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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • QLD: Central Coast  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2021: 1May-10May | 7Jul-12Jul | 17Aug-4Sep | 18Sep-26Sep
  • On a house-sit right now

David and Annette

62, Semi Retired

60, Semi Retired

Hello There! We are semi retired Tasmanian couple that are currently travelling around Australia in our little home on wheels.

About Us:

We are David and Annette and we are currently making our way around Australia sightseeing and house sitting in between. We are non-smokers, quiet sitters, and animal lovers, we have always been around animals so great or small we love them all.

We had our own property which was 1 acre, which we lived there for 30 years, and after we raised our 3 children we thought it was time to downsize and travel, half way around we must say its been a rewarding experience.

David is a former jack of all trades which ranged from mining, log truck driving, wood cutting, gardening, to owning his own business and the general handy man work.

Annette is a former ms jack of all trades from bus driving, house cleaning, gardening, cooking and also general handy man work.

We are experienced house and pet sitters, so we understand the importance that comes along with taking care of peoples home and pets.

- We happily enjoy maintaining gardens or lawns
- Maintaining tidy homes or doing house work
- Enjoy the care and socialisation of animals
- Treating your property with respect and care
- We have endorsement from previous house sitting
- We can provide a police check upon your request
- We provide updates to owners while they're away.
- We have no set duration's on a house sit, we are flexible

House sitting itself has been a great experience for us as we have enjoyed meeting new people, and making friends along the way.

Hope to hear from you soon

David and Annette

Reviews (20)
No rating David & Annette looked after our home and two boys for a month. When we got home the house was spotlessly clean & tidy as well as the front & back yards. And Annette even cooked us dinner when we got back from the airport i.e 4hrs away. Mac & Gus (our dogs) were extremely well looked after and were very happy while we were away. They were our highest priority over anything else and David & Annette completely understood what we were talking about re the boys. We would highly ... MORE
MARIE & ANDREW SHAW (Hamilton VIC, Aug 2018)
Thank you David and Annette for looking after our home and animals. We came home to a well looked after house and garden with very happy animals and even an evening meal prepared for us. David and Annette are very friendly and always up for a chat. We would recommend them for your house sitters Thanks again :-D
LYN (Loomberah NSW, Apr 2021 - 1 week 6 days)
Absolutely so Happy with David and Annette they looked after my animals so well little Jaak my little jack Russel and Tiger my cat and my six chooks. They are such lovely people my house was great and would recommend David and Annette 100% for anyone who needs their house and animals looked after...
JULIANNE (OBERNE CREEK NSW, Dec 2020 - 2 weeks)
David and Annette did an exceptional job looking after our house, 3 dogs, 12 chooks, 2 ducks and the wild ducks and magpies that come & go. The house and surrounds were kept clean and tidy and the dogs were so comfortable with them. Due to Covid the house sit was extended which suited both parties. We would not hesitate to have them back again. We are so grateful that we had Dave & Annette as our first Aussie Sitters. thanks heaps
EVELYN (ASCOT VIC, Jul 2020 - 3 months)
David and Annette were superb with communication from day one. We felt so comfortable leaving our precious cats in their care. We have particularly shy cats but David and Annette managed to win them over and become friends. We came back to a spotless house and two very happy cats. We would have them back in a heartbeat.
ELIZABETH (Kangaroo Flat VIC, Oct 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
I shouldn't give Annette and David such a great view as they are the best and everyone will want them, but they already had brilliant reviews. What an absolutely down to earth, relatable couple, we had the please of a couple of days overlap and we knew Tilly was going to be pampered. Thanks Guys, love from Sarah &Greg and Tilly
SARAH (Myrtleford VIC, Sep 2019 - 3 weeks)
David & Annette were wonderful. Our 2 dogs were very happy (& spoilt), house was perfect & they could not have been more obliging or helpful. Very genuine caring people. Highly recommended & very appreciated.
SUZANNE (Wangaratta VIC, Aug 2019 - 1 week 4 days)
David and Annette were great house sitters, they gained the love of our 2 dogs very quickly and cared for them so well in the 4 weeks we were away. We came Home to very happy animals indeed. I would highly recommend them as very reliable, caring and easy going people and we would be more then happy to have them house sit for us again.
JUDY (Murrumbateman NSW, Jun 2019 - 4 weeks)
Highly Recommend David and Annette Our recent house sit was for 3 weeks and could not be happier. Annette and David were every thing I expected in a sitter. Kind friendly down to earth and our pets just loved them both. Annette and David arrived a few days before we left for the trip, I arrived home to the smell of a beautiful dinner being prepared. All 3 puppy's full of smiles along with very happy pony. As this was my first ever request for a sitter , They both have given me ... MORE
COLLEEN (Woollamia NSW, May 2019 - 3 weeks)
Colleen Wayne What a lovely couple made you feel part of the family loved looking after Mia, Millie,Bella, Ducks chooks, and the pony give him a Apple and you get a kiss a very loverly place to stay fantastic loverly people Kind Regards David Annette
Came home after 50 days to two very happy and healthy pets and the house in the same tidy condition that we left it. A big thanks to Annette and David. We would definitely request them as sitters again.
DAVID (Conder ACT, Mar 2019 - 2 months)
Never to late to recommend. David and Annette did a fantastic job taking care of our 2 spoilt cats and our huge 2.5 acre property with well over 100 trees that required constant watering due to the drought. While away overseas David and Annette sent us pictures of our 2 cats being lovingly cared for to reassure us all was well. This couple are professional house sitters and know what they are doing from the moment they arrive they make it their mission to know all there is to know about ... MORE
STUART - DIANE (Oaklands NSW, Dec 2018 - 1 month 1 week)
David and Annette were easy to speak to and organisation was no problem. They arrived the day before we were due to leave which made things even easier for us (David even hit the washing up). Such genuine and easy going people - our pets loved them, even our scaredy cat couldn't leave David alone. Our dog had breakfast with Annette and David in the mornings. Annette shared water kefir hints with me and as a result I'm now making my own. When we arrived home, the house was spotless and the yard ... MORE
YVETTE (Urana NSW, Nov 2018 - 2 weeks)
It was a wonderful experience for me. David & Annette were lovely people & have to say my house was in better condition when I got back ! Pets were beautifully looked after. They arrived a couple of days before I left & it was nice to have them to come back to. I appreciated that when I was getting ready to go, they kept a low profile as they knew I had to concentrate on lots of things. If I got house sitters again, I doubt they would be as good. Thanks D & A.
MAREE (Daisy Hill VIC, Oct 2018 - 2 weeks 3 days)
No rating David and Annette looked after our home and three dogs while we were away for five weeks recently. They did a fabulous job and we arrived home to a very tidy house and yard. They even did some much needed garden pruning! We wouldn't hesitate to ask David and Annette back for future house-sits. Our young dog misses them and kept searching rooms for a couple of nights after they left - can't get a better endorsement than that!
ANITRA AND PETER (AND BO) (Wandin East VIC, Jul 2018 - 5 weeks)
No rating David and Annette did a great job of looking after our property, 2 Great Danes, highland cow, 7 sheep and 11 chickens for 5 weeks in May/June. Our house is in a fairly remote rural area and is off grid but this did not bother them at all. They were very conservative with our solar power and water and had no problems driving the tractor to give the animals hay and even made some small improvements to our chook pen. They communicated with us as needed while we were away and did not bother us ... MORE
JESSICA (Wartook VIC, May 2018 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Thanks to David and Annette for sitting our 2 "babies". They did a great job with them whilst here and we appreciate their efforts. I would have them back again.
VICKY (Nilma North VIC, Dec 2017 - 3 weeks)
No rating David and Annette looked after my house, garden and feathered friends while I was away on my Christmas break. They lived in their own caravan but needed to use my bathroom, toilet and laundry.They arrived on time, if not a little early and left after making sure all was well i.e. the day after my return. As requested they kept my garden alive with regular watering and ensured the geese and chickens were fed and had water everyday. Teddy and Lucy my goats also required their treat everyday. ... MORE
SARA (Watervale SA, Dec 2016 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating David and Annette house sat for me, and cared for my three dogs, for 7 weeks. When I returned home I was very impressed with how happy my dogs were and how clean and tidy my house was. My large yard was very well maintained also. They communicated with me by email whilst I was overseas. I thoroughly recommend this lovely couple!
JULIA (Woodville West SA, Sep 2016 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Very happy with our wonderful sitters that took excellent care of our house and two dogs. Would happily recommend them to anyone needing reliable and friendly sitters. Thankyou David and Annette.
ANDREW (Hewett SA, Jun 2016 - 2 months 2 weeks)
No rating Thanks David and Annette for taking great care of my house and pets - all of my animals were well fed and cared for and the house was cleaner than when I left,
KIM (Ridgley TAS, Feb 2016 - 1 week 2 days)
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