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Trustworthy Professionals, Animal Lovers, Gardening & Outdoor enthusiasts

United Kingdom

Testimonials

They have 2 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s)

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 30 September 2021
Until: 31 January 2022

Occupation

Retired

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We are John and Susan, experienced travelers, who have made house sitting and travel a full-time way of life. We are a trustworthy, reliable and conscientious couple, who are very house proud and organized. We have a clean police report and global entry security clearance. Please visit our house sitting website https://unforeseentravels.net to see our many great references from the various house sitting websites that we belong to, together with more detailed information about us.
Our lifestyle choice of house sitting and travel complement each other. Travel takes us to new locations and cultures. House sitting provides us the opportunity to live like a local with a daily routine, care for pets and share the pride of home ownership with the owner. Now retired, we continue to enjoy an active independent lifestyle. We are very fit and active non-smokers. We have maintained our health through years of cycling, hiking and yoga. We both have spent time around water and enjoy activities like swimming, sailing and kayaking.
John, UK born, worked in France for 10 years before sailing his yacht to the US via the Caribbean, where he met and married Susan, a US citizen. We have lived as a couple in the US and France during our professional careers. We have, individually or as a couple, traveled in Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. We are French speakers and starting to learn Spanish.

Why they want to house sit

We get great pleasure from new experiences and locations. At the same time, we really love having pets around us. We meet new friends in the homeowners that we sit for. The flexible lifestyle provides us with many opportunities. We can enjoy immersing ourselves in the local community of a town or village or experience the peace and beauty of a remote location. John is an avid gardener and Susan has a passion for cooking. We are comfortable around all animals and locations from the mountains to the sea.

Their experience

As mentioned above, our website https://unforeseentravels provides references from many happy homeowners, including those from other house sitting sites. We have completed house sits from a few days to over three months since 2015. Before retiring we jumped at opportunities to house and pet sit for friends and family. The last few years we have split our time house sitting around Europe and United States but are interested in sits anywhere in the world.
We have been homeowners for many years and renovated our last home in the Colorado mountains. During this period, we managed our 7-acre forested property for fire mitigation. We also maintained well and septic systems and created flower and vegetable gardens. We are comfortable doing most home maintenance.

What can they bring to the assignment

Our passions for animals, gardening and outdoor activities perfectly match the requirements for custodians of your most treasured possessions. We love animals and we miss having pets around us, so we particularly enjoy this aspect of house sitting. We are a professional couple who understand the importance of looking after your valuable pets and property. We will provide updates and pictures as often as you need.

Available to house sit

Argentina, Australia, Belize, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Central South America, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South East Asia, South Pacific, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 30 September 2021
Until: 31 January 2022

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2013

Personal details

Age: 66-75 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 2

Testimonials

Excellent sitters!

As our first time using house sitters, we were delighted and reassured to have found Susan and John Greet. They are extremely experienced and professional, and made us feel very confident throughout the process. On our return home, food had been prepared and we found the house exactly as we had left it. Our cat had been well cared for and was content. We would be more than happy to use their services again, and have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

Stephanie, France, 08 October, 2019

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden

Excellent

John and Susan were ideal house sitters - easy to get along with, hard working and resourceful. They looked after our place in Provence for three months and took on our 8000 square metre garden with gusto, keeping everything under control and taking on even daunting tasks like attacking the (very large) brambles. They also painted our shutters for us and kept the minor maintenance under control at the house, using initiative and essentially doing what we would have done ourselves. We spent some time with them and enjoyed their company over dinner - all in all, an excellent experience.

Lindsay, France, 28 June, 2017

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

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Last updated: 7 June 2021