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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • ACT: ALL   NSW: ALL   NT: ALL   QLD: ALL  
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  • 2021: 14Mar-25Mar | 30Mar-5Apr | 6Apr-13Apr | 22Apr-9May

Pet Lovers / House Carers

72, Home duties / Church Organist / Elder.

74, Retired Office Manager & Finance Operations Mgr.

RETIRED - MARRIED COUPLE / NON SMOKERS or DRINKERS. House proud home owners ourselves. ADELAIDE based.

EXPERIENCED SITTERS. (done over 40 sits - inc 11 repeats) HONEST & RELIABLE.

Current verifiable REFERENCES & POLICE CHECKS. See "Aussie Housesitter Reviews" from delighted home owners available on this site.

PET LOVERS who CARE FOR and CUDDLE your
beloved animals, Where required, medication administered.

Walking of dogs is not a problem and is in fact part of our regular exercise routine.

RESPECTFUL OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PRIVACY.

Health is good. Mobile & active. Stairs are no problem. Own vehicle so we do NOT use yours. Usually with our caravan in tow.

I, (Bethwyn) until recently was an active Church Elder / Carer and Organist, at our local Uniting Church in Adelaide. I also relieved music vacancies for other nearby Uniting Church, Baptist and Church of Christ congregations when needed.

When at home, I work in an "OPP SHOP" and have done so while on "sits". i.e. Lakes Entrance. Prolific knitter of jumpers for African babies.

My husband (Bill) was the Property / Events Supervisor - responsible for all hall bookings and renovation projects, including organizing Garage Sales, Model Railway Shows, monthly Community Luncheons and Concerts. Our extended travels and absences over the last few years have led to us to step aside from those duties.

HAD all the USUAL PETS when our children were younger and love cuddly friends. i.e Cats, dogs, rabbits & birds. Had a large fish pond. Dealt with guinea pigs, chickens, ducks on our sits.

We usually bring our caravan so that we have a holiday on the way, or when go to another nearby sit. (when the van may be useful to cover any gap)

We DO NOT LEAVE your house until you return and have inspected it. In fact an evening meal may be ready for you.

YOU WILL NOT RETURN TO DIRTY LAUNDRY as we use our own sheets and towels in the last few days and wash anything we may have used, including any that you may have left behind when you left.

WE FIRST SAT in 2010 and since then have done over 40 sits in every state except Tasmania. Most have been as part of an extended but planned trip and all arranged through Aussie House Sitters..

We have done REPEAT SITS at Lakes Entrance, (3 x) Wollongong, (2 x) Padthaway in S.A,. (2 x) Darwin (2 x) and Tanunda. (2 x) For 2 of those home owners we have had to decline further requests due to prior bookings.

The COVID 19 virus upset many plans in 2020, including 3 of 4 arranged sits on the east coast which cancelled within days of arriving at the first sit.

This year (2020) We have been able to travel to the Northern Territory (Darwin) where we have completed 5 sits, one of which was a repeat.

Home owners have left "reviews" on Aussie House Sitters - which you may easily inspect.

My husband has now retired after a career in banking & finance and then as office manager for a garden supply company. There he also managed rental properties and the safety training and recruitment of amusement staff for the annual Royal Adelaide Show. In his younger days he played Aussie Rules football, was secretary / manager / trainer and did just about everything apart from coach.

As a couple, we have circled Australia twice in our various caravans, the first time 30 years ago with our two children. About 12 years ago we repeated the trip. Then 10 years ago we joined a Uniting Church "work party" going to Tennant Creek, before heading to Darwin again. Since then we have "house sat" for varying periods each year, 2014 year being the longest. (7 mths)

OUR GARDEN IS NEAT & TIDY. My husband (Bill) is the worker who mows and trims etc and I am the "director" who knows the different plants and how to handle them. We feel very capable of maintaining your garden to your complete satisfaction. Now "experts" on ride on mowers.

Bill is also very much a "handyman" who can handle almost all household repair problems - or knows who should be contacted to fix them. (with your approval ) We have fixed leaking taps at 2 sits, replaced storm damaged fence palings at Ipswich and most recently, repaired a critical "garden only" bore water pump when it died. (Padthaway)

At Lakes Entrance, I "filled in" for our host at her local Op-Shop and as Church Organist.

As our 2 children grew up they had the USUAL ARRAY OF FAMILY PETS such as CATS, DOGS, GOLDFISH & RABBITS. We have cared for Dogs, Cats, Peach Faced Parrots, a White Dove / Pigeon and Guinea Pigs and poultry. Some dogs have slept on our bed.

WE ARE HAPPY FOR YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS TO "POP IN" to pick up the mail or check on the situation if you desire.

THE HOUSE WILL BE CLEAN AND TIDY AT ALL TIMES..

Thank you for your interest. We welcome your enquiry and will happily try to help. Phone enquiries are welcome.

AVAILABILITY: Please see "availability" dates. Do not be afraid to ask though. Your area may be just the "spark" to induce us to make a special trip.

Reviews (12)
Bethwyn and Bill came to our rescue to look after our ménagee of pets whilst we went on holiday for a week! With having 2 large dogs, 2 cats, 2 birds and a fish I was wondering if we'd ever get anyone, especially with the dogs being big! Bill and bethwyn arrived early so they could meet us and the pets, and the dogs took to them immediately, I think they may have been spoilt as they sulked when we came home and b&b left! Anyway, we felt so at ease with b&b and like we'd known them forever! ... MORE
 
NICOLA (Bullsbrook WA, Sep 2017 - 1 week)
Bill & Bethwyn were fantastic sitters and did an amazing job with our animals and all the watering, the gardens were in top condition on arrival home. From our first contact we were made to feel completely at ease. Nothing was too much trouble. Communication was excellent throughout the whole process. Highly recommended as sitters and we will most definitely have them back again. Thank you B&B.
 
JO (KATHERINE NT, Oct 2020 - 2 weeks)
Bethwyn and Bill house/dog sat for us with short notice and were very flexible. Communication was great and the 2 dogs were well looked after and obviously enjoyed the company of B&B. The welcome home sign and presents were a pleasant surprise to return home to.
 
KASEY (Tiwi NT, Sep 2020 - 1 week 4 days)
Bill and Bethwyn are dream house sitters and pet caters. They are kind, ethical and genuinely fond of animals. Highly recommend them for any location or requirements. Will definitely invite them back for future sits.
 
MELANIE (Fannie Bay NT, Aug 2020 - 4 days)
B & B were lovely to communicate with in the lead up, they were very sweet and lovely to chat to when we met the day before we left. They took wonderful care of our dog and our home. We loved the 'welcome home' sign and handmade coat-hanger gifts upon our return, it was so sweet ;)
 
LISA (Curtin ACT, Sep 2019 - 1 week)
We had the honour of meeting Bill and Bethwyn the night before we left for three weeks in the USA. They are salt of the earth people; honest, caring and full of great stories from their travels. We had no anxiety at all as we left our home and precious fur baby in their capable hands. While we were away they updated us and sent us pics to keep our kids happy. They managed the house with a laidback (it's all going to be fine) attitude and it was. We arrived home to a lovely greeting complete ... MORE
 
MICHELLE (Gold Coast QLD, Sep 2018 - 3 weeks)
No rating Bethwyn and Bill were fantastic house sitters for our 3 cats and lively golden retriever for a week. All were healthy and happy upon return. The house was in beautiful condition and there was a charming welcome wagon when we returned to welcome us home. Bethwyn and Bill were easy to coordinate with, considering crazy flight hours, and provided worry free care for our pets and home. You would be lucky to snag Bethwyn and Bill to look after your loved pets or home.
HELENA (Stuart Park NT, Jul 2017 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating What a lovely couple, felt like long lost relatives, have finally arrived to look after our home and animals, My daughter Abi, especially took a shine to them as well almost thinking they were her grandparents. The house was neat and tidy when we arrived home with a big welcome home sign and a meal ready for us that night. The animals and garden were looking happy and healthy. they kept in contact, every couple of days, which is very much appreciated. Would recommend them to anyone that ... MORE
KERRY (Kingaroy QLD, Apr 2017 - 1 week 5 days)
No rating Bethwyn and Bill did a great job of taking care of our pet pigeon Pearl, and our home! We came home to find our house in better condition than we left it, and a happy fat pigeon who'd even had some tricks taught to her by Bill! Bill was handy around the house and we are so grateful for him being able to remove some stripped screws for us from our decking, and Bethwyn sorted out our messy Tupperware drawer and also left us a lovely thank-you gift of some home-made knitted goodies! They were ... MORE
LAUREN (Duffy ACT, Mar 2017 - 3 days)
No rating Thank you both so much for looking after our fur babies and our home. It was comforting to know they were in great hands. Yu kept us up to date with what was happening and were a pleasure to meet. thank you again
LAURA (Chirnside Park VIC, Nov 2016)
No rating Bill and Bethwin arrived early for their four-week stay. We had time to discuss house requirements and for Jessie, our staffy, to get to know them. Jessie was very well cared for as evidenced by the frequent photos and her condition upon our return. The garden was well maintained and the hedges were trimmed! Everything in our home was in order and tidy. Bill and Bethwin provided a welcoming homecoming, and cooked a delicious dinner for us all.
TREVOR AND KARINA (Coffs Harbour NSW, Apr 2016 - 2 weeks 6 days)
No rating Bill & Bethwyn house sat for me from 14/2/16 to 5/3/16 in Brisbane .words are inadequate to endorse them !!! Trust was never an issue but was concerned for my dog . They focused all their attention on him & gave him lots of outings . he was so happy & depressed on their leaving !!My house was not only immaculate but there was a 'welcome home '' sign !!! all my ironing was done ....yeh & Bethwyn left me a very appreciate gift . They kept thanking me for trusting them but it is me who will have ... MORE
SARAH HARRIS (Brisbane QLD, Feb 2016 - 2 weeks 4 days)
 
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