I would recommend them to anyone looking for great sitters.
JANELLE (Sandy Bay TAS, Mar 2016)
No rating Bob and Lyn are a joy! They loved our pets and looked after our house, kept in touch so we knew all was well. A big thankyou to them both!
RANI (Cygnet TAS, Feb 2016 - 3 days)
No rating We came home to a spotless house with roses from our garden and welcome home note on our kitchen bench. Bob and Lyn are a fantastic couple who took care of our house and livestock which included four alpacas, five sheep and six Isa Brown laying hens on our 9 acre property. They sent photos regularly of our animals, especially ones at feeding times and they were well looked after. Great with communication, if there were any concerns about anything on the property or house they let us know ... MORE
HELEN (YARRAGON VIC, Feb 2016 - 1 week 5 days)
No rating Absolutely Amazing Housesitters. Bob and Lyn made our holiday free from worry over leaving our house and pets and the daily updates were great! We came home to our house and pets so well looked after better than we left it and them. Thank you so much.
SANDRA (Eltham VIC, Jan 2016)
No rating Bob and Lyn proved themselves to be amazing house sitters. They came and met the furry family before we left and right from the first moment we met them we knew we were leaving our babies in good hands. The whole time we were away we had constant updates from Bob and Lyn and also got some very welcome pictures of our fur babies. We came home to a beautifully clean house and very happy, healthy animals. Even our neighbours made comment of how great they were in the house. I can definitely ... MORE
LISA (Edmonton, QLD, Sep 2015 - 3 weeks)
No rating Thankyou so much to Bob for taking care of our home and our multitude of animals for 6 days. This included 2 x very spoilt fluffy dogs. We had excellent communication prior to the sit and during as well with regular sms updates incl pics :) All animals were extremely well cared for and the dogs were very excited to see Bob when he returned to say goodbye the day after our return. Our house was immaculate and the backyard / outdoor area had been attended to without request. We highly ... MORE
STEVE & DEB (Gladstone, QLD, Jul 2015)
No rating You will not find a friendlier, more responsible or caring couple than Bob and Lyn. We were lucky enough to entrust the care of our home, bird and garden to them for over five weeks in June 2015. They sent us regular updates and genuinely tried to do everything they could to take care of our pet with diligence and kindness. We returned home to an immaculate house and a garden that was thriving. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Bob and Lyn as future house sitters. They were ... MORE
RENAI (Pottsville Beach, NSW, Jul 2015 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating I highly recommend Bob and Lyn Moffatt as housesitters and pet minders. They looked after my house beautifully and the place was immaculate on my return. My Staffy was also well looked after. He is a strong (and sometimes strong-willed dog) and they had no trouble handling him, walking him, and giving him regular medication. Bob and Lyn were great communicators both before the sit - keeping me up to date with their travels - and during the sit - sending me updates and photos of my dog. I ... MORE
CATRIONA (Tea Gardens, NSW, May 2015 - 4 days)
No rating Bob and Lyn are a lovely couple. They have beautiful adventures to talk about from their travels and they are very easy going and relaxed. Our dog enjoyed spending time with them. We really appreciate the care they had for our dog and for the house. They kept our home clean and tidy after they left. We got home to a tired and happy labrador after our long weekend away..that must be a good sign ;) We will definitely contact them next time we need a housesitter to see if they are available. ... MORE
SYBIL (Port Macquarie, NSW, May 2015)
No rating Bob looked after our house and our two dogs over Easter - a 'solo' gig for him. He quickly made friends with the dogs before we left and kept us informed all the time we were away about how things were going. We found Bob to be a very friendly and trustworthy person - we had no hesitation in entrusting our home and pets to his care. Our home wasvery clean and tidy on our return. I have no hesitation in recommending Bob to anyone looking for a reliable and trustworthy house sitter
BRONWYN (Old Reynella SA, Apr 2015 - 4 weeks)
No rating Hi ,Bob and Lyn were true to their word and looked after our place as if it were their own. Thank you for caring for the dogs and the chooks. Hopefully if you are back our way again we would have you sit for us. regards Ken and Ann
KEN (Denmark, WA, Mar 2015)
No rating Bob and Lyn cared for our house and two dogs whilst we were overseas for a month. They send us regular updates on our dogs, including several pictures. When we returned, we found two healthy and very happy dogs, a spotless house and the garden and lawns well cared for. We are delighted with the care Bob and Lyn gave our property and pets. Lyn had to leave a week or so before we got home, so Bob had the job by himself at the end, and he did a great job. We would welcome them back ... MORE
ROB AND JULIE (Gawler, SA, Mar 2015)
No rating Bob & Lyn looked after our house in December 2014. We came home late at night to find a spotlessly clean house, with fresh linen on the bed. Even the fridge was given a clean. After travelling, it was very refreshing to come home and be able to climb straight into bed. Our animals, 1 English Staffordshire dog, 2 very fussy Devon Rex cats, 1 quinea pig and 4 fish were all very happy and well looked after. The dog was walked every day and seemed to miss Bob & Lyn's long daily walks with him. ... MORE
KATE (Rockingham Beach, WA, Jan 2015)
No rating Bob and Lyn cared for our home, and beloved Kelpies for 4+ weeks whilst we travelled overseas in January. We could not have found a more delightful couple if we had searched the entire country. Our home was so beautifully cared for, with long overdue chores taken on by them, way beyond the duties of a ‘house sitter’. Our two kelpies looked as well, if not better on our return as Bob exercised them, much to their delight. Bob and Lyn explained that they had the time for these things, unlike us ... MORE
MEGAN (Cookernup, WA, Jan 2015 - 1 week 2 days)
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