Housesitter found for Sunbury VIC in heart of wine producing region, close to Macedon ranges

We have found this service to be exceptionally useful and we were surprised by the quality of applicants. The only problem was that this made our choice quite discerning.

We will definitely recommend this web site to all our friends.
Thank you ... Weemalah.

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House Sitter selected for Mt Garnet Atherton Tablelands QLD to enjoy Hot Springs and Fossicking

"Thank you for a terrific service. Once again, we have found a sitter for April. It was so difficult to choose.

My husband are tossing around the idea of selling our property and travelling. One day we may be on the other side of the fence, looking for sits. I wish you, your family and staff a wonderful 2011 and may it be kind to you.
Kind regards

Dulcie... Homeowners username scrubbers housesit profile Mt Garnet Atherton Tablelands QLD

....Fossicking permits can be purchased once there. From there you travel to the Undarra Lava Tubes, very interesting tour of the tubes, refreshments available. There are little stalls along the road where you can purchase fresh produce...

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Housesitters arcticdreamers top off Great Year of Housesitting

"Merry Christmas Ian, keep up the great work, we have had a terrific time housesitting this year. We just started a fabulous sit this week at Bywong nr Bungendore (nr Canberra) on 75 magnificent acres....then we are off to Nelson Bay for 10 been amazing, thanks to Housecarers, thanks for the experience cheers Jenny"

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"Hi everyone, we have just completed our first farm sit (after doing many housesits)in Taralga NSW (with a donkey, small ponies, 2 horses, 158 sheep plus rapidly increasing number of lambs, 7 alpacas, 12 cows and steers and a bull - 3 calves and a milking cow, an orphan lamb which we were feeding, 3 pigs 7 piglets (3 of which we had to care for) and a whole bunch of chooks)and then moved on to Eden. Sadly we had to cut that sit short but again moved back to the Taralga farm for another 3 weeks, adding another 3 horses, 2 pups and another milking cow to our agenda. Then it will be on to Bungendore on 21st Dec for another 6 weeks. In the new year we are booked until early May 2011 for a 10 week sit in Nelson Bay NSW"

Lakeview Oregon Homeowner finally released to go on Vacation

"Hello. I have had 8 or 9 aswers to my advrt in the first day alone. Have answered every one and have met some really nice and tallented folks from USA and Canada.

I appreciate your website because it allows us to finally go away for a vacation. You are doing a wonderful thing. Thank you...." OregonOutback38 .. housesitting profile Lakeview Oregon

... We live in the beautiful Oregon High Desert country where summers are relatively cool with low humidity and sunny. The town is small and friendly with lots of outdoor activities. It is peaceful and quiet with no neighbors closeby.

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Sitter found for Hinterland at the back of the Gold Coast; great views, quiet no-through road, friendly neighbours

"Feed back as requested.

We received 13 replies to our ad, in 2 days, replied to all.

Met with donnaanddave and have agreed with them to sit for the period 6 Feb to 13 March." UserName = TheCastle

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House sitters are keen to sit in this beautiful region.

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Jean & Keith

Adelaide SA FamilyTravelling find a suitable House sitter very quickly for lovely old 1870s stone shopfront converted to dwelling.

"Thank you very much for this service. We had two great responses within 36 hours of posting our add. We found a suitable House sitter very quickly. ... FamilyTravelling

We are looking for someone who loves animals. We have a very friendly Aussie Shepherd who loves to chase the ball, plus a few birds, fish, and a turtle who need feeding. Our lovely home is an old 1870s stone shopfront converted to dwelling with loads of character. We are close to beach, shops, and transport.

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Sitter found for 5.5 months housesit Sharon Springs, Schoharie Central NYS New York

"Once again we want to thank you for the enormous help your site has been over the last years!

Please feel free to use us for recommendations "

Kai and Bonita ..UserName = BonitaKai

We are looking for a housesitter or couple to care for our large beautiful upstate New York Victorian home for five and 1/2 months. The house is situated on two hundred acres that includes a six acre pond,forty acres woodlands and fields. A private and plowed road allows for a lovely natural setting...

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Two days to find House Sitter for Beautiful Hervey Bay QLD Australia

"I only advertised ,my ad a couple of days ago with HouseCarers and already have found someone to take care of my house and pets while I`m away. The couple sound wonderful as we have been sending emails and talking on the phone to each other. I will let you know how it all turns out when we come back off our holiday.

Thank you very much for the service and have a Merry Christmas.


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Housesitter Found for rural French home for Lovers of peace and quiet

Thank you very much for your excellent service.
We got about 10 applications in within 2 weeks and we were able to meet one couple that was already in the area. We have now chosen them to be our housesitters and we are delighted.

Kind regards,
Ans, maisonfrance4u

Lovers of peace and quiet: just be there, enjoy the views and see to it that everything keeps working. The house is comfortable but rather isolated (just one neighbour, seldom there). The village is at 500 meters but all shops and facilities are at least 8 km away so a car is needed and you should n't mind living really 'on your own'. Carcassonne 30 min., Toulouse 40 min., Narbonne beach 1 hour, Pyrenees ski stations 1.5 hours. ...

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Retired Teacher Miss_Dependability housesits in house/cat sat in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

"12/6/10 Quartzsite, AZ.....Ian, I like your changes! (length of sit and pet preference)

I just house/cat sat in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico for five weeks. Great experience! That one house sit MORE than paid for my yearly HouseCarers dues. THANKS for your diligence, professionalism, effort, and hard work to improve REALLY!......Gypsy Jane (Miss_Dependability)

ABOUT JANE: I'm a retired teacher with lots of house-sitting experience and excellent references. I LOVE pets and plants!

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Housesitter Janice has been landing holiday housesitting for 4 years

"Thanks. I know you like to have a nice site and I certainly have benefitted from it over the past 4 years. Happy Holidays."

Thanks Janice - Where have the housesits been?... Ed

"Mainly New England states (NH, MA, ME) as that is where my family is and I live in CA. I have done housesits in NC and CA as well. Hoping to travel through Europe someday."... Janice (USername memmereof3)

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Dr John secures a housesit in Pt. Loma, CA (San Diego) 48 hours after registering

We paid our fee, posted our ad as housesitters. Within 24 hours had a positive response. 48 hours after that we had contracted for services in what we believe is truly a win/win situation. Thank you Dr. Ron & Amy, Retired Presbyterian Minister (UserName = ronross )

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Wentworthville NSW homeowner very happy with houesitter littlestarlady

Hi, I recently had Housesitter littlestarlady housesit for me for 2 weeks and she did an amazing job, looking after my cats and my home!!! I returned to find my home cleaner than what I left it. I was a first time user of a housesitter and everyone around me was shocked that I had resorted to such measures. Brilliant!! Just brilliant!! thank you for a great service that you offer pet owners. And thank you to littlestarlady for doing an incredible job in my absence. My 4 cats just loved her and I could see the bonding that occurred in my absence! Would recommed her to anybody unreservedly....

Homeowner MotherCat4 Wentworthville, Sydney West NSW NSW

Salt Lake City Utah couple, find the perfect fit for their beloved four-leggeds and go on dream rock climbing trip to Turkey .

"THANK YOU for this service. We will definitely recommend it to friends; we wouldn't have been able to find the perfect fit for our beloved four-leggeds and therefore go on our dream trip without you! Thanks!" Emily and Chris... emmasue22

View house-sitter required profile for Salt Lake Utah housesit

... Salt Lake is one of the best places to be in the winter if you enjoy snowboarding or skiing; there are about a dozen resorts within less than an hour's drive of our home. It is also a rock-climber's paradise (the reason we moved here).....

Ravenshoe, Mt Garnet, Atherton Tablelands QLD homeowners, finds sitters to enjoy Innot Hot Springs

Hello Ian

"We have housesitters, thus my reason for de-activating my membership. Thank you once again for an excellent service."

Kind regards Dulcie

View housesit details for Ravenshoe, Mt Garnet, Atherton Tablelands QLD housesit"

...Fossicking can be done here and organised tours are available. Fossicking permits can be purchased once there. From there you travel to the Undarra Lava Tubes, very interesting tour of the tubes, refreshments available. There are little stalls along the road where you can purchase fresh produce. Ravenshoe is the closest town, the larger town of Atherton, is about 1.25 hrs. Malanda is a pretty little town close by,

Beerburrum QLD home owner finds a sitter for the 4th time - under the shadow of Mt Tibrogargan in the magnificent Glasshouse Mountains

"We wish too thank you again for providing this wonderful service. This is the 4th time we have used and we have been able to secure excellent applicants on each occasion... milowise"

... beautiful half acre under the shadow of Mt Tibrogargan in the magnificent Glasshouse Mountains region. Situated half an hour north of Brisbane, west of Bribie's beaches and south of the surf beaches of Caloundra; 15 mins from large shopping centre and Donnybrook boat ramp in Pumicestone Passage; 5 mins from a smaller shopping centre at Glasshouse Mountains Village ...

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House Sitting Retirees experience breaks from the mundane


Just thought I should let you know that you offer an excellent
service, everyday an email comes into my box with an offer.

We are not terribly active only selecting 4 housesits this year from 3 to 6 weeks each however they have all been an excellent experience.

We are a retired couple with all our family now living overseas – so we are very flexible.

You asked where we have been, firstly we live in Potts Point, Sydney – fantastic harbour views but no garden – now we have become surrogate grandparents at Millthorpe – dinner party guests at Cowra, 3 chilly weeks in Henty [not the best experience - inadequate housing in freezing conditions however the animals were worth it] and we are heading for the Clarence Valley [far north coast] at Christmas time. All in all very pleasurable.

Thank you

Mara (Maricsitter)

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...Ex Rotarians, currently a JP and have references
as required....

Housesitter Dyan minds beautiful Long Island Home letting her visit his son

"I recently went to Long Island for a housesit and I just wanted to tell you how successful the match was for me. I stayed at a home where I looked after some dogs while the owners were out of the country.

What a treat! I was able to stay at their beautiful home while being near my son who I would otherwise not be able to visit as often because of the cost of travel/hotels.

It worked for everyone. I have been invited back for the third time and I just wanted to say "thank-you". The owners, dogs and family are likely to be long-time friends"... Dyan (username Dyannn)

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Are you looking for someone you can trust with
your precious animals and home while you are
away? ....

Housesitters Land Dream Housesit perfect for their life plans

The BEST!!! We got our DREAM house sit because of this site. We are actually full time caretakers of an estate in the same neighborhood my husband grew up in AND I got my old job back 10 minutes from here!

Definitely meant to be. If this job ever ends we will be back on this site in a heartbeat. I have referred housecarers to so many people. Love!!! Thank you so much. You MUST check it out.

The house sit is in Point Loma (wooded area), San Diego, CA. We actually applied for it a while ago and didn't get it. We figured it was not meant to be at that time. Luckily it came up again about a month later and the owners contacted us and the rest is history. We were at first a little reluctant about taking care of Macaws, but now we LOVE them!! Of course the dogs and cat are a given. Like I said, we LOVE our job and if it ever ends, we could spend the rest of our days doing this. PERFECT for retirement! We love this website and will definitely use it again!
Good luck to all of you:)... housesitters username kiani1

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Rotorua, New Zealand Homeowner finds housesitter for fourth year in a row - for 4 month housesits

"This is the third time I have used this service, we go overseas for 4 months every year and I have been more than satisfied each
time with the house sitters we have had from this site. This year I have returned to a very happy cat, a well cared for house and garden.

This site takes all the hassle out of the whole
experience. Thankyou so much. I will continue to use this site in the years to come. ... kiwidane

View housesit posting for kiwidane, Rotoua, North Island New Zealand

We require a live in housesitter to take care of our lovely Burmese cat ,garden, indoor plants and our peaceful lakeside home situated 5 mins from the city centre whilst we are overseas

Sitter found at short notice for Carmichael Sacramento California housesit

"Thanks yet again for a successful booking of our housesit. All of your applicants are obviously above average. We do appreciate you so,Ian.... celesterarick56"

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We have a beautiful,warm,comfy home in Carmichael, California with pool, enclosed hot tub,located across from a park, just blocks to the American River Bike Trail for exploring,walking,running,cycling or birdwatching.

We are centrally located in the Sacramento area for touring San Francisco, wine country, or north to Lake Tahoe & skiing.

We have a 12 yr old male Sheltie (Micky) & 5 yr old tuxedo
cat (Sylvia) who need loving care. They don't do well in a kennel.

Only pet lovers need apply.

Ruth Housesits around Newcastle NSW, while rebuiliding her Garden Suburb Home


I have appreciated having my membership with you this year. I have been renovating my home and wanted to live somewhere else while it was going on. I am ready to come home now.

Thanks very much for a really great service!

One very Happy Sitter!

I live at Garden Suburb, and sat Eleebana, and from that got work at Maryland and currently Morpeth (a bit too far away for comfort really), but I get home early Oct. Can't wait!


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Ruth house sat while renovating her home in Newcastle NSW.

Fraud Alert version 2

This is a recent variation to the Fraud Alert we posted previously.

Fraudsters from Nigeria are asking for sitters to look after their very well fitted out apartment in posh areas of London like

They then ask for a refundable security deposit to be sent to them to show a commitment from the housesitter. They falsely say this will be held by solicitor or lawyer and give bank details for transfer to the "lawyer".

Again they mainly use yahoo, hotmail and aol accounts and usually contact sitters directly. There were some ads posted at housecarers but they were quickly removed when spotted by astute members. They send pictures of the opulent apartment in London.

The bottom line - don't send money. A house sitting agreement should be signed by both parties. You should be able to call the homeowner in the country of the housesit. They always have a convincing story about why they cant be contacted directly.

Another easy way to check is to copy a phrase out of the proposal
and put it in quotes and do a google search:

"i will then refer you to my agent in charge who will let you know all the necessary requirements"

There are a lot of fraud reporting sites that will have registered the frauds. They usualy try the same wordings at various sites around the internet and they get reported.

Here is a sample email (more will be posted):
Also below are the scam pictures of the opulent apartment

Here are the scammers pictures he stole to back up his scam

From: Jocelyn Pineault
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2010 11:36 PM
Subject: Sitter

Hello Sitter,
I'm Mr Jocelyn Pineault i am a Project Engineer, resident in the UK and i live alone in my house, i run a consultancy outfit where i work as a consultant and project supervisor for construction companies worldwide, the nature of my job takes me around the world and i am presently on an official trip to three countries, which will take me away for about 3 months but flexible. I saw your listing along with others on the housecarers website and i think i have a special interest in you to be my house sitter.
I own a house that located on Trafalgar Road London SE10 9TZ UK. and thats where i live, its a 2 bedroom apartment and there is under croft parking and communal gardens which include a children play area.A balcony off the sitting room provides a delightful westerly aspect over the communal gardens, Kitchen/sitting room with fitted appliances, master bedroom with dressing area en-suite,fully furnished,fully equipped Kitchen, electric oven and hob, microwave, washer dryer, dishwasher and Bedroom 4 /gym etc.
The location is very quiet and romantic but just a 5 mins walk to the epicentre of Greenwich which is a vibrant Historic centre where you find an array of eateries, shops, pubs & cinema. Countless number of departmental stores for all your groceries to help with your self-catering. Easy access (mostly a short walk) to 5 different rail/tube/DLR Metro stations including North Greenwich tube station. Excellent Bus network both day & night. Few stops away is the o2 entertainment arena (walk if preferred). Travel to Central London is quick and easy with average journey time of about 15 mins. Local stations are in London travel zone 2 or 3.
The neighbors aren't far away, but the fence and plantings give lots of privacy, although as soon as i get back to the UK, i will leave the apartment for a larger one because i will be getting married and so it will be up for rent but pending the time that i am away for 2 months, i need a care taker/ house sitter, who will be in charge of taking care of the house while i am away, the occupant can also do some gardening on the large garden available during your time of stay if you want to. Phone and high speed internet(satellite) access are available, Ideal for someone with an existing income.
There will be plenty of free time to pursue your interests. No pets, parties,drugs, tobacco, problematic alcohol, illegal items, heavy scents, open flames. If i get a rental offer while you are there, you may be able to continue residing there because most properties need additional help.If you are interested in the offer please get back to me via my email address and we can talk about the terms and i will send you some photos too, on agreement with the terms, i will then refer you to my agent in charge who will let you know all the necessary requirements, if you are coming in from outside the UK, you will have to specify to the agent you will be referred to that you are from outside the UK so that you will be told the necessary steps to take.
I urgently need a prospective occupant, so get back to me if you are interested and we can continue from there.
I will expect your reply.
Warm Regards.
Jocelyn Pineault

Homeowner from Ringarooma North East Tasmania TAS Australia succesfully finds a House Sitter

"I would like to inform housecarers that we have been successful in finding a housesitter- in fact it was hard to choose as so many good people replied to our ad. Thankyou "

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Hervey Bay homeowners find a housesitter and are now free to go away more often

"Dear just to say how impressed and overwhelmed we have been with your service. All replies seemed to be of a high standard, very difficult to choose. Have made our choice and will use your site again as we have just retired and are able to go away more often Many thanks," Gigidolly.

View details of housesit Hervey Bay QLD sitter needed

...House is about 300 metres from the sea, shopping centre about 500 metres.House was fully renovated 3 years ago

goldenvalleycarers booked in advance for their housesitting adventures in Brisbane QLD

"Thank you, it was a good housecarers year and we are almost booked up for next year as well.

Our housesits are and have been in Paddington, Brisbane
at the moment in Clear Mountain 6 to 9 months
than Ashgrove 4 months and Camp Mountain 6 to 8 months. all in the Brisbane area.

Regards Tom... goldenvalleycarers"

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Housesitters topcat see more of Queensland while housesitting around Australia

"Thank you once again housecarers. We now have another sit which will take us through to end Feb in Bundaburg Bundaburg Housesit... (June)topcat

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Leaving Your Home Empty Could Leave You Uninsured

If you’re going on a long term holiday, work away for long periods of time or have another reason to leave a property vacant for a long period of time, it’s worth considering how doing these things can affect your home insurance – or more importantly, how they can completely invalidate it…

It’s not a particularly well known fact that nearly all home insurance policies will lapse if your home is left unoccupied for a long period of time – funnily enough, many providers keep quiet about things like this – which is probably somewhat of a worry for the half a million Brits who live abroad for half of the year, or the 300,000 people who head off on a gap year or career break every year. However, people going on a long holiday should also double check the small print on their policies, as many providers will allow for as little as 30 days of vacancy before they stop covering you, and in the best case scenario you will have 60 days before your insurance documents are worthless.

What’s interesting is that a more expensive policy doesn’t necessarily mean more cover: In sample home insurance quotes taken to cover a £150,000 Manchester (M20) Semi, with £35,000 of contents insurance and 5 years no claims discount, the second cheapest quote (At £138.18) provided 60 days of protection, whereas The most expensive (at £332.53) was almost 2.5 times more expensive, and offered half the amount of cover.

If you plan on going away for longer than two weeks, there are a number of things you should do to protect your home. First on your list should be contacting your insurer, as they will let you know of any precautions you should be aware of - although be aware that some may charge you an increased rate for the time you are away, although this varies from case to case. You should also cancel any milk or papers you have delivered, as these are key signs that the house is empty. Furthermore, if you keep an emergency key anywhere, give that to someone you trust and definitely don’t leave it within “hooking” reach of the letterbox. A light on a timer is also a good idea, but ideally having someone visit the home for a few hours a day is ultimately a better idea. Not only can they open and close curtains as needed, but they can also move post away from your front door, as well as feeding animals and watering plants for you – Or if you’ve got the right person to house sit for you, maybe even indulge in that noisy or obtrusive DIY job you need to get done but don’t want to live with.

The key thing to remember is to speak to your insurer before you leave – after all, you can make all the preparations in the world, but these are wasted if you’ve not done something else that the provider wants in the first place – and get someone who can keep tabs on the house, as not only could they save you extra costs in insurance premiums, they could also prevent having to make a claim.

Chris Spann Financial Group

House sitter found for Myrtle Creek, Oregon, with walks in the Woods, and beautiful view, peace and quiet, USA housesit

"I had no idea there were so many qualified house sitters out there and your site worked extremely well for us.
Thanks again,

Terry and Carol Myrtle Creek, Oregon

View details for house sitter required Myrtle Creek Oregon USA

Like animals, a beautiful view, peace and quiet? We live in a secluded - but easily accessed - location on 120 acres between Myrtle Creek and Roseburg, Oregon.

We have two parrots, two outdoor dogs (very friendly - and hard working) a cat, an aquarium, and a tortoise (no livestock).

We have a newer but modest house, with good internet access and a wonderful view. Lots of wildlife around but the dogs keep them from getting too close to the house. The house is three miles off of Interstate 5 with about one mile being well maintained unpaved road. We need a reliable person who will to be there every day for a minimum of four weeks but possibly six or more weeks. Non smoking is a plus but is allowable in one bedroom.

If you like to walk in the woods there is miles of it here.

House Sitter found for Mornington Peninsula House Sitting

"Many thanks for your wonderful service, through which I have met a very nice couple who are happy to care for my Goldie.

Best regards Betty (mygoldie1008)

House sitter Karen secures a Mt Pleasant WA housesit

Hello Ian, Yes thank you. I have been successful so far with a house sit booking in Mt.Pleasant WA from 30/08/10 - 16/09/10. I will update my details now .

My profile has also been edited and I have included a current photograph.

Thank you for the excellent service so far. Yours sincerely
Karen N (UserName = Peace2010)

View details of sitter profile, Peace2010 house sitting in Mt Pleasant WA

I am an independent,trustworthy,responsible ,fit and healthy female available to care for your home and pets during your absence. I own a campervan and currently I am a house sitter.I enjoy peace and quiet so that I can write my book,work on my art and study theology.I love animals and being close to nature.

Housesitting writer, editor and marketing/PR lands a Tacoma WA housesit

Thanks, as always, for your excellent site-related service. I'm close to securing another house-sitting gig with a woman in Tacoma. >Will let you know. Regards, Tim W.

"HELLO AGAIN, IAN: I've just spoken with the homeowner in Tacoma, and it's a go. The house-sit will extend from mid-September to mid-October. Many thanks for making it happen through your fine site! --Tim W. (username dilaram)

View profile of house sitter dilaram for Tacoma WA housesit

Nearing the end of my career as a writer, editor and marketing/PR director, I feel the need for a change of scene and pace. Although I've had much success serving an art festival, opera company, symphony orchestra and other clients, it's simply time for a new chapter. I'm extremely fastidious and would take care of your home, grounds, pets, etc., as if they were my own....

HouseSitter found for 5.5 Month housesit Sharon Springs large beautiful upstate New York Victorian Home

"We are most grateful for the service that this site has provided us. We will again use it next year.
Kai (username BonitaKa)

Housesit details United States Sharon Springs Upstate New York Schoharie Central NYS

We are looking for a housesitter or couple to care for our large beautiful upstate New York Victorian home for five and 1/2 months. The house is situated on two hundred acres that includes a six acre pond,forty acres woodlands and fields.

A private and plowed road allows for a lovely natural setting. One indoor/outdoor cat share the home with us. The house has many amenities. We are located three and a half hours by car from New York City and Boston. If you enjoy nature and privacy this setting would suit you....

Nedlands Perth WA homeonwer selects sitter with confidence

"Just a line to say thank you for your service. I found your website informative and easy to use, and had confidence in it. There were a lot of responses to my request for a house sitter so I had a good number to choose from. It was helpful to read the guidelines and agreement. After my holiday I'll know just how successful the exercise was, but I've already recommended your website to several friends. It's good to know you are there for next time!"

Yours sincerely,"Hyacinth"

View Housesit Details - housesitter needed, Nedlands Perth WA

I would like a responsible person to take care of my home, a "character" house with renovated kitchen and bathroom, in my absence. Two cats who live outside the house need feeding twice a day. The garden is spacious but not high maintenance- roses will be lovely! Within walking distance of shopping centre, transport, UWA, the river and Kings Park. Security and the cats are my main reasons for having a house sitter.

Bond,electricity/gas/water usage negotiated.

Thanks for your interest!

Skystorm from Wellington NSW, can now go on a long awaited holiday and know their home and pets are in excellent care

".. within twenty four hours of posting our add we had four responses of which one was exactly what we wanted.what a wonderful service house carers .co.m provide. now my husband & I can go on a long awaited holiday and know our home and pets are in excellent care ...thank you house carers.." Skystorm

Bindigirl from Traralgon, Gippsland VIC has trips away after finding terrific house sitters

"Thanks to this great site and service we have been able to have trips away after finding terrific house sitters !!! Its the thank you to all concerned. We sure will continue to use the service, and will recommend it to everyone!! thank you again. from bindigirl."

House sitter required profile/ad for Traralgon, Gippsland VIC

..Unlimited Broadband.
Many local attractions to visit, Old
Walhalla Gold town, Historic towns,fern parks,
markets,bush walks, bus stop across the road.
Comfy older home...

rainbow07 finds PERFECT couple to take care of their Roydon London Essex/Herts England UK Home

"Many sincere thanks for your website. It has been fantastic in providing us with the PERFECT couple to take care of our home and pet.

We will not hesitate to use your service again next year.

Kind regards

James & Jean (rainbow07)"

View housesit details for house sitter required for Roydon Essex/Herts England UK housesit

We are looking for a House/Pet Sitter for 6 months while we are in Australia from early October 2010 to early April 2011 (dates variable). There will be a charge to cover the cost of electricity & gas etc.

Jack is a very well behaved 10 yr old Springer/Spaniel/Border Collie. All his food will be provided.

Our comfortable semi-detached cottage has 2 bedrooms, lounge/dining, kitchen, bathroom & conservatory. There's plenty of car parking space and gardens front & back.

Roydon is a small quiet village just north of Epping. Bus Stop nearby and train station a 10 min walk then 45 min ride to Liverpool Street. Epping is on the tube line if required.
Within a short walk there are lovely fields, a post office/shop, pubs, pharmacy, churches, hairdresser and Primary school.

A couple or family would be preferred to care for our dog and the cottage. We look forward to hearing from you....

Fraudulent house sitter apprehended: The dangers of chosing a sitter from craig list

The sitter advertised on craig list.

This reinforces our recommendation that homeowners
1. Ask for references that can be verified
2. Perform identity checks on housesitters
3. Sight the original police clearance certificates.

Our affiliate seniorsits.oom has complied an excellent checklist for security checks. House Sitting security checklist

Read full article :House-sitter defrauded clients House-sitter defrauded clients, GRPD says
Mary Ann Demmy, 71, arrested last week on charges of identity theft while
house- sitting a Sommer Avenue home

Sooke/Victoria Island, British Columbia Homeowner finds housesitter for Sunny, private, modern home and small llama farm on 10 forested acres

"THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! We have had so many wonderful people
apply and have been able to fill both our November 2010 and our
February 2011 spaces. Thanks again for a tremendous service."
... gigfreck, Sooke Vancouver Island BC

We are 45 mins from Victoria BC. on the south western coast of Vancouver Island. 10 ks west of Sooke. Sunny, private, modern home and small llama farm on 10 forested acres. Magnificent ocean views and sunsets, 5 min walk to amazing beachcombing beach. Great hiking trails and other beaches close by. Super restaurants to choose from. We have one little cat 22 yrs old very healthy who needs a lap to sit on in the evenings and a hello during the day.

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The 10 llamas are very easy to look after

House sitter Credible lands 8 week housesit in Ajijic, Mexico and gets to celebrate las fiestas patrias.

"Am really excited, thanks to your site I will be spending 8 weeks in Ajijic beginning August 22nd. I will be able to celebrate las fiestas patrias.

Trust this is the first of many more to come. Again, gracias."

Credible (aka Minnie)

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Sept is fiesta time in Mexico, there are good
restaurants, shops, bus and taxi nearby. Fall is
perfect time of year to see Ajijic, temps are

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Fall is perfect time of year to see Ajijic, temps are moderate

Barjon find suitable house/pet sitters for beach Home , 300 metres from Corindi Beach NSW Mid North Coast Australia with Whale watching in season - dolphins always!

"We wish to thank you for the excellent service you provided us in our search for suitable house/pet sitters for October 2010. The number of quality applicants, their various backgrounds and interests, demonstrated there is a massive population out there 'on the move', and we thank them for their efforts."

Best wishes, Barbara and Jon. ...UserName: barjon

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Barjon find suitable house/pet sitters for beach Home , 300 metres from Corindi Beach NSW Mid North Coast Australia with Whale watching in season - dolphins always!

Amazing Connections - Sitters on way home from McMurdo Station in the Antarctic to USA sit Haberfield Sydney NSW

"We regularly recommend you to anyone we're talking to about our travels and at least 2 people have used Housecarers on our recommendation. We're very excited about our latest housesitters: we're still in the process of negotiating but if it eventuates, they're coming here from McMurdo Station in the Antarctic at the end of their 12 months there, on the way home to the US.

The amazing thing is the people we've met in this process and we've been over to the US to visit with one of our previous couples already; we tend to pick overseas housesitters when it suits and we can screen them effectively at a distance.

Well done and keep up the good work!"

Regards, Imelda. (HappyAlaska) 2145479417

View profile for house sitter required Haberfield Inner West Sydney NSW

... At the bottom of our street is the Clty West Link (get to the CBD in around 8-10minutes by car), and the Bay Run, a beautiful8k walk around the water.

We have lots of parks, also the famous Haberfield cafes and
restaurants, cheese shop, chocolate shop and Papa's Patisserie. Our street is quiet at night,with little traffic after peak hour.

Perfect house sitter found for Lovely time of year Park City Utah mountains

"Thank you we found or hope we found the perfect person P.C "
UserName = parkcitysummer

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Close to city bus service and hiking/biking trails.

Rockhampton QLD homeowner finds house and pet sitter for her babies - Siamese cat and Chihuahua, who things he is King

"It is a great site and I was sucessful in getting someone to look aflter my place, thank you so much" ...

"going away for 2 weeks and would like someone who likes animals to look after my babies while I am gone. One Siames cat who likes attention when he feels like it and a chihuahua who thinks he is the king of the two"... tomasina

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House and Pet sitter on assignment YourHappyPets thinks Housecarers is just great

"It's July 13, and I'm typing this from a 2-week house/cat sit in Montclair, NJ and just yesterday, I got another, 6-week house/dog sit in September this year in Venice, FL. The residents found me; they didn't place an ad; yeah! Housecarers is just great. Thanks, Ian... Suzanne (YourHappyPet)"

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Great to hear sitters are getting results in many diverse places around the world.

HouseSitter found for Calgary, Alberta Canada house

"We thank you very much for your help. We will use your membership site in the future.

We have a good Housesitter for Aug.......THANKS!

len and Lorna" .... Homeowner member heather101

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Beginners Guide To House Sitting | Learn, Discover, Be Free

Beginners Guide To House Sitting | Learn, Discover, Be Free

Great tips on how to get started on the housesitting adventure, by a housecarers member. Also how to earn commission by spreading the word on housesitting.

Housecarers free affilate program

Cleveland, Brisbane QLD homeowner safely matches with a house sitter for 12 months +

"We have decided on a way forward for your house.
Thanks to house carers, your site has been marvelous. We will use it in the future and we may even decide to become sitters at some time. Your site is efficient and safe.... username: 20orchid"

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Sitter found for 3 month sit in Leichhardt Sydney NSW Australia

"Hi there, Great resource. We have successfully found a house

The Leichardt homeowner (inner city Sydney) can now enjoy their
2-3 months holiday for in Bali knowing their two cats can happily stay in their own environment in Cappuccino Country.

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Finding your new best friend: Adopt a Greyhound

Once year ago I adopted a beautifull Male Brindle Greyhound, Red - or RedBoy, or RedMon (affecitionally named by my friend from West Indies). He was the most affectionet easy to look after pet you good hope for. No barking, obedient, and a heart of gold - hardly ever heard him growl, except when a friend persisted on pulling his long tail. He will be sadly missed as I had to return him to Grey Hounds as Pets
Greyhounds as pets due to a recent move. They will be sure to find him a good home.

He was so consistent - excited to welcome us home, jump in the car, go for a walk or welcome every visitor with his large wagging tails.

I recommend greyhounds as a great family pet - very non agressive and clean, and obliging. My grandaughter Sophie loved him. You will help save them being put down - as many dont turn out be winners on the race track.

Pictures of our Red Boy

Reference Article on pet adotion

Retired couple from South Carolina chosen for housesit in PENSACOLA Florida

"Thank you Ian. I have found a house sitter--a retired couple from South Carolina, so my ad has been removed. I am very happy with this service. Thank you again."

This is a great break for a retired couple from South Carolina - check out the attractions:

"Beautiful beaches are within driving distance.
There are also scenic rivers where you can go
tubing and canoeing all within a 30-45 minute
drive from the house. A paved bicycle trail is
located 14.6 miles east of our home and a hiking
trail at the University of West Florida is about 1
mile away. The downtown area, Seville Quarter, is
reminiscent of New Orleans French Quarter and has
plenty going on during the evening hours. "

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Housesit in Paradise - Carribean for 1 year plus

Every now and again we blog special housesits that catch the eye

"a handsome, 1 bedroom w/A/C, 1 bath home located between 2 beautiful beaches that you can walk to. I'm looking for a mature and responsible single/couple. My house is new and in
very good condition and I want it kept that way. My property has fruit trees.... more details below

house sitting in ANGUILLA - house sitter required for 1 year

House Sitter Dwanna builds her House sitting network in North Carolina NC and Maryland MD USA

"Dear Ian,

I am doing a two-month long house/cat sit at the moment in Asheville, Carolina (USA.) After that, I have a repeat sit (4th summer in a row) in northern Maryland. My dream of house sitting full-time has not happened yet but I usually have sits about 4-5 months out of the year. I enjoy them and enjoy meeting new people and new animals.

Thank you for asking. I value the site highly as a means of getting my info out there to homeowners. About 2/3 of my sits have come from your site and the rest from referrals from those clients."

Thank you,

Dwanna T (username: Cat_Companion)
Asheville, NC

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House sitter found for the Gong

"Thank you once again for your wonderful service. We have successfully obtained a house/dog sitter." Regards
... Leigh

Cordeaux Heights, Wollongong,Illawarra district, is approximately 10 min drive to beach.

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Granny Dorset finds Wonderfull NZ couple for Dorset housesit

"Gosh I am very impressed with your service. Thank you. I had 8 replies in 24 hours and have found an Australian couple who will be on their way back from Cornwall for the dates I need. so we are getting in touch by telephone today.

I found a wonderful NZ couple via you, 2 years ago but a friend did all the computering for me and they were wonderful and had to cope with snow and ice on their first trip back to UK in 25 years!!

As a very new owner of a computer we have got there. Thank you for a wonderful service. Granny Dorset!!

Housesit Details:

Would you like a week's break in lovely West Dorset?? ...

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Tobago homeonwers finds perfect sitter for their home in paradise

"We placed an advert with you recently & received a good response. Your site is quick & easy to navigate & we were very soon organised with house sitters. We would like to thank you for the service you provide & will not hesitate to use you in the future. "

Beautiful two bedroomed house with pool in Tobago with en suite bathrooms and beautiful views....

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Retired house sitter from Thailand spends seven months moving from one home to another, around Australia

Dear Ian,

"I can't tell you how much this site has made my stay in Australia bearable. I am in Australia so I can qualify to take
my pension to Thailand. My wife and I spent seven months moving from one home to another, all from this magnificent site.

I know we couldn't have managed without Housecarers. I have a rebooking from August to October, and I am flying mack to my wife in December. If I am lucky enough to get something before I go, well that would be a bonus.

Thank you, Ian. I have recommended this site on others I post on."

Sincere regards,

Mike, and my wife Pen. (username mipen2006)

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Brisbane QLD Homeowners receives many excellent high quality applications for Brisbane housesit

"Dear Housecarers, Thank you for the many excellent high quality applicants. The response to my "Ad." was unbelievable."

Regards, diddit

Eastern Suburbs Mackenzie Brisbane QLD
6 to 7 weeks from 2010-08-13

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Cat Sitters required for Barcelona appartment - 10min metro ride to Las Ramblas & the ocean

House sitting provides the opportunity to travel to exotic locations and share in the community. A Cat Sitter is currently needed for Barcelona appartment in safe residential area 10min metro ride to Las Ramblas & the ocean

Cat Sitter needed for Barcelona appartment

Seneca Ohio homeowner finds her Home has quite a following

"This is the third housesitter I have found through this website. is definitely the best.

The first time I used housecarers and two other housesitting websites. The second time I used housecarers and one other site. This time I only used and found that my home had quite a following.

I found the perfect housesitter in two days and have a list of 10 other sitters who want to be notified when I need my next housesitter.

Your website is well organized and easy to use. Thank you for such a wonderful service"

House Sit Details:

Seneca (County Seat of Rural town) Ohio United States

Looking for someone (single or couple) willing to mow the lawn and take care of a craftsman style home built in 1911 in a small rural community in Northwest Ohio.

Home has been recently renovated and shouldn't need any repairs. The house has a large L-shaped porch with beautiful wicker furniture. There is a baby grand piano in the living room. The bedrooms are on the second floor and include two antique bedroom sets. Bathroom has original claw-footed tub (which means your bathwater will stay warmer longer).

Friendly town and friendly neighbors, near walking distance to several churches, downtown, public library.

There is a front lawn that needs mowing/tending but you don't need to take care of any pets.

I provide the high speed internet, cable TV and digital phone service. You pay for the other utilities. F.Y.I. My current sitter is leaving because he couldn't handle the snow. I will really miss him because he was fantastic. He repaired our SUV and it is available for your use.

References and photos will be required.

Belfast, A City Reinventing Itself

Belfast is a great city to experience while House sitting.

The roads of Belfast, so recently patrolled by army vehicles, are now witness to a new phenomenon, tourist buses. Until the relatively recent end to the conflict known broadly as the ‘troubles’ few people would have considered Belfast as a tourist destination. Now, with the terrorist threat mostly gone, the city enjoys a growing number of visitors each year.
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An 7.0 earthquake has devastated Haiti. They need your help now! Get involved in the relief efforts :

An 7.0 earthquake has devastated Haiti. They need your help now! Get involved in the relief efforts at :

House Sitters highstandards recount their house sitting highs and challenges

Thanks to 2009 found us making the easy decision to continue our house sitting life, which started off as a means of visiting and spending quality time with grandchildren and their parents, in New Zealand and Australia. With the birth in 2009 of our 4th grandchild, this was still our main purpose, but we love traveling and treated ourselves to a few house sits in interesting places, where house sitting offered the opportunity to meet people and experience the local culture.

On the family side, we had a rocky start to 2009, when, in February, our 18 month old grandson Luke was seriously injured, when a large car-park gate came off its runners and fell on him. This happened only a day after his Mum and Dad came home with a new baby. As this coincided with a gap in our schedule, we hastily secured a house sit in Sydney after only a few days search. Thanks to house sitting we were able to assist with his care, and after 3 months in plaster from chest to ankles, we watched as he learnt to walk again, and he made a full recovery.

The highlight this year was having our family together at Christmas for the first time in 12 years, while looking after Pepper, a dear little Bijon Fries/Maltese, (for the second time), on the Central Coast, NSW. This house and pet sit is in a great location with swimming and surf beaches, cycle trails, a golf course and 3 shopping malls nearby. It was an exciting few days as the NZ grandchildren met their Aussie based cousins for the first time. A happy ending to the year, after a rather scary start, this reunion could not have happened without the benefit of house sitting, and the generous attitude of the owners who have become more like friends.

All the sits throughout the year have been great and we had several loveable pets to look after, and a few farm animals - old, young, large and small. Our four-legged friends help to keep our fitness levels up, and keep us surprisingly busy. We do appreciate the homeowners' trust and confidence in us, allowing us to stay in their homes, drive their cars, and in return we take our job of looking after their homes and pets very seriously. At all times their requests and instructions are followed with great care. It is so special to go back to visit the house owners at a later date, and receive a warm welcome from them and excited tail-wagging from their pets.

While in Sydney we were interviewed by the Sydney Morning Herald, and an article on house sitting appeared in the paper as a result.

Another highlight of 2009 was a very enjoyable 6 week break in Tahiti where we cared for Hiro, an elderly, lovable pitbull, in his home in the village of Papara. Coconuts, breadfruit, bananas, pineapple and limes grew in the large garden, and a daily swim at the local beach was a short stroll away. We were able to buy fresh fish and vegetables from nearby roadside stalls, and enjoyed extending our diet to include local delights such as raw fish, and making mango and lime marmalade, leaving some for the owner on her return. Challenges such as mastering the outdoor washing machine (which had a tendency to go walkabout, and sounded like a plane taking off!), and communicating with the friendly locals in our very limited French, added to the fun. New friends were made, and a very special Tahitian family, Jean-Marie & Anne-Marie welcomed us into their home, and we were privileged to spend time with their family and their Tahitian Cultural Dance Group. We will never forget the time we spent with this group of young dancers and musicians, and the stunning concert performance they gave on a magical evening, shortly before we left.

Back in rural New Zealand, we can't forget helping to get a Highland bull into a horse float, or our week on a lifestyle block in Timaru, chasing sheep through invisible fences, and keeping a discrete "eyes right" while the local calendar girls did their photo shoot in the sunflower paddock!

In Australia, not to be forgotten was a side trip up the NSW coast, and through delightful villages inland. On the road we enjoyed meeting with a group of bikies on the way to a festival, and we won’t forget getting lost while trying to find Slim Dusty’s Pub with no Beer! We finally arrived at 5pm having made the mistake of following an inaccurate tourist map, which led us up and down dale along winding roads leading to a padlocked farm gate at the top of a mountain! With the advice of the farmer’s wife, and with the petrol tank and our liquid intake on “nearly empty”, we finally found it after miles of back-tracking along steep, unsealed roads, on a very hot day. The pub was well stocked that day, and that beer was sorely needed!

So we are now at the beginning of another year, and are planning our schedule. But as 2009 taught us, house sitting is full of surprises. We have 3 sits lined up already, but who knows what surprises are around the next corner. We are open to suggestions and is sure to deliver!

Lois and Kevin (highstandards)
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HouseCarers member recounts his 3 month Italian house sitting experiences

"Make yourself at home with a spot of house-sitting. Are you broke post-Christmas? Then try house-sitting and you could find yourself staying in the lap of luxury – for free"

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Sitters orchard47 meet new friends throughout Australia

"Even though our personal circumstances will change later this year, we inted to continue to be members of

It is a wonderfull organisation that has provided us with fantastic opportunities to meet and make new friends whilst we travel throughout Australia.

Thanking you Lynette House sitters orchard47