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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • NSW: Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, Regional NSW (Central West Slopes, Far South West, Murray & Riverina, North West Slopes, Northern Tablelands), South Coast   QLD: Brisbane, Northern, South Eastern   VIC: Melbourne (Bayside, Mornington Peninsula, South East, West), Northern Victoria (North Eastern, North Western, Shepparton & Central North), South Eastern Victoria, South Western Victoria (Ballarat)  

Caring reliable couple

70 young, Retired

Hi...we are Barb & Daryl Henderson both 70 years young from the Sth Coast of NSW. I have been a domestic goddess for many years and Daryl has recently retired hence our new House Sitting adventure. We see it as a great way to see the country, meet lovely people and enjoy looking after their homes and family.
Our background is...both grew up in Sth Gippsland Victoria and after marrying built and operated a Caravan Park with Restaurant in beautiful Tarra Valley where we had 3 boys.
Later moved to Batemans Bay in NSW where we owned and operated a day/night restaurant 7 days a week for 18 years.
After our youngest son became a builder Daryl worked with him and during which time we designed, built and landscaped our own homes which we lived in until they sold
We are very house proud therefore any homes we are privileged to look after would be treated as if it was our own, with the love and respect they deserve including any gardening (we are garden freaks)
We have had dogs as apart of our family over the years the last one being a Ridgeback, Sasha who thought she was human, but sadly died from cancer after 12 years.
We are both non smokers and non drinkers who are happy to live the quiet life and chill out looking after your home and love your pets in your absence.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story and hope we are just what you are looking for.
Barb & Daryl

Reviews (16)
No rating We have just returned from a six week holiday where our home and cat were looked after by Barb and Daryl. Everything was perfect. we are so happy to have met Barb and Daryl and can recommend them with A+ confidence. Truly a wonderful couple who took the greatest care of our home and pet. Thank you.
CARMELLA (Green Point NSW, Aug 2018 - 1 month 2 weeks)
No rating The Best House-sitters we have had! Barb and Daryl recently looked after our house, three dogs, a large bird aviary and several fishponds, while we travelled overseas for five weeks. We have an extensive garden and Park area, which requires regular maintenance, and quite a large house. Leaving this and three energetic dogs in the care of others can be concerning but with Barb and Daryl in charge we had no need to worry. What a perfect couple for this responsibility they turned out to be. ... MORE
RAY AND JENNI WILLMOTT (Hannam Vale NSW, Jul 2018 - 4 weeks)
No rating So glad we met Barbara and Daryl, fantastic house sitters and our cat didn't want to know us when we returned! Barbara kept in touch while we were away and the house was spotless on our return and happy plants both indoors and outdoors. We would highly recommend them and will plan our next holiday to suit their availability. Virginia
VIRGINIA TULL (Ballina NSW, May 2018)
No rating Barb and Daryl were the super couple, very friendly and relaxing to be with. Could not have wished for better. Our house and cat were very well cared for and Barb sent reassuring messages several times during our time away. Both the house and garden were cared for exceptionally well and we were delighted. Hope they're available when we go away again.
JANET (Coffs Harbour NSW, Mar 2018 - 2 weeks 1 day)
No rating Barb & Daryl came and house sat for us for a couple of weeks in January 2018. They did a great job of looking after the house and our fur babies, Fudge & Sandy. The house was nice and tidy when we arrived home and the garden was looking fabulous! Barb & Daryl are a nice quiet, non smoking couple who take their housesitting job seriously. I have no hesitation in recommending them for any future house sits.
ELIZA (Sale VIC, Jan 2018 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating Barb and Daryl are dream house sitters. I felt instantly connected with them and so did our golden retriever and Labrador. Our home was in excellent condition when we returned after 3.5 weeks and our doggies were really happy and contact. Our gardens looked terrific too. We had excellent communication with them, from the time they accepted our offer to the lead up to our holiday and during our holiday. I would definitely recommend both Barb and Darryl to anyone who wants someone reliable and ... MORE
MICHELLE (Greenvale VIC, Oct 2017 - 3.2 weeks)
No rating This was our first ever overseas trip (of 5 weeks) and house sit. We selected Barb & Daryl to care for our dog and cat, and our home. They are a wonderfully warm and friendly couple, and took enormous care of our home while we were away. We were provided with regular updates of how our 'kiddies' were going and it gave us a thorough sense of calm to know our pets and home were safe and well cared for while we away. This was our first house sit, and Barb & Daryl set the benchmark very high. ... MORE
WENDY (Wakerley QLD, Sep 2017 - 4 weeks)
No rating Barb and Daryl looked after our home and garden for 4 weeks in July. We returned to a house cleaner than when I left it ! a garden that had been weeded, trimmed and mown. The chickens and cat were happy and well fed .I will definitely be contacting them again in the hope they will be able to house sit for us in the near future. They are a lovely caring couple who respect and look after your home as their own. Coming home to the smell of freshly baked scones was an added bonus after a long ... MORE
SUE (Cleveland QLD, Jun 2017 - 4 weeks)
No rating It is with great pleasure that we write this endorsement. Barb & Daryl took extremely good care of our home and elderly cat. We arrived home after 3 weeks away to a spotless house and a very contented cat. Would recommend Barb & Daryl without hesitation.
JANICE (Batesford via Geelong VIC, Oct 2016 - 3 weeks)
No rating Barb and Daryl looked after our home and small acreage for 6 weeks while we were travelling overseas. They lovingly took care of our dog, cat and the chickens. The house was spotless and the garden in perfect order when we returned and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for someone to take care of their home.
GEOFF (Maleny QLD, Jul 2016 - 4 weeks)
No rating We cannot thank Barbara and Daryl enough for looking after our home and pets for five weeks recently.They left our house immaculate and our two little dogs, cockatiel and fish were obviously very well looked after. Daryl did lots of trimming and tidying so that our gardens looked great upon our return. They are lovely people and corresponded with us by email while we were away. We recommend their house sitting skills and give them the highest of references.
LORRAINE AND DAN (Copacabana NSW, May 2016)
No rating Murray and I take great pleasure in recommending Barbara and Daryl as house and pet sitters. We came home from our holidays to an immaculate house and very happy puppies. Barbara and Daryl are such a lovely couple we would like to think of them as friends and will happily have them housesit for us again when it is convenient for both parties. If further enquiries are required we are more than happy to answer any questions on 0421751456
ANITA & MURRAY (PORT MACQUARIE NSW, Feb 2016 - 4 weeks)
No rating We cannot recommend Barb and Daryl enough! As our first house-sit we were slightly apprehensive to leave our three precious dogs effectively with strangers, however we were put at ease the minute Barb & Daryl arrived, and through-out our holiday overseas they were fantastic with regular updates and photos of the pupstars, who looked very happy with all the attention! We came home to an immaculate house and garden which was an absolute joy after a long flight. You simply won't find better ... MORE
LISA (Frankston VIC, Sep 2015 - 4 days)
No rating We were so fortunate to have had Barb and Daryl look after our home and pets while we were away recently. The house and garden were immaculate on our return and Barb had even made delicious scones to welcome us! The best thing however was that their quick thinking saved our much loved dogs life after a snake bite, recognising the symptoms and rushing him to the vet. Thankyou so much Barb and Daryl and we hope you may be able to come again one day.
IAN AND CHERRI (O'Connell NSW, Aug 2015 - 2 weeks 4 days)
No rating Barbara and Daryl did a marvellous job in housesitting for us while we were overseas for a month. They looked after our cat and dog perfectly and also took the time to weed the garden and keep it tidy without our having to ask them to do this. No complaints whatsoever. They were a lovely couple and we would recommend them to others.
LEO (Upper Caboolture, QLD, Jul 2015 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Exceptional! There really is no other way I can describe them. I came home to a spotless house (my stainless steel appliances looked brand new!), the garden immaculate, & my pooch incredibly happy- she still goes to the guest room looking for them. Excuse my selfishness, but I'd love to keep them exclusively for my use! Since I can't do that I can only give them a reference that is very well deserved. Barb & Daryl are the loveliest of people and are welcome in my home any time.
NAT (Corindi Beach, NSW, Apr 2015 - 11 days)
 
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