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  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Farm Animals, Horse(s)
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  • 2020: 12Aug-1Sep

Jenny and Ron Lyon

Retired Teacher

Retired Builder

Our names are Ron and Jenny Lyon.
We are a retired couple travelling around Australia in our large motorhome.
I am a retired teacher and my husband a retired builder.
We are both fit and healthy and are interested in taking care of properties/houses looking after dogs, cats, sheep, pigs, cattle, alpacas and many other animals.
We have completed many house sits, thoroughly enjoyed them and have excellent references from them.
I have attached a selection from our many references and endorsements.
We also have a Police Check and are non-smokers.
Obviously we need to be able to fit our motorhome on site. It is a large American Motorhome and a picture of it is attached to our profile. It is 11m long, 4m high
Looking forward to hearing from you if you require a house sitter and think we would meet your requirements.
We are looking for house sits throughout Central and North Queensland during 2020
Regards Ron and Jenny Lyon

Selection from References :-

I am pleased to offer this letter of recommendation for house sitters extraordinaire, Jenny and Ron Lyon. They house sat our property in Failford NSW for 4 weeks while we were overseas on holiday and did an outstanding job. When we returned, we found our property, both inside the house and on the grounds, in excellent condition and in fact, in better shape than when we left!

Jenny and Ron house-sat for us for three weeks, and took excellent care of our 5 acre property, two dogs and the guinea fowl. They completely understood the operating system of the pumps for the house and garden, and the fact that we only have tank and dam water. We arrived home to a sparkling clean house, happy animals and everything in perfect order.

We have a 23 acre property in Childers, QLD - with two small dogs and two chooks, with some light maintenance required if needed. Upon our return we found the property in absolutely immaculate condition, gardens and lawns kept superbly and the house and interior bright, clean and a delight to walk into. The two dogs were exceptionally well cared for and happy. Carol and I cannot speak highly enough of this bright, happy, genuine and most of all trusting husband and wife team. We have invited them to visit us anytime they are in the Childers area as they are a delight to spend time with.

Our home is on 13 acres and we have an elderly dog and a cat to care for daily, besides many wild birds which fly in to feed each morning. Our extensive gardens and orchard required watering on very hot, dry days and since we have no town water Ron needed to understand our pump set up using bore and tank water in case of any problems. On our return we found that our two animals had been very well looked after and our animals had found new friends to care for them so they were happy. We came home to an immaculate clean house and appreciated Jenny's thoughtfulness in buying us some dairy goods to use on our return so we did not go without until we went shopping.

Our home is on 6 acres and we have 2 horses, 1 cow, approximately 30 chickens, 1 dog, and 1 cockatiel. Our livestock require feeding morning and night, and our property has a complicated reticulation system that runs off a bore. We have a small orchard with tropical fruit trees and a vegetable garden. We do not have access to town water at all. Jenny and Ron came 2 days early to familiarise themselves with our property and animal feeding regimes. They were quick learners and no request was any trouble to them. On our return we found that all our animals had been well looked after, and our property in immaculate condition. They cleaned our pool and even tidied our downstairs area, and this was nice to return home to.

Upon our return, the house and pool was left in spotless condition, and the gardens had been maintained. Most importantly to us, the pets had obviously been loved and cared for, and our dogs would have been quite happy to leave with them! We have used house sitters many times over the past several years and Ron and Jenny are at the top of the list. They'll be the first people we contact when we next need our house and pets looked after.

On our return from holidays, it was very obvious that both inside and outside the house had been carefully and meticulously looked after with everything extremely neat, tidy and clean. The garden was in perfect condition after a fortnight of extreme heat conditions and no rain. Furthermore, they had treated our dogs, cat and chooks with love and affection. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them for further house-sitting jobs and do hope they will be able to return to us in the future.On a personal note, they were also very lovely people who we are so happy to have met and I am certain future house-owners would feel very happy (and lucky) leaving their home and pets in their care.

Ron and Jenny house sat our acreage property in Worongary, Queensland for three weeks whilst we traveled overseas.
They had to care for our cat, two fish tanks, quite a large vege patch and the house generally.
We came home to find the place in a better state than we left it and our cat genuinely missed them both when they were gone.

We are situated in Kyneton Central Victoria and live on 10 acres with chickens and dogs that need caring for as well as our pot plants and general house garden.
Jenny & Ron cared for all extremely well and we found them to be pleasant honest and really lovely people.
We shared a glass of wine with Jenny & Ron prior to our departure and came home not only to a clean and well cared for home but a home made dinner in the fridge.

Jenny and Ron house-sat for us for three weeks, and took excellent care of our 5 acre property, two dogs and the guinea fowl. They completely understood the operating system of the pumps for the house and garden, and the fact that we only have tank and dam water. We arrived home to a sparkling clean house, happy animals and everything in perfect order. On our return, it was great to get to know Jenny and Ron, and they are the nicest people you could wish to meet

Reviews (12)
No rating Jenny and Ron are lovely people. They did a great job looking after our hobby farm which has sheep, pigs, chickens, a goat and a dog. They are very non intrusive as they have there RV to live in. Wouldn't hesitate to have them back at our place again and we hope they drop in for a visit sometime. Thanks again guys
MIKE (South Trayning WA, Sep 2018 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Ron and Jenny were great house sitters. We came home to a clean house, yard, and pool- even though they had terribly wet weather while we were away. Most importantly we came home to a happy pup who was very well looked after. We would definitely recommend Ron and Jenny if you're looking for a house sitter.
 
RUTH (hunchy QLD, Feb 2020 - 2 1/2 weeks)
Once again Aussie House Sitters delivered a fantastic couple to look after, not just my house, but more importantly, my two small dogs. Jenny and Ron bonded instantly with Sunny and Pip, and I felt very happy to leave the house and dogs in Jenny and Ron's care as I drove off for my holidays. When I returned, the house had been beautifully cleaned throughout and was spotless. I would be very happy to recommend Jenny and Ron to any other Aussie users.
 
BRIAN (RIDGEWOOD QLD, Dec 2019 - 3 weeks)
Having Jenny and Ron look after our home and pets was just like having family stay. They treated our home and babies as if they were their own. We are sure mason was depressed days after they left. Best house sitters ever thank you ;)
 
CAROLYN (PEREGIAN SPRINGS QLD, Dec 2019 - 1 week 1 day)
We were recently very fortunate to invite Jenny and Ron Lyon to house sit our home and fur babies whilst we travelled overseas and interstate. How thankful we were to have this amazing couple share our home. Not only did they look after our property with the same level of cleanliness and tidiness as we do, but our fur babies were looked after with love, care and wonderful support. They regularly kept us informed with pics and weather news and on our arrival home, presented with an afternoon ... MORE
 
HELEN (Diddillibah QLD, Nov 2019 - 22 days)
Ron and Jenny are the perfect house sitters. It was so nice coming home to a clean and fresh house. The dogs were happy and very well looked after. Communications were excellent while we were away and kept our minds at ease. Would welcome them back to house sit any time!
 
EVE (Camira QLD, Sep 2019 - 5 weeks)
We had never used a house sitter before and we were a tad nervous. All nerves gone when communicating with Ron and Jenny, they were professional yet warm and friendly. Once we met It felt like we were having old friends move in to look after our crew. Ron and Jenny, you are fabulous and we cannot thank you enough for sitting for us, above and beyond what we expected, come back anytime.
 
MARTHA (Clayton Bay SA, Jun 2019 - 3 weeks)
Well where does 1 start. Ron and Jenny are absolutely amazing. They have gone above and beyond our expectations and we couldn't have been more happy with the housesit. Ron and Jenny looked after our home and animals (cat & dog) for 6 weeks. During this time a few things went wrong which would really push some housesitters but not Ron and Jenny. The pool went green they were off to the pool shop for us as we didn't have any chlorine. Then late on Xmas Eve our bore pump failed. They contacted ... MORE
 
KRISTIE (Carramar WA, Dec 2018)
No rating Jenny and Ron took excellent care of our house and gardens, and more importantly our staffies, chooks and turtle. They even mowed the lawn (2.5 acres), which was a lovely surprise! Our house was very clean and tidy when we arrived home. Highly recommend. Would love to have you back in March if you're both interested.
SAM (Joyner QLD, Nov 2017 - 3 weeks)
No rating Jenny and Ron were reliable, capable and kind house so. They cared for our acreage home and our elderly cat and dog wonderfully. I would not hesitate in recommending them.
CHRISTINE (New Beith QLD, Sep 2017 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Jenny and Ron are amazing housesitters . I came home to a lovely clean and tidy house, lawns mowed and 2 very happy dogs and a cat . The horses were fat and happy too. I decided to extend my holiday and Jenny and Ron were happy to stay longer and help me out. They dealt well with an unexpected problem whilst I was away , they showed compassion and positivity and I will be forever grateful for their help. The perfect house sitters , I hope they are available the next time I need a holiday. ... MORE
JACQUI (Beechwood NSW, Aug 2017 - Approx 2 weeks flexible with dates)
No rating We have been privileged to have had Jenny and Ron care for our house, farm and animals and gardens while we took a short break over Xmas. We arrived home to everything in pristine condition and to more livestock than we left! During their stay Jenny and Ron welcomed 2 new (and unexpected) alpaca cria and numerous chicks! While they named them Honey and Frankie, I do have to report that Frankie has now been renamed Francesca! I cannot recommend this lovely couple too highly and would happily ... MORE
JILLIAN (Lilydale TAS, Dec 2016 - 6 days)
 
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