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House Sitting in the Gold Coast

House and Pet Sitting in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The image is a beach with sky scrapers behind.

Glamorous, glitzy, gorgeous - the Gold Coast is sunny beaches, awesome surf, unlimited shopping and a crazy night-life.

There's another side to the Gold Coast, however. The hills back from the coast are a gorgeous semi tropical haven, and there are a lot of cultural offerings due to the large amount of tourism; fine art, aboriginal art, music and theatre.

The Gold Coast is a lot more than the charicature, although that is part of the charm of the place. And it's a great place to House Sit. You've just got to try it.

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HOUSE SITTING AROUND THE GOLD COAST

The Gold Coast section of Australia is home to many areas that are great for house sitters to check out.

House sitters who enjoy surfing should definitely check out homes near the Surfers Paradise suburb. In addition to being home to various beaches on the coast it is also home to the Surfers Riverwalk, a popular site for shopping and dining. This area is especially popular during the Schoolies week celebration in November.




Southport is another great place to check out for house sitting. This southern suburb is home to many smaller apartments in modern buildings that will be easy for house sitters to handle. Many of these buildings are right near the Australia Fair Shopping Centre and Senstadium Cinema.




House sitters who enjoy sailing activities should check out southern parts of the Gold Coast. The Coolangatta area is popular for its moderate temperatures and its shores. House sitters should look for homes to watch over during the Wintersun Festival in June. This popular nostalgia festival is one that features a variety of activities including a vintage car show.

 
*FREE: House sitting is usually free, for both sitter and house owner, although this is completely up to the individuals. There are usually some costs that need to be covered by either the sitter or the house owner e.g. electricity, phone usage, vet fees etc. How these costs are handled needs to be agreed before the sit begins. House sitters pay a single annual membership fee, while house owners pay nothing to advertise their house or to contact sitters.