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Adventurous Homebodies

ID: xzm

Name:

Adam

Is / are:

Couple

Age group:

55 plus

Profession:

Website Testing and Travel Consultant

Years active:

1 year

Preferred locations:

ACT VIC (full regions list)

Current bookings:

7 Sep 4 Oct 19 Dec 9 Jan '21 6 Jan '21 16 Jan '21

Reply rating:

5 out of 5

More information about this house sitter

Adventurous Homebodies

We are a stable couple without any encumbrances, never quite brave enough to have human children, though more than compensated by the pets with whom we have shared our lives.

Traveled extensively, owned and maintained homes in a few countries from apartments, town houses, residential 1/2 acres to 2 and 1/2 acre country "estates"..

Always had pets whom have never ever spent a night unaccompanied. A Weimaraner, Doberman, Beagles, Dachshunds and a few crazy cats who all lived out their lives in comfort and gave us great joy.

We began house-sitting in April 19 after deciding to give up our apartment in Armadale and have so far enjoyed each and every sit we have undertaken.

We really only have three requirements from our side - internet reception, parking and house-proud owners/tenants ( We do have our own 250GB mobile supply to unitise if you do not have a NBN or ADSL WiFi supply).

I work mostly from home (computer-related) and my partner was employed full-time in Armadale as a travel agent. "Stood down" in March 20, so effectively placed on JobKeeper and working from home until the current crisis is over and the economy improves.

Anyway, this allows us to widen our net as far as sits are concerned, so we are looking forward to sitting pets and/or homes in suburbs that we would not normally have been able to consider due to Yvette needing to be close to her workplace. All good now.

Although at this point we are not prepared to take on pets of our own long term, we are really enjoying the opportunity again of looking after some furry friends whilst their own parents are away and also been able to experience life in totally different areas without creating any long-term limiting encumbrances.

We hope we will be able to fill in as "parents and/or custodians" of your home whilst you are away pursuing your own recreational, adventure or other chosen break from your everyday life.

Thank you and kind regards.

Adam & Yvette

P.S. Attached are pics of some of our own pets, a little grainy, non-digital images copied from photo's, but still good. Unfortunately long gone now - but they will forever live on in our hearts and memories.

REFERENCES

Jill - Wantirna - 29/2/20 - 18/3/20

Yvette and Adam did an excellent job caring for my cat and looking after my house which was left impeccable.
They kept in touch throughout my holiday and dealt with a couple of domestic problems without fuss.
I would highly recommend them without hesitation and I hope they will be available to house sit for me again next time I go away.

Mary Martin - Caulfield South - 2/2/20 - 20/2/20

They were a very nice couple, house was well maintained and our naughty doggy was looked after very well. Posted updates to us while we were overseas and we have no hesitation in recommending them.

Peter & Kate - Beaumaris - 29/12/19 - 27/1/20

Adam and Yvette were the perfect house sitters. House garden, dogs and minor maintenance all done. Communications were great
Couldn't ask for more.
We would use them again and again.
Thanks and Cheers
Peter and Kate

Erin Smith - Montmorency - 6/12/19 - 30/12/19

Adam and Yvette's communication was excellent. They send thoughtful and detailed messages regularly updating us on the wellbeing of our cats. They invented fun games to keep them entertained and showed genuine care for our fur babies. They watered the grass daily - the garden was in good condition after many hot days, and the house was clean and inviting when we returned. I would highly recommend them as house sitters and would definitely use them again in the future. - 7/2/20

Joan - Pakenham, Victoria - 1/12/19

Adam and Yvette looked after our property and kelpie, Nellie for 2 weeks while we were on holidays. They were very reliable, honest and kind to our dog. This is the first time we have had house sitters and I certainly would recommend them highly and would definitely ask them to house sit again for us
Joan and Colin
Best skills: Pets well cared for, Followed instructions, Home neat and clean, Punctual, Resourceful


Gaynor - Narre Warren North, Victoria - 1/11/19

“Adam & Yvette recently completed a housesit for us. After reviewing candidates to mind our home we selected to meet with them and they attended our home for a catchup.
Adam & Yvette are an honest, down to earth couple and we felt instantly at ease leaving our home and two very spoilt cats in their capable care.
Our very aloof and knee selective Main Coon surprised us by walking into the room and jumped straight up on Adams knee to make himself comfortable!
Adam & Yvette communicated regularly with us whilst we were away and managed our cats’ demanding feeding schedule.
We would be only too happy to provide a verbal or written reference.
Regards Gaynor & Ian"


Ruth - Guys Hill, Victoria - 31/10/19

“On our return we knew that our dogs had been cared for in every way....that is important to us when we consider travel plans of any kind.
This is our first experience with Mindahome ...and what a pleasure to come across people who love to share our type of lifestyle.
We hope Adam and Yvette enjoyed their stay here and would have them back any time in the future .
I highly recommend Adam and Yvette to other travelers
The house was very clean and we were blessed with a special taste of international cooking on our return
Patsy and Baxter support this review and send regards


Mark Jay - Armadale - 4/9/19

My house-sitting plans changed due to sickness, ending up in hospital instead of on my holiday. Adam & Yvette adapted to this change in my circumstances, ensuring my dog was taken cared for and kept in contact with me throughout. I would welcome them back anytime..


Chris & Barbara Walter - Somers - 31/8/19

Adam and Yvette are a particularly nice couple. They looked after our house and our two very active dogs with wonderful efficiency. We came home to a very clean house and two calm dogs. They constantly kept us in touch with events and sent us reassuring pictures. Despite the fact it rained constantly for the whole time we were away they managed to maintain their sense of humour. We cannot recommend them highly enough.


Megan & Heikki Mohell - Port Melbourne - 27/7/19

Adam and Yvette looked after our 12 month old labradoodle (Norbert) and our apartment while we were overseas. When we arrived home Norbert was very happy to see us but also wanted to leave with Adam and Yvette and that is the highest recommendation we could give. We came back to a clean and tidy home and we would happily have them to pet/housesit for us again.


Rebecca Shalepski - Brighton East - 17/7/19

Adam and Yvette looked after our dog and 3 chickens for 3 weeks. They were a pleasure to deal with. They kept in touch and sent photos to reassure us of how our pets were doing. On returning back, our home was just as we left it. The animals were all in good health. They were well looked after. We would recommend the couple.


Lili-Ann Kriegler - Balwyn - 27/06/19

Adam and Yvette Larsson have looked after our home and our two cats, Jasper and Mink, twice this year (2019). Once for a week, in April and once for nearly a month in May /June They are very easy to deal with and cope with the unexpected, taking changes in their stride.
They showed an attention to detail and respected our house owner wishes and requests. They also fed the native birds, watered plants and kept an eye on the garden.
On our return our home and pets were in very good condition. The house was left meticulously clean and the cats very healthy and happy. And there was milk in the fridge!
I highly recommend the housesitting services of this friendly, competent and caring house sitting couple.

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