Hi! I'm Non-smoker, clean, responsible and quiet. I have a Police Check, excellent references, and over 3 years experience as housesitter. I love animals, plants and art. I work as a silversmith and as a freelance Illustrator, which means I spend a lot of time sketching at home.
I'm usually around the Sydney area, and when I'm not house-sitting I'm in Newcastle. I study 3d design 3 days a week in Sydney, which is why I am looking forward to house-sitting in the city and its surrounding suburbs.
I like to take care of other people's houses as if they were my own for as long as I live there. I will bring in the mail, keep everything clean, take bins in/out, care for your pets, water plants and keep you informed about my stay and your house. I have owned a cat and raised a wild pigeon, as well as taken care of other people's cats and fish in the past. But no matter what species your pet is, I'm happy to care for it! I like to give attention to animals (in fact, I can't help it!).
I look forward to hear from you!
Candela did a great job looking after our cat Dexter while we were away and loved receiving the photos she sent of him. It was also great to come home to a very tidy house and I would definitely have Candela look after Dexter again. Thank you and much appreciated :-)
JANELLE (Kogarah NSW, Jul 2020 - 8 nights)
Unfortunately my holiday was cut short due to Covid 19 and Candela moved out ahead of time leaving everything clean and tidy. Candela had quite a way to travel and it would have been very inconvenient for her, but unusual circumstances. I would recommend her to others as she is a very pleasant, reliable and caring person.
LEXIA (Grays Point NSW, Mar 2020 - 1 week 2 days)
Candela did a great job looking after our house and our three kitties while we were away on a much-needed week-long break. She daily sent us photos of our darlings and left the house spotlessly clean on our arrival. She cared for our plants as per our instruction. I would heartily recommend her for her warm nature and attention to detail. We're looking forward to her next 3-week-long sit in February!
PHILIP (North Ryde NSW, Dec 2019 - 1 week)
Candela was a wonderful housesitter. We would welcome her back anytime. The house was really clean when we arrived home, and our cat was healthy and very content. Candela even made toys for our cat to play with.
Candela was easy to communicate with, always very responsive. She sent photos of our cat to us while we were away, which we loved.
I highly recommend Candela as a housesitter.
Candela looked after Quinn for us for 3 days. She had excellent communication skills throughout the whole process from her quick response to my listing through the lead up to her stay and throughout. I highly recommend Candela. Quinn took to her straight away and was well cared for. She also left my house clean and tidy. Thank you Candela!
NICOLE (Whittlesea VIC, Jun 2019 - 3 days)
I met Candela before I went out for my trip. My cat liked her immediately.
She was very responsible and took good care of Mogla and the flat.
Can't thank her enough!!
BARBARA (Kingsgrove NSW, Aug 2018 - 1 week 1 day)
Candela looked after our 2 cats while we were away for a little over 2 weeks. I can not fault Candela, she was very professional, reliable and trustworthy. I would definitely recommend Candela to anyone, especially people with cats. The place was clean and tidy when we arrived home, the cats were well looked after and we were very pleased with our choice of house sitter. Thanks Candela, we hope to have Candela next time we go away.
KIAERA (Fairlight NSW, Mar 2018 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Candela stayed at my apartment for 1 week, and looked after my 2 cats while I was away on business. The place was in the same state as I left it and the cats were happy. Very much appreciated. I will certainly contact her again next time I'm in need.
JOSLIN (Homebush NSW, Mar 2018)
Absolutely blown away by Candela as a house/pet sitter! She was lovely, incredibly conscientious and responsible and left the house in spotless condition. My shy cat Miso even took to her straight away on our first meet n greet. I was able to enjoy my holiday knowing he and my place were in great hands. Candela was also very reliable in communication during my overseas trip and her cute pics of Miso also helped ease any concerns I had about being away for so long. I highly recommend Candela ... MOREAbsolutely blown away by Candela as a house/pet sitter! She was lovely, incredibly conscientious and responsible and left the house in spotless condition. My shy cat Miso even took to her straight away on our first meet n greet. I was able to enjoy my holiday knowing he and my place were in great hands. Candela was also very reliable in communication during my overseas trip and her cute pics of Miso also helped ease any concerns I had about being away for so long. I highly recommend Candela (first class house/pet sitter!) and look forward to using her again in the future.
BRIANA (Wentworthville NSW, Dec 2017 - 4 weeks)
We have used Candela on two occasions to house sit for us and take care of our two DevonRex cats. I can thoroughly recommend her-she is friendly,reliable and took care of our home and pets. She initially looked after everything for a weekend stay and we were more than happy to engage her again while on a 3 week overseas trip.
SALLY (Little Bay NSW, Apr 2017)
Candela did a great job looking after our house and our two cats. She was easy going but diligent about tending to our various household needs. We arrived home to folded washing and a tidy house that looked as though no-one had ever set foot in it. Our cats were noticeably relaxed and it was clear that she had spent time with them. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a sitter as she is trustworthy, friendly, reliable, self-sufficient and clean. - Steele and Amber, Sydney
Candela was SUCH an awesome Cat / House Sitter - we came home after 4 days away to a couple of happy, loved and content cats and a beautifully clean house!
We were left a really lovely list of things Candela had done over the weekend - so we knew exactly what was what!
Thank you SO much Candela, we'd love to have you back any time!!
HEIDI (Little Bay NSW, Aug 2016 - 3 days)
Make sure the garden and pot plants are thriving when you get back - get a house sitter.