Attentive, reliable and caring, we are non-smokers who live a healthy lifestyle and are respectful of others' homes and pets.
We have sold up and are taking the opportunities house-sitting gives us to explore and experience different locations. We bring no pets or children with us!
Charlie has had a varied career as a teacher, macadamia farmer and workshop leader. He has served as an International Director for a global non-profit organisation, Toastmasters International.
Kageni has a degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked on one of the largest oil and gas plants in the Southern Hemisphere. She has also worked full time in an aged care facility as Lifestyle Coordinator. She now consults and runs her own business. Both of us work from home.
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We have known Charlie Starrett for many years. We met Charlie at a Toastmaster Convention back in 2011, and instantly connected. Charlie is a honest, genuine, giving and responsible person. On many occasions Charlie has taken care of our home when we were away, and never had any issues. Charlie is respectful of our personal items and property, he was clean and tidy, he kept us informed. He is someone that goes out of his way. As Charlie has had his own property we knew he is a practical common sense person. and would be able to resolve any problems that arise, and nothing was ever an issue. Always that piece of mind that everything is in good hands. We would highly recommend Charlie to anyone.
Many Thanks Warren and Ranjeet Cavanagh
Charlie & Kageni were great sitters, their enthusiasm and sense of caring made us feel we could go on holidays and safely leave all in their hands, and we were right. Charlie had the task of learning a new Hydroponic system we set up due to drought, and just took the challenge on. Kageni loved all the animals and they loved them both in return; the pens were left beautiful and clean. Communications were great even when our washing machine died, they helped out and hand washed for a few days. We ... MORECharlie & Kageni were great sitters, their enthusiasm and sense of caring made us feel we could go on holidays and safely leave all in their hands, and we were right. Charlie had the task of learning a new Hydroponic system we set up due to drought, and just took the challenge on. Kageni loved all the animals and they loved them both in return; the pens were left beautiful and clean. Communications were great even when our washing machine died, they helped out and hand washed for a few days. We came home to everyone happy including our sitters which was nice. Thank you Charlie & Kageni we hope to see you again sometime, stay safe in your travels.
BARBARA (Boonah QLD, Aug 2020 - 3.5 weeks)
These guys were wonderful. Our pets just loved them. They were well loved and cared for. The house was immaculate when we got back. Lawns mowed and gardens done. Communication was great with lots of up dates and photos, which means a lot when your missing your fur babies.
Would definitely recommend and hopefully they will sit for us again.
JACKIE (Coffs Harbour NSW, Oct 2020 - 1 month)
Charlie and Kageni are a fun-loving couple who took excellent care of our home, vegetable garden and Bushy, our loveable fox terrier. We enjoyed their company prior to leaving on holiday and knew that our home and dog were in good hands. Communication between us was also excellent (especially some of the photos of Bushy) and much appreciated.
We have no hesitation in highly recommending them as wonderful house-sitters and look forward to meeting them again in the future.
DENNIS AND JAN (CLEAR MOUNTAIN QLD, Jul 2020 - 4 weeks - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Charlie & Kageni did a wonderful housesitting job for us. Communication with them was easy and we came home to a clean and tidy house and 2 very happy dogs. Highly recommended.
MICHAEL (Urunga NSW, Jul 2020 - 4 days)
We cannot rate Charlie and Kageni highly enough. When we returned from our not-so-great cruise, we found an immaculate house, a happy cat, our many potted plants thriving, and newly changed beds ready for us to crawl into. While we were marooned, Charlie and Kageni managed to stay in contact and after we went into quarantine, they very kindly returned for an additional 10 days until we were able to make it home. Charlie and Kageni are friendly, dependable and great with a spoiled cat!
JENNIFER (Goonellabah NSW, Feb 2020 - 6+ weeks)
It was fantastic having Charlie & Kageni looking after our fur children and house while we were away for a few days in February. They sent photos while we were away which was really lovely. Thanks again to you both!
KEN (Woombah NSW, Feb 2020 - 5 days)
Charlie and Kageni looked after my house, garden and cat for 5 weeks - they were wonderful, - the house was spotless when I returned and the garden had survived well in very hot dry conditions - achieving this with water restrictions in place is not easy!. I 100% recommend this kind, caring and compassionate couple to look after your home and pets . They bring a sense of calm and peacefulness with them and it stays after they have departed!
TRISH (Bundanoon NSW, Oct 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
It was a pleasure dealing with Charlie and Kageni. They looked after the house, garden and our two Labradors for 3 weeks. Communication before/during house sit was always prompt giving us that warm and fuzzy feeling that we were in good hands. Everything was left clean, neat and tidy for our return. Thank you - we recommend Charlie and Kageni to all.
Kageni and Charlie did a wonderful job looking after our house, garden and pets. They were very accommodating, agreeing to look after our son's new puppy at the last minute as well as caring for our own older dog. Both dogs were very content with their foster parents.
Charlie and Kageni are very trustworthy and left the house clean and tidy. It was a pleasure to have them look after our home. We would thoroughly recommend them to anyone considering asking them to house sit.
FRED (Albany Creek QLD, Sep 2019 - 6 weeks)
Charlie & Kageni were amazing! We had such peace of mind going away and knowing that they were looking after our home and our fur baby. They communicated well with us before, during and after the house sit. On our return, we found our home beautifully looked after and our dog very happy and content. I would definitely recommend Charlie & Kageni to anyone and would love to have them sit for us again. Thank you!
SHANNON (Buderim QLD, Jun 2019 - 3 weeks)
Charlie and Kegani gave us absolute peace of mind while we were overseas for several weeks. They are professional and caring and took wonderful care of our home and cat. We can tell he was loved and happy in our absence!! We would recommend Charlie and Kegani to anyone and would love to have them sit for us again...thanks Charlie and Kegani!!
CASSANDRA (Parrearra QLD, May 2019 - 4 weeks)
When Charlie, Kenega and I first met I felt I had chosen the right sitters, When I arrived home after being away for near 3 weeks my home was just as clean, ... and certainly tidier than when I had left, thanks guys .
COLIN (Capalaba QLD, Apr 2019 - 2 weeks 6 days)
what a gorgeous couple. it was a short stay but I felt at ease as soon as they contacted me. animals happy place left clean, coming home was so nice. follow up call to ensure we were happy. Would love to have them stay again.
MARDELLE (TOOWONG QLD, Apr 2019 - 4 days)
Charlie and Kageni were excellent house-sitters. They looked after our semi-rural house and garden very well and everything was immaculate when we returned. Our dog Bushy was well and just as bouncy as usual. They are a very pleasant and easy-going couple who were sympathetic to all our wishes. Communication was prompt and effective. We are very happy to recommend them.
DENNIS AND JAN (Clear Mountain QLD, Mar 2019 - 4 weeks - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Fantastic house sitters and our pets were very well cared for. Charlie and Kageni were in regular contact with us on important matters and we felt very secure and comfortable leaving them int he care of our home and pets and will definitely use them again. Would give them a six star rating if we could!
MARGARET (Red Hill Brisbane QLD, Jan 2019)
A house sitter provides loving, full-time, home-based pet-care while you're away.