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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in Australia
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 5Jul-31Jul | 4Aug-12Aug | 28Aug-22Sep | 8Oct-5Nov | 11Nov-25Nov | 2021: 28Jan-31Mar
  • On a house-sit right now


58, Retired

Currently at Terrigal - Central Coast, NSW
Next available dates: 31 July to 4 August (full schedule below)
About me:
- 58 years of age and counting...
- I housesit on my own ie no added relatives, friends, pets
- I am open to minding cats and small dogs
- Self-funded retiree
- A librarian in my previous life
- Yes I am quiet and read a LOT
- Also walk, cycle, swim... though not all at the same time and very gently
- Maximum of three pets... too much of a good thing and all that...
- When not house sitting I can be found at Green Point, NSW (the one near Forster, not the one on the Central Coast) or Attunga, NSW (near Tamworth) - though I am usually house sitting - see my schedule below
- Coastal locations preferred, though can be convinced to venture inland...
- Enjoy travel and new locations... so am open to heading interstate... past house sits have included ACT, QLD, TAS, VIC, SA, WA, NZ & Singapore... haven't been to the NT yet... Check out my schedule below and if you think I could fit you in let me know
- Transport is a Subaru station wagon - any kind of off-street parking would be appreciated
- I like gardening... I have a regular housesit where I just look after the garden...
- I do not charge to housesit
- Internet access would be appreciated though I can get by with my own mobile data... if I can get a signal
- Open to return sits if everyone concerned likes the idea - at least 75% of my schedule is made up of return house sits - but I enjoy new sits...
- I do not smoke... only smoke-free homes please

5 Jul 2020 to 31 Jul 2020 (Terrigal - Central Coast, NSW)
4 Aug 2020 to 12 Aug 2020 (Killcare - Central Coast, NSW)
28 Aug 2020 to 22 Sep 2020 (Tanilba Bay - Port Stephens, NSW)
8 Oct 2020 to 5 Nov 2020 (Dunbogan - Mid North Coast, NSW)
11 Nov 2020 to 25 Nov 2020 (Killcare - Central Coast, NSW)
about 28 Jan 2021 to about 31 Mar 2021 (Woolgoolga - Mid North Coast, NSW)
about end Apr 2021 - exact dates and length TBA (Maleny - Sunshine Coast, QLD)

A couple of references... there are others:

5 June 2019

Steve recently sat my home and looked after my dog, a female border collie, for 4 months and I cannot thank him enough for his care, for my home and dog
I would recommend Steve to house sit for any period of time, after such a long time away I came back to a well tended house and yard and a happy doggie
During the time away Steve would email me weekly and keep me up to speed on how things were going
I have no hesitation in asking Steve to house sit for me again in the future

Graham Xxxxxx

Woolgoolga NSW

House sit 18/3/16 to 4/4/16 (I have since returned for more sits the latest 8/6/20 to 15/6/20)

Steve has just minded my cat Cinnamon and my house for the past two weeks. Both were very well cared for - Cinny was looking for him all day yesterday and going into his room and sitting on the bed. The house was immaculate when I returned and the plants and garden alive and well cared for. Cinnamon was healthy and happy. Steve answered my texts and emails immediately whilst I was overseas which gave me great peace of mind. I just hope he is available to house sit for me again on my next holiday. Steve is reliable and caring and very trustworthy. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to house sit your house and pets. Thank you very much Steve.

Penny Xxxxxx
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Reviews (20)
Steve was our first house sitter and was fantastic. His communication with us leading up to our holiday was reassuring and he made the effort to catch up with us when he was in the area before our holiday. Eddie was very happy and well looked after and our garden was as we left it... alive !! Steve also gave us a couple of updates on Eddie and our chooks during our holiday. Thanks Steve for helping us have a great worry free holiday. Much appreciated. Helen and Dave
HELEN AND DAVE (Nambucca Heads NSW, Oct 2019 - 3 weeks)
I cannot begin to thank Steve enough for how incredibly helpful he was with our housesitting requirements. Above and beyond, just a truly genuine human being. 100% recommended with appreciation +++
JENNY (South Kempsey NSW, Sep 2019 - 3 weeks)
Steve is obviously is a seasoned housesitter. We left instructions and he must have followed to the letter! The house was tidy and clean and the garden had flourished. The dogs were happy and mellow and the house looked better than we had left it! We would certainly recommend him to anyone who wants a sitter and we would be really happy to have Steve come and stay here again.
PATRICE (Tanilba Bay NSW, Jul 2019 - 2 weeks)
We would highly recommend Steve. We arrived home to a clean and tidy house, well kept gardens and happy healthy dog. Thanks Steve for taking such great care of everything in our absence.
LEANNE (Scotts Head NSW, May 2019 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Steve was a lovely guy, a great communicator and left our home , pool and garden in great shape. We enjoyed his easy going style, sense of humour. Highly recommended
DIANE AND GREG (Coorabell NSW, Nov 2018 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating We've just returned from 6 weeks overseas, leaving Steve to care for our cat Smudge and 3 chooks and our house and garden. Steve managed to keep everyone and everything healthy and happy through both bushfires and drought. He kept us informed (without being alarmist!) and we we were comfortable in the knowledge that he would take the same care we would if we had been at home. We would be delighted to have Steve back to house sit anytime.
MARCIA (Mollymook NSW, Jul 2018 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Great to have Steve house sitting for us and the dogs enjoyed it too!
CHARLES (Mawson ACT, Jul 2018 - 3 days)
No rating Steve did a great job caring for our cat Possum and plants while were away for 6 days. Possum was relaxed and happy on our return and our plants well watered and flourishing. I recommend Steve with confidence.
CINDY (Lismore NSW, Apr 2018 - 5 days)
No rating Steve was exactly what we needed at the time. He looked atfter our home and pets perfectly. Considerate and courteous, we gladly recommend Steve anytime. Marie-Andree and Will�
MARIE-ANDRéE (Sapphire Beach NSW, Apr 2018 - 4 days)
No rating Steve did a terrific job of looking after my house, garden, yard and doggie Gizmo for 3 weeks in January. When I came home the house was spotless, Gizmo was happy and my very large acreage lawn had been mowed.. One of my main worries was that Gizmo might escape as he is great at sneaking out from a door left accidentally open or by digging his way out. However Steve managed things so well that this never happened. Steve was easy to make arrangements with and was very flexible also. I ... MORE
KATHY (Capalaba QLD, Jan 2018 - 1-3 weeks (flexible starting date))
No rating When I met Stephen on the morning of my departure, I knew straight away that I had picked the right person. I went on my holiday feeling confident that he would do a good job housesitting and he certainly did. I was away for three weeks and when I returned, the house and yard looked wonderful. My dog Elvis was relaxed and happy in Stephen's company. It is the first time, I have used Aussie Housesitters, but definitely not my last and Stephen will be my first contact when that time comes for my ... MORE
HOWARD (Armidale NSW, Nov 2017 - 3 weeks)
No rating Steve is a wonderful house sitter and we highly recommend him. He made the effort to meet beforehand and to spend time discussing pet and garden requirements. Steve took on the task of looking after 2 cats and 4 rabbits, and we came back to very contented pets. While we were away he sent texts to let us know that all was well...and didn't mention that next door had jackhammers going all day....Steve has integrity and thoughtfulness.
KITTY (Toronto NSW, Oct 2017 - 1 week 5 days)
No rating We were so happy having Steve housesit for us. He was scrupulously clean and tidy, very caring for our pets, punctual and easy going with an exceptional eye for detail. We were really pleased and would recommend Steve to you as a great sitter and a very nice person. We would use him again most definitely. Thanks again to Steve.
SIMON (Coffs Harbour NSW, Sep 2016 - 3 weeks)
No rating Steve has just minded my cat Cinnamon and my house for the past two weeks. Both were very well cared for - Cinny was looking for him all day yesterday and going into his room and sitting on the bed. The house was immaculate when I returned and the plants and garden alive and well cared for. Cinnamon was healthy and happy. Steve answered my texts and emails immediately whilst I was overseas which gave me great peace of mind. I just hope he is available to house sit for me again on my next ... MORE
PENNY (Old Bar NSW, Mar 2016 - 2 weeks 3 days)
No rating Steve looked after our menagerie - dogs, cats, chooks, geese, ducks, pigs, peacocks and goats - whilst we were away. We returned to happy contented livestock and a neat and orderly home. We would thoroughly recommend Steve as a competent and reliable sitter. We hope he will come to us again.
PAULINE (Molong NSW, Dec 2015 - 2 weeks)
No rating Steve has just spent 3 weeks at our house looking after our dog Jesse and cat Fozz and also all the wild birds that come in for a free feed and our possums that call in every night for their fruit .As usual everything was well looked after we would highly recommend Steve to house sit and look after everything
CYNTHIA AND PETER (Lakes Entrance VIC, Nov 2015)
No rating Thanks, Steve, for looking after our home and our pets so well. Steve is prompt with his communication and arrived at the arranged time. We were able to have a few days away knowing that everything was safe at home. We have no hesitation in recommending Steve as a house/pet sitter.
DEWI (Tuggerah NSW, Oct 2015)
No rating Steve house sat for a month and also minded Gigi (our poodle). Now as you know poodles can be demanding -BUT - on returning Gigi was better behaved, happy and obviously had had a good holiday too. Steve was a great house sitter - and I know Gigi will welcome him back next time we go away. Aaah its all about our pets isn't it. More than happy to recommend him.
LEE (Tea Gardens NSW, Sep 2015 - 2 weeks 3 days)
No rating Steve House sat for us March 2015. He did a wonderful job looking after my boys, when we returned they looked happy and healthy. The house was left clean and neat. We have booked Steve in for July and November this year and have no hesitation in recommending him.
JOAN (Bellingen, NSW, May 2015 - 5 days)
No rating To anyone looking for a house-sitter. I would highly recommend Steve who recently looked after my house on five acres and my little dog for two weeks. He left the house extremely clean and tidy and mowed the lawns for me. My little dog was happy and well when I returned. I will be getting Steve to house-sit for me whenever he has a week or two to spare so that I can visit my family in Sydney. Thanks Steve.
SHIRLEY (Nana Glen, NSW, Feb 2015)
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