We are full-time house-sitters based in the Northern Beaches. We enjoy the underwater world, meditation, eating well and living a clean and frugal lifestyle. We love house-sitting as it enables us to experience different areas of the beaches, it connects us with beautiful people and we also get to take care of some amazing animals! We both work casually; Portia is a shark dive co-ordinator and Billy is a disability trainer and vegan/vegetarian Chef. We would love to sit for you and your furry loved ones!
Please read our references to get an impartial description of ourselves.
Portia and Billy managed really well with our 7 cats and 1 dog for their first sit with us. We had a few teething problems and Portia actually left work to sort them out for us. We are relaxed in going away again knowing that they will be taking care of our furries for another 5 days during the Christmas period. Thankyou!
LIZ (North Curl Curl NSW, Nov 2019 - 5 days)
Our dog was looked after like a prince and the house was clean when we got home. Communication was excellent. Highly recommend Portia and Billy.
DIANE (Allambie Heights NSW, Sep 2019 - 3 weeks)
Portia and Billy spent just over 3 weeks looking after our house and our 2 fur babies (dogs) + our fish whilst we were away! Portia and Billy left the house immaculate and our fur babies were very happy with being walked and loved to bits whilst we were gone, We could not recommend them highly enough and are already working out our next holiday so we can lock them in again. Thanks so much to both of you - we went away without any worries and came back to everything perfect!
VIRGINIA (North Narrabeen NSW, Jul 2019 - 3 weeks)
Portia & Billy did a great job of ensuring we knew our pets were in safe hands & left the house very clean. They were very relaxed about handling our ferrets - funny pets that can put some people off! Thanks
REBECCA (Manly Vale NSW, Jul 2019 - 5 days)
It was so wonderful having Billy and Portia look after our home while we were away in Europe for 3.5 weeks! They fed, watered and cuddled our two (very needy!) Bichon Frise dogs (who are a handful at the best of times), our cat, fish and over 200 pot plants (including a heap of treasured rare, expensive plants - all with 4 x types of specific watering schedules!)...
Billy and Portia sent us loads of cute pictures of our pets which was lovely as we missed them a lot! When we came home ... MOREIt was so wonderful having Billy and Portia look after our home while we were away in Europe for 3.5 weeks! They fed, watered and cuddled our two (very needy!) Bichon Frise dogs (who are a handful at the best of times), our cat, fish and over 200 pot plants (including a heap of treasured rare, expensive plants - all with 4 x types of specific watering schedules!)...
Billy and Portia sent us loads of cute pictures of our pets which was lovely as we missed them a lot! When we came home exhausted after 30 hours of travel, the place was sparkling and tidy.
I don't imagine our house sit was an easy job, but they did an amazing job. On top of that, they are also just a really lovely, down to earth couple. Highly recommended and hope to have them back again next time!
MICHELLE (Brookvale NSW, May 2019 - 3 weeks)
Fabulous and reliable sitters - cared for our two dogs who adore them...and chooks. Very happy to recommend them and have them sit for us again.
CATHY (Church Point NSW, Apr 2019 - 5 weeks)
Billy and Portia were amazing! They communicated daily with me as to how my dog was doing. They abaolutely showered him with love and affection and took him out regularly.
Whilst I didn't ask for any garden care, they still looked after my back yard and kept the house in a fantastic condition!
I have them set to look after my house again!
OLIVIA (Cromer NSW, Mar 2019 - 1 week 3 days)
A house sitter provides loving, full-time, home-based pet-care while you're away.