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Holiday with confidence

Australia

Testimonials

They have 3 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Pig(s), Goat(s), Other animal(s) – I am a fan of all animals and always willing to learn

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 10 October 2018
Until: 1 June 2019

Occupation

Not stated

References

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About this sitter

My husband and I are in our early 50’s and Australian . We live in Perth Western Australia where my husband has worked in mining and the defence force, he is also a mechanic by trade. I have worked in aged community care for the past 15 years. We have two adult sons , a lovely big sooky dog and a cat whom rules the house. We are self funded ,fit and reliable ,non smokers, taking a break whilst we have a son to take care of our home . We are looking for international house sits predominantly , and are willing to try many locations rural and urban.

Why they want to house sit

We are hoping to house sit as we feel this type of slower travel will give us a great opportunities of visiting other countries and being able to take the time to see and experience things that tourists miss.

Their experience

Our previous house sit has been on a small property with a very active Weirmarana a Kelpie , chickens , sheep and a very bossy goat.We have also used Air B&B in Italy in 20017 where we stayed in 3 different residents and a B&B over a 2 month period all with excellent feed back from our hosts.

What can they bring to the assignment

We are very responsible and caring people we have pets of our own and know what we expect for their care .We both have experience with our previous occupations in problem solving and management. I am very house proud and my husband is a great handy man who has always carried any maintenance around our home. We love having a green environment and I know how important it is to come home to a living garden.Your home and animals will be treated with the greatest respect and love in your absence and you will be able to enjoy your travels with the greatest of confidence knowing that we have all the details covered for you.

Available to house sit

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Availability dates

From: 10 October 2018
Until: 1 June 2019

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2018

Personal details

Age: 46-55 years old

Testimonials

Brilliant house sitters

Shane and Maree were everything you could want for in house sitters, looking after our 4 dogs, 8 chickens and house to the highest standard, we loved them and the dogs loved them. They kept us informed about their arrival beforehand and about the dogs while we were away, being very well organised about everything. We had 2 days with them before we left and during that time we became firm friends, thoroughly enjoying their company. The dogs enjoyed some amazing walks with them and looked well and very happy on our return. The house was left perfectly clean and tidy and they did everything they could to help before their departure. We really hope to meet up with them again and to have them here to house sit whenever they're available. I can't recommend them highly enough, Maree is also a wonderful cook!

Jenny, United Kingdom, 06 December, 2018

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

Aussie Legends

As this was our first experience of using house sitters, it was inevitably quite daunting. How does it work? Who would reply? What would they be like? Would they be trustworthy? Well we were incredibly lucky to have been contacted by Maree and Shane. After our first video chat...of which I did most of the chatting...we felt completely at ease and comfortable with them both. We had a further video meeting and agreed mutually that we were both suited to each other's requirements. Communication was then by messenger and we kept in touch regularly. Maree and Shane came to us 2 days before we were leaving. This gave us a good opportunity to get to know each other better. On the night before we departed Maree cooked for us, which was very welcome...and delicious! We felt able to go away with confidence, knowing our pets and home were in good hands. We returned 3 weeks later to a very warm welcome, a beautifully kept home and another fabulous meal (and wine) waiting for us. Thank you to you both for exceeding our expectations and we would highly recommend Maree and Shane for future house sitting. Liz and Martin Sherlock

Liz, United Kingdom, 22 November, 2018

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

Spoilt Pets

Mark and I went away for a week, leaving our hobby farm in the capable hands of Maree and Shane. Our menagerie of animals are a little spoilt, and perhaps a tad demanding. Our kelpie and Weimaraner are used to a good run of decent length, and a sniff walk everyday. Maree and Shane agreed to this without hesitation. Our 8 hens are laying more eggs this week, so clearly they enjoyed the extra scraps they received ( and thankfully our rooster did not attack anyone). Our ewes, lambs, ram and goat are demanding food on schedule ( twice a day), so they didn't miss us. On our return the wood fire was blazing, the house was neat and tidy ( with a vase of flowers on the side board), our bed was made up and our dogs were snoring in their beds. I would definitely have this couple house sit again, and would recommend them to others who have properties in slightly remote locations. This couple was not deterred by our lack of mobile reception and dodgy internet- they took it as a chance to have a break from technology. Thank you

Sharon, Australia, 14 July, 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: 9 October 2018