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Name:

Michelle

Is / are:

Couple

Age group:

55 plus

Profession:

Both retired from Corporate Roles

Preferred locations:

NSW All regions except Sydney North, Sydney South, Sydney East, Sydney West and Blue Mountains QLD Brisbane North, Brisbane South, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast VIC Melbourne City, Melbourne North, Melbourne South, Melbourne East (full regions list)

Current bookings:

22 Nov 24 Nov 25 Dec 1 Jan '20 23 Mar '20 2 Apr '20 23 Mar '20 3 Apr '20

Reply rating:

5 stars

More information about this house sitter

* Housesit just competed - 200 acre property in the Scenic Rim (Qld) Lge Family Homestead, Pool, 3 horses, Staffy's, 2yrs, 6yrs + Fox Terrier 14yrs - Nov 2019
Next Sit - 22-24th Nov - Lennox Heads - 1x Cavoodle
Booked - March/April - Frankston - Labrador & Cat.

ABOUT US!
Hubby and I are home owners and now empty nesters, happily living in our beautiful top floor penthouse boutique beach Apartment in Kirra on the Gold Coast.

Born & bred in Melbourne, we have 3 adult children & 4 young grandchildren (so far!) who all still live in Melbourne.

Our family fur baby Holly of 15 years & 3 pussy cats
(Cleo, Pixie and TJ) all reached happy retirement (enjoying their later years on the Gold Coast) and are now peacefully playing in doggy and cat heaven.
Becoming such a huge part of our family they all provided us with unconditional love, great affection and lot's of fun.

Our children have of course all grown up with animals, so we are more than experienced when it comes to caring for, walking, feeding, cuddling & spoiling your fur babies (including horses)

Both of us have had very successful corporate careers, living in East Hawthorn we owned our home with our children all attending private schools and University.

Living on the beautiful Gold Coast now for 10+ years, Mark has recently retired (well semi!) and now enjoys consulting one day a week (mostly from home) as a contract project manager.

After leaving the corporate world of Human Resources a few years ago, I (Michelle) now get to enjoy reading, yoga, bike riding, meditation and lot's of walks on the beach.

I also organically design and create handmade Jewellery from home. "LilyTayler Designs" is my creative outlet and I absolutely love it.

After having full time careers (and raising children and furbabies!) we love having the flexibility and freedom to be able to house-sit for other families, to travel more, to visit our children and grandchildren, all without any work or time restrictions.

We also had lovely house-sitters for our fur-babies when we both worked, and while our kids were growing up, both for short term getaways and for our annual overseas holidays.

It provided us with peace of mind & great comfort for our beloved pets and our home, so know how very important it is to have the right person in your home.
We often look after friends and family fur babies and their homes, and we would love to return the favour to you, as very proud home owners (I have OCD when it comes to cleaning! ) and to utterly spoil your fur babies as well.

We are the perfect sitters as we are mature, super quiet, non-smokers, meticulous cleaners , reliable, honest, organised, love animals, and as proud home owners (mortgage free) of our own luxurious beachfront Apartment will treat your home as our own, and will of course spoil and pamper your fur-babies even more. All we ask for in return as a minimum is a clean comfortable home, a comfy bed/room, and wifi. Oh and your personal recommendation/s for your local cafe that makes "great" coffee!

We are both healthy and love being active, walking daily and enjoying the outdoors, but essentially we are happy home bodies (especially in the evenings) so you can be assured that your fur babies won't be alone.

They will receive lot's of cuddles and attention, so be prepared for your beloved pets to be pampered! Whatever their needs, we are happy to oblige.. and they will always come first! All profile pics are dogs we have looked after (there are lot's more!) big and small, young and old.

We are also more than happy to water and take care of your indoor plants if needed. We will of course do all the little extra's like clear your mailbox, put the bin's out for collection, attend local Vet appointments, and can guarantee that your home will be just as clean (or cleaner!) upon your return home.

Mark is the Chairman of our Body Corporate Complex, and we are trusted by our fellow home owners to often look after their apartments, sitting and walking other owners fur-babies that also live in our boutique residential apartment complex.

We travel overseas often (on holidays) and have been regular users of Airbnb throughout Europe, America, Bali and Australia and have an exceptional rating as a guest.

At this stage the areas that we are available to sit for in Melbourne are around the Mornington Peninsula, and/or Templestowe, from 3 to 10 days at a time (excluding June-August where will be home in the sun or overseas somewhere)

Our children are reasonably close by which means we will generally always arrive a day or two before the sit (and stay with them first) and then organise to arrive just before you leave to go over everything to ensure we have all the instructions and information that we need.

This also gives you the confidence and trust as we interact with your fur-babies again before you leave.

And finally the Sunshine Coast, Northern NSW and the southern end of the Gold Coast is also where we may be able help you out for short stays of 2-5 days.

We really look forward to hearing from you and taking care of your home and fur babies soon.

Mark & Michelle :)

PS: Happy to send pics of recent sits and references if requested. We are pleased to say however that we have never had references requested from any our previous house sits that we have completed.

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