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Reliable, mature couple seeking housesitting opportunity

Canada

Testimonials

They have 4 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Fish, Farm animal(s) – They have been treasurable moments!

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 14 June 2022
Until: 31 December 2024

Occupation

Not stated

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We are two retired educators in our early 60s. We have both been associated with Quest University Canada in Squamish, British Columbia--Luce was a French professor and the Director of Continuing Education. Eric was a founding faculty member of the university and taught politics and social science.

We would be happy to care for gardens and domestic animals. We enjoy both nature and cities and would be open to house sitting in either type of location.

Why they want to house sit

As former professors, we had the good fortune to travel on many sabbaticals and discover other cultures and ways of living. Since childhood we have been around animals and feel at home with them. The combination of both brings real meaning into our lives.

Our goal is to give you peace of mind when you go away. We know that your house and your pet come first. We provide a fun-loving atmosphere for your pets while ensuring their safety and well-being.

We are happy to care for gardens and domestic animals. We enjoy both nature and cities and so are open to house-sitting in either type of location.

Their experience

We have been house and pet sitters since 1997 in many different countries. In addition to several short term sits throughout the world, we have sat long-term in Garden Bay and Quadra Island, Canada, Tarifa, Spain, Cuncumen, Chile, and Woodside, California. Moreover, we ran our own Bed and Breakfast in Sechelt, British Columbia for nine years.

What can they bring to the assignment

We pride ourselves on the meticulous care of our own home and we would bring that very same care to your property. We are also trustworthy, reliable, non-smoking, and we would be pleased to provide references. We are avid gardeners and accustomed to taking care of all sorts of plants and trees. We love all animals and have spent our housesitting time caring for a variety of them (including sheep, donkeys, horses, cats and dogs). We speak English, French, and Spanish.

Available to house sit

Argentina, Australia, Belize, Canada, Caribbean, Central South America, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Gibraltar, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 14 June 2022
Until: 31 December 2024

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2016

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 3

Testimonials

The Perfect Housesitters!!!

Eric and Luce are the most perfect housesitters, if you are looking for someone to care for your home and pet you really couldn't find a couple more conscientious, reliable and caring. From our first conversation I knew that Eric & Luce were everything that you could look for in a housesitter as their thoughtful questions showed how obviously very experienced they are. From that point on my mind was at ease that our home and pet would be well looked after and how right I was. Also, I would be remiss not to mention how absolutely spotless our home was upon my return not to mention the fact that Binny, our geriatric cat, seemed disappointed to see me instead of Eric & Luce which is really what made me happiest. All in all what more could you ask for, I cannot give a higher recommendation!

Diana, Canada, 21 February, 2022

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

Eric and Luce are the BEST responsible, communicative

If you are looking for someone to care for your pets and not have to worry about your home at the same time, contact Eric and Luce. Very honest, trustworthy and respectful of your home and most importantly, they are interested in your pet, their likes , dislikes, food, habits, schedule etc. With your home they ask intelligent questions about maintenance and are ready to deal with any issues should they arise. As people, we now consider them friends as they so easily have become part of our lives. They have sat our dog Jessie twice, then after Jessie died, they stayed with our cat Henry. And this was all through the pandemic period. Cognizant of preventive pandemic protocols, you can feel comfortable in their presence. While we were away, we got regular updates with photos of how our pets were doing in our absence. All in all, you could not train someone to be better than Eric and Luce are at taking care of your pets and home. When we returned from our trip, the house was cleaner than we left it and our pet was content. In fact, almost disinterested that we were back! I guess they did a good job!

Joanne, Canada, 11 January, 2022

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

House sit May/June 2019 in Tarifa Andalucia

Luce and Eric did a superb job in looking after our house, car and roof garden during May and June of 2019. The house was kept impeccable and they not only looked after all the plants in our roof garden but they also bought some more and potted them up for us. We would heartily recommend them to any other house owner looking for very honest and responsible house sitters.

John, Spain, 29 June, 2019

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

Thank you so much Luce and Eric!!!!!

We couldn't have loved Luce and Eric more as housesitters, and all round wonderfully warm people, if we tried. Our three dogs adored them, actually waiting by the front door when they left, as if hoping they would come back ! (and we hope they do) :) They took care of our very large property ( 7 acres) watering the garden, picking weeds, etc. and giving our eldest dog medicine. They kept us updated- we didn't worry at all knowing they were so well cared for. The house was even cleaner than when we left, so what a treat that was, as we came back very tired from our travels. We can't thank them enough, and we are so grateful to them,--it was such a fantastic fit . They are a couple who are super reliable, kind and generous with their time to the house, property and animals. Please come back soon! We all miss you !! :)

Carol, Canada, 24 May, 2018

  • 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: 14 June 2022