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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • QLD: Central Coast (Mackay & Whitsundays), Northern  
Availability
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
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  • 2020: 22Jul-5Aug | 24Aug-29Aug | 27Aug-4Sep | 31Aug-10Sep | 25Sep-2Oct | 8Oct-29Oct | 14Nov-5Dec | 27Dec-24Jan2021

Easy going, clean, reliable Sitters

44, Homeschooling

45, Community Carer / Maintenance Officer

We are a quiet, easy going family of 3 who would welcome the opportunity to look after your home while you are away.

About us:
* we love animals
* we do not smoke
* we only enjoy the occasional drink (very occasional)
* we are genuine, reliable, caring people
* we will keep the house and garden clean and tidy
* we are very familiar with North Queensland life
* we don't have any pets, so we can focus on loving and caring for yours
* we have our own vehicle

When it comes to pets our aim is to maintain your pet's routine as much as possible. We are experienced in looking after:
* cats and dogs
* livestock - horses, cows, sheep and pigs
* birds and chooks
* fish and aquariums
* pools
* lawns - by push mower and ride on mower

Tony works around Townsville as a Community Carer, previously he was a Maintenance Officer at an aged care facility. Cindy home schools our 14 year old son.

Cindy grew up on a cane farm in Giru, and we have family around the north - Ayr, Giru, Kirwan, Lake Eacham, Dimbulah, Mackay and Carmilla. Needless to say, we are very familiar with the area - it's climate, it's weather, it's temperatures, it's wet seasons and it's cyclones.

If you'd like to get to know us a little more, please check out our Facebook page "Merrin's House Minding". (Please note: Owners granted permission for pictures to be displayed)

If you are interested in us looking after your home, your garden and/or your precious pets, we would love the opportunity to meet you. We are also willing to provide you with contact details of people who can attest to our character.

Hoping to be able to help you out.
Cindy, Tony and Huston

Reviews (12)
No rating Cindy, Tony and Huston cared for our staffy Rusty and our house while we were away overseas for 2 months. This was our first experience with house sitters and we were a bit nervous but could not have been happier with the way they looked after both Rusty and our home. Cindy sent lots of photos of Rusty which we much appreciated and they kept him in his regular routine which really helped settle him with them (and clearly gave him lots of attention). Rusty has some anxiety issues at times and ... MORE
ROBYN (Townsville QLD, Feb 2018 - 2 months)
Cindy , Tony & Hutson we're friendly reliable sitters , very good with updates on our dog We came home to a happy dog and our home was ship shape , couldn't speak more highly of this lovely family would recommend them to anyone. Thanks again Cindy & family . Best wishes for the future . Lois & Bob .
 
LOIS (Kirwan QLD, Jul 2020 - 2 weeks)
Such kind words. Thank you so much. It was a pleasure.
Cindy, Tony and Huston cared for our house and pets as if they were their own. Constant communication during our trip kept me comfortable that all of the pets were happy and cared for. Our trip was during the Coronavirus emergency and Cindy was so accommodating and flexible. Came home to a clean and fresh smelling house. Could not possibly be happier.
 
DEBBIE (Kirwan QLD, Mar 2020 - 1 week)
Cindy and her family have cared for our home and pets beautifully. The house was clean when we returned. The animals were all healthy and happy. We received regular messages and photos of the dogs so we knew they were happy. I would happily recommend Cindy and Tony as house sitters.
 
JAYMIE (Alligator Ck QLD, Jan 2020 - 2 weeks)
Thank you Jaymie, The dogs were wonderful characters. They certainly kept us entertained.
cindy and co were amazing when they dog sat for us recently. they went above and beyond in the care of our dog. the garden was well watered and the house clean when we returned. refused to take the gift card we had left for them. i would have no issues in recommending them to anyone looking for a sitter, in fact they are coming back to us in a few days. you wont be sorry if you book them for your dog and/or house.
 
LYNNE (Kirwan QLD, Jan 2020 - 6 days)
Thank you so much Lynne. It was our pleasure.
These guys were amazing animals were happy, i was more than happy highly recommend
 
CALISTA (DEERAGUN QLD, Mar 2019 - 2 weeks 6 days)
Please read til the end Hi there! This special message if for Cindy and her beautiful son Huston and husband Tony, Dennis said he didn't recognise the place when he got home because the house wasn't there. He had to shoot the dog because it attack him. Huston had drunk all the water from the dam and it was bloody dry. The grass was 5 metres tall, the cars were covered in mud. The wheeborrow was full crap just like this statement ha!ha!ha! This is from wife:-D Zano I would like to highly ... MORE
 
ZANO (Proserpine QLD, Feb 2019 - 3 weeks)
What fantastic house sitters. They sent us pictures of the dogs regularly, looked after them as their own. The dogs are still waiting for them to come back. The house was immaculate and so wonderful to walk back into. Best house sitters ever.
 
SANDRA (Kelso QLD, Nov 2018 - 3 weeks)
No rating Cindy, Tony and Huston were lovely, friendly characters who were perfect house sitters and carers for our 2 cats, 3 chickens and fish. All plants were well cared for too and we came home to fresh linen on the beds and a very clean house. I highly recommend this family for your housesit :)
JACQUI (Hermit Park QLD, Jun 2018 - 5 days)
No rating Cindy came to look after our 3 Boxers and 3 horses for a week recently . She did a wonderful job and kept us up to date with photos which was lovely . When we came home the house was spick and span , just as we like it and the animals were happy and had obviously been very well looked after . We can highly recommend her Thank you so much Cindy
CAROLYN (Mackenzie QLD, Apr 2018 - 1 week)
No rating We have just had the most wonderful housesitters Tony, Cindy and Huston. After our first meeting we both felt very relieved and comforted knowing that we were going to be leaving our home and pets in good hands. These people are truly amazing and left our home in immaculate condition and everything in place. Would we recommend them - YOU BET!!!! We have already tentatively booked them and are just waiting to confirm dates.
MARGARET (Bohle Plains Townsville QLD, Jan 2018 - 3 weeks)
No rating I was pleased to have Cindy and her family come and stay at my home while I was away on a residential school. The animals were well fed and happy to see me when I returned home. The house was spotless and plants were green on my return. The mail was also collected neatly on the bench. Tony was helpful in handyman stuff, by changing a lock that needed changing, without asking them, it was done when I returned. I am glad I choose Cindy and her family to housesit for me, I got updates on the ... MORE
NIKKITA (Bluewater Park QLD, Aug 2017 - 1 week 6 days)
 
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