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Dutch 50+ couple like to babysit dogs and cats and do your garden

Netherlands

Testimonials

They have 2 testimonials (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Goat(s), Farm animal(s) – https://huizenoppassite.nl/oppasser/50660/een-fit-50+-oud-ondernemers-stel-met-ervaring-en-liefde-om-hond-kat-en-andere-kleine-dieren-te-verzorgen-en-de-tuin-natuurlijk.

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 10 March 2024
Until: 23 December 2024
(see their busy times below)

Occupation

Early retirement, old entrepreneurs

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We are a 50+ old business couple with pre-retirement. Love looking after dogs and cats as well as other small pets such as chickens, ponies and other stuff. Are fit to play with the animals and or go for a walk.
We are non smokers and have our own transport.
Outside the Netherlands, we also have experience in France, Italië, England and Spain.
Minimum stay outside the Netherlands is 1 week.
We like to stay in a rural environment.
We like (important) that we can sleep and shower in a guest area.
Are available all year round except for the months of June, July and Aug. Do not have their own animals.
We do not ask for a travel allowance or accommodation allowance. references and photos on request

Silvana and Roel

References
petite,
Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France / December 15, 2022
Silvana and Roel. In a word, it was fantastic the way you took care of our animals and left the house you inhabit. We couldn't wish for better. The contact between us left nothing to be desired. Never had a babysitter for our cats and falabellas before and then through a babysitting site and people you don't know is something to get used to. It was great to be able to visit our daughter in Switzerland thanks to your good care. We would like to leave again and hope that you will come here again for our animals. Thank you!!!

Muriel,
Comunitat Valenciana, Spain / September 18, 2022

Roel and Silvana looked after our 3 dogs and cat for 10 days during a vacation of our own. It was the first time for us that we had people in our house, complete strangers, but after the first video call it felt like old times. They are very nice people, honest and very responsible for the animals. We left everything behind with peace of mind! The good thing is that the animals really are number 1 with them, and they don't come for their own holiday. (Spain is of course attractive to babysit!) I can really recommend working with them. For us this was an absolute super experience and we would have loved to have them as regular babysitters! Muriel & Valentino

Loes,
Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France / June 13, 2022
Roel and Silvana are very nice babysitters. They took very good care of our animals and plants, sent regular messages about how everything was going and left everything super tidy. We can heartily recommend them! Jan and Loes, France

Nick,
North Holland, Netherlands / January 23, 2023
Silvana and Roel are great, reliable and sweet house and (in our case) dog sitters. It was the first time for us to let strangers look after our house and our dog Fonszie. Quite exciting, but after an initial introduction via a video call, we knew it was all right. Silvana and Roel are independent, no-nonsense, have a good time together and really enjoy spending their holidays in another house with pets - as if they were at home in another house. They kept us informed during our holiday with the occasional message and photo. And when we returned, Fonszie was relaxed and cozy and the house was left super. It's like asking old friends to babysit. We can recommend everyone to invite Silvana and Roel. We hope that they will come to us again to spend a pleasant week with Fonszie. Super successful! And thank you very much!

Cirencester, England / april 1, 2023
Roel and Silvana just completed a two-week house sit for us, looking after our period home, 3 dogs, 3 cats and various outdoor animals. From our first conversation via email, it was clear they would be diligent and responsible house sitters and we had no reservations about leaving them to care for all that we hold dear. We were not disappointed. Their communication throughout our trip was excellent and we were delighted to receive notes, photos and videos showing how happy our pets were in their company. We also felt very comfortable leaving them to take care of our old and quirky home and knew they could handle any issues that may arise. They left our home is perfect condition and stayed to welcome us back after our travels. We would highly recommend them to anyone and wish them well in their house-sitting adventures.
Yvonne and Steve Goodier (ygoodier@gmail.com)

From: Josette
Buinen, Netherlands July 2023
Roel and Silvana looked after our Guusje (stubborn Wetterhoun) and our house in Buinen for almost a week. We had only had contact beforehand via a video call. But upon their arrival it immediately felt very familiar. Friendly people and clearly experienced sitters. Very nice were the photos and messages during our trip about how Guusje was doing. When we got home we found a clean house and a happy Guusje (and garlands because it was my birthday). In short, we are very more than satisfied.



Wij zijn een 50 + oud ondernemers stel zonder nog verplichtingen. Vinden het erg leuk om op honden en katten te passen, maar ook andere kleine huisdieren zoals kippen, pony's en ander spul. Zijn fit om lekker met de beesten te spelen en of te gaan wandelen.
Wij zijn geen rokers en hebben eigen vervoer.
Wij hebben buiten Nederland ook ervaring in Frankrijk, Engeland en Spanje.
Minimaal verblijf bij buiten Nederland is 1 week.
Wij vinden het leuk om in een landelijke omgeving te verblijven.
Wij vinden het fijn ( belangrijk ) dat wij in een logeergedeelte kunnen slapen en douchen.
Zijn hele jaar door beschikbaar behalve voor de maanden juni, juli en aug. Hebben geen eigen dieren.
Wij vragen geen reisvergoeding en geen verblijfvergoeding. referenties en foto's op aanvraag

Silvana en Roel



Why they want to house sit

watch out for the dogs and cat and then we like it in an environment that is always different for us.
We like to stay in a rural environment.
pas op de honden en kat en dan nog in een voor ons telkens andere omgeving vinden wij fijn.
Wij vinden het leuk om in een landelijke omgeving te verblijven.

Their experience

References
petite,
Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France / December 15, 2022
Silvana and Roel. In a word, it was fantastic the way you took care of our animals and left the house you inhabit. We couldn't wish for better. The contact between us left nothing to be desired. Never had a babysitter for our cats and falabellas before and then through a babysitting site and people you don't know is something to get used to. It was great to be able to visit our daughter in Switzerland thanks to your good care. We would like to leave again and hope that you will come here again for our animals. Thank you!!!

Muriel,
Comunitat Valenciana, Spain / September 18, 2022

Roel and Silvana looked after our 3 dogs and cat for 10 days during a vacation of our own. It was the first time for us that we had people in our house, complete strangers, but after the first video call it felt like old times. They are very nice people, honest and very responsible for the animals. We left everything behind with peace of mind! The good thing is that the animals really are number 1 with them, and they don't come for their own holiday. (Spain is of course attractive to babysit!) I can really recommend working with them. For us this was an absolute super experience and we would have loved to have them as regular babysitters! Muriel & Valentino

Loes,
Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France / June 13, 2022
Roel and Silvana are very nice babysitters. They took very good care of our animals and plants, sent regular messages about how everything was going and left everything super tidy. We can heartily recommend them! Jan and Loes, France

Nick,
North Holland, Netherlands / January 23, 2023
Silvana and Roel are great, reliable and sweet house and (in our case) dog sitters. It was the first time for us to let strangers look after our house and our dog Fonszie. Quite exciting, but after an initial introduction via a video call, we knew it was all right. Silvana and Roel are independent, no-nonsense, have a good time together and really enjoy spending their holidays in another house with pets - as if they were at home in another house. They kept us informed during our holiday with the occasional message and photo. And when we returned, Fonszie was relaxed and cozy and the house was left super. It's like asking old friends to babysit. We can recommend everyone to invite Silvana and Roel. We hope that they will come to us again to spend a pleasant week with Fonszie. Super successful! And thank you very much!

Cirencester, England / april 1, 2023
Roel and Silvana just completed a two-week house sit for us, looking after our period home, 3 dogs, 3 cats and various outdoor animals. From our first conversation via email, it was clear they would be diligent and responsible house sitters and we had no reservations about leaving them to care for all that we hold dear. We were not disappointed. Their communication throughout our trip was excellent and we were delighted to receive notes, photos and videos showing how happy our pets were in their company. We also felt very comfortable leaving them to take care of our old and quirky home and knew they could handle any issues that may arise. They left our home is perfect condition and stayed to welcome us back after our travels. We would highly recommend them to anyone and wish them well in their house-sitting adventures.
Yvonne and Steve Goodier (ygoodier@gmail.com)

Marije & Tim, Italië 16 december, 2023
Roel and Silvana have been amazing sitters. They arrived a few days before we left, to get to know the dogs and the house, and we felt very comfortable leaving them in their care for the two weeks we were away. They are a lovely couple who really care for the pets they look after and who go above and beyond to make sure they are well.
Communication was excellent throughout the stay, with regular updates and pictures. We came home to a very clean and tidy house, and happy dogs. I can’t recommend them highly enough, and can only hope they’ll want to come back one day.



What can they bring to the assignment

We are fit and want to walk with the dogs. have their own transport and do not ask for a travel allowance.
Wij zijn fit en willen heerlijk wandelen met de honden. Hebben eigen vervoer en vragen geen reisvergoeding.

Last updated: 13 January 2024

Available to house sit

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Availability dates

From: 10 March 2024
Until: 23 December 2024

They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
15 June 2024 to 15 August 2024

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2022

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 1

Testimonials

Total peace of mind with this lovely couple minding your house!

Silvana and Roel took care of our 3 dogs and 3 cats while we were away for almost 3 weeks. As soon as they arrived, we had a great click with them and knew instantly that our fur babies were in good hands. We left for our holiday feeling completely relaxed that we didn't have to worry. While away we regularly received updates with photos and videos, the animals really seemed to be enjoying themselves with all the attention and regular walks. We came home to a very green and well watered garden, very content animals and a fresh, clean home. We could not have wished for more attentive and caring sitters. They were absolutely perfect and we felt like we'd made some new friends who we'd love to see again! Thank you so much guys!!

Joanne, Spain, 08 October, 2023

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

Excellent House Sitters and a Lovely Couple!

Roel and Silvana just completed a two-week house sit for us, looking after our period home, 3 dogs, 3 cats and various outdoor animals. From our first conversation via email, it was clear they would be diligent and responsible house sitters and we had no reservations about leaving them to care for all that we hold dear. We were not disappointed. Their communication throughout our trip was excellent and we were delighted to receive notes, photos and videos showing how happy our pets were in their company. We also felt very comfortable leaving them to take care of our old and quirky home and knew they could handle any issues that may arise. They left our home is perfect condition and stayed to welcome us back after our travels. We would highly recommend them to anyone and wish them well in their house-sitting adventures.

Yvonne, United Kingdom, 21 April, 2023

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

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About this house sitter

MindMyHouse member since August 2022