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Craig's House Sitting

59, Self Employed

Trusted established professional house & pet sitter with demonstrated long term results, repeat clients, and time tested 5 star testimonials.

I prioritise longer term stays, and look to book shorter stays into my schedule where and when I can.
(please check my availability and book accordingly)

My house and pet sitting stays are FREE of charge.

My service suits professionals/people who expect a high level of service, communication, and accountability.
My long term track record clearly demonstrates and backs up my attitude and approach in providing a service that is a level well above the standard house sitting experience.

BACKGROUND:

Prior to joining Aussie House Sitters in early 2023, I established what has since become a trusted brand in 'Craig's House Sitting' (dot com) established 2016 after returning from a UK adventure working and "workawaying' throughout 2015.

During this period of time I have collected dozens of REAL references and testimonials (viewable on my website) to demonstrate how I work with and for people, and how I look after their pets and properties.

I provide a Tasmania wide service having looked after pets and properties in the following Greater Hobart areas; Bellerive, Howrah, Tranmere, Acton, Lauderdale, Sandford, Clifton Beach, Moonah, Primrose Sands, Murdunna, Lenah Valley, Kingston, Blackmans Bay, Sandy Bay, Dover, Bicheno, Port Arthur, Somerset Burnie, and many other Tasmanian locations.

NOBODY does house and pet sitting and looking after peoples homes and properties better than I do.

Please note: I prioritise professional people, clean environments, secure locations, and longer term stays.
I am also open to house sitting throughout Australia in the right situations.
(As an example, I have completed a house sit in Western Australia at Margaret River).

Further personal information:

Single.
Professional.
Trusted.
Current Working With Vulnerable People Card (valid 2027)
Strong communicator - I provide weekly updates and 'real time' updates if/when required.
Non smoker.
No drugs.
Non drinker .
Clean and tidy.
Accountable and responsible - I understand and manage risk (government compliance and regulation backgound).
Mature.
Experienced.
Confidential.
I respect people, their homes, and their privacy.
I live lightly in your home.
I look after your house and garden during my stay.

My intention is always to leave homes and properties better than I find them.

I am available for house and pet sitting throughout Tasmania (including Flinders Island and King Island), and will consider longer term mainland coastal locations.

FURTHER TESTIMONIALS AND REFERENCES FROM MY CLIENTS:

What My Clients Say About My Service:

“Craig is hands down the best house sitter you could ask for.
His communication, cleanliness, and the peace of mind he brings are what we love about having Craig look after our place and our pets. Craig has looked after our property and pets many times now over the past six years. This includes, a 6-month stay in 2021, and recently another 4 week stay in 2022. Seriously, if you have any doubt about using Craig’s excellent service don’t! He’s amazing, the dogs love him, the house and yard were in immaculate condition.”
– Austin and Alex (TAS)

“For us, there is literally nothing better than being able to go on holiday safe in the knowledge that our dog is having as much fun (if not more) than we are. For this reason, Craig has been our go-to house and dog sitter over the past 5 years. Our relationship with Craig started in 2016 when he looked after Nyla as a puppy and we have been lucky enough to have Craig continue to look after her over the years including the most recent stay in August 2022 this year. Craig makes everything extremely easy, he is clear with his communication, he is reliable and honest. Upon returning, our home is always impeccably clean and the garden looks tidier than how we left it. Most importantly to us is the care and attention that Craig gives to very active and needy Vizsla. Craig even remembered an old injury that Nyla had sustained and customised her exercise so as not to exasperate the injury. Small things like this mean so much to us and really highlight the thoughtfulness that Craig demonstrates.Craig is a complete professional and we cannot recommend him highly enough. Thanks Craig!”

– Eve and Gustavo (TAS)

“Craig has been the best pet sitter we have ever used.
His attention to detail is second to none, in regards to both our pets (a labrador, a free range rabbit and our fishtank and fishpond), and our house (both indoor and outdoor plants were watered, lawns mowed and a particular favourite newly established smaller plant that I specifically drew to Craig's attention before leaving was thriving upon our return).
If you'd like to leave your home and pets with complete peace of mind, Craig is your man.

– Terri and Jason (WA)

“Finding Craig was a ‘gift’! We are not the type of people that feel comfortable leaving our home and dog with just anyone, there are lots of reasons for this, and I think one is the feeling of being vulnerable on different levels. We did not feel this at all! Craig is a warm person and establishing rapport is easy! Arriving home was a treat, dog and garden was in great condition! House was ‘cleaned’ linen was “washed’, food for the dog was ‘ready and thawed’. He harvested the garden and there were fresh veggies waiting! We would recommend Craig – in fact we already have! It is like having a friend come into your home to care for it!”

– Janet and Brendan (TAS)

“Wow, what a great house sitter. Craig house and pet sat for my husband & I while we were away for four months. Craig went above and beyond expectations, whilst away, we received weekly updates and if there were any problems Craig would call us. We take pride in our home, and upon return it was as if we had not been away. It was spotless. Nothing was a problem for him. We would not hesitate to use Craig again in the future and have already recommended him to our friends and family.”

– Craig and Karen (TAS)

“We recently had the good fortune of finding Craig at Craig’s House Sitting! From the first point of contact, Craig was friendly, professional and very flexible. We were reassured that our dog was being left in safe and caring hands and our home was left spotless. We will be using Craig again and highly recommend his service.”

Lyle and Melanie (TAS)

“My family and I highly recommend Craig to anyone in search of a high-quality, professional, and reliable house/pet sitting service. Craig has open and honest communication which we love. Craig is flexible when it comes to meeting your families and pets requirements. Our house was left spotless and our two dogs were happy!”

Claire and Jace (TAS)

“Craig has looked after our house and pets twice now. I have been able to take a proper break not worrying about how things are at home. I have every confidence that Craig has every situation covered. Craig is an excellent communicator and an absolute professional at this service. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”

Deanna and Scott (TAS)


“Craig housesat for a 4 week period over May and June 2018. He provided a comprehensive service not only looking after our house, keeping it and leaving it immaculate he maintained our large outside area and our greenhouse as well.
Clearing large areas of leaf litter and managing small bonfires safely in the designated areas. He left our wood supply topped up and made sure all outdoor areas around the house were well maintained and tidy.

We would highly recommend Craig as an excellent house sitter. Craig is respectful, responsible and courteous. He ensures he has as much information required about the house and expectations of stay before he commences his stay and maintains a very high standard of care, relaying updates or any issues in a timely, professional manner by email or call if necessary.

Craig is a kind and knowledgeable person who offers great value, bringing professionalism in the services he offers with a high degree of perspective that goes beyond simply looking after ones beloved home.”

Leon and Alison (Bicheno Tas)

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ADDITIONAL ADVICE TO HOME OWNERS SEEKING SITTER/S:

ALWAYS do your due diligence.

VERIFY any information - before trusting anyone to look after your home and pets - seek clarification on testimonials and references, and speak to referees if possible.

Experience: How experienced is your house sitter?
Accountability: Can you rely on this person/s and how would you know?
Maturity: Experience matters with house sitters.
Questions: Does your sitter/s ask relevant questions?
Are they interested, present, engaged, and 'switched on' to your needs and requirements while you are away?
Verification: Are your house sitter/s who they say they are?
Clean and tidy: Referee evidence?
Do they understand what is required to responsibly look after a property and pets?
Do they understand what privacy and confidentiality actually mean?
Do they understand how to 'actively manage risk' and how to respond if there are issues during the stay?

IMPORTANTLY:
"Don’t second guess your house sitter/s – get the right person/s to look after your home and pets the first time."

Reviews (7)
Craig was recommended to us by a friend. Craig was an outstanding house sitter for us. He was professional, caring, highly responsible, reliable, an excellent communicator and fully committed to looking after the house and our young border collie. The house was left in wonderful condition and we would highly recommend Craig as a fantastic house sitter.
 
JOHN (6 Thomas Street Bellerive TAS, May 2024 - 1 month 1 week)
Craig is a wonderful house sitter. He is highly organised, a clear communicator, transparent and respectful of privacy. His minimalist approach to life made for a quick landing and light touch in the home. His communication with us when we were away was punctual, clear and had the right about of detail for decision-making and peace of mind. We felt very secure having him there and returned to find the house in perfect order. I recommend him without reservation.
 
DARRYL (Somerset TAS, Jun 2024 - 2 weeks 3 nights)
From our initial meeting, and until our final communication, Craig has always been easy to deal with, and alway happy to answer any questions we had while we were away. We have no hesitation in recommending Craig to other Members of this website, as he has proven himself to Professional, Sincere, Thorough, and fully vindicated to us other reviews left on this site. Our old Dog Austin has various medications that he needs, and Craig has followed them to the point, where our neighbours have ... MORE
 
TRACEY (Primrose Sands TAS, Dec 2023 - 1 month 3 weeks)
I'm so grateful to Craig for looking after our house and cat Tully for the 3 nights we were away. Craig is a very clear communicator and very thorough in his approach to house and pet sitting. I felt completely comfortable with him and could trust that he had understood what was required. The house was clean and tidy on our return and the cat was happy! Craig is super friendly and personable and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a house sit.
 
ANDREA (Howrah TAS, Nov 2023 - 3 nights)
Thanks for the great review Andrea!
We can highly recommend Craig to take care of your household and pets without the need to worry. We came home from our 2 weeks break to a relaxed & well cared for dog, cat and 2 donkeys. Craig is very particular in looking after your home, garden and pets. Great communication throughout.
 
SUZANNE (Bicheno TAS, Nov 2023 - 1 week 6 nights)
Thanks Suzanne, it was great looking after your home and pets!
Ir was a pleasure having Craig house sit for me for nealy 2 weeks. He kept me updated and at a scheduled visit to the Vet with Winston after I got back home, the comment was how well he looked. Certainly recommend Craig to anyone looking for a housesitter in the future.
 
DARRELL (Port Arthur TAS, Oct 2023 - 1 week 6 nights)
Thanks for the excellent feedback Darrell, and great to hear the Vet was happy with Winstons health and wellness following my stay. One thing a lot of pet owners may perhaps overlook when they leave their home and pets, is that the 'holiday' or time spent with a pet sitter is often - a holiday ... MORE
We were pleased that Craig was interested in a longish stay and obviously took the potential role seriously. We met up over coffee and there were no concerns from our side. We were impressed with the professionalism with which Craig approached the housesit. We felt he would be reliable, resourceful and conscientious. We were not disappointed! Craig sent us an informative weekly update throughout the housesit. The cat seemed to be well liked and well cared for, with spells outside on his lead ... MORE
 
DOROTHY (Dover TAS, Aug 2023 - 3 Months)
 
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