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Diligent couple available mid September to mid November 2019

United States

Testimonials

They have 4 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Farm animal(s) – Chickens, sheep, rabbits, ducks, geese, cats, dogs, fish,

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 1 September 2019
Until: 15 November 2019

Occupation

Information Technology Manager

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

Three years retired empty nesters enjoying the world. We are looking for interesting areas to visit, soak up the local culture and history, observe birds and animals, take town or country day hikes, and follow property and pet care instructions carefully. We are experienced house sitters, home owners, and take care of properties as if they were our own. We have completed 7 mind my house sits with mutual pleasure and hosted 6 exchange students and several families in our home over the years and have enjoyed each unique experience.

Why they want to house sit

The world is a fantastic place and we want to explore it while we have the time, money, and interest. We have seen a lot but there is much more to see. Since renting our home starting August 1 2016 we have been in Scotland, England, France, Spain, Portugal, 7 countries in southern Africa, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Belgium and the western US. We are looking for a home base and opportunities to get to know local people, rather than simply being tourists.

Their experience

We have completed seven mindmyhouse sitting assignments, each one very successful. We hosted visitors in our home many times through airbnb and earned a superhost status for quality of service. In 2018 we sat a farm in France and two Border Collies in Ireland. In 2017 we completed assignments in England (dog and cat) and Scotland (cat and chickens). In the autumn of 2016 we house sat in Duras France for 6 weeks taking care of 3 dogs and 2 chickens and have the testimonial on this site. Later in 2016 we took care of a comfortable home and 2 cats in San Francisco California. We have had our own cats, dogs, fish, rabbit, monkey and parrot (in Nigeria), parakeets, and chameleon but are now pet free allowing us more flexibility to take care of your home. For variety of animals our stay on a farm in France was outstanding. We took care of sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, dog, cat, pond, ducklings, incubating goose eggs, and had a fantastically good time.

What can they bring to the assignment

Friendly enthusiasm, interest in the local community, extensive handyman skills, honesty, meticulous house cleaning, professionalism, ethical behavior, friendship, caring, yard work skills, and pet care skills. We are a couple you can have complete trust in to make the best decisions on your behalf.

Available to house sit

Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, 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, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North East Asia, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South East Asia, South Korea, South Pacific, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 1 September 2019
Until: 15 November 2019

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2016

Personal details

Age: 66-75 years old
Family status: Couple

Testimonials

Wonderful house sitters

It was an absolute pleasure to meet Paul & Kristin, who arrived the night before we left on our trip. They are warm and generous people, in addition to being very organised, and asked many practical questions about the running of the house, and which garden plants needed attention. Most reassuring, was Kristin's careful note taking on the daily routines of our cat and our dog, and the loving attention she and Paul gave them. The pets had a very happy, contented time! We returned to a beautifully clean house, and lovely notes about their time in our home. I wholly recommend Kristin & Paul !

Pamela, United Kingdom, 22 June, 2017

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

The Best!!

It was lovely to meet Paul and Kristin who did a wonderful job of looking after our house, garden and pets while we were away on holiday. They are lovely, genuine people and I would highly recommend them as house sitters. We returned to a sparkling house, tidy garden and very well looked after cat and hens. Sorry that we were not able to spend a bit more time getting to know them and hope that they will return to visit us in the future.

mike and gail, United Kingdom, 22 June, 2017

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

Kind, trustworthy, stellar sitters - Book them!

Paul and Kristen stayed at my place and watched my two young & energetic cats for a long weekend. They were able to time their arrival so we could meet before I left. I received updates and pics while I was away and my cats were well entertained and very happy while they were here. There was also an update of the weekend and the house was very clean! Really nice people - would definitely ask them to sit again if they're in the area!

Alison, United States, 28 January, 2017

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

A successful house sit

Paul and Kristin house sat for us for 6 weeks. They cared for our 3 dogs and sent regular updates which reassured us during our absence. They kept the house and garden tidy and did some useful odd jobs! We are very happy to recommend them. Ruth and Peter Davey

Ruth, France, 02 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: 21 April 2019