2017

Sit #26 – Dec 2017 – Jan 2018

HOME OWNERS’ FIRST HOUSE SIT EXPERIENCE
 
It was wonderful to have Ian and Vanessa house and pet sit for us while we were away. It was absolutely marvellous to not have to worry about anything during our trip, particularly as we were overseas. They were in touch regularly and kept us up to date about anything that was happening around the house and with the pets.
 
They got our dog to the vet for attention when it was necessary. Our garden was in order and all pot plants were in good condition. The house was cleaner when we returned than when we left. And our dog wanted to go with them when they left!
 
Thanks again Ian and Vanessa.
 
Carol & Marty
Bundy (dog), Millie (cat), 3 chickens, dozens of fish (tanks inside, pond outside)

  • May 14, 2018

Sit #25 – Dec 2017

Ian and Vanessa are very professional house sitters. They were fantastic with communication and extremely trustworthy.
 
They cared for my many animals, my large house and swimming pool with ease. They are such a pleasure and I feel very blessed to have had them at my home and would highly recommend them.
 
Far exceeded my expectations!!!

  • May 14, 2018

Sit #24 – Dec 2017

HOME OWNERS’ FIRST HOUSE SIT EXPERIENCE
 
Ian and Vanessa recently looked after our home and our pets while we went away on holiday.
 
Several people have asked us how can you let a stranger look after your house? Ian & Vanessa made it so easy for us that we felt safe and comfortable leaving everything in their hands. We are so glad we chose them.
 
Beforehand they gave us any information we could possibly need and spent time with us before we left. They asked for all the information they could need, some of which we hadn’t thought to give.
 
When we came home they were here to hand over and we could tell that the dogs had been spoiled in our absence. The house looked amazing and I’m sure it was cleaner than I had left it. Ian and Vanessa are interesting, lovely people who make fantastic housesitters.
 
We highly recommend them!

  • May 14, 2018

Sit #23 – Nov 2017 – Dec 2017

Couldn’t wish for better Housesitters!
 
Ian and Vanessa were such fantastic sitters – Marley loved them and we felt so reassured that we’d left him in safe hands. We had regular updates and pics while away.
 
House was left immaculate when we returned Would love to have Ian and Venessa back for another sit next year – superb experience.

  • May 14, 2018

Sit #22 – Nov 2017

Ian and Vanessa were very good at keeping in touch prior to taking up the house sit. It was evident from the questions they asked, that they had read my house guide.
 
They arrived the day prior to my going away which enabled them to meet Toby and to get to know him. They both had a very calming influence and Toby was more than happy to be with them. They also took the time to get to know Toby’s routine.
 
I felt very happy going away, as I knew that Toby would be very well looked after. In fact, when I returned it was very evident that he was missing them. He did for a couple of days.
 
My house was very tidy and well taken care of as well. They are very interesting people and easy to get along with.
 
I would have no hesitation in having them to house sit for me again. I know that Toby would be very happy to see them again as well. I wish them all the best in the future as great house sitters.

  • May 14, 2018

Sit #21 – Nov 2017

Ian and Vanessa are lovely people and great house-sitters. My cat was really well cared for and the house was immaculate on my return.
 
I would have no hesitation in recommending Ian and Vanessa and hopefully I will be lucky enough to have them back at some point.

  • May 14, 2018

Sit #20 – Aug 2017 – Oct 2017

We cannot praise Ian and Vanessa highly enough.
 
They did an absolutely fantastic job of looking after our property/pool and beloved pet cat for 3 months whilst we were in the UK. Barbados is not an easy climate, with a mixture of very hot sun, high rainfall, high winds, lots of dust and high humidity. Cleaning and gardening are major tasks.
 
They had many issues to deal with during this hurricane season including dealing with spells of no electricity, a broken washing machine that was waiting for spare parts from the USA and our car that started with a/c problems just before we left.
 
They coped with it all in a calm and efficient manner and kept us updated regularly. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to look after your home and pets.

  • May 14, 2018

Sit #19 – Apr 2017 – July 2017

Jolly well done Sir. It is a steep learning curve there. You did exactly as we would have done.

  • May 14, 2018

Sit #18 – Mar 2017 – Apr 2017

REPEAT SIT
 
Second repeat sit for Mary and Dave and their six cats (plus a couple of strays!) in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
 
See original review from July 2016 – Aug 2016

  • May 14, 2018

Sit #17 – Jan 2017

Vanessa and Ian spent a week house and pet sitting for us in January 2017. We could sense that they were completely capable of handling our home while we were gone, based on their many positive references and extensive experience, including housesits in several different countries (our home is in Mexico).
 
But added to this was the gentle love and attention they gave to our cherished pets, Gracie (our 10-yr-old blind labradoodle) and Lucy (our 18-yr-old cat). We could see upon our return home that both Gracie and Lucy were happy and content.
 
Vanessa and Ian have this lovely energy that just seems to put animals (and humans!) at ease. They’re intelligent, interesting & caring people whom we would love to have house sit again if the opportunity arises. We couldn’t recommend them more highly.

  • May 14, 2018