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Retired - Home Owners!

ID: vpr



Is / are:

A couple

Age group:

55 plus


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:

25 Sep 10 Oct

Reply rating:

5 stars

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**UPDATE** We have our next house-sit booked in Mt Eliza (Vic) Sep/Oct 2019 looking after a large family home, 3 Labradors, 1 cat, a turtle, lizard and fish.
** We are AVAILABLE to lock in a sit for 1-2 weeks (dates flexible) over Christmas (including Chrissy Day) in Melbourne around the Mornington Peninsula area only. * We will be meeting potential home owners 1-2 days prior to commencing our Sep/Oct sit. Please msg us if we can help you out and would like to meet us first *
Hi Home Owners, Hubby and I are empty nester's and own our beautiful Beach (rooftop penthouse with pool) boutique Apartment in Kirra on the Gold Coast. Born and bred in Melbourne, we have 3 grown up 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 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.

Both of us have had very successful corporate careers, living in East Hawthorn we owned our home and put all of our kids through private schools and University, and we are incredibly proud of where all of our children are now with their own careers, homes, & children of their own.

Mark has recently retired (well semi!) and now enjoys consulting one day a week (mostly from home) as a contract project manager.

Michelle left the corporate world of Human Resources a couple of years ago, and enjoys reading, yoga, bike riding, meditation and walks on the beach.

I also organically design and create handmade Jewellery from home which I absolutely love.

We both really enjoy having the flexibility and freedom to be able to pay it forward by house-sitting for other families, to travel more, to visit our children and grandchildren, all without any work restrictions.

We always had our own 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 and such 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 perfect sitters as we are super quiet, non-smokers, meticulous cleaners , reliable, honest, organised, love animals, and as proud home owners 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.

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!

We have lot's of experience (and enjoy) looking after plants (indoors and outdoors) and pools, and we are more than happy to water and take care of your garden and indoor plants if needed. We will of course do all the little extra's like clear your mailbox, pick up deliveries, empty the bin's, attend Vet appointments etc, and can guarantee that your home will be meticulous 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.

The areas in Melbourne that we would be particularly keen to sit for would be around the Mornington Peninsula, anywhere from 3 days to 2-3 weeks at a time (excluding June-August where will be home in the sun or overseas somewhere)

Our children are close by which means we can arrive early (stay with them first) and organise to meet and greet your family, to go over everything before you leave first.

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

The Sunshine Coast is also where we can help you out (over the winter months!)

We really look forward to hearing from you and taking care of your home and fur babies soon.
Mark & Michelle :)

PS: References happily provided, photo's of our own home, as well as drivers licence for ID if requested.

Phone Number also provided (to chat!) after initial message conversation.

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