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GLOBAL HOUSE AND PET SITTERS (Well traveled married Couple, Experienced, and "Off the Grid Experts", non-smokers

Nicaragua

Testimonials

They have 3 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Reptile(s), Farm animal(s), Other animal(s) – Dogs, Cats, Cows, Chikens, turttles, Fish, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Birds, Snakes, Lizards, Ferrets, Turtles, Rats, Gerbils, Mice, Horses or Ponies, Some Farm Animals, Other

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 5 August 2019
Until: 31 May 2022

Occupation

Retired

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We are a responsible and well-travelled couple in our 50's who have enjoyed travelling the world our entire marriage and love discovering new and diverse cultures and people.
After many years in advertising in California, we decided to retire early, travel more and find interesting and unique ways of living. We are still US citizens, but currently are Nicaraguan residents and have lived in San Juan Del Sur since 2009.
After 28 years of marriage, we still very close and enjoy long walks and we both are very healthy. We are drug-free, non-smokers, and rarely drink. We both have great driving records and can drive manual or automatic transmissions with international drivers & motorcycle licenses and are both comfortable driving in any country. We can travel anywhere and don't have to worry about work or an online business. We focus our time on your home and pets. We are financially self-sufficient.
We have the BEST CONTACTABLE references too!!


We strive to be as flexible as possible leaving at least 3 days to one week free either side of an assignment, then if for any reason plans change for your return date you only have one set of problems to deal with. Should you be unfortunate to have unforeseen flight delays or cancellations on your travels rest assured there will be none on your return home.

Why they want to house sit

We loved having house sitters in our own homes over the years. We loved the security it gives you while on your trip and peace of mind you get while away. Just knowing our home and dogs were safe and sound being well cared after and not lonely was the best feeling.
We would love to offer this same service to you. Providing care for your home and your pets is at the forefront of our minds as we take on your assignment where ever you may be, while also allowing us to have a very diverse lifestyle.
We both speak Spanish and English. We are currently house sitting. A lot of times we do book out months in advance. If your dates are set every year and you like the security of knowing your sitter is confirmed. We are always open to advance bookings. However, We also are flexible. we leave gaps open for the shorter sits. We are up for anything.

Their experience

We have been living abroad full time since 2009 with House-Sitting/Renting experience, mostly through private contacts and house sitting sites. We have great "Contactable" references and return clients too! See our web page for ALL references and to see our police background check.
http://globalhousesitters.wix.com/daveandtamra

We have experience in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Fiji, Australia, Hong Kong, Morocco, Botswana, Thailand, Laos, Hawaii, Singapore, Tahiti, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and India. We can travel anywhere. We have cared for all types of homes from small jungle cabins, high rises, to luxury vacation homes, B-n-B's, condos to homes for sale and under construction.

We have diverse experience with animals from 'dogs and cats to cattle.'We have had experience with breeding, whelping, weening and training dogs, rescue animals, watchdogs, and ageing dogs and cats, vet visits, and dispensing meds. We will stay in contact with you during all stages of your house sit. We completely understand the "missing your pets Skype calls" and keep you connected. Also, we keep you connected **with your permission, by periodically posts of photos during your house-sit on our web page so that you can "check in" to see, whenever and wherever you are at any time.

We have owned homes, been landlords, renters, and house sitters, We treat your home like we would want our home to be treated. In addition, we have posted pictures of our homes on our web feed, to show how we live and the standard of cleanliness we bring with us. We are very discreet and quiet and have an understanding of respect for other peoples property, homes and neighbours. We both have full background checks and Department of Justice reports from the United States.

Special Assignments:
Living Off the Grid or in the Bush:
Limited water supply, no hot water, no Internet, limited or no cell service and electricity power cuts, these are just a few of the situations we have experience with and have learned how to be very flexible. In some countries just buying groceries and getting directions can be a frustration for most folks.

We have lived in jungle homes without these and other "amenities." We have learned how to live with dangerous insects, snakes, and other many other carnivorous animals. We give you peace of mind knowing we are experienced in caring for pets and homes in these environments. The saddest thing we hear from homeowners is when they say that their sitter quit on them when they had "had it."

The Jungles of Costa Rica and day to day living in Nicaragua has prepared us for most situations. We have the working knowledge of propane gas tanks, back up generators, pumps, maintaining septic systems, well systems, R.O. systems, ?solar water heater systems, ?water tanks, maintaining sprinkler systems, we are familiar with 3 phase electrical systems, fireplaces and wood burning stoves.

Boats:
Being previous boat owners ourselves, we offer boat-site assignments for clients with boats docked or moored in harbours. We also sit and help with paperwork for boats that need to be registered in a foreign country or, if you're in need someone to boat sit for security reasons. We can handle this for you. Also, if your property is accessed by boat, we have experience with smaller watercraft too; Outboards,
Jet boats, and Inboard/outboard motors.

What can they bring to the assignment

We are able-bodied, professional, confident, and capable to handle any issues for the care home as they may arise.
Our experiences and skills include:

Pool and jacuzzi maintenance
Koi pond care, trimming the yard
Grooming for dogs; baths and nail trimming
Experienced with cows and chickens
Cleaning and keeping up on wild bird feeders "including the squirrels"
Caring for topical plants, desert plants, flower gardens and house plants
Trimming trees "when necessary"
** please see the 'Off the Grid Living' for more skill set abilities.

We are available to discuss any of your needs (by phone, Skype, Face Time, or email)




Available to house sit

Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Central South America, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Middle East, Moldova, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North East Asia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 5 August 2019
Until: 31 May 2022

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2015

Personal details

Age: 46-55 years old
Family status: Couple

Testimonials

Great reliable, responsible, uncomplicated, organized and friendly House sitters!

We were very very happy to have Tamra and David as our housesitters for our B&B in Sri Lanka while we have been to Germany for 2 month. They have taken care of our house and animals very well. The house and garden was in a very good condition when we came back and our pets (cats, dogs & chicken) were all healthy and happy. It was a very nice feeling to come back in our house and finding food stock in the kitchen and everything nicely cleaned up so that we felt very much welcomed back and "at home". During their housesit we had no guests in our B&B but Tamra and David had to maintain the house which includes a lot of "everyday tasks". They also looked after our gardener and also the carpenter who came to our house to do a job. Even though the workers didn't speak any English they somehow managed to communicate. Security wise they also did a very great job. They wouldn't let anyone in the house and scared every stranger away ;-) Even though there were constantly people coming, making up stories. They kept record of who came to the house and informed us about everything when we came back. Tamra and David were also very trustworthy with handling money, paying our bills and salary for the gardener. They have done a very accurate accounting sheet. In general they are very organized and responsible and they didn't forget anything of what we have asked them to do. During the housesit they always kept in touch and always answered any questions we had. It was very nice of them to also handle a cinnamon delivery for us, helping out when our German neighbor had trouble with his house and not only taking care of the B&B but also checking on our Permaculture Farm regularly as well. The whole 2 month we always had the feeling that our home was in good hands so we could truly relax and enjoy our time away from home. We are looking forward to having them as our housesitters next year again!

Claire, Carlotta, Paulina & Amal, Sri Lanka, 04 August, 2018

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

Tamra and David are super nice and friendly couple !

When Tamra and David arrive in your house they are immediatly intereted by your pets and they ask you so many questions to make sure your pets will go through the "transaction" as smoothy as possible . They ask as well a lot of question about the house , to make sure they won't have to disturb you during your holidays ! Actually they know exactly which question they have to ask as they have so much experience ! When we came back , dogs looked happy and the house was as we left it ! We loved Tamra and David and wish we will meet again soon.

sophie, Singapore, 05 April, 2017

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

You Can't Go Wrong with Tamra and David

Tamra and David house/pet sat for us for two months over the 2016 holidays. Where do we begin to describe this amazing couple?! They were organized and efficient and asked lots of questions about our home and pets before we left. They communicated with us frequently and sent many photos of them and our two Aussies. The dogs got to go on many, many outings with Tamra and David and were spoiled by them. We felt completely comfortable leaving our home and pets in their capable care. Our neighbors fell in love with them, and told us of the many times they saw them out and about with our dogs. Upon

Don and Diane, United States, 08 January, 2017

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

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Last updated: 2 April 2019