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Ann & John

71, Retired

73, Retired

Hello, We are a retired non smoking couple.
We returned home to New Zealand at the end of January 2017 after spending six months in London with our daughter and family. Since then we have been enjoying house sitting around the country.

We would take great care to look after your home as if it was our own. We have been told that we are "fastidious" at looking after a property!

Prior to our London trip we rented a property for 10 years and do have an excellent reference from the landlady.
Before that we have owned our own homes since being married in 1970.

Reviews (14)
Thankyou for taking care of our house so well. Lovely and clean when we returned, the hens were very happy and there was even a fresh bottle of milk in the fridge waiting for us when we got home. So thoughtful.
PAMELA (Lower Moutere South Island, Feb 2021 - 10 days)
I can only reiterate all previous reviews, Ann & John were fantastic and could not ask for better house sitters. Raf my dog perfectly happy and well cared for, my home immaculately clean, lawn and edges all done and garden tidied up after flush of spring growth, including deheading roses, All a pleasure to come home to.
ANNIE (Wanaka , Oct 2020 - 7 weeks)
It was a pleasure having Ann and John look after Kuma and Kiba when we were on holiday! Ann was super communicative throughout and took a couple of minor hiccups in stride. We arrived home to a spotless house and both Kuma and Kiba looked as though they had been taken well care of during our trip. Would definitely recommend Ann and John as housesitters and would choose them again!
CHRIS (Northland North Island, Jul 2020 - 4 days)
Ann & John were amazing. It was our first experience with having house sitters. They cared for our dog like he was their own and we came home to a clean and tidy house. They even left fresh fruit and milk for us. We got regular photo's and updates during our time away which was lovely.
SAMANTHA (Morningside North Island, Feb 2020 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Ann & John were amazing and we would highly recommend them. Wonderful people that took great care of Bronte and Willow and looked after our house and pool beautifully. They even did gardening and tidying up outside and had the yard looking better than when we left. A lovely warm and wonderful couple.
PETER AND KATHIE (West Harbour North Island, Jan 2020 - 8 days)
Well we could not have chosen a more perfect couple in Ann and John for our Housesitter. The dog, cat, house and property were looked after as if they were their own. We would recommend them to anyone....200%. Such an amazing feel to come home and everything was how we left it 8 weeks before. Thank u soooo much.
KAREN (Hope South Island, Jun 2019 - 2 months)
What a pleasure to have Ann & John here for a week looking after our cats and home. We can recommend them 200% Thanks very much Ann and John - if you're available another time we'd be delighted to see you again.
KEN (West Harbour North Island, Feb 2019 - 1 week)
Ann and John are great sitters. Prior to the sit we had email contact and were able to stay together two days before our departure. We felt very comfortable about leaving our house and cat in their hands. Ann kept regular email or whatsapp contact and sent photos so we knew how happy and well cared our cat was. There were a few issues with the house during their stay, that they dealt with brilliantly. After two month we came home to a clean house, happy cat and what a treat, fruits in the bowl ... MORE
KARIN (Katikati , Aug 2018)
No rating Ann and John were very reliable, good communicators and looked after our overgrown ranch like it has never been looked after before. We were away for three months and came back to tidiness and a cat looking very well, in spite of its protestations that it hadn't been fed while we were away. :-D Ann and John, we would be delighted to recommend you for any house-sit. Well done and thank you.
ROGER (Karapiro North Island, Mar 2018 - 3 months)
No rating John was a most caring and trusted person. He kept the house spotless, the lawns and edges mowed, the gardens weeded and shrubs pruned. A workaholic. Our cat was spoilt. We would love to have him back.
IAN AND RHONDA (Te Puke North Island, Feb 2018 - 4 weeks)
No rating Ann and John was the loveliest people that could have possibly stayed in our house with our dog Gigi. They were loving and kind towards Gigi and we all instantly warmed to them. They not only did a great job looking after the property and plants, but left the home and surrounds in a much better condition by doing jobs in and around the house. I cannot think of anyone better to look after a property and pets than these two lovely people.
SANET (RD 1, Hamilton North Island, Jan 2018 - 5 days)
No rating Need a house sitters, go no further than Ann and John. These are the first house sitters we have had and be assured they are the best. Ann and John arrived at our home and we knew that our two dogs would love these two, they not only came as house sitters they left as friends. The house was immaculate, John had done all our gardens and our homecoming was made even more special as Ann had tea all arranged for us. If references are ever required please contact me as any reference we give ... MORE
DONNA (Springvale wanganui , Nov 2017)
No rating Ann and John have just completed six months of house-sitting for us. From the first meeting with Ann and John we were confident that they would be able to take care of our home and gardens. While we were away they took care of any little problems that occurred and kept in regular contact with us. Upon our return - we came back to a spotlessly clean home and our gardens and outdoor areas have never looked so good. We would highly recommend Ann and John for any further house-sitting ... MORE
JILLIAN (Tamahere North Island, May 2017 - 6 months)
No rating John and Ann were great. Extremely helpful. Everything was well cared for in our absence. We would definitely have them back.
NATASHA (Pirongia North Island, Feb 2017 - 2 weeks 1 day)
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