More InformationAbout Erica & Fred
We are a happy, healthy, unencumbered couple in our mid-fifties who treat our housesit properties (& animals, if applicable) like our own. We have many housesit experiences with great references attached. As an older couple who have both owned and operated our own businesses in the past, we may be a bit more reliable & responsible than most.
Why we want to house sit:
We are at the age where we want to see more of the world and experience different cultures and areas. Housesitting is a way for us to meet new people and make new friends.
We are experienced house sitters and have great references. We are clean, tidy, non-smokers, enjoy animals and always leave our house sits in excellent condition. We currently live in New Zealand and are a healthy, happy 50 year old couple willing and able to travel. Our references are from sites other than this one, so we can deliver them to you via email. See the one below as an example.
Erica and Fred
Most currant reference from Housesit:
Sara - Gold Coast, QLD, Australia 18 Jun - 31 Jul 2017
If you are looking for pet sitters, Erica and Fred are the best you could possibly be lucky enough to get! They looked after our dogs for a month and a half while we were away. Our eldest dog is 8 and we have never gone on a holiday without leaving him with family, however this was a family holiday and we carefully interviewed and selected Erica and Fred. Erica and Fred are incredibly calm, loving and gentle but they are so caring that our pets actually seem more relaxed now! One of our dogs comes from a bad home and this was our biggest concern. They are both toy poodles and he is a small, delicate, sweet boy. He is very attached to me and never leaves my side. He bonded with Erica and I could tell through the many pictures we received from them, that he was content and happy. She truly took him under her wing and he bonded with her, which he really never does with anyone and generally will hide from other people. He definitely felt her loving energy and relaxed. We also had just moved a few days prior to departing into our new home and didn’t really get to feel out the place. Erica and Fred took care of our home and a few minor issues without bothering us. They were lovely enough to always say ‘don’t worry, just enjoy your holiday’. When we returned our home was immaculate! I didn’t expect Erica to clean however the day we came home after over 24 hours in transit, she had even put on the diffusers in our rooms! Truly they both went beyond our expectations and took wonderful care of our pets and home. I cannot speak highly enough of Erica and Fred. They are beyond loving and caring and if you get the opportunity to meet them you will see that immediately. They will take care of your pets better than you, I promise! And I take care of my dogs like I do my kids! They didn’t mind cooking for our babies and even created little rituals like Sunday bath day with them. I know my pets better than anyone and I know they had a wonderful time. We feel so blessed to have found this wonderful couple and now we know we can go on holidays without worrying about our boys or our home. For anyone considering these two lovely people, please give me a call as I could go on all day about how great they are and how happy your pets will be!
Kevin - Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
16 April - 21 May 2017
To whom it may concern:
It gives me great pleasure to provide the following reference for Erica & Fred.
They looked after our property for five weeks whilst we were overseas, as well as looking after the house and garden, they had the responsibility of caring for Darwin our" English Blue Staffy".
The house was as we left it, the garden had been well watered and the lawn looked lovely, Darwin, had been regularly exercised twice a day and looked in lovely condition. he really missed them when they left.
When we arrived home in the evening Fred had a meal prepared for us, a very nice surprise.
All in all everything was perfect , so if anybody is looking for reliable and honest house sitters I highly recommend Erica & Fred.
Pat & Kevin Ryan.
Philippa 6th October Erica and Fred looked after our house and cat, Spike for 3 weeks. They are a delightful couple who were very reliable, prompt and enthusiastic. We returned to a house that was cleaner than when we left, our plants were thriving and there was a happy contented cat waiting our return. I highly commend them as house sitters.