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Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s) – We are OK with most animals and can easliy pick up how to look after animals new to us.
They have a police check
From: 30 July 2021
Until: 31 December 2028
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We are both ex-managers from the printing and estate agency industries. We have been teaching English to mature business students from around the world for over 7 years now. We love travelling and meeting new people and long-term sitting suits us more although we are not adverse to short-term sitting.
We want to house sit so we can experience new areas and see places we have never seen. Meeting people from different cultures and experiencing different lifestyles opens our minds to be able to teach from a different perspective.
We have done house sitting in Portugal, Spain, and Italy. Having bought and sold houses in the UK we decided to rent so we had the freedom to explore some wonderful places. Because of our jobs, we have the luxury to be able to do this. We have rented houses for the last 15 years in the UK and France. It is like house sitting and we would look after your home as if it was ours. We always treat the properties as our own and look after the building and contents. We love animals and treat them with the care and attention they need.
We promise to treat your property with respect and carry out small work that you may require doing. I am an ex painter and decorator so this could be a great chance to revamp the house while you are away.
Caribbean, Cyprus, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
From: 30 July 2021
Until: 31 December 2028
They don't charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2015
Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple
Total completed house sits: 9
Peter and Rita were lovely as was their delightful granddaughter who was a last minute addition due to a family emergency. A very well behaved child who was lovely with Kika. Kika was clearly very well looked after as she was very happy in their company when we returned. The house was immaculate and the laundry was washed and folded, which is not a requirement but always wonderful to return to. I would highly recommend them and hope to host them again in the future.
Rita and Peter took care of our dog, 2 cats, about 100 plants and house in the countryside for the month of June 2022. They were responsible, careful with the house and, most importantly, very attentive with our pets, all 3 giving them a 5 star rating!!! Highly recommended!
Peter y Rita applied to sit unfortunately Peter had other commitments so Rita came with her lovely daughter Clohey and her delightful grandaughter. They looked after all our 12 cats and 2 peacocks. Kept in contact most days with updates and looked after everything perfectly. I wouldn't hesitate to ask them again they were very reliable and helpful. Thankyou once again. Xx
They really are lovely couple. Although I was going away with my dog I joined this site in hope of finding people who would look after my home while I was away because of the tropical plants in the heat. They are such a lovely and trustworthy couple that you can be assured that your home will be safe and well looked after and you can just relax and not have to think about it. They are extremely respectful of your home and the place was absolutely immaculate when I arrived back. They have been house sitting for a long time and are very experienced so I really would recommend that if you would like them to house sit for you you book them early as, with good reason, they are extremely popular house sitters with a very high reputation. It is obvious that they are animal lovers and have had a lot of experience looking after animals as well as plants! I hope that when I want to go away without my dog I will be able to book them as my dog absolutely adored them and I would not worry one little bit if I knew he was in their care.
Rita and Peter were great sitters, when we arrived home the house looked like we had never left and our dogs were happy. Peter even came early to the house on the day we left to drive us to the bus stop and offered to drive us to the airport if the bus did not arrive because we were so worried because the French had transport strikes at the time. This was a great act of kindness that went above a house sitting roll. We highly recommend.
From the initial Skype call, we knew Peter & Rita were going to be great house sitters. Friendly, accommodating & very enthusiastic, we were more than happy to leave our house behind for them to manage. A not particularly easy property to manage, Peter & Rita coped admirably with a plethora of tasks, problems & general running of Villa Ulignano. With 2 acres of mixed land, including a fruit orchard, a vineyard & lots of grass, we came back from our year away to find it all in a lovely condition. Our dog was more than happy to be left with them (he told us so ????) & we received 5* reviews from all of the guests that rented the adjoining apartment. Peter & Rita managed the apartment rentals throughout the season, mixing with & helping guests enjoy their holidays. They loved the Abruzzo so much they're staying in the area for another year & we have now become good friends with them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for future house sits regardless of the demands of the assignment.
We used Peter and his family to house sit for us on more than one occasion and they were always very good. Our animals were well cared for as was the house.
I can not recommend This couple highly enough- in the time that they were at my property they dealt with anything that cropped up and were really capable of dealing with anything- Peter kept in touch with me regularly and made me aware as soon as any issues with the property arose- They are very responsible and trustworthy and a really lovely couple
It is our pleasure to highly recommended our house sitters Peter and Rita Whittaker. We were impressed with their resume so arranged a skype contact it was obvious they were the right people for us. They arrived 2 days before we left so that we could handover & show them the area. They did everything we asked looking after our house and dog as if they were there own, kept in regular contact and gave us complete peace of mind. We couldn't have picked a better couple to look after our place while we were away, they are a great couple and we would have them back in a heartbeat.
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