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Trustworthy and Pet Caring House Sitter

ID: j9h



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Age group:

36 to 45


Web Developer

Years active:

3 years

Preferred locations:

SA All regions except Far North, Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula, Yorke and Mid North (full regions list)

Current bookings:

19 Aug 10 Sep

Reply rating:

5 out of 5

More information about this house sitter

Hi there,

I am a 42-year-old full-time house sitter. I have been taking care of houses, gardens, and various animals for over three years. I have been very successful at it according to the reviews below.

Key points of my house sitting experience:

▪ Full-time House sitter for three years.
▪ 57+ house sittings (including repeats).
▪ 35+ gardens and veggie patches of all size and complexity.
▪ 100 % of homeowners satisfied.
▪ 34+ dogs of all sizes looked after, and also:
▪ 27+ cats.
▪ 47+ chicken.
▪ 23+ birds.
▪ 6 sheeps
▪ 2 alpacas.
▪ 2 geese.
▪ 2 tropical fish tanks.
▪ 1 rabbit.
▪ 1 snake.

Key points from the reviews where homeowners said:

▪ They found their home clean and tidy.
▪ Their garden and veggie patch looked after "with tender loving care".
▪ Their pets kept healthy and happy.
▪ They also said that I made sure that I had all the information I needed to take care of their property and animals properly.

Services I provide:

▪ House sitting from a few days to a few months.
▪ 24/7 presence in your house (I work from home). Your favourite animals won't feel lonely.
▪ Giving love and attention to them (I will walk your dogs too).
▪ Administering medication to them (Including insulin if needed).
▪ Maintaining your garden and veggie patch (I will mow your lawn as well).
▪ Keeping your house clean and tidy.
▪ Collecting your mail.

About me:

▪ I am a non-smoker.
▪ I don't drink alcohol (or maybe a little bit of wine on rare occasions).
▪ I have taken care of gardens since my teenagehood, starting with helping my parents around their 1-acre property. I have also grown plants, including bonsai trees.
▪ I am resourceful and a handyman (I have selected and assembled the pieces of my computer, and repainted my car).
▪ I have been surrounded by animals all my life. At home, we had a dog, a cat, and a rabbit (which was my own).
▪ I am responsible. You won't be surprised by high electricity or water bills. I won't organise parties. I like to stay at home with something to read or with some software to develop. You will find your nest in the same state as you left it.
▪ I have a good character (and can provide a police check if necessary).
▪ I have a car.
▪ I can use my mobile broadband subscription for my work if you don't have the Wifi.

Feel free to message me on this website if you have any questions (we can also speak on the phone). If you live in Adelaide or the surrounding areas, I'm happy to come and visit you if my profile suits you.

Kind regards,

P.S. Below are reviews I received on the Aussie House Sitters website (with star-rating) and in private. Some of them mention my ex-wife and me as we have done house sitting together for over two years. The reviews I received on the present website are above on the right (or at the bottom on mobile devices).

★★★★★ From Toni (Bridgewater, SA, Jan 2020)

"Florent was absolutely brilliant! He was very professional and polite and thorough- he sent a checklist of household and pet questions to ensure everything was set in plane at the start. We met twice and he was brave enough to take on my multi cat household. He loved the cats and they loved him. They were happy and relaxed when I returned home. The house was clean and tidy. There was not a single problem. Florent was great at communicating before during and after the house sit. I thoroughly recommend having this kind man look after your home and pets."

★★★★★ From Alicia & Aaron (Tea Tree Gully, SA, Dec 2019)

"Florent recently looked after our 3 bedroom house and 3 animals over the Christmas period. His communication was great, very reliable and constant, he put us at ease and kept us updated also with photos for how everything was going at home. If he was unsure of anything, he asked. Our house was kept very clean and tidy and he even wrote a list of items that he noticed we would require from the shops when we returned. Our animals (x1 large dog, x1 small dog, x1 cat) were well cared for (the dogs received regular walks) and were happy and healthy when we returned. I would recommend Florent and when the time comes that we would like a house sitter again, I will definitely be seeing whether he is available!"

★★★★★ From Cheryl and Rick (Pennington, SA, Oct 2019)

"Florent was an amazing house sitter. He kept us informed of anything that we needed to know about. He managed our dog being hurt perfectly. We also have a snake that he was meticulous in questions about the care of him. Would recommend Florent anytime and if we go away again would have him stay here again."

★★★★★ From Katie (Torrensville, SA, Sep 2019)

"Florent did a great job looking after my house and in particular caring for my two cats. On return my cats were very relaxed and had clearly been looked after very well. Florent kept my house beautiful and clean and even helped me with rescuing my passion fruit tree. I would highly recommend Florent and hope to be able to book him in the future."

★★★★★ From Helen & Mary (Largs North, SA, April 2019)

"Florent was an excellent sitter. Our dog was happy and relaxed when we got home after 4 weeks away, which told us how well-cared for he had been. Florent followed all our instructions and our house and garden were in excellent condition. Florent is honest and trustworthy. I highly recommend him and I will seek him out to sit for us again when we are planning our next trip."

★★★★★ From Debra & Chris (Willunga Hill, SA, March 2019)

"We were extremely happy with Florent and how he cared for our animals and house. Our animals adapted rather quickly to him, which made us feel so much more relaxed, and he sent regular updates. We will definitely use him again."

★★★★★ From Ruth (Magill, SA, February 2019)

"Florent looked after my home and Spike for 5 weeks. I came home to a spotless house and happy cat. My garden is looking great even though it's been a really hot summer. I have no hesitation in recommending Florent as a caring pet handler and a meticulous Housesitter."

★★★★★ From Donna & Lloyd (Athelstone, SA, January 2019)

"Florent was a wonderful house sitter, he looked after our 3 young chickens and budgie during a difficult hot spell in Adelaide and kept our lawn, garden and veggie patch beautifully. He was very organised and communicated with us when required during our time away."

★★★★★ From Audrey & Olivier (Tungkillo, SA, January 2019)

"Florent made a really good job while we were gone. The house was perfectly clean when we came back, our pets were happy and I could fully enjoy my holidays knowing everything was under control at home. Definitely someone to recommend!"

★★★★★ From Lorraine & Wayne (Cherry Gardens, SA, December 2018)

"Thank you Fay and Florent, it was great to feel at ease knowing our house garden and most importantly our dog Toby was cared for and he was happy. Happy Christmas!"

★★★★★ From Leonie (Melrose Park, SA, November 2018)

"Florent and Fay were great house sitters. The cats the house and the garden were well cared for. The house was clean and tidy when I got home and the cats were healthy and happy. Florent was very particular about instructions and checked with me if he wasn't sure about something. I also got updates while I was away. I would highly recommend Florent and Fay if you want your house garden and pets cared for."

★★★★★ From Robyn (Payneham, SA, July 2018)

"Fay and Florent housesat for me, for six weeks, while I was overseas in August/September 2018. They cared for my house as if it were their own, leaving it neat and tidy, including washing all the linen they'd used before my return. My two cats were well cared for, being settled and in good health when I arrived home. They collected the mail and watered the garden as required. I'd recommend Fay & Florent to other members, as they're experienced housesitters who will care for your house and pets to your complete satisfaction."

★★★★★ From J'aime & Michael (Athelstone, SA, April 2018)

"Florent and Fay were absolutely fantastic house sitters. They looked after our house and two dogs for 5 weeks. The dogs were happy and well cared for and the house was spotless on our return. We have two large dogs who need daily walks and Florent and Fay kept to their normal routine without any issues. Florent kept in regular contact with us and we're very easy to get on with. We appreciated the little touches of the plants growing for us and Jurlique treats. We would highly recommend having Florent and Fay look after your house and pets and we would definitely use them again in the future."

★★★★★ From Chris & Tamara (Valley View, SA, March 2018)

"Florent and Fay were the best. They were so professional and organised in all aspects of the sit. Our dogs loved them and it was such a relief knowing our house and pets were safe and sound. We will definitely have them house sit again."

★★★★★ From Michelle & David (Stirling, SA, Septembre 2017)

"Fay and Florent house sat for a month, looking after our difficult Bengal cat Rana and a large garden full of veggie beds, fruit trees and ornamentals. Our cat has a rather 'quirky' personality, being part wild cat at times, and always very demanding, vocal, attention seeking and interactive. He requires special managing, a gentle touch, people with quiet energies and people that notice all the little details.

After some previous holidays, we had come home to a cat that was rather anxious, strung out and upset. With Fay and Florent, we came home to a totally relaxed, happy, contented cat. We had regular photos during our holidays, showing him sleeping on their bed or relaxing in various spots. In each one, you could see how he was interacting with the person taking the photo - in a good way.

Then there was the garden. Fay took fabulous care of everything. There were a number of newly planted seeds, seedlings and trees, which were carefully tended. She even planted more seeds, where some had not germinated. Then there were our tomatoes, being started inside in jiffy pots. 2 different types of watering systems throughout the property. And a range of pot plants inside and out.

Everything was perfect when we got back.

Then the final icing on the cake. The house was immaculately clean when we got home. A great way to finish your holiday! Fay had done an exceptional job cleaning and getting everything washed. The house was just as we left it. We were so happy, we have already booked our flights for next year and have asked Fay and Florent to stay again. We will be so sad when they stop house sitting."

★★★★★ From Jackie & Jonas (Bridgewater, SA, July 2017)

"Florent and Fay took amazing care of our two little dogs, chooks and our house. They managed our dogs' slightly eccentric behaviours with patience and care, and the house looked great when we got back from our holiday. They communicated very clearly with us before we left so we felt very confident to leave our precious boys with them. They are a lovely young couple and we would definitely use them again."

★★★★★ From Chris & Nikki (Welland, SA, April 2017)

"Florent and his partner were lovely house sitters for our house and two cats. They were happy to give medication to one of our cats, and everything was clean and tidy on our return."

★★★★★ From Anne & Jim (Aldgate, SA, December 2016)

"Fay and Florent house and dog sat for us for almost three weeks recently and I have nothing but praise for them. They looked after the house as I would do, all nice and clean upon our return. Our garden had clearly been tended with tender loving care and everything was thriving. The greatest endorsement comes from our three spoilt and attention seeking dogs who were clearly well looked after. Florent called the vet when one of the dogs was unwell. When Fay called in a few days after the sit concluded the dogs were very happy to see her. I have nothing but praise for both Florent and Fay who are lovely gentle people who obviously love animals. I would highly recommend them and have booked them for three more sits this year!"

★★★★★ From Robert & Jill (Campbelltown, SA, December 2016)

"Fay and Florent were wonderful custodians of our home, our pet and our garden. They helped to make our lovely holiday even better."

★★★★★ From Ruth & Mark (Rostrevor, SA, October 2016)

"Fay and Florent looked after our home and animals whilst we travelled overseas for 4 weeks in October/November 2016. Our dogs were happy and relaxed when we arrived home, our home looked great and the garden looked wonderful. The fish tank was sparkling. Fay has added some new plants to the garden so we are looking forward to the harvest in December! We would welcome them back to stay anytime we are away and are happy to recommend them as house sitters. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are considering Fay and Florent to look after your home."

◼ From Peter & Judy (Campbelltown, SA, March 2017)

"Fay and Florent stayed in our house to take care of our Spoodle and to mind the house and tend our garden. We were away for 13 nights and we were delighted that our dog did not suffer separation anxiety, she had a lovely time with them! Our home was also cared for beautifully, everything was clean and tidy. Fay even planted some seedlings for us! Thanks so much to you both!"

◼ From Davide & Jenni (Meadows, SA, November 2016)

"Fay and Florent looked after our house and animals for three weeks. They were very keen to run the house like we do so there was no disruption to our pets, everything went well and considering one of our cats had a leg amputated the week before we went away it was reassuring to have a couple who love cats to take care of the patient. Everything was as it should be on our return and the animals all looked happy so we would highly recommend Fay and Florent as house sitters."

◼ From Anke & Stewart (Beaumont, SA, October 2017)

"We are delighted with the care that Florent and Fay took of our home whilst we were on holiday. On our return, everything was in its usual location and the dozens of indoor plants and outdoor pot plants looked healthy and well looked after. Moreover, the house was even cleaner and tidier than we had left it. We found Fay and Florent to be honest, caring and reliable and we strongly recommend them to anyone looking for housesitters. We have already booked them twice for next year!"

◼ From Vanessa & Thomas (Bridgewater, SA, June 2017)

"Fay and Florent were wonderful house and dog sitters. Our dogs were settled and happy on our return. They had followed all of our instructions regarding the dogs. The house was also in good shape. They left it clean and tidy especially our numerous windows. I would recommend them wholeheartedly"

◼ From Mark (Upper Sturt, SA, August 2016)

"Fay and Florent recently house sat and looked after my house, garden and animals for a month. They are caring, responsible people and not only was the house immaculate on my return but the garden had been looked after so well it was in better condition than before I left and the animals were obviously well cared for. I have no hesitation in heartily recommending Fay and Florent as house sitters."

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