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Available (young retired) Dutch house sitting couple

Netherlands

Testimonials

They have 2 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Farm animal(s), Other animal(s)

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 28 January 2023
Until: 30 June 2024

Occupation

Retired diplomat

References

They don't have referees/references

About this sitter

Dutch hands-on couple, 62 years old-young, recently retired. He: former military and diplomat. She: former paralegal and current cranio-sacral therapist. Both reliable, discrete, welcoming and flexible, healthy, socially and dynamic.

We are looking for house sits somewhere in the countryside no matter where, preferring sunny regions and pleasant temperatures. We love animals, so that is no problemat all, but better no babysitting or childcare.

Why they want to house sit

As we are still young and fit, we like to keep active and explore new surroundings. Providing this service by looking after a house, small animals and do some gardening is a good combination for us and it makes life enjoyable. If some technical issues have to be resolved, we love to be of your assistance.

We can also take care of your B&B, if necessary ....

Their experience

At the moment we have had four very positive experiences. Who is the next owner asking for our services....?

What can they bring to the assignment

- Positive and humorous attitude
- Technical and practical knowledge, maintenance skills
- Some experience on a farm with sheep and cows
- Responsible
- Languages: French, English, German and Dutch
- Relevant experience in the field of diplomacy and security
- All driving licenses and additional notes
- If not too far away we bring our own car
- Caring for nature
- Both non smokers

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, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Moldova, Monaco, Nepal, 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, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 28 January 2023
Until: 30 June 2024

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2018

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 2

Testimonials

Outstanding!

I've been leaving my house in the care of house-sitters for at least the last 15 years and over all it's been a very positive experience but this year was outstanding. Nicolaas and Monique were far and away the best house-sitters I've ever had! I returned after a month and a half absence (seven weeks of drought and heatwave) to find the house, garden and cat in wonderful shape. The house spotless; the garden weeded, watered and almost all plants miraculously still alive; and, not least, the cat happy and relaxed. Nicolaas and Monique kept in touch with me, were quick to respond to any questions or requests, were incredibly responsible and treated the house-sit like a real job, not just an opportunity to vacation. In addition, they were both charming, interesting people whom i would have enjoyed getting to know better. I feel very lucky to have had them here. I only wish for their sake that it had not been the hottest summer on record. I wholeheartedly recommend them!

Martine, France, 27 August, 2022

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

Housesit in Perigord Region, Dordogne

Nico and Monique came to housesit last year at a very difficult time for me. They are absolutely charming, warm and friendly and my cat, Mr Smudge, loved them both from the first few minutes. We all had lots to talk about and they knew instinctively what needed to be done. The house and the cat were in perfect condition when I returned a month later. I have tried to get them back since, but other commitments have prevented this so far. However, I hope very much to see them again this autumn. Their parting gift was to plant a small garden for me with perennial shrubs outside my back door and it was such a surprise when I returned. They come highly recommended.

Frances, United Kingdom, 07 August, 2019

  • 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: 28 January 2023