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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
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • SA: Adelaide, Mid North, Spencer Gulf, West Coast   TAS: ALL   VIC: ALL  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2021: 1Apr-11Apr | 12Apr-16Apr | 4May-15May | 5Jul-8Aug

Your Perfect House-Sitters

54, Semi Retired

47, Travel Consultant

We are James and Menekse, 54 and 47 years young, an American Turkish couple that lived in Germany. James worked as a Project Manager for a large sporting goods company and Menekse owned her own travel agency.
The end of 2018 brought major changes for us, as we sold most all our belongings and decided to become full-time travellers! Our change in lifestyle makes house sitting and pet sitting a win-win solution for you because you no longer need to worry about kennelling your loved one during your holidays.
James grew up with dogs and volunteered as a dog walker at the Oregon Humane Society in Portland Oregon. Menekse had a beautiful cat, who was as curious and mischief as they come! We miss having fun furry companions around us and think that house sitting is a wonderful opportunity for us to continue to have pets in our lives while traveling.
We are a friendly, very tidy, easy, honest, quiet, responsible, flexible, vegetarian and non-smoking couple. We enjoy playing golf, reading books, having quiet evenings, going for long walks, and just enjoying life. You can be sure that we will treat your property with the privacy and respect that it deserves. As for your furry family member, they too will be treated as royalty! If you wish, we will send photos and videos to ensure you are up to date with everything back home, so that you can feel relaxed and enjoy your holiday.
A clean and safe environment is very important to us. And, as we both work online from time to time, a WIFI connection should be provided, which also enables us to keep in touch with you. And in case you get homesick and need some video time with your little one.
We would like to arrive prior to your departure so that we can get to know each another and talk about your needs and expectations, respecting social distancing.
Thank you for taking your time to read our profile. Please also have a look at our new Facebook page: Your Perfect House Sitters.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Menekse and James

Our experiences:
Berlin, Germany, 5 days, 2 cats
Berlin, Germany, 5 days, 2 cats (repeat)
Melbourne, Australia, weekend, 1 dog
Melbourne, Australia, 11 days, 1 dog, 1 cat
Sydney, Australia, 9 days, 2 cats
Sydney, Australia, 3 days, 1 cat
Gold Coast, Australia, 10 days, 2 dogs, 1 cat, all elderly
Whitsundays, Australia, weekend, 1 elderly dog
Brisbane, Australia, weekend, 1 dog
Port Stephens, Australia, 1 week, 1 dog, 1 elderly cat
Jervis Bay, Australia, 1 week, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and fish
Jervis Bay, Australia, 6 days, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and fish (repeat)
Sydney, Australia, 1 week, 1 dog, 1 cat
Brisbane, Australia, weekend, 1 dog (repeat)
Brisbane, Australia, 5 days, 1 dog
Good Night, Australia, 4 days, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 chicken, 2 geese
Bowen, Australia, 3 days, 1 dog
Hobart, Australia, 5 days, 1 dog, 6 chickens

Reviews (8)
James and Menekse were delightful house-sitters, who looked after our dog so well I don't think she even noticed we were gone. Our house was possibly cleaner when we got back than when we left, our chooks were happy, and more than anything we just really enjoyed talking to them about their travels. I would highly recommend them as house sitters.
JO (South Hobart TAS, Dec 2020 - 4 days)
You couldn't ask for better sitters than James and Meneske!they are simply awesome. Even my next door neighbour said that he saw James and Meneske take awesome care of our pet dog Casey.they constantly updated us with photos and messages throughout the stay.house was actually better than we left it!:-) only downside is our pet Casey looks like she s missing James and Meneske big time...highly recommend these guys...very very trustworthy..thanks again guys..
CHAD (Riverside TAS, Dec 2020 - 2 weeks 4 days)
Thank you for your wonderful review! It was an honour for us to have been able to care for Casey. She is so adorable and we miss her already. Thank you so much for your trust in us!
Thanks to you both for being so fabulous with our boy Benny. You treated our family and home with such respect and care. We left our precious boy in your care with no reservations! They kept in touch with us sending us update - which we found very reassuring :) Thanks again and enjoy the rest of your trip. Ps thank you for the terrific photos :)
VICTORIA (Bowen QLD, Aug 2020 - 2 days)
This wonderful couple would rate up there with the very best house sitters. Our range of animal family where cared for with true love, that only committed animal lovers can show. If your looking for awesome communication and the knowledge that you can leave home without any concern's then this is a couple to do the job. Will always welcome them back any time
SANDIE & RICK (Good Night QLD, Aug 2020 - 3 nights)
Just returned from our trip away...walked into a squeaky clean house and my two pets were not at all interested in the fact we were home...they were so spoilt whilst we were away that it's going to take some time for them to get over James and Menekse not being here to pamper them..garden had thrived and I felt so at ease with them as sitters and just as really lovely people..I highly recommend them to care for all that is precious to you...we are very lucky to have met them.
SUE (Corlette NSW, Mar 2020 - 6 days)
We couldn't have asked for a nicer couple to house sit and care for our dog, Paddy, for 3 nights. From the moment we met Menekse and James, we were instantly put at ease and Paddy immediately loved them both! We were given regular updates of photos and videos and came home to a spotless house and very happy dog. Paddy definitely misses you both!
CAROLYN (Murarrie QLD, Feb 2020 - 3 days)
James & Meneske are a beautiful couple and fantastic HouseSitters. I loved they sent us pics as I knew then they cared about our dog. Would highly recommend them both for all future housesits. Enjoy the vegiemite with lots of 'budda' !!!
REN (Airlie Beach QLD, Feb 2020 - 4 nights)
The house was perfect when we arrived home. We also loved receiving pictures of our cat while we were away. Thank you for looking after things.
LAUREN (Drummoyne NSW, Jan 2020 - 3 days)
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