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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Bird(s)
Preferred Locations
  • NSW: ALL   QLD: Brisbane, Central Coast, Northern, South Eastern   TAS: ALL   VIC: Melbourne, South Eastern Victoria  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 24Mar-31Dec

Experienced and caring

67, Retired teacher

68, Retired teacher

We are a 'young-at-heart' retired couple, living on the Mid North Coast of NSW, after more than twelve years of working abroad. During that time, we enjoyed house-caring for friends, an official house swap with fellow Australians, and a very successful house-sit in England, caring for cats, a dog, chickens, quails, and a large garden.

Now settled back home in Aus, we have enjoyed many more house-sits: ranging from Sydney (Lilyfield, French's Forest, Woollhara, Forest Lodge), to Nambucca, Tintenbar, Ballina, Brisbane, Far North Queensland, Gold Coast, and Hattonvale. In 2016, we were fortunate to enjoy two overseas house-sits: one in Bath (UK), and one in France. Our pet 'expertise' continues to grow to include more cats, dogs, and chickens, plus the feeding of wild parrots, rosellas and kookaburras. (Dealing with snakes and cane toads is also on our CV!)

At home in coastal NSW, we have in the past maintained a large home, pool and garden. Now, we live in an apartment, and look forward to more travel within Australia, at a leisurely pace. We are non-smokers, house-proud, and would mind your home and pets as carefully as if they were our own. We are generally flexible with dates, including (sometimes) Christmas and New Year. With our own car, we can easily travel to house-sit anywhere in NSW, and further afield to Victoria or Qld.

It is very rewarding to have been asked back for repeat house-sits by previous home owners, who can vouch for our care of their home and pets, and our sincerity and trustworthiness. We will happily share with you all our references, and can continue contact via phone, email or skype.

If possible, we ask that you advertise your home, pets and requirements on this site, to establish whether we and you are a good fit for each other!

Looking forward to hearing from you when you next need house sitters. :)

Reviews (7)
Having Carol and Paul to look after our place was an absolute dream! Out communication beforehand was a breeze, chatting both online and on the phone. And when we met I was struck by how warm, friendly and worldly they were. The house was spotless upon our return and the cats were blissfully content... they must have received a lot of love and affection during our time away. We couldn't recommend Carol and Paul any higher as housesitters. So much so, we asked them if they'd like to return for ... MORE
GEMMA (Forest Lodge NSW, Dec 2018 - 1 week)
We were very impressed with the care and attention that our house/pet sitters Carol and Paul had for us while we were away. Our 2 pets took an instant attraction to them and we felt very confident leaving them. We are extremely happy with the way they cared for our home and we have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone needing a house and pet sit.
IAN AND JULIE (Booragul NSW, Feb 2020 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating I would like to say thank you to Paul and Carol for looking after my beloved pets and house over xmas. everything was so lovely and clean and animals were well looked after while we were away. We even came home to Paul having dinner ready for us from our big drive home which was much appreciated and dinner was so lovely as well. I would highly recommended Paul and Carol to look after your house and I hope if we need house sitters again they will be able to look after our new house when ... MORE
DEBORAH (Hattonvale QLD, Dec 2017 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Carol and Paul house sat for us at very short notice after another house sitter cancelled. Turns out that was a great stroke of luck for us! We couldn't have asked for better house sitters. Our three cats were lovingly cared for, including one who's rather high maintenance, needing daily medication. We got reassuring email updates while overseas. Our house was left immaculately clean, and gardens and lawns well maintained. Arriving home to this, feeling exhausted from travel, was ... MORE
TIM AND CAROLINE (Nambucca Heads NSW, Apr 2017 - 2 weeks)
No rating Hi Everyone, Paul and Carol were delightful to have as house sitters.They loved our pets, kept the house clean and tidy and were good company. We would welcome them back as visitors and/or house sitters any time. Regards John and Janette.
JOHN AND JANETTE (Lake Tinaroo, QLD, Sep 2015 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating We invited Carol and Paul to house and Petsit for us for 10 days recently over the Christmas 2014 period. Carol and Paul are placid,quiet and friendly people, who took care of our place as if it were their own. Upon arriving home we found the place looking meticulous. The care and attention they gave to our gorgeous Labrador was evident,taking him on regular walks and allowing him to lead the Spoilt, pampered life to which he is accustomed. We have no hesitation in recommending Carol and ... MORE
LYN (East Ballina, NSW, Jan 2015 - 2 days)
No rating We would just like to thank Carol and Paul ever so much for the wonderful job they did looking after our place and our two dogs while we were away. We really appreciated the care and attention that they gave the dogs ... it was clear to see that the latter enjoyed their company! We sensed with in a short time of their arrival that the dogs approved of them both .... and we felt very relaxed while we were away, knowing that they were in good hands - seeing their body language on our return ... MORE
JOS & WENDY (Tintenbar, NSW, Oct 2014 - 1 week 3 days)
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