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John & Julia - Proactive practical couple who will care for your home and pets

United Kingdom

Testimonials

They have 2 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s) – Cats, Dogs, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils, Rabbits, Chickens

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 2 February 2023
Until: 31 December 2023

Occupation

Retired

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We are both early retired but have lots of energy for enjoying life and with children now independent we would like to take the opportunity to travel and see new places. We enjoy staying in more of a home setting than impersonal hotels so house sitting seems an ideal way to see new places and meet new people.

We have both had responsible roles in our careers so you can be assured we take our responsibilities with your home and pets very seriously. We have experience of running a home and garden, bringing up children and owning pets so we feel we are well suited to look after your home too.

Our philosophy is to treat your home as if it was ours and to leave it in the same condition we would expect to find it if we owned it.

Why they want to house sit

We would like to take the opportunity to travel and see new places. We enjoy staying in more of a home setting than impersonal hotels so house sitting seems an ideal way to see new places and meet new people.

Their experience

Many years experience of assignments via this website, both just property as well as property & pets. Experience of looking after 2 dogs in Spain that used security collars and a dog fence to keep them in the house grounds as well as maintaining the olive grove and garden irrigation systems. We have also looked after a remote house in Spain for 3 months over the winter and had to handle a minor flood when a water pipe burst as well liaising with local workmen for various issues, minor DIY issues we sorted ourselves. Experience of managing irrigation systems as well as pool maintenance and watering of plants to whatever schedule you require. I speak Spanish.

In Stockholm we looked after 3 indoor cats, one requiring daily medication, each having its own food so we are able to adapt to your pets individual routines.


Also we have experience of running a home with garden, bringing up children and owning pets so we feel we are well suited to look after your home too. Our philosophy is to treat your home as if it was ours and to leave it in the same condition we would expect to find it if we owned it.

What can they bring to the assignment

Police background check available.

We both have a mature practical attitude. We have basic DIY skills if required and are proactive in resolving problems. As well as looking after your home and pets we would also be very proactive in resolving any issues that might crop up with your home or pets.

Happy to drop you off and/or collect from a local airport or station

Non Smokers, tidy, responsible, active, pro-active, reliable

Available to house sit

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, North East Asia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Availability dates

From: 2 February 2023
Until: 31 December 2023

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2014

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 9

Testimonials

John Cole

John and Julia house sat for us on two occasion, we were that impressed we asked them to come back! They were a delight. Communication was prompt and easy, They came to the house before hand and it was clear we were leaving our furry family and home is reliable hands. The cats were well taken care of and didn't seem to have missed us at all! The house and garden were clean an tidy on our return and there was even a pint of milk in the fridge. I would have no hesitation in recommending John and Julia to house sit for you and your furry family.

Sally, United Kingdom, 27 January, 2020

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

Trustworthy Housesitter’s

Thank you to John and Julia for their recent house sit at my cottage. They took good care of my cat and left the place spotlessly clean. There was good communication prior to and during the house sit. I have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

Diane, United Kingdom, 11 May, 2019

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

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Last updated: 2 February 2023