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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
  • NSW: North Coast, Sydney   QLD: Brisbane (Brisbane City), South Eastern   TAS: Tasmania (Hobart)  

The Manor Minder

56, Secondary Teacher (retired )


Hello, owners. I have always lived with family and friends with beautiful homes and plush surroundings to rural properties and farm stays, and, most commonly, with their pampered pets. Thus, it is second nature to have raised my family in similar environments, and mix with people who adore their homes....from quaint cottages to elegantly designed mansions. My own home is a little more humble but no less loved and beautifully maintained.

Therefore, I recognise the need for absolute privacy, discretion and loyalty when house sitting your most prized possession and those who dwell within. I have managed such properties at iconic Noosa, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, in Brisbane's exclusive inner suburbs, beachside homes and apartments on the Gold Coast and country manors attached to wineries and orchards in the coastal hinterland and semi rural farms. It is a love of design and the further opportunity to appreciate different environments that has propelled me to join Aussie House Sitters. I get to travel, sometimes interstate or even internationally, and you, most importantly, get to experience peace of mind for your home, garden and any friendly pets.

I have an overwhelming need to really live after my own personal victory over cancer and the recent loss of my father. My priority is to embrace all that adds to the beauty and quality of my life. In a position of servitude to Owners, you can have complete trust in me in maintaining your special 'manor' and your little buddies/pets. You can leave without a worry, thus enjoying your time away. Leave it to me, the Manor Minder!

My husband or my mother may be in attendance also, depending on the level of duties required.

I do not smoke, am well-mannered and courteous. I know the responsibilities required in minding your manor and totally understand the need for discretion and a certain loyalty. You simply can not go wrong in choosing me for your house sitting needs!

Kind regards

Mara Gill

The Manor Minder.

Reviews (7)
No rating I had never met Mara before she and her lovely Mum, Alessandra, arrived at our home ready to move in the day before we left on a 5 weeks holiday overseas. Trusting.....I know! I had never done this before - our regular house/pet sitter was not available for the dates we were away. In any case, Mara and I had spoken a few times on the telephone and had been in contact back and forth via the Aussie House Sitters website. All went very well! We arrived home with happy and healthy babies (1 dog ... MORE
WENDY (Sundance Way, Runaway Bay QLD, Aug 2018)
We had Mara and her beautiful Mother Sandra do a short house sit for my husband and I in April this year. We have a small dog and garden and were extremely happy to find every thing in perfect condition. We hope they available for us in the future and would highly recommend them to house sit.
BEV (Miami QLD, Apr 2018 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Dear Mara, Thank you so much in looking after our property while we were away. Both you and Mum did a brilliant job. Not only maintaining the house but our B&B business as well. Our chickens and cats thank you so much too :) Take good care and we hope to have you back again for another house sit in the future? Warm regards Russ & Robert
ROBERT (tinbeerwah QLD, May 2017 - 1 week)
No rating Thank you Mara and Tony for carung about our home to the same standard we do. It was such a wonderful surprise to come home to a home cooked meal left for us in the fridge after a long drive home. We'll definitely ask if you're free the.next time we need a sitter.
DONNA (Tweed Heads NSW, Apr 2017 - 2 weeks)
No rating :-) I recently had Mara and Sandra sit for me. They arrived in good time, and as an added bonus , they bought dinner with them. Very yummy and much appreciated. They took care of my cat and fish very well.They also kept me up to date with important messages. The house looked lovely when we got home and they had even (put a vase of flowers from the garden on the table. We got to know them over dinner the night before we left and they were great company.A happy mother and daughter.Seeing ... MORE
SALLY (Lillian Rock NSW, Apr 2016 - 2 weeks 1 day)
No rating Mara and Tony were marvellous house sitters. They were able to cope with my active cattle dog and provide useful tips and spoilt him with toys and treats. The house was left immaculate and Mara left a detailed journal of the day activities with Link. Please come back again!! Thank you, Louise
LOUISE (Peregian Beach QLD, Mar 2016 - 5 days)
No rating Mara and her Mother house/puppy sat for us for 4 nights. Everything was just as we left it, well looked after and clean. Mara updated me daily on how our dog was going and sent pictures which made the stress of leaving our fur child more manageable.
SARAH (Warana QLD, Jan 2016 - 3 days)
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