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  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals
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Tony van Maanenberg

70, House sitter and traveller

75, Housesitter and traveller

Hi, we are a retired couple who just love to travel and experience life in different places. We enjoy the nomadic lifestyle and call ourselves the "Solar Nomads".
We love animals and getting to know and taking care of them.
We are friendly and responsible and respect people's property and their way of living.
We are non smokers but do enjoy the occasional wine or bubbly.
Beppie has a retail background and has lived in rural and suburban locations from Queensland to Tasmania and Western Australia to NSW and has always had animals in her household including a donkey and sheep or two. She has also traveled extensively overseas.
Tony has a trade background and served 9 years in the RAN, he has also worked in Government before starting his own consultancy safety management and boiler inspection business (especially old steam engines) before retiring. Tony has also lived in various states and has also traveled widely internationally. He grew up with dogs, cats, chickens and pigeons and he rode a horse once (didn't fall off either).
Tony has had three Police checks done in the past for volunteer work he has done (one in Victoria and two in NSW).
Having a trade background Tony can also do some of those "fix it" jobs that might need doing around the house a, shed and yard.
We are a reliable couple (who are also houseproud) and look forward to an opportunity to meeting you and looking after your special home and your extended pet family.
Please feel free to contact us any time.
Kind regards
Beppie and Tony

Reviews (14)
No rating Tony and Beppie were amazing at putting us at ease going away on holidays. We have a lot of pets that require different needs and normally have to write a novel for any past persons looking after the house. Not to mention we were in the midst of packing for a big move but these guys took it in their stride and had such a great sense of humour & compassion for our situation. We came home to some very happy and at ease/relaxed animals which is a rarity when we travel. Could not recommend these ... MORE
ELECTRA (Shellharbour NSW, Nov 2017 - 5 days)
Tony was the perfect housesitter Nothing was too much trouble, wonderful communication and when we came home, we were greeted with a sparkling house and animals that were very well looked after and sad to see Tony go. Would most definitely ask Tony back to sit again.
 
VICTORIA (Corrimal NSW, Jul 2020 - 1 week)
We are always happy to have Tony and Beppie to our house, as they are wonderful with our pets and kept our house immaculate. always lovely to talk to Janette and Dan Evans.
 
DAN (Albion Park NSW, Nov 2019 - 3 weeks)
When I first met tony I knew he was perfect to look after our place and our animals,highly recommend tony ,dog Jess loved her morning walk,everything spotless an arrival home,some work was done around the house ,which was much appreciated , look forward to seeing tony again,thanks again. My fav chocolates were a nice surprise as well. Judy mcbryde
 
JUDY (Bondoola QLD, Nov 2019 - 5 days)
We were so very lucky to have Tony and Beppie look after our house and dog (Alfred). This was our first experience having someone look after our dog and home and we were a little nervous about it. However we had the best experience with Tony and Beppie and they looked after Alfred and our home like they were their own. They are extremely professional, friendly and reliable people. They left the house sparkling clean and the gardens very well cared for under very lawns regularly mowed. We ... MORE
 
ELKE (Gerringong NSW, Sep 2019 - 6.5 weeks)
Tony and beppie were absolutely amazing!!! This is our first time using this service and they made the whole experience so wonderful. our house was cleaner when we came home than when we left it lol our animals were so happy, relaxed and well looked after. they kept in touch our whole holiday and really allowed us to enjoy our time away. We highly recommend tony and beppie and would give them 10 stars if we could! Thank you so much for everything you have done we hope to see you again soon ... MORE
 
ASHLEIGH (Sanctuary Point NSW, Aug 2019 - 1 week 5 days)
This is the second time Tony & Beppi have house sat for us. You don't ask people back into your house unless they done an exceptional job. On both occasions Tony & Beppi have looked after our dogs with care & love. On both occasions we have returned to our home in an immaculate condition. If you need housesitters that are trustworthy,competent and practical & look after your pets as they were there own you will not go wrong with Tony & Beppi. Thank you both & look forward to our next visit from ... MORE
 
PAUL (Robertson NSW, Jan 2019 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Tony and Beppie are am absolute delight to have in your home. Communication was always very clear and timely. They were very accommodating and flexible when I realized I had made a mistake about our return date....... The garden was very well cared for under very hot conditions and the lawns were nicely mown. The pets had nothing to complain of...... The house was handed back in an immaculate sparkling state.... it was truely wonderful of them to leave it cleaner than they ... MORE
 
LIONI (Bowral NSW, Jan 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
Tony and Beppie were wonderful house sitters for us and our little dog Tiffany. Our home and garden was immaculate when we returned and Tiffany was very happy. I would love to have them sit for us again in the future.
 
WENDY (Devonport TAS, Oct 2018 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Beppie and Tony house-sat for us from 20 August to 26 September .. We have no pets . The task was mainly to water the garden and collect mail . When we returned the house was in excellent condition and the garden was thriving . They did a really good job and kept in touch . Highly recommended . Happy to be contacted for further detail .
 
MAX (Berry NSW, Aug 2018 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Tony and Beppie were excellent company and responsible carers for a big ask - 3 dogs and 3 cats. One of the dogs required daily medication and all were in excellent health and sprits when we returned from our holiday. The house was in a better condition than when we left it too. Highly recommended!
KATE (Queanbeyan East NSW, Feb 2017 - 2 weeks 1 day)
No rating We feel so blessed to have had Tony and Beppie take care of our most valuable possessions, Wally, Daisy and Coco. We felt reassured that this wonderful couple would look after our place and keep the dogs from missing us and we were able to enjoy our holiday without any stress. Tony and Beppie were amazing house sitters and Iam happy that they enjoyed their stay, they gave us so much and they are a wonderful and caring couple. Thanks so much from all of us
DENICE AND JULIE (Hamilton South NSW, Jan 2017)
No rating We have had the pleasure of inviting Tony and Beppie Van Maanenberg into our home to look after our Labrador Jackson and cat Millie.They looked after our pets and home as if it were their own.They are such a lovely couple,honest and reliable.We would love to have them back again and have no trouble recommending them to anyone.Thank you once again and hope to see you again next year.cheers Cheryl and Garth.
CHERYL (Ballina NSW, Nov 2016 - 1 week 2 days)
No rating Tony & Beppie house sat for us in late 2016 and were both excellent house sitters. They were very friendly, trustworthy, professional and looked after our house as well as befriended our cat. I highly recommend them and would certainly use them again in future.
KARLA BLACKSHAW (West Nowra NSW, Oct 2016 - 2 weeks 3 days)
 
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