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  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, None
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  • NSW: Central Coast, North Coast, South Coast, Sydney  
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The McGregors

54, Contractor

54, Contractor

Hi, We are Rob and Mirianna, early 50's (getting close to mid range), kiwis and empty nesters.

We are back in NZ. We have housesat full time since Feb 19 in Perth, Canberra and Sydney and off and on over the last five years in NZ. We love the lifestyle, we get to meet wonderful homeowners, live in different communities and take care of furbabies.

Why we housesit: A life changing event made us creatively rethink our empty nester plans of travel and learning all facets of dance (ballroom, tango, rock n roll, line dancing). Rob's stroke 7 years ago put a hold on some things (dancing, although we do have rhythm) and housesitting lets us travel and look after lovely homes and gorgeous pets.

We have looked after big homes/units/townhouses, swimming pools, large sections, gardens, cats, dogs, chickens, guinea pigs, birds and even trout. We have also housesat on a dairy farm in NZ. Our longest sit was 12 months, our shortest one week. We will give your home, property and pets the respect and care required and will follow all your instructions.

We have police clearances, great reviews and for longer sits (8+ weeks) we can even provide verbal references.

My job history is within the H&S sector and Rob was a volunteer fireman for 10 years in NZ. You can be assured that with the current pandemic we are taking excellent care of our health and following the covid 19 health guidelines. On our return to NZ end of March 2020 we were put into isolation in Auckland for 14 days. The health guidelines in quarantine was a daily medical check and social distancing from other guests. We were given the all clear from MOH officials to return to our home in the Manawatu on 13th April 2020.

As a couple and a team for 37 years, our skill set compliments each other, we have worked hard, put our two girls through one of the top private NZ boarding schools, owned 5 homes in our time, been tenants and landlords.

We have owned the most lovable of pets: cats, dogs, billy goat, lambs, chickens, bunny rabbit and piglets - most of them strays or rescue.

We would feel privileged to house-sit your pets and home, and we bring honesty, confidentiality, integrity, respect, trustworthiness and we are exceptionally clean and tidy. Most importantly, we will be generous with love and cuddles of your pets.

You can see more of who we are on our facebook page "McGregor Homesitters". Read our About page, check out our reviews and references.

Reviews (13)
Mirianna and Robert are an absolutely amazing couple and I was at complete ease to leave my house in their capable hands for longer than required. They communicated with me well throughout my holiday and sent me regular photo updates of the house and mail, as per my request. When I arrived, my house looked in even better condition compared to when I left: the lawns were immaculate, the pool was sparkling and clean, and the interior was thoroughly blitzed. I think the neighbours were ... MORE
 
VIVIEN (Erskine Park NSW, Dec 2019 - 3 months)
Mirianna and Rob are a lovely couple. We met a couple of times prior to the housesit and again afterward. They related really well with my animals which was very reassuring. Great communication and photos of my pets through the week. On my return the house and garden were immaculate, and my pets were happy. There was even had a meal available for me! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mirianna and Rob.
 
JULIE (Wanneroo WA, Nov 2019 - 7 days)
Rob and Marianna cared for our house for four weeks. They visited in the days prior to our leaving and took notes. Rob was fantastic at maintaining our high maintenance garden.which was as we had left it. The pool was sparkling clean and our fish ponds and chooks were diligently cared for. The house was spotless. Marianna sent me updates on the animals and photos of some flowers that I had missed blooming. Our precious fur baby was cared for as their own and Marianna sent me updates and photos. ... MORE
 
CORINNE (Kingsley WA, Oct 2019 - One month)
Mirianna and Rob did a great job looking after our place while we were away for 8 weeks. Both the house and garden looked beautiful when we came back. And they kept us well informed on how things were going while we were away. We would thoroughly recommend them for any other house-sitting jobs.
 
PAUL (Edgewater WA, Jul 2019 - 8 weeks)
We were very fortunate to have Mirianna and Robert house/cat-sit for us recently. We would definitely recommend them. They are an amazing couple and the house was immaculate and well looked after upon our return. We received regular updates, photos and videos of our very spoilt cat which made us laugh every day. He certainly enjoyed his foster parents and we would have no hesitation in asking them to house-sit again. Many thanks to you both.
 
SHARYN (Jindalee WA, Jun 2019 - 2 1/2 weeks)
fantastic couple who can look after my house anytime. digger my little dog was so happy with them and i think was sorry to see us coming home.. they even made a dinner for us coming home. house was spotless in spite of digger. what more can i say about this wonderful couple
 
ROBERT (CARRAMAR WA, May 2019 - 4 weeks)
I was fortunate enough to have Mirianna and Rob look after my cat Max and his house while I was away for a week recently. When I came back he was obviously very well looked after and cared for, and I can certainly recommend them as a lovely, genuine and honest couple who will look after your house and treat your pets as if they were their own. Thanks guys.
 
MURRAY (LEEMING WA, May 2019 - )ne Week)
We're so pleased to have had Mirianna and Robert as our very first house sitter experience. They have made the whole experience a joy and have banished all our "nervousness" around having unfamiliar people in the house. We've arrived home to a spotless home, a happy garden and best of all a thoroughly contented dog. We can't recommend Mirianna and Robert highly enough. Thanks to you both.
 
BARRY (Bicton WA, May 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
Mirianna and Rob, Beautiful people, trustworthy, very friendly. My dogs seemed very very happy and well looked after. House was immaculate and well looked after. Would definitely recommend them. Beautiful people. Thank you x
 
SEAN AND NYOMI (Baldivis WA, May 2019 - 5 days)
Highly reccomend Mirianna and Robert! They looked after my very old 19yo cat as if he was there own. House was spotless on return and communication was top notch.
 
KYLEE (Carlisle WA, Apr 2019 - 4 days)
I cannot rate this amazing couple high enough. The unconditional love and care they gave to my cat (who had to have surgery very early in the sit) was so comforting to me. Our house was very well cared for, I got so many gorgeous and adorable updates throughout the two weeks they sat for us. Rob and Mirianna are not only phenomenal house sitters but also genuinely good people. Thank you both again, I would happily recommend you both to friends and family (and strangers on the street if ... MORE
 
CASSIDY & LIAM (Martin WA, Mar 2019 - 2 weeks)
Absolute please having Miriana and Robert stay. The house was sparkling when we got back and we had one happy and content kitty. Highly recommended.
 
VANESSA (Newlands North Island, Dec 2018 - 3 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
No rating I had to cancel the house sit from Mirianne and Robert due to me tearing ligaments in my knee making it impossible to take our planned cruise. I found Mirianne very pleasant to deal with and obliging up to this happening and after receiving the bad news, I feel they would have been excellent house sitters. Adrian Mayers
ADRIAN (North Toowoomba QLD, Feb 2018 - 2 weeks)
 
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